About Women’s Ministry
The Women’s Ministry of New Life Dresher seeks to help women grow together in faith in Jesus Christ, the knowledge of His Word and in love for one another.
2017-18 Women’s Bible Study
We often hear that the Bible tells one over-arching story with Jesus at the center. Everything in the Old Testament points ahead to Jesus coming to earth to live and die for our salvation. Everything in the New Testament flows out of the new life and power his resurrection brings. But how exactly do the pieces fit together?
Women’s Bible Study is the cornerstone of our women’s ministry. A large-group teaching time is followed by small-group discussion. The small groups also function as spiritual care groups where members pray for one another and provide practical support outside of the meeting times. This is a great place to get to know other women deeply as we study God’s Word together.
Join us this year as we study the Gospel of Matthew and dig deeply into the riches of the Good News that Jesus reveals through his life, ministry and teaching. We are praying the Holy Spirit will refresh our hearts as we discover Jesus as the Messiah, the King, the unifier between Jew and Gentile, and the Savior, whose grace we rely on each day as we live out His calling on our lives to be His disciples in this world! We hope you will journey with us!
It is not too late to join our WBS for 2017-18! Women are welcome to come, but it is helpful if you email Annie Notary if you plan on coming.
Please join us!
Women’s Ministry Coordinator
WBS Meeting Times (All meetings take place in Room 306 in the church building):
*Tuesdays, 7:00 – 8:30 pm (Click here to download full weekly schedule)
*Wednesdays, 9:15 – 11:00 am (Click here to download full weekly schedule)
Childcare is available Wednesdays for children below kindergarten. Each study is accompanied by a question sheet. Click here to download. You can click here to listen to the Women’s Bible Study talks.
First Friday Fellowship:
We are starting a women’s art and fellowship night called First Friday Fellowship. The idea is to gather and have some fun doing art together. It is a creative community art-making experience – no artist talent or experience necessary! We are meeting in Linda Ruth’s home and therefore need to limit the number of women to 15 because of the smaller space and also to provide an intimate and encouraging environment. CLICK HERE to view the invite for more details. The first FFF art night is the first Friday of November: November 3rd. We are hoping to hold them quarterly. The tentative upcoming dates are: Feb. 2, April 6, and June 1.
2017 Women’s Retreat
Embracing God’s Promises & Purpose in Your Life
The weather was wet but the company was cozy at Harvey Cedars on Long Beach Island, NJ. We had four great talks, including two by Sue Lutz, who was with us for the last time as our lead pastor’s wife. The small groups enabled us to apply and pray about what we had learned, and there was lots of unstructured time on Saturday afternoon to pursue relationships, let our artistic juices flow and experience the grace of God through his promises. You may have seen the group banner hanging in the lobby at the church.
Were you unable to make it? Or were you only able to be there Saturday? You can still listen to the talks here:
Women’s Retreat 2017: Session 1 Friday Night, Linda Ruth Paskell
Women’s Retreat 2017: Session 2 Saturday Morning, Sue Lutz
Women’s Retreat 2017: Session 3 Saturday Night, Sue Lutz
Women’s Retreat 2017: Session 4 Sunday Morning, Rachel Lehman
*SAVE THE DATE! The next NLD Women’s retreat will be April 20-22, 2018 at Harvey Cedars*
New Life’s Men’s Ministry consists of a number of opportunities for men to gather with one another, to learn, and to grow in discipleship as they seek to apply the gospel to their daily lives. Much of the ministry is carried on spontaneously by men who understand their need to have other men speaking into their lives. Here are some of our current ministries.
Wednesday Morning Bible Study
This informal Bible study meets each Wednesday morning from 6-7:30 am at the church to study Scripture, to apply it to our lives, to encourage one another, and to pray for one another. Contact Don Joos for further information.
Men’s Fall Retreat
The men’s retreat is planned by a committee of men each year to provide an opportunity to grow in community and to grow in faith. It is held away from home in the late fall from a Friday night through Sunday morning worship. Relevant topics for men are planned each year and the teaching is supplemented by small groups which discuss the teaching and pray for each other. In addition, a large variety of activities are planned for free time on Saturday afternoons. It’s a great opportunity for men who are new to New Life to get to know others. Join us for our Fall 2017 retreat at America’s Keswick in Whiting, NJ from November 10-12. We’ll be discussing the topic of Loneliness. To register, click here. If you have questions, please contact the church office.
Lifeline for Men
This men’s group seeks to provide community, fellowship and discipleship for men who seek to walk with sexual integrity in a world full of sexual invitations and temptations. We recognize that we need others to walk with as we pursue Jesus, who is the true satisfaction for every unfaithful temptation. Call 215-919-2015 for more information.
Throughout the church are a number of small groups of 3-5 men who meet weekly or bi-weekly for Bible study, prayer, and sharing their lives with one another. Many of these groups meet in the early morning. They are formed informally through word of mouth. If you are looking for a group, please contact a staff member at the church.
Call the church office for more info
Crossroads (Young Adult)
Crossroads is a gathering of active college and post-college-age young adults, married and single. They connect weekly in Bible Study, worship and prayer. But they are often up for spontaneous activities like soccer or ultimate and eating out together.
While Crossroads has its own ministry, its philosophy is to be integrated into the life and service of New Life Church. So you’ll find Crossroads people active in other ministries that include many generations. They are reaching out to the community by inviting others to be part of Christ’s people, and in providing service to others.