Women's Ministry

Women's Ministry is a place where we grow together, build relationships with each other, and serve alongside one another. We seek to lead women into a personal and passionate relationship with Jesus Christ, embracing the truth that we are in deep need of His saving grace.

This grace removes our pretense and frees us to be honest and authentic with ourselves and others as we find our worth and our identity in God. His life-giving grace takes hold of our hearts, transforming our lives through friendships, marriages, church, community, and the world.

For more information, contact Kasey Knott or Shannon Young.

Events:

FEBRUARY 22ND - HER STORY - 6:00PM - AT CHURCH

MARCH 21ST - GAME NIGHT 6:00PM - AT CHURCH

APRIL 5TH & 6TH - WOMENS CONFERENCE - AT CHURCH

MAY 7TH - TABLE 2:4:6 - 6:00PM - IN LOCAL HOMES

Small-Group Bible Studies:

Strengthen your relationship with God and other believers by joining us in a life-giving small group setting drenched in fellowship, accountability, prayer, and the study of the Word.  If you would like to get involved and lead a bible study, please contact Kasey Knott.

Bible Studies:

Join us for Women's Bibles Studies. Bible studies are small group settings, video and discussion-based formats that meet at the church.   Leaders will communicate any date changes.  Times and descriptions are below.  Contact one of the leaders below for more information, and click the links to sign up.

MONDAYS:

MORNINGS 8:00am - LED BY: AMBER VRBAS - BY ZOOM

STUDYING THE BOOK OF 1 CORINTHIANS

WEDNESDAYS:

MORNINGS 9:30am - LED BY: MARTHA REILLY - YOUTH DOWNSTAIRS

WHEN YOU PRAY BY: Kelly Minter

EVENINGS 5:15PM - LED BY KASEY KNOTT - ADULT BUILDING

SERMON ON THE MOUNT (New Version) BY: Jen Wilkin

THURSDAYS:

AFTERNOON 1:00Pm  - LED BY: KAREN MENDENHALL - IN HER HOME

SERMON ON THE MOUNT (New Version) BY: Jen Wilkin

FRIDAYS:

MORNINGS 9:30am - LED BY: SUE BROWN - MEETING ROOM in OFFICE BUilding

STUDYING THE OLD TESTAMENT 

 MOPS: 

MONDAYS 9:30 AM

2023-24 Dates - Fall Dates: NOV. 13th & DEC. 11th

Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin…

Zechariah 4:10 NLT

Have you ever gotten to the end of a week, month or year and thought, "How did I get here? Where has the time gone?" It happens in our parenting, friendships, marriage and work- we get caught up in the urgent demands of the day-to-day, and then years go by, and we realize we haven't been making the small choices that will get us where we actually wanted to be. So this is the year to make some moves.

Say "Yes."

It's amazing how one little word can change your life. But too often, our 'yeses' are reserved for default decisions we aren't even intentionally making or the stuff we feel obligated to do. What if we started saying 'yes' to the important things? Yes, to parenting on purpose. Yes, to significant challenges and out-of-your-comfort-zone opportunities. Yes, to your marriage. Invitations to connect with others? Yes, please. Saying yes opens us up to new ways of thinking and helps cultivate a growth mindset.

To clarify, we're not talking about people-pleasing or over-extending yourself. In fact, it's the opposite. Developing a 'yes' mindset is living intentionally, focused on your goals for yourself and your family. It's about listening to God's still, small voice and doing the brave things rather than the easy things.

Saying yes means we will…

Befriend Discomfort

Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. James 1:2-4 NIV

You have this one life. How do you want to spend it? Regretting the things you didn't do? Avoiding potentially awkward situations? Hating your body? What if the way forward is to befriend discomfort? Discomfort is a life hack that can improve every area of our lives. Tackling challenging things helps us become more rooted- we start to feel less fragile and less stressed. Don't wait until you feel 'ready' or qualified or when all the details come together perfectly. Now is your opportunity to develop a spirit of adventure and make new memories. Open your hands to release old dreams and receive new ones, or take the brave first step to get help. Now is your chance to invite your kids along for the thrill that comes with doing hard things. You are wildly capable. Grow your capacity to endure. Show absurd courage. Get uncomfortable. Persevere and say yes to the next small brave step God asks you to take.

Be Easily Delighted        

He brought me out into a spacious place. He rescued me because He delighted in me. Psalm 18:19 NIIV

It's been said that if you just went to the supermarket and experienced it fully without the goggles of habit and categories, you would go crazy with pure joy and astonishment. We are declaring this our year of delight. Can you believe how beautiful the world is and how delicious food can taste? How kind people are? It's all so good. Yet sometimes, fun is the first thing to go between parenting, paying bills, and worrying about doing things right. All of that changes this year. Because God delights in us, we will delight in the life we've been given. We'll exude passion. We'll learn to love what must be done and be captivated by the smell of our kids' hair and our husband's glances across the room. It's all decadent when we stop and really notice. God, help us be easily delighted with the small things because the small things are the big things.

