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VRL Women’s Ministry is the perfect opportunity for you to connect with other women in our church community. We admit to being imperfect, Jesus-loving, authentic women who desire to partner with you on this adventurous, yet sometimes difficult, walk of faith. You will discover a welcoming environment where women follow Jesus as Lord, friendships are developed, and laughter is contagious.

Women’s Ministry offers a dynamic MOMS GROUP where the busyness of this season in life can be shared and enjoyed with other moms. Inspiring BIBLE STUDIES & trustworthy SMALL GROUPS provide opportunity for growth—in deepening your relationship with Christ, and in fellowship with other women on the same journey. PRAYER AND WORSHIP GROUPS set aside dedicated time weekly to pray and honor the Lord. Our MENTORING MINISTRY desires to connect Christian women to come alongside you with wisdom and encouragement in your commitment to walk by faith, not by sight. SPECIAL EVENTS throughout the year provide additional opportunities to gather as women of God—to celebrate and discover how to stand firm on this adventure of faith.

There are several ways you can take your next step in joining other women within the VRL church family. We invite you to consider a place where you can belong and do real life together with other women.


Need more information: contact the Women's Ministry Lead, Hester Christensen at 509.232.0840 or email her at

Titus2 Mentoring

Accepting Applications November 15, 2018 - January 15, 2019

Titus2 Mentoring Women is a transforming discipleship journey for women who desire to grow deeper in their relationship with God. If you’re ready to take your next step in the adventure of faith, if you’re ready to be challenged and deepen your commitment to Christ—and do so with a loving community of women—then Titus2 is for you! Convenient monthly meetings, conducive to the group’s needs, make it flexible so women in all seasons and stages of life can participate.

One Mentor guides five to six women for 10 months in a small group setting. This Mentor helps nurture spiritual partnership, cultivate accountability and encourage development. Titus2 includes journaling, prayer, Bible study, scripture memory, and discussion of a relevant topic each month.

THE MENTOR: God’s Word is very specific about “older women equipping and training younger women” (Titus 2:3-5), encouraging them, challenging them and loving them. If you feel called to be a Mentor and would like more information about this opportunity to invest in the lives of women, please contact Terina, at or Hester at (Mentor applications are received September & October.)

THE MENTEE: If you’re a woman hungering for more depth and who desires to be mentored, please mark your calendars for one of the Mentee Informational Meetings: November 15th or 18th for 30 minutes following each service.

Mentee applications will be received starting November 15, 2018. Application deadline is January 15, 2019.

Cost ranges from $50-$150 depending on book choice.


    WBS Winter 2019 | "Voice of the Heart" by Chip Dodd

    January 15| Tuesdays | @VRL Barker Campus | 6:30-8:15pm | Purchase of Materials Required

    Looking for more out of life? Ever struggle with resentment, apathy, self-pity, pride and depression, anxiety, rage , shame or lust? Dive into a study that reveals how to live from the heart God has given you, to be present with Him, yourself and others in authentic relationship , and to move toward the gifts of healing, courage, passion, wisdom, faith, and more. This study guides us through our 8 basic emotions , their gifts ,and impairments. The insights gained , when applied, are life changing. Begins 1/15/2019 and runs for 9 weeks. The book for the class Voice of the Heart by Chip Dodd can be ordered on line from amazon, but the workbook will need to be purchased the first day of class for an additional $15.

    Leader Contact: Charissa Phillips

    (509) 944-5191 |




    WBS Winter 2019 | "The Quest" by Beth Moore

    January 15 | Tuesdays | Member Home | 6:30-8:30pm | Purchase of Materials Required

    Join us Tuesday evenings for 8 weeks as we begin a new year together in fellowship and His Word. We will join with Beth Moore and delve into Scripture to explore how God created us to seek after Him-a God who desires to be found and known. In this lifelong quest of faith, learn to develop your intimacy with Him and embrace the adventure that comes with living a life for God.

    Leader Contact: Tethra Wales

    (301) 385-3547 |


    WBS Winter 2019 | "Steadfast Love" by Lauren Chandler

    January 9 | Wednesdays | @VRL Barker Campus | 9:30 - 11:30AM | Purchase of Materials Required

    There are times when worship overflows effortlessly from a heart full of gratitude and prasie and there are times when God seems far, and we feel we have nothing to offer. Join us Wednesday morningis starting January 9th, from 9:30am-11:30am for a 7 week adventure as we study Pslams 107. It is a call to worship. It reminds us that each seaon of life is an opportunity to reveal the anchor of our souls. We will learn to face each season of life with courage and trust in Jesus. For there is no fear for the one who fears the Lord, the one whose soul is anchored in His steadfast love.

