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

Prayer & Share

Saturday, January 16
9 – 10:30 am
Valley Church – Chapel
Come and hear more personal testimonies and tips for jump starting or complementing your personal and public prayer time!

Make a BOLD FAITH MOVE: Invite a friend, neighbor, co-worker, your life group, or those you serve with, and leave….encouraged, equipped, and inspired to PRAY!

For more information email Sherri.

RSVP today!
Send in Prayer Requests
Join a Prayer Group

We have prayer groups for women meeting throughout the week in person and online.

Email Sherri to find out more and get involved!

Women's Bible Studies

Winter 2021

Rooted in Christ
A Discipleship Class for Women

Are you new at walking with Jesus? Maybe you have been walking with him for a while but are just not sure of the best way to go about being a Christian. This class is for you! We will cover the basics of how to read the Bible, how to pray, and answer many questions about who God is and what it means to be a disciple of Jesus.

Dates: Starts Sunday, January 17
Where: Online (Zoom)
Cost: $5 for the book Why Pray

Contact Karla for more information.

Sunday Afternoons
3-4 pm · Online Bible Study
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Women's Bible Studies

Winter 2021

God of Creation
By Jen Wilkin

Women of Valley, continue your journey of getting to know our great God by digging into His Word. Starting January 7, we are offering both Zoom and in-person meeting options as we study Genesis 1-11. These first chapters of the whole Bible are so critical in laying a foundation for the entire Story of God, and Jen Wilkin is a most excellent guide. Check out her description of the study.

Dates: January 7 – March 11
Format: Homework, Video Teaching, and Group Discussion
Cost: $16

Thursday Early Mornings
6:15-7:45 am · Online (Zoom) · Taught by Annie Stec · No Childcare
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Thursday Mornings
9:30-11:30 am · Valley Church · Courtyard Hall · No Childcare

Our on-site Bible study is limited in the numbers of attenders. This helps to maintain safe social distancing standards. In-person Bible study does require registering in advance.

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Thursday Evenings
6:30-8 pm · Online (Zoom) · No Childcare
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Women's Bible Studies

Winter 2021

Fridays: 1 Samuel
By Kay Arthur and Precept Ministries

Hosted by Suzanne Lemon

From Judges to Kings, from the departure of God’s glory to the assurance of His help, from inquiring of the Lord to inquiring of a medium, this book of contrasts sets before us the importance of a life of obedience and how it’s lived out in the midst of interpersonal conflicts.

Dates: Friday, January 8 – February 26 (7 weeks)
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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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:
  • $25 (non-refundable) for members of Valley Church
  • $50 (non-refundable) for non-members
  • Free for Valley Church Life Groups

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)

7-8:30 pm · Two Thursdays per month

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.

Donate to MOPS

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.

*Please note, due to Covid-19, there is currently no childcare. We plan to reevaluate next summer and hope to offer childcare again for Fall 2021!*

While we do have room for more moms, we still are limiting the number to accommodate social distanced, in-person meetings. For more information, email MOPS or call Lauren at 480-298-9973.

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Mentoring

MATCH WITH
A MENTOR!

Email to learn more!
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

Sherri Anfinson

Women's Ministry Coordinator

Becky Staab

Women's Ministry Coordinator

Kathy Turnball

Women's Ministry Coordinator

Connie Stilley

Women's Ministry Coordinator