Women’s Ministry
Women's Ministry
Tyler Campuses

Grace Women’s Ministry exists to help women transform into fully devoted Christ-followers.  As we shape our ministry around the values of worship, mission and community, we hope women will find joy in making Christ ultimate, in joining the work of expanding His kingdom and in developing authentic relationships that reflect His love.

SPRING 2021 WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY

Are you looking for a great way to strengthen your relationship with God as well as to form deeper relationships with other Grace women? If so, register now for one of our Women’s Spring Bible studies! We have both in-person and online options available with childcare available for our Tuesday morning studies. Masks will be required, and space is limited due to social distancing guidelines. Studies start Tuesday, February 9, so be sure to check out all of our offerings below and register by January 31st.

TUESDAY AM BIBLE STUDIES

Tuesday AM – Online Bible Study via Zoom

The Good Book Guide to Ephesians: Your place in God’s plan by Richard Coekin

A 7-week study led by Shannon Glenney and Michelle Negem

Tuesday mornings, 9:30-11:00am (February 9-March 30)

This study will deepen your appreciation of God’s sovereignty, move you to celebrate God’s grace to us, show you your place in God’s plan, and explain how in your everyday lives and relationships you can please God and show Christ to those around you.

Tuesday AM – In-Person Bible Study

Tell Someone by Greg Laurie

A 6-week Bible study led by Karla Foreman and Brittany Payne

Tuesday mornings, 9:30-11:30am (February 9 – March 23)

For all of us who have felt either a vague uneasiness or a strong conviction about how little we share the gospel, we hope to use this study by Greg Laurie to ask the giver of the Gospel to show us how to evangelize – sharing the same timeless truth with the current audience. We will be praying that we will be so gripped by the BIG good news that we will be compelled to “Tell Someone.”

Tuesday AM – In-Person Bible Study

Truthfilled by Ruth Chou Simons

A 8-week study led by Amber Payne and Cimber Cummings

Tuesday mornings, 9:30-11:00am (February 9-April 6)

“Truthfilled”: The practice of preaching to yourself through every season.  This study is meant to help you embrace what God says about you through a pattern of preaching the gospel to your heart in every season.  Meet your trials and challenges with the truth of what is unchanging in Christ.  Renew your heart and transform your mind by replacing self-talk with gospel truth.

Registration for Truthfilled is now full. If you’d like to be added to the waitlist, please email Brittney Hood, brittneyh@gcc.org.

Tuesday AM – In-Person Bible Study

Get Out of Your Head by Jennie Allen

A 6-week study led by Heather Simonds and Heather Kueber

Tuesday mornings, 9:30-11:00am  (Feb. 9 – March 23)

This study from the book of Philippians  will give us tools to stop the spiral of toxic thoughts and transform our emotions, our outlook, and even our circumstances, by taking control of our minds. Our enemy is determined to get in our heads to make us feel helpless, overwhelmed, and incapable of making a difference for the kingdom of God. But, as the book of Philippians tells us, freedom starts in your head. And from there, the possibilities are endless. 

Registration for Get Out of Your Head is now full. If you’d like to be added to the waitlist, please email Brittney Hood, brittneyh@gcc.org.

WEDNESDAY PM BIBLE STUDIES

Wednesday PM – Online Bible Study via Zoom

1 Peter: A Living Hope in Christ by Jen Wilkin

A 9-week study led by Laura Duncan and Amy Proctor

Wednesday nights, 7:00-8:30pm (Feb. 10-April 14)

This study of the book of 1 Peter will remind us that while we live in an imperfect world of suffering, God has called us to a living Hope in Christ Jesus.  We will learn about our true identity in Christ and how to live humble and submissive lives for God.

Wednesday PM – In-Person Bible Study

The Church and the Racial Divide: Finding Unity in the Race-Transcending Gospel by Trevor Atwood

A 6-week study led by Ann Terese Brandt & Melissa Hopson

Wednesday evenings, 6:30-8:30pm (Feb. 10 – March 24)

In light of racial tensions in America, many Christians are wondering how they can be a healing force in our culture. Yet, it can be difficult to know where to begin. This study will help participants gain a Biblical perspective on God’s heart for all people and to resist apathy and fear in order to take steps towards becoming part of the solution for racial unity in their community.

Wednesday PM – In-Person Bible Study

Seamless by Angie Smith

An 8-week study led by Stori Nix and Chris Berlingeri

Wednesday evenings, 6:30-8:00pm (Feb. 10 – April 7)

Seamless covers the people, places and promises of the Bible, tying them together into the greater story of Scripture. Participants will gain an overarching understanding of the fundamental layout and meaning of God’s Word along with confidence in understanding Scripture and the character of God.

Registration for Seamless is now full. If you’d like to be added to the waitlist, please email Brittney Hood, brittneyh@gcc.org.

Wednesday PM – In-Person Bible Study

Forgiving What You Can’t Forget by Lysa TerKeurst

A 6-week study led by Anne Ferguson and Vicki Clark

Wednesday evenings, 6:30-8:00pm (Feb. 10-March 24) 

Even though you know God commands it, offering forgiveness to someone after experiencing deep hurt can sometimes feel unrealistic. In this 6-week study we’ll discover life-giving truths about forgiveness from Scripture, as well as practical help for dealing with emotional triggers and unhealthy thoughts that keep us from moving from resentment to peace.

