Women's Ministry Small Groups
Audacious by Beth Moore
Audacious is a deep dive into the message that has compelled Beth Moore to serve women around the globe. Glancing over the years of ministry behind her and strengthening her resolve to the call before her, she came to the realization that her vision for women was incomplete. Beth identifies that missing link by digging through Scripture, unearthing life experiences, and spotlighting a turning point with the capacity to infuse any life with holy passion and purpose. This is a book discussion group, not a DVD study. Book: $13 (available in class or bring your own copy).
Sundays at 5:00pm in Room 342 (begins 11/8/2015)
Recovering Redemption by Matt Chandler
In this 12-session Bible study, Matt Chandler gets to the root of brokenness and our destructive patterns of behavior. With relentless grace, Matt unpacks true repentance and the doctrines of justification, adoption, and sanctification with remarkably practical application. Book: $15 (available in class). Childcare available.
Thursdays at 10:00am in Room 326 (began September 17)
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. The next CALM class will be held on Wednesday mornings beginning October 21. The sessions run from 9:30am to 11:30am. 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 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 fall 2015 MOPS program at First Baptist meets from 10:00am to noon on two Tuesdays a month. Fall meeting dates are September 15 & 22, October 13 & 27, November 10 & 17, and December 8. 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. Click here to email the MOPS coordinator or contact the Women’s Ministry Office for more information.