Join other women in a relaxed class setting to enjoy great teaching, discussion, prayer and to build friendships that become “strong towers” while facing various trials in life. We organize weekly meetings, events and service opportunities designed to encourage spiritual growth. We’d love to have you join us! Here is a list of classes and studies available during the fall of 2017 that focus on women:
Servant Women in the Word (formerly known as Sharing the Kingdom)
9:30-10:45 a.m., April 3 – 17, 2018
Led by Rev. Randy Shrauner
The Greatest Commandment
This large group Bible Study is a favorite among many women as it appeals to the beginning follower as well as the seasoned believer. Join us on April 3rd as Servant Women in the Word resumes and begins a new study, “The Greatest Commandment. How do you love the Lord your God with all your heart, mind, and soul?” Rev. Randy Shrauner will lead this study on April 3, 10 and 17 at 9:30 a.m. in Community Hall. No registration required. For more information, contact Susie Cobden at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Companions in Christ (Closed Group)
9:30-11:30 a.m., September 12, 2017 (Ongoing for 28 sessions)
Led by Sherri Price
North Adult Center, Room 10
Beginning Tuesday, September 12, women (and men) are invited into a 28-week Spiritual Formation experience that will change the way to relate to God, to others, and to yourself, opening the door to a lasting impact on your heart and God’s Kingdom. In a spiritual formation experience, our goal is spiritual growth. It is more about transformation than information. Together we will explore different types of prayer; looking at ways to connect our spiritual life to our everyday routine, allowing a deeper awareness of God in our daily being and doings. We will look at scripture and how it connects and illuminates our lives and our experiences. The spiritual disciplines of prayer, scripture, study, worship, ministry, and conversation are explored as ways to meet Christ, renew our faith, and deepen our love of God. Perhaps we will even begin to see ourselves and others differently in God’s light.
Slightly Bad Girls of the Bible: Flawed Women Loved by a Flawless God by Liz Curtis Higgs
10:00-11:30 a.m., beginning January 16, 2018 and ending March 20, 2018
Led by Lou Ann Morris
South Adult Center, Room 3
This is a small group of women, where you can know others and be known. In Slightly Bad Girls of the Bible, Liz Curtis Higgs explores the “slightly bad” lives of a few Old Testament women. Far from evil, yet slightly bad, these women from the book of Genesis stubbed their toes along the rocky path of righteousness. Sound familiar? These ancient sisters aren’t a whole lot different from us. Laced with humor and built on solid research, this book will bring you to the realization that God loves you just the way you are. Flaws and all!
God’s Handiwork Quilting Class
9:30-11:30 a.m. (Ongoing)
Led by Rubena Wallis
The Point Student Center
This group is for anyone who wants to make quilts by hand or machine. It doesn’t matter if you are a beginner or experienced quilter. Everyone brings her own projects to work on each week. Everyone is welcome to come and fellowship, quilt and/or stitch a project.
9:30-11:30 a.m. (Ongoing)
Led by Joni Case and Fran Kirk
North Adult Center, Room 7
This group enjoys “crafting” and it could be scrapbooking, cards, coloring, water colors, making jewelry or learning a new craft. Bring your own craft project and share fellowship at the craft table.
Knitting at Noon
12:00-3:00 p.m. (Ongoing)
All are welcome, beginners and experts. Bring any needlework projects you have to work on. We will also knit washcloths for Church of the Servant newborn babies. Come and bring a lunch, share in fellowship and knit! No childcare is provided.
Living Your Strengths Journey (Registration Closed)
Tuesdays, April 10 – May 22, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Facilitated by Dr. David Carmichael
South Adult Center, Rooms 1 & 2
In Senior Minister Matthew Mitchell’s weekly messages, one of his consistent themes is for each of us to offer our God-given gifts and talents to our church and community. As Matthew gives his compelling message, we might ask ourselves, “Do I have gifts and talents to contribute?” Of course you do! We all have a calling! Let Church of the Servant put you in touch with your gifts and talents through a program called the “Living your Strengths Journey”! It is a seven-week program published by the Gallup Press based on a book entitled “Living your Strengths.” The course will include your personal assessment and feedback, a DVD-based one-hour weekly study in a group session, and a participant’s guidebook. The program will be facilitated by Dr. David Carmichael, retired faculty member and Dean at Oklahoma City University. The cost is $40 for all of the materials. If you have questions, contact Susie at email@example.com.
