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|Mavita Markle||Women's Assistant|
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GABC Women can find a safe place at Green Acres to grow in their relationship with God, to serve with joy, to find answers to the challenges of life, and to develop life-long friendships. SHE is a dimension of GABC Women that provides opportunities tailored to women forty and younger. Email, call, Facebook, or stop by the Women’s Office for a personal visit to learn more!
Linda has served as Women’s Minister at GABC for 20 year. She has authored A Little Book about Knowing a Big God for children; Women at the Cross and Connecting Women: A Guide for Leaders in Women’s Ministry, by Revell; as well as His Story My Story, a digital download available from LifeWay. Linda and her husband of 42 years are the parents of four young adults and grandparents of six granddaughters.
beginning September 15, 9:30 a.m. Lighthouse, 3rd Floor
What Love Is: The Letter of 1, 2, 3 John by Kelly Minter. The letters of 1, 2, & 3 John were written to encourage followers of Jesus to remain faithful to the truth. Believers are challenged to look at contrasting themes such as walking in the light instead of darkness, truth versus lies and deception, loving God more than loving the world, and the meaning of true fellowship and community rather than shallowness. This study reveals not only the heart of John but also the heart of Jesus. Registration ends September 14, 2015.
Fight Back with Joy: Celebrate More. Regret Less. Stare Down Your Greatest Fears by Margaret Feinberg. Sooner or later, we find ourselves on the battlefield of life and struggle to know how to respond. But God says, "Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army. For the battle is not yours, but God's" (2 Chronicles 20:15). Though we can choose from many weapons, God wants to empower us to fight back with joy. This Bible study will help you embrace a life that's richer and fuller than you've ever known before—a life radiant with joy. Registration ends September 14, 2015.
The DNA of Relationships by Gary Smalley. We are designed for relationships, yet they often bring us pain. Learn new relationship skills and ways to take personal responsibility, create a safe environment, listen with the heart, and adopt a no-losers policy. New skills will revitalize your marriage, parenting, friendships, and work relationships. Minimal out of class work. Registration ends September 14, 2015.
Made to Crave: Satisfying Your Deepest Desire with God, Not Food by Lysa TerKeurst. According to Lysa, craving isn't a bad thing. Learn how cravings for lasting spiritual satisfaction are often mistaken for cravings for food. The challenge is to realize God created us to crave so we'd ultimately desire more of Him in our lives, not more food. Registration ends September 14, 2015.
When Life Happens facilitated by the GraceWorks staff and Dr. Judy Googins. A 5-week drop-in series. No registration required.
Sept 15—Lee Poe, "Facing Loss, the Art of Grieving Well"
Sept 22—Dr. Judy Googins, Turning Burdens to Blessings
Sept 29—Ken Brumley, "Parenting Adult Children"
Oct 6—Marla Cannefax, "Helping Children with their Fears"
Oct 13—Jane Simmons, "Women and Depression"
Through a Widow's Eyes, A Study of Widows in the Bible Adapted by Nancy Horton. Walk with widows in the bible to witness how they felt loss, found hope, and served Him. Examine the culture and history of their times and learn lessons from their extreme stories of courage, independence, persistence, and faith. Through bible study and prayer, find and walk the path God has ordained for widows—a path full of hope, sharing and service. Study material provided in class. Registration ends November 10, 2015.
beginning September 13, 5:30 p.m. Lighthouse
Suggested Reading: Trusting God Even when Life Hurts by Jerry Bridges and Killing Christians: Living the Faith Where it's not Safe to Believe by Tom Doyle Both books available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle formats.
The Joy of Suffering Facilitated by Carol Ivey. "Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing." (James 1:2-4.) (ESV) How can trials and testing bring joy? Join Carol Ivey on Sunday evening 5:30-7:00 p.m. and find out how God uses these difficulties to create spiritual maturity in our lives. Registration ends September 11, 2015.
