Women's Ministry

Everything about the Women's Ministry is planned with the unique needs of women in mind. Through Bible Studies, mom's groups, retreats and special events, we provide opportunities for women in all circumstances to become fully developing followers of Christ while building lasting relationships with women just like you.

Many weekly Bible studies are always underway, led by lay-women with a passion for serving the women of this church. See class information below.

The Vision of our Ministry is to:

  • Equip you in God's Word and grow you in a relationship with the Lord.
  • Enable you to discover your God-given gifts for ministry, determine needs in our church and community, and match those needs with your gifts of service.
  • Encourage you to build friendships within the body of Christ.
  • Edify and pray for each other.

Our Bible Verse:
“Let us hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm, for God can be trusted to keep His promise. Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of His return is drawing near." Hebrews 10:23-25

EVENTS & ACTIVITIES

2017 Women's Retreat

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Relax & Refresh! 2017 Women's Retreat is Friday and Saturday, March 3-4 at Jellystone Park Camp & Resort in Burleson, Texas.

  • Friday - 6:30 pm to Saturday – 3:00 pm
  • Cottage Check-in: Friday, 3pm
  • Cottage Check-out: Saturday, 11am (We will be in the meeting room until 3pm.)

Register at the Ministry Desk or click on the link below:

  • Register & pay electronically here

Non-refundable reservations deposits are due by January 29. If you register by Sunday, January 15, you will be guaranteed a cabin. After that date, cabins will be available on a first come, first served basis.  Deposit prices are per person, based on the type of room chosen and number of people in the room. 

For more information on lodging and room choices, directions, what to bring, etc

Winter Bible Study Classes

Classes are offered throughout the year. Sign up at the Ministry Desk or click on the link below to sign up:

For ladies of all ages!

Habakkuk: Our Sovereign God is Faithful

habakkuk.jpgSundays at 5:00 p.m. starting Jan. 8
Author/Teacher: Laurie Barnett
Cost:  $3 (covers photocopies)

Eight-week study- Wednesday mornings and Sunday GC4 University

How can we place complete trust in God when our world is unraveling? Set during days of national rebellion, the prophet Habakkuk shares his doubts and fears with God while in midst of darkness of around him. In this study, we will hear the Lord Himself address the seriousness of sin and His sovereign rule in history. As believers, we will be reassured that we can place our total faith in God even if we don’t completely understand the complexities of life.

Armor of God

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By Priscilla Shirer
Workbook:  $13
A 7-session Bible Study

All day, every day, an invisible war rages around you — unseen, unheard, yet felt throughout every aspect of your life. A devoted, devilish enemy seeks to wreak havoc on everything that matters to you: your heart, your mind, your marriage, your children, your relationships, your resilience, your dreams, your destiny. But his battle plan depends on catching you unaware and unarmed. If you're tired of being pushed around and caught with your guard down, this study is for you

Seamless

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By Angie Smith
Workbook:  $13

Understand the Bible as One Complete Story

In 7 sessions, Seamless covers the people, places, and promises of the Bible, tying them together into the greater story of Scripture. Whether you've grown up hearing Bible stories or you're exploring Scripture for the first time, the full story of the Bible can be overwhelming. Experience the Bible as a whole as you gain clarity and confidence in your understanding of Scripture. Discover a biblical context that reshapes and brings to life stories from the Old and New Testaments. Each week is accompanied by maps, general Bible facts, and word studies. http://www.lifeway.com/n/Product-Family/Seamless 

1 Peter - A Living Hope in Christ

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By Jen Wilkin
Workbook:  $13

Our inheritance through Christ is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading. In 1 Peter, a man of faith and flaws and eyewitness to the life of Christ challenges us to look beyond our current circumstances to a future inheritance. He shares his concerns on big picture issues for the early church, describes believers’ true identity in Christ, and ultimately helps readers discover what it means to experience the Living Hope they have in Christ. Key themes of humility, submission, and identity in Christ guide the study of 1 Peter as participants are challenged to read the book in its entirety each week. (9 sessions)  http://www.lifeway.com/Product/1-peter-leader-kit-P005772640

Rubies Craft Night

February 9 – 6:00 pm in the Great Hall

We’ll be making something that all skill levels can handle!! Rubies are women ages 40s-60s, but all women are welcome. More details to come.

Bring a snack to share. Sign up at the Ministry Desk.

Heart to Home

 

heart-to-home-logo.jpgHeart to Home is a ministry focused on building relationships, sharing our homes, linking the hearts of women, and passing our faith to the next generation. For “Moms” & “Sisters.”  Our next session of Heart to Home will begin in September 2017.

  • Mom: a lady that no longer has children in her home. Meets monthly in a “mom’s” home.
  • Sister: a lady, college age and older, single or married, that currently has children in her home or has not had any children. 

T-Shirts are now available.

  • Click here to download an order form. Turn in to the Ministry Desk with payment.

Click here to visit our Facebook pageContact Michelle Hodge (mhodge0223@gmail.org) or Crystal Slade (cgslade2@yahoo.com) for more information.

Equip

Wednesday Night Equipped

When: Wednesdays during the school year at 6:15 p.m.in room A112. Join us for a women's only Bible Study alternative to Wednesday Night Worship.

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Meals to Minister

This ministry demonstrates the love of Christ by providing meals to families in our church and community, during times of need. For more information on being a part of this team or if you know of need please contact Crystal Slade at cgslade2@yahoo.com.

Young Women's Ministry

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“Cozy Conversations” Pot Luck Soups & S’mores by the Fire on Thursday, Oct. 13 from 6 to 8:30p at the Westgaard home. All young women of the community are invited to join us! Location details and sign up at the Ministry Desk in the foyer between the worship center and the preschool area or email khalsdorf@fbcforney.org. Childcare is available at the church if you sign up by Oct. 9. Bring a pot-luck soup. S'mores will be provided. 

Alpha Omega Girls Ministry for Grades 7-12

student-ao-button.jpgAll girls in grades 7-12 and are invited to join this service oriented organization. Events include: 

  • Angel Tree Shopping Day on Nov. 21. Meet at 11:30a in the Garage. Sign up in the Student Ministry. 
  • Winter Coat and Blanket Drive. The months of November - December. Drop of gently used or new winter coats, blankets and clothing to the green bin at the Ministry Desk.
  • Donations for Donuts on Feb. 26. Annual fundraiser where church members bring and buy breakfast goodies. 
  • Questions? Contact Shannon at 214-738-0511. 

Childcare

Bible Study Childcare is offered on Tuesday evenings and Wednesday mornings for a fee of $10 per family. Space is limited – first come first served basis. Class sizes are limited – children are assigned to a class when registered and paid.  Please register for weekday childcare at the Women’s Ministry Desk.

Childcare is provided on Sunday evening during GC4 University at no charge.  Please sign up for childcare for GC4 University by emailing Kelley Halsdorf at khalsdorf@fbcforney.org.

Contact Us

halsdorfk.jpgSign up on for any of these activities on Sunday morning before and after Church at the Women's ministry table, by calling 972.564.3357 or email Kelley at khalsdorf@fbcforney.org.

Kelley is the Women's Ministry Director at First Baptist Forney.

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