Women's Ministry

Women's Ministry

The Women's Ministry at Grace Baptist Church exists to glorify God by upholding the biblical role of womanhood in ministries of compassion and discipleship through prayer, guidance, training, and encouragement.  Our aim is to lead Christ-like lives as we embrace our God-given roles in the family, church, and community.    

Specifically, the ministry is designed to help women:


  • Ladies Spring Retreat:  We gather together at a retreat center for an overnight stay.  We share meals, laugh together, share sorrows, play games, take walks, enjoy spa time and devotions.
  • Regular Fellowship Outings: Day trips to some special destination together, usually ending with a meal together.


  • Home Bible Studies for small groups of women
  • Summer Group Study for women at the church, topic dealing with women’s issue (see below for more information on our next study).
  • Annual Women of the Word Conference: On the first Saturday each November, we hold a free conference designed just for women with a key note speaker and break out sessions on relevant topics for women (lunch included).  Contact Jamie Theobald if you would like more information about past or future Conferences.


  • Titus 2 ministry:  An older woman mentors another to help her with any area of need, whether it be spiritual, mothering, showing hospitality, housekeeping…any topic.  All topics will be approached from the Biblical perspective with the goal that she would grow towards becoming a woman who pleases God. Contact Brenda Haywood if you are interested in being involved in our Titus 2 ministry.
  • Biblical Counseling: If you're ever feeling like there is no hope and don't know where to turn , please don't try and figure it out on your own. God has given us His word and other women to help us. Here at Grace Baptist, we have women that can come along side you and give you answers to life's difficult problems.  Contact Stacie Gibson if you are interested in receiving or learning to give Biblical counseling.


  • Plan and execute any task that the Elders or Deacons have asked the Women’s Ministry Team to undertake.
  • Hospitality - Host Fellowship Dinners and times of fellowship and refreshments after special services.
  • Plan and Host an Annual Winter Dinner for the whole church family
  • Plan Quarterly Fellowship Dinners
  • Administer Grace Fellowship Groups
  • Minister in various compassionate ways to families who have lost a loved one (flowers, funeral dinner, other grief support)
  • [Wo]manning the Nursery during church services and functions


Women's Summer Discipleship: Philippians

When: Fridays, 10:00 - 11:30 am
Where: GBC, Multipurpose Classroom
Begins: July 7, 2017
Ends: August 25, 2017
Who: Females of all ages (Childcare is Available!)
Teacher: Stacie Gibson
Materials: Philippians:Shining with Joy workbook by Steve Lawson (Please order and bring your own copy)

If you would like to be more joyful, and for your church to be more joyful, these seven studies in the book of Philippians will show you how to live with hope no matter what your circumstances. Written from a prison cell by a man with an uncertain immediate future, Philippians is a torrent of joy, with its source in the wonderful gospel. Study Philippians to discover how to shine with joy.


  • Why study Philippians?
  • 1. Finishing what he started (1 v 1-11)
  • 2. To live is Christ, to die is gain (1 v 12-30)
  • 3. A high call to a humble life (2 v 1-11, 19-30)
  • 4. Sanctification 101 (2 v 12-18)
  • 5. The new confidence of a new citizenship (3 v 1-21)
  • 6. Pursuing peace (4 v 1-9)
  • 7. Living above the circumstances (4 v 10-23)

8th Annual Women of the Word Conference
Topic: Psalms of Refreshment
October 28, 2017

SolaWomen of all ages, please plan to attend the 8th Annual Women of the Word Conference at Grace Baptist Church in Dansville, NY. 

We are pleased to announce that Sola Prince will be our conference speaker this year. Sola is the Women’s & Music Coordinator for Alfred Almond Bible Church in Almond, NY where she has served for 32 years alongside her late husband, John Prince. Sola is the mother of 7 children; she also has 5 grandchildren. She homeschooled all of her children with the youngest now 17. 

Sola appreciates the creative aspects of God and delights in his gifts through music and art. She is the worship coordinator at her church and a portrait artist. She also enjoys creating pottery and playing tennis. Her life’s passion is to love the Lord with all her heart, soul, mind, and strength (Mark 12:30); and she loves to encourage others to do the same. 


The conference will be held October 28, 2017 from 8:30 am - 2:00 pm.  The conference and lunch are provided free of charge, by the women of Grace Baptist Church. 

Please stay tuned for more details as they emerge.


8:30-8:50        Registration and Refreshments
8:50-9:00        Welcome and Worship
9:00-10:00      Psalms of Praise and Wisdom
10:00-10:30    Break
10:30-11:30    Psalms of Sorrow
11:30-12:45    Lunch
12:45-1:45      Psalms of Ascent and Thanksgiving
2:00                Dismissal

Below, please find an online registration form for your convenience. 

WOW Conference Online Registration

Women of the Word Conference Registration

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Upcoming Events for Women

Women's Ministry Team

The Women's Ministry Team is made up of four members who pray together for the other women in the church, encourage each other in our personal ministries, and to think strategically about women's ministry in our local church.  The team's purpose is to co-ordinate and initiate the various aspects of women's ministry, and to equip other ladies for the work of Christ-centered ministry.  The job of the team is to help all of the women of the church to be active participants in ministry.  If any member of the ministry team can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact them.

Brenda Haywood
Stacie Gibson
Jamie Theobald
Gale Varney

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