Welcome Ladies of all ages
We are pleased to have you join us at Hibernia Baptist Church! Get on board with our friendly ladies and join our fun and exciting studies and gatherings.
You are invited to join in our Ladies through-the-week group studies in progress or One-to-One Friendship Study (Mentoring).
We also have ongoing Sunday morning Ladies Bible Study Classes.
- 8:08 AM with Mollie Bisnett, Ed. Bldg. 1, Room 133
- 9:30 AM with Diane Stewart, Ed. Bldg. 1, Room 135
- 10:58 AM with Judy Dixon, Ed. Bldg. 1, Room 132
Mentoring is a one-to-one friendship with a trained Mentor and a Protégé or Mentee who want to do a nine week Bible Study and also develop a special friendship based on the application of God's Word for victorious living. Partners set the time and place to meet at their convenience.
Trained Mentors are now available and we have over 40 Mentoring Friendships of ladies meeting for nine weeks to study the basics of our Christian faith in ONE TO ONE DISCIPLING. Lives are being changed and God is working mightily!
If you are interested in becoming a Mentor or a Protégé', please complete the following appropriate form on line. For those interested in becoming a mentor, click here. For those interested in being a Protégé, click here. FOR MENTORING TESTIMONIES PLEASE SCROLL DOWN.
"A flower enhances a room for days.
A garden enhances a home for months.
A Mentor enhances a life for eternity."
Click here for the mentoring brochure.
Joyful in Jesus,
Testimonies From Mentors-In-Training
I am so grateful for the One-to-One Discipleship Program and want you to know just how wonderfully the Lord is using it in my life. My mentor, (Kiki Walp) persistently demonstrates Ephesians 4:2 as I continue to grieve and heal from my son's death. God's attributes came to fill my heart in a new and powerful way! The Holy Spirit opened the door to a deeper awareness of His presence and I have been so continually blessed as I see more clearly that He has a continuous, maybe new plan for me. I see more clearly His presence during the last 40 years of my life.
I was drawn to the program because it has always been important to me to be of service to others, to be an encourager and to be a vessel useful to Him. I envisioned myself mentoring non-family folks but Praise Him, He has given me the opportunity to mentor my willing granddaughter. She has made some bad choices but is willing, even eager to begin the series 'Lies Young Women Believe' and I am confident that '. . He who has begun a good work in you (us) will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ'. Philippians 1:6~ Diane Keltner
I have really enjoyed going through the Mentoring material. It lays out all the basics and foundations for discipleship for the new believer as well as those who have known the Lord for many years. It has been a great reminder of the importance of deep Bible study, scripture memory, and prayer that need to be part of every believer's daily life. Most important, the time spent meeting with my mentoring partner has been a wonderfully rewarding experience getting to know one another more deeply. I look forward to developing more relationships in the future as I share mentoring with them. I'm excited about spending the summer going through the mentoring with my own daughters.~ Lynnette Poupard
Co-Mentoring with Missy Chapman is like stepping outside and breathing fresh air after spending hours cooped inside my office--namely being a college student and nanny. My life overflows when in the wonderful companionship of women who direct me back to the cross--to courageously seek after the heart of God with reckless abandon. Missy encourages me to challenge worldly assumptions and philosophies by measuring everything I learn against the Word of God. She helps me discipline my mind and surrender my heart when I am most troubled or afraid. Every time we are together I seem to learn a new scripture that aptly meets my needs and shows me something about God's character. It is amazing how God pours Himself out through my partner. I'm so grateful for this friendship that God has allowed us to develop for eternity. Even the uncertainties of life become a source of joy when two or more are gathered in His name to claim His faithfulness. The best thing about "us" is it is not about "us". I wouldn't trade Missy for anything in the world when she listens to my words, she hears my heart. She is both a friend and an example.
