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 24-week option, will be on the Old Testament book of Joshua. As the book unfolds, we will see a clear picture of God's sovereignty and faithfulness to His covenant with the Israelites to bring them into the land He promised to Abraham. We also see the importance of the Israelites' obedience before, during, and after God fulfills His promises, and how we can apply these lessons of obedience to our own lives. Please join us for this transformational study!

We will offer this study in these formats:

•  Tuesday evening in person and online

•  Wednesday morning in person

•  Thursday morning in person and online

The cost is $50 for the morning in-person study, $10 for the evening in-person study, and $10 for the online study. A preschool children’s program is available on Wednesday mornings at the Main Campus.

MiniSeries Study

Our miniseries studies offer an opportunity for shorter, yet still meaningful, study of God and His Word in community with other ladies.

We currently offer studies beginning in October and January.

Beginning in October - Ephesians
{Thursday evenings online}

Join us for "Included in Christ: Living a New Story From Ephesians." Written by our upcoming February 2023 retreat speaker, Heather Holleman, this eight-week narrative-driven study aims to have us bring our lives before Scripture in the context of community.

Together we will discern our personal shadow narratives—ways we are living outside of our identity in Christ—and then rewrite those narratives according to biblical truth. We will be equipped with six “signature stories” of God’s work in our lives—helping us combat exclusion, loneliness, weakness, decay, emptiness, and silence. We will also be guided in how to share our story and the hope of Christ with those who do not yet know Him.

The cost is $10 plus the cost of the book. Sign up at Registration Central.

Beginning in October - 1 Peter
{Tuesday evenings in person}

This nine-week study of 1 Peter, written by Jen Wilkins, focuses on key themes of humility, submission, and identity in Christ. We will be challenged to look beyond our current circumstances to discover what it means to experience the living hope we have in Christ.

The cost is $10 plus the cost of the book. Sign up at Registration Central.

Beginning in January - Hosea
{Wednesday evenings in person}

We will begin a nine-week study of the Book of Hosea, a deeply personal and passionate, yet difficult, love story. Hosea, an Old Testament prophet, preached his own life message using his marriage as the sermon illustration. This study of Hosea looks deeply at that message.

We will be guided to understand, but more importantly, to apply, the message of the prophet of love. Hosea showers us with hope and points to the coming of the promised Messiah. We will be amazed by the love of Hosea for his wayward spouse—and more amazed by the unfailing love of God for His wayward people.

The cost is $10 plus the cost of the book. Childcare is not available for this study. Registration will begin in November.

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 Stacie Farley  If you would like to be a mentor, or be mentored, please check out 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!

 

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