24 Hours that Changed the World by Adam Hamilton
9:30-11:15 a.m., beginning March 14, 2018 and ending on April 18, 2018
Led by Patricia Hocker/Debbi Marshall
South Adult Center, Rooms 1 & 2
What a difference a day makes. You hear people say that phrase all the time. It could not be truer than when talking about the last day of Jesus’ life. In 24 Hours That Changed the World, Adam Hamilton will help you experience and understand the significance of Jesus’ suffering and death like never before. He retraces the day that changed human history in his usual straightforward yet easy, conversational style that speaks to both long-time Christians and those who are simply curious about the story of Christ’s crucifixion.
James: Mercy Triumphs by Beth Moore
6:00-8:00 p.m., beginning January 17, 2018
Led by Elizabeth Johnson
North Adult Center, Room 10
James, Jesus’ own brother, started out as a skeptic. See how one glimpse of the resurrected Savior turned an unbeliever into a disciple. Bible scholars compare James to the prophet Amos. In other ways, James more closely resembles the Book of Proverbs than any other New Testament book. Topics in this study include: joy, hardship, faith, reversal of fortunes for rich and poor, wisdom, gifts from above, single-mindedness, the dangers of the tongue, humility, and prayer. Member study books available at LifeWay.
The Women of Easter by Liz Curtis Higgs
6:30-8:00 p.m., beginning January 17, 2018
Led by Sherri Boyd and Darla Bierig
North Adult Center, Room 1
This Bible study for the Lenten season explores the stories of three women who played a vital role in the life and ministry of Jesus, as well as in the events of that first Holy Week that first Easter. With unforgettable insights and powerful life application for today’s women, Liz Curtis Higgs delves into the biblical text to help us view Easter through the eyes of three women named Mary, each of whom has a life-changing encounter with Jesus: Mary of Bethany, who prepares the way for the Lord’s burial when she anoints His feet and fills the air with her perfume; Mary of Nazareth, who remains by His side from His first breath to His last, her loyalty unwavering; and Mary Magdalene, delivered of seven demons, who bravely supports her Teacher through His darkest hours, then proclaims the glorious news of His resurrection.
Jesus Calling Study Series: Trusting in Christ (Vol 2) by Sarah Young
6:30-8:00 p.m., January 17 – May 16, 2018
Led by Miki Farris
North Adult Center, Room 12
Lively working women in all walks of life make up this study. In Trusting in Christ, author Sarah Young invites readers to explore what the Bible has to say about relying on God for all their needs. As they rest in God’s presence and encounter Him through the Word, they will discover the truth of the apostle Paul’s words when he said, “My God will meet all of your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus”(Philippians 4:19). Bible study and discussion questions are led by a different member each week.
Friday Moms Group
Hebrews – The Nearness of King Jesus by Lisa Harper
9:30-11:30 a.m., beginning April 6, 2018
Led by Kim Bilger and Meghan Thompson
13.2 Coffee Shop
The Book of Hebrews is a rich, dense section of Scripture that can intimidate the most scholarly biblical student. But Lisa Harper makes digging into Hebrews fun and doable, as only she can, without losing an ounce of depth. Hebrews was a sermon for a specific people and culture in the midst of martyrdom and persecution, but is also so relevant for us today, reminding us to continue walking toward Jesus regardless of our culture or our circumstances. Join Lisa as she journeys through this bridge between the Old and New Testaments to get to the heart of the matter: Jesus is our accessible King. He is not a faraway God, but an up-close Redeemer who draws near to us. Hebrews helps women make the connection between God the Father and God the Son and reminds us that Jesus is supreme, but He is also compassionate, empathetic, and loving to no end.
To register for a Bible Study, please contact Susie Cobden at firstname.lastname@example.org or 405-728-4711