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.

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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.

Calling All Cooks!

Calling All Cooks!

The SAY Yes! Center, a Christ-centered after-school program in midtown Atlanta, is in need of simple, nutritious meals throughout the school year. Volunteer today to prepare dinner for approximately 15 children on a one-time basis or even once a month. This is a great service project for all ages and stages and a perfect small group activity. Not a cook? Consider donating the cost of a meal.

View the online schedule and sign up to take a meal HERE.

For more information, please contact Nikki Klein at nikkiatl@att.net or 404-324-7810.

Prayer

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.

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.

For a complete list of suggested items to donate, CLICK HERE.

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!

 

 

 

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.

CLICK HERE to view and print the list of school supply needs for 2015.

 

 

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.

 

 

 

Movie-Night_August 2015_blueApostles Women Movie Night

Tuesday, August 11 | 6:30 p.m.
Room 237

Join us for a movie that tells the story of Martin Luther, the German monk who played a pivotal role in the Protestant Reformation in the early 1500s. There will be refreshments and post-movie discussion at this free event. For more information, contact Amber Wilson at awilson@apostles.org by August 2.

Registration is not required to attend, but you may RSVP HERE.

 

 

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Philippians: Christ, The Source of Joy & Strength | Tuesday Mornings

Tuesday mornings | 6:45 – 7:30 a.m.

September 15 – November 3 (8 weeks)

Philippians is a book that is written to inspire the growth of Christ in our very soul. It is not filled with historical events as many of Paul’s letters, but it seeks to grow our relationship with Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. Paul writes this letter to the Philippians imploring them to stand firm in the face of persecution and rejoice regardless of circumstances. It is outstanding as the letter of joy and contains one of the most profound Christological passages in the New Testament.

In this study, we welcome all women who are seeking an intimate Bible Study, whether a professional woman or otherwise. We strive in this study to reach the needs of each woman who joins our group and seeks to grow in her faith and relationship with Jesus Christ.

Leaders: Carolyn Caswell and Lori Harris
Time: 6:45 – 7:30 a.m.
Location: Room 246
Cost: $15
No childcare available.

Register Online »

Acts Part 1 - Precept upon Precept (Chapters 1-12) | Tuesday Mornings

Tuesday Mornings | 9:30 – 11:45 a.m.

September 15 – November 10 (9 weeks)

Luke’s first account was his Gospel in which he recorded all that Jesus began to do and teach. His second account we call Acts, or the Acts of the Apostles, in which Luke recorded what happened after Jesus’ ascension to the Father. Jesus sent the Holy Spirit, empowering the apostles to testify to the power of God in salvation and in living every day for the gospel. Learn how God spread the gospel through witnesses of Jesus’ death and resurrection, and from their examples, how you too can witness to others. Stand in awe of the power of God in believers to endure persecution and suffering for the cause of Christ and embrace His power in your life. Be encouraged by the results of faithful servants holding forth truth in a dark world; watch as the church grows numerically, geographically, and culturally.

Leader: Anne Hayes
Time:  9:30 – 11:45 a.m.
Location: Room 201-202
Cost: $25
Limited childcare available – $50 per family for Apostles members
Children MUST be pre-registered for childcare by August 26. NO WALK-INS.

Register Online »

Surprised by Suffering? A Study of 1 and 2 Peter | Tuesday Mornings

Tuesday Mornings | 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

September 15 – November 10 (9 weeks)

Today the world is in a state of heightened conflict, both at home and abroad. Christians are being martyred in historic numbers internationally and marginalized and isolated in America. How do we as Christians reconcile this reality with the hope of the Gospel of Christ, the transformative power of the Holy Spirit, and the promise that our God reigns both now and in the future kingdom? Where is Jesus when suffering rains down on Christian heads, when evil seems to sit on the throne? Come with us this fall to sit at Peter’s feet and to hear this chief of Jesus’s apostles address the issues of suffering and evil, a mere 30 years after Jesus conquered death.

Leader: Vicki Gillespie
Time: 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Room 237
Cost: $15
Limited childcare available – $50 per family for Apostles members
Children MUST be pre-registered for childcare by August 26. NO WALK-INS.

