The apostle Paul wrote to his son in the faith, Titus, instructing him in a number of practical matters related to life in a local church, one of which is at heart of Mount Vernon's women's ministry - women discipling women. As Paul said, "Teach the older women to...train the younger women" (Titus 2:3-5).
Our women's ministry seeks to provide Bible studies, discipleship, fellowship, and service uniquely for women no matter what stage in life. Our desire is to see women encouraging and equipping one another to love Christ, obey God's word, and serve His church. Below are different ways we do that.
We host church-wide and Christ-centered babyshowers as a time to honor first-time expectant mothers in the church. The intent is to encourage these expectant mothers spiritually, as well as to meet physical needs. The areas available to participate in are: hosting – planning, invitations; provision – food, beverage, paper products, décor; blessing – Scripture, prayer, wisdom.
Meals for New Mothers
We as a church seek to help care for families in the congregation that have just welcomed a newborn into their families. One of the ways we do this is by providing meals for a couple of weeks after the family has arrived home from the hosiptal.
Meals for Familes in Need
Women are by God's design helpers (Gen. 2:18, 3:2). The women of Mount Vernon seek to utiltize that gift and calling by helping individuals and families when in need, especially with providing meals.
Mount Vernon's women's ministry is specially involved in helping organizing and plan many of our church-wide fellowships and receptions.
Bible Studies & Prayer
Wednesday Bible Studies
These Bible studies serve as wonderful opportunity to invite friends, neighbors, co-workers and family to study the Word of God. Here, we grow in our relationship with God and with one another. Wednesday Bible studies are open to MVBC members and non-members. Below is a list of the current studies being offered.
Precept Bible Study
All women are invited to join this ongoing bible study of the book of Revelation. You may join the study at any point. For further information, please contact Sylvia Hennessy.
Time: Wednesdays (Starting January 14, 2015) at 9:30 am
Place: Room 230
James Bible Study
All women are invited to join this inductive Bible study based upon the book, Faith, a Bible Study on James for Women by Keri Folmar. You may join the study at any time. Childcare for ages five and under is available. For more information, please contact Griffin James.
Time: Wednesdays (Starting January 21, 2015) at 9:30 am
Place: Room 232
In addition to our Sunday evening gatherings, some women meet every 2nd and 4th Tuesday for an extended time of prayer. They pray for a variety of things related to the women's ministry and church family.