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.


Women’s Fall Connecting Event – A Day at the Barn: Good for the Soul

Let my soul be at rest again, for the LORD has been good to me.” Psalm 116:7Autumn provides a variety of object lessons about change, preparation, protection and comfort. Grace Community Church is also in a season of growth and change, so we anticipate and prepare for and welcome all that’s ahead.

All women of Grace (including high school girls) are invited to enjoy a time of  sisterhood and soul care at the Holliday’s Barn in Franklin.

Date/Time:  Saturday, October 26, 2019, 10:00am-2:00pm
Location:  Holliday’s Barn in Franklin (details on registration)
Cost:  $10 (includes boxed lunch and beverages)

Register by Sunday, October 20


Registration for our fall classes is open!

Isaiah: The Lord Saves

Monday Evenings (bi-weekly)
7:00-8:30pm in Franklin-Fieldstone Farms
Fall (September 9-December 2) and Spring (January 13-March 23)
Led by: Elaine Atchison

Books that share the name of a prophet are generally overlooked today by Bible readers. Yes, truth be told, we often pass over the prophetic books, especially one like Isaiah, in favor of others we consider to be more accessible, easy to finish and ready to apply.

The book of Isaiah had an enormous role in establishing God’s “good news” in the world. Isaiah is quoted in the New Testament more than any other book in the Old Testament. Kathleen Nielson has already done much of the heavy lifting in preparing these studies on the prophet Isaiah. Her commentary guides us across terrain we first thought impassable. There is nothing quite like coming across treasures of this magnitude for the first time!

Moderate to High Prep: Twenty-four week daily personal Bible study guide, Bi-weekly Group Meetings, both Fall and Spring semesters (ends before Easter) Better Than Eden: Nine Ways the Bible’s Story Changes Everything about Your Story by Nancy Guthrie

Wednesday Mornings (weekly)
September 4-November 20 (fall break October 9)
Infant – Pre K Childcare available by reservation
Led by: Jess Dixon and Angela Mitchell
Experienced Bible teacher Nancy Guthrie traces 9 themes throughout the Bible, revealing how God’s plan for the new creation will be far more glorious than the original. But this new creation glory isn’t just reserved for the future. The hope of God’s plan for his people transforms everything about our lives today.
Moderate Prep: Weekly Group Meetings, Book Study (read one chapter weekly; journal reflection questions); Optional Add-on Daily Bible Study.
Thursday evenings (bi-weekly)
September 12 & 26, October 10 & 24, November 7 & 21 (Room 253)

Led by: Nanette Ryan and Mary Moore

The book of Joshua offers adventure, great stories, vivid characters, and—above all—an amazing account of the way God fulfills his promises to his people. Joshua is not bare history; it is history with a point—and the point is that God’s Word is true—always, completely, without fail. Kathleen Nielson challenges us to live according to that Word. She reminds us that God’s promises are just as good and true for God’s people today as they were in Joshua’s day—and they are now completed and fulfilled in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Moderate Prep: Ten-week Daily Personal Bible Study Guide, Bi-Weekly Group Meetings

Sunday afternoons (weekly)
4:00-5:30pm, Conference Room
Resumes September 8 (join in anytime—email Patty at
Led by: Patty Anderson
This group is reading through the Bible together. Each week we will meet to read, talk about our faith journey, and pray for each other. Newcomers are welcome.
Low Prep: No homework


A 50+ Prayer & Brown Bag Lunch meets to pray for women on the 2nd Tuesday of each month in Room 250 of the Discipleship Building. Contact Shirley Degraffenreid for more information.

Women within our congregation are available to provide support and resources in a number of areas, such as infertility, pregnancy loss, postpartum depression/anxiety, divorce, elder caregiving, and more.

If you have questions about ministry among women, have a need that requires staff assistance, or have a unique life experience that could encourage or comfort other women, contact Elaine Atchison, Director of Congregational Care.

Listen to recordings of past women’s events.