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Women

Especially in these challenging times, our women’s ministry is here to equip and encourage you to experience God’s love and share it with others. We invite you to explore the resources below, and if you have any needs or prayer requests, please reach out to our team.

Summer Bible Studies

This summer, beginning June 3, we’re excited to offer two Bible study options. Due to the uncertainty of gathering restrictions and guidelines, both options will be virtual. All who register will be emailed information on how to participate online. Check out the options below and sign up to join us!

Knowing JesusKnowing Jesus, the Great I Am—Taught by Vanessa Van Dyck

In a world so obviously broken by disease and death from the ravages of sin, Jesus once asked His followers, “Who do you say that I am?” Jesus poses the same question to His followers today—the answer is critical in determining our spiritual fate. Knowing Jesus’ true identity is the key to everlasting life, allowing us to experience His peace even in the midst of tumultuous times. If you are a new to Christianity, looking to grow in your faith, or even a seasoned Christian looking for encouragement, journey with us through the Gospel of John as we take a revealing look at God through Jesus’ seven I AM statements. This class will be held online on Wednesdays from June 3 through July 29, except for July 1 due to the Independence Day holiday week.


Defending Your FaithDefending Your Faith—Taught by Debra Wimberley

Today, more than ever, people are challenging Christianity by asking penetrating questions that often catch believers off-guard. We see friends and family members abandon the faith because their doubts go unanswered. They want to know how a good God can allow suffering, for example, or how the Bible can be trusted in an age of science. This class equips believers to respond to the toughest questions facing us in today’s culture, and to do it with gentleness and respect. Join us as we learn how to defend our faith in love. On June 3, we will arrange for all participants to pick up their book and curriculum. Class will officially begin on June 10 and meet online on Wednesdays through July 29, except for July 1.

Fall Bible Studies

Precept Tuesday Small Group StudyPrecept Study of Galatians—Who Has Bewitched You? Why and How?

Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. beginning September 8

As the Gospel spread across the Roman world in the first decades after Jesus’ earthly ministry, conflict arose. Jews and Gentiles were believing the Gospel, and a struggle began over what it meant to be a Christian. What does it mean to live under grace? Do you have to keep the Law to be a Christian? How will we know who is right?

God used an apostle to write a letter to some churches that were struggling with this issue, a letter that still speaks to us today. Using a guide from the Precept ministry, this study of Galatians clearly defines the relationship between Law and grace, and how Christians live under grace, led by the Spirit, free from bondage.


Defending Your FaithDefending Your Faith in a Post-Christian Culture

Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. beginning September 9

Today, more than ever, people are challenging Christianity by asking penetrating questions that often catch believers off-guard. We see friends and family members abandon the faith because their doubts go unanswered. They want to know how a good God can allow suffering, for example, or how the Bible can be trusted in an age of science. This class equips believers to respond to the toughest questions facing us in today’s culture, and to do it with gentleness and respect. Join us as we learn how to defend our faith in love.


The T's of the New TestamentThe T’s of the New Testament: 1 & 2 Thessalonians, 1 & 2 Timothy & Titus

Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. beginning September 9 | On Campus or Online

What would our lives look like if we lived with a passion for the Gospel each and every day? Does the hope of Heaven inspire you daily, the way it did for the apostle Paul?

Come and be encouraged in your walk with the Lord as we spend the fall and spring semesters studying 1 & 2 Thessalonians, 1 & 2 Timothy, and Titus. Paul’s grace-filled teaching in these books is powerful, motivating, and transformative!

Online registration is available now through August 19. On the registration form, please select whether you would like to be part of a traditional on-site group or a virtual group. On-site childcare is available by registration only.


Women of the BibleWomen of the Bible

Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. beginning September 9

Sometimes it is easy to forget that the women in the Bible were real life flesh and blood with struggles of their own—women with faith and doubt, trust and disbelief, courage and fear, strength and weakness. We want to believe that we would make better choices than they did, but do we? Let’s get to know our sisters in faith and see what they left behind for us to learn in our current times and situations.


Precept Wednesday Small Group StudyPrecept Study of Colossians and Philemon—Gaining a True Knowledge of Christ So No One Deludes You!

Wednesdays at 6 p.m. beginning September 9

What does it mean to be “complete in Christ”? Is Christ your all in all? Does He meet all your needs? Don't let anyone delude you with man-made philosophies or traditions that contradict the Word of God. Using a guide from the Precept ministry, this study of Colossians and Philemon will help you gain a deeper understanding of Jesus that roots your faith in the truth of the Gospel.


Precept Thursday Small Group StudyPrecept Studies of Joshua & Daniel—Conquering Your Enemies & Living Out a Biblical Worldview

Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. beginning September 10

In the first chapter of Joshua, God said, “Be strong and courageous! Do not tremble or be dismayed.” Join us for a study of Joshua and increase your faith in God, who has put you in His grip and will never let you go.

Following our study of Joshua, our study of Daniel will help you adopt a biblical worldview and adhere to it even when it's not the norm. Threatened with death, Daniel stuck to his guns and refused to adopt a pagan lifestyle. His worldview had God at the center, and he lived it out even under extreme pressure to change.

Using guides from the Precept ministry, these studies will charge you up and encourage you to press on in faith!

Spring 2021 Bible Studies

Bible BasicsBible Basics

Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. beginning January 6, 2021

Do you attend church but avoid participating in some conversations because you feel intimidated and embarrassed? Do you wish you had a clearer understanding of God’s Word? Would you like to learn the very basics of the Bible? This group is a casual and safe place to ask questions and learn more about Scripture. Join us this fall as we walk together through the beautiful Love Letter given to us by our Heavenly Father.

Community & Connections

Compass 1:1 Mentoring Ministry

Compass 1:1 helps women navigate life’s different seasons by connecting them with one another in authentic, uplifting relationships. Especially in this time of sheltering in place, it can be deeply helpful to have someone to talk to and share life with. If you are looking for a mentor to walk alongside you, or if you would like to serve as a mentor to encourage others, please reach out to us so we can help you get started.

Facebook Group

To connect with other women from our church family, request to join our private Facebook group! It’s a great way to make friends and stay in touch from home, and we’ll be posting encouraging resources and fun activities to help you grow and find joy in every season.

Parenting Pathway

If you’re a parent or grandparent, find resources and support on our Parenting Pathway blog. This library of articles, podcasts, guidebooks, and activities covers all aspects of parenting to equip you as the spiritual leader of your home. Whether your kids are in diapers or Driver’s Ed, you’ll find practical tips and encouragement for your parenting journey.

The Rooted Marriage

You can now find online community and resources from Stonebriar’s Marriage Ministry through The Rooted Marriage on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube! The Rooted Marriage exists to enrich, equip, and encourage strong, healthy marriages in every season of life. Use the links below to get connected and gain support to make your marriage the best it can be!

Sunday Fellowships

Sunday Fellowships are weekly gatherings where people study the Bible, pray together, and form meaningful friendships. Groups are available for a variety of life stages, so no matter where you are on your spiritual journey, you will find people to walk with you. These groups typically meet in classrooms on our campus, but many are continuing to meet online. Contact Ministry Coordinator Sarah McFarlane to connect with a group that fits you!

Stonebriar Women’s Team

Chrissy Smith

Chrissy Smith
Lead Pastoral Leader
chrissy@stonebriar.org

Melissa Renner

Melissa Renner
Pastoral Leader
melissar@stonebriar.org

Pilar Hansen

Pilar Hansen
Ministry Coordinator
pilarh@stonebriar.org

Michelle Felt

Michelle Felt
Ministry Leader
michellef@stonebriar.org

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