Spiritual Life

headshot-femaleCarolyn Taylor  –  Chairman

Email Carolyn:  yotaylor@earthlink.net

 

Welcome to Spiritual Life Ministry! 

Scripture Emphasis for 2016-2017

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.  – Galatians 5:22-23

Goals for Spiritual Life Ministry

To help bring the women in our churches to a deeper commitment to Christ and to  seek to advance their spiritual growth through:

  • Consistent personal Bible study and prayer
  • Group Bible study and prayer
  • Family and personal worship
  • Regular church attendance and observance of the Lord’s Day
  • Spiritual Mentoring with other women
  • Observance of ARP WM  Annual Prayer Emphasis Program
  • Observance of World Day of Prayer (first Friday in March)
  • Observance of National Day of Prayer (first Thursday in May)

To seek to lead the women in our churches to a better understanding of “total stewardship” by encouraging faithful stewardship of their:

  • time
  • talent
  • possessions

Other goals set by your Presbyterial or local church

Spiritual Life Ministry Resources

www.arpwm.org is the website for ARP Women’s Ministries.  This well-maintained site is full of information about the many aspects of ARP Women’s Ministries.

The Christian Education Ministries office is located in the ARPCenter at One Cleveland Street,  Greenville,  SC, 29601.  Their website is www.cem@arpsynod.org.  This is a good resource for information about training/materials and speakers.

www.arpbookstore.com is operated by Christian Education Ministries and is a great place to find printed materials for personal or group use.  Also, the WM recommended Bible study books can be ordered here.

The ARP Magazine, www.arpmagazine.org , includes a Women’s Ministries section.  The annual Prayer Emphasis Program is printed in the November issue.

www.arpwmcoor@arpsynod.org is the website for Elizabeth Burns, ARP WM Coordinator.  Contact Elizabeth for information about Women’s Ministries or as a possible speaker.

For information about the World Day of Prayer or the National Day of Prayer go to their respective websites: www.wdpusa.org and www.nationaldayofprayer.org .

www.BibleGateway.com  is a website that gives many plans for reading through the entire Bible.  Some are oriented to begin in January, but others can be started at any time.

Please feel free to contact me for additional information, suggestions for suggested programs/events, speakers, other resources, etc;   Barbara Sherrill, PO Box 182, Flat Rock, NC 28731; 828-698-4789,  dalesherrill@bellsouth.net.  I would like very much to hear about the things your Presbyterial or local church is doing in the area of Spiritual Life Ministry.

ARP WM Spiritual Life Recommended Reading List

Devotionals

Abundant Life Day Book, Nancy Guthrie

Beside Still Waters, Charles Spurgeon

Heart Aflame, John Calvin

Holiness, Day By Day, Jerry Bridges

My Father’s World,  Philip Graham Ryken

One Year Book of Hope, Nancy Guthrie

Pierced By the Word, John Piper

Valley of Vision, Arthur Bennett

Prayer

A Praying Life, Paul Miller

A Way to Pray, Matthew Henry

Developing A Healthy Prayer Life, Joel Beeke

Pray with Your Eyes Open, Pratt, Richard, Jr.

Prayer: A Biblical Perspective, Eric Alexander

Praying the Saviour’s Way, Derek Thomas

Studies/Christian Living/Women’s Ministry

Beeke, Joel

  • Family Worship
  • The Epistles of John

Bridges, Jerry

  • Respectable Sins

Butterfield, Rosario C.

  • Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert

Doriani, Daniel

  • Women and Ministry: What the Bible Teaches

Duncan, Ligon

  • Women’s Ministry in the Local Church

Eastin, Staci

  • The Organized Heart: a Woman’s Guide to Conquering Chaos

Eggerichs, Emerson

  • Love and Respect

Elliot, Elisabeth

  • Discipline: The Glad Surrender
  • Let Me Be a Woman
  • Shadow of the Almighty

Ferguson, Sinclair

  • Discovering God’s Will
  • Grow in Grace
  • In Christ Alone

Fitzpatrick, Elyse

  • A Steadfast Heart
  • Because He Loves Me
  • Helper by Design: God’s Perfect Plan for Marriage
  •  Idols of the Heart
  • Overcoming Fear, Worry and Anxiety
  • The Empty Nest
  • Women Helping Women

Ganz, Nancy

  • Genesis: A Commentary for Children

George, Elizabeth

  • A Woman after God’s Own Heart
  • A Woman’s Call to Prayer
  • Life Management for Busy Women

Guthrie, Nancy

  • Be still My Soul
  • Holding on to Hope
  • Lamb of God: Seeing Jesus in Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers & Deuteronomy
  • Promised One: Seeing Jesus in Genesis
  • Son of David: Seeing Jesus in the Old Testament

Hughes, Barbara

  • Disciplines of a Godly Woman

Hunt, Susan

  • By Design
  • Leadership for Women in the Church
  • Legacy of Biblical Womanhood
  • Paul’s Letters to Maturing Churches
  • Prayers of the Bible
  •  Spiritual Mothering
  •  True Woman

James, Carolyn Custis

  • Lost Women of the Bible

Keller, Timothy

  • Every Good Endeavor
  •  The Meaning of Marriage
  •  The Reason for God

Kimmel, Tim

  • Grace Based Parenting

Miller, C. John

  • Come Back Barbara
  •  Repentance: A Daring Call to Real Surrender

Miller, Paul

  • Love Walked Among Us: Learning to Love Like Jesus

Miller, Rose Marie

  • From Fear to Freedom

Nielson, Kathleen B.

  • Bible Study: Following the Ways of the Word
  • Proverbs: The Ways of Wisdom

Peace, Martha

  • Damsels in Distress: Biblical solutions for Problems Women Face

Piper, John

  • Finally Alive

Piper, Noel

  • Faithful Women and their Extraordinary God

Stott, John

  • Christian Leadership

Tripp, Paul David

  • Lost in the Middle: Midlife and the Grace of God