Women's Ministry

Everything about the Women's Ministry is planned with the unique needs of women in mind. Through Bible Studies, mom's groups, retreats and special events, we provide opportunities for women in all circumstances to become fully developing followers of Christ while building lasting relationships with women just like you.

Many weekly Bible studies are always underway, led by lay-women with a passion for serving the women of this church. See class information below.

Our Vision

  • Equip you in God's Word and grow you in a relationship with the Lord.
  • Enable you to discover your God-given gifts for ministry, determine needs in our church and community, and match those needs with your gifts of service.
  • Encourage you to build friendships within the body of Christ.
  • Edify and pray for each other.

Our Bible Verse

“Let us hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm, for God can be trusted to keep His promise. Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of His return is drawing near." Hebrews 10:23-25

2019 Fall Bible Study Groups

 All women in the community are welcome to join any or several groups!

Wednesday PM beginning August 21 at 6:30 pm 

Higher Things…a study of Colossians
Set your heart and mind on things above~ Colossians 3:1-2. Led by Kim Pritchard. Lasts 7 weeks. Room A103-104.

Wednesday PM at 6:30 pm and Wednesday AM beginning September 11 – 9:00 to 11:00 am

Philippians...Led by Laurie Barnett
Cost: $3 and lasts 10 weeks.
Sometimes life seems so very hard, almost hopeless at times. Yet, whatever comes our way, the book of Philippians shows us that deep and abiding joy is available for every believer, despite circumstances. In this study we will focus on the Person and power of the Lord Jesus Christ as we learn to grow in His likeness.

Tuesday PM beginning September 10 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm

Raised Together by Gloria Furman
Led by Dian Wade. Cost: $14 and lasts 8 weeks.
And you, who were dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made alive together with him, having forgiven us all our trespasses, by canceling the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands. This he set aside, nailing it to the cross. – Colossians 2:13-14.

Paul’s letter to the church at Colossae encourages believers to live out the reality of the doctrine of Christ—He is God, He is supreme, and He is sufficient. We have been buried with Him and raised to life with Him as new creations, knit together in love.

Wednesday AM beginning September 11 from 9:00 to 11:00 am

Hosea by Jennifer Rothschild Led by Amber DeLong
Cost:  $14 and lasts 7 weeks.
The book of Hosea—it’s a deeply personal and passionate love story, yet it’s a difficult story. As an account full of harsh judgment unfolds, we find in its midst a rare and pure gem: the truest and purest of loves.

Hosea, an old-testament prophet, preached his own life message using his marriage as the sermon illustration. The study of Hosea looks deeply at that message. It provides background to better understand the intricacies of the man and his message. You’ll be guided to understand, but more especially to apply the message of the prophet of love.  The book will challenge us with judgment so harsh it will singe our hair—an unheeded sermon warning of devastating doom shortly to come. But it will show us the kind of love we dream about. Be amazed by the love of Hosea for his wayward spouse—and more amazed by the unfailing love of God for His wayward people, and for all people. Hosea showers us with hope—hints and portents pointing to the coming of the promised Messiah.

Unexplainable Jesus by Erica Wiggenhorn
Cost is $8 and lasts 9 weeks.
When's the last time you were captivated by Jesus? Step into the streets of Jerusalem and encounter the Jewish Rabbi who turned the world upside down. After rediscovering Jesus on the pages of the book of Luke, you'll see there is no other plan, goal, ambition, or Person worth following but Jesus.

New policy for Bible study workbooks.
Since the Lifeway stores have closed, registration and payment for workbooks will now be required in order to have a book provided for the study.

Deadline for workbook purchase: August 28.

Click Here to Register for Classes

Closer: Abiding in Christ

A Women’s Night of Worship!  Free for all women in the community!

  • Thursday, Sept. 12
  • Coffee bar opens at 5:30 p.m.
  • Worship Center doors open at 6:00 p.m.
  • Worship begins at 6:30 p.m.

If you need childcare, please register here.

Embrace Grace

FBC Forney has recently launched a new ministry/small group called Embrace Grace. This group provides emotional, practical, and spiritual support for single, young women who find themselves in an unexpected pregnancy. The primary goal of Embrace Grace is to empower the church to be a safe and nonjudgmental place for these young women to run to when they find out they are pregnant, instead of the last place they are welcomed because of shame and guilt. It is a 12-week program that teaches them about God's love and grace, and at the end we will give them a baby shower to honor them for choosing life and to help provide for their baby’s needs while using this as an opportunity to share the Gospel.

Volunteer Opportunities
We need your help! Would you prayerfully consider coming along side us as we help grow this ministry and serve weekly in the group meetings, or consider serving at the events that are a part of this program?

  • There will be an informational meeting on Saturday morning, June 15 at 10:00 am in The Mall in the new building.

For more information on Embrace Grace ministries, please visit www.embracegrace.com.  If you would like to learn more about how you can get involved with Embrace Grace at FBC Forney, please contact Natalie Johnson at or 214-718-0020, who is heading up this group at our church.

Check out the Embrace Grace commercial here: http://embracegrace.com/media/media/i-came-here- for-peace/ 

Testimonial Video: http://embracegrace.com/media/media/embrace-grace-church-testimonials/

GATHER

The Women’s Ministry is introducing a new program called Gather. This is a great time to join and get connected with ladies in our church. Gather has some similarities to Heart to Home and some differences. I hope you will pray about participating and sign up by June 30.

Who can participate? Any lady that has graduated from high school up to 150 years old :). There will be groups of "Moms" and "Sisters" (just like Heart to Home).

What is the purpose of Gather? To bring generations of women together to build friendships that honor God and to encourage one another as we grow in our relationship with Christ and become the women that God intends for us to be.

Where will the groups meet? Most Gather meetings will be in the homes of moms with a few exceptions at the church. See Information Sheet for details on dates and locations.

When? Gather will begin in September and end in April (with an optional meeting in May). Childcare will be provided the 1st Tuesday of each month. Groups that do not need childcare may meet on a different night.

Why do I need to participate? Titus 2:3-5 tells us that younger and older women need to come together to learn from each other and to encourage each other so that no one will malign the Word of God.

Below are short informational sheets for both "Sisters" and "Moms." Please read over that then register below. 

  • "Sister" Information Sheet
  • "Mom" Information Sheet
Registration Links

Sisters : The deadline of June 30 has passed but you can still register as a Sister for Gather.  However, you will be put on a waiting list.  As we have more Mom groups we will add sisters to those groups.  If you have any questions, please contact Kelley at

Moms:  You can still register to be a Mom for Gather.  We will add you to an existing group or we may form new groups if we have enough Moms.

Click Here for Sister Registration

Click Here for Mom Registration

Gather Reveal Registration

Our Reveal Dinner, where "Sisters" meet each other and their "Mom" leaders, will be Tuesday, Sept. 3 at 6:00 p.m. in the Forum. Cost is $10pp for the meal. 

Click here to register

Meals to Minister

This ministry demonstrates the love of Christ by providing meals to families in our church and community, during times of need. For more information on being a part of this team or if you know of need please contact Crystal Slade at

 Bible Study Childcare

Bible Study Childcare is offered on Tuesday evenings and Wednesday mornings for a fee of $10 per family. Space is limited – first come first served basis. Class sizes are limited – children are assigned to a class when registered and paid.  Please register for weekday childcare online when you register for Bible study.


Staff / Contact Us

staff-halsdorf.jpgKelley Halsdorf is the Women's Ministry Director at First Baptist Forney.

Questions? email Kelley .