Sisters in Christ - A special time for women of the Rock to worship, pray, study the Word of God, share testimonies and enjoy fellowship in a small group setting in order to gain spiritual and practical guidance for everyday living. This session Karen Stevens will be teaching a short bible study every week called "Becoming Women of Influence." We meet every Wednesday from September 12th - November 14th in room 232 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Please note that the building is air conditioned so you may want to bring a sweater or jacket. Feel free to invite a friend.
We will be offering childcare for children up to age 12 but you will need to register online beforeohand. This is mandatory. We need to know how many children will be coming so we have enough workers. For questions regarding childcare, please contact Shawtres Womack [email protected].
Sisters In Christ includes worship, bible studies, testimonies or ministry speakers, classes (both spiritual and practical) and fellowship every week.
Please note that some classes may require the purchase of a book which will be used in the class. Books may be purchased in the Rockpile or online.
Pearls led by Angela Vereen Romans 12:2 do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is his good, pleasing and perfect will.
Such as a grain of sand that is formed to a precious pearl, so much more are you in God's hands. Precious and of great value, tragic past events in your life (rape, abuse, and kind of addiction). We are going to take an encouraging Bible verse and study it and apply it to our lives and share our testimonies, and as sisters help heal our wounds through the Word.
“You are not alone.” Book – Your Bible
Shattered Dreams led by Caroline Fogarty
“A new way to live is available to us,” writes widely respected author and counselor Larry Crabb, “a way that leads to
a joy-filled encounter with Christ, to a life-arousing community with others, and to a powerful transformation of our interior worlds that makes us more like Jesus.”
You’ll see how God moves you from shattered dreams to better dreams to the highest dream– and the joy that comes from dreaming it.
This is a book that will...draw you to your closest Friend,help you discover your deepest spiritual desires, point you to your greatest hope, help you face your deepest pain, and invite you to your highest joy.
Join us on a life-changing adventure of encountering God in the midst of life’s most difficult times. And learn to live beyond your Shattered Dreams.
Spiritual Wellness led by Raquel Atienza We are certified to instruct a stretching and strengthening exercise program with corresponding bible verses. Classes will be led by Laurie Larsen and Raquel Atienza
Would you like to turn your workouts into worship? Join us as we pause, reflect, and delight in the goodness of our Lord's promises while moving in praise to Him. Please bring the following to class: nonslip exercise mat or large towel, face towel, water, bible, journal, and pen. This class is for all fitness levels. Please seek the approval of your physician if you are pregnant or unsure whether dynamic and static stretching is right for you.
How to obtain the perfect husband without changing the one you have led by Violet Maciasis a class for Christian married women that want to learn how to see their mates with God’s eyes. These four weeks’ workshop will talk about the desires that rules our hearts and how to transform them into God’s original design for our marriages. We will practice how to stand for battle against Satan with the armor of God. The virtuous woman is a warrior woman; she takes her hand against God’s enemy Satan, and refuses to back down until she sees total victory. I pray that the Holy Spirit will illuminate your hearts, open your eyes of your understanding so you can see God’s divine plan for which he has called you. This workshop will be based on the book titled “Fashioned for intimacy” written by Jane Hansen, but purchasing the book it’s not a requirement. However, If you like to read it, you can find it at www.Amazon.com for $3.99 dollars. Bring a pen and a journal.
Crazy Love led by Lauren Morris. Crazy Love is a book that will challenge you to plunge deeper into a love relationship with Jesus in your daily living. Francis Chan will inspire you to live your life for God and fall madly in love with our creator. He takes you through a journey of developing a deeper relationship and truly living for Him. Christianity is not only about going to church, singing songs, reading your bible, and praying. It is about falling madly in love with our creator and living a life that is unexplainable to others. It is about filling that place in your heart with Jesus and being so in love with Him that you don't need anything from the world to substitute what he can give you.
Sacred Marriage led by Megan Guillen-Diaz “Your marriage is more than a sacred covenant with another person. It is a spiritual discipline designed to help you know God better, trust him more fully, and love him more deeply. Scores of books have been written that offer guidance for building the marriage of your dreams. But what if God's primary intent for your marriage isn't to make you happy. . . but holy? And what if your relationship isn't as much about you and your spouse as it is about you and God?
