WOMEN MINISTRY 

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We have a very great burden for Women here at CLCBC. We desire that all our women become VIRTUOUS ONES as the Bible commands.  There are three areas of focus when it comes to equipping, training, and inspiring women to be what God wants for them:  Nurture, Empower, and Outreach.
 
NURTURE: Reach up -- To help women in their devotional time and personal growth, enabling them to be nurturers in the church and community.  
EMPOWER:  Reach across -- To equip women for their activities and projects for the church and community.  
OUTREACH: Reach out -- To help women use small group fellowship to reach others in their community.  

CLCBC is committed to advancing God’s kingdom through ministries that equip women to grow, serve, and reach out with the gospel of Jesus Christ. Through leadership training, retreats, and global opportunities, CLCBC connects women in transformational relationships and unites them in Christ to impact our world.  

Understanding our identity in Christ gives us purpose. God has a specific purpose for each of us, a unique calling for every individual. Our shared and primary purpose is to become disciples of Jesus Christ. Our secondary callings are unique and birthed out of our submission to the primary calling.  

The body of Christ misses out when we attempt to force all women into one constrained understanding of the role and responsibilities of women. Christ’s transformation does not mean we blindly do as other good and godly people say we should. If we are simply content to go along just to get along, we’ll never come to realize our true purpose in life. w3 

God is the creator of all things, and his creative vision is big enough to include women from all walks and stages of life, from different backgrounds, cultures, and generations. His will is big enough to include young girls like Rhoda, who commit themselves to prayer, and virgins like Mary, the young mother of Jesus. His plans are big enough for women like Elizabeth, Rachel, and Hannah—all of whom experienced prolonged seasons of infertility. His purposes include women with pagan pasts like Ruth, prostitutes like Rahab, and rejected, widowed, or adulterous women like the Samaritan woman at the well. He sees marginalized and enslaved women like Hagar, and old women like the prophetess Anna. We compassionately embrace women like these because God’s purpose and plans include all of them.

We aim at teaching women how to grow spiritually with their Spouse. Ultimately,  both aim to know and love Jesus more,  marriages  will benefit from the pursuit of Christ, and including one another in a spiritual live can bring more unity and joy into the home. But other than attending church together, how can they both grow spiritually together? This is one of the specific reason of this ministry because the more they both both grow spiritually, the better the Marriage which means the better a woman lives a purposeful life.

Also we aim that teaching women how to paren their children according to God’s order and purpose. It sounds so familiar that when women becomes mothers many of our own interests are put aside for a season . . . or much longer. Instead of focusing on personal growth, we focus on our growing children. Although that’s completely necessary for the first few years of life, today’s average mom isn’t making the switch back from being child centered to parent centered. As your children grow older, you’re still catering, serving, obliging, begging, orbiting, bribing, and promising. No wonder so many of us aren’t experiencing job satisfaction as mothers! We aren’t leaders in our homes; we’re stressed-outw1 servants. The family isn’t meant to work this way. “Children, obey your parents because you belong to the Lord, for this is the right thing to do,” Ephesians 6:1 says. It’s not the other way around. Parents aren’t supposed to obey their children, yet if you observe children in grocery stores or restaurants, often times they’re the ones clearly in control. In this, efforts are made to help women be the mother God desires them to be when it comes to parenting.  

Many women in spiritually-mismatched marriages are acutely aware their marriages fall short of the ideal. This realization often results in their feeling disappointed, different, and sometimes inferior to other Christian women. They experience confusion about how to handle dilemmas resulting from the difference in beliefs. Along with practical guidance and understanding, they need to be reminded God desires to give them victory in their marriages and to help them grow and mature. Often, a woman who is married to an unbeliever overly focuses on the couple’s spiritual differences. We remind them that focusing on positive things she and her husband share will strengthen the marriage. We encourage a woman to accept, respect, and love her husband. Such training will show her obedience and submission to the Lord and commitment to her husband. When a wife respects her husband’s right to believe differently, he will more likely respect hers. She must maintain a delicate balance between living her convictions, fulfilling her needs as a separate person, respecting her husband, and preserving her marriage. We Create an atmosphere for women’s activities that encourages women to truthfully tell others about their struggles rather than pretend everything is OK. We Stress the importance of being transparent and vulnerable with each other. This openness is refreshing; it ministers to the woman who is sharing and others as well. It allows women to use their gifts and past experiences to encourage and comfort each other.  

We also help women minister understand that as Important   as their ministry is, it isn’t important more than their marriage. Sometimes we think that ministry outside our homes is the most important kind of ministry. But our homes and those in it are to be a primary focus for our ministry. We must  strengthen our marriages even as we serve endless hours in ministry by Setting aside special time to celebrate your anniversary. Ask your spouse to pray for you as you serve. Asking his advice and insight as you serve. This is one way he will know how to pray. Lifting him up to those you serve, bragging on him to others. When a new ministry opportunity presents itself, take it to your husband and ask his opinion. Talk about the time it will take. Pray together as you make decisions about involvement. Continually thank God for giving you a husband who supports you in ministry.

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