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.

 

 

Prayer

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

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 Angela Mitchell at 770-435-8025 or eagm1@aol.com.

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

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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. The 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…

Winter-Retreat-2015

Leave Nothing Unsaid Winter Retreat
February 27 & 28 | 7:00 p.m. Friday – 3:00 p.m. Saturday
With Jody Noland

As an author, speaker, and coach, Jody Noland brings an infectious passion for writing words of encouragement. Her greatest joy comes from helping others “leave nothing unsaid” to the important people in their lives. In this weekend in-house getaway, Jody will inspire and actually take us through the process of learning to write letters that will mean the world to those who receive them.

Registration coming soon!

 

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Becoming a Woman of Beauty & Strength: Esther | Tuesday Mornings

Tuesday Mornings | 6:45 a.m. – 7:30 a.m.

January 27 – March 17 (8 weeks)

Becoming a Woman of Beauty and Strength: A Study of Esther spotlights a woman for whom God is first in her heart and the ultimate priority in her life. This study by Elizabeth George is from her series “A Woman After God’s Own Heart”. Join us for a Biblical look at Esther, the famous Old Testament queen who exhibited character and courage. Esther takes us through a story in Jewish history, which has been revered and which we anticipate exploring!

Leader: Carolyn Caswell & Lori Harris
Room: 246
Fee: $20.00

Child care NOT available

 Register Online »

The Book of Zechariah: Precept | Tuesday Mornings

Tuesday Mornings | 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

January 27 – March 17 (8 weeks)

“They shall be My People, and I will Be Their God.” What will happen on the day when the Lord is King over all the earth? There is a time of restoration coming for the righteous. Are you ready? You are invited to join us as we unfold what the prophet Zechariah, whose name means “The Lord remembers,” was told about the future fulfillment of the promises made by Jehovah, the Covenant-keeping God, to His People.

Leader: Anne Hayes
Room: 201-203
Fee: $30.00

Limited Childcare Available, $80 per family (non-members) / $50 per family (members)

Children MUST be pre-registered for child care by January 12. NO WALK-INS.

Register Online »

The Amazing Collection | Tuesday Mornings

Tuesday Mornings | 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

January 27 – March 10 (7 weeks)

The Amazing Collection is a video Bible study for women taught sequentially, book by book. Each 45-minute DVD gives an overview of one book of the Bible. The main characters and theme of each book come alive with dynamic teachings, original music videos, and personal testimonies. Each set contains a companion workbook to enhance the teaching and to encourage further study. Your spiritual walk and biblical knowledge will be greatly enriched by investing in The Amazing Collection as we study the Later Minor Prophets, Nahum through Malachi.

Leader: Sandra Dixon
Room: 229B
Fee: $20.00

Limited Childcare Available, $80 per family (non-members) / $50 per family (members)

Children MUST be pre-registered for child care by January 12. NO WALK-INS.

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Following Hard after God through the Psalms: Part II | Tuesday Mornings

Tuesday Mornings | 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

January 27 – March 31 (10 weeks)

The Book of Psalms is the hymnal of the Bible. Calling us to worship God, Psalms were meant to be memorized, to be communicated by singing, and to spread the good news of God from person to person. In ten lessons, we will take each of the seven types of Psalms (i.e. thanksgiving, praise, lamentation, etc.) and study how they lead us to see Christ, to discover how God Himself is revealed to us, to hear the Word of God, and to see how the Psalms amplify all the ways God works in our lives. We will learn one Psalm each week together, pray through that Psalm during the week, and sing others. May God bless us with a deeper understanding of Himself as we are drenched in His songs.

Leader: Vicki Gillespie
Room: 237
Fee: $20.00

Limited Childcare Available, $80 per family (non-members) / $50 per family (members)

Children MUST be pre-registered for child care by January 12. NO WALK-INS.

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Living a Life of Worship | Wednesday Evenings

Wednesday Evenings | 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

January 28, February 11 & 25, March 11, April 15, & May 6 (6 classes)

Reading the Psalms is like reading David’s journal, allowing us to peer into the heart of a man who lived a life of worship even in the midst of his battles, struggles, doubts, times of blessings, and times of depression. In the midst of everything David went through, he remained confident in the fact that God loves, cares and protects His own, and that He always keeps His promises.

How, as Christian women, do we live lives of worship and purpose that glorify God in the midst of the everyday struggles, burdens, joys, and blessings? We have much to learn from David through the Psalms about how to worship the God who loves us and cares for us. He desires for us to offer our lives to Him as a fragrant offering that draws our friends, husbands, children, co-workers and neighbors to Him.

