SBC of Virginia Women’s Ministry is excited to share that this year has brought a significant rise in attendance at events.
In February, Swift Creek Baptist Church in Midlothian, VA hosted an SBCV regional Equip conference. Equip events are designed to draw women together to worship, experience biblical instruction, and dig deeper into God’s Word. Speaker Nicki Koziarz addressed 400-some women, encouraging them in their identity in Christ.
The same month, the Ministerio de Mujeres (SBCV Hispanic Women’s Ministry) held Equipada at Staples Mill Road Baptist Church in Glen Allen, where almost 300 women attended and heard from Jeanine Martinez de Urrea. Her teaching focus was “Courageous and Firm in the Faith.”
“Our desire with the SBCV Mujeres Team is to train and equip Hispanic women in the correct use of Scripture, to help them grow spiritually, and to impact women in their churches and communities,” explained Laura Guardia, SBCV Hispanic Ministry consultant for women and children. “We see women all over the state thirsty to learn how to use the Word of God with confidence and to teach other woman and impact their families. We pray that the Lord will raise up an army of Hispanic women who love God, who have the desire to go deeper into the Word of God, and who want to train and equip other women around them.”
In March, River Oak Church in Chesapeake hosted author and Bible teacher Lisa Harper. As registration soared to over 900, one thing was certain—women of Virginia were ready to gather for worship, to study God’s Word, and to fellowship with each other.
“It is an incredible sight to see so many women eager to study God’s Word and with a craving for connection with others who are doing the same,” noted Dawn Spicer, Women’s Ministry coordinator at River Oak. “What joy to experience their hunger for Truth when it could be so many other things in this world! God is indeed moving in miraculous ways.”
If you’ve been keeping track, that’s nearly 1,600 women who have been reached since March—and that’s just the first quarter of 2022! The SBCV Women’s Ministry Team has several events planned to offer worship, instruction, and fellowship in the remainder of 2022 and in 2023!