Love God. Love Others.

Mobilizing every woman's God-given potential to deeply love Christ and her neighbors. We organize Bible studies, events, and service opportunities designed to encourage spiritual growth.

"Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength...Love your neighbor as yourself. There is no other command greater than these." Mark 12:30-31

UPCOMING EVENTS

Mentoring Sign Up Now Open Through Saturday, August 24!

Are you a woman who desires to grow in faith? Are you teachable and eager to learn from a more experienced follower of Christ? Take a look at Valley Mentoring!

For more information email Amy or call 515.226.9973.

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Women's Bible Studies

Summer 2021

Digging Deeper — Daniel

The book of Daniel is the last of the major prophets in the Old Testament. Join us as we use our Digging Deeper questions to learn more about who God is, and how that shapes our understanding of ourselves, through the narratives in the first six chapters of Daniel.

Dates: June 10 – July 15
Format: Homework and Group Discussion
Cost: None

What is Digging Deeper?

Thursday Early Mornings
6:15-7:45 am · Valley Church – Family Room · No Childcare
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Thursday Early Mornings
6:15-7:45 am · Online (Zoom)
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Thursday Mornings
9:30-11:30 am · Valley Church · No Childcare
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Thursday Evenings
6:30-8 pm · Online (Zoom)
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Women's Bible Studies

Summer 2021

Garden of My Heart – The Names of Jesus

Hosted by Diane Mech

Our study begins during Love You Des Moines Days on Wednesday, June 16 at the Valley Community Center Outdoor Pavilion. Join us as we learn how to make planter pots out of newspaper, and then have fun planting a tomato or marigold plant to take home. We’ll talk about dirt and the care of plants while having fun with our neighbors.

The following week we’ll begin our weekly study outdoors at the home of Diane Mech in Clive (address provided upon registration). We will learn about the different names of Jesus by using Ann Spangler’s book Praying the Names of Jesus as the basis of our study.

Dates: June 16 – August 11
Study Format:
Group Discussion, No Homework Required
Where: Outdoors at either the Valley Community Center or Residence in Clive
Cost: Please purchase your own book  (Book purchase optional)
Childcare: Not available

Contact Diana for more information.

Wednesday Evenings
6:30 – 8:30 pm · Outdoors
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Women's Bible Studies

Prayer that’s Caught and Taught: Mentoring the Next Generation

A Prayer Mentoring Class
Early Morning Online Prayer Study
Tuesdays from 6:15-7:45 am

Hosted by Becky Cox

Our Prayer Mentoring groups have a facilitator and up to six women who will meet for 18 weeks and go through Prayer that’s Caught and Taught: Mentoring the Next Generation by Carol Madison.
During this class participants will:
• search out given scriptures on prayer
• learn to find your prayer personality
• learn how to pray scripture
• learn how to contend in prayer
• how to intercede for others
• how to pray radical prayers
• have time to reflect on your own personally answered prayers
• and so much more!
You will complete the session with new friends who have a new love and understanding of what God’s Word says about prayer and spend time practicing praying with others in a small group setting. Invite a friend/neighbor/Life Group gal to join you!

Dates: July 13 – November 9
Format: Book Study and Prayer
Where: Zoom
Cost: Please purchase your own book

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Women's Bible Studies

Summer 2021

Fridays: Philippians – How to Have Joy
By Kay Arthur and Precept Ministries

Hosted by Suzanne Lemon

How do I live the Christian life joyfully regardless of people or circumstances? What is the purpose of suffering and the Christian perspective on death? Do I have “the mind of Christ”? Discover true, deep-down joy in your life that the world cannot take away!

Dates: Friday, May 14 – July 16
Where: Online (Zoom)
Cost: Please purchase your own study guide
Study Format: Homework, Reading, Discussion and Prayer

Contact Diana for more information.

Friday Mornings
10 am-12 pm (Noon) · Online Bible Study
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Women's Ministry Mentoring

September 2021 – April 2022

Are you a woman who desires to grow in faith? Are you teachable and eager to learn from a more experienced follower of Christ? Then take a look at Valley Mentoring!

A mentor is someone with a little more experience who comes alongside another and points her to Jesus. We would love to line YOU up with a Valley Church mentor. Mentors and mentees meet every two to three weeks from October through April. Your mentor is here to love, listen, encourage, and pray with you.

Here is what one of the mentees shared about her experience.
“I feel I have a new friend in my mentor. I know I could come to her with any question, concern or prayer request, and she would be there for me. She has also been very open as she has walked through preparing to send a son to college this fall, and transitioning family members from living at home to assisted living. It has been beneficial to watch her navigate the processes as I believe both will be in my future.”

