Women’s Ministry

Grace Chapel Women's Ministry, otherwise known as "Women of Grace", is excited to offer lots of opportunities to grow in Christ AND community!

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As you navigate this page you'll notice three categories: STUDIES 246 and CONNECT! Prayerfully ask the Lord where He'd have you plug in! We look forward to connecting hearts and lives as we become fully equipped to be passionate servants of Jesus Christ!!!

 

Women's Ministry Board: Sarah Berger, Allison Allen, Donna Boone and Stacy Spencer

 


 

 

2019 Living Words Conference
October 25-26

Women's Conference "Womanhood"

 

Womanhood is not limited to one attribute but filled with the most exquisite variety; mother, leader, friend, teacher, servant, tender, strong, redeemed and the list goes on. The 2019 Living Words Conference, “Womanhood” will create a space for us all! Please join us in the beautiful countryside of Franklin TN., at Grace Chapel, Oct. 25th-26th, as we celebrate the high call of “womanhood”! 

CONFERENCE BREAKOUT GROUPS

Thriving In A Stepfamily-Help And Hope For Blended Families
Laura Petherbridge

Every day in America 1300 new stepfamilies are formed. As a stepmom of 33 years, and having 3 stepparents of her own, Laura Petherbridge shares insight on stepfamily living. This session is designed for anyone who desires a deeper understanding of how stepfamilies can thrive. In this session you will learn how to:
• Address and overcome stepfamily complexities
• Help young or adult children who struggle with a stepfamily.
• Co-parent even if the former spouse is high conflict
• Create strategies that strengthen and unify the marriage

 

Raising Kids In A iPhone Generation
Chimene Dupler

Parenting the Smartphone Generation can be both intimidating and exhausting as we are the first generation to embark on this uncharted territory. Depression, anxiety, suicides, and a lack of resilience can be directly linked to an increase in technology and social media use. Using both statistics and the Bible, Chimene Shipley Dupler encourages us how we can create proper boundaries with technology from a Biblical Worldview while finding our identity and life’s purpose in Jesus. Chimene will give you practical tools to assist you in establishing healthy habits for your home.

 

Finding Meaningful Friendships In Any Season
Shannon Bennett, Melinda Holt, Allie Davis & Brittany Jenkins

These girls all have different stories with different journeys, but God has brought them together for one purpose – to build honest, intimate friendships based on the commonality of Christ. Come and let’s chat about developing and sustaining healthy friendships that are important and life-giving!

Real Talk About Marriage
Jill Batson, Diana Cua, BJ Brown, Samantha Bean
If we’re going to be married for 30, 40, 50+ years we’ll experience many wonderful years. But the reality is we’ll also have difficult days, weeks & some of us, years.
Statistically speaking about 1/2 of couples don’t make it through the hard days of marriage. But that also means that 1 out of 2 couples DO make it through. If we look at the 1/2 who are in fact making it through & even thriving after walking through the inevitable storms of life, what is it that they are doing practically to stand firm through the storms and what can we do before difficult days arrive to prepare for them so that our marriages can both survive & thrive.
These 4 women have been married for collectively about 135 years! They will be sharing stories & tips on making it through the different seasons of marriage as well as how to have a thriving marriage after storms of all shapes & sizes.
Come be encouraged that God is able to do more than you can ask or imagine in your marriage and hear practical advice on building a marriage that can withstand the storms of life.

 

Launch: An Important Conversation to have with your Kids
David & Katie Green

“I wish I could communicate better with my kids.” Have you ever said these words? Do you often wonder if other parents are having the same experience? Pastor David Green and his wife Katie will lead a breakout session designed to equip you to ignite important conversation with your kids, as well as build community with other parents. Parenting is not easy, but you are not alone.

 

Women & Work
Carrie Elder and Heather Pray

Comparison is the thief of joy! Heather Pray has lived as an executive in the business world, and as a busy stay-at-home mom. She speaks from hard-learned experience on how to live in your anointing — how to embrace the ministry and mission He is giving you — with joy!

Over Carrie’s 13 years of business ownership, she has clung to the Lord for His counsel. Learning to juggle work, marriage, and being a #boymom to three has been a challenging process to say the least! But through the years, she has found grace for herself, received God’s goodness, and discovered a deep-rooted JOY in her life that wasn’t there before. Now she is passionate about ministering to other moms trying to balance it all, helping them discover the same JOY she has found through Jesus!

 

Not Letting Your Past Paralyze Your Future
Renee Rizzo

Renee Rizzo of Hope Clinic has been in ministry for 30 years walking beside people of all socio-economic backgrounds and faith systems. Renee’s own life journey began with childhood drama and travels through redemption, recovery, and restoration. In this breakout session we will safely meet God in the vulnerable place and create a space for healing and hope, leaving with practical tools for the future.

 

Eternal Hope
Sarah Berger and Tara Dickson

Having raised a family of four children with her husband Steve, Sarah’s roots in Christ were tested when her 18 year old son suddenly left for Heaven. Her roots were found deep and have held her well.  Sarah and her husband co-author “Have Heart”, bridging the gulf between heaven and earth.

Tara is a recent widow and mother of four. When her husband went to Heaven,she began sharing her story of grieving with hopeand pursuing her calling to write.She spends her time teaching, writing words of hope for children and adults, and being Nana to Ava Rose and Aria.

You can find her encouragement on her podcast, “Seek and Savor” and at www.taradickson.com.

 

Women On Mission
Donna Boone and Carol Goodwin

After Donna’s husband went to Heaven, she asked God to use her in ways that she could not imagine. God has been faithful in this. If you want to see Donna in her sweet spot, travel with her on mission! She has a heart for women and children and travels frequently to the Dominican Republic to serve at Josiah’s House – teaching women and participating in ministry in the villages. www.josiahshouse.com

Missions has been a passion for Carol most of her life. Ever since she was 12 years old, Carol wanted to go to the nations and serve in foreign missions. She fulfilled that dream by ministering oversees for 17 years with her husband Myron in Israel, Scotland, and Kenya. After returning to the states, she continues to minister with Myron in short term mission trips to Haiti, Mexico, Uganda, India, and Ukraine.

 

Embracing Your Season
Meg Cox & Kathy Rowland
Letting go of the search for balance & finding grace, contentment, & joy in your season
Do you or someone you love feel weighed down, overwhelmed, lacking, or like you just don’t measure up? Ever felt completely overwhelmed or inadequate trying to “do it all?’  Then, join us and learn what scripture says about ‘balance’ and the ‘seasons of life’.  Often we try to hold ourselves up to the Proverbs 31 Woman.  But that chapter was written about the ideal, virtuous Jewish woman and what her life was about…her entire life, not just what she accomplished in one day!.  We often hold ourselves to an impossible standard that our gracious Father has not called us to live up to. Come and let’s get God’s perspective on our seasons of life and learn to embrace exactly where we are…

 

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Our Women's Studies foster community & belonging centered around spirit-led word-drenched teachings.

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246 gatherings (monthly) include fellowship over a good ol’ potluck meal, a time of worship, prayer, and exhortation from the Word.

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Connect events offer a fun environment where you can meet new friends & start relationships over dinner, hear what's going on in Women's Ministry and meet our Team.

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Have questions? Our team can help

Sarah Berger

Women's Ministry Director

Donna Boone

Women's Ministry Assistant Director

Faith Ecklund

Women's Worship Leader and Director of Young Adults

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