GCO Updates

Women's Ministry

Hello Women of Grace!

If the word “doctrine” seems dry, like crusty bread that’s hard to swallow, it’s because we don’t realize its value. Doctrine determines behavior. Put another way, what we believe affects how we behave. Sound doctrine is extremely practical because it leads to true joy. Paul uses the phrase “sound doctrine” repeatedly in his epistles. For example, he urges Titus, the young pastor, to teach “sound doctrine” to his church on the island of Crete.  Paul tells him that “older women are to teach what is good, and so train the young women...” Why? So that “in everything they may adorn the doctrine of God our Savior” (Titus 2:1, 3-4, 10). When we adorn sound doctrine, we robe ourselves with the Savior’s grace and truth for others to see. Sound doctrine transforms us; it changes us from the inside out. The best beauty secrets are found in sound doctrine, not in secular culture. As older women teach younger women to adorn Biblical truths, we put Christ on display and share His beauty with this broken world. 

~Kim Derflinger 

Here’s what’s ahead:

  • Thursday Evening Women of the Word began March 18th from 6:45-8:30 pm. We will meet at church in the Worship Center. A 7-week study on the Letters of Paul. The format of this study will be live teaching from GCO women, then break into smaller groups for prayer and sharing. Sign up here.

  • Thursday Morning Women of the Word began March 18th from 9:30-11:30 am. 7-week study on the Letters of Paul. The format is live teaching each week by GCO ladies followed by prayer and discussion led by Jill Martin. Childcare available. Location: GCO Plaza. Sign up here.

  • Friday Morning Bible Study begins April 23rd from 9:00-11:00 am. This is a 6-week study on Romans 8. Meeting at GCO in A1. More info and sign ups here.
  • Prayer structured through Scripture reading is hosted by Sarah Woodson. Here’s the Zoom link:
    Tuesday-8:00-9:00 pm (password: 895733)
  • Join our private Facebook group for the women of GCO to post encouragement, prayer requests, etc. Find the link for it HERE 
  • If you have a question, need anything, or just want to talk to someone, please feel free to contact Kim Derflinger or Susan Clark.

We are praying for you and look forward to seeing you soon!

In Christ,

Susan Clark & Kim Derflinger 

Women’s Ministry Coordinators


Encourage… Equip… Excite!

Our desire is to see each woman prepared for works of service in both home and church, to see the body of Christ built up, and for people to reach unity and maturity in the faith.

“so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him: bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God; being strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy”. (Colossians 1:10–11)

Our Women's Ministry is led by Susan Clark and Kim Derflinger. They would love to speak to any of the women of Grace to answer any questions, help get you connected, or serve you in any way they can. 

Listen to Susan Clark's Lesson on Contentment


Women's Spring Picnic

Please join us for a Women's Picnic with singing, teaching, and games. Women of all ages are welcome! Saturday, May 22nd, from 11:00 am-1:00 pm at GCO. Sign up here

On-Going Programs

WOW Bible study
Click here for more info and the recordings

Women's Bible Studies
Click here for the details!
Women's Missionary PAC (Prayer and Care)
Click here for the details!
Sewing Circle
3rd Tuesday of the month from 9:30–11:30am (meets year round, except Nov. and Dec.).
Meet at the Schuler’s home in Garden Grove to help with this service ministry that contributes to the sewing needs of Threads of Love.
Contact: Jacque Schuler

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Women of Grace Facebook page!


Behold Our God

Listen to the audio from our 2018 Women's Christmas Brunch: Behold Our God.

Christmas Girls Choir

Listen to Oh Holy Night & Silent Night as performed by our girls choir on December 23rd, 2018.


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