on a journey to discover the truth about who you are and the One who created you.
Our goal in Women's Ministry is to provide unique pathways where YOU can come to know the fullness and grace of Jesus Christ, find a place for spiritual growth, and discover opportunities to serve and give your life away. Discover the joy of connecting with other women and being developed to reach your fullest potential in Christ. Opportunities to get involved are as diverse as your passions, your gifts, your abilities, and your availability.
Join us for the adventure of following Christ at any of our women's ministries,
Director of Women's Ministries
For a copy of our current Women's Newsletter, CLICK HERE.
Keep calm and put your jammies on! Grab a friend or come and make a friend -- but join us for the FUN! We've got cool games, great prizes and the best part... wear your favorite jammies or comfy clothes! You don't need to know how to play... we'll teach you.
Friday, April 22 @ 6:30pm
Women’s Retreat in Cambria
October 20-22, 2017
Speaker: Mary Beth Dragoun
Worship: Chelsea Moon
Enjoy a weekend of rest, refreshment and renewal away from the everyday pace of life. This year's retreat provides a beautiful coastal setting for you to draw closer to the Lord while connecting with other women at Cambria Pines Lodge, the perfect blend of ocean meeting rustic pine mountains. You are sure to experience fun, fellowship and renewal while profiting from the biblical teaching of Mary Beth Dragoun and the inspiring music of Chelsea Moon. New for 2017! Ladies as young as 16 years old are invited to join us at the women's retreat! Minors (ages 16-17) must be accompanied by a legal guardian.
For more info contact: Shannon Hall (342.9144) or Carrie Casallas (378.3772)
Come and know the truth of what Christmas is all about. Take a break from the hectic pace and enjoy a delicious Christmas breakfast with the girls. Invite your friends, family, co-workers and neighbors to an opportunity to hear the gospel while having a fun morning out. New for 2017: Girls ages 14-17 are invited to attend this year’s Brunch! Minors must be accompanied by an adult.
Speaker: Sheryl Giesbrecht Turner
Saturday, December 9
9:00 - 11:30am
RiverLakes Community Church
Tickets available in the Church office until Wednesday, December 6 at 4:00pm
We would love to have you join us at any of the following short-term studies throughout the summer.
Just choose a topic that interests you and contact the leader to sign up.
*Childcare will be available on Thursdays, June 7 through July 12 at the church from 8:30 to 11:30am.
*Childcare pre-registration online is required.
The Power of the Praying Wife by Stormie Omartian
Thursdays, 9:15 – 11:00am
June 7 – July 12
Leader: Emilie Crown 661.364.1431
Hostess: Kim Hollar 661.342.2012
4351 Mohawk St, 93308
Today’s challenges and pressures can make a fulfilling marriage seem like an impossible dream. Yet God delights in doing the impossible if we would only ask! Stormie Omartian shares about how God has strengthened her own marriage since she began to pray for her husband in key areas of his life, including his work, finances, health, emotions, priorities, purpose, future, and relationship with God.
Feminine Appeal by Carolyn Mahaney
Thursdays 9:00 – 11:00am
June 7 – July 12
Leader: Tiffany Champness 559.240.6777
Hostess: Alicia Stille 661.302.6293
11705 Reagan Rd, 93312
In this book of instruction for women of all ages, we’ll explore seven virtues from Titus 2. Learn how to live with true feminine appeal and become a woman who lives for God and helps others do the same.
Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life by Donald S. Whitney
Thursdays, 9:00 – 10:45am
June 14 – July 5
Leader: Lynnda Laybourn 661.617.9464
RiverLakes Church Community Center, Rm 120
This study will guide us through an array of Christian disciplines, including Scripture reading, worship, silence, journaling and more. It will show us how each discipline will help us grow in godliness and offer practical suggestions for cultivating them. Join us as we learn how the disciplines will help us become more like Christ and grow in character and maturity.
Seamless by Angie Smith
Thursdays, 9:00 – 11:00am
June 7 – July 12
Leader: Nancy Benak 661.972.0787
10304 Arapaho Ave, 93312
Seamless is a seven-session study that covers major events from the Bible, tying them together into the greater story of Scripture. The goal is to get a complete understanding of God’s story as seen from Genesis to Revelation. Each video will feature people, places and promises including maps, Bible facts, word study and key information that tie the scriptures together into the seamless truth of the gospel message.
Finding I Am by Lysa TerKeurst
Wednesdays, 6:00 – 8:00pm
May 30 – July 18
Leader: Amy Blazer 713.816.6730
Hostess: Candi Harris 661.432.8512
12611 Winn Ave, 93312
Jesus not only cares about the cry of your heart, but he also wants to step in and see you through it. Join us as we explore the seven I AM statements of Jesus found in the Gospel of John. Through this interactive, in-depth study we will be trading feelings of emptiness and depletion for the fullness of knowing who Jesus is like never before.
