Women’s Ministry

About Women’s Ministry

“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” -Galatians 6:9

The women’s ministry at The Church of The Apostles desires to be a place where women of all ages and stages can come together to be equipped to use their God-given gifts to minister to the Church and the world.

Our vision is to see women who are committed to a deepening relationship with Jesus Christ through diligent prayer and the study of Scriptures, and who are confident in the use of their gifts so that they reach out in loving relationships, to make an impact in their world.










Get Involved!

The best way to learn about Women’s Ministry is to join one of our many ministries and get your hands dirty! From studying the Word of God with fellow women to knitting baby caps, there are opportunities for everyone.

Bible Studies

A variety of Bible studies are offered for women weekly (daytime and evening) to encourage women to study God’s Word and develop community with other women.

For the full listing of our current and/or upcoming studies please visit our Women’s Bible Study page.




But you, dear friends, build yourself up in your most holy faith and pray in the Holy Spirit. -Jude 1:20

Women’s Ministry
Prayer Team

We are women who are committed to a deepening relationship with Jesus Christ through diligent prayer. Are you a woman who knows that God answers prayers? If so, there are many ways to get involved with the women’s prayer ministry. If you cannot commit on a regular basis, you can volunteer to be on the prayer team for one of the women’s ministry fellowship events.
Contact Casey Hawley at chawley@gsu.edu.

Prayer for Revival
Tuesdays, 12:15 – 2:00 p.m.
Room 248
All are welcome.
Contact Julie Van Gorp at julesfreeinhim@bellsouth.net.

Sunday Morning Community for Single Women

Join us as we explore our faith and hope in the Lord in a way that makes the gospel a lived reality. We aim to be women of excellence and purpose and this community is designed to offer a personal, relational approach to learning, growing, praying together, bearing each other’s burdens, and living as a thriving part of the body of Christ as single sisters.

Come be part of the teaching, discussion, and fellowship! The community begins at 9:00 a.m. on January 4, 2015, and continues through May for the spring semester in room 607 on the 6th floor.

Questions about the community can be sent to Laurie Graffo at lgraffo@yahoo.com.

The Close-Knit Flock

Anne Hayes, Lay Leader

that their hearts may be encouraged, having been knit together in love, and attaining to all the wealth that comes from the full assurance of understanding, resulting in a true knowledge of God’s mystery, that is, Christ Himself -Colossians 2:2 (NASB)

If you enjoy needlework and the fellowship of Christian women, you are invited to reach out to others with the love and encouragement of Christ. These ladies meet twice per month to knit baby hats for Cobb Pregnancy Center. They knit an average of 40 hats per month. No experience necessary. They will teach you!

Contact Anne Hayes at awhayes12@gmail.com for more information.

Operation Christmas Child Crafters

Joan Friedman, Lay LeaderOCC_logo_web

Location: Room 511 & 229AB
Meeting dates: Varies

Would you like to be involved in outreach for needy children around the world? Join us twice a month as we make dolls and other items to pack in shoeboxes to send to children through Operation Christmas Child! No special skills are required. For meeting schedule and more information, contact Joan Friedman at friedman1500@gmail.com.

Widows Network

“A Father to the fatherless, and a defender of widows, is God in His holy dwelling.” -Psalm 68:5

The Widow’s Network has helped many find solace in times of grief, as well as brought a sense of connection to other women. On six Sundays a year and at Christmas there are special luncheons held to honor the widows. There are other activities and service projects also. Please e-mail Marion Sharp at memum@bellsouth.net.

Read “The Widow Wagon” by Lisa Harris

Single Hearts for Christ

Jan Blakeslee, Lay Leader

Single Hearts for Christ: A fellowship for single, divorced, and widowed women forty and beyond. Single Hearts for Christ is a women’s fellowship group that brings single Christian women together to enjoy, enrich and support one another. What better place to be than with a group where people know you, pray for you and encourage you in your faith. As we see it, every single, divorced, and widowed woman has different needs, worries, hopes and dreams. But it is certain that each one offers a plethora of experiences, perspectives, challenges and gifts. In Christ, we have all that we need for life and ministry.

Come join us by contacting Jan Blakeslee at jblakeslee@apostles.org.

More about Single Hearts for Christ »

Mom to Mom

The ministry of Mom to Mom is dedicated to encouraging young mothers in their walk with God and in the nurturing of their children. Ministry is having a spiritual impact in the lives of other people, and we believe that when mothers are impacted for Christ, they will in turn impact their children. Each week we gather in a large group for inspirational stories and teaching time and then meet for an hour in small group interaction with peers and a seasoned leader-mom. Through this ministry we believe you will build relationships that will last a lifetime!

Click on the Mom to Mom tab to learn more about this study.

