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FPC Women's Ministry Vision
The mission of First Presbyterian Church Women’s Ministry is to nurture women as they grow deeper in Christ and further into the world through studying God’s Word, partnering in prayer, cultivating meaningful relationships and gathering in intentional life-on-life fellowship. Our prayer is that every woman feels poured into, supported and has a place and a purpose in our church body as we encourage each other as ambassadors of the gospel. This is a joint effort of all six of our “buckets” of Women’s Ministry.
Weekly opportunities to grow deeper in Christ through prayer and study of God’s Word.
2 Timothy 3: 16-17: All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.
What would you say if someone asked you, “How old is your church?” We may be tempted to answer proudly, “Close to 200 years old!” But a more accurate answer would be over 2,000 years old. This fall, we will travel back to the birth of our church history, rooted in God’s promises from the beginning of time, as we spend a year studying through the book of Acts. Acts marks a pivotal turning point in our redemptive history, detailing the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, and how that anticipated event enabled the ongoing ministry of the ascended Christ through the apostles. It shows us how the early church lived out the mission God gave it, to proclaim the gospel to all the nations, and how this mission continues with us 2,000 years later. Do we still proclaim the gospel to an unbelieving world in the way it was intended? Our churches should look less like the world outside of its doors, and more like the faith on which it was founded. Perhaps we should rediscover the doctrine, the spirit and the commitments of the early Christian community. May we seek to recapture the early church’s confidence, enthusiasm, vision and power. May we be Christ’s church, overwhelmed by the Holy Spirit, moving us deeper into the world. The Acts study begins the week of August 21, 2019.
Wednesday mornings offers a study of the “fifth gospel,” Isaiah. We will take a methodical look at this amazing prophetic book, that covers a span of around 40 years of the history of Judah. In it, we have themes of God’s judgment on his wayward people, their need for repentance and his brilliant plan for their salvation, both in that time and pointing forward to Christ’s first and second coming. Isaiah is a prophet without equal, save for our Lord Jesus Christ. This promises to be a rich study and discussion and great way to start a Wednesday! All women are welcome! We start on August 14, 2019.
|Wednesday Mornings (Isaiah)||Wednesday Afternoons (Acts)||Wednesday Evenings (Acts)||Thursday Mornings (Acts)|
|Teacher: Lisa Head||Teacher: Elizabeth Parker||Teacher: Elizabeth Parker||Teacher: Elizabeth Parker|
|6.30 am FPC Library||1.30 pm - Home of Sally Graves||6.30 pm - FPC Bride's Room||9.30 am - EB Room 202|
|Teacher: Jaime Carnaggio|
|9.30 am - EB 301|
Women’s Circles meet monthly for study, prayer, and fellowship. Circles meet from September through May, and are offered at a wide variety of times and places. Each Circle has chosen one of two books to study in 2019-20. In “Reflections on the Psalms,” C.S. Lewis explores the main themes that influenced the Psalm writers and exposes what the Psalms reveal about God. In “Liturgy of the Ordinary,” Tish Harrison Warren takes the humdrum of day-to-day life and beautifully ties it to how we live for Christ each day, each hour, each minute.
Quarterly opportunities to gather intergenerationally for devotion, service, fellowship and fun.
Proverbs 31: 31 Honor her for all her hands have done, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.
Annual opportunity to hear professional counselors and Women’s Ministry leaders lead a seminar and discuss relevant issues in the lives of women.
Psalm 32: 8: I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you.
Opportunities to intentionally walk alongside other women in intimate prayer, encouraging one another in gospel truth and love.
Hebrews 10: 24-25: And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.
Opportunities to become equipped and trained to lead, teach, and serve within the church and community.
1 Peter 5: 1-3: So I exhort the elders among you, as a fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, as well as a partaker in the glory that is going to be revealed: shepherd the flock of God that is among you, exercising oversight, not under compulsion, but willingly, as God would have you; not for shameful gain, but eagerly; not domineering over those in your charge, but being examples to the flock.
Director of Women's Ministy
Assitant Director of Women's Ministry
Director, Program Support
Women's Ministry Elders
The All-Sufficient God
by Martyn Lloyd-Jones
Jesus Calling: Enjoying Peace in His Presence—Devotions for Every Day of the Year
by Sarah Young
Jesus Storybook Bible: Every Story Whispers His Name
by Sally Lloyd-Jones
Morning and Evening
by Charles Haddon Spurgeon
The Prodigal God: Recovering the Heart of the Christian Faith
by Tim Keller
The Return of the Prodigal Son
by Henri Nouwen
The Screwtape Letters
by C.S. Lewis
Valley of Vision: A Collection of Puritan Prayers and Devotions
by Arthur G. Bennett (Editor)
Desperate Marriages: Moving Toward Hope and Healing in Your Relationship
Hope for the Separated: Wounded Marriages Can Be Healed
by Gary Chapman
His Needs, Her Needs
by Willard F. Harley, Jr.
How to Manage Your Money: An In-Depth Bible Study On Personal Finances
by Larry Burkett
Our Greatest Gift: A Meditation on Dying and Caring
by Henri J.M. Nouwen
On the Threshold of Hope: Opening the Door to Healing for Survivors of Sexual Abuse
by Diane Mandt Langberg
Sacred Marriage: What if God Designed Marriage to Make Us Holy More Than to Make Us Happy?
by Gary Thomas
Sex and the Supremacy of Christ
by John Piper and Justin Taylor
The Silence of Adam: Becoming Men of Courage in a World of Chaos
by Larry Crabb
The Wounded Heart: Hope for Adult Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse
by Dan B. Allender
According to the Plan: The Unfolding Revelation of God in the Bible
by Graeme Goldsworthy
Breaking the Idols of Your Heart: How to Navigate the Temptations of Life
by Dan B. Allender and Tremper Longman III
Studies in the Sermon on the Mount
by D.M. Lloyd Jones
Counterfeit Gods: The Empty Promises of Money, Sex, and Power, and the Only Hope that Matters
The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism
by Tim Keller
The End of the Beginning: Revelation 21-22 and the Old Testament
by William J. Dumbrell
The Four Loves
by C.S. Lewis
From Eden to the New Jerusalem: An Introduction to Biblical Theology
by T. Desmond Alexander
The God Who is There: Finding Your Place in God's Story
by DA Carson
Gospel Women: Studies of the Named Women in the Gospels
Jesus and the Eyewitnesses: The Gospels as Eyewitness Testimony
Growing Your Faith: How to Mature in Christ
by Jerry Bridges
Keeping the Sabbath Wholly
by Marva Dawn
The Shadow of Christ in the Law of Moses
by Vern S. Poythress
Simply Christian: Why Christianity Makes Sense
by N.T. Wright
Spiritual Theology: A Systematic Study of the Christian Life
by Simon Chan
Surprised by Grace: God's Relentless Pursuit of Rebels
by Tullian Tchividjian
The Unfolding Mystery: Discovering Christ in the Old Testament
by Edmund P. Clowney
When the Darkness Will Not Lift: Doing What we Can While We Wait for God
by John Piper