Women’s Ministry

Womens Manuscript Study

We will be having a women’s Bible study (for ladies 13 years old and up).  It will be a manuscript study of the first 8 chapters of Mark.

A manuscript study looks at the text without chapter or verse divisions or the headings that the publishers put into the text. We will study the text looking for repeating phrases and themes and notice connections in a different way.

For instance…we are all familiar with the “Baptism of Jesus” as well as “the Temptation of Jesus”, but without the artificial division, the text reads:
“And a voice came from heaven, ‘You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.’ The Spirit immediately drove him out into the wilderness.”

The juxtaposition of these sentences indicates that God can be well pleased with us and also send us into challenging times.

The manuscripts and further information will be given on June 26th.  This meeting will be very brief.

There will be three actual meetings:
July 24th
August 12th
August 26th

You do not need to be able to attend all three to benefit from this study.

If you are interested in participating, please let Rebekah at the church office know by emailing her at: rebekah@crosswayma.org.

 


 

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The Bible is clear that women are created in God’s image and intended to serve him with their lives. But what might this look like for the women of our church?

Our women’s ministry is grounded in God’s word, grows in the context of God’s people and aims for the glory of Christ.(1)  That’s the goal of women’s ministry. It seems simple, but keeping God’s word a priority is often hard to do.

Ever since Eve, it has been our tendency to distance ourselves from God’s word. Therefore, no person is exempt from the daily temptation to focus more on personal desires and needs than God’s provision in His revelation of himself.

Women’s ministry can easily be more about women, rather than about women together hearing and following God’s voice as revealed in His word.

Scripture’s reveal the goal of any ministry, including women’s ministry is ultimately about God’s glory. We see that glory revealed face-to-face, as it is revealed to us in God’s word.

Come join us!

If you are interested in learning more about women’s ministry for this summer’s, contact our church office at rebekah@crosswayma.org

 

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(1)  Furman, Gloria, Word-Filled Women’s Ministry, pg. 13