Mark your calendars for…

Movie-Night_April-2015Coffee Connection
Sunday mornings | June 7 through September 6
9:00 – 10:30 a.m. & after the worship service

Join us for a cup of coffee, a light snack, and some great conversation every Sunday before and after the 10:30 a.m. worship service. We will gather throughout the summer, starting June 7 through Labor Day weekend. Also, use that time to ask questions of the staff and find out what’s happening around Apostles!




Christmas-in-JulyChristmas in July
Sunday, July 19 | 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Get in the Christmas spirit early at our church-wide Christmas in July event! Hear John & Cindy Morris share their experience delivering Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes in Ecuador, donate supplies for a huge OCC packing party to be held in November, and make Christmas cards for prisoners (Heartbound Ministries).

Lunch is available: $5 per person. No registration is required! Learn more here.



School-Supply-DriveSchool Supply Drive
Sundays, August 2, 9, & 11
Main Narthex & Children’s Narthex

As you are shopping and pass the aisles stocked with school supplies, remember our upcoming August school supply drive for Atlanta Youth Academy, The Jonah Project, and S.A.Y. Yes! Center. You may drop off your donations at the tables in the Narthex.




Tea-Table-Hostess-LuncheonTea Table Hostess Luncheon
Sunday, August 9 | 12:00 p.m.
The Commons

Mark your calendars! We are hosting a luncheon for all women interested in hosting a table at either of this year’s teas. RSVP via email to Amber Wilson at awilson@apostles.org by August 2.





Church-Wide Upcoming Events


Brokenness: The Heart God Revives| Tuesday Evenings

Tuesday Evenings | 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

June 16 – July 21 (6 weeks)

What does it mean to be broken? This study, Brokenness: The Heart God Revives by Nancy Leigh DeMoss, will help us explore the blessing of brokenness. “True brokenness” says Nancy, “is an ongoing constant way of life. Brokenness is the shattering of my self-will, and the absolute surrender of my will to the will of God” (Brokenness, pg. 53). Together we will learn about pride, personal revival, and the ways God mercifully walks with us through the difficult process of being broken.

Note: Prior to our first class, please read Chapter One (through page 40). You may pick up your book from Women’s Ministry.

Leader: Casey Hawley with Trish Bruce and Susan Hooker
Room: 237
Fee: $12.00
Childcare not available.

Register Online »

A Wife After God's Own Heart - Selected Topics | Wednesday Evenings

Wednesday Evenings | 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

July 8, 15, 22, 29 (4 weeks)

Do you wonder what the Bible really says about marriage? Do you feel like God is calling you to make your marriage a priority? Do you want to know how you can please and serve God through this relationship? This summer class is a 4 week marriage-focused Bible study designed to align our hearts and wills with God’s Word through prayer, study, and authentic community. This study is for all women – no matter how long you have been married or if you hope to be married someday. Each week we will learn Biblical concepts through teaching and discussion, with topics including God’s design and roles for wives, intimacy, and forgiveness. There will be weekly homework that includes keeping a “thankful” list, studying God’s Word, praying for your husband or husband-to-be, and answering application questions that are heart-probing and action-oriented. Join us as we look into God’s beautiful plan for marriage and expect that He will do great things in our hearts and homes.

Leader: Toria Peterson
Room: 237
Fee: $12.00
Childcare not available.

Register Online »

Fighting the Seven Deadly Sins: Learning to Find Joy in God Alone | Thursday Mornings

Thursday Mornings | 9:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

June 18 – July 30 (7 weeks)

As we come to Christ and begin to follow Him, we discover patterns of sin in our lives that rob us of the joy of knowing Christ at a deeper level.  Further examination of our sinful behaviors and motives reveals what we are trusting in and craving more than we are desiring and treasuring God.  How does the Gospel reorient us and redeem our deepest desires?  Join us for this seven week study as we examine the things that hold us back and how God’s grace frees us to be everything we are meant to be in Christ, for the glory of God.

Note: After registering, plan to pick up your book to begin reading prior to the first class meeting.

Leader: Susan Hooker
Room 237
Fee: $12.00
Childcare available, $50 per family
Children must be pre-registered for childcare by June 4. NO WALK-INS.

Register Online »

Child Care Information

PLEASE NOTE: Child care registration is now CLOSED. All children must be registered by June 4 for the summer Bible studies that offer child care.

Children must be pre-registered for child care by June 4. We will not be able to accept walk-ins.

Child care Fee: $50.00 per family, per study

Child care for children through the ages of five (5) is provided for selected studies.

To have COMPLETE registration, if you require child care, the following is REQUIRED during registration:

Please list your child/children’s NAMES, AGES, BIRTH DATES, and ANY ALLERGIES or details that the nursery should be aware of (i.e. is your child crawling, walking, or sitting?).

