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 Connect Group: Women’s Bible Study – Every Tuesday, 9:30-11 AM, Childcare is available on request, RSVP. – Contact Sara Moser: email@example.com
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.
Whenever I think of women’s ministry, I love to look back at women who historically made an impact on this world for Jesus. One of my favorites is Elisabeth Elliot, who was a missionary who inspired generations of evangelical Christians by returning to Ecuador with her toddler daughter to preach the Gospel to the Indian tribe that had killed her husband. In her book Let Me Be a Woman, Elisabeth said, “The fact that I am a woman does not make me a different kind of Christian, but the fact that I am a Christian makes me a different kind of woman.” This is what we as a women’s team desire for each woman- to see each woman (ourselves included) grow in her walk with Jesus so that the world can see the difference He has made in her life. We want to support each other with love and truth, encouraging and building each other up. We do this by being authentic and invested. When you come into a women’s meeting, you will be greeted and accepted. You will be allowed to be as vulnerable as you are comfortable, knowing that we will respect your space. You can be assured that we will share the Truth and pray for you. You will learn exactly what it looks like to have a close relationship with Jesus. You will be around women of all ages, ethnicities, socio-economic statuses and backgrounds. You will be around those raised in the church and those who have never attended church before! Most importantly you will leave knowing this- Jesus wants you to know Him more. Luke 11:9-10 Jesus said “And I tell you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened.” So welcome to the women’s ministry of New Life City Church! We are thrilled that you are here!
Tammy serves as a leader on the Women’s Ministry team at New Life CityChurch. Tammy grew up in Maryville, MO, and then attended college in Liberty, MO, at William Jewell College. It was while attending William Jewell that she began truly learning what it meant to be a Christ-follower. After graduating in 1989 with Bachelor of Science degrees in both Business Management and Psychology, Tammy married Jeff Shrout on July 1, 1989. Tammy has served in many different ministry areas over the years—Women’s ministry, MOPS, nursery volunteer, VBS, women’s Bible study, and co-leading connect groups with Jeff. Tammy was also on staff at Heartland Community Church in “Great Adventure”—1st-5th grade students.
Tammy and Jeff have three adult children and three beautiful grandchildren. Tammy is passionate about seeing people connected and helping to fulfill God’s kingdom purpose of making disciples.