Winter/Spring News and Updates
We're excited to announce our upcoming studies, beginning in January, 2021!
UPDATE! The Women's Tuesday night study will offer two concurrent groups; one meeting at church in person, and the other via ZOOM. Both studies will follow the same schedule (see below) and be hosted by a member of the women's leadership team. Click HERE to register for the Zoom link!
The Women's Wednesday morning study will meet in person outdoors in El Cajon. Contact Ruthann or Cindy for location information.
Women's Tuesday Night Study
The Tuesday evening group will begin their Winter/Spring session with a study of Jerry Bridges’ book, Trusting God. Join us at 7:00 pm every other Tuesday, starting January 12, running through June 15, 2021 . Note: with our bookstore currently closed, we will not have books in stock for purchase. If you plan to join this study, we recommend you order your book online as soon as possible to allow time for delivery. Also, be sure to order the 2017 edition, which includes the study guide. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up and receive updates and information for this study.
Why is it easier to obey God than to
Because obeying God makes sense to us. In most cases, His laws appear reasonable and wise, and even when we don’t want to obey them, we usually concede that they are good for us. But the circumstances we find ourselves in often defy explanation. Before long, we begin to doubt God’s concern for us or His control over our lives. We ask, “Why is God allowing this?” or “What have I done wrong?”
During such a time of adversity, Jerry Bridges began a thorough Bible study on the topic of God’s sovereignty. What he learned changed his life, and in Trusting God he shares the fruit of that study. As you explore the scope of God’s power over nations, nature, and even the details of your life, you’ll find yourself trusting Him more completely—even when life hurts.
January 12 – Lesson 1: Can you Trust God?
January 26 – Lesson 2: Is God in Control?
February 9 – Lesson 3: God’s Sovereignty over People
February 23 – Lesson 4: God’s Sovereignty over the Nations
March 9 – Lesson 5: God’s Power over Nature
March 23 – Lesson 6: God’s Sovereignty and Our Responsibility
April 6 – Lesson 7: The Wisdom of God
April 20 – Lesson 8: Knowing and Experiencing God’s Love
May 4 – Lesson 9: Trusting God for Who You Are
May 18 – Lesson 10: Growing Through Adversity
June 1 – Lesson 11: Choosing to Trust God
June 15 – Lesson 12: Giving Thanks Always
Women's Wednesday Morning Study
Join us Wednesday mornings as we begin a new study on The Holiness of God by R.C. Sproul, starting January 13, 2021. Our winter session will run for six lessons, at 9:30 am on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month. The format for this study will consist of video lectures by R.C. Sproul (see video link below), accompanied by a printed study guide.
Contact Ruthann email@example.com for additional information or to sign up and request a printed study guide. Women will view the video and complete study questions before each meeting.
This series examines the meaning of holiness and why people are both fascinated and terrified by a holy God. This series closely explores God’s character, leading to new insights on sin, justice, and grace. The result is a new awareness of our dependence upon God’s mercy and a discovery of the awesomeness of His majestic holiness. Dr. R.C. Sproul says, “The holiness of God affects every aspect of our lives — economics, politics, athletics, romance — everything with which we are involved.”
Central to God’s character is the quality of holiness. Yet, even so, most people are hard-pressed to define what God’s holiness precisely is. Many preachers today avoid the topic altogether because people today don’t quite know what to do with words like “awe” or “fear.” R. C. Sproul, in this classic work, puts the holiness of God in its proper and central place in the Christian life. He paints an awe-inspiring vision of God that encourages Christian to become holy just as God is holy. Once you encounter the holiness of God, your life will never be the same.
Robert Charles ("R.C.") Sproul was an American Reformed theologian and ordained pastor in the Presbyterian Church in America. He was the founder and chairman of Ligonier Ministries and could be heard daily on the Renewing Your Mind radio broadcast in the United States and internationally. Under Sproul's direction, Ligonier Ministries produced the Ligonier Statement on Biblical Inerrancy, which would eventually grow into the 1978 Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy, of which Sproul, alongside Norman Geisler, was one of the chief architects. Sproul has been described as "the greatest and most influential proponent of the recovery of Reformed theology in the last century."
Click to view the Video Lectures by R.C. Sproul from Ligonier Ministries.
Bound study guides are available on request ($5), or you can download a copy here.
January 13 – The Importance of Holiness
January 27 – The Trauma of Holiness
February 10 – Holiness and Justice
February 24 – The Insanity of Luther
March 10 – The Meaning of Holiness
March 24 – The Holiness of Christ
Women of Hope, the Women's Ministry of Pacific Hope Church, is part of the entire discipleship ministry of Pacific Hope Church. Under the direction and oversight of the Elders, Women of Hope is led by a team of women who meet regularly for the sake of accountability, leadership development, prayer, and planning. We exist to encourage and equip women to think and live according to the Word of God. Our desire is that every woman would know Christ personally and fulfill the Lord's requirement “to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with our God.” (Micah 6:8).
Foundations of Hope
Based on the mandate found in Titus 2, Women of Hope launched a mentoring ministry in January 2015. The aim of this ministry is to equip women in these four foundational areas:
- Walk: Personal Bible study and prayer
- Home: Being busy at home as a single, wife and/or mom
- Doctrine: Spiritual life and biblical womanhood
- Fellowship: Hospitality and mentoring other women.
Through monthly small group meetings, mentors help women establish relationships with other women, learn to think Biblically, apply Biblical principles to relationships and circumstances, grow in godliness, and grow in their love for and service to the church.
Because these groups involve progressive teaching and mentoring, sign-ups are limited to the beginning of each two-year cycle. We currently have no start date scheduled for 2020, but if you are interested in the next session, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.