Women's Ministries

Women's Ministries

Mission & Goal
My purpose is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. Colossians 2:2

Our aim is to connect women for mutual encouragement and growth in faith.  Join us in Bible study, and in events and activities as we gather to deepen our relationship with Jesus and with each other.


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StoryNight
Our next StoryNight is Monday, October 13th at 7pm (in the Sanctuary at SBCC). StoryNight is an evening of fellowship, fun, music, food and a story!  All women are welcome, so bring a friend!  This time we will be hearing from the Bondarenko sisters, and you won't want to miss it! (To hear a past StoryNight recording, scroll down.)  Important:  Registration will be different this year in that admission will be by ticket only (to avoid over-crowding).

Eventbrite - StoryNight


The Gathering - Fall 2014 Registration is now closed.
The Gathering is a collective women's Bible study that begins with teaching and worship, followed by small group discussion and prayer.  The Gathering meets Thursdays mornings with childcare available, and Monday nights without childcare.

This fall are working through a study (written "in-house") entitled, "Intentional: Choosing to Live for Christ."  It will culminate in a conference under the same name with Jen Hatmaker in January (see below). 

Intentional Study Guide - Download PDF
Gathering Fall 2014 Welcome and Schedule brochure - Download PDF


Jen Hatmaker is coming to SBCC! 
Please save January 30-31, 2015, for a women’s conference right here at SBCC.  If you are not familiar with Jen Hatmaker, check out one of her books on Amazon, or her blog at http://jenhatmaker.com/blog.htm.  We hope you can come because it is going to be amazing.  Better yet, why don’t you join a fun group of women to help make this happen?  If you are interested in offering your time and skills, contact Anna Jordan, anna.l.jordan@gmail.com, or Devany Bechler, devany.bechler@gmail.com.


Women’s Discipleship Group on Issues of Sexual Abuse
The Women’s Discipleship Group is a Christ-centered covenant fellowship for women who have experienced the deep and painful wounds of sexual abuse. Through discussion, prayer and encouragement, women will explore how these experiences have affected their view of themselves, and their relationships with God and others. Dan Allender’s book, The Wounded Heart, and its accompanying workbook, will be used for personal growth and group discussion. Group members will journey together on paths toward healing. This group will be held in a safe, confidential location and will be a closed group, limited in size. Meetings will be held every other Monday from 6:45-9:00pm beginning October 6th and concluding in May. This will specifically be a discipleship group and not intended to replace professional counseling. For more information, please contact Alison McWilliams alison.mcw@gmail.com, Susi Lamoutte homegroups@sbcommunity.org, or Heidi Palladino paldesign@cox.net.
 
Working Moms' Group The juggling act of working and raising children is more the norm than the exception these days.  Join us monthly as come together to pray, and to hear from other working moms. For more information, contact Ashley Cornelius (e-mail) or Caitlin Tufts (e-mail)  We look forward to seeing you!
 
Mentoring  The word "mentoring" can sound ominously weighty, but we care deeply about the privilege and responsibility of discipleship.  Click HERE to read an article about what we believe, in women's ministries, to be one of our greatest priorities as Christian women.  If you would like to be involved in a mentoring/discipleship relationship, please fill out this information sheet, return to Bonnie Fearer, and then contact Maja Greig, Lisa Jolley, or Bonnie Fearer
 
MOPS  Goleta MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) meets at Santa Barbara Community Church on alternate Fridays throughout the school year.  If interested in being involved, or in helping out, please contact Becca Eliason.


SBCC's Stance on Women in Leadership
Click HERE to read an article by Bonnie Fearer about women in ministry leadership.
Click HERE to read an article by Reed Jolley about Women as Elders.


Past StoryNight RecordingsHear one woman's story and be encouraged in your faith.  Some of our past speakers are archived here for you to enjoy.  You can also pick up CDs in the church entryway for some of our speakers in case you've missed one or want to send one to a friend. You can also send this link to someone you think might want to hear a particular woman's story.
 

Date Speaker Title Download
03/10/2014 Krista Frohling Krista Frohling 20.93 MB
03/11/2013 Rosemary Maione Rosemary Maione 25.21 MB
10/08/2012 Jill Dixon Jill Dixon 25.32 MB
03/05/2012 Joyce McCullough Joyce McCullough 19.26 MB
03/01/2011 Judy Schulte Judy Schulte 33.91 MB
10/01/2010 Lauretta Patterson Lauretta Patterson 31.68 MB
10/01/2009 Jill Baker Jill Baker 27.87 MB
03/01/2009 Joanne Herdrich Joanne Herdrich 11.58 MB
10/01/2008 Kenon Neal Kenon Neal 24.88 MB
04/01/2008 Magdalene Popp Magdalene Popp 23.64 MB