VISION: "Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ" Colossians 1:28 ESV
MISSION: "Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you;” - Matthew 28:19a ESV
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.
Objective: 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.
Our 2023-2024 schedule for Refine Women's Ministry includes:
Refine AM Bible Study
Refine AM Bible study meets weekly (except for the first Wednesdays each month - see below) from 9:30 - 11:30am for Bible study, fellowship, prayer, personal testimonies, historical biographies and practical ideas on growing in your relationship with Christ. This year, our teachers will be using the Book of Daniel to encourage and strengthen us to grow in the area of courage. Childcare is available upon registration.
Refine Mom's Connect
The first Wednesday of each month from Sept - May, 9:30am - 11:30am.
Mom's Connect is a ministry committed to encouraging, strengthening and promoting healthy families through teaching women the need to implement biblical principles in their homes. Each monthly session involves biblical teaching along with application as well an "in home" segment where women share practical and biblical ideas they have implemented in their home for personal growth. This year we will be looking at how to "Be Strong" as women in our homes and in our communities and the impact the Word of God has in changing us from fearful women to women of courage.
Refine AM & PM Intercessors
AM: 2nd & 4th Thursday mornings 8:30am - 10:00am
PM: 2nd & 4th Sunday evenings 5:00pm - 6:30pm
“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 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. Moms are invited to stay at the church and join other SIS moms in fruitful discussion, prayer, and fellowship time. After dropping the daughters off, moms will meet in the next room. We meet 5:00pm-7:00pm on the 4th Sunday of the month from September-April (not meeting in November or December). Coordinator: Allison Frazey
GriefShare for Women Only:
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 typically host a session twice a year, spring and fall.
Our next 13-week session will begin August 29, 2023 from 12:30pm - 2:30pm.
Register HERE for GriefShare at STBC - women only.
Facilitators: Tish Bowling and Elly Lang
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: Bridal - Lauren Walter