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)

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Our Shepherd’s Women’s ministry provides wonderful opportunities to grow spiritually with other women through prayer, Bible study, fellowships and more! Check out the various opportunities below.

BIBLE STUDIES

Now Registering
for 2023-2024!

— On Campus —

How to Stand Firm When Tested
Precept In and Out Bible Study
1 & 2 Peter and Jude

Sundays / 5:00-6:30 PM / September 10, 2023–March 31, 2024 (follows Awana schedule) / Room FC204

Are you prepared for suffering? Will trials and persecutions reveal your faith and bring glory to God? — In a day when false teachers are leading countless people astray, to live effectively for Christ we need to know the truth. Learn to live effectively and grow in spiritual discernment as we study Peter 1 & 2!

Then we will see in Jude how problems within the church prompted Jude to preach a strong message about God’s judgment of sin. Did you get the message? Learn more about the day of judgment in this timely study.

Homework: 1-3 hours per week
Cost: $35/person
(Childcare through Awana is available for a separate fee.)

Spring Discount Code: SPRING24
REGISTER HERE

— On Campus —

Spring 2024
Believe in Me (Luke 22-24)

Mondays / 7:00-9:00 PM / FC204 / September 11, 2023-March 25, 2024

Join us this year as we study Jesus’ last message in John 14-16 and His death and resurrection in Luke 22-24. During the fall semester, we will study what He shared with His disciples after the Last Supper according to John. You will grasp, as the disciples did, that you cannot do anything on your own, but must be dependent on Jesus, through His Holy Spirit, to do what He has commanded. And that is – to bear much fruit. To love as He loved.

Then in the spring semester, we will study Luke’s detailed account of His arrest, trials, death, and resurrection. Discover all this and more in Luke 22-24. Jesus offered freedom from sin, a relationship with His holy Father, and an eternal life of joy when He said “Believe in Me.”

Homework: 2 lessons per week/45 minutes per lesson
Cost: $35/Year
No childcare available.

Spring Discount Code: SPRING24
REGISTER HERE

— Virtual —

Spring 2024
Believe in Me (Luke 22-24)

Mondays / 7:00-9:00 PM / Zoom / September 11, 2023-March 25, 2024

Can’t attend the class in person? This will be a weekly Monday evening Zoom video conference for virtual discussion with a small group that tracks with the Monday evening class on campus.  See class description above.

Homework: 2 lessons per week/45 minutes per lesson
Cost: $35/Year

Spring Discount Code: SPRING24
REGISTER HERE

— On Campus —

Spring 2024
Believe in Me (Luke 22-24)

Tuesdays / 9:30 AM-12:00 PM / FC204 /  September 12, 2023 – March 26, 2024

Join us this year as we study Jesus’ last message in John 14-16 and His death and resurrection in Luke 22-24. During the fall semester, we will study what He shared with His disciples after the Last Supper according to John. You will grasp, as the disciples did, that you cannot do anything on your own, but must be dependent on Jesus, through His Holy Spirit, to do what He has commanded. And that is – to bear much fruit. To love as He loved.

Then in the spring semester, we will study Luke’s detailed account of His arrest, trials, death, and resurrection. Discover all this and more in Luke 22-24. Jesus offered freedom from sin, a relationship with His holy Father, and an eternal life of joy when He said “Believe in Me.”

Homework: 2 lessons per week/45 minutes per lesson
Cost: $35/Year
Childcare available.

Spring Discount Code: SPRING24
REGISTER HERE

CHILDCARE REGISTRATION

— On Campus —
Afternoon

Interpreting Revelation in Light of Biblical Prophecy

Precept Inductive Study –
Revelation, Part 4

Tuesdays / 1:00-2:30 PM / September 12, 2023–March 26, 2024 / Room FC201

This final study of Revelation completes our study of eschatology.  Our focus will be on biblical prophecy especially from the Old Testament.  Join us as we put the pieces of prophetic Scripture together.

