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 is an evening of fellowship, fun, food and an opportunity to hear one woman's story.  Offered bi-annually in March and October, all women are welcome, so bring a friend!  Check back for our next StoryNight in October. To hear a past StoryNight recording, scroll down.

Spring/Summer Gathering (Women's Bible Study)   
Join us as we go through the book of Daniel, using Beth Moore's excellent study and videos.  Monday evenings from 6:30 - 8:30 pm, beginning May 19th. This is an excellent study and will be a great opportunity to learn more about this interesting book of the Bible, as well as make some new friends.  Register now for the Summer Gathering, which is starting May 19th. Click the link in the sidebar.
Fall Gathering:
Watch for upcoming announcements about our Fall Gathering study -- coming soon!!

7 Experiment: Staging Your Own Mutiny Against Excess --Summer Bible Study:
Women, please join us this summer as we once again embark on a journey to eliminate excess in our lives through the Jen Hatmaker 7 Experiment study. This study will lead you through a focused fast on seven key areas: food, clothes, spending, media, possessions, waste, and stress. What's the payoff for living such a deeply reduced life? It's the discovery of a greatly increased God, a call toward Christ-like simplicity, and generosity that transcends a social experiment to become a radically better existence.
We're excited for you to join us for this 8 week study, Tuesdays in the Sanctuary at 7:30pm, 7/8 - 8/26. Many of you may have joined us last year, but you are more than welcome to participate again!
The cost is $15 for the study book, which you can purchase the first night. Please email Anna Jordan and Devany Bechler at SBCC7Study@gmail.com if you have any questions or would like to sign up!
Waiting for Motherhood: 
If you have faced fertility trials, you know it can be very painful. SBCC will be starting a new group for those who are going through this. We will be reading the book "Waiting," by Ben Patterson, and will also hear from various women who have experienced the challenge of infertility. If you are interested in joining us, please contact Jessica Campbell, burch77@gmail.com. We will meet monthly at my house (in Turnpike area), beginning Tuesday April 22 at 7pm. 
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