Purpose: To train and grow women through Biblical truth, using mentoring, discipleship, study of God's Word (both independently and with other women), prayer and fellowship.
Emphasis: The underlying emphasis of women's ministries functions will be to promote, encourage and build mentoring between women as laid out in Titus 2 (younger women in the Lord connected to wiser, older women in the Lord).
Authority: Women's Ministry leadership submits to the authority of the elders of San Tan Bible Church. Bible studies, programs, events and potential leadership are presented to the elders for their approval.
Wednesday AM Bible Study – 9:30 – 11:30am Sept 8, 2021 to April 27, 2022
Join us Wednesday mornings as women of all ages and stages gather to learn from God’s Word as well as build life-long relationships. The entire year will be focused on the heroes of our faith found in Hebrews 11 & 12 as we “Run with Endurance”. The lessons will cover various “heroes of the faith” who ran with endurance the path marked out for them. You’ll learn how to apply principles of endurance each week as you glean from these timely lessons.
During the second half of the morning all women are encouraged to participate in growing deeper in their walk with the Lord through four optional classes. The classes address the many stages we go through as Christ followers – our foundational relationship with Christ, the Lord’s specific concerns for women, learning to live peaceably with all people and gaining strength and courage through the challenges and losses in our lives. (The books for the classes should be personally purchased before the first class meeting.) Amazon
The *classes are:
Who Am I? (Jerry Bridges) - facilitated by Danelle Fisher & Allison Frazey
Becoming a Titus 2 Woman (Martha Peace) - 2 groups - facilitated by Robyn Bloomquist & Brittany Croft; Debbie Frazey & Joanne Weiss
Pursuing Peace (Robert D. Jones) - (offered Spring 2022)- facilitated by Debbie Frazey & Dionne Michaels
Be Still My Soul (Elisabeth Elliot) - facilitated by Susan Bither & Gail Gaudet
Our two hour time together will include food, fellowship, teaching, discussion and prayer. We encourage High School on up to attend the AM Bible study. We also provide nursery and childcare as well as a Home School Room for students 1st through 6th grade. (Fees apply - a link to register for the AM Bible study can be found below). Coordinator: Robyn Bloomquist
Refine Mom’s Connect – 9:30 – 11:30am
First Wednesdays Sept 2021 to May 2022
“Building Her Home” is this year’s theme based on Proverbs 14:1 “The wise woman builds her house, but the foolish tears it down with her own hands.” Join us the first Wednesday morning of each month as moms of different ages and stages in life gather to learn what it means to PERSEVERE through all the stages of life - whether it’s diapers, dishes or dilemmas. We especially love having moms with older children or moms who have raised their children to join us as they give wisdom and encouragement to the younger moms. Our mornings include practical teaching, a fun special feature, fellowship and plenty of food and hot coffee. Come and be encouraged and find the tools you’ll need to grow in your walk with the Lord Jesus Christ. We provide nursery, childcare and a Home School room for students 1st through 6th grade (fees apply - a link to register for Mom's Connect can be found below). Coordinators: Danelle Fisher & Debbie Frazey
Wednesday PM Devotional Study – 6:30–8:15pm Sept 8, 2021 to April 27,2022
On Wednesday evening, women gather to share and discuss what they have gleaned through the week by reading through John MacArthur’s Devotional “Daily Readings from the Life of Christ”. As part of this study, the Names of God/Jesus will be discussed for further insight into the Word of God. This is a study where all ages are comfortable (High School on up) as we encourage each other, build deeper relationships and spur one another on to grow in Christ. The book for this study should be personally purchased before the first meeting - it can be purchased here. A link to registration for this study can be found below. Coordinators: Renee Shivers & Paula Cochrane
Refine Intercessors – Sept 2021 to April, 2022
Women are encouraged to participate in growing deeper in their understanding of prayer as well as take time to intercede together for their homes, their school, our church body and our nation. A link to register for Intercessors can be found below.
2nd & 4th Thursday Mornings – 9:30 – 11:00am (Coordinator: Robyn Bloomquist)
2nd & 4th Sunday Evenings – 6:00 – 7:30 pm (Coordinator: Kara McMillan)
SIS Club (Sisters In Service) - 4th Sunday from Sept to April; 6-8pm
SIS Club gives the opportunity for girls in 3rd-6th grade to deepen relationships with GOD and each other. Through Bible study, prayer and service projects, the girls are encouraged to recognize and develop their God-given gifts and talents in service to Christ, their church body and each other. A link to register for SIS Club can be found below Coordinator: Amanda Whitney
Register HERE for AM & PM Bible studies, Mom's Connect, Intercessors and/or SIS Club.
GriefShare for Women Only: 1-3pm, Tuesdays Sept 2021 to April 2022
What is GriefShare? When a loved one passes away, you may find yourself wondering, “What am I to do now?” GriefShare is a Christ-centered grief support group which will help you navigate the painful, and sometimes confusing, feelings of loss. Join us for a 13-week course which will give you the tools to move forward in your grief – and find joy in the journey.”
Register HERE for GriefShare at STBC - women only.
Facilitators: Tish Bowling & Ann Malm
Titus 2:3-5 encourages the older woman to teach, guide and instruct the younger woman. Connecting women one-on-one helps develop and deepen relationships all through sharing wisdom and guidance for everyday life. Coordinator: Robyn Bloomquist
Refine Showers of Blessing
Women of San Tan Bible Church gather to bless first-time moms and soon-to-be brides with an informal open house shower. Each event will include refreshments and a short devotional. Coordinators: Allison Frazey (New Moms) & Kacia Miller (Brides to Be)
Refine Special Event:
Spring Brunch – March 26, 2022
“Enduring Wisdom” 9:30 – 11:30am
Solomon in Ecclesiastes 8:11 states “For wisdom is better than jewels and all desirable things cannot compare with her.” If wisdom indeed is more valuable than diamonds or gold, then shouldn’t our hearts yearn to grasp true wisdom and guard it with our very lives? This event will provide the tools needed to gain insight, guidance, good judgment, and prudence for everyday life. Gifted communicators, a delicious brunch, door prizes and so much more are all a part of this special spring event. All ladies 3rd grade on up are invited. Registration will open in February 2022.