Beach Retreat 2017

Women’s Beach Retreat Waiting List

We are still taking names for our Waiting List for the Women’s Beach Retreat (September 29-October 1). Ladies on the waiting list will be notified if we have any cancellations. Please sign up before 8/1/17.

When: Friday, September 29 through Sunday, October 1, 2017
Where: Saylor’s Sandcastle north of Ventura @ Faria Beach

Signup Information

Sign-ups for the Women’s Ministry Annual Beach Retreat will be Sunday morning, April 23rd in the Chapel between first and second service and after second service. Signups taken on a first come basis.

  • Be ready for April 23! Pick up an application in advance and fill it in. Applications available in the Worship Center or church office.
  • ‹A $60 non-refundable deposit is required at the time of sign-up.       No exceptions. Total retreat cost is $160. $100 balance due by September 1. Each retreat attender is also expected to help make ONE MEAL. You will need to contribute both time & money.
  • ‹ Please note on your application if you are willing to sleep on a couch or floor mattress to make room for more women to attend.
  • ‹ Due to rising costs, we have a limited number of scholarships available this year. If you need a scholarship, please fill in the scholarship portion of the retreat application. You will still need to make a $60 deposit to hold your spot. Your $60 will be refunded if a scholarship is unavailable.
  • ‹ Coupons to make payments on your balance will be available.
  • ‹ After Sunday, April 23, 2017, registrations will be taken in the church office. After all openings are filled, a waiting list will be established. All vacancies will be filled through the waiting list. Historically, we have been able to allow everyone on the waiting list to attend the retreat. (If there is a committed, significant number of sign-ups beyond our capacity, other possibilities will be investigated to include more participants.)
  • ‹ The Beach Retreat is open to women (18 and up) who are members or regular attenders of Country Oaks Baptist Church. We value each woman who wants to attend this event and are doing everything we can to include as many women as possible.
  • ‹After the openings are filled, anyone on the waiting list who is unable to attend because no opening become available, their deposit will be refunded.
  • If you are unable to attend and another person fills your spot, a request can be made to the board to return your deposit or you may donate your deposit to the scholarship fund.

 

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2017 Friday Morning Bible Study

Our Current Bible Studyredeemed

The moment you accept Jesus as the Lord over your life, you are redeemed. As the redeemed, we experience a lifelong journey of being transformed into HIs image. As redeemed women, we grow in the grace of Christ, and He calls us to extend grace to others.

In this 7-session Bible study (we’ll be taking 2 weeks on each lesson), Angela Thomas-Pharr explores the practical side of redemption, inviting us to lean upon Jesus for our real help and hope.

Features:
·      “40 Days of Prayer” section to help women practically apply the concept of ongoing redemption to their lives

Benefits:
·      Desire to fully live the life of the redeemed
·      Welcome change as God slowly transforms you into His image
·      Increase your passion for God’s Word
·      Apply redemption to your life in practical ways
·      Learn alongside other women and support each other through prayer and small group community
·      Learn to lean upon Jesus for your real help and hope

Video titles and run times:

  • Session 1: Redeemed from Sashes and Chains (20:10)
  • Session 2: Redeemed for a Life with God (28:35)
  • Session 3: Redeemed for the Praise of His Glory (36:55)
  • Session 4: Redeemed for Grace (38:10)
  • Session 5: Redeemed for Freedom (32:00)
  • Session 6: Redeemed for Joy (42:00)
  • Session 7: Redeemed for Love (30:20)

Author:

Angela Thomas-Pharr is a Bible teacher, national speaker, and best-selling author of books and Bible studies that include Stronger and Brave. As a mother of four, her determination to know God on an intimate level and her dedication to studying the Bible have taught her many truths—some discovered through tears and some in times of joy. Angela has the uncanny ability to be transparent, make readers laugh, and whisper to them about their most personal fears and heartfelt dreams. Visit her at http://www.angelathomas.com

Redeemed Study is Fridays at 9:30am in the Chapel. Childcare. Starts January 13, 2017.  There is no Winter Wednesday evening study.

