We desire to provide opportunities for women to encourage and support one another toward personal, spiritual and relational wholeness.
Opportunities to Connect
Women's Small Group Bible Study
Tuesdays, September 19 - November 14
9:30am OR 6:30pm
All day, every day, an invisible war rages around you. A cunning, devilish enemy seeks to wreak havoc on everything that matters to you - your emotions, your mind, your family, your future. This Bible study, "The Armor of God" by Priscilla Shirer will help you learn to be strong in the Lord through the study of Ephesians.
Join other women to connect with God and others on Tuesdays, September 19 through November 14, from 9:30-11:30am OR 6:30-8:30pm.
Cost is $35 for the morning study (childcare available) or $30 for the evening study (no childcare). Online registration is now closed; contact Kathy if you'd still like to attend.
Small Group Bible Study Celebration Brunch
Tuesday, November 14, 9:30am
Women of GPBC, you are invited to join us on Tuesday, November 14 at 9:30am to hear from Karen Snyder, one of our own homegrown global partners, AND get a jump start on Christmas. You'll be treated to brunch, hear Karen speak, and make a gift to get ahead of your Christmas shopping! We will meet in the Columbia Room at 9:30am.
This will be a fundraiser for Karen. Now that she is beginning her ministry in Florida, she needs a little extra help, and we can be part of it. No donation is necessary - just appreciated. Come whether or not you can give anything as your prayer support is the best gift for her. Questions? Judy Pinkerton at 503-901-6962 or
3rd Annual Christmas Brunch
Saturday, November 11, 9:30am
Ladies, be sure to join us on Saturday, November 11 at 9:30am in the Student Center for the third annual Christmas Brunch. We’ll have Christmas worship with the Scott Family; a fun make-and-take craft; and a heart-warming presentation from Kara Williams, mother of five, and Wayne and Paulette Williams’ daughter-in-law. Did we mention a great brunch spread? All this for only $5! Join us for a wonderful Country Christmas with Kara. Online registration available on the Registration & Tickets page of our website. This event is geared toward outreach so be sure to invite your friends!
Revive 2017: Press On!
Friday, November 17, 8:50am - 12:30pm
Riverwest Church | 2000 Country Club Rd | Lake Oswego, OR 97034
The fall ministry year is off to a running start! By November, women involved in all kinds of ministry - whether in a church, parachurch organization, or in the community - often feel a need for a fresh burst of energy. That's when REVIVE comes to town! REVIVE is a half-day women's conference that aims to transform ministry leaders from feeling like a sun-scorched land to a well-watered garden! (Isaiah 58:11)
Press On! A captivating, well-known command that stirs the heart to total pursuit of Christ (Phil. 3:12-14). But how do we get from where we are to where we long to be? If you’re a woman involved in ministry, come join us for this half-day conference designed to REVIVE you - through Bible exposition, heart-felt worship, passion group sharing and six thought-provoking labs that promise to get you unstuck so you can Press On!
Online Registration for Portland located here. Walk-ins are welcome on the day of the event; registration at the door will begin at 8:30 am.
Cost: $15 per person.
Sign up here, then let Susan Fleming know so she can co-ordinate carpools and group seating.
February 9, 6pm-9pm and February 10, 9am-5pm
GPBC will be hosting the IF:Gathering this year! The IF:Gathering is a free, two-day conference where women all over the globe come together via simulcast to wrestle with essential questions of faith and encounter God in a way that allows us to be unleashed to give Him away. You are invited to join us in the Student Center on the evening of February 9 and February 10to gather and experience IF together.
IF:Gathering 2018 will look at one of Paul’s letters to Timothy as Paul reminded him of the power and responsibility of sharing the Gospel. We want to give God away in the very places He’s put us, so we’re going to gather for the purpose of remembering why following God and making disciples matters. We all get tired. We all wonder if what we’re doing matters, so IF:Gathering 2018 will be the reminder--it will be the celebration. The work we’re doing to share the gospel on the earth is worth it, and God DOES move through the little things that nobody sees. Here’s a brief video to explain more about IF:
Our hosted location is open to other women in the Portland area to join us and attendance will be limited to 75, so we encourage you to go online and register as soon as possible.
Dates: February 9, 6pm-9pm. Coffee, tea and light snacks will be served. February 10, 9am-5pm. Coffee, tea and light snacks available in the morning. As we get closer to the event, we will send along details about lunch options
Register At: https://register.ifgathering.com
Childcare is unavailable.
Questions? Contact Rebecca Porter
* The IF:Gathering has generously made this conference available to all free of charge. However, there are significant costs associated with doing so. When you register, you will be given an opportunity to donate to help offset the costs of the event, if you have means to do so. This is entirely optional and should not in any way impede you decision to join us! Your presence is the greatest gift!
Prayer Renewal Retreat
Our annual women's prayer renewal retreat is held at the DreamGiver’s Inn in Newberg each January. This is a weekend away in a place where Peace and Rest reside. Both guided and personal times of prayer and worship are included. We hope you can join us in 2018.
"To Retreat" means to leave our normally occupied positions and GO to a place of safety, quiet and seclusion. By going to a retreat, we physically remove ourselves from life's distractions, the demands of people in order to make space for God. Even Jesus recognized the value and need to get away. Mark 1:35 Very early in the morning Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place where He prayed. The Women's Ministry Team provides an annual "Retreat" in the fall where women come to be refreshed, inspired, spend time with God and to each other. Check back for details.
One on One-Discipleship and Mentoring
You have the opportunity to be discipled and mentored for intentional spiritual growth and direction in all areas of life. For more information contact Paulette –
Women’s Ministry Directors Team
DiAne Dodge, Community Building (Events and Getaway)
Susan Fleming, Care Network
Sandi Cox, Prayer Renewal
Paulette Williams, Discipleship, Small Groups
Kathy Anderson, Barnabas Women (Missions)