WOMEN

Women’s Ministry contributes to the spiritual growth of the ladies at The Shepherd’s Church by providing opportunities for learning, serving, sharing and belonging.  We would love for you to be a part of our ministry. Please join us as we learn, serve, and fellowship together!

…filled with the knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding,so that you will walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, to please Him in all respects, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God;” (Colossians 1:9-10)

BIBLE STUDIES

Registration Open
for Fall/Winter!

— On Campus —

FALL 2022
Ezekiel

Mondays / 7:00-9:00 PM / FC209 / September 12, 2022-April 24, 2023

The glory of the Lord. The destruction of Solomon’s temple. The exile of the Israelites. The judgment of nations. The pouring out of the Holy Spirit. The Shepherd King. The Millennial Kingdom.

These are the topics of the book of Ezekiel! As you study this intriguing book, you will be humbled by the holiness, sovereignty and glory of God; you will be challenged to examine your own lives as you see the sin of the Israelites; you will be inspired as you see the power of the Holy Spirit; and you will be excited as you anticipate wonderful promises to be fulfilled by the Lord.

This in-depth study will give you a better understanding of the past, present and future of Israel and as you consider the character and attributes of God, you will come to know Him as your awesome God who is faithful to His word and who is worthy of obedience and reverence.

Explore the book of Ezekiel with us so that you may know the Lord more intimately!

Homework: 2 lessons per week/45-60 minutes each
Cost: $20/Year
No childcare available.
REGISTER HERE

— Virtual —

Ezekiel

Mondays / 7:00-9:00 PM / September 12, 2022 – April 24, 2023

A sister option of “Ezekiel” on-campus study, where you can study the Bible together, even from a distance!  This will be a Zoom video discussion of homework with a small group; then a link to watch a lecture live or later at your convenience. Old-fashioned friendships and conversations on new-fashioned technology! Whether you are local to Cary or joining from a distance, a Zoom discussion group is the perfect option! If at some point, you are ready to attend the live meeting, head up to Shepherd’s where your discussion leader will be ready and waiting for you. Note: signing up for the Virtual Sister class allows you to use Zoom when you prefer video conference, but also optionally attend the live meeting when your health and schedule allow.

Homework: 2 lessons per week/45-60 minutes each
Cost: $20/Year
No childcare available.

REGISTER HERE

— On Campus —

Fall 2022
Ezekiel

Tuesdays / 9:30 AM-12:00 PM / FC209 /  September 13, 2022 – April 25, 2023

The glory of the Lord. The destruction of Solomon’s temple. The exile of the Israelites. The judgment of nations. The pouring out of the Holy Spirit. The Shepherd King. The Millennial Kingdom.

These are the topics of the book of Ezekiel! As you study this intriguing book, you will be humbled by the holiness, sovereignty and glory of God; you will be challenged to examine your own lives as you see the sin of the Israelites; you will be inspired as you see the power of the Holy Spirit; and you will be excited as you anticipate wonderful promises to be fulfilled by the Lord.

This in-depth study will give you a better understanding of the past, present and future of Israel and as you consider the character and attributes of God, you will come to know Him as your awesome God who is faithful to His word and who is worthy of obedience and reverence.

Explore the book of Ezekiel with us so that you may know the Lord more intimately!

Homework: 2 lessons per week/45-60 minutes each
Cost: $20/Year
Childcare available for an additional fee.  Register for childcare
REGISTER HERE

— Virtual —

Ezekiel
(see description above)

Tuesdays / 9:30 AM-12:00 PM / September 13, 2022 – April 25, 2023

A sister option of “Ezekiel” above, where you can study the Bible together, even from a distance! This will be a Zoom video discussion of homework with a small group; then a link to watch a lecture live or later at your convenience. Old-fashioned friendships and conversations on new-fashioned technology! Whether you are local to Cary or joining from a distance, a Zoom discussion group is the perfect option! If at some point, you are ready to attend the live meeting, head up to Shepherd’s where your discussion leader will be ready and waiting for you. Note: signing up for the Virtual Sister class allows you to use Zoom when you prefer video conference, but also optionally attend the live meeting when your health and schedule allow.

