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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

Women's Bible Studies – Winter 2024

2024 Bible Study Schedule

January 11–March 7 | Valley Teachers, Mark – Digging Deeper (9 weeks)

March 28–May 9 | Kathleen Nielsen, Proverbs Part 2 (7 weeks)

June 13–July 25 | James – Digging Deeper (6 weeks)

September 12–November 14 | Nancy Guthrie, Son of David (10 weeks)

PRECEPT BIBLE STUDY METHOD

John – The Word Became Flesh

How well do you know the Son of God? Are you convinced that what He said about Himself is true? From beginning to end, John reveals Jesus as the Son of God.

This 13 week study covers John chapters 12–21. There will be homework, reading, discussion and prayer.

FRIDAY MORNINGS
DATES: November 10, 2023 – February 23, 2024 (13 weeks)
10am–Noon
In Person – Valley Church/Northpoint (lower level) · No Childcare Available 
Cost: $29.95 for Study Guide – Please purchase from leader, Suzanne Lemon
slemon0915@gmail.com
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Winter Bible Study

Mark

“For even the Son of Man did not come to be served,
but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Mark 10:45

Join us for a nine-week Bible Study on the Gospel of Mark and be immersed in the life and ministry of Jesus. In this Gospel, Jesus serves the world with wisdom, power, compassion, and sacrifice. From the very first verse it is clear, Jesus is the Christ, the son of God, who will save the world. Come learn more about who Jesus is, what He has done for you, and be encouraged to fully embrace the Savior who dearly loves you.

The homework for this study will be based on the Digging Deeper study method where women answer four questions. What does it say about God? What does it say about me? What does it mean? And, how should I respond? The great thing about practicing this study method is you can use it on your own or in community at any time.

Each week you will also build relationships through engaging conversations in small group time and learn from six Valley Church women who came together to prepare a nine-week video teaching series.

For further information contact Diana White at dianaw@valley.church

Thursdays

January 11–March 7

Early AM 

Time: 6:00–7:45am
Location: Zoom
Study Guide: $5

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Mid Morning

Time: 9:30–11:30am
Location: Valley Church
Childcare Available
Study Guide: $5

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Evening 

Time: 6:30–8:00pm
Location: Valley Church
No Childcare
Study Guide: $5

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The Bible Recap

Read Through for Women

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The Bible Recap is a chronological bible reading program that goes through the Bible in 1 year. We will form small groups that will gather regularly in homes or at the church, to discuss the current readings. An optional corresponding podcast helps explain the readings and relates it to daily life. Find out more at thebiblerecap.com

3 EASY STEPS FOR THE BIBLE RECAP

1. Daily: Read the section of the Bible for that day with the Bible Recap Plan.

2. Supplement daily learning: Listen to the daily Bible Recap podcast (optional).

3. Join a Group: (2-4x per month), groups will gather to pray for each other and discuss reading material.

There is no cost for this study.

Get Ready NOW

Start your daily Bible Recap Reading Plan on January 1, 2024

Meeting Details

You will receive address and additional information upon registering.

  • WDM #1 | Wed 12:00–2:00pm | Weekly
  • WDM #2 | Tues 6:30–7:30am | Twice a month
  • WDM #3 | Thurs 6:30–8:00pm | Weekly
  • Valley Church #1 | Thurs 9:30–11:30am | Twice a month
  • Valley Church #2 | Mon 6:00–8:00pm | Weekly
  • Waukee | Fri 9:00–10:00am | Twice a month
  • Norwalk | Wed 10:00–11:30am | Weekly

Care and Support Groups

Groups at Valley Church can help you connect with others going through a similar life event or studying specific learning materials. For information about our groups, follow the link below

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Women's Ministry Mentoring

Applications accepted during the month of July

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.”
Click here to apply!

PLEASE NOTE: We do ask that mentors and mentees be attenders of Valley Church.

If you have any questions call Amy Natzke at 226-9973 or email to amyn@valley-church.com.

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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)

9:30-11:30 am · Two Fridays per month

September 15, 2023 – May 10, 2024

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.

Yearly dues are $60 for Valley MOPS, $30 for childcare, and $35 for MOPS International membership. For your convenience, you may pay for the entire year or one semester at a time.

Valley MOPS and MOPS International dues with no childcare – 1 semester $65
Valley MOPS and MOPS International dues with no childcare – 2 semesters $95
Valley MOPS and MOPS International dues with childcare – 1 semester $80
Valley MOPS and MOPS International dues with childcare – 2 semesters $125

 

We are excited to welcome new moms into our group for next year. For more information about MOPS or information regarding scholarships email MOPS today!

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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.
  • Join a Women’s Ministry Bible Study
  • Attend one of our Women’s Ministry Happenings

Prayer

  • Join the Women’s Ministry Prayer Team to receive weekly prayer requests
  • Join one of our Valley Women’s Prayer Groups or a Moms in Prayer group

To find out about participating in a Prayer Group and/or to receive Prayer Requests email Debi at debil@valley.church.

If you would like prayer, please email Debi at debil@valley.church.

Deborah Bryant—What Moms in Prayer Means To Me.

Valley LIFTT (Previously Valley Moms)

Meets on Fridays or Tuesdays, 2 times per monthCost: $20 for local meeting costs and expensesLocation: Home in West Des MoinesNo Childcare Available

LIFTT-Ladies In Faith and Truth Together,  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.

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Valley LIFTT Dates

  • September 8, 2023 – May 24, 2024

Women's Ministry Team

Debi Lydic

Director of Women's Ministry

Diana White

Administrative Assistant