The Women’s Ministries at West Cannon seek to glorify God through prayerfully offering comprehensive ministries that encourage the women of West Cannon to grow in their relationship with God, to build friendships within the Body of Christ, to love their families, and to reach out into the community locally and internationally with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Our primary mission is to offer ministries to the women of West Cannon that engage, encourage, and equip them to do the work God has called them to do. We seek to challenge women to walk in the fullness of who God created them to be meeting their spiritual needs while encouraging fellowship around the Word of God which will prepare them to meet the needs of the women in their communities and those in their homes.
Hebrews 10:24-25 And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.
Our women’s bible studies are comprised of women intentionally gathering together to learn how to rightly divide the word of truth. These studies meet to encourage women to read and study the scriptures, so they are better equipped to think biblically using God’s Word as their authority.
2 Timothy 2:15 Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.
Women’s Connection Groups focus on spiritual growth through relationship by living life together in a way that honors God and helps us grow more into the image of Christ. Our primary mission is to encourage women in every season of life, as mature women share their lives and wisdom with younger women.
Titus 2:3-5 Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers or slaves to much wine. They are to teach what is good, and so train the young women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled.
MotherWell ministers to young mothers through the wisdom and fellowship of mature women gathering with younger women to encourage and equip them as mothers. The MotherWell Ministry seeks to strengthen and renew moms to navigate the everyday challenges of motherhood with joy, wisdom, and hope. This vital ministry helps women from the church and community raise and train their children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord, so they are better equipped to parent from a biblical worldview.
Proverbs 22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it. Click here to learn more about this program.
Grace at the Well (beginning in February)
Grace at the Well is a ministry to unmarried pregnant moms and unmarried mothers of newborns up to 6 months old. Grace at the Well offers hope, community, and encouragement to the moms in a 10 week support group format culminating in a baby shower/adoption party for those who attend 8 of the 10 meetings. Register here.
Psalm 139:13-14 “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.”
Through various service projects, the women of West Cannon embrace the joy of intentionally serving others together. Our passion is to see women get involved in the community, taking the Gospel of Jesus Christ to others outside of West Cannon.
Acts 20:35 In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’
Hospitality Care Ministry
Every one of us needs a little help at some point. Often these needs arise at critical moments of our lives: the birth of a baby, a wedding, or the loss of a loved one. Not all of us have large families living nearby. In these stressful moments we should be able to rely on our church family for comfort and support. The Hospitality Care Groups provide meals and showers for church members. That is why every female member at West Cannon is assigned to a Hospitality Care Group. Each group has a team leader who organizes meals for new mothers (including adoptive moms), women who have had serious injuries, and families with prolonged hospitalizations. Hospitality Care groups also help provide food for funeral luncheons for grieving families. If every lady takes her turn, each lady will only serve about twice a year. The Team Leaders should have contacted all members in their group by now. If you don't know who your leader is, or if you have a question about how the groups work, please click the link below for a list of the hospitality care groups. When requested for help, don't miss out on the wonderful privilege of sharing God’s grace and love through hospitality. (Adult Sunday school classes, and ministry teams assist Hospitality Care Groups by taking care of non-members with meals and showers.)
Romans 12:13 Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality.
Hospitality Care Ministry Policy
As a body of believers, God instructs us to contribute to the needs of the saints, to rejoice with those who rejoice, to weep with those who weep, to seek to show hospitality, and to do good to everyone, especially those who are of the household of faith (Romans 12:13, 15; Galatians 6:10; 1 Peter 4:9–10). Being motivated by love and grace to joyfully serve others to the glory of God, these verses will guide the Hospitality Care Teams to use their gifts to show love and care in the following forms.
1. Up to five meals will be provided for families who are members or regular attendees of West Cannon Baptist Church for the following reasons:
Mothers who have just had a baby.
Families who have just adopted a new baby or child.
Women who have undergone surgery, a serious illness, injury, or hospitalization. When chemotherapy or radiation therapy is involved, typically, groups rotate every other week with adult Sunday school class members.
Prolonged hospitalization of a child or husband.
2. Church showers are given for:
Brides or grooms who are members or regular attendees of West Cannon.
Brides or grooms whose parents are members or regular attendees of West Cannon and who have grown up at West Cannon.
First-time mothers who are members or regular attendees of West Cannon.
3. Funeral luncheons:
Funeral luncheons are provided for members or others as deemed appropriate by the Director of Senior Ministries and Care or Pastor/Teacher. The food is prepared and served by funeral luncheon teams.
The church will provide the main dish.
Various Hospitality Care Groups will be called on to provide salads, desserts, and other side dishes, as necessary.
4. The adult Sunday school classes may offer the following to all those who attend an adult Sunday school class:
Childcare, house cleaning, and other helpful acts for those class members in need.
Meal(s) when an immediate family member passes away. Providing food for the family, especially on the visitation days, is a wonderful way to show love and care. It is usually brought into the home or sometimes elsewhere if that works better for the family.
Meals outside of the Hospitality Care Team Policies' scope may also be provided as the adult Sunday school class Care Teams deem necessary.
Have an idea for an Event?
If you have an idea for an event, please fill out the online form below and it will go to the Director of Women's Ministries for evaluation.