Be Here Now

Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life? Matthew 6:26-27 NIV

This is the year to uproot our anxiety, worry and hurry. Hustle culture tells us that it's all up to us. But spacious living reminds us that God's got us, and a deeply formed life starts with courageous faith. This year we will remember that our direction is more important than our speed. We will stay inside our commitments and thrive within our constraints. Our longing for control will be replaced with a humble surrender to the fact we don't have to death-grip every possible outcome. We will choose integrity over image and people over pressure. We won't let worry rob us of time. Instead, this is the season of trusting that God is providing for our every need, and that means we can tend to the home, kids, marriage, friendships, neighborhood, and work that God has given us and have the time of our lives doing it.

This is the year of yes! Yes, to God. Yes, to the thing that gives you butterflies. Yes, to this moment, these people, this life. Get ready to SAY YES.

 

Please CLICK HERE to sign up and register for childcare.

Questions? Contact Tamara Welsh or Kasey Knott 

BSF - Bible Study Fellowship:

WEDNESDAY MORNINGS 9:30 AM

Women of all ages around the world have the opportunity to study the Bible together, explore the meaningful questions of life, go deeper in their relationship with Jesus Christ, and connect with other women in conversations about things that matter.

Group members spend time in personal Bible study during the week with questions that prompt deeper thought. Once a week they meet in person or online for a small-group discussion about what they've read. They also have access to teaching that applies the truths of Scripture to daily life along with comprehensive lesson notes on the passage they studied.

We encourage you to join us at The Crossing or find another local group to join.  CLICK HERE TO FIND A GROUP

Here is the Study for 2023-24:

In a world filled with all sorts of truth claims – even "find your own truth" – Jesus stands alone. He boldly proclaims Himself as the only source of freedom, peace, truth, meaning, sustenance, security, and everlasting life with God. Which leaves us asking: Are Jesus's claims true?

We are excited to invite you to examine Jesus's claims for your own life in John's Gospel: The Truth. 

 CLICK HERE to find a group and sign up.

Questions? Contact Kasey Knott 

 
Discipleship

Discipleship is not just another church program, but instead, it is a lifestyle to be adopted by every follower of Christ. It is a commitment to obey Jesus's last words to His disciples (and to each of us) to "go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach them to obey all the commands I have given you…." (Matt28:19-20). This command is for every believer of all ages, to commit to bediscipled and to disciple others. The primary purpose of our church is to make disciples, who make disciples, who in turn make disciples. The Women's Discipleship effort aims to equip the women who want to live out this relationship with a fellow believer with training and support. 

Questions? Contact Kasey Knott

CLICK HERE TO LEARN ABOUt dgroups

Book Club:

CURRENT READING: The Divine Proverb of Streusel By: Sara Brunsvold

Discussion will be: February 20th 7 PM at church in Meeting Room 2

Shaken by her parents' divorce and discouraged by the growing chasm between herself and her serious boyfriend, Nikki Werner seeks solace at her uncle's farm in a small Missouri hamlet. She'll spend the summer there, picking up the pieces of her shattered present so she can plan a better future. But what awaits her at the ancestral farm is a past she barely knows.

Among her late grandmother's belongings, Nikki finds an old notebook filled with handwritten German recipes and wise sayings pulled from the book of Proverbs. With each recipe she makes, she invites locals to the family table to hear their stories about the town's history, her ancestors--and her estranged father.

What started as a cathartic way to connect to her heritage soon becomes the means through which she learns how the women before her endured--with the help of their cooking prowess. Nikki realizes how delicious streusel with a healthy dollop of faith can serve as a guide to heal wounds of the past.

Questions? Contact Kimberly Gavaletz

 

 Crochet With A Twist:

WEDNESDAY NIGHTS: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM on campus in Meeting Room 1 (Connection Room).  We would love to have you join us . . . all ages and skill levels are welcome!  We will gladly teach you to crochet if you don't know how.   If you already know how to join us to work on a Women's Ministry project or one of your own. Women's Ministry projects include hats for preemie babies, prayer shawls, baby blankets for Grace House, and baby "loveys" for kids in the hospital. We also have devotion and prayer time.

Questions? Contact Amber Vrbas 

Game Daze:

3rd Thursday of each Month: 2:00 PM on campus in Coffee Bar.  We would love to have you join us . . . all ages and skill levels are welcome!  We will gladly teach you if you don't know how.   Join us for a relaxing way to connect with others here in the community.

Questions? Contact Gale Harris