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!
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.
Winter Bible Studies: January 21–March 31
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!
Shea Campus | 2nd & 4th Thursdays, September 12–April 23 | 9:30-11:30am
North Ridge Campus | 2nd & 4th Wednesdays, September 11–April 22 | 9:30-11:30am
Annual Registration $125
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.
Questions? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2nd & 4th Tuesdays | September 10–April 28 | 6:30-8pm | Shea A7
Marketplace MOMS is a fun, Christ-centered community for working moms whose youngest child is in fourth grade or younger. Through biblically sound resources, great speakers, encouragement and friendship, we’re inspired to make a difference in our homes, friendships, and with our kids.
1st & 3rd Thursdays | September 19–April 16 | 9:30-11:30am
The Grace-Based Woman | Shea A8
Come 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 D103
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. Join 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.
The Design of a Woman/Podcast Live | Shea Venue
This year-long MORE class will feature The Design of a Woman in the fall and Podcast Live in the spring.
The Design of a Woman – Reclaiming God’s Design in You: Most of us, if we are honest, are scrambling, juggling, comparing, trying hard to keep all the balls in the air. When asked who we are, it is a stretch to know the answer. We may tell our job title, or how many children we have, or what we are “not.” But God defines us by what we “are.” What if we could discover His intentional and wildly good design for us? What if it is not about getting through something, but enjoying it now? What does freedom feel like? There is a place in every woman for a big life, brave heart, a believing way, beauty that isn’t forced, and the ability to build life in others. Join teacher Renee Worcester and come discover it. The invitation is a grand one – one you don’t want to miss!
Podcast Live: Here at Scottsdale Bible we have so many gifted teachers and godly women and we want to create a place, a forum, for you to get to hear from them. Throughout the spring semester we will be inviting various voices to come and share their hearts with us in hope to draw us deeper into ours. You will get to be in the audience as we record the podcast and then after the recording is complete, the floor will be opened for Q&A. This is a great place to get the things you crave in your podcasts and live with women who can walk with you personally. Come and join this fun new offering led by teacher Michelle Clifford!
1st & 3rd Wednesdays | September 18–April 15 | 9:30-11:30am
Foundations for Faith | North Ridge Room TBD
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. Teacher Lauren Locker will cover those basics including a complete “Tour of the Bible.” For moms who are exploring faith, new to faith, or just want to brush up on the essentials, this class is for you!
MOMS of Teenagers
MOMS of Teenagers is an informative, fun, Christ-centered community for moms whose youngest child is in fourth grade or older. Through biblically sound resources, great speakers, encouragement and friendship, we’re inspired to make a difference in our homes, friendships, and with our teenaged kids. Save the date for a kick-off meeting on Thursday, August 15 6:30 pm at the Cactus Campus in the Family Life Building. Join us and invite a friend!
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Come learn how to creatively render what God is speaking to your heart through His Word using color and various lettering styles in your journal. We’ll discuss how to get started, the best tools to use, and using your personal study and worship to respond to God’s love letter to you in the Bible. No artistic abilities are required.
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 email@example.com to learn more.