Throughout the year, Women’s Ministry provides various special events and weekend retreats.
Real People, Real Stories, Trusting in a Real God.
Join us on Saturday, March 10, for our one-day women’s spring event! We will have great worship, laughter, (maybe some tears!) and we will hear some incredible stories of real faith in the midst of real trials. This is going to be a great, encouraging day that you don’t want to miss. We’ll be hearing from Nesha Anderson, Beth Summitt, Nicole Fisher and WTHR anchor Scott Swan.
Saturday, March 10, 8:30-3pm
Online registration for the Real Faith Conference is now closed. If you have any questions, please contact Christy Brink.
Winter/Spring Bible Studies
Mount Pleasant Women’s Ministry puts a huge emphasis on the importance of daily bible study. Various bible studies are offered throughout the year, and provide great ways to get into the Word, meet new people, and have insightful, meaningful small group conversation.
Beauty out of Ashes
Led By: Amy Moran
Beauty out of Ashes is an ongoing, Sunday morning women’s Bible study. Come join women who enjoy studying the Bible and want to encourage each other on in their walk with the Lord! No registration, just stop on by!
Single Women’s Bible Study
Current Study: Missing Pieces
By: Jennifer Rothschild
Begins: January 14
Led By: Lori Lewis
Room 304 (will move to room 202 on January 28)
This is an ongoing, Sunday morning, single women’s Bible study. Open to women in all ages and stages of life. Throughout the year, different topics and studies are covered.
Starting January 7, we will be going through the “Missing Pieces” study, where we will be discussing the questions of: Does God care? Is He fair? Is He even there? Although you may know all the right answers, they don't always feel right. We will explore these and other questions in this realistic look at the messy, mysterious uncertainties of faith. God's ways don't always make sense, but He is trustworthy. Come close to Him. Trust Him more than your feelings. God will reveal Himself and fill in your missing pieces.
By Priscilla Shirer
Led by: Debbie Henninger
Begins: Jan 21
Meets in the home of Debbie Henninger
Do you feel overwhelmed? Inexperienced? Intimidated? Insufficient? Too old? Too young? Too invisible? Too afraid?
Gideon’s story involves far more than a wet fleece and a battle won with 300 soldiers. His epic victory actually tells of one man’s struggle with his own weakness – and the One True God who transformed it into triumph.
So if you’ve ever struggled with insecurity or had trouble accepting your limitations, this study will hellp you see how God can use your weakness to unlock His strength. Yes, Gideon can attest – weakness is a gift. Join this Bible study that will open your eyes to a brand new perspective on yourself, your God, and Gideon.
By: Beth Moore
Led by: Christy Brink
Begins: January 23
10 Week Study
Meets in the Chapel
If you’ve ever felt inadequate, threatened, or pushed into situations that seemed overpowering, this is the study for you! Just as it was tough being a woman in Esther’s day, it’s tough today. But, through this study, we will peel back the layers of history and show how very contemporary and applicable the story of Esther is to us. This portion of God’s Word contains treasures to aid us in our hurried, harried, and pressured lives. Join us as we dive into this beautiful book of the Old Testament!
By: Priscilla Shirer
Led By: Katie Brown
Begins: January 23
7 week study
They shock us; they shake us; they compel us to change. You can’t escape life’s interruptions, but you can change your perspective on them. Dive into the study of Jonah and discover that what you see as an interruption may truly be God’s divine invitation to a life so much bigger than you can imagine.
James: Living a Life of Genuine Faith
By: Jen Wilkin
Led by: Leigh Lawson
Begins: January 16
10 week study
Join us for a 10 week study of the book of James! In this verse by verse study of the book of James, we will explore what it means to have genuine faith amid trials and temptations, as well as exploring genuine faith in our words, actions, through submission, through prayer, and so much more. Your faith will grow as you study this beautiful book of the Bible!