Relying on the Holy Spirit by Charles F. Stanley
Thursdays, 9:30 – 11:30am
June 7 – July 12
Leader: Janiece Grubbs 661.428.5602
Hostess: Tammy Carnahan 661.428.0360
14829 Greatest Pl, 93314
What is the “Spirit-filled life”? And how can a Christian experience it? The truth is that the Spirit-filled life is not something you do, rather it is something you become. When you accept Jesus Christ as your Savior, you automatically receive the Holy Spirit – His presence with you – and one of His responsibilities is to teach you how to live an abundant life through Jesus Christ. In this study, Dr. Charles Stanley explains that when you learn to rely on the Holy Spirit, you become more like Christ, your confidence level goes up, and God pours out His blessings on your life. So will you come and see how the Holy Spirit teaches you, guides you, and empowers you to embrace God’s will for your life. Let’s find out how to live life at its very best.
What Love Is by Kelly Minter
Wednesdays, 6:00 – 8:00pm
June 6 – July 18
Leader: Kim Riddick 661.490.0764
Hostess: Dana Saba 661.337.9295
7409 Live Oak Way, 93308
The letters of 1, 2, & 3 John were written to encourage followers of Jesus to remain faithful to the truth. Believers are challenged to look at contrasting themes such as walking in the light instead of darkness, truth versus lies and deception, loving God more than loving the world, and the meaning of true fellowship and community rather than shallowness. Come join us as we learn not only about the heart of John, but ultimately the heart of Christ.
Our Cheerleaders group meets monthly on the third Saturday of each month from September to May. Our desire is to encourage and inspire old and new friendships for widows and mature single women. Join us and be supported as we continue to grow in our faith making disciples who make disciples, deepening our roots together.
Contact Christine Stephens, 661.589.9733 ext. 231 for more information.
Come and know the One who made you…
Discover what it means to follow Jesus and be in relationship with Him and one another.
Authenticity Transparency Accountability
Our women’s small groups will meet weekly for the purpose of biblical discipleship. Each group provides the opportunity for transparency and accountability as women address specific areas where growth is needed in their lives through a biblical curriculum. Led by an intentional leader, women are challenged to grow and become spiritually mature disciples.
Tuesday Evenings Resumes This Fall
Education Building, Room 210
Contact: Women’s Office 589.9733
Thursday Mornings Resumes This Fall
Thursdays, 9:00-11:30 am
Contact: Women’s Office 589.9733
Preschool Childcare Provided
Hope, Help & Healing for Women
Passionate Hearts Ministry offers a variety of Christ-centered, curriculum-based, highly confidential settings for adult women.
Were you wounded by childhood sexual abuse? Are you wanting to defeat disordered eating? Do you long for emotional health and wish for heart-connections? Have you wondered how to overcome the bondage of dysfunctional relationships? Come and discover a better understanding of who God created you to be.
Call Wendy at 661.331.3392 to apply. Space limited. Materials fee only. Childcare by prior arrangement only.
More info: http://www.passionateheartministry.com/
Call by August 22 to request registration in any of the following groups:
Passionate Hearts: For women wounded by childhood sexual abuse
We provide a safe place for women to tell their stories and to establish responsibility for the abuse where it rightfully belongs. We provide a safe place for them to assess and overcome the wounding caused by abuse so that they can move from being victims to being survivors. We help them explore core beliefs that developed during their abuse and help them gain an understanding of how these beliefs drive their choices and actions. Then we teach them how to replace faulty beliefs with Biblical truth. We give survivors the freedom to wrestle with God and His sovereignty over abuse and help them explore what it means to passionately love God, themselves and others. We help survivors see their story, painful and ugly as it is, as a part of God’s beautiful redemptive story.
If you were victimized by childhood sexual abuse or rape and want more information about this group leave a message at 661.331.3392.
Courageous Hearts: For women in recovery for all types of eating disorders, both clinical & subclinical
We provide clear definitions of eating disorders and explore the physical damage disorders cause, protective denial systems, root causes and cognitive processes of disorders. We also explore emotional, relational and spiritual damage caused by eating disorders and provide practical tools for overcoming them. Whether you struggle with disordered eating patterns, distorted body image, anorexia, purging or non-purging bulimia and/or compulsive eating, you can benefit from studying this material with us. The group will help you grow in your relationship with God, yourself and others as you courageously face fears concerning food, needs, relationships, life and body image. It will also help remove the shame of having an eating disorder as you learn to depend on God for healing in this area of your life.