Leader: Rebecca Peet
Room: 4th Floor Landing
Fee: $20.00
Child care NOT available

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A Study of Ephesians: God's Glorious Display | Thursday Mornings

Thursday Mornings | 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

January 29 – March 12 (7 weeks)

The glory of the Lord abounds in the book of Ephesians. This book is actually a letter written to the Christians in Ephesus by the apostle Paul. In it we learn of our Father’s great love for us, who we are as His children, our purpose in life, and how to remain in victory. He has given us every spiritual blessing in Christ, and we enjoy them by looking to the One from whom they come. It’s in knowing the love of Christ that we may be filled with all the fullness of God. We will bask in His love and truth during this six-week verse-by-verse study through Ephesians, where we will hear our rescue story that never gets old.

Leader: Charlotte Travis
Room: 201-203
Fee: $20.00

Limited Childcare Available, $80 per family (non-members) / $50 per family (members)

Children MUST be pre-registered for child care by January 12. NO WALK-INS.

Register Online »

A Wife After God's Own Heart | Thursday Mornings

Thursday Mornings | 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

January 29 – April 2 (10 weeks)

“A Wife After God’s Own Heart” is a 10-week marriage-focused Bible study designed to align our hearts and wills with God’s Word through prayer, study, and authentic community.

Is “A Wife After God’s Own Heart” for me? Yes, if the following statements describe your heart: 1) The Lord has been stirring, inspiring, or convicting you in the area of marriage. You desire to study His Word in order to grow in grace and truth in this area of your life; 2) You are willing to be authentic and transparent so that God might be honored in your marriage; 3) You are willing to be an agent of transformation in your marriage; and, 4) You can attend most classes, complete weekly homework, and participate in group discussions.

Each week, we will learn Biblical concepts through teaching and discussion, with topics including God’s design for marriage, God’s roles in our marriages, communication, intimacy, and practical ways to live out being a godly wife. There will be homework every week that includes praying for your husband, keeping a “thankful” list, studying God’s Word, and answering application questions that are heart-probing and action-oriented.

Leader: Toria Peterson
Room: 246
Fee: $20.00

Limited Childcare Available, $80 per family (non-members) / $50 per family (members)

Children MUST be pre-registered for child care by January 12. NO WALK-INS.

Register Online »

Child Care Information

LIMITED SPACE IS AVAILABLE. Please secure your spot as soon as possible.

Children must be pre-registered for child care by January 12. We will not be able to accept walk-ins.

Child care Fee: $80.00 per family, per study (non-members) / $50.00 per family, per study (members)

Child care for children through the ages of five (5) is provided for most 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! Register Online »

Mom to Mom Video

Study Overview

Study: Teaching Them Young, by Dr. Chuck Betters, Part II, and Peacemaking Women

Dates: Tuesdays, January 27 – March 31, 2015 (10 weeks)

Time: 9:30-11:30 am

Leader: Connie Musselman

Room: 620-623

Fee: $20 (Includes the book)

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

*Children must be pre-registered for childcare by Monday, January 12, as space is LIMITED. No walk-ins. All child care information must be complete for registration to be complete.

Description:

Teaching Them Young, by Dr. Chuck Betters, is a challenging, yet rewarding journey through the first nine chapters of Proverbs, with the goal of extracting and applying these core values God wants your children to learn. Parenting principles from chapters 6-10 of this book will be taught and completed during weeks 1-5 of the winter semester.

We will begin the book Peacemaking Women: Biblical Hope for Resolving Conflict during weeks 6-10. Women have a strong desire for relational connections. Relationships between women can be especially enriching, but when conflict arises, they also can be especially damaging. Too many women approach conflict as if they were unbelievers with gossip, spiteful actions, bitterness, and even hatred. In Peacemaking Women, Tara Klena Barthel and Judy Dabler offer a meaningful, lasting message to lead women out of conflict to a state of peace where they can live as representatives of Christ to one another as well as unbelievers. With advice that is firmly rooted in Scripture, the authors bring sound, practical help for women who want to know what the Bible says about conflict resolution and how to achieve peace in their relationships with God, self, and others.

For more information contact Connie Musselman at cmusselm@apostles.org or 404.591.1969.

Registration Dates

December 15
Registration Opens

January 12
Childcare Registration Closes

January 20
Online Registration Closes

January 27
Mom to Mom Begins
On-site registration for moms only is available

Childcare

Child Care

PLEASE NOTE: The following age groups for the Winter/Spring 2015 session are now at capacity – Infant (Not Sitting), 2 Year Olds, 5-6 Year Olds. If you have a child in this age range and need childcare, your child will be placed on a waiting list, and you will be contacted if a spot becomes available.

Child care is based on a first come-first served basis and is LIMITED. Children must be pre-registered by MONDAY, January 12. 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!

SPECIAL EVENTS:

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

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

BIBLE STUDIES:

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

CHURCH-WIDE EVENTS:

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
shooker@apostles.org
(404) 842-0200 ext. 308

Vicki Halford, Coordinator of Events
vhalford@apostles.org
(404) 842-0200 ext. 308

Amber Wilson, Assistant Coordinator
awilson@apostles.org
(404) 842-0200 ext. 356