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


Living Proof Live

November 6-7, 2020
Lutheran Church of Hope | West Des Moines
Cost: $65
Join us to hear biblical teaching from Beth Moore in the fall of 2020! Valley Church Women’s Ministry has purchased a block of tickets for this wonderful event. Get your reserved seat at a discounted rate before they are all sold out!

Email Diana or call 515-226-9973 if you have any questions or if you would like alternate payment options.

Women's Bible Studies

Digging Deeper: 2 Peter

Early Morning Online Bible Study
Thursdays from 6:15-7:45 am

Let’s focus on 2 Peter using the Digging Deeper method developed by the Valley Women’s Ministry Team! We’ll meet online using Zoom and spend our time discussing 2 Peter and praying together. (Zoom meeting information will be sent out prior to the start of the study.)

There is no homework for the first week. Just show up on Zoom to get to know each other, pray, and spend time preparing for our study together.

Email Debi to sign up!

Dates: May 21 – June 11
Format: Homework, Discussion
Cost: Free

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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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  • $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)

9:30-11:00am · Two Fridays per month

Ways to support MOPS!

Our 60+ 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

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.



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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.


Valley Moms

9:30-11:30 am  •  Two Fridays per month

$20 for local meeting costs and expenses
At the home of Jaclyn Gourley
(address will be e-mailed after registration.)

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.

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Meeting Dates:
Sept 27
Oct 4, 18
Nov 8, 15
Dec 13
Jan 3, 17
Feb 7, 21
Mar 10 (evening)
Mar 24
Apr 10, 24
May 1, 15

Women's Ministry Team

Debi Lydic

Director of Women's Ministry

Diana White

Administrative Assistant

Sherri Anfinson

Women's Ministry Coordinator

Karla Evans

Women's Ministry Coordinator

Cyndi Miller

Women's Ministry Coordinator

Tara Shontz

Women's Ministry Coordinator

Becky Staab

Women's Ministry Coordinator

Connie Stilley

Women's Ministry Coordinator