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
Winter 2018 Bible Study
Offered Tuesday Mornings, Wednesday Evenings and Sunday Evenings
Join us as we journey, inductively, through the book of Nehemiah! As Israel returns to Jerusalem after exile, we’re given this story about starting over again and building anew. Against great odds, they look to the leadership and resilience of Nehemiah, a man whose passion for the Lord and dedication to prayer make him a great example for them and to us. Nehemiah is the last narrative we’re given of the Old Testament before Israel enters 400 years of silence that is finally broken with the triumphant news of the birth of the coming Messiah. Through it, we find lessons on leadership and perseverance underlined with a deep, deep need for a Savior.
NEW THIS SESSION: included with the study materials will be an abbreviated/more directed plan of study for women who find themselves in busy seasons of life or simply having a “crazy week.” No Sister left behind!!
Healing for Damaged Emotions
Offered Tuesday Mornings
In this classic work, David Seamands encourages us to live compassionately with ourselves as we allow the Holy Spirit to heal our past. As he helps us name hurdles in our lives—such as guilt, poor self-worth, and perfectionism—he shows us how we can find freedom from our pain and enjoy the abundant life God wants for us.
Pearls of Wisdom
Offered Tuesday Mornings – This class is full
Pearls of Wisdom: Wisdom for young mothers with restless hearts and busy homes. The top 10 questions every mom wants answered. We’ll be using Parenting: 14 Gospel Principles That Can Radically Change Your Family, by Paul David Tripp
This class is especially designed for mothers of children in 1st grade and below. Dawn Rikard will be the facilitator. Dawn is the mother of 4 children, ages 22, 20, 18 & 14. She has a heart for encouraging young moms and helping them navigate through these early years.
Forgiven and Set Free
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. Appropriate Scriptures help women deal with issues such as:
– relief and denial
– letting go
For questions regarding Forgiven and Set Free, please call 704-664-4673 Ext. 106. All calls are confidential.
Jesus taught in parables and stories. The Bible is full of stories of faith and the miracles performed by God. Each one of us has her own story of God’s grace in struggles, and how He was glorified in the outcome of the storms.
Each woman has a Story of salvation, healing and forgiveness that transitions into a Song that gives hope and encouragement. Join us where the mountains meet the lake in Western North Carolina to worship God in song, develop new friendships and return a refreshed woman.
Guest Speaker: Lori Williamson
The Women’s Ministry is very excited and extremely blessed to have Lori Williamson as our 2018 retreat guest speaker! Many women in our church and surrounding community, have been richly impacted by Lori’s passion for the Lord. Lori accepted Christ as her Savior at age 32 and has kept her eyes and heart fixed on Jesus ever since. Lori and her late husband, Michael, were married for 25 years. Together they had a blended family of 6 children, and 15 grandchildren. She loves “yard therapy”, Karen Kingsbury novels and Hallmark movies. Lori is actively involved in LNBC women’s bible study, Wednesday evening prayer, mentoring, and retreat planning, as well as serving in the nursery. Lori looks forward to sharing her amazing story and song with you in February. You won’t want to miss this impactful weekend.
Everyone will share their story of Your wonderful goodness; they will sing with joy about Your righteousness. – Pslam 145:7
…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, April 19th, 2018 at 7:00pm in the Loft.
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