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.
Wednesdays, 9:30am – 11:30am
September 14, 2022 - April 26, 2023 (check calendar for holiday exceptions)
“My soul, wait silently for God alone, for my expectation is from Him.” Psalm 62:5.
In all of life we have ongoing expectations. Expectations can come in the areas of having a beautiful home, plenty of income, healthy and wise children and of course faithful marriages. But life and expectations meet in the crossroads and as believers we must choose to put our expectations on the only One who can truly fulfill our heart’s desires – in Him alone.
Join us as we study 1st & 2nd Peter for the entire year and grow in our ability to place ALL our expectations on Christ alone, knowing He loves us and will provide all we need for life and godliness through the knowledge of Him. “According as his divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that has called us to glory and virtue” 2 Peter 1:3-4
The Refine AM Bible study includes teaching, table discussion, prayer time, testimonies, historical biographies and helpful tools to grow in your walk with the Lord. We provide childcare for children birth through kindergarten and a homeschool room for 1st -6th grade children. Please register HERE for the study and for childcare needs.
Refine Mom’s Connect
1st Wednesdays – 9:30am – 11:30am
September 7, 2022 - May 3, 2023
Mothers of every age in life join together the first Wednesday of each month to learn timely lessons on being wives and mothers. This year our focus will be the fruit of the Spirit and how each one of these nine qualities can shape and mold us as mothers and/or wives. Mom’s Connect provides a poignant lesson, an application-based table group discussion, a “Titus Tips” feature, and an “In My Home” segment that is creative, fun and useful to the home. We provide childcare for children birth through kindergarten and a homeschool room for 1st -6th grade children. Please register HERE for the study and for childcare needs.
Refine PM Devotional Study
Wednesdays 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Beginning September 7, 2022 - May 3, 2023 (Check calendar for holiday exceptions)
Refine PM will be using the Precept No Homework studies of: Breaking Free from Fear and Spiritual Warfare and Overcoming the Enemy in the Fall and Essentials of Effective Prayer and Living Victorious in Difficult Times in the Spring. Time together will be spent on reading through these lessons and sharing insights through discussion and teaching led by Robin Lindberg and Renee Shivers.
Refine AM & PM Intercessors
2nd & 4th Thursday mornings 8:30am–10:00am
2nd & 4th Sunday evenings 6:00pm-7:30pm
“Pray without ceasing” 1 Thessalonians 5:17. Each time we gather together as women, our goal is to grow more in the likeness of Christ by submitting our prayerful expectations to Him, whether they be for the world, our nation, our church, our schools or our families. Join us for 90 minutes of encouragement, refreshment and hope as we pray together.
In Home Events
Join us for one or all of our 5 fun events that take place in a comfortable setting of one of our Refine ladies homes on either a Friday evening or Saturday morning. Each 'In Home Event' is meant to be light, creative and practical. These events will be posted 3 weeks prior to the event for registration purposes.
Sisters In Service is a ministry for girls in grades 3-6 who attend San Tan Bible Church. The goal of our ministry is to train young girls to serve in the local church while making lasting friendships. Each meeting consists of a fun ice breaker, worship through singing, time in God's Word, prayer and a service project. We meet 6:00pm-8:00pm on the 4th Sunday of the month August-April (no meeting in December). This year we will spend our devotion time looking at the fruit of the Spirit and applying that to our lives. Moms of the girls are encouraged and expected to help in different ways through the year. Coordinator: Allison Frazey
Special SIS Club Events:
Christmas Caroling-December 2022, TBD
Daddy Daughter Dance-February 24, 2023 from 7:00pm-9:00pm
Refine Spring Brunch – “Lovely Expectations”
Saturday, March 25, 2023, 9:30am – 11:30am
“Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us,”! This powerful verse tells us that God is able to exceed our expectations because of His great power living within every believer. What does it look like to pray believing our Lord for abundantly more than we could ask or think? We’ll hear wonderful encouraging challenges from women who understand God exceeds our expectations in so many ways.
Gifted communicators, a delicious brunch, door prizes and so much more are all a part of this special spring event. Ladies 3rd grade on up are invited. Registration will open in February 2023.
GriefShare for Women Only: 1-3pm, Tuesdays Sept 2022 to April 2023
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.” We will offer two 13 week sessions, one beginning Aug 30, 2022 and one beginning Jan 10, 2023.
Register HERE for GriefShare at STBC - women only.
Facilitators: Tish Bowling
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. Coordinator: Lauren Walter