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

Coffee, Chocolate & Chat in a Box

We will provide just about everything you need for a fun event with women in your neighborhood in your own home! Each box includes invitations, chat cards, craft ideas, door prizes, cups, napkins, paper plates and more…

All you provide is your favorite coffee and a chocolate dessert! Boxes can be checked out starting June 1st.

Reserve your box today by emailing Diana or calling us at 515-226-9973.

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Women's Bible Studies

Summer 2019

Thursdays: Digging Deeper – Life of Samuel

Using a few basic questions to guide us, we will be digging into the first chapters of 1 Samuel on the life of the prophet Samuel. The group time will include facilitator led discussion with time to share life and prayer requests.

Dates: June 6 – July 18 (6-week study)
Cost: FREE

Thursday Early Mornings
6:15-7:45am · Valley Church · Family Room · No childcare
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Thursday Mornings
9:15-11:00 am · Valley Church Northpoint (first session will meet at the Farmhouse · No childcare
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Wednesday Evenings: The Garden of My Heart

Studying principles of growth from John 15 and includes several gardening service projects.

Dates: June 12 – August 7
Time: 6:30 – 8 pm
Location: Global Greens Farms (June 12 & August 7); all other dates at Diane Mech’s home in Clive
Cost: FREE – Just bring your Bible and a notebook

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Let's Pray

Small Group & Activity Studies

Tuesday Early Morning
Let Prayer Change Your Life by Becky Tirabassi

It’s not that you don’t want to go deeper in prayer, you just aren’t sure how. Becky Tirabassi first describes how the impossible, the extraordinary and the unbelievable happened when she began to take her prayer life very seriously. Then she explains how you can feel and see Gods power working in your own life and for those whom you pray.

Dates: June 4 – July 9
Cost: FREE

6:15-7:45am · Valley Church · Family Room · No childcare
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Wednesday Evenings – Book Study
FERVENT by Priscilla Shirer

You have an enemy . . . and he’s dead set on destroying all you hold dear and keeping you from experiencing abundant life in Christ. What’s more, his approach to disrupting your life and discrediting your faith isn’t general or generic, not a one-size-fits-all. It’s specific. Personalized. Targeted.

So this book is your chance to strike back. With prayer. Join with other women of Valley as we read, discuss and pray through this outstanding book together.

Dates: June 5 – July 31
Cost: You must purchase your own copy of the book FERVENT

6:30-7:45 pm · Valley Church Vision Room · No childcare
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Prayer Activity Evening
“Make & Take” Event for Valley Church Women

We will create and learn to use a flexible prayer tool based on the book “The Hour That Changes the World.” (You do not need to purchase/read the book in order to attend this activity) Our goal is to have fun and to leave you with an adaptable resource that will enrich and enhance your daily prayer life!
(A light supper and all materials will be provided)

When: Tuesday, June 25 from 6-9pm
Where: 70 Bailey Circle, Waukee, IA  50263
Who: Valley Church women of all ages and stages!
Hosts: Keri Early and Valerie Bantz

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Summer Small Group Study – Tuesday Evenings
Love Does by Bob Goff

Discover a secretly incredible life in an ordinary world.

Dates: June 4 – July 12
Time: 6:30 – 8 pm
Location: A home in Grimes (address will be provided upon registration)
Cost: $11 (book and study guide)
Format: Reading, discussion, video
Childcare: Not provided

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Thrive 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 Thrive Bible Study Library.

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  • $25 (non-refundable) for members of Valley Church
  • $50 (non-refundable) for non-members
  • Free for Valley Church Life Groups

Women's Ministry Team

Debi Lydic

Director of Women's Ministry

Diana White

Administrative Assistant

Shari Hudson

Women's Ministry Coordinator

Cyndi Miller

Women's Ministry Coordinator

Becky Staab

Women's Ministry Coordinator

Connie Stilley

Women's Ministry Coordinator

Crystal Tommingo

Women's Ministry Coordinator

Karla Evans

Women's Ministry Coordinator

Leslie Pepping

Women's Ministry Coordinator

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)

9:30-11:00am · Two Fridays per month

Our MOPS group is currently full. In the meantime, please join our waitlist for the 2019-2020 session.

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 breakfast, curriculum, fellowship, prayer and devotions, crafts, childcare, playdates, and outside events.

While we do have room for all moms, our provided childcare is limited to specific numbers to be sure that each child receives the individual love and attention that they deserve. For more information, email MOPS or call 226-9973.


Ladies, could you use some encouragement in your life from a woman who is just a little ways down the road in life? Someone who has “been there, done that” and can bring some hope and humor and Biblical wisdom to your situation? Could you use a listening ear and someone to share friendship with and pray with you? Then maybe Valley Church’s Mentoring Ministry is for you.

We are entering our third year of this ministry and currently have 30 pairs of women meeting on a regular basis. To read more about how it all began, read our blog post. 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.”

This ministry is specifically geared toward young moms, but all who are seeking a mentor are welcome. We would love to line YOU up with a mentor. She would meet with you every two to three weeks from this September through next April, to get to know you, bring encouragement from God’s Word and pray with you.

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.


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.



When we’re past the diaper years and sleeping through the night…
When we’re meeting more emotional needs than physical ones…
When we’re caught between our children needing us and not…
It’s time for MOMSnext.

MOMSnext will shape you, ground you, teach you and encourage you. MOMSnext moms are going to be leading PTAs, starting groups, serving in churches, praying for schools, connecting with the community. They are entering a time of life where God wants them to thrive. It’s time for them to look up and see their bright future. Our hope is that MOMSnext will help moms hear God’s voice and look ahead together.

For more information, email Jaclyn.

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