By Karen Stenberg
Beautifully WovenFeb 28, 2023
In Ministry Together Series: Cup of Blessing with Amy Bourque
Amy Bourque and Karen talk about Cup of Blessing. We talk about what it is, what this year's focus project is, and what some churches have done for this fundraiser. You can hear about the famous "Mustache Challenge"! We also talk about some of the other things we do on the national level of Women's Ministries and what we are working towards for the future. We share more about "The Joseph Project" this years focus project.
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In Ministry Together Series: Seeing the Need with Jenilee Bigaouette
Listen to Jenilee and I talk about seeing the need in ministry. We talk about what Women's Ministry looks like at her church, Oak Hill. We talk about ministry that stay's the same and how new ministries popped up. Jenilee also shares about a unique Sunday school family program that sprung up at her church.
Jenilee is married to Ben Bigaouette, they have 3 kids. Jenilee and Ben lived in Minneapolis, MN where Ben pastored at Oak Hill church and Jenilee ran the children's ministries. They recently moved to Moorhead, MN where Ben is now pastoring at Triumph Lutheran Brethren Church.
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In Ministry Together Series: Prayer Partner with Kirsten Pierce
Join us, as Kirsten and I talk about bridging the generational gap and what conversations took place with her and a woman at their church. We talk about the Prayer Partner ministry that sprung out from those conversations. It's not always easy to bridge those divides, but it is so worth it!
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In Ministry Together Series: Supper Club with Kirsten Pierce
Join us today as Karen talks with Kirsten Pierce about a special ministry that she call's "Supper Club". It was so fun to sit down with her and talk about the in's and out's of this ministry. It's been a great way to form deeper conversations and connections with women in her area. Kirsten is married to Dave Pierce and they have 3 kids. They live in Olympia, WA and attend Peace Lutheran Brethren Church.
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In Ministry Together Series: Fresh Eyes with Dena Rokos
Karen and Dena talk about what is was like for Dena coming back to her church after seminary and looking at church and community with fresh eyes. We also talk about what their women's ministry looks like. Dena is married to Greg Rokos where they live in Camrose, Alberta Canada with their 4 kids. Greg pastors at Resurrection Lutheran Brethren Church.
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Value 3: Together in Mission with Mary Anderson
Mission is a pretty big deal, and here at WMCLB we believe mission starts in our homes, communities, and our churches, both overseas, and here in North America. God is calling each of us to join Him in His mission. So what could that look like for us? Mary Anderson joins Karen as they discuss the WMCLB Value: Together in Mission.
Value 2: Together in Life with Amy Bourque
Relationships can be hard and messy. Building relationships across generations even more so. Amy joins Karen to discuss how the blessings and fruit of authentically sharing struggles, difficulties, joys and victories is so incredibly worth it, as they explore the WMCLB Value: Together in Life.
Value 1: Together in the Word with Gretchen Ronnevik
God’s Word is the foundational truth upon which we stand. We value equipping and training women to study the Word alone, or in groups, as women together. Karen sits down with Gretchen to talk about WMCLB's value "Together in the Word". They discuss how God's Word intersects with daily life, and the importance of a Law/Gospel perspective.
Gretchen is a speaker and author. Pick up her book "Ragged: Spiritual Disciplines for the Spiritually Exhausted" here.