Women's Ministries

HVC Women’s ministries encourage women to slow down and to take time for God. We are seeking to realize the full life that Jesus promises in John 10:10. We discover meaning, freedom, and worth by understanding our value in Christ and our purpose as part of Christ’s larger mission for the world.

Authentic relationships are developed where women can enjoy being themselves, support one another in good times and bad, encourage one another to love as Jesus loved, and are inspired to grow as disciples of Christ.

First Time Guests

No matter what stage or walk of life you find yourself in, there is something in Women's Ministry for you. Our earnest desire is that every woman will feel welcomed and valued and experience the deep and amazing love of Christ. We offer several ways to connect and grow in Women’s Ministries.

Please take a look below to find many ways to connect with others and grow in your faith.

 

Women's Connection Bible Studies

Our traditional study, which is a 27-week option, will be on the gospel of John. This gospel is not so much biographical as it is theological—the author John uses every event, miracle, and title to show that Jesus is God. He clearly states his purpose in writing this beautiful book in John 20:31: “But these things are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.”

This study will begin the week of September 20 and end the week of May 9. Our offerings:

• Tuesday evening in person at the Point and Online from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

• Wednesday morning in person at the Main Campus from 9:30 am - 11:30 am.

• Thursday morning in person at the Main Campus from 9:30 am - 11:30 am.

The cost is $50 for morning groups; $10 for the evening. A preschool children’s program is available on Wednesday and Thursday mornings.

Mini-Series Study

Our mini series is a 10-11 week study and will be discussing the book, “What's She Doing Here? The Messy Women in Jesus' Genealogy.” Seductress. Prostitute. Outcast. Adulterer. Pregnant unwed teen. Who would highlight that kind of ancestry? Jesus would. The only person who ever got to choose His family doesn’t hide the messes. He highlights them for all to see. He unashamedly says they are His. The author, Susan Tyner, examines how God wove the messy stories of these five women together into His Big Story of salvation and shows us how He continues to redeem His children—one messy story at a time.

This study will begin the week of September 13 and run for 10-11 weeks. It will be offered:

• Tuesday evening online from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

• Wednesday evening in person at the Point from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

The cost is $10 plus the cost of the book. (Childcare is not available for this study.)

Biweekly group

Our biweekly group meets every other week from September to May. They will be studying the gospel of John through the use of N. T. Wright’s study guide. This gospel is not so much biographical as it is theological—the author John uses every event, miracle, and title to show that Jesus is God. He clearly states his purpose in writing this beautiful book in John 20:31: “But these things are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.”

This study begins September 23 and runs until May 5. It will be offered:

• Thursday evening in person at the Point from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

The cost is $10 plus the cost of the book. (Childcare is not available for this study.)

Book Club

A fun way to get connected is the Women's Book Club! The Book Club will be held at various homes and on various Monday evenings throughout the year. Join us for lively discussion on a variety of books and topics.

To sign up to join the group or to ask questions, go to Registration Central and look for "Women's Book Club"

Mentoring

Have you ever wished you had a mature woman to come alongside you in your Christian walk–someone to support, encourage, and challenge you? A Mentor might be just what you’re looking for.

The women’s mentoring ministry seeks to help women deepen relationships with one another and with God by encouraging one another in their personal faith journeys. It involves sharing life with someone who listens and understands.

 

Read what some of the participants are saying:

 “I had been hoping to find a mentor for some time, but wasn’t sure how to go about finding one. When I learned that Hunt Valley Church has a women’s mentoring program, I was so excited! I’m grateful for this ministry and the way it prayerfully pairs mentors and mentees. I’ve really enjoyed having someone older and wiser to walk through life  with, and am looking forward to continued growth together.” ~Emily, Mentee

“Working with my mentee has been such a breath of fresh air as well as a wonderful way to be held accountable to staying in God’s Word. I have found leaving room for God to show up without my own specific expectations of what the relationship should look like, and putting my time and effort into praying for her and being available to her, has led to mutually rewarding growth in both of us.  She gives me insight and advice that is a blessing and even helps me in my relationships with my own children.  Who knew I would get great parenting advice from my much younger mentor? Mentoring is truly a mutually rewarding experience!” ~Jen, Mentor

"Mentoring from the godly women at Hunt Valley Church has been a literal God-send over the past years. To me, it is one of the ways God provides gentle reminders that He is real in a very tangible form and that He is with me through every step of life, as my mentors have been there for me and walked through many of the things I am going through. It is a great way to be authentic in our walk with Christ, in sharing, connecting, being challenged, growing and blossoming through the process." ~ Peiting, Mentee 

 “What a privilege to be invited into another’s life and to share of God’s goodness from my own journey of joy and challenge. As a mentor, I anticipate being the one to bless, but instead have been the one blessed!” ~Gail, Mentor


 

If you’d like to learn more about the ministry, contact Patti Harman.  If you would like to be a mentor, or be mentored, please checkout our Mentoring Questionnaire.

Mentoring Questionnaire

 

Time Out: Events

Time Out events are designed to create and strengthen relationships inside the church as well as with our neighbors, coworkers and friends.

Some Time Out events will include a Trivia Night at a local winery, Meditative Exercise, and a time around holidays to Destress and Recenter...among many other kinds of activities.

The best place to spot the next Time Out event is in the events list below!

 

Events: