Women at Grace
Our ministry exists to connect women to Jesus and provide intentional opportunities for growth and community as we journey through life together. Our goal is to be authentic women who support, encourage and walk together- anchored to Christ, our rock.
How do we do that:
- Rooted Bible Studies; Women growing together in Christ. The most important thing we can do is encourage you in your walk with Jesus and deepen your love and commitment to Him by studying His Word in community, to become whole-hearted disciples of Jesus. Our weekly studies are intentionally designed to be multigenerational and include time for small group interaction, prayer and large group teaching.
Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him.
Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught,
and you will overflow with thankfulness. Colossians 2:7-9 (NLT)
- Grace MOPS – Mothers of Preschoolers support each other in their all-important and often challenging job of raising little people. Our desire is to integrate practical tips for parenting and/or marriage with spiritual encouragement. It is a great opportunity to invite others from the community in this same stage in life. We meet the 1st & 3rd Wednesday mornings September – May. Click here for more information on MOPS.
- Retreats/Events – Scheduled throughout the year, opportunities are provided to bring women together with others from Grace. Examples include: Fall Women’s Retreat, Day Hikes, Spring Day Retreat with focus on our prayer lives, and Outreach to our Community. Watch this page for updates of upcoming events.
As I was thinking about why we should be “rooted”, something I learned a few years back came to mind.
Our family had a yearly tradition of attending Mount Hermon family camp in the Santa Cruz mountains of CA. One year we were told something very special about the root systems of the Redwood trees common to the area. The grove is comprised of old-growth “virgin” redwoods; the oldest trees are approximately 1,400–1,800 years old and grow to approximately 300 feet tall and over 16 feet in diameter. These impressive trees had been growing strong and tall and based on their size, should have deep roots. Yet it’s not the depth that impressed me.
Their roots held a little-known secret. While the roots do grow down, they also grow together. When the roots of one tree touch the roots of another, they interweave into others and form very tight networks. With the roots so intertwined with the others in the forest, they WONT fall over. There are often droughts or even floods that could cause the ground to suddenly experience conditions that could uproot a tree, but not these redwoods. Even with the craziest of storms, they stand intertwined together, holding each other up.
It made me think about the importance of roots in our lives. We know the importance of being rooted in Christ and the truths of His Word, but we also need each other. We need to grow together in authentic communities so the storms of life don’t wipe us out. We need each other; to learn, laugh, cry, encourage, challenge and pray for each other. Consider standing with other sisters and let your roots grow deep and wide with us.
Joyfully serving my Savior,
For more information on our Women’s Ministry, contact Lynda Goorabian, Women’s and Care Director, at LGoorabian@GraceChapel.org.