About Our Ministry

Mission Statement: For the women of Gashland to experience the fullness of Christ by equipping them for a vibrant relationship with Him and each other.

Ministry Team:

Coordinator – Donna Pace

Communications – Heather Lorenzetti

Equipping – Carol Bryan

Gatherings – Lisa Miller & Melissa Cable

Ministry Structure:

Gatherings – Coffee Talk, Around the Table, & Christmas Tea

Equipping – Bible study, prayer & mentoring

Gatherings

Coffee Talk 

Encouraging women to set coffee dates to connect with one another as sisters in Christ.  Pick up a gift card (free at our ministry table the last two Sundays of each month), extend an invitation to another Gashland woman you’d like to know better, and enjoy some Christian fellowship together.

Around the Table

Gathering women to share a simple meal and gospel-centered conversation to inspire each other to deepen our relationship with Christ. Ultimately, causing us to grow in the fullness of Christ.  Loosely modeled on Acts 2:46, we spend 2 hours enjoying a meal and 4(ish) discussion questions with 6 women.  Serve as a hostess or sign up each month to attend a date that fits your schedule.

Christmas Tea – Save the Date for December 10! 

Gathering women to pause during the busy Christmas season, to fellowship with other sisters in Christ, and to invite friends and family to reflect with us on the true joy of Emmanuel – God with us.

Equipping

Martha Circle – starting September 18

The Martha Circle meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 7-9pm in rotating homes.  Pam Parker will be leading the group through a study on Finding Jesus in the Old Testament.  No homework required and no commitment necessary – come the months you are able to enjoy prayer, fellowship & study.  Contact Linda Reeve (816-550-9128) with any questions. 

Morning Circle – starting September 18

The Morning Circle meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 9:30-11:30am in the Fellowship Hall.  Linda VanDerWeele is continuing to lead the group through a study of the Ten Commandments.  New members are welcome, and no long-term commitment is required – come study, pray and fellowship with us on the months when you can.  Contact Cindy Harris (816-419-2650) with any questions.

Introduction to Inductive Bible Study – day group starting September 6 and evening group starting September 10

Our Precepts teachers are offering a 5-week study called Lord, Teach Me to Study the Bible in 28 Days.  This short-term class is open to all women who want to learn more about Inductive Bible Study where God Himself becomes the teacher (Psalm 119:102).  Learn how to study Scripture and specifically mark the text to unlock its meaning.  This is a very practical, hands-on, learn-by-doing book.  Students need only a pen, a few colored pencils…and a prayerful heart to complete each study and experience the Bible’s life-changing power.  Both groups meet weekly at the church.  Day group is Thursdays (Sep 6 – Oct 4) from 1:00-3:00pm and the evening group is Mondays (Sep 10 – Oct 8) from 7:00-8:30pm.  Contact for day group is Lisa Miller (816-813-1236, lisam0724@gmail.com) and evening group is Carol Bryan (314-277-5619, bryancarolann@yahoo.com).  Cost for the book is $11 and sign-up is requested by Aug 31.

Precepts Study – day group starting October 11 and NEW evening group starting October 15

Our Precepts groups meet weekly at the church, and participants are asked to commit to consistent attendance.  This is an in-depth study with homework each week.  A 9-week study will begin in October on Philippians – How to Have Joy.  How do I live the Christian life joyfully regardless of people or circumstances?  What is the purpose of suffering and the Christian perspective on death?  Do I have “the mind of Christ”?  Discover true, deep-down joy in your life that the world cannot take away!  Day group meets Thursdays from 1:00-3:00pm with an optional video from 3:00-4:00pm and contact is Lisa Miller (816-813-1236, lisam0724@gmail.com).  Our new evening group meets Mondays from 7:00-8:30pm and contact is Carol Bryan (314-277-5619, bryancarolann@yahoo.com).  Cost for materials is $25 and sign-up is requested by Sept 20.

Thursday Nightsstarting September 20

This group meets weekly on Thursdays from 7-9pm in the Chapel.  Pam Parker will be leading the group through a study on Finding Jesus in the Old Testament.  No homework during the week, but come ready to dig deep into scripture together, with the option to memorize a weekly verse.  Our group does three weeks of study and one week of social each month.  Childcare is not currently offered, but please contact Heather Lorenzetti (816-835-2812, hjlorenzetti@gmail.com) if that’s a need.  Join us Sept 20 for an interest night, and then we’ll officially kick off the study Sept 27. 

Women’s Wednesday Morning Gathering – starting September 12

This group meets Wednesday mornings twice a month from 9:30-11:30am in various homes for an intimate time of study, prayer and relationship building.  The group is aimed at those wanting more frequent study/fellowship and those who are able to commit to most of the gatherings.  We will be studying the book Idols of the Heart which explores how in our hearts we’re all idol-worshippers who put our loves, desires, and expectations in God’s place—and then suffer the consequences of our misplaced affections.  Yet we will see that God loves his people and can use even our messy lives and struggles for his glory.  Our initial interest gathering is Sept 12 in the home of Melissa Cable.  RSVPs for this info gathering are encouraged.  Contact Melissa Cable (314-518-0337, melissapcable@gmail.com) with questions or to RSVP.

Bible Study Fellowship – starting September 13

GEPC hosts the Northland Kansas City BSF class for women on Thursday each week from 9:40-11:30am.  This year’s study People of the Promised Land 1 will cover Joshua, Ruth, 1 and 2 Samuel, 1 Kings 1-11 and overviews of Psalms and Proverbs.  There is a study, lecture, and small group time.  BSF also has an amazing children’s program and welcomes little ones starting at birth, including grandkids.  Please contact Cheryl Sanders (cheryl.j.sanders@sbcglobal.net) for registration information.

Mentoring

The W.I.S.E. Mentor program seeks to equip and disciple God’s flock by providing mentoring relationships where God’s people can grow in grace and godliness from generation to generation. Watch for quarterly sign-ups or contact women@gashland.org to receive more information.