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Cross of Grace Women

Our womens ministry exists to help women at Cross of Grace disciple, and be discipled by, other women.

 

Isaiah 26: 3-4

You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.

Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord God is an everlasting rock.

 

Our goal in this unpredictable season is to encourage and challenge you, as the women of Cross of Grace, to keep your minds stayed on the rock that is our Lord God.  The winds of safety guidelines, peoples opinions, politics, medical facts and “facts”, the health of our loved ones, trials of every kind blow all around us.  He will keep us rooted and grounded so that we will be able to use wisdom, to effectively love those around us, to be at peace in hardship and to be a shining light of the Gospel in a city that needs healing from our sinful condition even more than from viruses.

 

Our usual routines for women’s ministry have been upset by the varied and ever changing restrictions we are experiencing in gathering together. We are seeking to work hard to continue in our efforts to provide contexts where we can fulfill the Titus 2 mandate to be women discipling women. We’ve also learned that what looks like is going to have to be flexible. Since we sent out that postcard there have already been changes. So read on to get the latest.

 

Stay Encouraged: Social Media

We are connected over social media more than ever these days, so we want to utilize this so that we can spread as much encouragement and good news from God’s Word to as many people as possible. As well as keep y’all updated about what we are doing as a women’s ministry. We are seeking to stay as active as regularly as possible in this time, so follow us on:

Instagram:  crossofgracewomen

Facebook: @crossofgracewomen

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And then of course there's this webpage, we'll be working to keep it as up to date as possible.



Grow in a One-on-One Relationship: Mentorships

Our mentorship program is underway. Kathy Peterson and Kim Alcantar are doing a great job heading up this initiative.  We are excited to be able to start this program in this season. We had an amazing turn out this Fall, filling up all available slots. We plan to continue this program in the Spring, if you’d like to participate and weren’t able to this Fall consider participating in the Spring!

 

Grow In a Group: Virtual Bible Studies

We will be re-launching our bible study groups in the Spring. This Fall is understandably a full season and so we would encourage you to continue to be in study of God’s Word, take advantage of what grace there is available to us through friendships and community group relationships. If you’re interested in some self study for this Fall, or if you want to grab a fellow CG lady, here are a couple of studies y’all could do together:

_Knowing the Bible: Mark by Dane Ortlund (Available Here)

_Jen Wilkin’s Matthew Part 2 (Free workbook and videos Click Here)



Paused for Now: Corporate Events

Up until early October, we were planning on hosting our “Around the Table” event. However, after looking at our options we’ve decided to cancel this event since we didn’t feel like we could do it well either online or in-person with current restrictions. However, we’re hoping and praying that in the Spring we’ll be able to return to hosting corporate events at the church to equip our ladies. 

 

One Last Thing: Go to God

In this time, I believe the Lord would have us dig into the relationships he has placed in our lives: our godly friendships, our family, our community group. Let’s not sit back and wait for the difficulties to end, or allow our frustrations to paralyze us from continuing in the specific work the Lord is doing. We can be frustrated, but let’s not stay there - let’s pursue God’s purpose for this time. Tell God your frustrations, He wants to hear them, then ask Him what He would have you do to move forward in this time. Ask Him for His perspective to guide and strengthen your faith, He will do it. His Word is powerful, His Spirit is active, and our mission hasn’t been put on hold because of a virus. You can ask yourself these two questions to help you consider how the Lord would have you invest in relationships right now:  Who has been a support and encouragement to you over the last 6 months? Who do you know that needs encouragement and have their eyes pointed to heaven?

 

With love and respect,

Jenn Alcantar

 

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