I definitely appreciate Hibernia taking time and energy to foster vital relationships between women. I think we all grow immensely when our hearts are stretched to open and love on another in the name of Jesus. I am thankful for Kiki's leadership in stepping out to spur us on towards the prize for which we are called. My prayer is that the Mentoring Ministry grows to include women who may not yet know the beauty of a close, sisterly bond in Christ.~ Erin Ostrowsky
I am enjoying the Mentoring training/study. I was resistant at first thinking "One more thing to get involved in and my plate is already full." I had someone to encourage me to support our Ladies' Ministry and our Pastor's vision. As I prayed about it, I had peace in my Spirit and I knew I was to do it. My favorite part is meeting with my study partner we have had a sweet time of fellowship and growth. It is neat to get another's perspective it confirms the Word is truly alive. My favorite chapter has been on the Attributes of God it is very humbling. I am encouraged and can't wait to see what else God has in store for our local body and our Women's Ministry.~ Stacey Studer
I have enjoyed the Mentoring class getting to better know ladies that I only knew to say "Hi" and also learning new skills. I have really enjoyed getting to know my partner, Rosalie LeClaire--I have gained a new friend and Mentor. The one-to-one training has been beneficial to see how the Holy Spirit talks to us as individuals while leading us to basically the same answer. It is also teaching me the need to learn scripture that I was not taught as a child. Mentoring will help both the Protégé and Mentor look deeply into how they are living for Christ or for worldly treasures and make necessary changes. I look forward to Mentoring other women. I am thankful to the church and the Lord for the pleasure of allowing me to take part in this Mentor training.~ Kim Biddle
One-to-One Discipling Mentoring has been such a blessing in my life. I thoroughly enjoy spending time with another sister in Christ each week as we open God's Word together. The Lord uses each lesson to teach and encourage me whether we discuss the fundamentals of our faith or deeper truths of scripture. I am grateful to be part of the Mentoring process and look forward to how od will use it in the lives of many.~ Stacey McNair
Mentoring has given me a new passion for sharing the gospel, reading scripture and meditating. This Bible study of the basics of our faith has brought me back to my beginning I have a renewed love for my Savior! Also I am sharing more with others--three women have been on my heart one recently accepted Christ and I am praying the other two will also. I am excited to see if God will use me to Mentor those three. Now I have the tool to disciple! Kiki's example has given me a desire to also Mentor my grandkids I had never thought of intentionally discipling them. Her input (as my Mentor partner) has affected my life!~ Gail Moore
Mentoring and the systematic Bible study of the basics of my faith build my confidence to help somebody know Jesus. It is a good study and so helpful.~ Pat Bennett
Using the Discipling Bible study In Mentoring brings me closer to God. It makes me examine where I am spiritually and how I can improve. It is making me more aware of my attitudes and actions toward others. I find the answers to my concerns in the scriptures we study and discuss. It gives me discernment. The scriptures are coming more alive and more personal for me!~ Linda Windham
I have had the joy of going through the One to One Discipling training recently. I really enjoyed my study of each chapter topic, reading the scriptures for that topic and then meeting with my partner to discuss our answers to the study questions. We were acquaintances when we began our study together, but by the time we finished our last session, we were friends! Our times of praying for each other's needs was also special to me and bonded our hearts in Christian love.
A real highlight for me during the study was in Lesson 7, the chapter on witnessing. Studying the scriptures during the week really created a new passion for sharing the gospel with lost friends. I began to ask God to put someone on my heart to share his good news and immediately he brought to my mind a co-worker in my office. The very next day I asked God to make the opportunity available for me to share and I would be obedient to share with her. It was so apparent that God wanted me to ask her if she would stay after work and chat with me a few minutes. She did not hesitate to say yes and I knew it was God's plan for us to talk after work. Once all the employees left the office, we sat in the employee conference room and I was able to share the gospel message with her and allowing her to read the scriptures out loud for herself as I shared the gospel. At the end of my sharing, I asked her if she would like to know that she would spend eternity with God when it was her time to die and she immediately said yes! We bowed and prayed together for Christ to save her and forgive her and give her eternal life! What a joy it was to see her receive God's gift of eternal life!
I now have a renewed passion for sharing with others as often as I can and I'm thankful for the discipleship program reminding me how important it is for all Christians to be obedient to be a witness for Christ each day.
I recommend all women to go through this discipleship program to strengthen your understanding of the basics of the Christian faith and help someone else in their faith walk.~ Gail Moore
Let me preface this by saying I am not a life long Christian who grew up in a home living a Christian life. I read the Bible for the first time, after I was saved, 10 years ago. I remember struggling to understand what I was reading and wishing I had something that would help me understand the larger messages God was trying to get across to all Christians, including: assurance of salvation, attributes of God, The Word of God, prayer, The Holy Spirit and obedience. God put the right people in my life to help me understand His Word and I am very thankful. I am still excited about reading my Bible and feel I learn something new every time.
This mentoring Bible study brings me back to that time when I was reading the Bible for the first time and that gets me excited. My training partner and I haven't finished the entire study, so I will only give you my thoughts on what we have completed.
I love the way the study is very straight forward, as someone who isn't a Biblical scholar, the language used in this study is so user friendly, not intimidating at all. For those new to the Bible I believe it is important to be able to absorb God's Word and build a strong foundation, and that is exactly what this study does.
Even as someone who has now read the Bible several times, I loved going back to my foundation. This study is allowing me to reexamine my foundation and find weak spots that I need to strengthen. I believe your relationship with God through Jesus our Savior is only as strong as your foundation. I don't care if you have been saved for 20 minutes or 20 years, you must always go back to examine your foundation.
I love that during the week you have tasks to accomplish, not only completing the study for that week, but memorizing verses, taking notes on the Pastor's sermon, memorizing the books of the bible. That keeps our minds engaged on God and His Word all week long.
The images and analogies used in the study are so clarifying, I love in week three, "The Hand" analogy so you have a strong grasp on God's Word.
As someone who meets with clients who aren't well versed in The Bible, I really appreciate this study and feel like God is even further equipping me so I can clarify His Word to those who may be hearing it for the first time.
There are a few things that I would change, but they are minor; I believe the chapter on the Holy Spirit should really be two chapters. There is so much information, and I would really want to spend more time making sure a protégé fully understood and absorbed this chapter.~ Marlo Kreitzinger