Homework: 2 lessons per week/45-60 minutes each
Cost: $20/Year
No childcare available.

REGISTER HERE

— 1st & 3rd Tuesday On-Campus —

Precept Upon Precept Inductive Study – Ruth

Tuesdays / 10:00-11:30 AM / FC201 /  September 20, 2022 – November 15, 2023

Kinsman Redeemer (Ruth) — Don’t Despair. There’s Hope. You Have a Kinsman Redeemer!

If you were a slave, who would buy your freedom? If you had an enemy, who would come to your defense? In the Old Testament, this buyer-defender known as a “kinsman-redeemer” was usually a close relative.  If you’re a believer, you already have one – Jesus Christ! This rich study shows how Jesus both bought us(redeemer) and advocates(defends) for us, offering us an opportunity to rebuild our broken lives.

Homework: 5 days/week/45 minutes a day
Cost: $10/Semester
Childcare available for an additional fee. Register for childcare
REGISTER HERE

— Tuesday Afternoon (In-Person) —

Precept Upon Precept Inductive Study – Revelation, Parts 2 & 3

Tuesdays / 1:00-2:30 PM / FC201 /  September 13, 2022 – April 18, 2023

This is a year-long study focusing on Revelation chapters 4-22. In the first twelve lessons you will discover exactly what God says will take place in the end times. The last eleven lessons will explore the relationship of the book of Revelation to the Gospels-to realize the prophecies and teachings they contain about the last day. 

Homework: 5 days per week/45 minutes a day
Cost: $40/Year
No childcare available.

REGISTER HERE

— On Campus —

WOW – Women of Wisdom: Job and James

Wednesdays / 9:30-11:45 AM / The Lodge (Family Center) /  September 14, 2022 – April 26, 2023

But He knows the way that I take; when He has tested me, I shall come forth as gold. Job 23:10

W.O.W. (Women of Wisdom) is sound Bible study, aimed directly at Biblical literacy.

Join us as we learn answers to important questions like, “Why do bad things happen to Godly people?” “What are we supposed to do about our suffering?”  Everyone has likely suffered or grieved deeply at some time in life, and the book of Job is heavy enough to bring it front and center, while addressing the darkest mystery of human life: the “why?” behind it all. Whether we learn from the wrong behavior of some of Job’s “friends” or from his own perseverance, we are sure to learn lessons God’s Word provides in a book that can’t be skipped. Once we come out of the depths of Job, we will happily land on the practical advice of the New Testament book of James, as we learn to, “Consider it joy…”. In addition, there will be bonus lectures and special topics throughout the year to round out our walk as “women of wisdom.”

Daily lessons for personal study begin the excavation of the depth of God’s Word. Weekly small group discussion followed by worship in song and large group lecture allow iron to sharpen iron as we spend our Wednesday mornings together. Fellowship with these ladies is sure to lead to Godly friendships! 

For those where distance or health prevents attendance, we would love to invite you to our virtual group via Zoom. Email WOWTerriBrady@gmail.com for more information.

Homework: 2 hours/week
Cost: $25/Year
REGISTER FOR BIBLE STUDY HERE

Kids of Wisdom Childcare
available for an additional cost.

REGISTER FOR CHILDCARE HERE

 

 

— On Campus —

John

Wednesdays / 6:30-8:30 PM / FC203 / September 14, 2022 – April 26, 2023

Fall 2022:
Come with us to the Gospel of John as Jesus instructs His disciples the night before His crucifixion and discover valuable truths concerning the Holy Spirit, peace, fruitfulness, and joy. Then find comfort and direction as Jesus intercedes on behalf of all believers (including us) in His “high priestly” prayer. Watch as Jesus willingly lays down His life as He is betrayed in the garden of Gethsemane and then arrested. See anew the trials before Annas, Caiaphas, and Pilate and remember the unjustified humiliation Jesus endured at the hands of sinful men on our account. Abide in the vine with us this semester as we study John 14:16-18:40 and bear much fruit for His glory!