Prayer for our next Bible Study

Women’s Ministry Leader, Pat See, called the women to the front to prayer for them on Sunday, January 8, 2017. Here’s what she shared (see another promo video on the Redeemed study at the end of this post) :

My purpose this morning is to introduce you to the coming Bible Study, Redeemed. I have not been so excited about a Bible Study in a long time and let me tell you why.

  • We have just finished a season of celebrating the birth of the Savior who came to redeem us. We want to continue this celebration in this study “Redeemed”. We will be sharing our redeemed stories with each other and learning the Biblical truth of redemption in simple and understandable ways so that we can share the redeemed story with others. We will be reminded that Jesus continues to redeem us everyday.
  • Maybe in the New Year you are wanting to energize your prayer life – You will have the opportunity to learn to pray the scriptures from the Book of Psalms.
  • But the most exciting part to me about this study is you and I have the opportunity to ask a neighbor, a friend who does not know Jesus to attend. Sharing the gospel is difficult in the age we live in for many different reasons and this study will give you that opportunity. We have already been praying that God will cause those you ask to be receptive.
  • At this study, your friends will have a chance to listen to the plan of salvation from the word of God, hear redeemed stories from other women, have a chance to receive prayer and ask questions in a safe, loving environment.
  • Maybe you are here this morning and have heard the word “Redeemed” but you really don’t understand all that encompasses. You want to know but you have not had an opportunity to ask questions, search scriptures and have someone pray with you. This is your opportunity.
  • As you think about it, could anything be more exciting in the New Year than leading your friend or neighbor to Christ, you yourself find the assurance of your salvation, your prayer life expanding as you learn to pray the scripture. I hope you have caught the vision and know why I am so excited to invite you to our coming study. I hope you will attend and bring a friend.
  • Bible Study starts January 13 at 9:30 in the Chapel with a kickoff brunch. Just come and enjoy as we get better acquainted. The table to my right can answer any questions you may have, sign you up and give you a book. If you are not prepared this Sunday, you will be able to get a book in the church office or at our kickoff brunch on January 13. The study will begin the following week, January 20th.
  • As you can tell we have a lot of exciting things going on in Women’s Ministry. We invite you to join us. Let’s pray.
  • Father, I thank you for each woman standing here this morning. I pray you would plant a passion in each heart for You, and for the unsaved. Lord give each of us inner strength through the Holy Spirit so we can meet the challenges of the coming year. Strengthen us with your glorious power so that we can be overcomers; Fill us with joy and thankgiving. Let our roots go deep into the soil of Your love so that we will be able to accomplish more than they dared to ask or hoped for so the Christ will be gloried in our lives. Lord, let us be women who live in a way that honors your name. Father, I know there are women standing before me who feel overcome by their circumstances this morning, wrap them in your love, fill them with hope and strength them; for those that are sick or have a loved one who is sick, we pray for your healing touch; for those whose children have gone astray, we thank you that you are the good shepherd who goes after each lamb who is lost. Go after our children Lord. For each need this morning, we thank you that you are sufficient to meet that need. Thank you that you are a God who does exceeding more than we can ask or think and we thank you and give you praise for hearing our prayers this morning. In Jesus Name, our Redeemer that we pray. Amen

We wanted to take this opportunity to invite you to the Redeemed Study staring January 13 with a kickoff brunch. It will be a fun day of getting to know one another and sharing a meal together. Best of all you don’t have to bring a thing. Just come and enjoy. We will be introducing you to the study but the video series officially begins January 20th.

We have just finished a season of celebrating the birth of the Savior who came to redeem us. We want to continue this celebration in this study “Redeemed”. We will be sharing our redeemed stories (how we came to know Christ) with each other and learning the Biblical truth of redemption in simple and understandable ways so that we can share the redeemed story with others. We will be reminded that the redemption story continues until we see Jesus.

Maybe in the New Year you are wanting to energize your prayer life – You will have the opportunity to learn to pray the scriptures from the Book of Psalms.

But the most exciting part to me about this study is you and I have the opportunity to ask a neighbor, a friend who does not know Jesus to attend. Sharing the gospel is difficult in the age we live in for many different reasons and this study will give you that opportunity. We have already been praying that God will cause those you ask to be receptive.

