Women's Ministry Small Groups
Sermon on the Mount by Jen Wilkin
Thursdays at 10:00am in room 326 (starts March 17)
What does it mean to be a citizen of the kingdom of Heaven? Matthew's gospel opens with three chapters containing Jesus' longest recorded message -- a sermon given to His disciples early in His ministry to articulate what the life of a Christ-follower would look like. It was a message intended to turn upside down every expectation His closest followers might have. Both practical and profound, the sermon asks of us the same questions it posed to its original hearers. Books ($13) are available in class, or bring your own.
The Gospel of Mark: The Jesus We're Aching For by Lisa Harper
Sundays at 5:00pm in Room 300 (starts April 10)
Come to know the real Jesus of Scripture. In this DVD-based study, we will follow Jesus through his days of early ministry to the cross and discover what it fully means to be the recipients of his overflowing compassion and the very reason for his all-consuming passion. Discover how Jesus' ministry on earth still impacts us today. Books ($13) are available in class, or bring your own.
Seamless by Angie Smith
Wednesdays at 6:15pm in Room 342 (starts April 13)
In seven sessions, 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. Each week of study features key information that ties all of scripture together into the seamless truth of the gospel message and is accompanied by maps, general Bible facts, and word studies. Books ($13) are available in class, or bring your own.
Women's Sunday Bible Fellowship Classes
Women Opening the Word
Sundays at 9:30am in room 301
This is an intergenerational women's Bible Fellowship class, led by Colleen Flaxington. For more information, contact the Contemporary Adults Department.
Women's Intergenerational Study
Sundays at 9:30am in room 223
For women of any age, any life stage, to study the Bible together. This class is studying the Gospel of John. Led by Carolyn Jenkins.
In addition to these women’s-only classes, many other mixed-gender Bible Fellowship classes are also available. Click here for more information.
Women's Ongoing Classes
Apples of Gold
This nurturing program for young women (married and single) is based on Titus 2:3-5 and offered periodically throughout the year. Through life-related Bible study, cooking demonstrations, etiquette and entertaining techniques, and fellowship with older women, younger women are encourage to practice God’s love of hospitality in their homes. Each class meets for five or six weeks in a home setting close to First Baptist Church of Alexandria. If you are interested in participating in the program as either a mentor or a mentee, contact the Women’s Ministry Office.
Caring for And Loving Moms is an 8-week class designed for first time mothers of infants from zero to six months. It covers both the practical and spiritual aspects of mothering, including the physical needs of mom and baby, the impact of motherhood on our relationships with others, and spiritual refinement that motherhood affects. Babies attend class with mom. Space is limited since the class will be held in a home setting. For more information or to register, contact the Women’s Ministry Office.
Community Bible Study
CBS is an inter-denominational group that meets weekly at First Baptist to explore God’s Word. Our program includes in-depth study of a Scripture selection divided over 30 weeks, with lesson questions, personal application, group discussion, a short lecture and commentary. Our Alexandria group also has a children’s program for ages 6 month through 12th grade. All enrollments will be processed in the order received until classes are full, then a wait list is begun. Classes meet on Wednesdays, September to May, from 9:30am-11:30am. For the 2016-2017 CBS year, we will study the gospel of Mark, 1 & 2 Timothy, and Titus. For more information, contact Coordinator Danielle Whitley at 703-509-5672 or click here to send her an email.
Mom to Mom
Mom to Mom is a Bible Study & discussion group that is used to encourage moms and is led by older moms. They meet the first Monday of each month at 7:15pm in Room 226. Their study book, The Power of a Positive Mom by Karol Ladd, is available at the study. Childcare is available by reservation.
MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers)
MOPS groups meet in churches all over the world and exist to encourage, equip, and help women become the best moms that they can be! Women who are pregnant or have young children (birth through kindergarten) are all invited to join MOPS. A typical MOPS meeting includes a time of conversation followed by a presentation of information relevant to mothers raising preschoolers, with small discussion groups that foster deepening friendships and individual growth.
The spring 2016 MOPS program at First Baptist meets from 10:00am to noon on two Tuesdays a month. Spring meeting dates are January 12 & 26, February 9 & 23, March 8, April 12 & 26, and May 10 & 24. The registration fee of $75 per semester ($55 if childcare is not needed) covers registration with MOPS International, crafts materials, speaker fees, plus contributes to the cost of childcare as needed. Childcare is provided at the church for children age 5 and younger.
Spring semester childcare is currently on a waiting list. To be added to the waiting list, CLICK HERE to email the coordinator. If you don't need childcare during MOPS meetings, you can CLICK HERE to register to attend the spring session, or contact FBCA's Women’s Ministry Office for more information.