“She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue…Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.”–Proverbs 31:25-26, 30
Women. We are fearfully and wonderfully made in His image. We are ingeniously designed with a special purpose. And although not limited to, we are nurturers, organizers, keepers of culture, and even architects of society through our families. God has made us equal with men, but gifted us uniquely for His eternal plan. Learning to balance Biblical womanhood in a modern world can feel like a daunting task. Because of this, GCC Women’s Ministry wants to provide multi-generational opportunities and outlets for women to fellowship, worship, study, pray, and do life together with Jesus as their focus. Here are some ways we can encourage women to get involved at GCC:
- Women’s Bible Studies (see below)
- Love in Action (see below)
- Events + Gatherings
- Volunteering + Investing in younger generations
[NOTE]: We are always hosting and promoting various women’s events and gatherings. Keep an eye open for announcements or take a peek at our online GCC calendar of events.
GCC Women’s Ministry desires to not only connect women with one another, but to also make sure we have a firm foundation in His Word. We offer various studies throughout the year. It is our hope that you are able to find one that fits your spiritual needs and schedule. Classes are held Tuesday mornings and Wednesday evenings. Childcare (newborn to Pre-K) is available for anyone attending a Tuesday morning study. Please be sure to RSVP for childcare within your online registration. TUESDAYS 9:45-11:45am **Childcare Provided** WEDNESDAYS 6:30pm-8:00pm [REGISTER FOR BIBLE STUDY WITH INDIVIDUAL LINKS BELOW]
Women’s Bible Studies at GCC
Tuesday am & Wednesday pm
Beginning January 9/10, 2018; ending March 27/28, 2018
Register with the appropriate link below
Childcare is available Tuesday morning & Wednesday night. Please be sure to RSVP for childcare within your online registration.
STUDIES: TUESDAYS 9:45-11:45am WEDNESDAYS 6:30pm-8:00pm
TUESDAY MORNINGS 9:45-11:45AM
(CHILDCARE AVAILABLE BY RESERVATION)
BEGINS JANUARY 9
Covenant – A Precept Study
See this incredible thread running from Genesis through Revelation. God enters into a binding agreement with His people and always keeps His promises. Trusting Him as a covenant partner frees us from the bondage of worry and anxiety. This study will transform the way you read the Scriptures!
Tuesdays 9:45 – 11:45 AM in E101
Kay Arthur Precept
Facilitated by Marilyn Yaksh and Ruth McKennon
Covenant In and Out version $20. Covenant Precept Upon Precept version $25.
(These are the same prices for either NASB or ESV.)
The Lamb of God
This study of Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy covers Israel’s emergence from slavery in Egypt, receiving God’s law at Mount Sinai, and wandering in the wilderness on their way to the Promised Land. We see Jesus pictured in the unblemished lambs who died that first Passover night, in the pillar of fire that guided God’s people, the manna that fed them, and the rock that gushed with water for them to drink. In the law of God given to Moses, we discover a picture of the only person who has ever obeyed God perfectly. In every aspect of the tabernacle, the priesthood, the laws for clean and unclean, we see the way Jesus saves us and cleanses us and loves us.
Tuesdays 9:45 – 11:45 AM in D101
Video taught by Nancy Gutherie
Facilitated by Diane Wilson & Terry Ruiz
The Lamb of God Workbook $12.00
Me, Myself, and Lies: A Thought Closet Makeover
A study for moms with young children. A video-driven women’s Bible study that encourages us to clean out the junk in our minds and replace hidden negative thoughts with positive truths from God’s word. Words are powerful. Especially the words women speak to themselves. All too often, what we say to ourselves lying in bed at night or looking in the mirror in the morning is not even close to the words God wants us to speak to our souls. According to Rothschild, what we think about often has a ripple effect on nearly every area of our lives.
Tuesdays 9:45 – 11:45 AM in Cafe 316
Study/video by Jennifer Rothschild
Facilitated by Anne Pillsbury
Me, Myself, & Lies Workbook $13.00
WEDNESDAY EVENINGS 6:30-8:00PM
(CHILDCARE AVAILABLE BY RESERVATION)
BEGINS JANUARY 10
Finding I AM
How Jesus Fully Satisfies the Cry of Your Heart. What is the deep cry of your heart? The ache in your soul that keeps you up at night? The prayer you keep repeating? Jesus not only cares about this deep, spiritual wrestling, but He also wants to step in and see you through it. Join Lysa TerKeurst on the streets of Israel to explore the seven I AM statements of Jesus found in the Gospel of John. Through this interactive, in-depth study we will be trading feelings of emptiness and depletion for the fullness of knowing who Jesus is like never before.
Wednesdays 6:30 – 8:00 PM in D101
Study/video taught by Lysa TerKeurst
Facilitated by Lisa Layton & Margaret Parton
Finding I AM Workbook $15.00
Gleanings of Grace
Gleanings (a collection) of what God has said about Himself and a grasp of the heart of God – a heart of compassion, love, and mercy. Each week will look at one chapter of an Old Testament book starting with Genesis 15. Weekly homework, class discussion, and video.
Wednesdays 6:30 – 8:00 PM in B215
Video taught by Cathy Dickinson
Facilitated by Linda Lins, Deborah McLendon, Linda Robinson & Jeannine Gaiek
Gleanings of Grace Workbook provided (no charge)
LOVE in ACTION – “You should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.”–1 Peter 4:10
Love in Action is an extension of Women’s Ministry and was lovingly birthed to fill the needs of our church family when in life-stage transitions and recovering from illness. It is essentially a meals/transportation ministry for those in need. Whether your family has just had a baby, is healing from medical treatment, or in need of transportation for things such as medical appointments, it is the desire of Love in Action’s volunteers to serve you and shower you with love.
WOMEN’S BOOK CLUB
A great way to connect with other women! Typically meets the fourth Thursday of each month for book discussion and fellowship. To find an upcoming book or meeting location, or if you need assistance in obtaining copies of the book selections, please contact Marsha Curtis. (Notice the calendar for any months where the meeting day has been rescheduled.)