Winter/Spring 2023:
In anticipation of Easter, prepare your heart by studying the final chapters of the Gospel of John with us. Remember as the crowd cries out, “Away with Him, away with Him, crucify Him!” and Pilate hands Jesus over to be crucified. Review the details of Jesus’ crucifixion as “The King of the Jews” and marvel at His last words recorded by John, the Gospel writer. Rejoice with Mary Magdalene, Peter, and John as they discover an empty tomb and later the disciples witness the risen Christ. Come find renewed encouragement and hope for the future as we rehearse the details of our Savior’s death and resurrection in John 19-21. He is risen! He is risen, indeed!

Homework: 5 days per week/30 min a day
Cost: $30/Year
Childcare available for an additional fee. Register for childcare
REGISTER HERE

— Virtual —

WOW – Women of Wisdom: Job and James
(See W.O.W. description listed on Wednesday)

Thursdays / 7:00-8:00 PM / September 15, 2022 – April 27, 2023

A sister option of W.O.W. (Women of Wisdom). This will be a weekly Zoom video conference for discussion with a small group that tracks with the W.O.W. Wednesday morning curriculum but is held on Thursday evenings. A link to the audio recording of each Wednesday’s lecture allows participants to get the whole package.

Old-fashioned friendships and conversations on new-fashioned technology of video conference!  Full-time jobs, distance, time zone changes and health issues don’t have to stop iron from sharpening iron with meaningful conversations via the web. Whether you are a working woman local to Cary, at a distance or have other reasons prohibiting your attending Wednesday’s live meetings, a Thursday evening Zoom discussion group is the perfect WOW option. Surely by the end of the year, we will “virtually” be sisters!

Homework: 2.5 hours/week
Cost: $25/Year
No childcare available.
REGISTER HERE

women of prayer

Groups Are Currently On Summer Break and Will Resume This Coming Fall.

Small groups of women, of all ages, are meeting one hour a week to pray for one another. We believe that “the prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.” (James 5:16b). These groups are following a structured, Scripture-based approach that encourages seeking God’s face before seeking His hand.

When women seek God’s face and pray God’s Word together the following occur:

  • Community Replaces Isolation
  • Peace Replaces Anxiety
  • Unity of the Spirit Replaces Division
  • Ministries Produce Fruit that Remains
  • Personal and Churchwide Revival Occurs

If you’d like to pray for one hour a week with a small group or start your own WOP group, please contact us at womenofprayer.tsc@gmail.com.

widow’s ministry

Typically Meets Monthly on the Second Tuesday at 11:30 am

The mission of the Widow’s Ministry at The Shepherd’s Church is to partner with widows, encouraging dependence on God, surrounded by members with a loving Christian community and embracing life with hope and promise.

Widow’s Might is a fellowship of Christian widows dedicated to encouraging dependence on God and embracing life with hope and promise while surrounded by a loving Christian community. Contact Margaret Trail at 919-219-0917 for information. 

Please email women@shepherds.org to request to be added to the Widow’s Might prayer request email list or to share a prayer request.

m3: mom-to-mom

Inviting all mothers of preschoolers ages birth through kindergarten! You’ll enjoy a hot breakfast, mommy fellowship, and teaching from God’s Word! This is a great opportunity to spend time with other moms going through the same stages of life. This ministry is designed for mothers with children aged from birth through the completion of their kindergarten year in school. The goal is to nurture every mother of preschoolers.The Shepherd’s Church hosts groups that meet through the traditional school year (September-May). Each meeting is structured so that moms will leave encouraged and built up in God’s Truth.

General Information:

We meet the 2nd & 4th Tuesdays of each month from 9:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m Sept – May. Childcare is offered for children birth through kindergarten, as well as for children in a homeschool or for children tracked out of a traditional school. The space in the children’s program is limited so register early!

REGISTRATION DETAILS

Registration is currently open!  Email our M3 Coordinator, Kate Smith, at m3katesmith@gmail.com to learn more or if you have any questions.