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True Woman 101: Divine Design | Tuesday Evenings

Tuesday Evenings | 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

September 8 – November 3 (9 weeks)

What does it mean to be a woman? The current cultural ideal for womanhood encourages women to be strident, sexual, self-centered, independent, and, above all, powerful and in control. But sadly, this model of womanhood hasn’t delivered the happiness and fulfillment it promised. The Bible teaches that it’s not up to us to decide what womanhood is all about. God created male and female for a very specific purpose. His design isn’t arbitrary or unimportant. It is very intentional, and He wants women to discover, embrace, and delight in the beauty of His design. He’s looking for True Women!

Bible teachers Mary A. Kassian and Nancy Leigh DeMoss share the key fundamentals of biblical womanhood in this eight-week study. Each week includes five daily individual lessons leading to a group time of sharing and digging deeper into God’s Word. And to enhance this time of learning together, online videos are available featuring Mary and Nancy as they encourage women to discover and embrace God’s design and mission for their lives.

Leader: Linda McEntire
Time: 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Room 623
Cost: $20
No childcare available.

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A Wife After God's Own Heart | Thursday Mornings

Thursday Mornings | 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

September 17 – November 12 (9 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 marriage-focused Bible study is designed to align our hearts and wills with God’s Word through prayer, study, and authentic community. Each week we will learn biblical concepts through teaching and discussion, with topics including God’s design and roles for wives, communication, intimacy, and forgiveness. There will be weekly homework that includes keeping a “thankful” list, studying God’s Word, praying for your husband, 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
Time: 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Room 237
Cost: $15
Limited childcare available – $50 per family for Apostles members
Children MUST be pre-registered for childcare by August 26. NO WALK-INS.

Register Online »

Genesis | Thursday Mornings

Thursday Mornings | 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

September 17, 2015 – April 28, 2016 (28 weeks)
Fall meeting dates: September 17 – December 10 (No meeting November 26)

Genesis: it’s been called the most important book ever written. You may think that’s a bit over-stated, but Genesis is undeniably foundational, inestimably significant. The first book in the Bible, Genesis means “origin”; in Genesis, we have God’s mind on the origin of creation, the universe, our world, humanity, life, marriage, evil, language, government, culture, nations, religion, God’s chosen people—to name a few.

Whether you’re a Bible novice or a seasoned aficionado, you may enjoy this opportunity to interface daily with God’s Word through simple homework questions. There will be corporate sharing, as well as clarifying teaching. Join us for this 28-week study of the book of the Bible that is critical to knowing God more fully, handling His Word with growing expertise, and gaining a richer understanding of many important matters in life.

Leader: Denise Nyberg
Time: 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Room 231
Cost: $32 (total fee for the 28 week study)
Limited childcare available – $50 per family for Apostles members
Children MUST be pre-registered for childcare by August 26. NO WALK-INS.

Register Online »

A Study of the Book of Ruth | Thursday Mornings

Thursday Mornings | 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

September 17 – October 29 (7 weeks)

There is nothing like pasturing in God’s living, breathing, life-giving Word. Please join us for this verse-by-verse journey through the book of Ruth. This book is a true story of hard times with a happy ending. It’s a story of redemption, but more than that, it tells of the ancestry of Christ, the Redeemer of the world. It’s a story that provides a picture of Jesus as our Bridegroom who came to save us. He is the One who brings us out of darkness to place us into His family. He not only provides a happy ending but is coming again to gather us into a glorious and eternal forevermore. God used John the Baptist to prepare the way for Christ’s first appearing. As He prepares the bride of Christ – the true church – for the wedding supper of the Lamb, He is using us to prepare the way for Christ’s next appearing. These are exciting times! Oh, Lord Jesus, come!

Leader: Charlotte Travis
Time: 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Room 201
Fee: $15
Limited childcare available – $50 per family for Apostles members
Children MUST be pre-registered for childcare by August 26. NO WALK-INS.