Everything about your marriage--everything--is filled with prophetic potential, with the capacity for discovering and revealing Christ's character. The respect you accord your partner; the forgiveness you humbly seek and graciously extend; the ecstasy, awe, and sheer fun of lovemaking; the history you and your spouse build with one another--in these and other facets of your marriage, Sacred Marriage uncovers the mystery of God's overarching purpose. This book may very well alter profoundly the contours of your marriage. It will most certainly change you.
Because whether it is delightful or difficult, your marriage can become a doorway to a closer walk with God, and to a spiritual integrity that, like salt, seasons the world around you with the savor of Christ.”
We will be using the book “Sacred Marriage” by Gary Thomas. This book can be purchased through the Rockpile bookstore, or online at http://www.garythomas.com/sacred-marriage. Please bring your bible and an open heart.
A Passage Through Grief led by Janet Larson A passage through grief offers healing opportunities for various forms of loss, whether it's death, divorce, break-up, abortion, etc., through journaling. There is a book for this class, $10.00
Made to Crave led by Myrna Harrison Are you tired of trying and failing at your "Get Healthy" resolutions? This year can be different! Has food become more about frustration than fulfillment? Are you looking for the "want to" in how to make healthy lifestyle changes? Do you have a desire to be healthy and an even deeper desire to have the spiritual empowerment necessary to make that happen? Do you long to satisfy your deepest desires with God not food? If you answered yes - then join us on this journey as we learn together how to...
*Break the cycle of “I’ll start again on Monday,” and feel good about yourself today.
*Stop agonizing over numbers on the scale and make peace with your body.
*Replace rationalization that leads to diet failure with wisdom that leads to victory.
*Reach your healthy goals and grow closer to God through the process.
This approach is not a how-to manual or the latest, greatest dieting plan. Made to Crave is a helpful companion to use alongside whatever healthy eating approach you choose — a book and DV Bible study to help you find the “want to” in how to make healthy lifestyle change.
Materials: You will need the Made to Crave book AND Participants Guide by author Lysa Terkeurst (available for purchase in class) totaling $18 for both.
Spanish Bible Study led by Rita Diaz
Loving God and loving others: The Heart of True Faith led by Heidi K Have you ever asked yourself, What does God really want from me?
Those who truly want to please God can easily get confused. One Bible teacher details a long list of all of the commands you should be keeping. The next teacher says you are not under law at all; all that matters is grace. Does that mean you don't have to keep any commands? Who is right?
What does it take to live a God-pleasing life?
Centuries ago, the experts in Jewish law took the Ten Commandments and multiplied them into 613 laws. Talk about confusing. Jesus, however, took the Ten Commandments and divided them into two: love God and love people.
In the next six lessons we'll look at these two great commands that define the very heart of Christian faith-and learn how following them can transform not only your life but the lives of those around you.
The book we will use for this class is called: Loving God and Others: The Heart of True Faith by Kay Arthur, David Lawson, and B.J. Lawson and can be purchased online at Amazon or Christianbook.com.
Women of the Bible led by Michele Madden This class is a bible study of the women of the bible. It is designed to be your daily bible reading. There will be questions to answer about each women. See how you can learn from their struggles. The women in the bible will encourage you to approached things differently. Give you courage to walk closer to God and ask Him to help you with your daily struggles.
There is a book required for the class called Women of the Bible by Ann Spangler and Jean E Syswerda. The cost of the book will be $12 and we will have 12 books for sale and the rest can be ordered online or through Rockpile.
Unleashed Hearts (FWO) Group ~ Real women, real issues, & real answers led by Victoria Thomas and Elsa Garwood Dealing from a betrayal due to a partner's behavior can be difficult and lonely. Whether it's adultery, addiction to porn, or an emotional affair....ir can be a long and painful process. This is a time when you need real women who can support, women who can relate with issues you face and who can help you find real and practical answers. Connect with us in rooms 224 (Elsa) or 344 (Athena) from 6:30-8:30 p.m. A Diane Roberts workbook: "Betrayal & Beyond" is needed and can purchase the book from the class leaders for $20 or in the Rockpile.
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For more information please contact Karen or Teresa:
Karen Stevens: [email protected]
Teresa Holderby: [email protected]
We look forward to being with you soon!