...Like a tree planted by streams of water...

         Psalm 1:1-3

Women's Ministry

Refiner's Fire

A book by Kay West

John and Kay West were missionaries in southern Africa almost seven years. Kay's first book, Refiner's Fire, is based on their experiences. Purchase proceeds help Swaziserve Missions.


Bridgeway Women's Bible Studies

Bible Studies are imperative in strengthening our walk with God and helping us to live out His image.

Fall/Winter 2019

All are welcome any time! Contact the leaders below for details and sign up for the studies that fit your schedule. Watch this site for updates and new studies as they occur or contact a leader.

Tuesday Evening at 6:30 PM (3 Bible Studies)

Study 1- Crazy Love by Frances Chan. $10 for workbook. This is a ten-lesson study that meets every other Tuesday starting Sept. 3rd with a welcome dinner, ending Dec. 17th with a potluck dinner; 6:30-8:00 PM, at Bridgeway Community Church. This study will challenge believers to shift lukewarm beliefs into a radical love for the Bible, Jesus and lost people. Contact Suzanne Jones if you'd like to join, [email protected] or 602-206-7251.

Study 2- Determined - Living Like Jesus by Heather Dixon. $15 for Study Guide. This group is switching to alternating Tuesdays, Sept. 10 - Dec.17. They meet offsite at Theronda Schieke's home, 6:30-8:00 PM. Contact Melinda Coate if you want to join this group, [email protected] or 480-215-0312.

Study 3- Titus - a Godly Life by Timothy Chester. The truth about the gospel brings life - then changes life. And that "good life" glorifies God! Workbook $8. This is a five-lesson study that meets every other Tuesday starting October 1st, 6:30-8:00 PM, at Bridgeway Community Church. Contact Margaret Reis if you'd like to join, [email protected] or 480-652-9768.

Thursday Morning at 9:00 AM

Study 4- Indwelling Life of Christ will continue through 8/22.

Heaven by Randy Alcorn. 9/5-10/24. Contact Pam for details on workbook.

The Bible - starting 10/31. This group will begin a two-year process of reading through the entire Bible. Anyone can jump in with this at any time!

This group meets Thursdays, 9:00-11:00 AM at Bridgeway Community Church. For details contact Pam Brumitt, 480-220-5458, [email protected], or Melody Lambros, 480-220-7894, [email protected].

Friday Morning at 9:00 AM

Study 5- This group will come back together starting on 9/6 and complete Galatians: Gospel Matters from the Good Book series by Tim Keller. (They have 4 sessions left in this study.)

A Nancy Guthrie study, TBD, will be chosen next so watch this site for details. This group meets at 9AM, Fridays at BCC. Contact Debborah Charboneau, 602-686-5594, or [email protected].

A Word from Kris...

I encourage you to find a study that interests you and fits your schedule. If you are having difficulty finding a time that fits, please let me know, [email protected], so that we can address your needs in the future.

Also, to do continued Bible studies on your own, you might want to check out the W.O.R.D. method as described at https://asymphonyofpraise.com/blog/my-process-for-inscribing-the-word. I encourage you to explore this easy but fruitful method for spending time in our Lord's Word. Erika sends out a link for a new study subject each month or you can explore any book of the Bible using this method once you get comfortable with it. Erika is going through the entire Bible in 2019, but you could start her process on your own schedule.

Other Events for 2019-2020

Bible Reflection Series

Reflections on God Series:

This series began at the Women's Kickoff and will continue through the end of 2019 and into 2020. Date details are:
  • Second - October 12th, 2:00-4:15PM - Looking in the Rearview Mirror: What Pursues You?
  • Third - January 11th - Reflecting God to a Wanting World: How Do They See God IN You?
  • There will be a refresher overview in the mid-spring of 2020 (Date TBD)
  • Fourth - in Series - Weekend Retreat, June 12-14, Spirit in the Desert Retreat Center in Carefree. Seeing Ourselves in a Mirror, Clothed in Grace. Watch for registration details here.
Other Events

Prayer Ministry Opportunities:

  • Praying for Women: Third Wednesday each month (August 21st, September 18th, October 16th, November 20th and December 18th), 9:00 AM, in Women's Ministry office. All welcome. Contact Lori Porter at [email protected].
  • Moms in Prayer Group: Pray for adult prodigals, Mondays, 8:00-9:00 AM, in the Women's Ministry office. Contact Kari Hughes, [email protected].
  • Prayer Email Group: Sign up to receive them and/or send a request or praise to Lori Porter at [email protected].

Social Events:

Mark your calendars and watch the bulletin for RSVP & location details.
  • Ladies' Night Out: Monday, September 23rd, 5:30 at YC's Mongolian Grill at 752 W. Elliot Rd. Tempe, 85284 (Kyrene/Elliot, NW corner west of the corner a bit). Choose your own stir fry ingredients. Contact Kris Black, txt 602-625-9355 or email at [email protected] to RSVP.
  • Christmas Celebration Event: Saturday, December 7th.
  • In 2020 we are planning a movie/dinner night and a mini-golf outing.

Fitness class:

Saturdays, 9AM - 10AM at BCC starting September 14th through October 12th. Alicia Patriquin will lead us in some stretching and fitness exercises, [email protected].