You're invited...

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,

Melissa Brogdon

Director of Women's Ministries

For a copy of our current Women's Newsletter, CLICK HERE.

Women’s Christmas Brunch 2018

Women’s Christmas Brunch 2018

Saturday, December 8, 2018

9:00 – 11:30am

RiverLakes Community Church 

Cost:  $20/ticket

Speaker: Teri Thompson

Special Music: Paige Burzlaff

No tickets will be sold at the door.

Girls ages 14-17 are invited to attend this year’s Brunch! Minors must be accompanied by an adult.     

Take a break from the hectic pace to enjoy a delicious Christmas breakfast with your girlfriends. While you may know the true meaning of Christmas, do your family or friends? We have a great opportunity for you to open a door for the gospel to come to your co-workers, neighbors, family and friends.

Take a few minutes to pray now and ask the Lord who He would love to introduce himself to on this special date. Who is in your circle of acquaintances that does not know Christ?  Let’s see what God will do as we all join together to declare His love to a lost world.

Girl Friendzy: Bingo Bash

Girl Friendzy: Bingo Bash

Maybe you know a few girls, or maybe you NEED to know a few girls. Either way, come and join us for a night of fun and relaxation with the ladies! Girl Friendzy is an opportunity to connect and get to know others in our church family. High school ladies, this means you too! We are also excited to give half of the proceeds for this event to the Children to Love International. We hope you'll join us for the fun!

Friday, October 26

6:30 - 8:30pm

Community Center

Cost: $10 (tickets for sale at the door)

Half of every ticket sale goes straight to CTL!

Women’s Christmas Brunch 2017

Women’s Christmas Brunch 2017

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

Cost:  $20/ticket 

Tickets available in the Church office until Wednesday, December 6 at 4:00pm

Women’s Retreat 2017

Women’s Retreat 2017

​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. 


  • Two to four person accommodations available 
  • Price range: $200-$320 
  • A limited amount of rooms are available. 
  • $50 deposit holds your place.
  • Register on the patio or online at www.riverlakeschurch.org

For more info contact: Shannon Hall (342.9144) or Carrie Casallas (378.3772)

Girl Friendzy: P.J. Bunco

Girl Friendzy: P.J. Bunco

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

Community Center

Cost: $5.00

Community Center

RiverLakes Women’s Bible Study

RiverLakes Women’s Bible Study

​Authenticity | Transparency | Accountability

Draw close to the Lord and other women, find support and grow in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ in a small group environment.  You may choose Thursday mornings or Tuesday evenings for fellowship, discussion, prayer, and encouragement. Join us as we walk through the book of Exodus. A children’s program (ages five weeks to five years) is offered in the morning class.

RiverLakes Women's Bible Study will return this Fall.

Women’s Summer Studies 2019

Women’s Summer Studies 2019

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, May 16 through July 11 at the church from 8:30 to 11:30am.

*Childcare pre-registration online is required.

In His Image by Jen Wilkin

*Childcare available – Online registration required

Thursdays, 9:00am – 10:30am

May 16  – June 20

11713 Valley Forge Way, 93312

Leader: Senobia Slone 661-496-2830

Hostess: Tiffany Champness 559-240-6777

Cost of Book: $12

Sometimes we ask, what is God’s will for my life? When we should really be asking who should I be? The Bible has an answer: Be like the very image of God. This book helps us understand who God intends for us to be.

12 Extraordinary Women by MacArthur

*Childcare available – Online registration required

Thursdays 9:00 – 11:00am

May 16 – July 11

4201 Jewetta Ave, Apt J-1

Leader: Kim Hollar 661-342-2012

Hostess: Emilie Crown 661-364-1431

Cost of Book: $5

In “12 Extraordinary Women,” you’ll learn more than fascinating information about these women, you’ll discover the unmistakable chronology of God’s redemptive work in history through their lives. These women were not ancillary to His plan. They were at the very heart of it. And this book includes their amazing stories. Come learn together.

Choosing Forgiveness by Nancy Leigh DeMoss

*Childcare available – Online Registration required

Thursdays, 9:00 – 11:00am

May 16 – June 13

RiverLakes, Room 211

Leader: Marti McCraw 661-565-7505

Cost of Book: $8

There are no magic words or secret formulas for forgiveness. But there are biblical principles that can help you break free from bitterness and pain. “In Choosing Forgiveness” [the author] delves into God’s Word to uncover the promises and expose the myths of forgiveness.

