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As we enter into the 2019/2020 year within the VBF Women’s Ministry, we feel God’s desire for us to focus on His beautiful ability to “Rebuild, Renew, & Restore.” Our prayer is that through all the events, Bible studies, and gatherings within the Women’s Ministry that God will speak to you. We are thrilled to enter into this season with you and look forward to walking beside you as we move forward in Him.

PLUGGING IN / August 2019 - May 2020

Empower Presents: These quarterly events take place at the Eastside campus and feature inspiring Biblical based teaching, live worship, fellowship, and dinner. Childcare is provided, if needed, for 0-12 years old. Join us on Sunday, Sept. 8, Jan. 12, & March 15 for Empower Presents. Check out the “Events” tab for information on the next event!

Luncheons: Bi-annual luncheons are held at our CSUB and Northwest VBF locations. (Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019 & Sunday, March 15, 2020) These luncheons take place following church service and include live worship, an encouraging word, great food, and a pathway to get to know other VBF women. Our large, annual Spring Luncheon is held in the spring at our Eastside campus on Saturday, May 9, 2020. The Spring Luncheon is jam-packed with raffles, giveaways, silent auctions, fabulous food and dessert, and a whole lot of fun!

Annual Retreat & Conference: We were excited to be returning to Sugar Pine Christian Camp for our annual Women’s Retreat, November 1-3, 2019. REGISTER FOR RETREAT BY CLICKING HERE. We are also going to offer our first Women’s Conference on Saturday, January 25, at our Northwest Campus. More information to come soon!

Just For Fun: We love to have events where the sole purpose is just to have a good time with new friends! On Friday, October 11, we will get together to make handmade cards for the upcoming holiday season! On Friday, February 21, we will gather around the dice for an intense game of Bunco. On Friday, May 1, we will find our inner Picasso with paint brushes in hand. These are great opportunities to meet ladies from all our VBF campuses, have some laughs, and make some memories! (Information about all the events available under “events” tab.)

FINDING COMMUNITY

Women’s Small Groups: We have close-knit groups of women that meet all over Bakersfield on different times and dates throughout the week. To discover a group that fits your schedule, click HERE

Women’s Divorce Care: This group is for women who have gone through a divorce and are seeking community and Godly support with other women, while going through a curriculum to provide progress towards healing. The group will meet every 1st & 2nd Tuesday evening of the month, at 6 pm, at our Northwest Campus. Cost is $25 per woman to cover your materials. For questions, please contact Tina at tinashores777@pointloma.edu or 805-539-9865.

MOPS: This group is for mothers of young children, preschool and below. They meet September – May, two times per month, at our Eastside campus. MOPS supports young mothers by providing encouragement in the Lord, fellowship with other moms, and some treasured moments to refocus. For additional information, please email mops@vbf.org. Follow on Instagram @mopsVBF or Facebook /VBFmops for additional information.

Embrace Grace: Partnered with the Bakersfield Pregnancy Center, this one-semester Embrace Grace Bible study group is for women experiencing an unplanned pregnancy to find a place of belonging. If you would like additional information, please email Janna at volcoord@wehelpyou.org. This group meets on Tuesday evenings, at 6:30 pm, in the main sanctuary at VBF’s Northwest Campus. (First Session: Sept. 3 - Dec. 17, 2019 / Second Session: Jan. 7 - April 28, 2020)

Walking Group: If you love to walk and fellowship with other women, then you will love this group! We meet every Saturday, at 8 am, at River Walk Park, and walk 3 miles at an easy pace! Get fit and encouraged at the same time! Call Pam at 661-342-3439 for details!

EXPANDING YOUR REACH

Poised Mentorship Ministry: Poised joins mentors with mentees. They meet from September – April for an 8-month mentorship program. Registration is currently open now! Please click the following link for additional information: https://www.vbfwomen.com/poised.

Blanket Ministry + Knit Ministry: This ministry creates blankets and hats to be given out to those in need or those that need an added blessing. Join a group of ladies as they cut & tie blankets and knit hats, pray over them, while finding community within each other. This group meets every first Sunday of the month at our Eastside campus in between first and second service on the patio. For additional information, please call the church office to speak with Janice or email janicef@vbf.org.

Crochet Class: Learn how to crochet and give your talents for a big purpose! The Crochet Class is for beginners to advanced levels and meets every 2nd & 4th Monday, at 6:30 pm, at the main campus in room 12. They create items for a variety of charitable organizations and causes. For more information, contact Carol at hiskds9@aol.com. Childcare is not provided. 

 HEALING IN TRUTH

Passionate Hearts: Passionate Hearts is a support group for women wounded by childhood sexual abuse. This is a yearlong group starting each September. Registration is currently open for Passionate Hearts! Please visit the “Passionate Hearts” tab at the top for further information.

Women’s Counseling: VBF offers women’s counseling to offer Biblically based guidance. To schedule an appointment, please call the main church office (661-325-2251) during office hours. 

WHO WE ARE

EMPOWER is the Women's Ministry for the multiple campuses of Valley Bible Fellowship. Valley Bible Fellowship is a Bible-based church established in 1974, with multiple campuses throughout Bakersfield. 

Now for who we really are... We are a group of women who desire to walk this journey with you! We believe that we were not created to walk this journey alone. Whether you are young or old, married or single, children or no children, we have a place for you!

Desire to go deeper with other women in a life group setting? Visit our current list of Life Groups HERE