Women’s Ministry

Darla Elder. Women’s Ministry Director | Email: d.rae.elder@gmail.com
The purpose of COD’s Women’s Ministries is to encourage among women the development of a vital relationship with Jesus Christ and a growing fellowship with one another in order to be equipped for ministry. We involve many women in the planning and implementation of activities and events to encourage the development of leadership skills and spiritual gifts within our community.


Women’s Retreat 2017 | September 15-17

(For all women college age and over)

Our theme for retreat this year is 

Because God is…

In our world, in our country, in our churches, in our families, and in our own hearts we face chaos and failure and pain. It is only in encountering who God is that we find peace and hope and joy. This will be a weekend focused on who our great God is, and therefore who we can be in Him! We are looking forward to hearing from incredible women from our own church body who will encourage us and uplift us by sharing their personal journeys in experiencing who God is.

We are returning to the beautiful La Quinta Embassy Suites & Spa where you can get away and relax and refresh with the loving community of COD women.

Room configurations are available in doubles ($235), triples ($195), and quadruples ($175). Prices are per person. Feel free to sign up as a group or we will be happy to pair you with roommates.

The cross generational relationships made and deepened at retreat become long lasting blessings. This is a weekend you do not want to miss. Please sign up today!

Book of James Recap
The women’s winter Bible study on wisdom in James concluded recently. Here’s what one woman, Amie, had to say about it . . . 
The Lord used this study to make me slow down and take a look at His Word every day (or most days!). I was surprised at how much it affected the ladies at my table – each one had stories about how their prayers had been answered and how they could feel the Holy Spirit working in their lives. 
Women’s Bible Study is a wonderful way to meet new friends and connect with women in different walks of life and generations. If you have the night available, give it a try. You can always decide that it’s not for you, but I can promise you won’t! 🙂  

GUM (Growing Up Mom)

Mari Higerd, GUM Ministry Coordinator
What is Growing Up Mom?
GUM is a group of moms who, in the midst of helping our kids grow to be happy and healthy little people, have found that we too are in the process of growing into happier and healthier women.
We get together three times a month to grow through laughter, guest speakers and table-top discussions. If you are seeking the company of fellow moms and friends who can share in your journey, you are just right for Growing Up Mom!
We meet on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month from September through May from 8:45-11:15am. We start with breakfast. Yum! While you are spending time with friends your own age, your little one will be doing the same — spending time with little people their own age. Your child’s time at GUM will be packed with fun activities and has been designed to engage their growing minds and imaginations.

Women’s Bible Study

We will start our weekly Bible studies again in the fall. The start date is set for Monday evening, September 25.
Check back later for more information!