Women’s Ministry

When Do We Meet?


Contact: Jamie Strehle – (209) 480-2103

The evening Bible study meets each week of the school year with the same goals and purpose as the morning Bible study. We meet at 102 Selby Way, Waterford, CA 95386, for those who are working during the day. We will be working through the same Bible study book and materials as the morning Bible study. Childcare is not available.

Contact Diane Ziettlow (209) 604-5456

The morning Bible study meets each week of the school year in the Family Center to work through Bible study material that is appropriate to the unique role and responsibilities of a woman. This study group welcomes any woman who wants to grow in her love for and knowledge of God, His Word, and how to apply this love and knowledge to the varying seasons of life to bring glory to God. Supervised childcare is available in the Nursery.


Women’s Spring Luncheon

This is held in May to coincide with Mother’s Day. It is a great time to bring your mothers, daughters, sisters, and any other women whom you love for food, fellowship, and spiritual food.

Women’s Fall Dinner

Held in August, this is a “kick-off” dinner for the new school year.  This is an ideal opportunity for fellowship after the long summer break, and to be updated with any Women’s Ministry matters.

2017 Women’s Retreat

This annual retreat 2nd weekend of November is a time for women to draw aside for a time of teaching on women’s matters by a “Titus 2” woman.


The purpose of Woman’s Ministry is:

  • To address the complementary nature of manhood and womanhood from the Bible in order to counter the erroneous contemporary views.
  • To provide a platform for ongoing instruction for all that the Bible has to say about women and their roles.
  • To allow the process of equipping to flourish as older women teach younger women.
  • To establish a place of encouragement and fellowship of likeminded women.

Welcome to women’s ministry at Hickman Community Church. The role of women in God’s Church is a vital and volatile question in our day and age. We live in a time where there has been so much deconstruction of the roles of male and female that many in our society no longer see any distinction between the two, and so are left with no clear direction or understanding of their God-given roles in marriage, family and the Church. Biblical womanhood and worldly womanhood are radically different, and as such we must accept that Biblical womanhood is counter-cultural and counter-intuitive.

At a recent women’s conference, a young college women asked, “How can I think Biblically about womanhood when I am constantly told to pursue my own dreams, to be true to myself, and to seek my own fulfillment?” The answer to this question is found in the Word of God. It is crucial for women in this day and age to find Godly role models from whom they can seek wise counsel and instruction regarding Biblical truth about womanhood. The current clash of Biblical and secular cultures over gender issues requires that all true believers diligently and earnestly seek Biblical answers to their questions so that they might truly live God-exalting lives.

Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers or slaves to much wine. They are to teach what is good, and so train the young women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled.Titus 2:3-5
There is no chapter or verse which mandates a women’s ministry in the Church. However, there are clear Scriptural directives concerning the role of women, and there are enough Biblical principles to guide us. A women’s ministry provides a necessary and God-instituted sphere of spiritual activity for women of all ages. Therefore, Hickman Community Church’s Women’s Ministry:

  • exists for the glory of God (1 Cor. 10:31) by freeing women from men’s duties, removing conflict created by such improper delineation, and by allowing women to fulfill their proper, challenging roles (1 Tim. 5:14).
  • recognizes the oversight of elders, and thus functions in submission to those whom God has appointed as overseers of their souls (Heb. 13:17).
  • encourages women to service in the context of the church (Rom. 16:1).
  • exists to uphold the Biblical definition of womanhood as it relates to the creatorial order of male and female – (Gen. 2:18; 3:20; 1 Pet. 3:1-6).
  • finds its motivation in the Biblical calling to godliness in womanhood (Tit. 2:3; 1Tim. 2:9-10; 3:11;5:3-16).
  • recognizes the need for the older, spiritually mature women to mentor the younger women in the church (Tit. 2:4-5).
  • recognizes that the Word of God is sufficient for godliness, and is the final authority over all that is done. (Tit. 2:5b).
  • to meet the needs of women that men, by nature of their masculinity, cannot meet by teaching womanly things, counseling other women, and sharing one another’s burdens (Tit. 2:3-5).

NOTE: The term “older” or mature encompasses both the chronological age and the spiritual level of maturity. Older and spiritually mature women are to pass on the benefit of their experiences to others who are younger and/or less mature spiritually.

However, this in no way prohibits spiritually mature younger women from also teaching, sharing and leading by both precept and example.

The goal of Hickman Community Church’s Women’s Ministry is to see God glorified in the Church as women grow in their roles as ministers of the grace of God through submission to their husbands/elders, the blessedness of motherhood and womanhood, and discipleship relationships.

This will be achieved through the teaching of the Word of God, prayer, accountability and fellowship.

Get In Touch


Barby Woodfield


Oversight and Administration

(209) 648-1720

barbywoodfield@gmail.com


Diane Ziettlow


Wednesday Morning Study

(209) 874-5884

diztlw@yahoo.com


Jamie Strehle


Tuesday Evening Study

(209) 480-2103

mjstrehle@sbcglobal.net


Elizabeth Medhurst


Summer Activities

(209) 470-0122

elizabethmedhurst@yahoo.com