At this study, your friends will have a chance to listen to the plan of salvation from the word of God, hear redeemed stories from other women, have a chance to receive prayer and ask questions in a safe, loving environment.

Maybe you have heard the word “Redeemed” but you really don’t understand all that encompasses. You want to know but you have not had an opportunity to ask questions, search scriptures and have someone pray with you. This is your opportunity.

As you think about it, could anything be more exciting in the New Year than leading your friend or neighbor to Christ, you yourself find the assurance of your salvation, your prayer life expanding as you learn to pray the scripture. I hope you have caught the vision and know why I am so excited to invite you to our coming study. I hope you will attend and bring a friend.

Books are available in the church office or at our kickoff brunch on January 13. As you can tell we have a lot of exciting things going on in Women’s Ministry. We invite you to join us. Below is a summary of the study.

  • To teach the Biblical truths of redemption in simple and understandable ways.
  • To invite those who are not followers of Jesus to follow Him. To be redeemed.
  • To equip followers of Jesus to better understand their faith, so they can share their faith and the redeemed story with others.
  • To challenge followers of Jesus to continue being redeemed in their everyday lives, in everyday ways.
  • To remind the followers of Jesus of the hope to which they have been called.
  • To learn to pray the scriptures from the Book of Psalms.

 

Friday Morning Homework Schedule for Fall 2016

I PETER HOMEWORK

I Peter will be a pick and choose study. If you don’t know the answer to the question, please skip the question and move on to the next question. The list below will be the questions we will cover in our group time. Look over these questions and answer the ones you can. Remember we came to Bible Study to fellowship and learn. No one will know all the answers. We will gather together and learn. Many questions you have will be answered in the videos we watch. We are here to learn together. Enjoy! Don’t stress!

NO BIBLE STUDY SEPTEMBER 30 & NOVEMBER 11

WEEK 2 – September 16

Day 1 – Read I Peter 1:1-12
Day 2 – Questions 1,2,3,4
Day 3 – Questions 1,3,4,5
Day 4 – Questions 1, 3,4,5,7
Day 5 – Wrap up question bottom page 27.

WEEK 3 – September 23

Day 1 – Read I Peter 1:13-21 answer questions 3,4
Day 2 – Reread 1:13-21 – Questions 1-6
Day 3 – Questions 1-6
Day 4 – Question 1,4,5
Day 5 – Questions 1,4,5,6,9 and Wrap Up Question 

WEEK 4 – October 7

Day 1 – Read I Peter 2:1-12 Questions 3,4
Day 2 – Questions 1-3,5
Day 3 – Questions 1,4,5,8
Day 4 – Questions 1, 2
Day 5 – Questions 1,3,5,6, Wrap Up Question

WEEK 5 – October 14

Day 1 – Read I Peter 2:13-25, Question 3,4
Day 2 – Read 2:13-17 in Book & NIV, Questions 1-7
Day 3 – Questions 1-7
Day 4 – Questions 1-7
Day 5 – Questions 1,2,4,6 Wrap up Question

WEEK 6 – October 21

Day 1 – Read I Peter 3:1-12 Questions 2,3
Day 2 – Read beginning of day 2. Questions 1-8
Day 3 – Questions 1-7
Day 4 – Questions 1-7
Day 5 – Questions 1, 2, 5 and Wrap Up Question

WEEK 7 – October 28

Day 1 – Read I Peter 3:12-22 Questions 1,3,4
Day 2 – Questions 1-4, 8
Day 3 – Questions 1-9
Day 4 – Questions 3,5,6
Day 5 – 7,8,9 – Wrap Up Question

WEEK 8 – November 4

Day 1 – Read I Peter 4:1-19 Questions 2,3
Day 2 – Questions 1-5, 8-10
Day 3 – Questions 1,3,4,5
Day 4 – Questions 1-7
Day 5 – Questions 1-8, Wrap up Question 

WEEK 9 – November 18

Day 1 – Read I Peter 5:1-14 Questions 2,3
Day 2 – Questions 1-3, 7-9
Day 3 – Questions 1-6
Day 4 – Questions 1-5
Day 5 – Question 1 – Wrap Up Question