Women’s Ministries will be using our summer to prepare for our study of the Gospel of Mark in the Fall/Winter/Spring semesters. In the mean time, you are encouraged to choose your own study. Pastor Jason Drumm has given you some wonderful direction for your summer studies:
First, use the extra time you may have to read a good book that will contribute to your spiritual growth. Better yet, don’t just read a book alone. I’ve heard of several groups of ladies planning to read and discuss together informally this summer. Ask around, or just invite some ladies to read a book with you. Here are some books suggestions that would be great to read together:
o The Gospel Comes with a Housekey, by Rosaria Butterfield
o Counter Culture, by David Platt
o Women of the Word, by Jen Wilkin
o Awe, by Paul David Tripp
o A Gospel Primer for Christians, by Milton Vincent
Second, use the extra time you may have this summer to invest in relationships with other women. The Christian life is meant to be lived together, so don’t wait for official ministry events. Schedule play dates with some of the other moms, grab coffee together with another woman while your husband has some “dad time” with the kids, schedule a time to catch up over the phone with a friend and pray for each other, and use the wonderful gift of text messaging to encourage one another regularly.
Finally, invest your summer in praying for opportunities to reach unbelieving souls around you with the gospel. Whether it is new strategies to reach your neighbors through hospitality or praying for people you meet on vacation, this summer represents a season of your life that could be used in powerful ways to advance the kingdom of God.
We pray you have a wonderful Christ-centered Summer.
See you in church!
Canyon Bible Church//Prescott Women’s Ministries
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