2017: Live Fully!
“Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong”
Women’s Ministry is a very broad term.
We know as unique as we are as women, so are our needs. Living in today’s secular society poses many challenges to our ways of thinking, responding and reaching out to others. Bethany’s Women’s Ministry, under the name In Touch, represents the challenge to keep us in tune with God, with one another and with what is going on in our own lives. Am I accurately representing in my day to day living, the life of Christ? Do I respond with grace and God’s character in my own home and in life’s situations? When I miss the mark of God’s calling, do I reach out and up for God’s grace and do I show it to others when they fail?
In a world that teaches us as women to be blatant consumers, to have selfish ambition and a code of morality reflected in the television and on-line programs we watch, how can we be successful women of character and Christian morality? As I read what I have just written, I hear that inner voice saying, “You are so behind the times! What a prude!” To even mention the name of Jesus or say that one is a Christian invokes the wrath of today’s “acceptable behavior police”. But as women who want to know and who know Christ as our savior, we can trust God to empower us to be bold witnesses in these “politically correct times”.
Through sound Bible studies, refreshing events and conferences, we as women, with all our differences and flaws, can be the voice of reason and givers of God’s peace to a hurting world. As we become grounded in God’s Word, thirsty for more of Christ’s reality in our everyday lives, we are becoming women of influence, for His purposes. “May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing to you, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.” Psalm 19:14
Women’s Ministry Director
Ladies In-Touch Bible Study: “Joy in the Journey” – A study through Philippians 1-4.
We will be highlighting the book of Philippians for the month of September.
- Joy in Suffering Chapter 1
- Joy in Serving Chapter 2
- Joy in Believing Chapter 3
- Joy in Giving Chapter 4
NLT: Philippians “Always be full of joy in the the Lord, I say it again – rejoice!”
Rev. Rebecca Keefe will be leading the study and Kathleen Tisdell will be leading the discussion.
The only book needed is your Bible!
So many times we “forget” there is Joy in the Journey. We lose focus on the the Joy that God can give us as we travel this roadway called LIFE. Is it possible to have Joy when overcome by circumstances such as loneliness and death, health and despair, persecution, financial problems, family problems? The Apostle Paul encourages us in Philippians from a cold dark and lonely prison and shows us exactly how we can experience the Joy of Lord in all things. Please join us for a lively study and discussion.
Join us on Tuesdays @ 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. in the Fireplace Room (facilitated by Rev. Rebecca Keefe). Nursery Care will be provided in the morning, if we are notified before September 5th. Refreshments will be served as well.
Prayer is at 9 a.m. in the chapel.