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 Upon Precept Bible Study
Beginning, Wednesday, January 8, at 9:30 am, the Precept class for women will continue in a study on Ezekiel: Then You Will Know That I Am The Lord by Kay Arthur. You may join the study at any point. For further information or to order a book, please contact Sylvia Hennessy.
Time: Wednesdays at 9:30 am
Place: Room 232
Amazing Collection Bible Study
The Amazing Collection is a book-by-book study through the New Testament. Our new session in the series will begin with a study of 1 Timothy and will end with the book of Revelation on May 7. Cost for the two study guides is $22. Childcare is available for children ages 3 and under. For additional information or to register, contact Evelyn Norwood.
Time: Wednesdays at 9:30 am
Place: Room 230
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.
Join us as we strive to see what biblical contentment is and how we can live it together. Jodi Ware, wife of Southern Seminary professor, Bruce Ware, will be speaking on “Cultivating Contentment.”
Date: Friday, February 28, 7:00 – 9:30 pm
Saturday, March 1, 9:00 am – 4:00pm
Location: Mount Vernon Baptist Church (Fellowship Hall)
Cost: $40/ea. Includes meals and free gifts
Meals: Dessert on Friday night and breakfast and lunch on Saturday will be provided in the cost of admission.