women’s ministry

Women's Ministry at Joy desires that all women experience life to the fullest as believers in Jesus Christ. We offer a wide variety of opportunities to encourage women in their spiritual growth and help them connect with others. It is our goal that every woman be: embraced by God's grace, empowered by His Spirit, established in His Word and engaged in serving others.

For more information about events, call the church office at 623-561-0500.

coming up

Woman to WomanWe meet Thursdays at 9:00 AM in The Bridge for refreshments, a brief devotion and fellowship before breaking into Bible studies. Once a month we also enjoy a guest speaker prior to our class time. See the description on the right for more details.

Life Course

“Wonder of Womanhood” is the foundational study in the TitusTouch Biblical Womanhood mentoring series, which is based on Titus 2:3-5. Wednesdays at 6:30 PM.

Women's RetreatOur annual Women's Retreat will be held April 25 - 27 at Spirit in the Desert in Carefree, Arizona, just 34 minutes from the Joy campus. This scenic retreat center is nestled in the foothills of the High Sonoran Desert and provides modern, comfortable accommodations with meeting facilities and amenities within easy walking distances.

You can reserve accommodations for two nights' lodging, programming, and meals or just daytime programming and meals with a $25 deposit (non-refundable). Final payment is due 30 days prior to the retreat. Don't delay, rooms will be going fast! Click here for the brochure. Contact Linda.Swanson@joyonline.org or call 623-561-0500 or stop at the Women's Ministry table between services any Sunday.

bible studies for women

Our Women’s Bible Studies are open to women of all ages, interests and backgrounds. You need not be a member of Joy to attend. It is a great place to make new friends, laugh, sing and grow. You can pre-register for any class or childcare by calling Linda Swanson at 623-561-0500 or emailing Linda.Swanson@joyonline.org.

Childcare, for infants through age five, is located in Kid Kountry and is offered for mothers or grandmothers who are attending Woman to Woman Bible studies. Pre-registration for childcare is highly recommended.


Woman to Woman

Woman to Woman meets on Thursdays at 9:00 AM in The Bridge. Newcomers are always welcome. We start with refreshments, a brief devotion and fellowship. Once a month we also enjoy a guest speaker prior to our class time. At 9:45 AM we offer the following three Bible studies:

HERE and NOW…THERE and THEN is a Beth Moore video/workbook series on Revelation. In these 11 sessions, Beth attempted to research the knowledge and wisdom of God-seeking and God-fearing scholars through multiple commentaries and perspectives and in doing so, has attempted to translate some of their interpretations into layman's terms and applications. Led by Judy Price.

Study of the Chumash is an in-depth study of the first five books of the Old Testament. Led by Lynette Vatsaas.

S.M.I.L.E.S. We as Christians have much to smile about, yet we sometimes forget that the source of joy, peace and contentment is found in Jesus and His promises. This non-threatening class will require a daily devotional such as the popular "Jesus Calling" or "Jesus Lives" by Sarah Young and a simple journal or notebook. Each week as we get to know one another, we will record and discuss what we have read and the practical and personal way it applies to our lives. Led by Ginny Wheeler.


3-D (Diet, Discipline & Discipleship)

Led by Sandra Lockwood and Sharon Gallego Sundays at 9:45 AM in Room 301. If you are on a journey of reclaiming your life for God, or rediscovering your true self after a period of living "out of control" in some way, you may need this wisdom! Learn how to make every day a new beginning.


Sunday Bible Study: Matthew

The Study of Matthew, the first Gospel writer who stressed the Jewish fulfillment of Jewish prophecy through Jesus. Led by Sharon Gallego Sundays at 11:00 AM in Room 301.


Wednesday Evening life course

Titustouch Biblical Womanhood: “Wonder of Womanhood” is the foundational study in the TitusTouch Biblical Womanhood mentoring series, which is based on Titus 2:3-5. Written especially for busy women, this workbook is interactive and filled with life stories that relate to virtually every woman in every stage of life, featuring Memory Verses, Treasure Statements, Scripture Searches and Reflective Thoughts. Come join us as we learn and grow in our faith! $15 workbook required. Led by Lisa Santagate.

fun & crafts

Dress a Girl Around the World

Meets in the Worship Center Lobby-East on Thursdays at 11:45 AM. Bring a pillowcase and make a dress for girls in Africa and India. Call Mae Jackson for details. 602-938-4269 or maej2@cox.net.


Bridge Group

Come alone or bring your spouse Thursdays at 11:45 AM in the Worship Center Lobby-West. Beginning to advanced players are welcome. Call Sharon at 602-978-0166 for more information.

We pray you experience the love and joy of Jesus Christ every time you're here. We want to help you connect more deeply with this community of faith and join us as we live out our three priorities: Serving Others, Building Followers, and Walking Humbly with God.


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