Mom to Mom

The ministry of Mom to Mom is dedicated to encouraging young mothers in their walk with God and in the nurturing of their children. Ministry is having a spiritual impact in the lives of other people, and we believe that when mothers are impacted for Christ, they will in turn impact their children. Each week we gather in a large group for inspirational stories and teaching time and then meet for an hour in small group interaction with peers and a seasoned leader-mom. Through this ministry we believe you will build relationships that will last a lifetime!

The next Mom to Mom study will begin in September 2015.

Mom to Mom Video

Study Overview

The next Mom to Mom study will begin in September 2015.

Registration Dates

Registration is currently closed.

The next Mom to Mom study will begin in September 2015.


Child Care

PLEASE NOTE: Registration for childcare is now closed. The next Mom to Mom study will begin in September 2015, and registration for childcare will open during the summer.

Child care is based on a first come-first served basis and is LIMITED. Children must be pre-registered. We will not be able to accept walk-ins.

FEE: $80 per family for non-members; $50 per family for Apostles members

Please have the following information ready when you register, as it is required to complete your registration (if you require child care). Without ALL of this information your registration will be put on hold:

  • First & last name of each child
  • Each child’s age as of the start of the study, 1/27/15 – For children 18 months and younger include developmental milestones: Sitting, crawling, walking
  • Each child’s birth month/day/year
  • Any allergies

*Note that if a child misses 3 weeks in a row, his/her space will be given to someone on the waiting list.

Media & Links

Below are links to audio and/or visual recordings of past special events and Bible studies. We invite you to explore and find encouragement!


2014 Thanksgiving Tea Luncheon
November 15, 2014
Guest Speakers: Lauren Settembrini & Amber Wilson

2014 Christmas Tea Dinner
December 5, 2014
Guests Speaker: Christa Wells


All Women’s Bible studies that are recorded (audio only) are available on www.apostleslife.com.


Looking for a particular sermon or past event? Check out the Apostles Media page for Sunday services, series archives, special events, and more!

Contact Us

We would love to hear from you! If you have questions about our ministry, how to register for events or Bible studies, or The Church of The Apostles, please drop us a line. We are here to serve you however we can.

Susan Hooker, Coordinator of Bible Studies, Outreach, and Mentoring
(404) 842-0200 ext. 308

Vicki Halford, Coordinator of Events
(404) 842-0200 ext. 308

Amber Wilson, Assistant Coordinator
(404) 842-0200 ext. 356

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Genuine Wisdom

A Monthly Gathering of Ladies in their 20s & 30s

Your 20s and 30s can be such a transitional and challenging season of life. Have you been longing to find older women to walk alongside you, but don’t know where to find that support?

Every third Thursday of the month, come enjoy a special evening of connecting with each other through desserts, community, and presentations from godly mentor-aged women living a lifestyle of genuine wisdom.

Using God’s Word as our basis, we will explore relevant topics such as our identity, beauty, suffering, thankfulness, careers, relationships, and more. This event is designed for single or married women, ages 20s and 30s.

We will meet every third Thursday of the month throughout the entire year.

There is no charge for this event. No childcare will be provided. For more information, contact Amber Wilson at awilson@apostles.org.



Thursday, July 16, 2015

Topic: True Beauty

Guest speaker: Connie Musselman

We all have our stories and struggles when it comes to beauty. Our culture is obsessed with physical beauty, but what is the ideal standard for beauty? How can we put our trust in God in the midst of the bombardment of our culture? This message of hope will encourage you, as what God promises regarding beauty is supernatural, satisfying, and attainable.

Time: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Room: 620-623

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Topic: God’s Design for Sexuality

Guest speaker: Toria Peterson

There is a violent and relentless attack on God’s view of sexuality in our culture. Mixed with our own baggage and brokenness, we often hide in guilt, shame or false thinking and don’t experience the fullness God desires for us. This message will expose lies we believe and offer hope for restoration, joy and redemption in our sexuality. Toria Peterson will lead us as we look at God’s abundant and beautiful plan and reclaim this gift that He intends for true intimacy and oneness.

Time: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Room: 620-623

Apostles Women’s Conference with Isik Abla

October 8, 2015 | 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

The Ayoub Memorial Chapel

Cost: $10.00 per person

The Church of the Apostles is very blessed to have the opportunity to host a conference with guest speaker Isik Abla. Born in Turkey, raised in a Muslim home and converted to Christianity, Isik holds a powerful testimony of God’s healing and redemption in her life, one that we believe will greatly bless and encourage women throughout our community.

We invite you to share this opportunity with the women in your life and encourage them to bring their unsaved friends to hear this incredible story of transformation.

View the video below to learn more about Isik, her story, and her ministry.

Refreshments will be served, and the cost is $10.00 per person. If you have any questions or need more information, please contact Amber Wilson at awilson@apostles.org or 404-842-9915.

Registration for this event will open on August 1, 2015. Check back soon!