During Jesus' time here on earth, He displayed how important women are to God's heart. With His love and ministry shown beginning with the Samaritan woman
(John 4:9) at the well and the women who touched the hem of His garment to receive healing (Matthew 9:20), we know this to be true. Embrace at Freedom seeks to follow the example of these women and go be a witness to our community of what He has done!
Embrace is excited to partner with local ministries such as the Hamlet Soup Kitchen, the Pee Dee Pregnancy Resource Center, and the Smith Home (with NC Baptist Children's Home), on a regular basis.
They typically meet the last Sunday of every month in the Fellowship Hall at Freedom. for the most updated information, check out The Drop.
"the older women likewise, that they be reverent in behavior, not slanderers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things— that they admonish the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, homemakers, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be blasphemed."
Embrace is a comprehensive disciple-making ministry model of the BSCNC that finds its foundations in two key passages of Scripture: Matthew 28:19-20 and Titus 2:3-5. In Matthew 28 Jesus gives His followers the command and commission to make disciples. Making disciples includes engaging women in Gospel conversations and seeing them profess Christ as Lord and Savior and then teaching them the things of God so they grow in their walk with Christ, and continue the disciple-making process. This happens as women live a life on mission recognizing disciple-making happens in their everyday lives.
Embrace God's call to pray for and minister to women, their families and future generations for the building up of Christ's Kingdom.
Embrace responds to God's call and design for women to live in intimacy with Christ as they serve Him through the local church to prayerfully care for and develop evangelism, discipleship and missions in women leaving a legacy for future generations.
Embrace and Women's Evangelism and Discipleship finds its biblical foundations in Titus 2:3-5. As Titus was told to have the older women teach and train the younger women, still today it is necessary for the older women to invest in the lives of younger women. The curriculum outlined in the Titus 2 passage focuses on a woman's behavior, attitudes, speech and thought. Paul encourages generational connections as he admonishes Titus to find mature women in Christ to disciple younger women. The areas of growth in Christ, family life, and actions and attitudes are areas Paul identifies as needing to reflect the glory of God.
Our intents are...
Evangelism - Engaging women with the gospel of Jesus Christ. (Proverbs 31:20, Matthew 28:19)
Discipleship - Educating women to prayerfully study and apply God's Word in their lives. (Psalm 19:7, Titus 2:3-4)
Missions - Equipping women to do Kingdom work through service locally and globally. (Acts 1:8, Psalm 2:8)
A Christian woman's lifestyle should naturally encompass each of these three intents. One cannot be separated from the other, but evangelism, discipleship and missions involvement should occur as a woman is going. Prayer is foundational and fundamental to who a woman in Christ is and what she does for His Kingdom. Embrace encourages women's ministry leaders in churches to design and plan all women's ministry events with the intent of disciple-making at the forefront of each activity.
Embrace seeks to help churches and associations develop women’s ministries that encourage and equip women to be growing disciple-makers who make disciples who make disciples.