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:

Women's Christmas Coffee

This is our annual Christmas celebration and fellowship.  We're doing something different this year!!  We're having a dinner  instead of having you bringing food. 

The cost will be $10 per person.  The registration deadline is November 25. All women in the community are welcome!

Guest Speaker is Debbie Stuart
Debbie Stuart serves as the GABC Women’s Minister. She previously served as Lifeway Christian Resources National Women’s Ministry Trainer, Vice President of Hope for the Heart June Hunt, Director of Church and Leadership Development for Women of Faith, Director of Women’s Ministry at Prestonwood Baptist Church and Director of Women’s Ministry for Willow Point Baptist Church.  Debbie has multiple publications under her name, including two books: 20 Minutes a Day for the Rest of Your Life and 20 Lessons Learned from 20 Minutes a Day. Debbie is married to John Mark Stuart

Click here to Register

2020 Bible Study Groups

2019 Fall classes are underway.  Announcing new classes for Jan. 2020 soon!  All women in the community are welcome to join any or several groups!

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

Groups are formed for 2019-20. We will form new groups next summer. 

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

Click here for Childcare

Click Here for Details About Childcare

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 .