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

EVENTS & Bible Study Groups

Fall Bible sTudy Classes

Childcare provided upon request for Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning. Children will participate in activities for all ages on Wednesday night.

Tuesday PM – Hebrews (Jen Wilkin)
Beginning September 8 – 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Workbook Cost $13
In this verse-by-verse study of the Book of Hebrews, Jen Wilkin explores how God “provided something better for us” in the person of Jesus Christ (Heb. 11:40). Through stories of Old Testament heroes and practices, the author of Hebrews demonstrates how the new covenant is superior to the old and how Jesus Christ is the fulfillment of every promise. Explore familiar verses in context of the entire Bible, learning how to place your hope and faith in Christ alone.

Wednesday AM – Beginning September 9 – 9:00-11:00 am
Wednesday PM – Beginning September 9 – 6:30 pm
THE FEAR OF THE LORD
Throughout the Scriptures, the fear of the LORD is referred to in hundreds of verses. It is a gold mine… a treasure trove of precious truths and promises for the Believer. Together, in this study, we will explore some of those certainties as we discover what it is to “fear” God. We will learn that the fear of the LORD is not optional, but fundamental, to our relationship with Him. To fear Him is to love Him. It is our highest duty, a hallmark of godliness and a priceless source of joy and blessing for everyday life.

Closer: A night of worship & Praise for women

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, Sept. 2 at 6:30 p.m.  We’ll hear a fresh word from God & worship together (while being socially distant, of course)! 

Speaker: Laura Kuben
Worship: Rachel Hill

Enjoy fellowship time in the Mall before and after.  Desserts will be provided and the High Grounds Coffee Shop will be open. 

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?

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 .

Sisters Click Here

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.

Moms Click Here

We will form new groups in summer of 2020. 

CHILDCARE
Childcare is available during your Gather activities, click the link below to register.

Click here for Childcare

Click Here for Details About Childcare

Social Media
We're going to start putting some things on the Women's Ministry Facebook page and Instagram for you. It may be a video, it may be a devotional or it may just be a topic that you could comment on and interact with the ladies from the church. If you haven't liked the Facebook page already, here's the link: 

Women's Ministry Facebook Page 

Women's Ministry Instagram Page


Staff / Contact Us

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

Questions? email Kelley .