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Saturday, November 5, 2011
Our annual fall celebration!
Women at Central Coordinator, Barb Risner
Hospitality: This team helps new women feel welcome, helps women who attend Central feel connected, and handles marketing and public relations of women’s small groups and activities at Central. We want to reveal Jesus to our world with our intentional warmth!
Discovery: This team addresses the retention and discipleship needs of women, and the possible launch of a multigenerational mentoring concept. Women need opportunity to develop and grow in Christ and to walk with others on the journey.
Team leader: Barb Risner; firstname.lastname@example.org
Outreach: This team desires to reach unchurched women in our community, participate in women’s missions trips and partner with the Southern Missouri district in local & global projects. We also want to partner with existing small groups that reach out to women and support them any way we can.
Team leader: Ashley Harris; email@example.com
Celebration: This team is eager to celebrate who we are in Christ and how we, as women, uniquely and wonderfully reflect God’s own image. This team will plan annual events at Central, celebrating women. We’re excited to create opportunities for women to enjoy fun times together.
Team Leader: Juanita Olsen; firstname.lastname@example.org
Does Central Assembly have women’s ministries?
Yes, we have many! Women at Central is the constellation of these varied ministries. A number of small groups, ministry teams and events are intentionally designed just for women.
Are you a woman at Central? Regardless of your age, occupation or stage in life, there is a place at Central for you to get connected!
Check out all the small groups and ministry teams especially designed for women at Central.
California Connection – Alice Kirsch
This small group ministers to women who have moved from California or have some connection with California. These ladies meet for lunch, fellowship, prayer and worship every other month.
First Place 4 Health – Debbie Vaughn
First Place is a Christ-centered health program teaching balance in all areas of life. It includes Bible reading and Bible study, prayer, good nutrition, physical activity, and group support.
Fusion Moms – Teresa DeVries
This group provides prayer support and additional helps to Fusion Ministries. This group will also provide opportunity for Bible studies and fellowship for the mothers of teenagers.
Heavenly Hatters – Barbara Deford
This is a group designed for ladies 50 years of age or older. Come join us as we fellowship and enjoy activities together. We wear purple clothes and red hats at our meetings and outings.
Divorce Care - Helen Waggoner
If you are separated, divorced, or going through a divorce, you are invited to get support and understanding in this group.
Cancer Support – Joyce Silver
Together, this group navigates the unexpected cancer storm confronting women through mutual sharing, biblical encouragement and prayer.
Bowling Light - Ramonita Larsen
Ladies of all ages fellowship and bowl together.
Coffee Talk - Lori Medlin
Young moms and young professionals are invited to enjoy chocolate, coffee, fellowship, and Beth Moore's DVD-driven series "Esther."
Girl's Ministries - Lori VanVeen
Rainbows (4 - Pre-K), Daisies (Kindergarten girls), Prims (1st & 2nd grade girls), Stars 3 & 4 (3rd & 4th grade girls), and Stars 5 (5th grade girls), groups all offer wonderful opportunities for young girls to connect with Jesus and one another.
SHAPES - Steve Handy
SHAPES is an amazing opportunity for you to show God's love to kids who desperately need it - kids whose parent(s) are in prison. Mentors are assigned a child with similar interests and an age with which they feel most comfortable. All it takes is one hour a week with a kid, giving him/her one-on-one attention. Women mentors needed!
MOPS Mothers of Preschoolers – Jill McDaniel
Mothering matters! This is a group for mothers of preschoolers (birth-6yrs) that provides times for moms to socialize, hear speakers address topics relevant to this stage in life, and develop friendships.
MOMSnext – Julie Letterman
MOMSnext is a group for mothers of elementary school-aged children.
MOPS@Night – Lyndsey Cherry
This evening group option meets once a month to offer additional support to mothers who work outside the home.
MOMSnext in the GAP - Lori Medlin
A group of moms who pray for our children and their schools.
Mothers with a Purpose
This class equips mothers with tools to develop healthy families.
"Esther: It's Tough Being a Woman" by Beth Moore - Barbara Risner & Kathie Campbell
Join us for this 11-week series on Esther's journey of tragedy and triumph, and what it teaches us about trusting in God's providence during rough times.
Pray for Rescue – Daisy McCrary
This group meets to pray for victims and survivors of human trafficking/forced prostitution, and for groups fighting to end slavery worldwide. This groups also raises awareness of this global pandemic.
Women’s Prayer & Share – Jo Ellen Nicholson
This group of women of all ages gather for a time of book study, sharing, and praying for each other. Meetings follow the Springfield Public School calendar.
Celebrate Recovery – Jessie Dorn
This biblically-based recovery program offers weekly open share groups for women. In addition, women can choose to journey through a year-long step study forging authentic accountability relationships while studying Scripture. If you are struggling with any hurt, habit, or hang-up, CR will help you overcome through the power of God’s word.
Beyond the Walls – Bruce Snavely & Karla McHaffie
Beyond the Walls changes vehicle oil for single moms approximately twelve times per year and gives vehicle maintenance recommendations.(A team of Central women led by Karla McHaffie interact with single moms and children in the Fusion Cafe.)
Jericho Commission Mentoring Ministry – Norbert Laengrich
This ministry focuses on mentoring Christian men and women who were saved while in jail or prison, for one year after their release from incarceration. Mentors receive full training and support to help ex-offenders assimilate into the church and community. 50% of the former inmates paired up with a Jericho Commission mentor upon release from prison were women. Women mentors needed.