Girls Club by Sally, Sarah, and Joy Clarkson

*Childcare available – Online Registration required

Thursdays, 9:00am – 11:00am

June 6 – June 27

5408 Edge Water Dr, 93312

Leader: Lynnda Laybourn 661-617-9464

Hostess: Diane Frank 661-717-2083

Cost of Book: $19

Discover the gift of friendship! In a time when many women feel lonely and isolated, Girls’ Club calls us to embrace the delight and comfort found in life-giving friendships with women and forge relationships that not only offer emotional affirmation and acceptance but also inspire, educate and stretch us to live out our God-given potential.

Visions of Vocation by Dr. Steven Garber

Tuesdays, 7:00pm – 8:30pm

June 4 – July 9

15800 Strebor Dr, 93314

Leader: Heather Sproul 661-588-3919

Cost of Book: $15

What if we could step into the wounds of the world for love’s sake? Vocation is following our calling for the good of the world we live in, and Dr. Garber shows that every calling is holy. In helping others to flourish, we find, mysteriously, that we flourish, too.

Practicing Basic Spiritual Disciplines by Charles Stanley

*Childcare available – Online Registration required

Thursdays, 9:00am – 11:00am

May 16 – June 20

RiverLakes, Room 209

Leader: Janiece Grubbs 661-428-5602

Cost of Book: $10.00

In “Practicing Basic Spiritual Disciplines,” Dr. Charles Stanley examines some of the disciplines that are essential practices for maturing believers. These disciplines lead to godly strength and a consistent, unwavering walk of faith. Ultimately they lead to our becoming more like our Savior, Jesus Christ. Every athlete knows that discipline is essential to victory. The same principle holds true in the Christian life. You will learn the ten hallmarks of spiritual strength, as well as the four R’s of spiritual growth. Most importantly, you will learn about the character of God.

The Armor of God by Priscilla Shirer

*Childcare available – Online Registration required

Thursdays, 9:00am – 11:00am

May 23 – June 27

RiverLakes, Room 120

Leader: Sue Brittian 661-333-0805

Cost of Book: $20.00

Ephesians 6:10-19 After sizing up the enemy we will utilize various strategies for standing firm. We will hear about the Belt of Truth, the Breastplate of Righteousness, The Shoes of Peace, the Shield of Faith, the Helmet of Salvation, and the Sword of the Spirit.

I Peter: A Living Hope in Christ by Jen Wilkin

*Childcare available – Online Registration required

Thursdays, 9:30am – 11:00am

May 16 – July 11

RiverLakes, Room 121

Leader: Eva Fankhauser 661-204-7523

Cost of Book: $20.00

You love God with your heart, so let the study of I Peter challenge you to love God with your mind as well.  God-discovery is the purpose of this study by Jen Wilkin, but a bi-product of self-discovery may awaken in you as well.  Walk through the pages of I Peter with a guide who was not only a man of faith, but was an eyewitness to the life of Christ as well.  Like us, Peter had his flaws, but when reading this book from the New Testament, we will be challenged to look beyond our current situation and focus on a future inheritance which is eternal, pure, and everlasting.

I Am: A 60 Day Journey to Knowing Who You Are Because of Who He Is by Michele Cushatt

*Childcare available – Online Registration required

Thursdays, 9:00am – 11:00am

May 23 – June 27

17638 Legend Oaks Lane, 93314

Leader: Carol Feil 661-979-8746

Cost of Book: $20.00

In a world of comparative values, it is easy to wonder if we are enough. Feeling worthy can be a challenge. “I Am” reminds us that our value isn't found in our talents, achievements, relationships or appearance. It is found in God who chose us, sent us and promised to be with us - forever. Spend some time this summer digging into Michele Cushatt’s relatable and engaging journey to find her value in 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.

Passionate Hearts

Passionate Hearts

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

Prayer Seekers

​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 info@riverlakeschurch.org.

Prayer Quilt Ministry

Prayer Quilt Ministry

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.

Girl Friendzy

Girl Friendzy

​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

​Not Alone: L.I.F.E. for Women

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 IFreedom Everyday. Call Diane at 204.2499 for further information.  Childcare available by previous arrangement only.  Materials fee. Start anytime Sept – May. 

Betrayal & Beyond: Meetings for Wives

Betrayal & Beyond: Meetings for Wives

Betrayal & BeyondSupport 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.

Ladies Battling Cancer

Ladies Battling Cancer

Women with CancerWomen 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.