Empower Women’s Ministry
VBF Campus-Wide Events and Ministries
The Refresh Women’s Conference is for women of all ages who desire to start the New Year feeling refreshed in Christ. We would love for you to join us from 9 am – 4:30 pm, on Saturday, January 25, at VBF’s Northwest Campus for our first ever Refresh Women’s Conference!
Refresh will be a full day that includes worship, two main sessions, two breakout sessions, light breakfast, catered lunch, delicious snacks, craft vendors on the grounds for a little shopping during our breaks, high energy fun, and an irresistible swag bag full of free goodies.
Ticket pricing and additional information at https://www.vbfwomen.com/refresh
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!
We were blessed with an amazing retreat in November 2018. Stay tuned for information on our next Women’s Retreat!
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
• 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.
• Mom Squad is a group for mothers at our Northwest campus. The group meets every second and fourth Tuesday, at 9 am. It includes a workout and a Bible study. Child care is provided.”
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Learn how to crochet and create pieces with a big purpose! This ministry meets every second and fourth Monday of the month, at 6:30 pm, in room 12 at the main campus. Beginners to advanced crocheters welcome.
Healing in Truth
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.
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.