The Women’s Ministry at Grace Community Church exists to help fulfill the mission statement of Grace Community Church: “To build spiritually healthy people for ministry in the world.” Our primary aim is to cultivate a culture of disciple-making, and to challenge and equip each other to ‘do ministry’ wherever God has us today. Gather with us around targeted discipleship topics that will inform and encourage your faith and outreach. Use your gifts to serve and strengthen the church family, or volunteer in one of our local strategic partnerships. We hope you will join us as we each work to connect, disciple and care for one another.


CONNECT

Day Retreat at Scarritt-Bennett

Saturday, October 28 9:00am – 4:00pm
Cost: $35, includes food
Register Here by September 28
We invite you to join us for some intentional time away from the demands of everyday life. In retreat, we can be refreshed in mind, body, and spirit, while sharing God’s goodness in community with other women. This is a directed opportunity to be still before God, seek his face through scripture, and rest in his presence in a peaceful setting. Our meeting space accommodates 75 women and reservations are needed by September 28. Cost: $35, includes lunch and afternoon snacks.

DISCIPLE

Morning Discipleship Study: Following Jesus as Saints, not Superheroes

Wednesdays, 9:30-11:15 am, September 6-November 15 in Room 253
Led by: Elaine Atchison & Others
Register Here

This fall, let’s get practical and personal about how deep and wide the gospel is, and what it looks like to live as “saints in Christ.” Let’s work together in small groups to make everyday connections between grace and obedience. Let’s challenge each other to peer into passages of scripture between our weekly gatherings. Let’s learn to “pray in” all that we are discovering, and share our unique faith stories in more intentional ways.

Monthly Evening Discipleship Study: 1 & 2 Thessalonians: Living the Gospel to the End

Thursdays, 6:00-8:00pm (September 7, October 5, October 26, November 16) in The Great Commission Room
Led by: Laura Wheeler & Elaine Atchison
*Registration is now closed for this study.

Kathleen Nielson’s compact study guide will help you invest personal time in a passage each week. Then, we’ll gather once a month for supper, small group discussion and prayer.

It will help you be serious and systematic about studying the Bible for yourself, and it will help you do all of this in relationship with other women. First and Second Thessalonians are short but complex books, dated less than twenty years after Jesus’ death and resurrection. Taking time to peer through Paul’s lens into this early New Testament congregation also brings growing insight into the church, and excitement about its spread and growth, and a challenge to live more faithfully as a member of Christ’s body, until he comes again. You may order your study guide ($10) when you register online.

Sunday Afternoon Bible Reading & Prayer: 2 Chronicles

Sundays, 4:00-5:30pm, September 10-November 30 (breaks in December)
Led by: Patty Anderson
Contact Patty Anderson to join

The purpose of this group is the communal reading of the Bible in its entirety, from beginning to end. We read, discuss, and pray over the passages, submitting our minds to the revelation of God’s character so we can love and serve him better. Join in anytime; contact Patty Anderson.


CARE

Women within our congregation are available to provide support and resources in a number of areas. If you are dealing with infertility, you are welcome to reach out to Joanna Wootten, or if you have experienced pregnancy loss, you can contact Marie Thum.

50+ Prayer & Brown Bag Lunch meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month in the Discipleship Building, room 250. Contact Shirley Degraffenreid.

If you have questions about ministry among women, or have a need that requires staff assistance, feel free to contact Elaine Atchison, Director of Congregational Care.


Listen to recordings of past women’s events.