Registration for Forgiving What You Can’t Forget is now full. If you’d like to be added to the waitlist, please email Brittney Hood, brittneyh@gcc.org.

 

Square 1

A 6-week class for first-time moms and their babies 6 months and younger! We can’t wait to meet you and connect you to other first-time moms who are figuring this whole thing out, as well as mentors who’ve walked through it! We also hope to offer encouragement and practical help on this new adventure. Square 1 meets on Tuesday mornings from 9:30-11:30am at Grace Community Church (3215 Old Jacksonville Road) in Room 22A/22B. The Spring 2021 class will begin on Tuesday, February 9. Cost: $10.00

 

Registration is open! Click below to register, or for more information, please contact Starla Lawrence, boxo@aol.com.

Flourish

As a mom of preschool-aged children, you can easily feel isolated and lonely.  Flourish (formerly MOPS/Mothers of Preschoolers) is a place where you can be connected with other moms in a similar season of life, while learning from mentors who have thrived through motherhood.

Flourish meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month (September – May) from 9:15- 11:30am. Childcare is provided for children 6 months to 5 years old. If you are registering after January 1, 2021, cost is $35, and scholarships are available upon request. Throughout the year, we will hear from speakers on a variety of topics relevant to moms of littles, like marriage, parenting, mental health, and many others. We will also have crafts and games and good conversation – all while your little ones enjoy some fun time with their playmates!

Our group has about 40 moms who are divided into smaller groups of eight. These groups of eight will be meeting in separate rooms this year due to social distancing guidelines. We will also be wearing masks in accordance with church requirements.

Moms do not have to be a member of Grace Community Church to attend Flourish.

Registration Notes: Once you have registered yourself, you will receive a confirmation email which includes a link to register your children.  Your child WILL NOT have a spot in one of our childcare rooms until you finish registering them.

Contact:
Ali Kirkpatrick
Flourish Coordinator

SHE PRAYS

Disciples Pray. Let’s see what God does as we ask Him to move in powerful ways in our church, it’s various ministries, our community, and the world! No experience needed.

SHE PRAYS (OJ) – Thursdays at lunch | 12:00 – 1:00pm | Old Jacksonville Campus, Room 21 | Contact Laura Duncan; laura@brain-in-gear.net) or Ann Schwarz; ceschwarz@sbcglobal.net

SHE PRAYS (UB) – Thursday mornings | 6:30 – 7:20am | Meeting online via Zoom | Contact Gay Luce; galu51@hotmail.com.  Please call Gay Luce, (903) 372-9354, to join or to find out more.

 

Waiting in Hope Ministry

If you are a woman walking through a difficult season of infertility, miscarriage, or adoption, you aren’t meant to walk alone. Please join us for our Waiting in Hope meetings as we support and encourage one another through God’s Word while waiting with hope in Him.

For more information regarding our meeting times and location please contact us at tyler@waitinginhopeinfertility.com.

Women Connect

A casual evening giving women of all ages and in all stages of life the opportunity to connect with each other over an issue with which all women wrestle. Join us to hear a thought-provoking speaker address the issue from a Biblical viewpoint, then stay for dessert and mingle with other women to continue conversations about it.  No matter what the topic of the night may be, our hope is that women walk away with a stronger desire to be rightly connected to God, His word and others.

Women Connect: Un|Stuck!

 

If you weren’t able to join us for our Women Connect Un|Stuck event, or you want to review the evenings’ content, you can access our recordings of it below!

To view a video recording of the event, click HERE.
To listen to an audio recording of the event, click HERE.
To access the power-point slide content, click HERE.

Enjoy the Recordings of These Past Women Connect Events

Finding Rest in a World of Stress | Millie Tanner
To listen to the audio of this message click HERE
A Journey to Forgiveness | Debbie Morris
To listen to the audio of this message click HERE
Body Image | Jackie Roese
To watch to the complete message click HERE
Beyond the Masquerade | Dr. Juli Slattery
To watch to the complete message click HERE
For the audio of the message click HERE (right click to download)
Fantacy Fallacy | Shannon Ethridge
To hear what women said about this event click HERE
To watch to the complete message click HERE
For the audio of the message click HERE (right click to download)
Jealousy and Competition Among Women | Jackie Roese
To hear what women said about this event click HERE.
To watch to the complete message click HERE
For the audio of the message click HERE (right click to download)

 

SPARROWS

Sparrows is a ministry of encouragement for women who attend church without a spouse.

Sparrows meet every 4th Thursday, September-May at 11:30am to share a meal and an inspirational program.

For more information, contact Linda Whittington; 903-520-0973


SWIM (Single Women in Ministry, 60+) 

SWIM is a care group for adult single women ages 60-80+.

We meet every Thursday from 12:30-2:30pm. For more information, contact Frances Johnson; 903-509-9449 or swimfrances@gmail.com.