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Grace be unto you women of god

Charis is Living Faith Church’s women’s ministry.  The name originates from the Greek word for grace.  It is mentioned throughout New Testament, from John to Revelation. Charis or Grace is the merciful kindness by which God, exerting his holy influence upon souls, turns them to Christ, keeps, strengthens, increases them in Christian faith, knowledge, affection, and kindles them to the exercise of the Christian virtues.  This is what Living Faith Church Women’s Ministry is about; so why wouldn’t we call it Charis? Just as in the Bible, modern day women have busy schedules, children that need attention and guidance, husbands that need their help-mates, businesses to run, parents to care for, the sick to tend to, the hurt to comfort, and a community in need of merciful kindness.  The role of a woman was vital to the ministry of Jesus Christ; just has it is vital to the ministry of the gospel of Jesus Christ today. Jesus’ disciples included several women (Luke 8:1-3), a practice almost unheard of among the rabbis of His day. Not only that, He encouraged their discipleship by portraying it as something more needful than domestic service (Luke 10:38-42). In fact, Christ’s first recorded, explicit disclosure of His own identity as the true Messiah was made to a Samaritan woman (John 4:25-26). He always treated women with the utmost dignity–even women who might otherwise be regarded as outcasts (Matthew 9:20-22; Luke 7:37-50; John 4:7-27). He blessed their children (Luke 18:15-16), raised their dead (Luke 7:12-15), forgave their sin (Luke 7:44-48), and restored their virtue and honor (John 8:4-11). Thus He exalted the position of womanhood itself. Scripture never discounts the female intellect, downplays the talents and abilities of women, or discourages the right use of women’s spiritual gifts. But whenever the Bible expressly talks about the marks of an excellent woman, the stress is always on feminine virtue. The most significant women in Scripture were influential not because of their careers, but because of their character. Charis seeks to build character women that influences, strengthens, and increases in Christian faith and virtue. This engaging Women’s Ministry meets once a month on the second Monday at 7pm. We enjoy speakers and fellowship each month as we learn more about God.   For additional information on the role of women in the bible, please read The Biblical Portrait of Women: Setting the Record Straight.