We seek to make disciples (Matthew 28:18-20), equip the saints for the ministry of building up the body of Christ (Ephesians 4:12) and join in relationships with each other where mature women can disciple and mentor younger women as they grow in their sanctification (Titus 2:3-5).
Some of the activities that help us fulfill our mission statement:
Bible Studies and Book Studies
Typically on Wednesday morning and Wednesday Evening in the Fall and Spring. Contact Kathy Horan for more information.
Titus 2 groups
One of the ways Women of Purpose seeks to fulfill our mission statement is through Titus 2 groups. A Titus 2 group is a small group of women each in varying stages of life, that meet once a month to encourage and equip each other as we seek to fulfill our God given purpose in our homes, church and culture. At each monthly meeting, the group spends time praying for one another and discussing our current T2 Book. For 2021, all of our Titus 2 groups are reading Side by Side by Ed Welch.
Groups meet on various days and nursery care is available. If you would like to be added to a Titus 2 group, please contact Jana Henry for more information.
Fellowship events, and welcoming new members as well as continuing to reach out to current members. Contact Jeanette Baldwin for more information.
Women of Purpose Conference
Women of Purpose Conferences began in 2012 with our first speaker Nancy Guthrie. Women from churches around south and central Texas gather together for a weekend of equipping, along with food, fellowship, and fun. Over the years, we have hosted reformed bible teachers such as Melissa Kruger (Envy of Eve), Jen Wilkin (None Like Him), and Susan Hunt (Spiritual Mothering). The event has grown over the years with over 300 women in attendance in 2019. We were due to host Sharon Betters to a sold-out crowd of 350, when covid prevented us from going forward. By God’s grace we will proceed with that very conference in April 2022.
2021 Fall Studies
We will be offering 2 studies on Wednesday morning at 10 a m. Nursery will be available. Barbaranne Kelly will be leading a study on Hebrews, and Kathy Horan will lead a study on Acts of the Apostles. The Hebrews study will also be offered on Wednesday evenings. Starting dates and sign up coming soon.
Standing Firm in Christ
“Studying the Bible will change your life.”So begins the introduction to our study guide, and such is our hope for all who join us to study the book of Hebrews.
“Hebrews is a glorious exposition of the Old Testament Scriptures–one that makes manifest the absolute superiority of Jesus Christ above all and exhorts us to follow in the footsteps of all who have put their faith in him in the past” (Dr. Richard Phillips, author of our study). Our aim as we study Hebrews will be to understand its message and how to apply its truths to our daily lives. By studying together, we hope to fulfill our goal of making disciples (Matthew 28:18-20), equipping the saints (Ephesians 4:12) and joining in relationships with each other (Titus 2:3-5).
It is my prayer that as we study together, we will learn together to “hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful, and . . . consider how to stir up one another to love and good works “(Heb. 10:23-24).
Acts of the Apostles
Witness to the World
In keeping with our spring study focus, and our Sunday School study of the church, in the fall we will study Acts of the Apostles. Here is a little preview of the study:
We will work through the book of Acts together each week and study the great history of the beginnings and expansion of the church. There are no other written resources for members other than the bible and class helps that will be distributed each week.
- To understand the biblical doctrine of the person and work of the Holy Spirit in and through His people
- To study the major themes in Acts
- To study the Apostles, in particularly Peter and Paul and their ministries, and to trace their travels as they plant the early churches
- To see the church as God’s sovereign plan
Homework will be minimal and optional. The plan is to start after labor day, stop before Thanksgiving, and pick up for the conclusion for a few weeks in Jan and Feb.. We plan to be through in plenty of time to work on our spring conference.