Guest post by Laurie McClary, Co-Leader for Apprentice Women:
The Apprentice Women
(Top left to right, Laurie, Abrielle, Tara, Juli,
Bottom left to right Mary and Kris) not pictured Anita
Hanging out with these women is great fun and the first and third Monday of each month I get to do just that.
However, it is more then just hanging out. When we meet we have an agenda centered on a mission statement.
Our Mission Statement: To have the women grounded in their faith and to have the tools to thrive wherever they are and with whatever they encounter.
With this vision in mind our meetings are full of a variety of activities and guest speakers. This past Monday one of the apprentice women, Abrielle, led the meeting. She is pictured above on the right.
Abrielle gave a brief teaching on contentment. This was centered on the Bible verse:
“I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content.”
She specifically spoke about the act of reflection to assess where we are in our contentment. We were then led through a reflective exercise were we each personally finished these sentences:
The Lord has called me to….
During this time I am learning…
I can serve Him by..
Following this insightful activity Abrielle had us play a game that was a spin off from charades. As you can imagine lots of laughter was brought on as muddled through.
Then, as at each meeting, we enjoy time of fellowship around the table while we eat a delicious dessert and drink a yummy beverage.
We each left feeling supported and cared for as we continue to get to know God more during this interesting time in our lives.