Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church Women's Book Club
It began with one phone call. In March 2014, Mrs. Louise Tuggle, a member of Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Lafayette, GA called Minister Joyce about an idea for the upcoming annual women's day which occurs every September. She asked Minister Joyce to lead a few meetings with the women of Mount Zion for open discussion and sharing on Joyce Meyer's, Battlefield of the Mind. Mrs. Tuggle's idea caught fire and crescendo-ed into a thunderous God-breathed ministry known as The Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church Women's Book Club. What started with a phone call and a handful of meetings in 2014 has now grown into a burgeoning local and online ministry reaching thousands of women and men around the world. The book club encourages the study of God's Word, fellowship, spiritual maturity and increased intimacy with God. As a result, friendships have blossomed and our sisterhood in Christ has strengthened. We foster a transparent environment filled with grace, support and love. We join in corporate prayer petitioning each others' requests to the Lord and we joyfully celebrate each others' reports of praise. The book club meets every first Wednesday of the month. We would love for you to join us if you are ever in our area. However, if you are not local, please follow our sessions online here at jrtministries.com or click here for Joyce Ryan Taylor Ministries on YouTube. Thank you!
Currently reading... Captivating by John & Stasi Eldredge
Publisher's Product Description Every woman was once a little girl. And every little girl holds in her heart her most precious dreams. She longs to be swept up into a romance to play an irreplaceable role in a great adventure, to be the beauty of the story. Those desires are far more than child's play. They are the secret to the feminine heart. And yet―how many women do you know who ever find that life? As the years pass by, the heart of a woman gets pushed aside, wounded, buried. She finds no romance except in novels, no adventure except on television, and she doubts very much that she will ever be the Beauty in any tale.
Most women think they have to settle for a life of efficiency and duty, chores, and errands, striving to be the women they "ought" to be but often feeling they have failed. Sadly, too many messages for Christen women add to the pressure. "Do these ten things, and you will be a godly woman." The effect has not been good on the feminine soul.
But her heart is still there. Sometimes when she watches a movie, sometimes in the wee hours of the night, her heart begins to speak again. A thirst rises within her to find the life she was meant to live―the life she dreamed of as a little girl.
The message of Captivating is this: Your heart matters more than anything else in all creation. The desires you had as a little girl and the longings you still feel as a woman are telling you of the life God created you to live. He offers to come now as the Hero of your story, to rescue your heart and release you to live as a fully alive and feminine woman. A woman who is truly captivating.
Mt. Zion's Book Club Captivating Foundation Verse
"Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it." Psalm 4:23 (NIV)
Click here for past videos of The Frazzled Female book club sessions.