Register Online »

Faith in Life Series: Cultivating Joy | Saturday Mornings - NEW

Saturday Mornings | 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

September 19 and 26, October 3 and 17 (4 weeks)

Joy is our natural reaction to God’s grace, but possessing joy is a choice. We choose whether to value God’s presence, promises, and work in our lives. Join Jeanine Dungan, The Church of The Apostles counselor, for this four-week series where we will explore these topics:

Week 1 – What is joy, and how does yielding to the Spirit increase joy?
Week 2 – Joy found in pursuing a life of meaning
Week 3 – Joy found in pursuing a life of intimacy
Week 4 – Joy found in pursuing a life of virtue

Leader: Jeanine Dungan
Time: 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Location: Room 237
Cost: $10
No childcare available.

Register Online »

Childcare Information

PLEASE NOTE: Childcare registration is now OPEN. All children must be registered by August 26 for the fall Bible studies that offer childcare.

Children must be pre-registered for child care by August 26. We will not be able to accept walk-ins.

Childcare Fee: $50.00 per family (for Apostles Members), per study

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

To have COMPLETE registration, if you require childcare, 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. Registration is NOW OPEN.

NEW FOR 2015 – 2016: This study is now YEAR-LONG and will be offered twice a week! You may register for this study (including childcare) once for either Tuesdays or Wednesdays, September through April. See below for details about this study.

TUESDAY Class Registration »  WEDNESDAY Class Registration »

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Study Overview

Mom to Mom – Age of Opportunity (Year-long study)

TWO CLASS OPTIONS:

Tuesday mornings, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
September 22 – November 10 (8 weeks), January 26 – April 5 (11 weeks)

Wednesday evenings, 7:00 – 9:30 p.m.
September 23 – November 11 (8 weeks), January 27 – April 6 (11 weeks)

Because life is not a destination but a preparation for eternity, Mom to Mom this year will include an emphasis on family devotional resources and a continuing study of peacemaking principles. However, our primary study for 2015-2016 will focus on parenting as taught by Paul David Tripp, and particularly his book, Age of Opportunity.

This is an excellent opportunity for parents of young children and preteens to prepare for the teen years. In addition, Paul Tripp is an author we need to know! His insight into our relationship with the Lord and with one another is being used in myriads of ways at this time in history with all ages. How great it is that we can begin to form the mindset together that each day is a day of opportunity!

Age of Opportunity is a breath of fresh air. It is a study that uncovers the heart issues affecting parents and their children—particularly teenagers. Combining elements of hope, solid Biblical advice and extremely practical guidance, Paul David Tripp challenges readers to see the teen years as a period of opportunity rather than one of survival. Principles in this study aim to allow us to gain assurance of God’s provision for parenting success and discover ways to seize the countless opportunities to deepen communication, learn, and grow with your children. Bottom line: parenting is a privilege and a gift.

Leader: Connie Musselman
Time: Tuesdays, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. OR Wednesdays, 7:00 – 9:30 p.m.
Location: Room 620-623
Cost: $25

TUESDAY Class Registration »  WEDNESDAY Class Registration »

Registration Dates

Registration is NOW OPEN!

July 20, 2015
Registration opens

September 8
Deadline to register for childcare (Tuesdays only)

September 15
Deadline to register for study

September 22 & 23
Study begins

Childcare

Childcare

PLEASE NOTE: Registration for childcare is now OPEN for the Tuesday morning class ONLY. Please register online early to secure childcare, as space is limited. Childcare is not offered during the Wednesday evening class.

Childcare 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: $150 per family for non-members (Sept – Apr); $100 per family for Apostles members (Sept – Apr)

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, 9/22/15 – 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.

Questions?

Questions?

If you have questions about the changes for 2015-2016 that are not answered on this page, please contact Katie Wages at kwages@apostles.org.

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
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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

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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.

 

UPCOMING GATHERINGS:

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

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Topic: Depression

Guest speaker: Jeanine Dungan

Depression is not a character defect, spiritual disorder, or an emotional dysfunction, and, most of all, it is not a choice. The Church of The Apostles counselor Jeanine Dungan will look at the complex issue of depression through a biblical lens and offer simple steps that are effective in the prevention and healing of depression.

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!