Hillsboro Heart Sisters

Heart Sisters Registration: CLOSED for our 2016-17 session! Thanks for participating!

 

 
 

“Older women likewise are to be reverent in their behavior, not malicious gossips nor enslaved to much wine, teaching what is good, so that they may encourage the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, to be sensible, pure, workers at home, kind, being subject to their own husbands, so that the word of God will not be dishonored.” Titus 2: 3-5

PURPOSE

God gave us the Church in order that we could build our faith and share in the joys and the burdens of life. Hillsboro is full of younger women who are seeking mentors to walk alongside them and older women who desire to share their wisdom and faith in encouraging others. This ministry seeks to bring these women together so that they can form deep relationships in the Church that span generations and which are mutually encouraging and challenging. We seek to accomplish the following goals through this ministry:

  • Encourage women and challenge them to grow in their faith
  • Facilitate the development of close intergenerational relationships between women in the church
  • Teach women to care for their church family through hospitality, discipleship, and teaching
  • Help women to practice sharing their faith while learning how to pass it on to others

We know that each woman in this congregation has her own experiences and insight to offer to these groups, so we hope that you will choose to join us. Additionally, if you are a member of the Young at Heart class and want to participate but are concerned that you might be unable to help host, please sign up as a Heart Mom anyway! We value the wisdom and experience you will bring to the groups. 


PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Drawing on Titus 2:3-5, the program provides the following model:

  • All groups are composed of Heart Moms and Heart Sisters (8-10 members in each group)
  • Heart Moms host the Heart Sisters once a month in a Heart Mom’s home
  • Each meeting consists of a meal, a Bible study, prayer, and fellowship
  • Bible lessons focus on how to be a woman of God and practical Christian living
  • Leader manuals offer a structure that women can follow for meetings but that also allow flexibility which includes activities, meal suggestions, mentoring tips, and Bible studies
  • Each woman who participates commits to being present at meetings and actively engaged with her group

FAQ & Role Descriptions
Q:  Who can be a Heart Mom?
A:   Heart Moms are older, mature women of faith who either already are mentoring younger women, or who have expressed a desire to mentor younger women.
 
Q:  How are Heart Mom groups determined?
A:  The groups will be formed by the committee. If you requested a group to work with, we will make every effort to honor your wishes.
 
Q:   When can groups meet?  
A: Each group will choose a night most convenient for them. If possible, plan for the first 2 weeks of the month. This gives the group flexibility to reschedule within the same month if needed.
 

We know that each woman in this congregation has her own experiences and insight to offer to these groups, so we hope that you will choose to join us. Additionally, if you are part of the chapel class or A.M. Burton’s class and want to participate but are concerned that you might be unable to participate fully, please sign up as a Heart Mom and check the box that you would like to be a Heart Grandma. We value the wisdom and experience you will bring to the groups and want to be able to learn from you!  

Heart Moms Heart Sisters
  • Heart Moms are older, mature women of faith who either already are mentoring younger women, or who have expressed a desire to mentor younger women.

  • She has seen the faithfulness of God – doesn’t mean she has not faced doubt, challenges, or valleys

  • She takes seriously the command of Titus 2 and desires to love and nurture women younger in age or spiritual walk

  • She has not done everything perfectly but has learned from her mistakes

  • She’s looked to Biblical knowledge and wisdom as a foundation for her home

  • She is younger in age and faith eager to learn from a Heart Mom

  • She may be single, married, a mother, divorced

  • She is committed to growing in her faith and laying a Biblical foundation for her life

  • She wants to learn how to pass on her faith to her family

  • She seeks guidance in the daily, lived experience of being a woman of God

  • She is eager to share her insight into the Scriptures and her enthusiasm with an older generation

 


HEART SISTERS PROGRAM MONTHLY MEETINGS

Each set of Heart moms will receive a leaders’ manual that gives tips on how to mentor, suggestions for how to set up monthly meetings, and Bible lessons for the meetings. Because Heart Families are committed to building strong intergenerational relationships and deepening our faith, almost everything done in a Heart Family meeting has a purpose. The following schedule is suggested to help cultivate meaningful conversations and to deepen friendships.

This schedule is an approximation that you can personalize to fit the needs of your Family’s groups and plans.

Welcome and Greetings – 10 minutes
Cooking demonstration and/or recipe sharing – 45 minutes Meal and Heart to Heart Talk – 45 minutes
Bible Study – 45 minutes
Goodbyes – 5 minutes

This program is designed to give encouragement, guidance, and support to the women who participate in it. The studies and suggestions in the leaders’ manual can be adapted to fit each group. When Heart Moms prepare for their monthly meetings, they will need to be attuned to the unique experiences, concerns, joys, and struggles each woman will bring to the group with her. 


 
 
Heart Sisters Registration: CLOSED for our 2016-17 session! Thanks for participating!
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