What a year 2014 was for Lifegate Women!
We kicked-off the year with a night filled with laughter as we hosted Kerri Pomarolli at our first Brave Event. An incredible 914 women had the opportunity to experience a unique Girl’s Night! The team that planned this event had a blast getting to know each other, which was good because we needed them to plan another event for us in the Fall! The Fall Brave Event filled-up the Papillion Campus sanctuary and was a wonderful night of being together as daughters of the King. We were also able to donate 814 pounds of unopened cosmetics to the women of the Lydia House! The best news is, God is just getting started with Brave. Mark your calendars for our next Brave Event coming up on March 13, 2015!
Lifegate Women felt the impact of church renovations as we learned the gathering room for our Hearts/Tuesday Mornings ministry would not be accessible. We took a step of faith and dove fearlessly into a vision God was giving to see our Women’s Ministry simplify and branch out to touch working women. Lifegate Women now meet on the First Tuesday of every month at both our West Dodge Campus and our Papillion Campus. Over 150 women are experiencing a “rest stop” in their month with worship, teaching, and prayer. If you haven’t had a chance to join us you can still come! Childcare is free for the morning session at West Dodge from 9am-11am. In the evening at our Papillion Campus, the doors open at 6:30pm and worship begins at 7:00pm (no childcare).
The year didn’t stop there as we saw women stepping up to lead Women’s Lifegroups. This has been one of the most exciting parts of the year! Women are gathering in small groups with other women to encourage each other, pray for one another, and grow deeper in their faith. As Jesus said, “If two of you agree here on earth concerning anything you ask, my Father in heaven will do it for you” (Matt. 18:19). There is spiritual power when we come together because of our faith! The next session for Lifegroups begins on January 11th, and we will begin sign-ups for groups on January 3rd. If you are interested in leading or joining a group, don’t delay! Start off the New Year by stepping outside of your comfort zone and into a Women’s Lifegroup.
We can’t end the year without talking about how amazing our MOPS groups are at Lifegate Church! If you haven’t heard about our MOPS ministry, then I am here to tell you – it is life changing for many, many women. We now have three MOPS groups meeting at both our West Dodge Campus and our Papillion Campus. They meet 2x a month on Thursday mornings and childcare is provided. If you are a mom who hasn’t had a shower that lasted over 90 seconds without a child screaming, then MOPS is the place to be. There is something about the early season of motherhood that can make you feel very alone, but it can be so re-energizing to be in a room full of women who are in the exact same season you are in. There is no pressure to join the group! Just come check us out in January and then decide if you’d like to be a part of the world of MOPS. We kick off the new year on January 8th for Weeks 1 and 3 at our West Dodge and Papillion Campuses, and January 15th for Weeks 2 and 4 at our West Dodge Campus!
Phew!!! The year was full of SO much! The team of amazing Coordinators that make Lifegate Women happen is not slowing down. They are planning, praying, growing babies in their bellies, talking details while sitting in the school pick-up line, strategizing over lunch hours, and believing that God has a beautiful and joyous 2015 in store for the women within our church and the women within our communities! We don’t want you to miss anything in the New Year! Go to Facebook when you are done with this email and “like” Lifegate Women. Then, go to Instagram and “follow” us at lifegatewomen. We will keep you in the loop on all the wonderful things that the New Year will bring.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Sarah Zeleny, Director of Lifegate Women
and the Lifegate Women Core Leadership Team