Scottsdale Bible’s Women’s Ministry is designed for you to connect with other women, enjoy fellowship, grow in your faith and use your God-given gifts to touch others. We care about you and want you to experience God’s best! Throughout the year we offer fun and creative events! Come join one of our many Bible studies or check out our WILD (Women in Leadership Development) program. There is a special place for you with opportunities for every woman. We have a place for you!
AM Bible Studies PM Bible Studies
We believe that women grow spiritually when they spend time in the Word and study together. 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. Join us and see what God does in your life.
Our Bible Study Teachers
Scottsdale Bible holds studying the Word of God a priority and this is a key foundation for our ministry to women. We are so blessed to have an incredible team of gifted Bible teachers who inspire and encourage us to grow in our walks with Christ. Each of our amazing teachers spend many hours in preparation and prayer to teach their Bible studies. Their caring leadership in each class allows women to learn and apply God’s Word while connecting with other women in a small group setting. We are so thankful for these women who selflessly give their time and energy to serve the women in their group each week.
NEW TO SCOTTSDALE?
Bible Study Class offered in the winter/spring (January–March)
Are you new to the area? We have a Bible study for you! Whether your move was a welcome opportunity or a dreaded event, you face tremendous change and the daunting task of starting over in a new place. Studies reveal that moving is among the top stressors, especially among women. Attending the After the Boxes Are Unpacked class is the best way to make this time of transition go more smoothly.
This class is a 10-week Bible study that addresses your emotional struggles and the opportunities for spiritual growth as you start over here. The study takes you through the important stages necessary for a successful move: letting go of the past, starting over in a new community, and moving ahead with a new life. It is based upon the updated and expanded book After the Boxes Are Unpacked and is taught by the author, Susan Miller. A seasoned mover, popular speaker, and President of Just Moved Ministry, Susan shares the biblical principles she learned as a result of her 14 moves. Learn more about Just Moved Ministry at www.just-moved.org.
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 – we meet weekly, rain or shine. If you can’t attend on Thursday mornings, sign up for our email prayer team. Email firstname.lastname@example.org and ask to receive the weekly requests, or contact Bev Weber at 480.948.6057.
Emergency Prayer Needs? Please call the Prayer Request Line at 480.824.7350 x625. When you leave a message your requests will be prayed for by church leaders and prayer teams. If you would like to pray for emergencies, leave your email on the message.
Moms in Prayer
Mondays, 9-10am, Shea A1
Moms in Prayer only meets while school is in session. This group meets for precisely one hour and prays regularly that God would transform and inspire our children and schools (private, public, or home school). For more information, contact Sharon Walther at 480.980.3149.
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, contact Susan Bartolini.
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.
Illuminated Journaling Workshop
Friday, February 23, 7-9pm & Saturday, February 24, 9am-3pm | High School Building | $50
(both a morning and afternoon session)
Be inspired by Jann Gray, a pioneer in the creative Bible journaling community and author of Illuminated Journaling and Stones of Remembrance. Using unique tools and techniques, she will teach you how to respond creatively to God’s Word and confidently add artwork to your Bible or prayer journal.
Bring your journaling Bible, a scripture, or a prayer journal. All other materials are provided, but feel free to bring your favorite brushes, watercolors, pencils or pens, if you prefer. Refreshments and lunch are included, but no childcare is provided. Sign up here.
Prayer Shawl Ministry
2nd and 4th Fridays, 9:30am, Shea A4
Do you have a heart for others? Do you love to knit or crochet? Do you have a desire to learn how to make a prayer shawl to bless someone? Join us for a great time together making prayer shawls to bless others!
Threads of Hope
First Saturday of each month, 9am-12pm, Shea A9
Threads of Hope provides simple fashionable dresses and shorts to children in need around the world. Women meet monthly to sew clothes that are taken by Scottsdale Bible’s missions teams to girls and boys in orphanages, refugees, or low-income communities around the world. Often, this is the only piece of clothing a child will own. Even if you don’t sew, you can help with cutting, sorting, packing, or by donating new/gently used pillowcase, fabric and decorative extras. A Threads of Hope label is sewn on to the hem of each garment with the hope of protecting these children from the reaches of predators, letting them know that these children are under the care of an organization who is caring for them and praying for them. Thousands of dresses and shorts have already been delivered. Each one has been prayed over for the health, safety and salvation of the child who will receive it. We would love to have you join us! If you have any questions, please email email@example.com.
