Ladies of all ages encourage and build each other up in the faith through the study and application of God’s Word through book studies, prayer, fellowships, retreats, activities, and in service to each other and the church body.
Therefore encourage one another and build one another up…
I Thessalonians 5:11 (ESV)
Sisters in Christ
Sisters in Christ is monthly meeting that encourages spiritual growth through fellowship and Bible study. It includes a book study designed to deepen relationships and build one another up in the Christian life. The book explored at Sisters in Christ during 2019 is In His Image: 10 Ways God Calls Us to Reflect His Image by Jen Wilkin.
For the believer wanting to know God’s will for her life, the first question to pose is not “What should I do?” but “Who should I be?” Perhaps you’ve tried to use the Bible to answer the question “What should I do?” Facing a difficult decision, perhaps you’ve meditated for hours on a psalm or a story in the Gospels, asking God to show you how it speaks to your current dilemma. Perhaps you’ve known the frustration of hearing silence, or worse, of acting on a hunch or “leading” only to find later that you apparently had not heard the Lord’s will. I know that process better than I’d like to admit, and I also know the shame that accompanies it—the sense that I’m tone-deaf to the Holy Spirit, that I’m terrible at discovering God’s will.
But God does not hide his will from his children. As an earthly parent, I do not tell my kids, “There is a way to please me. Let’s see if you can figure out what it is.” If I do not conceal my will from my earthly children, how much more our heavenly Father? His will does not need discovering. It is in plain sight. To see it we need to start asking the question that deals with his primary concern. We need to ask, “Who should I be?”
Retreats are part of the ladies ministry schedule at HBC. These events provide spiritual refreshment and deepen relationships. Often the retreats are an opportunity to fellowship with ladies from other churches that share our commitments of faith. The Ladies Weekend at Peniel Bible Camp is a favorite location.
Throughout the year we schedule several activities. Most are designed for the entire family, but a few are intended for adult fellowship, including both the women and men of the church. One of the recent favorites we call A Night at the Range. We rent a firing range, enjoy a meal together, and then have a “bang” together! An approved instructor gives instructions for novices and a skilled team oversees the range.