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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


Sat, May 4 | Doors open at 8:00 event runs 8:30-11:30 AM | Barker Campus | $15

Is life feeling a bit cluttered? Is that disorderly closet calling your name or your messy junk drawer ready for an overhaul? Maybe too, there are items in your heart that need to be purged, or substances in your soul that need discarded. Ladies, our heart is God’s home, and perhaps it’s time for some spring cleaning. Join us for a fun and relational morning as we enjoy breakfast, giveaways and hear from special guest speakers, Cindy Vanhoff & Kelli Couch, who will not only “spark joy” and motivate us to tidy up around the house, but who will also challenge us to tackle some spring cleaning for our souls. Register today for $15. Registration deadline is May 2. $5 Late Fee after April 25. For more information contact Melissa Becker 208-964-9783, or Hester Christensen 509.232.0840,


WBS Spring 2019 | "Love Letters: Galatians & Ephesians

March 6 | Wednesdays | @VRL Barker Campus | 9:30 - 11:30AM | $7

Please join us for an exciting 10-week journey through the book of Galatians & Ephesians, written by the Apostle Paul. As we unpack these love letters, we will gain deeper appreciation for our salvation in Christ and our inheritance as His children. We will also be blessed each week as we hear live teaching from our VRL Women’s Teaching Team. Childcare is provided. Please register online. Study materials are $7 and can be purchased when you register and picked up on the first day of study.

Leader Contact: Hester Christensen



WBS Spring 2019 | "One in a Million" by Priscilla Shirer

March 12 | Tuesdays | Member Home | 6:30-8:30pm | Purchase of Materials Required

Please join us Tuesday evenings beginning March 12th as we dig into a seven-week study with Priscilla Shrier as she presents us with the opportunity to experience deliverance from strongholds, conquer our wilderness living, and claim our God-given inheritance. We will journey alongside the Israelites as we seek the abundant life God has waiting for those who will allow Him to take the lead in daily living.

Leader Contact: Tethra Wales | (301) 385-3547 |



Otis Orchards WBS Spring 2019| "The Shelter of God's Promises" by Sheila Walsh

March 19| Tuesdays | @Otis Orchards Campus | 6:15-7:45PM | Purchase of Materials Required

You know God's promises, but are they for you, are they for now, are they for this? If you look to your circumstances alone, it may seem that God has forgotten you. But He hasn't. He can't. And He wouldn't even if He could. God is the only promise maker who is alway a promise keeper. And God's promises will never fail you! This is a 10 week study meeting on Tuesday nights from 6:15-7:45 pm at the Otis Campus.

Leader Contact: Barb West

(509) 703-8134 |




Titus2 Mentoring -New Groups Forming Each Year

Accepting Applications November- January

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 watch for one of the Mentee Informational Meetings:

Mentee applications will be received starting November - January 15.

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

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 /


Wednesdays| 4:30-5:30pm 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 /


Thursdays | 8:30-9:00 am | VRL Room 105

If you enjoy line dancing, high energy worship music and just plain kicking up your heels as an expression of worship to God, put on your dancin’ shoes and come join with other ladies for 30 minutes of fun as we praise and worship from our heads to our toes.

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