Canadian Baptist of Western Canada

Women in Focus

Website: womeninfocusatcbwc.wordpress.com

Women in Focus is a ministry of the Canadian Baptists of Western Canada that offers women the encouragement and resources they need to grow in their love for God and His service.

 

Faye Reynolds, Director of Women’s Ministry

Phone: 403.381.2925
Email: freynolds@cbwc.ca

Faye coordinates Women in Focus, a leadership team that works across Western Canada to enrich and resource women within the CBWC. Faye writes resource materials, maintains communication with local churches, speaks at local and area retreats and coordinates training opportunities. She also advocates for the voice of women within the denominational leadership.

 Programs & Services

Gifted and Called Weekend Training Program – Women in Focus will come to your church and offer women a leadership training program.  This weekend course helps women:

  • Discover their areas of passion and joy
  • Learn practical leadership skills
  • See new possibilities for service in their community
  • Become alert to new ministry needs
  • Envision new ways of doing traditional ministries

Book by contacting freynolds@cbwc.ca

Empowered Through Spiritual Formation – This follow-up weekend is now ready for those who want to pursue the call of God on their lives more fully. In this material, we offer tools for Spiritual Formation and listening to the heart of God. We delve more deeply into matching your gifts with your personality type and ways to launch a new ministry. Facilitators are trained and ready to come to your church. Book by contacting freynolds@cbwc.ca

Mentoring and Spiritual Friendship

There continues to be an overwhelming need amongst women to find deeper heart connections with other women. Life is just too hard to go it alone and as we have become more transient and less connected to our nuclear families, there is a growing need for people to speak into our lives at many levels. Learning to be intentional in relationships is the focus of this two-day experience. You can request the manual from Faye Reynolds, or book the training event at freynolds@cbwc.ca

Courses – “Gender and Hope: Recovering God’s Dream for Humanity”. This course is 14 ½ hour sessions and is available on line upon request. If you can get four or more people who would like to study the Biblical response to women in ministry, contact Esther Myrna Sears msears@carey-edu.ca

Bible Study Materials – Each fall, Women in Focus produces a Bible study that can be used for any small group gathering of women or men and women.

Click here to view the latest studies.

Topics include:

  • Romans, part 1 and part 2
  • The Minor Prophets, part 1 and part 2
  • Theological themes on God – “God Talk”
  • The Character of Jesus
  • Images of God in The Lord’s Prayer
  • Psalm 23 Reflections
  • Galatians, Revelations
  • Baptist Distinctives in a Post-Modern Age
  • Life of Peter
  • Leadership of Joshua

Area Retreats – Each region offers women a spring or fall retreat to inspire their spiritual journey and build friendships.  These retreats help women fulfill their primary desire of connecting to other women and being known by one another.  They also encourage women to work in ways that make the church a more effective, caring community. Check our events page for updates at womeninfocusatcbwc.wordpress.com

The Great Canadian Bible Study – Each January, we participate in an annual Bible study with women across Canada as part of a fundraising project for Canadian Baptist Ministries. The study materials are provided for free, but we ask each participant to donate a Toonie or more toward our mission project. Plan for 2017 now as we look at the story of Tamar together.

The 2017 edition of the Great Canadian Bible Study is Tamar, The Righteous.  You can take part by going to the Women in Focus Blog.

From 2016 – 2018 the funds raised from across Canada will go toward the Women’s Literacy Project of the Canadian Baptist Ministries, helping women in Rwanda and the DRCongo learn to read.

Mission Projects – We continue to support Guardians of Hope/Kenya with retreat offerings and church projects. We would encourage you to sponsor a mission event to raise funds for helping women and children affected by HIV/AIDS.

Monthly e-letters – Short devotionals are sent out monthly via e-mail to women who request it.  It currently has a readership of about 400 women.  To join this network, contact freynolds@cbwc.ca

For more information, check out our website at womeninfocusatcbwc.wordpress.com or contact Faye Reynolds at freynolds@cbwc.ca