EMPOWER (VBF Women’s Ministries)

EMPOWER (VBF Women’s Ministries)

Empower Women’s Ministry
VBF Campus-Wide Events and Ministries

Staying Connected

Instagram: @EmpowerVBF

Plugging In

Empower Presents:
These quarterly events take place on the Eastside campus, 2300 E. Brundage Lane, and feature inspiring, Biblically based teaching, live worship, fellowship, and light dinner. Childcare is provided, if needed, for 0-12 years old.

Bi-annual luncheons are held at our CSUB and Northwest VBF locations. These luncheons take place following church service and include live worship, an encouraging word, great food, and a pathway to get to know other VBF women. Our large, annual Spring Luncheon is a fundraising luncheon held every spring at our Eastside campus. The Spring Luncheon is jam-packed with raffles, giveaways, silent auctions, fabulous food and dessert, and a whole lot of fun!

Annual Retreat:
We will be traveling to Sugar Pine Christian Camp on Friday, November 2 – Sunday, November 4, 2018 for our annual Women’s Retreat! You won’t want to miss an unforgettable weekend filled with live worship, incredible teaching, and activities galore! Sales for retreat spots begin mid-August and will continue through October 7, 2018.

Finding Community

Women’s Small Groups:
We have close-knit groups of women that meet all over Bakersfield, with different times and dates, throughout the week. To discover a group that fits your schedule, visit www.VBFwomen.com You may also click to see our Women’s Life Groups here. CLICK HERE

Mom Groups:
• MOPS is for mothers of young children, preschool and below. They meet September – May, two times per month, at our Eastside campus. MOPS supports young mothers by providing encouragement in the Lord, fellowship with other moms, and some treasured moments to refocus.

• MOMSnext is a new group starting in the fall of 2018 for mothers of school-age children that will gather to encourage one another while hearing from speakers to replenish the soul. MOMSnext will take place September – May, at our Northwest campus, on the third Tuesday of each month.

• Raising Moms is a new group starting this fall for mothers of young children, preschool and below, at our Northwest campus. The group will meet two times per month and will include a variety of events and activities.

Expanding Your Reach

Poised Mentorship Ministry:
Poised joins mentors with mentees. They meet from September – April for an 8-month mentorship program. Applications to be a mentee or a mentor will be available on Wednesday, August 1, at www.VBFwomen.com

Wrap ‘em Up With Love:
This fleece blanket ministry creates thousands of blankets to be given out to those in need or those that need an added blessing. Please contact veronica275r@gmail.com for more information.

Healing in Truth

Passionate Hearts:
Passionate Hearts Ministry is a curriculum-based support group for women recovering from wounds caused by childhood sexual abuse.
If you were abused and have been struggling with depression, anger, fear, shame, relationship problems etc., you might benefit from participating in our group. We are forming a new group that will begin in September, For more information go to www.VBFwomen.com/passionate-hearts.

Women’s Counseling:
VBF offers women’s counseling for Biblically based guidance in all areas of life. To schedule an appointment, please call the main church office (661-325-2251) during office hours.