Today’s woman faces challenges in every area of her life: family, career, socially, health, financial, emotional, and spiritual. Sometimes it can feel overwhelming trying to manage it all. This ministry is here to offer hope and support as we encourage women to keep their focus on the cross, on Jesus.
“She clothes herself with the Lord Jesus Christ (Romans 13:14), with strength and dignity (Proverbs 31:25), and with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience (Col 3:12). The beauty of the Lord rests upon her and establishes the work of her hands (Ps. 90:17).”
Through bible study, prayer, service, Christian fellowship, and a sincere heart for Christ you will be transformed by the Holy Spirit – whether you are a new Christian or a mature Christian – transformation is continual for those who seek the Lord. Through transformation, not only will you and your life be changed, but you will help change the lives of others – in your family, at work, at church, and in the community!
Why do you love LNBC?
LNBC is our Family. This church and it’s people have been instrumental in so many seasons of our lives since first attending in 1997. Specifically for me, God has been “growing me up” here for 20 years! He’s done that through the people, the teachers, the pastors, the childcare workers, the Bible studies, the Sunday School, the VBS; I could go on and on. But, all that God has done in my life through this body of believers—those He placed here for times and seasons is — what made me want to serve our ladies in this particular way. I am honored to be able to do so!
How do you plan to love the women of LNBC?
I want to love our women by being honest, available, and encouraging to them. I want to love them by working with other women to equip and encourage them right where they are! By letting them know they are not alone. By working and providing avenues to connect them to other women. Our stories may be different, but our hearts still share the same longing to be loved, to feel safe and protected, to feel confident in our paths and in who we were made to be. The common denominator in all of those “longings” is that the answer is Jesus; and the way we get to know about Him and develop relationship with and understanding of Him—so that we can and will believe His promises—is through reading and studying and understanding His Word.
What is God’s call on you and what do you want to accomplish as our Women’s Ministry Leader?
Wow! I feel that God actually impressed this very thing on me during my prayer and quiet time not long ago. It was something so simple, yet powerful in so many ways. I feel that it is “to build up.” To build up and not tear down. To think of all the ways we tear each other down every day grieves my heart. It could be in the words we choose, the tone in our voice, the meditations of our hearts that eventually come out in disrespectful or divisive ways. The power that we hold in this regard is mighty. So, if we could become a body of women who build each other up—helping one another to ready themselves for the return of our King—by pointing one another to the Truth of God and His Word; if we could become a Community of Believers who encourage one another to stay the course, to do the hard things, to love and forgive and love some more—THAT would be a great accomplishment.
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LNBC offers studies throughout the year on Sunday Evenings • Tuesday Mornings • Wednesday Evenings
Fall 2018 Bible Study
Tuesday Mornings, beginning September 4, 2018 // 9:30am – 11:30am // Fellowship Hall
Wednesday Evenings, beginning September 12, 2018 // 6:00pm – 7:00pm // Fellowship Hall
Sunday Evenings, beginning September 16, 2018 // 5:00pm – 6:30pm // Room 238
The cost is $20 and childcare will be available.
The four studies offered this season include:
OPTION 1: Overcoming Woundedness by Sally Meredith
Offered Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Sundays.
Joseph was a man, just like us, who experienced the depth of painful circumstances and went on to a height he never dreamed. As we study his life, we learn that God was after his heart, just as He is after ours and mine. Where there is adversity, there is fear. But God desires to transform our fear into faith. He pursues us in the depths of pain in order to bring us to His glory. Even though our hearts have been wounded by people, we have a God who heals our wounds and, through the process of fellowship with Him, shows us His heart.
OPTION 2: Creative Counterpart by Lynda Dillow
Offered Tuesdays only.
Linda Dillow gracefully and succinctly motivates Christian women to reach for more than they are currently experiencing in their marriages. She includes creative suggestions on how to encourage your husband, live above your circumstances, and develop a plan whereby you can begin to become the woman, wife, and mother that you long to be. She describes a creative counterpart as being more than just a helper. She is a woman who, having chosen (or having found herself in) the vocation of wife and mother, decides to learn and grow in all the areas of this role and to work as though she were aiming for the presidency of a corporation.
OPTION 3: God of Creation by Jen Wilkin
Offered Tuesdays only.
Over 10 sessions of verse-by-verse study, dive into the first 11 chapters of Genesis by following three critical stages of understanding: comprehension, interpretation, and application. Teaching videos are key in understanding this study. Revisit familiar stories and historical figures, challenge your basic knowledge, and discover deeper meanings in the text. As God reveals Himself through Scripture, we can only begin to understand ourselves when we first glimpse the character, attributes, and promises of our Creator.
OPTION 4: Forgiven and Set Free by Linda Cochrane
No charge, offered year round.
Forgiven and Set Free, an inspired Bible study that can be used by individual women or by a group, effectively ministers God’s healing grace to women who are suffering remorse and guilt after an abortion.This study was developed out of Linda Cochrane’s experience of being freed from the bondage of guilt and grief that followed her abortion. “As I read my Bible, Christ was faithful to touch my open wounds with the healing touch of His promises, ” she writes. “He promised to turn all my wailing into dancing and He has.” Forgiven and Set Free guides suffering and hurting women to bring their emotional scars from abortion “out of the dark past and into His holy light,” where true and lasting healing can take place.
…meeting demands, facing pressures … and realize you’re holding your breath? You’re holding in troubles, worries, and responsibilities.
What you need is to Exhale.
When we spiritually exhale we empty us of ourselves and the world in order to allow God to breathe Life into us afresh.
When we go through life failing to inhale the breath God breathes into us, our spiritual life begins to feel like dry bones.
We need Him to breathe life into us so that no matter what life is serving us, we can follow Him wholeheartedly.
Job 33:4 says, “The Spirit of God has made me, And the breath of the Almighty gives me life”
Exhale is a quarterly gathering of women from all seasons and stages of life which exists to place us in a posture for God to breathe life into our lives and our souls.
At each Exhale event you can expect to:
- Hear an encouraging message
- Worship through music
- Enjoy coffee and dessert
Relax, Refresh, and Recharge alongside other women who can breathe out with you while saying, “Me too.”
This road to Exhale needs friends. It needs you.
Join us for our next Exhale event, Thursday, November 1st, 2018 at 7:00pm in the Worship Center.