Women’s Ministry
 
Women’s Ministry
 

Welcome to Christ Church Women!

Christ Church believes in the power of women to uniquely influence their workplaces, homes, neighborhoods and beyond. We believe in the power of women to influence the church. Our Women’s Ministry mission is to cultivate an environment where women are equipped, inspired and empowered to know and experience the power of God, having the courage to BE who God has called them to be and to DO what He's called them to do. 

GROUPS & GATHERINGS FOR WOMEN
We encourage all women to get connected in community by participating in our Gather Events and vibrant small groups.

For the richest experience of community and growth, we encourage everyone to join a small group. We offer group options for every age and season.  Each group begins with Rooteda 10-week experience designed to deepen your faith and help you discover God’s purpose for your life. Learn more about leading or joining a group here or email us at groups@ChristChurch.us.

Join the Christ Church Women’s Ministry on Facebook.
Follow Christ Church Women’s Ministry on Instagram.

  • +

    Women of Hope (Formerly The Well)
     

    Women Of Hope: A Community Bible Study 

    (Formerly The Well)
    Fall Sessions Begin September 12 & 13
    Monday Evenings (9/12) | 7:00–8:30 p.m | Butterfield
    Tuesday Mornings (9/13) | 9:00–11:00 a.m. | Oak Brook
    Tuesday Evenings (9/13) | 7:00–8:30 p.m
    | Oak Brook
    Cost | $25 


    Women of Hope is a place of connection, belonging and growth as women set aside time to encourage one another and study God's word. Each week, we enjoy fellowship and conversation in a large-group setting, then break into small discussion groups. Whether you are new to your faith journey or have been studying the Bible for years, Women of Hope is a wonderful community in which to learn, grow and connect with other women.

    This fall we will be exploring Better: A Study of Hebrews by Jen Wilkin. The $25 registration fee includes the cost of your study guide and helps to offset the ongoing costs of our weekly program. We never want finances to prevent any woman from attending Women of Hope. If you need financial assitance, please contact us at the email below and we'd be happy to help.

    Childcare (birth to kindergarten) will be available on Tuesday mornings only.

    We need your help! Interested in serving? Contact Cathy Lapinski, Women's Ministry Coordinator.

    Missed the Teaching? Visit the Christ Church Women's Ministry page on YouTube to watch the weekly message.

  • MOPS: Mothers of Preschoolers

    First & Third Wednesdays* | September 14May 17, 2023
    9:15
    11:15 a.m. | Oak Brook | Fellowship Halls

    Christ Church MOPS believes in the simple but revolutionary idea that remarkable things happen when moms come together. We rally women to help them become more brave, kind and honest by providing a safe and loving community to journey through motherhood. We know that mothering can be challenging at times, and so MOPS is here to create a space where moms can be themselves.

    Our specialty is serving moms. Whether you are a soon-to-be mom, first-time mom or seventh-time mom, you are welcome here. Whether you are an adoptive mom, young mom, seasoned mom, foster mom, stepmom or any other type of mom, you are welcome here.

    We begin meetings with a delicious spread of food to choose from and a time to chat with new and old friends. We enjoy listening to a speaker and finish our meeting by discussing the topic around our tables. 

    Childcare is given to children from infants to kindergarten through our MOPS Kids program. Mothers can relax and enjoy our meetings knowing the MOPS Kids program is caring for their children in the best possible way. The quality care, fun lessons and biblical teaching that MOPS Kids offers helps moms get the most out of their time in the meeting.

    * Visit the Fall 2022 Calendar for specific meeting dates & topics.

    To receive updates via text, text WOMEN to 630.206.3597.

    Questions? Contact: Cathy Lapinski | Women's Ministry Coordinator

  • +

    MOMSnext

    MOMSnext: A Community for Moms with School-Aged Kids

    First & Third Wednesdays*| September 14–May 17, 2023
    9:15–11:15 a.m. | Oak Brook | Fellowship Halls


    Christ Church MOMSnext serves mothers of school-age kids, providing a safe and accepting community that helps you learn and grow as you journey through motherhood. During our time together, you will have a chance to socialize with other school-age moms, enjoy great conversation, listen to relevant speakers and participate in creative activities.

