Women's Ministry

wm mission statement 2019

Women's Ministry at Immanuelbethany drum

Welcome to Women’s Ministry! I am excited to serve with the women of Immanuel. Our goal is encouraging all women to be faithful followers of Christ who:

  • Read God's Word
  • Love God's Word
  • Obey God's Word
  • Proclaim God's Word
Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
—Colossians 3:16-17

Bethany Drum Director of Women's Ministry

wm spring conference 2020Women's Spring Conference

The Women's Conference has been postponed to October 23-24, 2020.
We are excited to welcome Cindy Easley and her daughter Hanna Easley Seymour to be our speakers for the conference. They will be teaching from Romans 12 on  Living Transformed in a Broken Culture.

wm bible studies fall2019 tmWomen's Bible Studies - Spring 2020

In order for us to live by God’s Word, we must know His Word deeply. Women’s Bible Studies are one joyful way to learn God’s Word in a group of friends willing to encourage and support each other.
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spiritual mentoring smSpiritual Mentoring

Our goal is to give the women of Immanuel Bible Church the opportunity to experience growth in their Christian lives by participating in one-on-one supportive and encouraging mentoring relationships. Spiritual Mentoring is an intentional relationship between spiritually older and younger women designed to support and encourage younger women to follow God in their relationships, character and priorities (Titus 2:4,5) through being a godly role model, sharing life experiences and applying knowledge of the Scriptures.  While the cycle for pairing our mentors and mentees normally runs from October through April, we hope to pair new mentees during the year as mentors are available. If you are interested in participating, please read for more information.

wm ministry fall newsletter 2019

Honoring Christ Together

The Fall edition of our Women's Ministry Newsletter has been mailed out, or you can read it online here.

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Leewood Nursing Home Ministry

Every week for the past ten years women from Immanuel have been faithfully sharing God’s Word and encouraging residents of Leewood Nursing Home just down the street from Immanuel.  If you have a heart of mercy and compassion for those who are shut in and can give a little time each month, we need you!  There are several ways you can serve:  help lead a short devotional or Bible study, help with the residents during the study time, share a song or play an instrument (they love music!), visit residents at other times during the week.  If you would like to find out more or offer to help, please contact the Women's Ministry Office, 703-813-1955 or email us at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The more we understand God’s love for us the more love we’ll share to others. --Randy Kilgore

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Women's Ministry Vision Team

Did you know that Women’s Ministry has a Vision Team?  The Vision Team exists to prayerfully and strategically determine vision and planning for Women’s Ministry by evaluating the effectiveness of ministries and events, setting direction for current and future events and ministries, and assessing the changing dynamics and needs of women at Immanuel Bible Church.  We meet monthly and welcome your prayers and feedback. Contact Women's Ministry Director Bethany Drum

Women's Ministry Prayer Team

“Call to me and I will answer you and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.” Jeremiah 33:3

We believe that God does this every time we pray – God hears and answers our prayers according to His will.  On the first Monday of every month, a team of women meet to worship God in prayer and pray for the leadership of Immanuel, Women’s Ministry and specific requests of women.  Before the retreat this spring, the Prayer Team prayed for each of the 220 women by name.  Prayer is the essential ministry for without this dependence on God, we cannot expect any blessing. 

If you have a confidential request that you would like the Women’s Ministry Prayer Team to pray for, please email it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Requests can be sent at any time. Click here to find additional prayer resources.

Prayer Team:

Debbie Upchurch – Coordinator
Cindy Benson
Millie Woleslagle

July Summer Sundae Series Special Edition

At the Summer Sundae Special Edition in July, Thai Chung and his sister, Jenny Truong, spoke about their experience escaping Vietnam with his family. This is the story from the book, Where the Wind Leads.


Special Event Audio

Amy Littlepage - Expressions of Thankfulness | Women's Coffeehouse, January 31, 2020 | LISTEN

August 25 - Letting the Word of God Dwell in You Richly | Panel moderated by Deedee Collins | Sweet Sunday 2019 | LISTEN | PHOTOS

July 18 - IBC member, Thai Chung and his sister Jenny Truong, shared their refugee family story of escape from Vietnam as told in the book, Where the Wind Leads. | Summer Sundae Series |  LISTEN | WATCH

Leah Raley - Reflecting the Image of God - Clothed in Christ | Women's Brunch, May 18, 2019 | LISTEN

2019 Women's Spring Retreat - Rooted in Christ, March 22-24  

Wendy Blackwell | Kathy Holley | Deshua Joyce | Enid Walker 

Breakout Sessions:

Enid Walker & Sonya Spillmann | A Conversation on Reconciliation in the Church
Laura Corombos & Sarah Smith |United in Christ: Biblical Womanhood in the church from the perspectives of single and married women
Beth Azer & Sarah Pinkley | Rooted in the Wait 
Megan Fagan and Leigh-Ann Reid | Peace and Purpose in Suffering

Karen Barnes - Finding Beauty in the Brokeness | Women's Coffeehouse, February 1, 2019 | LISTEN

DeeDee Collins - Only One Life – Running the Race with Eternity in View | Sweet Sunday, August 26, 2018 | LISTEN

Dr. Rosaria Butterfield - Summer Sundae Special Edition | July 19, 2018 | LISTEN

Michelle UleMrs. Oswald Chambers – The Woman behind the World’s Bestselling Devotional | Women's Summer Seminar, June 12, 2018 | LISTEN

Meg Walker - Discovering God's Grace in Treasuring His Nearness | Women's Brunch, May 5, 2018 | LISTEN

Nancy Guthrie - Even Better than Eden | Women Spring Conference | March 2018 | SESSION 1 | SESSION 2 | SESSION 3

Sonya Spillman - Coffee House: An Evening of Grace | February 2, 2018 | LISTEN

Immanuel Christian School

Located in Springfield, VA, and serving families across Fairfax County and Northern Virginia, our private Christian school offers challenging and engaging educational opportunities for students in grades K-High School. Learn more.

KStation: Our Children's Ministry

KStation is our ministry to children, birth through 6th grade. High energy and impactful. Learn More...

Contact Us

Immanuel Bible Church
6911 Braddock Road
Springfield VA 22151-3602


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Upcoming Events


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