Over the next few weeks, we will be taking an in-depth look at the EquipHer Bible Study classes we’ll be offering this fall. Registration is now open online. For a quick overview of our offerings, click HERE. Then, if you are still undecided on which class to take, check our blog for the next three weeks as we share more specifically what each class will offer.
Today we’ll look at the classes designed specifically for MOTHERS.
If you’ve been a part of our Tuesday Morning bible studies in the past, you are probably familiar with MUMs. Many of us got our start there. I still remember the fall of 1995 (Ouch. Yes, it’s been that long!) how excited I was to join the MUMs community with my six-month-old son. Designed for mothers of preschoolers, MUMs is the perfect place to connect with other new moms who are also dealing with diapers, sleep deprivation, and the demands of toddlers. Here you will learn to apply God’s word to your marriage and parenthood. You will also develop friendships that will last a lifetime. The focus for this semester is “Mothering–a High and Holy Calling.” The class will feature different topics and speakers each week. You will learn what God’s Word has to say about leaving a legacy, spiritual gifts, budgeting, grief and disappointments, and intentional living, just to name a few. Also built into the morning is plenty of time for community (i.e. FOOD and TALKING without child interruptions). Facilitated by Laurie Harms and class shepherd, Pat Folds, MUMs is a safe and welcoming environment and a great place to grow as a mom.
New this year is a class for mothers who have moved beyond the pre-school stage into the uncharted waters of elementary, middle and high school. Here’s what teachers Renee Meyer and Stacey Kuszak have to say about their class:
“For years we have longed for a class like MUMS, except one designed for the ever-changing stage of life we are now in. The stage where kids grow steadily toward the teenager years and beyond. The stage where life gets busy and sometimes hard things happen. The stage where you still want to follow God and be intentional with your kids and husband but suddenly don’t know how. Selah is a dream come true.
We chose the name Selah because in the Bible this Hebrew word is used, often in the Psalms, to indicate a pause. It signals the reader to reflect and think on what was previously said. These days, more than ever, mothers need to hit the pause button on life. We need intentional time with our God. We need a community where we can reflect on what He is teaching us.
That is our prayer for this group, that it would be a community of women who pause to pursue God in motherhood. We trust our time spent with God will overflow into intentional relationships with our kids, our husbands, our coworkers, and our neighbors. Motherhood is a high and holy calling. It’s also a long and hard calling. We need a safe, authentic community of women who can encourage, teach, support, and sharpen each other.
We are starting our Selah time together with a study we wrote, “The Call of Jesus.” Each week this Fall, we will look at a different call or command Jesus made to His followers: to follow Him, to come to Him, to trust Him, to see Him, to abide in Him, to remember Him, to love Him, and to love others. We will study these words of Jesus, hoping to hear Him clearly and respond to Him fully. And we will have a safe place to talk about what answering Jesus’ call looks like in our lives as women, wives, mothers, neighbors, co-workers, friends.
We are so excited to go on this journey with you—responding to the call of Jesus, and finding a safe place to pause. Thanks for coming with us!”
Childcare is available for all Tuesday Morning classes. Space is limited so early registration is encouraged.