FEE INFO (for the Entire Year)
  • Registration Fee (Mom only) – Shepherd’s Member or Attender $70
  • Non-Shepherd’s Member – $100
  • 1 child: add $50 to the registration fee.
  • 2 children: add $65 to the registration fee.
  • 3 or more children: add $75 to the registration fee.
  • For tracked out school-age children, add $20 per family.

Note: We cannot guarantee refunds after registering.

CONTACTS

  • M3 Coordinator – Kate Smith (for general questions about the ministry)
  • M3 Ministry Leader – Kim Hansen
  • If you are interested in working with M3 childcare, please contact Erinn Wilson.

women’s Book Club

Shepherd’s Women’s Book Club meets in Family Center room FC 201 on the 4th Thursday in January through October and the 3rd Thursday in November and December. We meet from 12:30 pm to discuss a wide variety of books, selected annually by members, written by Christian authors. Books include biographies, missionary stories, and Inspirational Christian fiction.  Ladies of all ages are invited to attend. Check out the dates and books below. For more information, contact Donna Bos.

August 25, 2022

Julieby Catherine Marshall

Inspired, like Christy, by Catherine Marshall’s own life, Julie explores the miracle of faith against a background of small-town America coming of age, with a story—and a heroine—unforgettably powerful and alive. Julie Wallace was only seventeen when her family moved to a flood-prone Pennsylvania town in 1934. Here her father, risking their life savings, took over a struggling newspaper, and Julie began fighting to fulfill her dreams. She found herself taking sides as battle lines were drawn between desperate steelworkers and the owners of the mills—and being torn as two young men divided her loyalty and her heart. Then a devastating catastrophe became the ultimate test of courage and commitment—and Julie’s special strength would come from love.

September 22, 2022

Undaunted  – by Josh McDowell 

Undaunted—both the book and movie—chronicles the riveting true story of a young farm boy named Josh who carried unspeakable memories of an alcoholic father and a farmhand’s abuse, causing him to defy God’s existence. Yet God redeemed a horrible situation with his unbelievable grace. Today Josh McDowell is one of the most popular evangelists in the world who defends the reality of Jesus Christ to millions through his presentations and classic book More Than a CarpenterUndaunted unfolds the dramatic spiritual transformation in Josh’s life when he faces his past head-on and puts everything entirely in God’s hands. The result is an undaunted faith, a gift freely offered to everyone who seeks it.

October 27, 2022

Beyond All DreamsElizabeth Camden

Anna O’Brien leads a predictable and quiet life as a map librarian at the illustrious Library of Congress until she stumbles across the baffling mystery of a ship disappeared at sea. Thwarted in her attempts to uncover information, her determination outweighs her shyness and she turns to a dashing congressman for help.

November 17, 2022

Bob Pierce:  This One Thing I Do – by Franklin Graham with Jeanette Lockerbie

A true story that shows how God uses broken people and can do great things through anyone. This story is so absolutely amazing and Bob Pierce has some very high and low moments but works hard to bring people to Jesus.

December 15, 2022

An Endless Christmas – by Cynthia Ruchti 

Award-winning novelist’s heartwarming story about family and love lost, found, and finally truly revealed at Christmas.

Resources

From time to time, we use this space to provide women with biblical resources to equip and encourage them in their walk with Christ. We hope you find this helpful, and we welcome your comments and feedback. 

Summer Study 2019

Posted 8/15/19

  • Week 1 – Introduction & Prayer
  • Week 2 – Worship
  • Week 3 – Bible Reading/ Memorization/Meditation
  • Week 4 – Discernment
  • Week 5 – Learning
  • Week 6 – Serving
  • Week 7 – Discipling
  • Week 8 – Evangelism

Women’s Ministry Team

Our Women’s Ministry is led by a team of dedicated volunteers who desire to serve the ladies of The Shepherd’s Church. Feel free to contact us if you have a question or if we can assist you in any way.

  • Jenny Schomburg (Women’s Ministry Director)
  • Sandrine Cotnoir (Administration)
  • Sharon Daum (Women of Prayer)
  • Erika Partenheimer (Administration)
  • Amy Dixon (Women’s Bible Studies)
  • Kim Hansen (M3 – for mothers of preschoolers)
  • Margaret Trail (Widow’s Ministry)