We seek to "strengthen the hand" of the women to whom we minister in one of two ways—through growth opportunities and service opportunities. We invite you to join us for our Summer gatherings.
TAKE A LOOK AT OUR FALL STUDIES
Wellspring For Women
Knowing God By Name—A Study by Mary Kassian
Sunday mornings at 10:30am in Room 21 (weekly)
September 9-March 3
What kind of relationship do you have with the LORD? How well do you know Him? Do you know God as He reveals Himself in the Bible or is He a god of your own making? Cultivate a deeper relationship with God by learning how He is revealed in Scripture through His various names. In the study, Knowing God by Name, we will consider what is revealed about God’s deity, character, power, authority, splendor, intimacy, and sufficiency through the names by which He is called. Study books will be provided.
Taking Hold of that which is Truly Life—A Study of Paul’s Letters to Timothy, Titus, Philemon
Monday evenings from 5:45-7:45pm at 7205 Shamrock Court (bi-weekly)
Light dinner provided, childcare not provided
September 10 – November 19 & January 14 – April 22
PorchLight is an interactive Bible study that seeks to assist women in discovering for themselves the joy of growing in knowing God through the study of His Word. Join us as we embark upon a study of Paul’s letters written to individuals.
Of the 13 New Testament books that bear Paul’s name, only four are written to individuals. In them we see a different side of Paul. His passion for gospel purity and his concern that the Church to be effectively led so it remains on mission remain evident. But we also are given insights on a more personal level as he interacts one-on-one with those for whom he has a special fondness.
Whether written to one or to many, Paul’s heart pulsates with the hope that those who follow will take hold of that which is truly life.
Wisdom Shines Through—A Study of Daniel
Tuesday mornings from 9:30-11:00am in the Living Room (weekly)
Infant through preschool childcare provided
September 4-November 20
When we think of Daniel we tend to think of prophecy. Indeed, in our English bibles Daniel is placed with other prophetic books. However, in the Hebrew Canon, Daniel is placed in the Writings, the Wisdom Literature, rather than with the prophets. It keeps company with books like Psalms and Job and Proverbs. Its placement should tell us something about how it is meant to be understood. Rather than merely listening to Daniel to hear what it has to say about the future, perhaps we are to lend an ear to hear how we are meant to live in the present as we await the future.
Like Daniel, we live in tumultuous times. Like Daniel, we live in a place and among a people who do not know and serve our God. Like Daniel, our faith is being tested to see if we will remain faithful to the end. Like Daniel, we will need wisdom to live in the current age.
Join us this Fall as we look at Daniel through the eyes of wisdom and glean from both his example and his message what true wisdom at work looks like.
Grace Got You—A Study in Galatians
Wednesday evenings from 6:40-8:00pm in the Conference Room (weekly)
Infant through preschool childcare provided
September 12-November 14
A recent article suggested that one of the prominent “hard questions” in our culture today is, “Why does the Bible prohibit eating shellfish?” Seems like a random sort of question, but the heart of the issue is a centuries-old struggle: How do we deal with Old Testament law in light of New Testament grace? If you want to better understand the answer for yourself, be able to confidently express it to others and, most importantly, LIVE in grace’s freedom everyday, join us Wednesday nights.
Beauty is as Beauty Does —A Study of Esther
Thursday mornings from 6:30-7:30am at various homes (weekly)
Begins September 13
Shakespeare could not have come up with a better plot, nor could Spielberg have directed a better drama than the Book of Esther. The “star” of this story is a Jewess whose beauty puts her in a seemingly insurmountable situation, threatening not only her, but also the Jewish nation. The stage is set with saints and scoundrels, devotion and deceit, risk and resolve. If you haven’t studied the book, you’ll be holding your breath through all its twists and turns.
Curiously, God is never mentioned by name anywhere in Esther’s ten chapters. Yet Old Testament scholar Dr. Peter Lee calls this “A Silence so Loud, it is Deafening.”* What is conspicuously absent from the script is clearly apparent between the lines. God is faithfully accomplishing that which He has willed (spoiler alert--happy ending).
* “The Book of Esther: A Silence So Loud, it is Deafening,” Dr. Peter Lee, Associate Professor of Old Testament, Reformed Theological Seminary, Washington D.C., February 1, 2016 article, RTS.edu
For more details or to participate, please contact Linda Pankonin at email@example.com.
True Strength with Refit®—A Different Kind of Fitness Program
Tuesday evenings from 6:30-7:30pm & Friday mornings from 9:30-10:30am
at Faith Bible Church in the Fellowship Hall (weekly)
Experience fitness that combines positive music with movements that impact the body, soul, and spirit. True Strength brings together varying fitness levels, shapes, sizes, and ages in a shared aerobic experience. Come dance, share in a short devotion, and build community with us as we encourage and strengthen our hands in the Lord (1 Samuel 23:16). Monthly donations are welcome. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hand In Hand
Encouraging, Loving, and Supporting
Hand in Hand is comprised of women who have a heart to reach out and walk along-side, for a period of time, those women who, due to unique circumstances in their lives, are in need of extra encouragement, love, and support. The goal of this team is to link a sister moving through a faith-testing season with another sister who can help point her to God, move forward in faith, plug into body life in a meaningful way, and meet practical needs as they arise when possible. To help with this ministry, please contact the church office at 402-484-6020 or email@example.com.
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