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Women

The Women’s Ministry is committed to encouraging the women of our church and community to love and follow Jesus.  It is our goal to raise up a generation of women who passionately seek after God, who know His Word, who want to serve others, and who desire to finish faithfully.

2020-2021 Ministry Year

We have three main areas of focus for our 2020-2021 ministry year.

If you have questions, feel free to email Kelley Brown at kelleyb@mbcc.us.  Thank you!

GROWING IN GOD’S WORD

Bible Studies

New Bible Studies are launching in January 2021! Groups will meet in a socially-distanced format at the church unless stated otherwise but will transition to online Zoom meetings as needs or restrictions arise.  We are not able to offer childcare at this time.  Please click the + sign next to “descriptions” to read more about each study.  All studies (except Behold the Lamb of God by Jane Hall) have a book that you will need to purchase on your own. 

Bible Studies will not meet the week of March 22-26.

TUESDAYS

  • 9:30 am     From Garden to Glory by Courtney Doctor, Led by Katherine Galloway, January 19 – April 6  (11 weeks; In-person)
  • 6:30 pm     “Behold the Lamb of God” (A Lenten Study), Led by Jane Hall, February 23 – April 6 (6 weeks;  In-person)
 

WEDNESDAYS

  • 9:30 am     “Behold the Lamb of God” (A Lenten Study), Led by Jane Hall, February 24 – April 7 (6 weeks; In-person)
  • 10:00 am    Elijah by Priscilla Shirer, Led by Tyler Watson, January 27 – March 17 (8 weeks; Zoom)
 
 
FLEXIBLE SCHEDULE
  • Mom Set Free by Jeannie Cunnion, Led by Brennan Hall, February 1 –  March 15 (7 weeks; Hybrid in-person/virtual format)*
Bible Studies Descriptions
From Garden to Glory by Courtney Doctor

The Bible, from Genesis to Revelation, is a beautiful, epic, and cohesive story. It is the story of how our eternal God is on a grand mission to redeem and restore his rebellious and wayward children. But it is not a story meant to merely inform us. The story itself is meant to transform us and invite us to participate in this glorious redemption of all things!

From Garden to Glory is a ten-week study that will take you through this amazing story. You will marvel at the steadfast love of our God who longs to dwell with his children again as he did in the Garden—and who will stop at nothing until he does.

 
Lenten Bible Study – “Behold The Lamb of God”
Join us for a six week study to focus our hearts and minds on our Savior in the weeks leading up to Easter. Bring your Bible and journal as we study Old and New Testament scripture on the Lamb of God.  No book is needed.
 
Elijah: Faith and Fire by Priscilla Shirer
Journey through the life and times of the prophet Elijah to discover how the fire on Mount Carmel was forged in the valley of famine. And how the emboldened, fiery faith you desire is being fashioned by God in your life right now.
 
Mom Set Free: Good News for Moms Who are Tired of Trying to be Good Enough by Jeannie Cunnion
As moms, we feel like we’re under constant pressure. In this 7-session study, discover how the gospel message can empower you to parent in the freedom of God’s sovereignty so that you can breathe deeper, walk lighter, and enjoy your children—and the parenting journey—more than ever before.
 
*This study group will meet through a combination of in person, group texts, and the Marco Polo app. The goal is to meet you where you are in this crazy COVID world and create a Bible study that is flexible to fit your schedule. More details provided after signing up.

Discipleship

A discipleship group (D-group) consists of 5-8 participants who commit to meeting together weekly for 18-24 months for the purpose of spiritual growth and replication.  Following the daily Bible reading plan in the book, Foundations, they read Scripture, journal their impressions, and then meet to discuss.  Upon completion of the book, each participant prayerfully considers launching her own D-group.  If you are interested in committing to a discipleship group, please click the box below to fill out an interest form, and we will be in touch with you soon.

GROWING IN MISSION

Harvest

Throughout the year, we periodically gather on a Wednesday morning to serve with one of our church’s mission partners.  New dates will be announced soon!  Please register online so we will know how many people to expect.  No childcare available. 

GROWING IN FAITH & COMMUNITY

Mentoring

What is Mentoring?
Based on Titus 2:3-5, mentoring is a ministry that benefits women of all ages. An older woman invests in the the life of a younger woman through listening, guidance, prayer, encouragement, laughter, and good company.

Mentors meet with their mentee at least once per month and maintain weekly contact via text, phone calls, email, etc. The meeting format is informal and flexible, ranging from coffee dates or meals out to visiting in each other’s homes to simply running errands together.  Mentors will be provided with discussion questions based on the Equipped monthly podcast content to share with their mentees and facilitate conversation and spiritual encouragement.

While a mentor is expected to pursue and reflect Jesus, she is simply one who has gone before us and can offer insight and wisdom from her life experience thus far. If you’re interested in being a mentor, mentee, or both, please sign up below, and we will be in touch.  Please click here to read further details about what is expected of a mentor and how we will help prepare you. 

Mentoring Testimonies
“The mentoring program at MBCC has been a really meaningful way for me, as a working mom, to connect with a more seasoned woman in life. This is my second year fellowshipping and praying with the same precious woman in the mentoring program. It has been a very uplifting and encouraging experience to just share life with her. It might be once a week, or once a month due to my busy work schedule but we will always stay in touch. The Bible says that iron sharpens iron and my mentor definitely points me to my Redeemer in every possible way. I highly recommend women of all walks of life to connect with a prayer partner through the mentoring program at MBCC. It will only be a positive experience.” – Mentee, Elle Hargrove

“What a privilege it is to be a mentor for a younger wife and mom at MBCC.  God definitely put us together and it has been such a treat to get to know her…we have decided we are paired for life!  We meet for coffee to chat about how God is working in our lives or go to Storytellers Live to hear how other godly women handle the bumps in life (or now just talk on the phone or social distance until this pandemic is over).  As believers we are called to be encouragers and to spread joy along with the truth of God’s word and that is what God is doing as the two of us discuss life.“ – Mentor, Mary Carman 

EQUIPPED

Every month, the Women’s Ministry will release an episode that covers a topic related to spiritual growth and faith. You’ll hear from women in our church family who will share both encouragement and practical suggestions. The hope is that you’ll feel more equipped for challenges such as: overcoming fears of praying aloud, handling confrontation with grace, studying the Bible on your own, and even using social media for the glory of God.  Click here to access the podcast.  Thanks!

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