    Leader Contact: Hester Christensen




    Otis Orchards WBS Winter 2019| "Armor of God" by Priscilla Shirer

    January 15| Tuesdays | @Otis Orchards Campus | 6:15-7:45PM | Purchase of Materials Required

    All day, every day, an invisible war rages around you - unseen, unheard, yet felt throughout every aspect of your life. A devoted, devilish enemy seeks to wreak havoc on everything that matters to you: your heart, your mind, your marriage, your children, your relationships, your resilience, your dreams, your destiny. But his battle plan depends on catching you unaware and unarmed. If you're tired of being pushed around and caught with your guard down, this study if for you.

    Leader Contact: Barb West

    (509) 703-8134 | email>



    WBS Winter 2019 | "Job: A Story of Unlikely Joy" by Lisa Harper

    January 18 | Fridays (Meets Bi-Weekly) |@Members Home | 6:30-8:30PM | Purchase of Materials Required

    Joy is the constant companion of the woman who trusts in the Lord. And while you can find it in friends, family, and circumstances, unfailing, persistent joy will only ever overflow from your relationship with Jesus. Just ask Job, the man from Uz who clung to God’s goodness while all his worldly joys were stripped away. But how is it possible to hold onto such joy in times of sorrow? In this 7-session study by Lisa Harper, held every other Friday evening in a private residence in the Spokane Valley, from 6:30pm-8:30pm January 18th-April 26th, discover the redemptive side to Job’s story of suffering. Learn to use pain to strengthen your faith, point others to the gospel, and remember God’s providence will never take you to a place where His grace will not sustain you.

    Leader Contact : Kimberly Sonko

    (509) 413-6389 |





    2nd Friday starting in January | 5:30-7:30 PM | Group Leader's Home

    Do you desire to connect with other women? Do you love food? Join us for IF: Table, hosted monthly at different homes in the Valley. While enjoying a meal together, we engage in meaningful conversation, all in a welcoming environment where you can belong. Childcare is not provided. Entrée provided. Please bring a side dish or dessert.

    Contact Denita Donnelly

    509.954.6231 or email.


    1st Thursday starting in January | 6:30-8:30 PM | Group Leader's Home

    Do you desire to connect with other women? Do you love food? Join us for IF: Table, hosted monthly at different homes in the Valley. While enjoying a meal together, we engage in meaningful conversation, all in a welcoming environment where you can belong. Childcare is not provided. Entrée provided. Please bring a side dish or dessert.

    Contact Terri Alvarado

    509.995.0139 or email.


    Various Days

    Valley Real Life Moms gather together at the church for playdates every First Monday (Starting October 1st, 2018) of each month at 10:30am. We also meet quarterly for Mom Night Out events at various locations and times during the year. If you would like to connect with other moms and form new friendships during this full, yet rewarding season of life, you have found the right place. We encourage you to invite other moms from our church and the community to join us as well.

    Please contact one of the leaders for more information, to join the group and to get the most up-to-date schedule. You can also find us on Facebook! Just search for "Valley Real Life Moms".

    For more information, contact :

    Leader: Michelle Cordill

    509.294.5780 /

    Leader: Blair Lingbloom

    509.724.1477 /


    Thursdays | 9-10am | VRL

    The power of prayer is undeniable. The power of praying together is incredible. Will you join us? Come and connect during this dedicated time each week as we unite in prayer—for our families, our loved ones, our church and anything else God places on our hearts. Childcare is not provided.

    Leader: Kate Mullin

    509.362.2420 /


    Dates and Times TBD | Call for location

    Come and connect with other moms who have students in Kindergarten through College. We would love to have you join us as we set aside time each week to pray for our children, their schools and their teachers. Call Leader for location.

    Leader: Janelle Rubright

    509.701.4743 /


    Thursdays | 1:30-2:30pm Worship | Call for location

    Love to make a joyful noise? We gather each week, devoted to adore and worship the Lord through a time filled with prayer, song and dance. Sincere, authentic and heartfelt describe our intentions as we seek to glorify God in our time together. Childcare is not provided.

    Leader: Brenda Gross

    805.901.5804 /

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