Mary Kassian, award-winning author, popular speaker, and a distinguished professor of women’s studies at Southern Baptist Seminary. She has published several books, Bible studies, and videos, including Girls Gone Wise In My Father’s House: Finding Your Heart’s True Home Conversation Peace Vertically Inclined, and The Feminist Mistake.
Friday, February 7, 6p-9p
Saturday, February 8, 9a-4p
Learning | Inspiration | Friendship | Encouragement
Grow in your relationship with Christ with other young moms while teaching biblical truths to the next generation.
Teaching on topics such as parenting, home management, growing in your faith, with small group discussion and serving opportunities
same great programming — note a couple of differences
Select Mondays, 6:30p-8:30p | Eden Prairie Room 112/113 (Dining Room)
2019: 9/16, 9/30, 10/14, 10/28, 11/11, 12/2
2020: 1/6, 1/27, 2/3, 2/24, 3/2, 3/16, 4/13, 4/27
Select Tuesdays, 9:30a-11:30a | Eden Prairie Room 112/113 (Dining Room)
2019: 9/17, 10/1, 10/15, 10/29, 11/12, 12/3
2020: 1/7, 1/21, 2/4, 2/18, 3/3, 3/17, 4/14, 4/28
Walk out your faith with another woman either through a one-on-one discipling relationship or in small groups. Open to all ages.
Titus 2:3-5 (ESV)
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.
We embrace single women, in their teens and twenties, who are facing an unplanned pregnancy and those who are parenting. We also come alongside women who have had an abortion. We embrace each woman and extend God's love and care, while sharing the beautiful Gospel message of grace, forgiveness, healing, redemption and hope.
If you are facing an unplanned pregnancy, we are here to help. Here are a few resources and opportunities.
Embrace Grace provides emotional, practical, and spiritual support for single pregnant women, in their teens and twenties, who are facing an unintended pregnancy. This 12-week program teaches young women about God’s love and grace, and at the end, we throw a baby shower or an adoption celebration to honor them for choosing life and to help provide for their babies’ needs.
We use the program and curriculum provided through Embrace Grace Ministries. For more information about this program, visit embracegrace.com.
Embrace Life equips single, new moms, in their teens and twenties, so they can learn to flourish in their relationship with God and not only survive in life but thrive! These brave moms will learn spiritual and practical ways to help navigate their way through life so they can rediscover their capabilities, passions, and dreams. Embrace Life meets weekly and includes a fall semester (Sep-Dec) and a spring semester (Feb-May). Each semester ends with a Life Adventure Day focused on blessing each mom in a fun way. We use the program and curriculum provided through Embrace Grace Ministries. For more information about this program, visit embracegrace.com.
For moms who completed Embrace Life, we now offer Embrace Life PLUS. This group follows the same schedule as Embrace Life and focuses on spiritual growth (walking with Jesus in every day life), while addressing practical areas such as parenting, career planning, budgeting.
This nine-week confidential group is for women who have had one or more abortions and covers forgiveness, anger, shame, and the renewing of one's mind in Christ. We embrace each woman on her journey towards hope and healing.
We have the opportunity to mentor young, single moms who attend New Beginnings, a full-day high school for parenting and pregnant teen girls located in Chaska. We also mentor those who attend our Embrace Grace and Embrace Life groups. Our goal is to come alongside, provide encouragement, assist with developing life skills, and share about Jesus as a trusting relationship is established. Mentoring also involves:
If you're interested in becoming a mentor, please complete this form. This opportunity is limited to females, age 24+.
During the school year, September through May, we provide a birthday cake to celebrate teen moms who attend New Beginnings school, along with personalized cards. If you’re interested in helping with one or more months, please email Kirsten at .
We host various events throughout the year, including a Christmas gathering and End-of-School year celebration for teen moms who attend New Beginnings High School. If you’re interested in serving, please email Kirsten at .
Pure Desire for Women groups are led by women from Grace Church who have struggled with a husband in the battle for purity or have been in the struggle themselves. Groups are designed to provide women a safe place to process their experiences, build a lifestyle of accountability, and then heal by finding hope, help, and encouragement in God.
How did he get this way? How can I tell if he is getting better? Can I ever trust him again? What do I do now? The Betrayal and Beyond Series was designed to answer these questions and more. Created to be experienced in a group setting, this resource provides valuable tools, biblical wisdom, and testimonies by courageous women who found hope, help, and encouragement through their personal journey of dealing with their husband's sexual betrayal.
Eden Prairie: Thursdays, Fall 2020
Everyone, at some point, will be tempted to sin sexually, but God’s grace is sufficient. The difference between prevailing and failing comes down to having a battle plan in place. This comprehensive teaching series on purity trains individuals to fight and win against sexual sin.
Eden Prairie: Sundays, Oct 13 - Dec 15, 2019
As a follow-up to the Conquer Series, Eight Pillars to Freedom curriculum is designed to help bring healing for women who have experienced love/sexual addiction and whose behaviors have led to destructive lifestyles. Each pillar will bring biblical truth and life competencies that give women the opportunity to rebuild their lives in a way that releases healing, freedom, and glory to God.
This class is meant to be taken after the Conquer Series.
Eden Prairie: upcoming dates to be announced