The mission of DEC is to glorify God by making mature disciples of Jesus through worship, community and proclaiming the Gospel locally and globally. This is the same mission that guides the DEC women’s ministry.

The vision of women’s ministry at DEC is to offer opportunities for spiritual growth, events, and support that aligns with the overall mission of DEC and addresses the unique needs and roles of women. As daughters of the King we are chosen, redeemed, cleansed, called, empowered, and enabled to bring the message of Jesus Christ to a broken world. This vision promotes a life that is centered in Christ and an identity that is rooted in God’s unconditional and extravagant love for his children so that we are always prepared to share the reason for the hope we have in Christ.


To be fully Known and to be fully Loved, by God.

That is what we desire 2019 to be about for us.

What a life changing truth to aspire to understand at the core of who we are?

As a women’s ministry team, we would like to communicate with you the vision for 2019.

 

To be fully Known and to be fully Loved, by God.

We know this truth in our heads but we want to own it deep in our hearts so that each mountain we climb or valley we muck through has a new purpose and a new perspective.

I have no doubt that each of us understand from experience the realities of life – the good, the bad and the ugly.  But we also know the beauty and fullness and love that life has to offer.

We, as a community, desire to be connected by unity in the promise of our Savior and to be defined by Him. No matter your position or place, your age or background, your experiences or failures – we want to allow the depth and fullness and grace of Jesus’s love pierce our souls this year.  Together. 

Best Places to Receive Information and Stay Connected:

  • Facebook group (Closed group: Women of DEC)

  • Email blasts

  • Bulletin announcements

  • This website page!

If you are not currently receiving the email blasts, please contact Danielle Towle (danielle.towle@durhame.org).

 

Spiritual Gifts

SHAPE Materials


 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Summer is quickly approaching (hooray!) and we have three upcoming DEC women's ministry events and opportunities to share: summer Bible study options; women's brunch; and weekly coffee in the youth room. See below for more information or to register for the summer Bible studies. 

1. Summer Bible StudiesClick here to sign-up for more information or to register for the summer Bible study options

    • Lysa  Terkurst study, It's Not Supposed to Be this Way: Offered Thursdays from 10:30am to noon at the church, June 20-Aug 8. Bring your lunch if you want to stay after and chat.

    • Weekday evening study: Topic and location TBD; will likely start week of June 17th and go for 4-6 weeks. May have multiple studies with different leaders and topics depending on interest.

    • The Quest by Beth Moore: We will be offering another Quest study to be done independently (no in-person meetings) with weekly communication and email discussion among group members.  

2. Women's Brunch: Saturday, June 8th from 9-11am in Function Hall. Come listen to women share about The Quest study and come learn about new opportunities of bible study and connection within DEC for the summer and fall seasons! We have many exciting things happening, all with the focus of being fully known, and fully loved by God. Bring something for brunch to share.  We will have tea, coffee and juice!  Bring a friend or two!  This is a wonderful way to start the summer right - with good food and great friends!


3. Coffee in the Youth Room: Come enjoy an informal, drop-in event to get to know other women in our church on Wednesday mornings from 9-11am in the Youth Room, June 26-Aug 21. Coffee and light refreshments will be offered. Children are welcome, but there is no supervision provided. 


2019 Women’s Getaway - Living With Purpose Together

November 15-16 at The Nonantum Resort in Kennebunkport, ME


Trusted Online Resources for Bible Study:

Bibles, commentaries, word studies

https://www.blueletterbible.org/

http://www.preceptaustin.org/

http://biblehub.com/
https://www.biblegateway.com/

http://www.biblez.com/

http://www.greekwordstudies.blogspot.com/

 

Got questions? Sermons? Topics?

https://www.gty.org/ John McArthur

http://www.desiringgod.org/ John Piper

http://www.ligonier.org/ RC Sproul

https://discoveryseries.org/

https://carm.org/

www.gotquestions.org
https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/

 

Software

https://www.logos.com/