Women@Calvary Ministry Mission Statement
“Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.”
1 Thessalonians 5:11
The Women’s Ministry of Calvary Baptist exists to serve all women and influence them for Christ! We aim to share and exalt Him, serve Jesus and others, and study to apply God’s Word. (Matthew 28:18-20; 1 Thessalonians 5:11; Philippians 2:14-16; 2 Timothy 2:15; Luke 11:28)
Just like our church mission, Calvary Women’s events and activities are designed to demonstrate God’s love, declare the Good News of the Gospel, and disciple near and far. We hope you will join us as we grow in our faith. (Matthew 16:15-18; Matthew 22:37-40; Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 1:8)
Specifically, our goals are:
To foster community and relationships among the CBC women (and beyond) through prayer, meetings, activities, and outreach.
To encourage daily devotion to Christ through the application of a sound doctrine.
To challenge women to grow spiritually through teaching, mentoring, and encouragement.
To meet the needs of ladies of all ages and stages, from all cultures and backgrounds, and in all seasons whether single, married, and with or without families.
To inspire women to find and use their God-given gifts to serve others locally and beyond.
Agape is a Greek word for “love.” But Agape is more than a feeling; Agape is love in action! Agape is found in the New Testament in verses like, “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son…” (John 3:16) and, “By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” (John 13:35). Agape means doing loving things for others – checking on, praying for, encouraging, and helping one another.
What's an Agape Group?
An Agape Group is made up of three or four women who promise to connect with one another on a weekly basis. They are encouraged to meet in person, but other means such as social media, video meeting platforms, or other creative means may certainly be used! These groups check on one another, encourage one another to read the Bible each day, pray for one another, and share life with one another. Agape Groups become one another’s encouragers and accountability partners.
How Do I Get Involved In An Agape Group?
Women interested in starting an Agape Group need simply to covenant together and assign a Group Captain (skip down to Step 1 below).
If you do not have a group, you may join an existing group or be assigned to a new group start-up by contacting Women@CBCFamily.net. (Note: It is not required that participants be Calvary members. All women are welcome.)
What Does a Group Captain Do?
It's as easy as 1-2-3:
Register your Agape Group here.
Set the schedule and format for your weekly group connections and make sure the group is keeping momentum– interacting, encouraging, and praying for one another.
Check-in periodically with your Agape Mentor.
- Captains are also provided information on where to point Agape Group members who have other questions or needs beyond the group focus. (For example, to a pastor, Bible study teacher, church secretary, etc.)
- If you are interested in becoming a Group Captain, email Women@CBCFamily.net. You'll be assigned a Mentor who will offer you tips, encouragement, support, and prayer. You will not go it alone!
Agape Groups are a great way to stay connected and excited about growing in grace and love… together.
Agape Group Guide
Agape Groups exist to show love and encouragement. The goal is growth, honesty, grace, and attention. The following questions will help groups evaluate themselves each week to make sure that these goals are being met and that the group is on the right track.
When you connect each week, ask:
What's been going on in your life?
How consistent were you in reading God's Word this week?
Have you been faithful in prayer this week?
What has God been showing or telling you?
Did you see God answer any of your prayers?
What are your current prayer requests?
4G Guides are a great resource. They are available online here and at your campus foyer. The “God Times” are a wonderful resource to encourage daily Bible reading. The “Group Times” can be used to generate additional group accountability and discussion.
Ongoing Weekly Events:
Women's Bible Study - Monday Evenings 6:00 pm - Smithville
Women's Bible Study - Tuesday Mornings 9:30 am - Bastrop
Women’s Prayer Group - Wednesday Mornings 10:00 am - Bastrop
Women’s Bible Study - Wednesday Evenings 6:15 pm- Bastrop
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or the church office for more info.