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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. Check out the “Events” tab for information on the next event!

Luncheons: Bi-annual luncheons are held at our CSUB and Northwest VBF locations. 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. The Spring Luncheon is jam-packed with raffles, giveaways, silent auctions, fabulous food and dessert, and a whole lot of fun!

Annual Retreat: We were blessed with an amazing retreat in November 2018! Stay tuned for information on our next retreat!


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 Tuesday evening, at 7 pm, at our Northwest Campus. The group will run from November 6 - April 30. Cost is $25 per woman to cover your materials. For questions, please contact Tina at tinashores777@pointloma.edu or 805-539-9865.

Mom Groups: 

MOPS 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. Follow on Instagram @mopsVBF.

MOMSnext is a new group starting this fall for mothers of school age children that will gather to encourage one another, while hearing from speakers to replenish the soul. MOMSnext will take place September – May, at our Northwest campus, on the third Tuesday of each month.

Mom Squad is a group that focuses on bettering the body and the soul. Mom Squad meets the 2nd & 4th Tuesday, from 9 am - 10:15 am, 6228 Coffee Rd. There is a 30 minute workout to start the gathering and we finish with a 30 minute Bible study from Mom Strong. Childcare is provided for $5 per kid per month. Stay up-to-date with the Mom Squad at www.facebook.com/groups/vbfmomsquad


Poised Mentorship Ministry: Poised joins mentors with mentees. They meet from September – April for an 8-month mentorship program. Registration will reopen for mentees and mentors every August.

Wrap ‘em Up With Love: This fleece blanket ministry creates thousands of blankets to be given out to those in need or those that need an added blessing. For further information, please email Veronica at veronica275r@gmail.com.

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. 


Passionate Hearts: Passionate Hearts is a support group for women wounded by childhood sexual abuse. This is a yearlong group starting each September. Registration opens every July/August.

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. 


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