    *Check out the  Fall 2022 Calendar for specific meeting dates & topics. 

    To receive updates via text, text WOMEN to 630.206.3597.

    Questions? Contact: Cathy Lapinski | Women's Ministry Coordinator

  • +

    Holy Yoga

    Holy Yoga 

    Beginning September 8 | Thursdays
    9:15 - 10:15 a.m. 
    Cost | $12/single class or $10/class for entire session


    What is Holy Yoga?
    Holy Yoga is the intentional practice of connecting our entire being, body, mind and spirit with God: the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. It is experiential worship created to deepen people’s connection to Christ. Our sole purpose is to facilitate a Christ-honoring experience that offers an opportunity to authentically connect to God through His Word, worship and wellness. 

    We practice with our minds set on whatever is true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent or praiseworthy (Phil 4:8), not with our minds emptied. We meditate on the wisdom of God’s Word (Psalm 119:9-16, 26-27), not on man’s wisdom. We seek the transcendence and glory of God, not our own.

    What should I wear and bring to class?
    Participants should wear comfortable clothes (layer up) and have a yoga mat or thin exercise mat. A yoga block or pillow/blanket may also be handy.   

    Who will be leading the class?
    Certified Holy Yoga Instructor, Kimberly Leigh. Kimberly is honored to lead, and excited to share how God uses yoga as a practice of integrating breath, motion and prayer to help us all grow deeper in our relationship with Christ while at the same time nurturing the vessel he's blessed us with.  

    What type of yoga is practiced during this 60-minute class?  Students can expect Hatha and Vinyasa-style yoga to be taught.  All levels welcome!  Modifications will be cued as necessary throughout this slow-flow experience.

    When should I arrive? 
    Class will BEGIN at 9:15.  Please arrive a few minutes early to settle your mind for a fruitful class.  

    How do I sign up?
    Please register below. If a first-time student, the Holy Yoga waiver can be filled out in person prior to class. 

    Class size is limited to the first 20 participants. 24-hour notice is preferred for drop-in participants. Child care is not available at this time. 

    For more information, contact: Cathy Lapinski | Women's Ministry Coordinator
     

     

  • +

    Fresh Start
     

    Fresh Start | Single Again Women’s Group

    Thursdays Beginning September 15
    7:00–8:45 p.m. | Currently Meeting on Zoom

    Women who are divorced, widowed or newly out of a relationship are invited to join in lively discussion on various topics where faith meets life. Come walk with us in Christian fellowship and engaging study.

    You will receive the Zoom link in your confirmation email.

     

  • +

    Professional Women's Small Group
     

    Professional Women’s Small Group

    Thursdays | 6:00–7:15 a.m. | Zoom Meeting

    Our professional women's group will be joining Women of Hope this fall in studying Better: A Study of Hebrews by Jen Wilkin. You can register in the Women of Hope section of this page, then select the Thursday morning time slot for your group. 

    We look forward to meeting you!

     

  • +

    Deeper Still Podcast
     

    Deeper Still | Podcast

    Season Three | Ephesians
    Seasons One & Two are available for download. 

    Listen here or on your favorite podcast platform!

    Hosted by Suanne Camfield, Deeper Still is a conversational-style podcast that alternates between taking deep dives into some books of the Bible and enjoying guests on a variety of spiritual topics along the way. 

    Deeper Still stems from the belief that God relentlessly and passionately pursues His people, inviting them into an ever-deepening relationship with Himself, with one another and with the world. Our hope at Deeper Still is that you'd experience more of God's presence in the midst of your everyday life. Your everyday chaotic, mundane, joyful, broken, messy, beautiful life. Because just when you think God might be done with you, He calls you to go deeper. And then He calls you to go Deeper Still.