Wednesday Downtown Lunch Bunch
September 16—November 4, 12:15 p.m., Jakes, Downtown Tyler
Living Beyond Ourselves with Donna Shay. Exploring the fruit of the Spirit in Galatians by Beth Moore. During this 8-week study, Donna Shay will share rich characteristics of each ‘fruit’ and guide women to know the freedom of a Spirit-filled life. Every lesson is self-contained providing the 'drop in' format necessary for working ladies! Jakes provides a gourmet buffet lunch for $10. Donna begins teaching at 12:15 and ends sharply at 12:45! Email Donna Shay to be added to the email list! Park in the new downtown parking garage on Broadway and Elm! Registration not required.
Womenary Fall Semester
Tuesday evening classes begin September 15, 6:00-8:00 p.m., GABC Lighthouse.
The Pentateuch Professor Ross Strader
Wednesday morning classes begin September 16, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Bethel Bible, downtown campus.
The History of Christianity Professor Chris Legg
Wednesday afternoon, beginning September 16, 1:30-3:30 p.m., 3rd floor Lighthouse.
Register at www.womenary.com or pick up a registration form at the Worship Center Information Desk.
Learn how you can be a part of any of these groups. Contact the Women's Ministry.
The Downtown Lunch Bunch
Approximately sixty percent of the Green Acres women are Marketplace Christian Women with diverse needs, so we offer user-friendly opportunities for spiritual nourishment on-the-run! Take advantage of www.encouraging.com, Sunday evening small groups, and the Wednesday Lunch Bunch at Jakes on the Square.Para ti, mujer Annual Hispanic Women's Conference
Join hundreds of Spanish speaking women in a time of Bible study, leadership development and mentoring.Domestic Violence
Keeping the Faith, Questions Christian Women Ask About Domestic Violence available at no cost in the Women’s Restrooms in the Worship Center Foyer.Husbands Addicted to Porn
Free booklets, When Your Husband is Addicted to Porn are available in the Worship Center Restrooms. Learn more about confidential small group book studies for women by calling the Women’s Office.Job Training
Christian Women's Job Corps (CWJC) combines life and job skills classroom instruction with mentoring to assist women in moving from dependency to self-sufficiency and employability.Email Group
Ministry in Motion Informs women by email when a ministry opportunity develops. Women can pray or respond as they feel led.Womenary
Visit www.womenary.com to learn more about theological classes designed for the life-long Christian learner.
Learn how you can be a part of any of these groups. Contact the Women's Ministry.New Member Shepherding
This group organizes teams of women to welcome new members through personal contact, notes and phone calls to acquaint them with their new church family.Caring Hands
Meets the first Thursday of every month, producing creative products for needs throughout the community.Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS)
MOPS is a place of rest, instruction, support, and encouragement for mothers of infants through kindergarten age children. It offers a place to discover biblical principles relevant to your season of life, where women can make new friends, share experiences, laugh together, and express their creativity. Join us as we support one another in that all-important task of motherhood.Mother/Daughter/Grandmother Mission Trips
Make a memory and touch someone’s life through a Mother/Daughter outreach each summer—for daughters age ten and over!Kenyan Girls
A ministry seeking sponsorships for young girls fleeing FGM (Female Genital Mutilation) through monthly donations. Learn how you can be a part of this developing outreach by calling the Women’s Office.
earnestly I seek you; I thirst for you,
my whole being longs for you, in a dry
and parched land where there is no water.
The SHE Ministry seeks to encourage young women ages 20-40 to "Seek Him Earnestly" (Psalm 63:1) through discipleship, worship, prayer and daily living. SHE creates a place for young women to discover and share their voice, grow in Christ, and build relationships with other women. SHE also provides an opportunity for young women to grow in their relationship with the Lord and the body of Christ through the study of God's Word.Events Calendar
The S·H·E Excuse
Think your prayers are a huge waste of time? Well, that's all about to change! "The Power of Prayer" series by Pastor Tony Evans, one Friday a month at a SHE Girl's home.
MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers)
Meets first and third Wednesdays of the month.
Stay Connected with SHE
Get updates and alerts sent straight to your phone by texting SHE1 to 77948.