Homework: 5 days per week/45 minutes per day
Cost: $35/person
No childcare available.
REGISTER HERE

— On Campus —
Evening

How to Stand Firm When Tested
Precept In and Out Bible Study
1 & 2 Peter and Jude

Tuesdays / 5:30-7:00 PM / September 12, 2023–March 26, 2024 / Room FC206

Are you prepared for suffering? Will trials and persecutions reveal your faith and bring glory to God? — In a day when false teachers are leading countless people astray, to live effectively for Christ we need to know the truth. Learn to live effectively and grow in spiritual discernment as we study Peter 1 & 2!

Then we will see in Jude how problems within the church prompted Jude to preach a strong message about God’s judgment of sin. Did you get the message? Learn more about the day of judgment in this timely study.

Homework: 1-3 hours per week
Cost: $35/person
No childcare available.

Spring Discount Code: SPRING24
REGISTER HERE

— On Campus —

WOW – Women of Wisdom:

Psalms, Proverbs, 1 & 2 Peter, and Jude

Wednesdays / 9:30-11:45 AM /   September 13, 2023 – May 1, 2024 / The Lodge (Family Center) 

Oh give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever. (Ps. 118:1)

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

This year, studying Old Testament wisdom literature like Psalms and Proverbs will be balanced with New Testament letters of I and II Peter, along with Jude. Whether we are learning to put praise on every day of our lives the way that the Psalms put praise on every page of the book; harvesting wisdom of a God-pleasing life from Proverbs; or being encouraged yet confronted in the books of I Peter, II Peter and Jude, the Lord has a message of Himself in all.

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 WOW@shepherds.org for more information.

Homework: 2.5 hours/week
Cost: $35/Year
Childcare available.
REGISTER HERE

CHILDCARE REGISTRATION

 

— On Campus —

Spring 2024
Daniel 7-12

Wednesdays / 6:30-8:30 PM / September 13, 2023–March 27, 2024 / FC203

This fall come learn from the lives of four young, intelligent, and gifted Jewish men who were captured in Jerusalem and led away to exile in Babylon during the year 605 BC.  Review again their stories of faith and courage in the midst of the fiery furnace and later, the lion’s den.  See God’s sovereignty on display as one of these men interpreted two of Nebuchadnezzar’s dreams and explained about future kingdoms to come.  Let God encourage and renew your faith as we journey through the first six chapters of the book of Daniel.  

Then in the spring, learn the scope and sequence of events regarding the end times.  See how the book of Daniel and the book of Revelation relate to one another and become the two main books of prophesy in the Bible regarding future events yet to come.  Come away with fresh insight and renewed commitment to obedience as we face an increasingly hostile world that is moving closer and closer toward the predicted events that were recorded in the book of Daniel over 500 years ago.

Homework: 5 days per week/30 minutes per day
Cost: $35/Year
Childcare available. 

Spring Discount Code: SPRING24
REGISTER HERE

CHILDCARE REGISTRATION

 

— Virtual —

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

Thursdays / 7:00-8:00 PM / September 14, 2023 – May 2, 2024 / Zoom

A sister option of W.O.W. (Women of Wisdom) above, this will be a weekly Thursday evening Zoom video conference for virtual discussion with a small group that tracks with the W.O.W. Wednesday morning; 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, 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: $35/Year
REGISTER HERE

women of prayer

Groups meet to pray on the following days/times:

Tuesday:

•   10 – 11 am, meeting at a home in west Cary

•   11:15 am – 12:15 pm, FC205 at The Shepherd’s Church (following Precepts Bible study schedule)

Wednesday:
•   8:15 – 9:15 am and 12:00 – 1:00 pm, FC206 at The Shepherd’s Church (following WOW schedule)

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@shepherds.org.

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

M3 registration begins in April and ends in July.  Our 2023/24 year is now full.
Please contact Meredith Doble for any openings.

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 – Meredith Doble (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. For more information, contact Susan Hinson.

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.

  • Amy Dixon (Women’s Ministry Director and Bible Studies)
  • Jenny Schomburg (Special Events Coordinator)
  • Sharon Daum (Women of Prayer)
  • Kim Hansen (M3 – for mothers of preschoolers)

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