If you struggle with an eating disorder and want more information on this group leave a message at 661.331.3392.
Feeling Hearts: For women who would like to learn more about the emotions in their lives
God created us to feel a wide array of emotions that give us valuable information about our hearts and our perceptions. Because of The Fall, we tend to mishandle, misread, repress, suppress, avoid or deny our feelings. This makes us great pretenders and experts at deceit; robbing us of heart connections. If you’ve been taught that emotions are unimportant, inappropriate or shameful, this support group will give you new insights that will free you to experience all the emotions you were created to feel. It will also help you to learn how to live a more authentic life, experience a deeper sense of community (by helping you to form heart connections) and give you a deeper understanding of the Creator who created you in His image.
If you would like to learn more about how emotions affect the way you live and want information on this group leave a message at 661.331.3392.
Invisible Hearts: For women recovering from multiple past issues
This group will address most all areas of abusive challenges including verbal, neglect, physical, spiritual, and growing up in a home with mental illness issues. We will discuss the impact of shame, powerlessness, cognitive distortion, and the core beliefs that form in abusive relationships. Learn to verbalize your pain, stories, and questions in a safe place where Gods’ love and sovereignty for the wounded is explored. Gain skills to reduce the impact of abuse on your relationships with the Lord and others. Become empowered to relate in healthier ways and love as Jesus loves.
If you were a victim of emotional abuse and want to understand its impact and work toward healing, leave your message requesting more information at 661.331.3392.
Loving Hearts: For women who desire to understand and overcome dysfunctional relationships
This group will explore the faces of dysfunction by covering topics such as: living with a distorted sense of reality, a distorted sense of responsibility, control issues, chronic loneliness, codependency and unresolved woundedness. We will also look at the roots of dysfunction by exploring topics like starving for love, living in the shadow of addictions, abuse and families bound by legalism and shame. We will learn how to overcome dysfunctional relationships by understanding our call to love and the heart issues which hinder that call. We will also talk about the art of building mutual relationships, loving in the face of difficult circumstances and what it means to understand the love of God and live loved.
If you desire healthier and more meaningful relationships this group would be beneficial for you. For more information leave a message at 661.331.3392.
Prayer Seekers is a group of women who gather Tuesdays at 1:30pm to pray for our church body. Prayers are kept confidential. Any women who call RiverLakes their home church are invited to join the ladies during their weekly prayer time. You may submit your prayer requests to the church by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can you touch a prayer?
Can you pull it close and feel its comfort?
You can if it's part of a Prayer Quilt.
Prayer quilts are sewn by a team of women committed to sharing the burden of others through prayer and the giving of quilts. The quilts are completed with knots tied by our praying congregation and given as tangible expressions of God's love to people with prayer needs. Anyone who is facing a special need for prayer such as surgery, treatment or a crisis illness may receive a quilt when they are sponsored by someone attending RiverLakes Community Church. The Prayer Quilt ministry is located in the Community Center at the North Entrance. Please stop by our location, tie a quilt knot and pray for those in need.
To sponsor a quilt, contact Jeanne at 661.979.1965.
Maybe you know a few girls, or maybe you NEED to know a few girls -- either way, come and make a friend or bring a friend! Girl Friendzy is an opportunity to connect and get to know others in our church family. Join us for an evening of fun such as Bunco, pedicures, food and spiritual encouragement! Girl Friendzy happens every Fall.
Not Alone: L.I.F.E. for Women Affected by their Mate’s Sexual Brokeness. Confidential support and encouragement. Whether your mate is involved in pornography, physical or emotional adultery, or other forms of sexual acting out, this Christ-centered group incorporates spiritual discipline, accountability and prayer for those enduring sexual infidelity. You need not suffer alone. Join other women who also want to Live In Freedom Everyday. Call Diane at 204.2499 for further information. Childcare available by previous arrangement only. Materials fee. Start anytime Sept – May.
Betrayal & Beyond: Support Group For Wives of men struggling with sexual addiction. Join other ladies in similar circumstances to confidentially address sexual bondage and betrayal. Apply Pure Desire curriculum in learning to pursue healing, embrace grace and explore change. No childcare. Materials fee only. New groups start periodically.
Call Margit at 661.333.4644 to sign up and obtain further information.
Women with Cancer: Women of HOPE is for women who have received, or have the possibility of, a cancer diagnosis. Get connected with another woman for information and resources, friendship and understanding, knowledge and compassion. We would be honored to support you during this time in life to offer Hope, Opportunity, Prayer, & Encouragement. Please call Carolyn at 324.2914.