Women's Ministry

The women's ministry at CGS exists to shepherd and equip women in every season of life by challenging them to study and respond to God's word, develop authentic relationships, and influence their homes, church, workplace, community and world for Christ. Come join us as we get to know a real Jesus, for real women, living in and for a real world.

Women’s Leadership Team 2017-2018

 Beth Bottenus bethbottenus@gmail.com
Candace Ferencik cmjmayer@msn.com
Donna Huff eye2mnot@gmail.com
Gigi Pierce  gigi@pierce.life
Sophie Smith ssmith@tsdch.org
Sarah McKethan smckethan@gmail.com
Kelly Rocke kelly.rocke@gmail.com
Diane Jacob jacobfamof5@gmail.com
Jennifer Mallard kenandjenn91@gmail.com

If you are interested in getting involved and have questions, please feel free to contact any of the women listed above. 


Women’s Wednesday Morning Bible Study

9:30-11:30 am. Begins September 2017, and runs through April 2018.

Our format focuses on Small Groups where we discuss the week’s lesson (prepared in advance) and its everyday application to our lives. Once a month we gather in one Large Group for a teaching/enrichment time from the lesson. Our study will take us into the book of Matthew. NO previous knowledge of the Bible is needed as we will learn together. Childcare is available for ages 3 months to 4 years old. For more information please contact Michelle Bryan (919-880-0445). 

Women’s Wednesday Evening Bible Study

7:00 - 8:45 pm. Meets same Wednesdays as morning study (September 2017-April 2018)

Our study will mirror the women’s Wednesday morning study, as it takes us into the book of Matthew. Preparation is encouraged using the same study guide as the morning study along with small group discussion to support growth through understanding Biblical truths and exploration of their every day applications. This study is provided for women who, for any reason, find it more convenient to attend an evening study. Child care is not provided for the evening study.  For more information, contact Carol Horne.


Life is full of transitions, isn't it? Are you in the midst of one? Would you like a trustworthy, godly woman to walk with you as you navigate this phase of your journey? If you are interested in ways to connect in relationship with other women, such as through mentoring or through a small group that gathers around a common interest, please contact Jennifer Mallard.

Life-on-Life Groups (see below)

Abundant Joy offers one-on-one peer counseling, support groups, study groups, and prayer support for women dealing with anxiety, depression, stress, grief, loneliness, abuse, addiction, and other sensitive issues. For more information, visit the Abundant Joy website.



Are you interested in growing in the Lord, together with other women? Whether younger or older,  married or single, professional or stay-at-home mom, relationships in Christ provide tremendous support and encouragement. Consider the following opportunities:

Life-on-Life Women's Groups

Are you looking for a way to get to know some other CGS women and enjoy encouraging fellowship? Would you like to enjoy a walk or study a book with others? We have four new groups beginning soon. Please contact directly the coordinator listed after each group if you would like to join or if you want more information. Spaces are limited in some groups, so sign up soon!

1) Multi-Generational Walking Club—meeting monthly on Saturdays to walk at various area locations followed by a time of prayer; unlimited group size; coordinated by Lauren Parrish 

2) Eat This Book by Eugene Peterson Book Study—meeting monthly at the Lloyds’ home, time TBD, coordinated by Ruth Lloyd

3) Messy, Beautiful Friendship by Christine Hoover Book Study—meeting bi-monthly, time TBD, coordinated by Julie Burson

4) Imagine That (Discovering Your Unique Role as a Christian Artist) by Manuel Luz—book study meeting monthly, time and place TBD, coordinated by Penny Mayes 

Church-wide Women's Fellowships

Made For More: Knowing & Being Known
We live in a cultural moment where opportunity for relationship is at our fingertips- from social media, to the internet, to international connection. But even in this moment of wide relational connection, research is showing there is more loneliness, depression, anxiety… disconnection. Spend the year with us as we sit in Scripture and remind ourselves of who we are- made for relationship with Jesus and with others. We’ll speak of things that trip us up along the way, and endeavor to know Christ, and each other, more fully in those places. 


March 22, 7:00pm-Disconnected Thru Perfectionism (S212)
April 20-22- Spring Retreat, Trinity Center in Pine Knoll Shores. Please click here to register. Space is limited, so sign up soon! Contact Candace Ferencik for details.