Scottsdale Bible’s Women’s Ministry is designed for you to connect with other women, grow in your faith and use your God-given gifts to love and reach others. Our Bible Studies, outreach partnerships, unique programming, retreats, and special events are designed to help women develop deeper relationships with the Lord and eachother. We are committed to leadership development and helping women find their unique place at our church. Whatever season you may find yourself in, we have a place for you! Please take a few minutes to explore what we have for you!
If you would like to have a word of encouragement for today, check out our most recent posted teaching from Michelle Clifford, Minister to Women.
Fall Bible Studies | September 14-November 17
Registration will begin in August
If you desire to know God more by spending time in His Word, then our Women’s Bible Studies are for you. Join us for fellowship, worship, teaching, prayer and small group time. This is an incredible way for you to nurture yourself spiritually and have a great time doing it! We have many options to choose from at our Cactus and Shea campuses.
Our Bible Study Teachers
Scottsdale Bible considers studying the Word of God a priority, and this is a key foundation of Women’s Ministry. We are blessed with an incredible team of gifted Bible teachers who inspire and encourage us to grow in our walks with Christ. Each teacher spends many hours in preparation and prayer. Their caring leadership allows women to learn and apply God’s Word while connecting with others in a small group setting.
We have two exciting programs to help you connect with other moms and grow in your faith. Come join us!
2nd and 4th Thursdays, September 10–April 22 | 9:30-11:30am | Shea Venue
2nd and 4th Wednesdays, September 9–April 21 | 9:30-11:30am | North Ridge
Annual registration $150 for in-person group, $20 for virtual option
MOMS is a community for mothers whose youngest child is five or younger as of September 1, 2020. We learn, play, pray and grow together by focusing on Jesus’ teachings and how it relates to our lives and homes.
We are excited to announce a new virtual MOMS option. Learn more at the link below.
Questions? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.Sign Up Here
If your youngest child is in 4th grade or lower AND you work full time, Marketplace MOMS is designed just for you and your unique needs!
Marketplace MOMS meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month on our Shea Campus, beginning September 8, 6:30-8pm.Sign Up Here
We have MORE for moms at SBC – more growth, more community, more for you! Whether you have toddlers, teens, or kids in between or beyond, come join us! Registration for year is $50 or $150 with childcare. Choose your class and register below!
1st and 3rd Thursdays, September 17–April 15, 9:30-11:30am
The Grace-Based Woman | Shea A8
Come and hear how to bring an atmosphere of grace into your home and learn to love the special role in your family God has designed for you! Teacher Amy Cavness will present topics that will be relevant and fresh for past attendees and newcomers alike!
Special Needs Parenting for Moms | Shea A5
Has God entrusted you with a child who has special needs? Do you find yourself struggling with a mix of emotions as you chart unfamiliar territory? Join other moms who are navigating a similar journey. Led by teacher Carolyn Meyers as together we will discuss relevant topics and see what God’s Word says about how to find strength, encouragement, and contentment in the midst of the unknown.
Moving Mountains (Fall)/Grabbing Joy (Spring) | Shea A4
In this special MORE for Moms offering, your fall class will feature “Moving Mountains” with Jenica McMaster. In the spring you will enjoy “Grabbing Joy” with Kim Rasmussen. Both semesters are included in your annual registration fee. Class descriptions below.
Join Jenica McMaster to unpack the wisdom of Matthew 17:20b “Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” In this in-depth Bible Study, we will journey through some of the major mountains humans face here on earth and learn to move those mountains by faith. We will dive deep into the scriptures studying people who faced mountains like fear, guilt, insecurity, offense, pride or comfort and learn from their examples. We will give you ideas for discussing these mountains with your kids at home and tools for how to train them up in the truth so that these things won’t become mountains in their lives! If you have never opened the Bible or have been studying for years this will be a fun, interactive study for moms of all ages and stages!
Kim Rasmussen will share how to grab hold of joy! In the hustle of being a mom to small kids it can be easy for joy to get lost in the face of all else you are up against. Kim is passionate about helping moms reclaim our joy and navigate around the pitfalls that can work to steal our hope. She will utilize her husband’s (SBC Senior Pastor Jaime Rasmussen) book, “How Joyful People Think” as well as doing a “joy” word study in Scripture. She will bring her strength of drawing the practical out of God’s Word to equip you to grab hold of joy and let nothing steal it from you again during this precious time of being a mom!
