Mission Statement. The Women’s Ministry of South Run Baptist Church is committed to providing opportunities for women, in every stage of life, to enter a relationship with Jesus Christ and to grow in knowledge of Him.
Walk in a Manner Worthy of the Lord:
-Bearing fruit in every good work
-Increasing in the knowledge of God
-Being strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might
-Giving thanks to the Father
“And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him: bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God; being strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy; giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in light.” –Colossians 1:9-12
FOCUS: Make prayer THE priority of women’s ministry by enlisting a group of women to be our prayer cover and by providing opportunities for women to gather together in small or large groups for prayer.
- Ask three/four women to be the women’s team prayer cover over our planning.
- Set up two times for women to gather in prayer.
- Encourage prayer in small discipleship groups.
FOCUS: Provide Bible study and small group discipleship opportunities to equip women with the truth of Jesus Christ so that they can share Jesus with others.
- Weekly Bible study growth
- Develop a system for small group discipleship by helping women find a place where they can engage with other women, explore ways for daily prayer and study, and feel equipped to disciple others.
FOCUS: To promote the building of friendships and deeper relationships between the women of South Run that extends beyond church events.
- Coordinate activities that are appealing to women of all ages
- Provide the opportunity for fostering new connections between women
- Plan events/outings that appeal to varying interests
For more information about our Women’s Ministry, contact Valerie Hunt.
Women’s Retreat – Fearless
“It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.” – Deuteronomy 31:8
Friday, March 22, 2019, 7:00 pm – Sunday, March 24, 3019, 11:00 am
Cost: $100 (includes lodging, meals, etc.)
Registration deadline: Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Camp Highroad, Virginia Christian Adventure Camp, Middleburg, VA
Breathe by Priscilla Shirer (Mondays, 7:00–9:00 pm)
One of the greatest challenges among women in our culture is taking time to stop and cease from all the activities and busyness and just breathe. Sabbath was intended as a gift from God to the Israelites, and it is still a gift to us today. If you are weary, worn out, and exhausted, the concept of Sabbath will change your life.
Facilitator: Beth Davis Cost of book: $10
South Run, Conference Room 2, Sept 17 – Nov 12
Minor Prophets (Tuesdays, 2:30 pm)
Study and discuss some of the Minor Prophets starting with Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, and Jonah. “Minor” refers not to their importance but to their length. All were considered important enough to enter the Hebrew Bible.
Facilitator: Debbie Forcht
Home of Debbie Forcht, Sept 11 – Dec 11
Kingdom Woman by Tony Evans & Chrystal Evans Hurst (Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30 pm)
A kingdom woman lives confidently in the knowledge that Christ died and rose for her so that she can experience the significance of the destiny to which she has been called. In Kingdom Woman, Evans and Hurst remind women of their calling from God to be free, delivered, healed, and hopeful bringing insight that encourages women to correct distorted perceptions and understand who they really are in Christ.
Facilitator: Karen Brinson Cost of book: $12.50
South Run, Sept 19 – Nov 14
Job: A story of Unlikely Joy by Lisa Harper (Thursdays, 9:45–11:30 am)
In this study of Job, discover the redemptive side to Job’s story of suffering. Learn to use pain and sorrow to strengthen your faith, point others to the gospel, and remember God’s providence will never take you to a place where His grace will not sustain you.
Facilitator: Jennifer Tucker Cost of book: $13
South Run, Conference Room 2, Sept 20 – Nov 15
When Words Fail – A Study of Psalms 1-72 (Thursdays 12 noon–1:30 pm)
Whatever you’re experiencing, turn to these songs for reassurance that you’re not alone, and learn how to process your emotions in the steadiness of His presence. With study on Psalms 1-72, you’ll find a quiet place to restore your soul in the comfort and consistency of Scripture.
Facilitator: Paige Turner Cost of book: $11.50
South Run, Fellowship Hall, Sept 13 – Dec 13
Prayer Time (Alternate Fridays, 10:30am–11:30am)
Simply an hour of prayer with other ladies. Currently organizing and determining childcare needs. See Megan for more information.
Facilitator: Megan Beiswenger
South Run, Room TBD Likely September 28
To sign up for a study, please click here.
Opportunities for women to gather in a casual setting is important to our women’s ministry to help us build and grow meaningful friendships with one another.
Crafts & Conversation – September 21 & October 12
Join us in the fellowship hall anytime from 7:00-11:00 pm. It is informal, come and go as you need. Bring whatever craft or project you are working on (beading, scrapbooking, quilting, etc.). Light snacks will be provided. Everyone is welcome, friends included. If you don’t currently have a craft or hobby that you are doing, no problem! Come to check what others are doing and get inspired.
Board & Brush – November 16, 6:00-8:00 pm
7002 Spring Garden Lane, Springfield
Cost: $35 (12×16, choose from 5 designs)
Registration closes November 2
Saratoga Staff Love is a focus of one of our local outreach ministries. In our partnership with Saratoga Elementary School, we provide encouragement and show thanks to the staff and teachers by providing occasional meals and special treats throughout the school year.
Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS)
MOPS exists to encourage, equip, and help women become the best moms that they can be. Women who are pregnant or have young children (birth through kindergarten) are all invited to join MOPS. MOPS provides an opportunity to meet other moms and make the journey of motherhood together. A typical MOPS meeting includes a time of sharing food and conversation followed by a presentation of information relevant to mothers raising preschoolers. The group covers subjects such as child rearing, marriage, relationships, cooking, and homemaking from a Biblical perspective. Children are cared for during MOPS meetings by childcare staff in a loving, nurturing environment.