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.

Women’s Leadership Team 2016-2017

 Laurie Pate, Interim President  pate.laurie@gmail.com
 Bethany Porter, Secretary  porterbeth7@gmail.com
 Heidi Dean, Bible Study Representative  heidi.dean@hotmail.com
 Shelley Thompson, Vice-President  thomp153@duke.edu



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. Click here to register.  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. Click here to register. For more information, contact Carol Horne.

Bible Study Materials for Loan

To learn about titles, availability, and borrowing procedures, contact Cary MacMahon, Bible Study Materials Coordinator.


WOMEN OF CGS: 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? CGS has a relationship with Abundant Joy, a non-denominational Christian ministry offering confidential, spiritual, emotional, and relational support, at no cost, to women ages 18 and up who are in a season of transition or crisis. 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  or contact Bill James (919-490-1634). If you are interested in other 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 Rachel Stevener.


To learn about an array of opportunties to serve the women of our church community, contact Shelley Thompson.


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:

Church-wide Women's Fellowships

In the busyness of life, career, marriage, motherhood, etc., do you ever hope for more personal connection amidst it all? What would embracing authentic relationships even look like? Being made in the image of the Triune God, we are created for deep relationships with others. We regularly invite women to come together for fellowship and encouragement around topics that address applying God's Word to navigate this life to His glory, understanding our biblical purpose and roles, and better serving one another, our families, and our community.