1st and 3rd Wednesdays, September 16–April 14, 9:30-11:30am
Maiden Voyage, Stormy Seas, Anchored Love: Seasons of the Nautical Adventure
Teacher: Kimberly Graunke
Join us as we set sail through the stages of marriage, charting a course for the adventure of two becoming one. The journey will cover the joys and the sorrows, the tragedy and triumphs of the sail together. We will cross the sea of sexual intimacy, troubled waters of unforgiveness and conflict, then navigate through trust and control, judgement and humility, and finish as we land on the island of submission and surrender. This expedition is not for the faint of heart. We will not be alone. The captain of the ship will be God, who can calm every stormy sea and anchor us from drifting aimlessly.
Whether you are a newlywed or have been married for years, you will be equipped with all the nautical knowledge for the excursion of a lifetime. Hope, encouragement, and the truth of God’s promises will be our sails that capture the wind to power us forward through all the elements.
Questions? Email us at email@example.com.Sign Up Here
NEW TO SCOTTSDALE?
Bible study class offered in the fall and winter/spring
New to the area? We have a class for you! Studies reveal that moving is among the top stressors, especially for women. Attending our After the Boxes are Unpacked class is a great way to ease this time of transition.
This 10-week class addresses the emotional struggles and the opportunities for spiritual growth that come with moving. It’s based on the book After the Boxes Are Unpacked, and taught by its author, Susan Miller, President of Just Moved Ministry. Join us for our next study!
Widow 2 Widow
We have a wonderful group of widows who have a very active group. For more information on how to get involved with this fun and encouraging ministry, please contact our lay leaders: Vy Doherty at 480.661.8130 or Sally Dahlstedt at 602.703.3587.
Women’s Prayer Connection
Thursdays, 9-10:30am, Shea A9
If you have a heart for prayer, join with other faithful women of all ages who pray for our church, the personal needs of those in our church family, and each other. Come whenever you can – they meet weekly, rain or shine. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Emergency Prayer Needs? Please call the Prayer Request Line at 480.824.7323. When you leave a message, your requests will be prayed for by our church leaders and prayer teams. If you would like to pray for emergencies, leave your email on the message.
Breast Cancer Prayer Support
Have you or someone close to you been diagnosed with breast cancer? Women who have experienced this disease would like to offer you a listening ear, words of encouragement and confidential prayer support during this challenging season of your and your family’s life. To learn more, email email@example.com.
Prayer Shawl Ministry
1st Monday of every month, 10am, The Café at SBC
Do you love to knit or crochet? Join us for a great time together as we learn to make prayer shawls that will be a blessing to others.
Threads of Hope
First Saturday of each month, 9am-12pm, Shea A8
Threads of Hope provides simple dresses and shorts to children in need around the world. Women meet monthly to sew clothes that are taken by SBC’s missions teams to orphanages, refugees, or low-income communities. Often, this is the only piece of clothing a child will own. A Threads of Hope label is sewn on to the hem of each garment to help protect children from predators, letting them know these children are under the care of a loving organization. If you don’t sew, you can help with cutting, sorting, packing, or by donating new/gently used pillowcases, fabric or decorative extras. We would love to have you join us! Email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
Next Class will begin January 2020
What is WILD?
WILD is a leadership development program designed to equip women to more fully glorify God by identifying and developing their leadership potential so they can serve with confidence in their spiritual giftedness and unique calling. In WILD, you’ll be inspired through personal discovery and development of your gifts and skills; be given curriculum that will challenge and define your unique calling; be equipped for leadership within the church and beyond; be a part of a supportive community that provides accountability.
What Can I Expect from WILD?
This one-year program is set up with a small group format, allowing lasting relationships to begin. Classes are interactive with opportunities to get to know all the women in your class. During the year, you’ll also have hands-on experience in leading.
Program content includes learning about the development of a leader: character, passion, spiritual gifts, personality, mission statement, care, and sharing your story. You’ll also learn about the development of leadership skills: the many hats, leading a small group, sharing your faith, the art of speaking, communication skills, conflict resolution tools, project management and team building. After the class, you’ll have an opportunity to practically apply what you’ve learned through service in leadership at SBC.
The $100 program fee includes all materials and books. Participants are expected to attend all WILD classes in order to receive the maximum benefit of this program. To learn more about the WILD program, please contact Margi Galloway, Minister of Leadership Development at 480.824.7240.