The Women’s Marketplace Ministry at Scottsdale Bible Church is a program dedicated to reflecting God’s love and sharing God’s truth while meeting the unique needs of women employed in the business and marketplace community. This ministry offers various events for women to connect with each other, engage in professional development opportunities, and learn how our faith in Jesus can help us be stronger and more fulfilled with our lives, friendships, and work.
We have two exciting programs that are an excellent way to get connected with other moms and grow in your faith. Join us!
MOMS | Register here
2nd and 4th Thursdays, September 14–April 26, 9:30-11:30am, Shea Campus Venue
Annual Registration $55
MOMS is a community for mothers whose youngest child is five or younger. We learn, play, pray and grow together by focusing on Jesus’ teachings and how it relates to our lives and homes. Registration is currently in a wait list format to ensure we have childcare requests covered before confirming registration. After receiving your registration request, we will let you know if we’re able to fill your childcare needs, and if so, send you a payment link. Each registration will be handled in the order it is received. Thank you for being patient with us, as we strive to be thorough and respectful to all of our moms!
Marketplace MOMS | Register here
2nd and 4th Tuesdays, September 12–April 24, 6:30-8pm, Shea A8
Annual Registration $55
Marketplace MOMS is a fun, Christ-centered community for working moms whose youngest child is in fourth grade or younger. The goal of Marketplace MOMS is provide biblically sound resources, encouragement and friendship. Throughout the year, special speakers help us make a difference in our homes, in our friendships, and with our kids. We also routinely meet at other times for play dates, service opportunities, marketplace connection lunches and moms’ nights out. Childcare is provided at no extra charge for registered moms on a first come, first served basis. Our kids program will engage your children with Bible lessons, crafts and play time with an amazing team of caregivers.
Questions? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
1st & 3rd Thursdays, September 21–April 19 | 9:30-11:30am
This fall, 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, we hope you will join us on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month at the Shea Campus for our MORE Bible study opportunities for every season of motherhood! We invite you to enjoy a community potluck breakfast (open at 9:15am in room A6) before classes begin at 9:50am.
Foundations for Faith | Shea A3
Whether we’re talking about make-up or buildings, the right foundation is the key to success. Faith needs a proper foundation, too. Certain essentials can make all the difference in your successful faith journey! Lauren Locker and her team are ready to help you get familiar with the Bible, be assured that you are forgiven, learn to pray effectively and much more. For moms who are exploring Christianity, new to faith, or just want to brush up on the essentials, come join us!
The Grace-Based Woman | Shea A8
Moms, come and hear how to bring an atmosphere of grace into your homes 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!
Next Class will begin January 2019
What is WILD?
WILD is a leadership development program designed to equip women to more fully glorify God with their lives. The program focuses on helping women identify and develop their leadership potential and prepares them to serve with confidence in their spiritual giftedness and unique calling.
Program Cost: $100 for the entire program, which includes all materials and books
Attendance Expectations: Participants are expected to attend all WILD classes. This is to ensure that you receive the maximum benefit of this program.
What Can I Expect from WILD?
This is a one-year program and is set up with a small group format, allowing lasting relationships to begin. Classes are interactive with opportunities for you to get to know all the women in your class. During the year you will also have hands-on experience in leading.
Program Content: Development of “The Leader”
Development of “Leadership Skills”
Practical Application of Skills: Opportunities of service in leadership at Scottsdale Bible Church
Program Format: To learn more about the WILD program, please contact Margi Galloway, Minister of Leadership Development at 480.824.7240.
The WILD training has impacted me by developing skills to become the leader that I’ve never pictured myself being. My confidence and faith is growing every day!! –Ramona Smith
My year in the WILD classroom has connected me to some phenomenal women, solid teaching, and a greater self-awareness that the Lord has used to guide service opportunities and enhance relationships. –Gayle Colletti
I learned more about my spiritual gifts in leadership through the WILD program than I did in 30 years of faith, four years of Bible college and numerous books and self-assessment tests. Investing two years in this self-discovery course and service to my church is one of the most beneficial and eye-opening experiences I’ve had the privilege of engaging in. I highly recommend this program to any woman with a desire to serve the Lord through the gifts in which He has chosen to bless her. –Michelle Fortin
One of the most challenging, but rewarding exercises during the WILD program was to identify my life mission statement! It’s a great measuring tool to gauge everything I do, or being asked to do! –Tanna Behling
The WILD class has given me the tools to begin a God-ordained transformation. I have learned so much about myself and why God created me the way He did. It has enabled me to embrace those God-given gifts to better serve others. I am forever changed, encouraged and motivated to continue on this journey of personal godly transformation as I go out to lead and serve. –Karen Limmer