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Our Purpose

To provide opportunities for spiritual growth, enrichment, education and creative ministries to enable women to develop a sense of personal responsibility for the whole mission of the church of Jesus Christ.

To provide a channel through which women in the congregations and the regional Women’s Ministries in the United States and Canada, may be joined in fellowship and find means for effective participation in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).

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Opportunities

Oklahoma Disciples Women offer opportunities throughout the year to assist you in hearing the call from God in your life, and to help you develop skills to live out that call. There are a wide variety of activities including fellowship with other Christian women, education and awareness of pertinent topics, service projects, and spiritual renewal.

These opportunities include:

  • Encounter (State Meeting)
  • Area Meetings/Events
  • Fall Retreats

2021 Disciples Women

Greetings all Disciples Women,

I challenge you to have 21 days of prayer for this new year of 2021. For many of us, 21 days of prayer is a no brainer and part of what we do on a daily basis. To make a habit or break a habit, the number in the spotlight is 21 days.

Your prayer can be what you make it. Suggestions might include praise, focusing on a scripture, and listening for the whispers of our Lord. Make prayers more than just the many requests that need God’s hand in the situation. This is important but I challenge you to make your prayer life more. Find ways to “step it up a notch.”

If you a person who has more to do than time to do it, find ways to weave your prayer life into the business of your life. Be creative. I have prayed in the shower, while doing dishes, when hearing ambulances, while at a stoplight; of course, eyes open, and prayed while in line at the store. I haven’t prayed right after hitting the snooze on the alarm but let me know if that works for anyone.

Stay in touch as we formulate plans for 2021. Keep an eye here, managed by VP of Reachout, Sally Wheeler, and through okdisciples.org and articles on eNewsletter Regional Roundup. I also send emails to your area directors of state information. Make sure your area directors have a line of communication with you so no one misses out.

My 21 days of prayer will start January 11th. You may start your 21 days of prayer challenge when you receive this or any day of your choice. Again, stay in touch as we formulate this “Year of Increase.”

Prayers and Blessings,
Marilyn Bohlender
ODW President

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (NIV) Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

Study

Just Women Bible Study

Just Women is the official study resource for Disciples Women provided by Disciples Women’s Ministries. It is dedicated and created to celebrate the rich diversity of Disciples women.

Quarterly subscriptions are no longer available. There will be a study guide with eight lessons that comes out once a year in January (winter) and must be pre-ordered by December 1st to receive for the coming year; ships toward end of January.

Just Women is the only source for the Woman-to-Woman Worldwide country of study information. Place an order through www.discipleswomen.org

Contact your area Oklahoma Disciples Women President, Marilyn Bohlender (580) 483-5110 or call (317) 635-3100 at the national office for further information.

Just Women Bible Study 2021

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Just Women 2021: Discover the Power and Possibilities sounds appealing to a group or to individuals. Remember to pre-order by December 1st for free shipping and to receive when they are mailed late January 2021. Please order and support Disciples Women with this study guide written by very inspiring women.

Stewardship

Disciples Mission Fund (DHM)

In addition to the support for the whole church and mission which women provide through their local congregations, Disciples Women also bless the church with 50 percent of their Blessing Box offerings which go to support Disciples Mission Fund.

Blessing Boxes

BlessingBoxBlessing Boxes are a means of teaching the spiritual discipline of giving in gratitude for the gifts received from
God. Since 1999, Blessing Boxes have contributed over $3 million for the mission of the church, with over $600,000 of that going to support women’s ministries. The beautiful boxes include a message in English, Spanish, French and Korean. The Boxes and many educational pieces which provide materials necessary for staff and churches to highlight this significant stewardship campaign are available at this link.

Contributions are now accepted online via the DMF online donation system. You may make a one-time donation or schedule various recurring donation options.

Be sure to select “Blessing Boxes” in the ‘Select Designation’ option.

To make a donation via a check be sure to show ‘Blessing Box’ on your check memo line so your church may be credited. Mailing address: Disciples Women, PO Box 1986, Indianapolis, IN 46206-1986

Local Contact Information

Disciples Women’s Ministries is a conduit for diverse connections empowering each woman to find her voice and live out her call. Micah 6:8

Marilyn Bohlender, ODW President
(580) 483-5110
mbohlender1@gmail.com