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Bible Study Library

Anytime is a great time to host your own home/neighborhood Bible Study and Women’s Ministry can help you do that. We have a variety of fantastic Bible Study and Book Study options for you to check out (for a slight fee) through our Bible Study Library.

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DVD STUDIES:
  • No charge for members of Valley Church

MOPS has given me a great opportunity to build relationships with other moms in the same season of life. Together we’re able to navigate young motherhood, marriage, and following Jesus in a fun setting.

Lindsay Morris

Valley Women’s Ministry has provided me great opportunities to connect, grow and lead. My second week at Valley, I was invited to a Bible Study and out of that study came many of my best friends!

Val Bantz

When we do Bible study together, the layering of shared life experiences and practical application that my sisters in Christ bring to the table enriches my perspective and understanding. It strengthens and encourages my faith.

Becky Staab

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Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS)

9:30-11 am · Two Fridays per month

September 3, 2021 – May 6, 2022

Ways to support MOPS!

Our 30+ moms desire to build friendships, to learn valuable parenting information, and to realize their potential as women, mothers, and leaders in the name of Jesus.

Generous support from people like YOU allows us to minimize the out of pocket costs for our members.

Sign Up Coming later this summer

We believe that it’s just as important for moms to grow as it is to take care of our little ones. Therefore, MOPS exists to serve you and your kids. While your children play and learn in the care and safety of our on-site MOPS KIDS program, MOPS moms meet to socialize, hear from speakers, engage in creative activities and small group discussion, and share in a kid-uninterrupted breakfast and coffee break. Our hope is that you walk away refreshed, inspired, connected, and ready to brave the day.

You can expect a fun variety of snacks, curriculum, fellowship, prayer and devotions, crafts, playdates, and outside events.

The cost is $60 for moms without childcare and $90 with childcare. You may pay one semester at a time or for both semesters now:
Mom with no childcare (1 semester) – $30
Mom with no childcare (2 semesters) – $60
Mom with childcare (1 semester) – $45
Mom with childcare (2 semesters) – $90

We are excited to welcome new moms into our group for next year. For more information about MOPS or information regarding scholarships please contact Lauren Pawol at 480-298-9973 email Lauren.

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Mentoring

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September 2020 – April 2021

Need some encouragement in your life from a woman who has “been there, done that”? Someone who can bring some hope, humor and Biblical wisdom to your current season? Could you use a listening ear and someone to share friendship with and pray with you? We’re happy to match you with a mentor!

We currently have about 30 pairs of women meeting on a regular basis.  Some pairs are just beginning, while others have been together for three years. All were mutually encouraged and blessed through these multi-generational friendships.

Here is what one of the mentees shared about her experience.
“I feel I have a new friend in my mentor. I know I could come to her with any question, concern or prayer request, and she would be there for me. She has also been very open as she has walked through preparing to send a son to college this fall, and transitioning family members from living at home to assisted living. It has been beneficial to watch her navigate the processes as I believe both will be in my future.”

If you have any questions, email Amy Natzke or call Valley Church at 226-9973.

Surrendering the Secret

Healing the Heartbreak of Abortion Abortion can be one of the most traumatic experiences in a woman’s life. Surrendering the Secret is a powerful 8-week study that helps hurting women find the path to healing through honest, interactive Bible study. With compassion, you will be encouraged and supported as you allow God into rooms of your heart that might have been sealed for too long.

It’s time to let go of the shame, accept His forgiveness and heal. All you need is to be willing. God wants to set you free! For more information and to register for this study, email Stacy or call Sue at 515-480-1097. Please note that ALL contacts and registrations are confidential.

Connecting

By following these simple steps you will have opportunities to make friends, build relationships, serve, learn, and grow!

  • Sign up for our email list so you can stay in the loop.
  • Attend one of our regular Connect Events.
  • Join a Women’s Ministry Bible Study to grow in community with other women.

Prayer

Valley Moms

$20 for local meeting costs and expenses
At a home in West Des Moines

Valley Moms is a group for all moms who have children in kindergarten through 12th grade. It is a place for connecting, developing relationships, and supporting one another in all stages of school life. We have times of gathering, listening to speakers, tours of local ministries, and participating in service projects where we can get to know each other and our community better. We want to grow as women who love Jesus and love our children and families while cultivating relationships with each other.

For more information, email Jaclyn.

Valley Moms Dates

  • September 25
  • October 9 & 23
  • Oct 23
  • November 6 & 20
  • December 4 & 18
  • January 8 & 22
  • February 5 & 19
  • March 5 & 19
  • April 2, 16 & 30
  • May 14

Women's Ministry Team

Debi Lydic

Director of Women's Ministry

Diana White

Administrative Assistant