This group is for women looking to sharpen or be sharpened spiritually by other women. Our desire is to emulate the wise woman found in Proverbs 31 while becoming more like Christ, and our focus is Titus 2:3-5: “Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers or slaves to much wine. They are to teach what is good, and so train the young women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled.” We want to bless women with love, while encouraging them in the truth of the Word.
Feel free to post questions and comments; to share struggles and encouragement, while remembering Ephesians 4:29! Welcome to the sisterhood of New Life CityChurch!
MONTHLY WOMEN’S GATHERINGS – CONTACT Leigh-Ann Campbell – 816-665-5444
During the first Monday of every month at 7:00pm, we offer a podcast for you to listen to and then come together for some light snacks and discussion.
SMALLER GROUP GATHERINGS
EMBRACE THE GRACE – WEDNESDAYS, 6:30-8:00PM, CONTACT GEONY RUCKER: GEONYFISHER4@GMAIL.COM
The purpose of this is to help women identify areas from their past that may have caused them to store bitterness, resentment, distrust, insecurity, hurt and grief. It’s difficult to grow in a relationship with Christ if your heart is being bound by yesterday’s hurt. This curriculum helps to heal the wounds from yesterday so the women are set free, enabling them to gain confidence and trust in who God created them to be.
KC STREET HOPE Training: CONTACT GEONY RUCKER: GEONYFISHER4@GMAIL.COM
KCSH exists to mobilize the church in the fight against local sex trafficking right here in Kansas City. Join us to hear from outstanding speakers sharing what community members can do to learn about what drives supply and demand along with learning how to identify and prevent trafficking in our neighborhoods.
MIND OF CHRIST – 3RD SATURDAY OF THE MONTH, 8:00-9:30AM – CONTACT Sara Moser: firstname.lastname@example.org
“Paul said, ‘Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus’ (Phil.2:5). The course is to help you keep that command. In Luke 17:21 Jesus said, ‘the kingdom of God is within you.’ Jesus emphasized that the kingdom of God does not come with outward observance, but by an inner working that is not seen. That directs us to the mind, the area where God wants to work. The changes that He brings in your life are secret and inward, but they will bear fruit that will be visible in your life and lifestyle.”
Listen to our Women’s Ministry Leaders
I’m drawn to Women’s ministry because I know that we are stronger together. There’s something powerful about women banding together in the body of Christ. Each one of us is like a unique piece of fabric, fearfully and wonderfully woven. While each one of us is beautiful alone, together we become something even better. Together we are like the puzzle pieces of a quilt, fitting in the gaps of each other’s weaknesses, forming a masterpiece.
In the high priestly prayer, Jesus prayed that we would be one in the body as He and the Father are one (John 17:21-23). I am excited about how the Holy Spirit is growing and bonding the women together at New Life City Church. Having found my authentic self in Christ, I am passionate about helping other women do the same. After years of struggles, I’m finally walking in His victory. Struggles still come and go, but my circumstances don’t wear me out like they used to. I want to lead other women to walk in His victory too.
Jesus loved women. His counter-culture approach to women is all over the New Testament. When society said women weren't valuable enough to even greet, Jesus went out of His way to greet a woman rejected by society. When the spiritual law of the day said "Let the words of the Law be burned rather than taught to women. If a man teaches his daughter the law, it is as though he taught her lechery.” Jesus comforted a woman when her brother died with this promise containing the heart of the Christian gospel: “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?” When Jesus arose from the dead, His first appearance was to women! Jesus gave women status and respect equal to men. Not only did he break with the anti-female culture of his era, but he set a standard for Christ-followers. We, as Christ-followers must value women.
I want to encourage women to see themselves as Jesus would. We are valuable because God sees us as valuable. I want women to be loved and love others by realizing that their beauty should not come from outward adornment. Instead, it should be that of their inner self- the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God's sight. Why? For this is the way the holy women of the past who put their hope in God used to make themselves beautiful.
New Life women's ministry strives to do this- to see the value in every woman, and to help her realize her worth in Jesus' eyes!
I hope to see you, beautiful one, at the next women's get-together!
There are so many reasons women’s ministry matters to me. First and foremost, the message God gives women about who they are is so vastly different from the message the world presents them with. I want women to be constantly reminded and know who God created them to be as individuals. I want them to understand their authentic identity in Christ. There is so much power in recognizing that everything the world tells women to be is the direct opposite of the confident, fearless, Holy Spirit-yielding women that we’re called to be. When the world is telling women there’s anything they can experience that makes them less valuable, Jesus counters that with a reminder that their value is unconditional because their value comes from Him. When the world tells women there is something wrong with them if they aren’t married, it’s not seeing the special assignment God has for that woman to complete while she’s single. When the world tells women they need to fit in, God says not to conform to the ways of this world. Lastly, when the world tells women they must wear a mask to hide those hurtful things that happened in the past, God reminds us that we take all the power out of secrets when we expose them and put them under the blood of Jesus. God is a healer, comforter, advocate and He longs for opportunities to guide us and show us grace and favor. I want women to know what a deep, dependent, vulnerable relationship with their Heavenly Father looks like, and I want that even more for all of the women who don’t have that type of relationship with their earthly fathers.