Discerning the Voice of God
By: Priscilla Shirer
Led By: Pam Eckart
Begins Jan 23
7 week study
The Father so passionately loves you that He sent Jesus to die in your place. He desires a personal relationship in which he speaks directly to you. Have you spent most of your Christina life leaning on these beliefs without really experiencing them? Have you been in the presence of passionate believers who shared stirring encounters with God’s voice while your own soul overflowed with confusion? How did these saints know God was speaking?
Through this study, we will discover the root to clear and daily communication with God is humble obedience. Learn how surrender unlocks His many blessings intended for us, centers us in His will, and helps us discern His voice in everyday life.
Philippians: The Joys of Christian Friendship, Part 2
Led by: Beth Summitt, Nicole Fisher, Nesha Anderson, Tracy Cottongim, and Elizabeth Nevill
Begins: January 11
Meets in the Chapel
Every other Thursday morning:
Jan 11, Jan 25, Feb 8, Feb 22, Mar 8, Apr 12, Apr 26, May 10
Do you desire healthy Christian friendships? Do you want to be a better Christian friend to others? If so, join us for Part 2 of our verse-by-verse study of Philippians, a Greco-Roman letter of friendship to the church of Philippi. Paul speaks lovingly an dpersonally to the Philippian church and had a unique and close relationship with its members. The biblical priciples and timeless truths within this book still apply today to our Christian relationships. Christian friends are a blessing and have distinct qualities and responsibilities. Through Paul’s relationship with the Philippians we will learn why we need Christian friends and how to be a good Christian friend. The study has light homework, live teaching, and small group discussion. You can join even if you did not attend Part 1 of the study!
Cost: Free unless you are new to the class. New members will need to pay $5 the first day of class for their binder.
To Live is Christ
By: Beth Moore
Led by: Amber Hassett
Begins: Jan 11
11 Week Study
Meets about every other Thursday:
Jan 11, Jan 25, Feb 8, Feb 15, Mar 8, Apr 5, Apr 12, Apr 26, May 10, May 24
Join us for an 11 week study as we journey into the life and heart of Paul the apostle. Get to know how he formed close friendships, served faithfully, and loved heartily. More than any other person, Paul provided us an example of sold-out servanthood. He understood what it means to die daily, crucified with Christ. As a result, Paul shows us how to live fully as bond slaves to Christ.
Sometimes being a mom can be difficult, isolating, and overwhelming. We offer a couple of great options for moms to connect, be encouraged, and keep their focus on biblical motherhood.
Mom to Mom
This is a great place to meet new moms, have great conversation, and learn from older, seasoned mothers. It includes both practical and spiritual instruction, small group discussion, and social interaction. Great fun, practical advice, good food, and Godly encouragement.
Start Date: August 24, 2017
Meets: Every other Thursday morning, 9:30-11:30am in the chapel
Mom to Mom registration is officially closed. If you would like to be placed on a wait list, please contact Christy Brink.
Women’s Interest Groups
Women’s Ministry provides many ways to get involved and to serve those around us.
Hands and Feet
Join the email list to be updated on ways to serve within the community! Emails are sent periodically with various service projects. There is no obligation to serve, but plenty of opportunities! Contact Christy Brink to be added to the email list.
Stitches of Love
Do you love to knit or crochet? If so, the Stitches of Love Ministry is for you! Once a month, women meet to talk, laugh, and quilt or crochet. We make handmade baby blankets and chemo caps for those experiencing loss and illness. The items are then delivered to area hospitals to minister to those in need. This is a wonderful way to use your crafting talent to further the kingdom of God! You can still contribute to this ministry even if you are unable to attend the meetings. The need is great and all donations are appreciated!
Contact Christy Brink for more project information and meeting dates:
Join other women for a fun night of watching a movie, and then discussing how faith plays a part in that movie. A relaxed environment to hang out with friends for a movie night and end with great conversation! Contact Christy Brink for more details.
Connect With Us
Katie Brown, Women's Ministry Director
317.881.6727 Ext. 301