29 Jan Our Ladies are Better Together
At Life Demonstration Church, we believe that taking time to invest in yourself and fellowship with other believers is an important part of growing in your relationship with the Father. Tina Nettles and her family have been attending LDC for over 10 years and have witnessed the growth of many areas in our church, including ladies ministry. Here’s her testimony:
“I remember when I came to my first Ladies Bible Study at Life Demonstration Church in 2003. We were still meeting in Pastor Brett and Mary’s home, like we do now, but they lived in a smaller house back then. Our group filled the Freemans’ living room as we discussed the first study I was a part of – “Because of Jesus.”
“But then we grew – both the church and the women’s ministry. We grew and we grew and we grew, because as it turns out, ladies like a night out with their friends. We like talking and laughing and sharing our struggles and our victories. We like being accountable to each other and to read books, study the Bible and return every week to discuss what we’ve learned. We like praying for each other and being prayed for, and witnessing firsthand each other’s growth. We like offering the wisdom we’ve received from the Lord to each other, and having others share what they’ve learned with us. We even like lingering afterwards to enjoy the elegant snack buffet Pastor Mary lays out each week.
“In recent years, we’ve multiplied in numbers and God met the need of giving our pastors a larger house. We now fill most of the rooms of that house, as we break into our small groups, each tailored to our life stage. These bring a much more personal touch to how we lift each other up. We all study the same books together with the chance to build stronger friendships in both our smaller groups, applying truth to our lives as spouses or singles, young or older parents, and in the larger group, just as women of all ages.
“In short, through all the books we’ve read and all the parts of the Bible we’ve studied, starting with that handful of ladies in that small living room more than a decade ago, and now with so many more sisters in the Lord, we are #bettertogether. We’ve learned to appreciate both our differences and how very many things we have in common.”
Our new six-week session just started, and we’re diving into God’s goodness available to us through daily devotionals from the book “Jesus Calling.” There’s a strength that comes from knowing we’re reading the same entries day-by-day and believing together for all He has for us individually and for our church as a whole. The Lord spoke through Pastor Mary that He wants us to know — each and every one of us — that we matter more than we know to Him, to each other and to the world.
Click here to find out when the next Ladies sessions will be and come and bring a friend that needs more of God in her life!