WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY – 2021
Wednesdays, 9:00-10:30am, at the church. We are working through the book Grace: A Bible Study on Ephesians for Women by Keri Folmar. Books are available at the study or at the office (Tuesday-Friday, (9am-2:30pm).
Women’s Ministry at DPC strives to encourage and equip women to know Christ personally and be committed to His Kingdom in their life, home, church, and community. We seek to glorify God and serve his kingdom by teaching sound doctrine that trains and disciples women to know and apply God’s Word to all of life. We strive to build relationships as sisters in Christ for wisdom, accountability and fellowship.
About Women’s Ministry
Women’s Ministry philosophy is grounded on woman’s helper design. The Lord said “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him” (Gen. 2:18) The Hebrew word for helper is ezer.
Throughout the Old Testament this word is used to refer to God. The Lord is seen as the helper of the underprivileged: the poor (Psalm 72:12) and the fatherless (Psalm 10:14)… He (the Psalmist) is conscious of divine assistance at a time of illness (Psalm 28:7), at a time of oppression by enemies (Psalm 54:4), and at a time of great personal distress (Psalm 86:17).
This explanation of how God is our ezer gives insight into the helper design. Community and compassion are two of the ways God is our Helper. God enters into a covenant relationship with His people (community). He comes to our aid, comforts us, and is merciful toward us (compassion). This touches our souls because entering into nurturing relationships, and extending compassion to those in need, is part of our creation design. Our nurturing, relational strengths grow out of our helper design. Our design equips us to demonstrate community and to be channels of compassion in our marriages, families, churches, communities and throughout the world. This does not mean that all women will express their design in the same way; it frees us to practice community and extend compassion creatively according to our gifts, abilities and circumstances. This concept has application to women as individuals, and it also gives definition to the purpose statement of Women’s Ministry. Women’s Ministry should have the effect of bringing a deeper sense of community and compassion into the home, church, community, and world. The Women’s Ministry task at the Assembly level is to help churches encourage and equip women for this mission. A covenantal understanding of the church demands this.
For more information, please call the church office at 480-422-2499.