Welcome to FBC Denison Women’s Ministry!
We invite you to come be a part of God’s ministry with us. There is something for all ages, all interests, and all talents. It would be our pleasure to help you find a place (or two or three) to belong. I encourage you to learn the basics
of our ministry here at FBC, keeping in mind that while some of our ongoing ministries are listed here, we are always searching, changing, and going where God leads.
If you have questions about any of this information or would just like to know someone who can help you find your place of ministry, feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wishing you God’s richest blessings,
FBC Denison Women’s Ministry Leader
Who are we?
As a firmly established branch of the FBC life-giving forest of believers, we seek to become influential women in our local body and community. We do this within our five (5) principles of worship, ministry, evangelism, fellowship, and discipleship.
What are we about?
We are organized using these five (5) principles: Worship, Ministry, Evangelism, Fellowship, and Discipleship. We use God’s Word in the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19-20) and the Greatest Commandment (Deuteronomy 6:5) as the guideline for these principles.
Love the Lord your God with all your heart. When we express our love to God, we’re worshipping.
Love your neighbor as yourself. The church exists to minister to people both within and outside the local church body. Ministry is demonstrating God’s love to others by meeting their needs and healing their hurts in the name of Jesus.
Go and make disciples. The church exists to communicate God’s Word. We are ambassadors for Christ, and our commission is to evangelize the world. Growth is not optional; it is commanded by Jesus. God wants people saved.
As Christians we are called to belong, not just believe. We use fellowship to welcome others into the body of Christ.
Teaching them to obey. The church exists to edify, or educate, God’s people. This is a process of helping people become more like Christ in their thoughts, feelings, and actions.
How do we accomplish this?
Using the principles of our ministry we include worship, small groups, Bible reading and service as foundational roots in all we do. We encourage the reading of God’s Word daily, being a contributing member of a small group (BFG) and serving within our local body as well as the community. Our ministries include areas where you can be ministered to or minister to others. We seek to share the gospel through personal relationships. Our fellowship is fun and inclusive. Discipleship is included as we read and study God’s Word, as we mentor or are mentored in growing relationships. We live in repentance and freedom while reaching out and serving others.
“As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens the countenance of her friend.” Proverbs 27:17
FBC Women’s Ministry wants to be part of your spiritual journey and help you achieve the goals of that journey. Investing more of you into being more like Jesus to those in your world must become a way of life. That includes the other women in our church. If we aren’t intentional in doing whatever it takes to embrace each other we probably won’t do it out in the world either. It’s impossible to know every woman of this church in a close relationship but it’s not impossible to know a few. We want to help you any way we can by providing opportunities to participate in and step out into the ministry you’re being called to for the Kingdom’s sake.
We must escape the bondage of our own self-interest and intentional choose to become like Jesus. Life at its highest level is not lived for self alone but for others. This is why the Great Command, which calls us to love God with all our being, also calls us to love our neighbors as we love ourselves. The beginning of iron sharpening iron is denying yourself and your own self interests. In the concept of the church it includes learning who God is by reading and studying His Word, teaching others using what God has taught you in your own life experiences, mentoring others in ways to follow God wholeheartedly with their minds and hearts, and serving others. All of this helps advance the Kingdom for God’s honor and glory and not our own. We have to embrace the challenges of Christianity and choose to grow. We can’t really begin to understand the concept of “iron sharpening iron” without faithfully committing to what Jesus’s calls us to – Make disciples. Making disciples requires iron sharpening iron. As a believer in Christ, this is part of our assignment. Becoming a disciple of Christ means following Him and showing others how to follow Him. Then they do the same. It’s like a domino effect.
We commit to the following as growing, maturing women of God.
Faithfully attend BFG and worship
Faithfully read and study God’s Word
Faithfully give from God’s blessings
Faithfully serve within our calling
Women of Influence Small Groups
We connect and commit to each other in small groups of all ages, life experiences, spiritual maturity to study together, pray together, support and encourage each other while connecting in each other’s life journey.
Bible Study and Praying Together
We commit to group and personal study, using God’s Word as our guide, and other sources developed by leading speakers and authors. We meet to pray, worship and fellowship as we seek God for our church, our community, our country and our friends and family needs.
Special Projects and Events
We commit to participate in special projects led under Women’s Ministry or the whole of the church. Some projects are on-going while others are at various times of the year for specific focus. Past and current projects include Laundry Love, Christmas Boxes, Cookie Decorating, Trunk or Treat, Harvest Heat.
Occasionally we just get together to be together. We typically have a luncheon in the beginning of the year after worship on a Sunday. We provide the food. You bring yourself along with your interest in getting involved. At other times there will be crafty things to do, get yourself beautified or just times to have some fun. All of our activities provide opportunity for fellowship and getting connected to God and each other.
How do you get involved?
- When events or activities are scheduled an email will be sent. If you’re not getting these emails, send your email address to Carolyn Ramsey at FBC Womens Ministry email address: email@example.com to be added to the email list.
- Watch for sign up sheets in your BFG classes and the Welcome Center in the foyer.
- Watch for announcements in the worship bulletin each Sunday.
- Ask other women.
- Contact anyone on the Women’s Ministry team or the activity leader for more information.
Our Women’s Ministry Team
Carolyn Ramsey, Leader
Works full time in the technology field, leads Discipleship and Bible Studies. She also leads a Bible Fellowship Group for Adult Women (single or married.) Carolyn’s desire is for our women to deeply connect with God and each other. She enjoys the outdoors, sports, and family. She has one son and daughter-in-law, 2 grandchildren and 2 dogs.
Is retired from the banking industry and leads our Fellowship Team. Connie’s desire is to encourage women in their faith and their life. She spends her spare time enjoying her daughter and son-in-law, son and daughter-in-law and seven grandchildren.
Works in the education system and is the lead for the Ministry Team. Diana served with her husband, Mike, in international missions before retiring back home in Denison. Diana’s joy is to join with other believers in living out Christ’s calling on their lives. She leads the Operation Christmas Child project, is a small group facilitator, and serves in many other areas within our church. She and her husband have two daughters and one son-in-law.
Works for a construction company. She was a stay-at-home mom for 32 years before becoming a widow. Jerri’s passion is seeing people come to and grow in the Lord. She has four grown children, two of whom are married, and four grandchildren.
Works in the medical equipment field. She uses her creativity helping us get to know each other and having fun. She is also active in our Children’s Ministry. Katrina’s desire is to help women and children know and experience the love of Jesus and become who God wants them to be. She is married to Omega, has one son, two daughters, and two dogs.
Works full time in the education system. She enjoys crafting, spending time with family and planting flowers. Staci uses her creative talents for us in crafts and decorations for our events. She leads our Laundry Love project as well as working in our Children’s Ministry and leading VBS for our church. Staci’s passion is to see women of all ages grow in the Lord personally and alongside each other. She is married to Todd and has one son and one daughter.
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