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
If you are interested in getting involved and have questions, please feel free to contact any of the women listed above.
Join us as we study the life, ministry and biblical writings of the Apostle Peter, focusing particularly on 1 Peter. As a first-century Christian in a world hostile to the gospel, Peter will teach us to persevere in the face of suffering -- even today! His writings remind us of the “living hope” we have in Jesus Christ and the rich identity we share as His disciples. Peter doesn’t just deliver abstract teachings but applies the gospel to our daily lives. Through this study, we’ll learn what it means to live passionately for Jesus!
Women’s Wednesday Morning Bible Study9:30-11:30 am. Begins September 2018, and runs through April 2019.
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 life, ministry and writings of the Apostle Peter, with particular focus on the epistle of 1 Peter. 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). Click here to register.
Women’s Wednesday Evening Bible Study
7:00 - 8:45 pm. Meets same Wednesdays as morning study (September 2018-April 2019)
Our study will mirror the women’s Wednesday morning study, as it takes us into ministry and writings of one of Jesus' closest companions, the Apostle Peter. 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. Click here to register.
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 twice monthly on Saturdays to walk and pray on the Tobacco Trail (see Events Calendar for specific dates and meeting location); 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, 6:45-8:30pm-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.