Women's Ministry Virtual Open House

Get Connected with Women's Ministry! Watch this message from our new Women's Ministry Director, Jen Gerber.

Interested in helping with Women's Ministry?

Learn more about GATHER Events from Anna Zieglar! Our first event is September 26. Register here!

Laura Johnson will tell you about Bible Studies offered throughout the year. Register for fall Studies here.

Learn more about M.O.M.S. (Moms Offering Moms Support) from Jessica Mann! Our first meeting this fall will be September 10. Contact  . You can also connect to the M.O.M.S. Facebook Group to join us online!

“Mentoring is a discipleship relationship that focuses on equipping younger believers for the work of ministry so that they grow in maturity and unity in the faith with the ultimate goal of glorifying God.” From “Growing Together” by Melissa B. Kruger
We are recommending is “Growing Together: Taking Mentoring Beyond Small Talk and Prayer Requests” by Melissa Kruger as a guide for spiritual conversations in mentoring.
High Quest
Groups of three to five women will be forming. High Quest helps you know Christ and be transformed to be more like Christ.
**Special Opportunity: A current High Quest group that is halfway through the series is seeking additional members. This is best for a woman who began High Quest in the past, but was unable to finish the series, or someone who has been through the series and would like to be part of a High Quest group again.
Let Sue Jackson get you connected: .

Did you know we are praying for you? Learn more about how we value prayer in Women's Ministry from Pam Scott.

Save the Date!

September 26, 2020, 9:00am
Women's Ministry Gather Event
November 10, 2020, 7:00pm
Women's Missions Night
December 4, 2020, 6:30pm
Women's Christmas Celebration
January 16, 2021, 9:00am
Women's Ministry Gather Event
March 13, 2021, 9:00am
Women's Ministry Gather Event
April 23, 2021, 6:30pm
Breath of Fresh Air (Community and Creativity)

Fall 2020 Bible Studies

What better way to keep our focus on the Lord, instead of our circumstances, during these times of uncertainty than to immerse ourselves in Truth – the Truth of God’s Word. Join a Fall Bible study and be strengthened for whatever lies ahead! Note that the start date and location for each study differ.
Register by August 30 to receive a study guide to prepare for the first class.

Daniel: Part 1 - Living Out a Biblical Worldview (Precept Upon Precept)

9-week study via online Zoom meetings
Starts Thursday, September 10
Time options: 9:30 AM –10:45 AM or 6:30-7:45 PM

Threatened with death, Daniel stuck to his guns and refused to adopt a pagan lifestyle. His worldview had God at the center and he lived it out even under extreme pressure to change. Learn to adopt a biblical worldview and adhere to it even when it's not the norm. Register online or contact Lynny Wegman at or 309-824-6598 (cell/text). Pay for workbook online or upon receipt from leader. Traditional workbook (NASB or ESV) $18.00 or In and Out workbook (less homework, NASB or ESV) $14.00.

Who Do You Say that I AM? - A Fresh Encounter for Deeper Faith (Moody)

8-week study held at EWO Bible Church
Starts Thursday, September 17, 6:30 – 8:30 PM

Jesus wants to know, "Who do you say that I AM?" How we answer defines our lives both now and forever. This study of the "I AM" statements of Jesus will help women move from knowing about Him to knowing Him personally. Guiding the reader through significant questions Jesus asks in the Gospels—and the answers He himself provides—this study will help you:
• Realize the truth of who Jesus really is
• Grow in your ability to trust God and rely on Him fully
• Find the calm and peace promised in Scripture despite life circumstances.

Register online. Pay for study guide ($12.00) online or upon receipt from leader (TBD).

Growing in the Christian Life - A Guide to James (Stonecroft Ministries)

8-week study held at EWO Bible Church
Starts Thursday, October 1, 9:00 – 11:00 AM

Gather with other women to explore James’ handbook for godly life practices. You will see how James connects faith with behavior that is based on God's principles. Each chapter includes questions to provoke your thinking and generate meaningful conversation, Scripture verses for you to investigate, and prayers to connect you with God.

Register online or contact Tonya Southwood at or 309-287-4542 (cell/text). Pay for study guide ($8.00) online or upon receipt from leader.


High Quest Discipleship Groups

Are you interested in meeting with a group of three to five women weekly who seek to develop a transforming, lifelong relationship with Christ? High Quest offers a series of studies designed to help you know Christ, be transformed to be more like Christ and share Christ with others. You will develop spiritual practices, study scripture and discover truth as you share your journey with a small group of women. Each group will have a group facilitator to coordinate the group and lead the discussion. Groups set their own schedule and location. Women at every age and stage of spiritual maturity will appreciate and benefit from this discipleship program. This study is suited to all types of groups, peer groups, mixed groups and mentoring groups. New groups are forming. Sign up to be a group facilitator or participant. Workbook $10. For more information, contact Sue Jackson


M.O.M.S. (Moms Offering Moms Support) meets monthly (the second Thursday of each month) from 6:30–8:30pm. Calling all moms of infants through elementary school aged kids...come be recharged and encouraged! Contact Jessica ( ) for more information or join the M.O.M.S. Facebook Group to connect with us online!

Fall 2020 Meeting Dates:

September 10, October 8, November 12, December 10
Due to COVID-19 Restrictions, there will be NO CHILDCARE this fall.