Women's Ministry

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Women's Ministry at Immanuelbethany drum

Welcome to Women’s Ministry! We are excited to serve with the women of Immanuel. Our goal is to inspire women of all ages to be passionate followers of Jesus Christ. We seek to encourage and support a community of women to:

  • Live by God’s Word
  • Invest in genuine relationships
  • Serve and share Christ

Whatever your walk in life, we want to encourage and build you up.  Come join us as we honor Christ together!

Bethany Drum Director of Women's Ministry

wm bible studiesWomen's Bible Studies - Winter 2019

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. Immanuel offers a variety of Bible-study groups for women in both the evening and morning.

View the winter study listing here.

Women's Coffeehouse
February 1, 7PM, Atrium

wm coffeehouse2018 smWomen’s Ministry invites you to join us for a special evening in February when we transform the Atrium into a warm and inviting Coffeehouse. The evening will include the perfect blend of gourmet desserts, a delicious coffee bar, beautiful music and sweet fellowship. It will also feature our own Karen Barnes as she shares how God has brought beauty from brokenness in her life. This will be the perfect opportunity to invite that friend, neighbor, or co-worker and pour a cup of beauty and friendship into her life. The original $5 fee has been waived due to the extended government shutdown. Register online and in the bookstore. More information

wm retreat2019 sm2019 Spring Retreat
March 22-24

Mark your calendars for March 22-24, 2019 and plan to join us for a weekend away where we can focus more intently on God’s Word as well as connect more deeply with other women. Early bird registration availablew now through February 11. More information

spiritual mentoring smSpiritual Mentoring

Our goal is to give the women of Immanuel Bible Church the opportunity to experience joy and 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.

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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

Special Event Audio

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

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

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

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Immanuel Bible Church
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Springfield VA 22151-3602


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