“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 Fall Bible Studies at GCC
Tuesdays 9:45-11:45am or Wednesdays 6:30-8:00pm
Beginning August 14/15
Childcare available by registration reservation
TUESDAY MORNING OPTIONS:
PRECEPT UPON PRECEPT ROMANS CHAPTERS 1-5
Freed from Sin’s Penalty ROMANS PART 1 (CHAPTERS 1-5)
14 Lessons. All have sinned. There is none righteous. We are declared righteous only by faith in the blood of Jesus. Study the foundational doctrines of faith and salvation–original sin, justification, redemption, and propitiation.
Precept Upon Precept is a Precept Inductive Bible Study which features the Precept Inductive Bible Study Method. Bible students who are unable to commit to the level of homework in this Precept Upon Precept Bible study may wish to choose the corresponding In & Out workbook. In & Out Bible Studies cover the same material with less homework required. Students in the same discussion group may choose Precept Upon Precept or In & Out workbooks.
Precept Upon Precept Workbook $31.50
In & Out Workbook $24.50
Facilitators : Ruth McKennon & Marilyn Yaksh
SEEING JESUS IN THE OLD TESTAMENT
Son of David
Taught by Nancy Gutherie. This study covers the books of Joshua, Judges, Ruth, 1 & 2 Samuel, 1 & 2 Kings, Ezra-Nehemiah, and Esther tracing the history of God’s people from the time Joshua led them into the Promised Land through the years of having no king, having a series of kings, being exiled from the Promised Land, and finally returning to the land where they awaited the coming of the True King. We will see the kingdom of God as it once was, as it is now, and as it will one day be. We will see Jesus as the greater Joshua who leads his people into rest, the greater Boaz who has done all that is necessary to redeem, the greater King who will sit on David’s throne forever, the greater Restorer and Rebuilder who is building his church from ruined stones, and much more.
Facilitators: Terry Ruiz & Diane Wilson
YOUNG MOMS STUDY
A study for our moms of young children
Various resources including material from For Women Only – What You need to know about the inner lives of men – by Shaunti Feldhan For excerpt of book https://shaunti.com/tb-books/for-women-only/
Facilitator: Anne Pillsbury
Location: Cafe 316
WEDNESDAY EVENING OPTIONS:
NEW 6-WEEK WOMEN’S STUDY BEGINNING OCT 3-NOV 14
WHEN THE GAME IS OVER, IT ALL GOES BACK IN THE BOX
Bible Study DVD by John Ortberg
Using popular games as a metaphor for our temporal lives, this six-session small group Bible study DVD, When the Game is Over, It All Goes Back in the Box, by John Ortberg, neatly sorts out what’s fleeting and what’s permanent in God’s kingdom. No matter how skillfully you plan it, a time arrives when the game of life comes to an end. Now all the pieces go back in the box. No more game cards. No more tokens. No more promotions, no more financial planning, no more RVs and vacation homes. Game over. WHAT DID YOU WIN THAT YOU GET TO KEEP?
When the Game is Over, It All Goes Back in the Box will help us live with an eternal perspective, keeping our eyes on the true prize.
- Live passionately and boldly
- Learn how to be active players in the game that pleases God
- Find your true mission and offer your best
- Fill each square on the board with what matters most
- Seek the richness of being instead of the richness of having
Facilitators: Lisa Layton & Margaret Parton
A Beth Moore Study – Examine How Believers Can Develop Integrity
Daniel: Lives of Integrity, Words of Prophecy. The prophet Daniel faced unbelievable pressures–to compromise his faith, to live in a hostile culture, and to confront temptations and threats. Today, believers face many of the same trials. This study examines how believers can develop integrity in our modern-day Babylon, and then explores prophecies from the time of Daniel through the second coming of Christ.
Facilitators: Kristina Friberg, Deborah McLendon, Linda Robinson, & Jeannine Gaiek
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.)