Our desire for womens ministry is that every woman would know Christ and grow in her relationship with Him. The ministry is based on the Apostle Pauls words in 2 Corinthians 2:15 – “For we are to God the aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing.” Just as a sweet fragrance never goes unnoticed as it permeates a room, we want the women of FBC to live in a way that will have an undeniably positive impact on those around them. We want this ministry to strengthen our women so they exemplify Christ in their home, in their work, and in their church.
Women’s Ministry is designed to provide a multi-faceted program that equips the women of our church and community to serve Jesus Christ through:
• Bible Study
Finding a Bible study is a great place to begin since it is at the very core of all we do. As a wife, mother of two daughters, and grandmother of three grandchildren, I know it takes the work of Christ and the fellowship and encouragement of His followers to keep me focused each day to be all that God intends for me to be. I want to invite you and encourage you to consider joining us at FBC as God works in and through each of us.
What Our Women Have To Say:
“I am excited to serve on the Women’s Ministry Team because it was the first step for me in making many new friendships! I witnessed ladies serving at a Women’s event laughing and enjoying each other while glorifying God in the process; something I had never been exposed to. Our Women’s Bible Study is a place to grow spiritually and connect with woman of all ages and just be friends!! I didn’t want something this wonderful to pass me by and not be a part of it.”
“I serve in the Women’s Ministry through our Wednesday morning Prayer Band each week with joyful anticipation. A special privilege is praying for Martha’s Bible Study the hour before it begins. There is much praise for answered prayers, changed lives and strength to follow God with a servant’s heart wherever He sends me.”
“Serving in the Women’s Ministry has brought me many unexpected life-changing blessings. It has been so much more than simply facilitating the teachings of godly women. My walk with Christ has been strengthened by the ladies I’ve met–and now consider friends. It is through their willingness to share experiences and perspectives, that I have found a community that encourages and brightens my days.”
“I serve in Women’s Ministry because I love getting to know ladies in all different phases of life. From 20’s to 90’s, every lady has an interesting life experience and viewpoint!”
“I first connected with Women’s ministry as a young mom when I was asked to teach Girls in Action at my home church. It was here that I found my passion for teaching and developed a heart for missions. When cancer took my husband, I came to FBC to learn how to be a single adult. In over twenty years as a classroom teacher, I had become aware of the struggles of single moms and their children. The Singles Ministry of our church has blessed me with the opportunity to serve these wonderful women. They are challenged on every front and driven by love for their children and our Lord. I am inspired by and grateful for our Single Moms group and the loving church family that supports us.”
“Becoming an AB Lady has been an answer to many prayers! The night before my Bible Study Class I had told my husband I was going to have to get a part time job because I wasn’t handling retirement well. (I was driving my family crazy being home every day). The next morning Martha asked me if I would like to work in the church office once a month. I said how about twice a week! God has blessed me in so many ways and I am loving it! My prayer, My family’s prayer, and hopefully the ladies in the office have had their prayers answered!”
“God placed a desire in my heart and lead me to teach a class specifically for Single Moms who are in similar circumstances and struggles that I faced in my own life. It is through my personal testimony about how God has worked in my life and how He continues to reveal himself to me that I can now nurture, encourage, and be a blessing to other fellow Single Moms every week.”
The Special Events team plans one unique event / each year that encourages and inspires women to grow in their spiritual walk with Christ. Each event provides a wonderful opportunity for cross-generational fellowship and requires the involvement of many women who are willing to use their gifts, talents, and abilities. Contact Kim Martin if you are interested in working with special events.
“God has given each of you some special abilities; be sure to use them to help each other passing on to others Gods many kinds of blessings.”
-1 Peter 4:10
• To teach women to know God through His Word (Hebrews 6:1)
• To teach women to depend upon Christ through prayer (Matthew 6:9-13)
• To equip women to reach beyond the walls of the church and into their communities so that others might come to know Christ (Matthew 28:19-20)
• To bring women into the fellowship of the church that they might grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ (Ephesians 4:12)
• To minister to women where they are in life (1 Peter 5:2)
• To encourage and equip women to be Godly wives and mothers (Titus 2:3-5)
CONTEMPO is a fellowship of women devoted to serving our Lord by supporting local, state, and international missions while building meaningful relationships with each other. Women participate monthly in many mission projects. For more information, contact Theresa Currie.
“There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord.”
-1 Corinthians 12:5
Prayer is one of the greatest privileges we enjoy as believers. When people start praying together, dynamic things happen. Join one of the prayer bands meeting Monday or Wednesday at the church.
Philippians 4:6 says “Do not by anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your request to God.” James 5:16 tells us to “pray for one another and that the prayer of a righteous man (person) is powerful and effective.”
Tender Touch offers hospitality to women who join our church by helping them connect with the body of Christ. New members are “touched” by a gift bag. If you would like to be a part of Tender Touch, contact Beth Stire.
“We proclaim to you what we have seen and heard, so that you also may have fellowship with us. And our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son, Jesus Christ.”
-1 John 1:3
God’s Word has the power to change every area of our lives. Join in an atmosphere of love and support as God’s Word is studied and applied to everyday life. Morning and evening studies are available throughout the year to all women.
“I will walk in freedom for I have sought out your precepts.”
Love, Hope, Joy – Letters from a Roman Prison
We live in perilous times where uncertainty and despair seek to permeate our lives. However, even in the midst of chaos we as believers can still continue to love, to remain hopeful, and to experience joy.
Beginning Sept 10
Led by: Martha Bailey via DVD | Facilitated by: Staci Kelley
Room: U502 | No Cost | 5:00 – 6:30pm
Poured Out: Facing Our Last Days With Hope
Hear the apostle Paul’s heart as we study – 1 and 2 Thessalonians, 1 and 2 Timothy, and Titus-which were written to correct wrong doctrine, to encourage believers to stand firm in their faith, and to model how to face our final days with Hope. Make no mistake, Paul’s goal was not to preserve his life but for his life to be Poured Out for Christ.
Led by Martha Bailey
Beginning Sept 13
In the Worship Center
We Saved You A Seat: Finding and Keeping Lasting Friendships
Nothing shapes us like the impact of a friend – it’s how Jesus radically and intimately connects with us. So instead of chasing perfection, overcome your fear of being known and find the courage to connect.
Led by: Juli Windom
Room: W410 | 7 Weeks | Cost: $10 | Begins 6:45PM
Entrusted: A Study of 2 Timothy
We were never meant to take this journey of faith alone or in secret. God has entrusted us with the great and mighty gift of the gospel, something too precious and life-giving to keep to ourselves. This study will encourage you to guard what God has entrusted to you, further His kingdom by sharing Christ with others, and pour into future generations just as Paul once mentored Timothy. Because this journey is one of joy and hardship, we need each other to stay the course and live a life of faithfulness.
Led By: Dawn Seal
Room W411 | 6 Weeks | Cost: $13 | Begins 6:45PM
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Get involved! Contact the Women’s Ministry today.