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.
The ladies study for the 2022-2023 year is by Christina Fox titled Idols of a Mother's Heart. The ladies meet once a month at the church facility starting at 6 pm. The meeting dates are located on our church calendar.
About the Book:
Even good things can become idols if we give them central importance in our lives. Having children changes everything, and as mothers, we risk looking for life, purpose and meaning in motherhood. While being a mother brings its unique set of challenges, these years of raising children and helping them grow in the nurture and admonition of the Lord provide an opportunity to grow in our own Christlikeness as well.
Writing from her own personal experience as a mom, Christina Fox encourages mothers to prayerfully and thoughtfully examine their own hearts, and to let God use motherhood as a means of sanctification.
Split into three sections, the first chapter looks at the meaning motherhood; chapters 2–4 are about idolatry; chapters 5–9 focus on a few different idols that mothers might worship (not an exhaustive list, but a common few); and the final chapters are about facing idols, dethroning them, and turning our heart back to the One true God.
FBC Ladies Ministry Focus:
✞ To teach biblically sound doctrine regarding the role of the woman in her family, within the church and within the community (Titus 2:3–5)
✞ To encourage each woman as she seeks to mature in her spiritual walk with Jesus Christ (2 Timothy 2:15, I Peter 1:7)
✞ To come alongside, teach and disciple women as they develop spiritual gifts and Godly character and attitudes (1 Peter 4:10)
✞ To help each woman to find her role for service in the church family, using the gifts and abilities that God has given her (Romans 12:6–8)
✞ To develop an encouraging, humble, like-minded body of godly women by providing opportunities for Christian fellowship (Acts 2:40–47a)
✞ To reach out to every woman so that Christ may dwell in their hearts (Ephesians 3:17, I Peter 3:18)