Who We Are

Shandon Women seeks to foster gospel community, engage and serve the women of Columbia, grow in discipleship and make disciples. We are passionate about God’s word and want to share His love with others. Shandon Women is dedicated to providing opportunities to learn and grow with other women via neighbor groups, weekly Bible studies, special events and mission opportunities. 

The Well is a monthly gathering for the women of Columbia, hosted by the women of Shandon. At The Well, you’ll hear raw stories of hope, life change, and the power of the Gospel in an interview format each month, as well as an intimate time of worship. 

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Discipleship

The idea of The Table was born through conversations about mentorship and learning from women from different ages and stages of life. Shandon’s rich history and large size have many of us in our regular places of service and worship from week to week. The Table provides women an opportunity to sit down with women outside of their Sunday School class and meet women they might not have the opportunity to meet otherwise. And because around a table and over a meal is a natural place to gather, that’s where we want to come together. 

How does it work?

  • 2 hours, 4 meetings, 6-8 women
  • For 4 months, your group will meet once a month over a meal
  • The groups will be kept at 6-8 people total to include the hostess
  • Everyone will not have the same viewpoints and won’t always agree on everything. You don’t have to convince each other, but instead listen to each other.
  • We would love for these groups to create other groups when you 4 weeks conclude. Let’s be disciples who make disciples as Jesus called us to do. 
New groups will launch this summer. Sign up now to join a group!
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BIBLE STUDIES

Shandon Women’s Ministry is dedicated to fostering an environment where you can learn and grow with other women in Gospel Community. Each semester we offer many different Bible studies that will fit into your schedule.

Tuesday Mornings

Childcare is not available on Tuesday mornings.

sermon on the mount

Sermon on the Mount by Jen Wilkin

September 3- 9 weeks

Facilitated by Cathy Banks

Room B103 - 9:30am - 11:30am

What does it mean to be a citizen of the kingdom of Heaven? The Sermon on the Mount articulates what the life of a Christ follower should look like, asking us the same questions it posed to its original hearers: How should a disciple relate to sin? To others? To the Law? How does a disciple think, speak, and act? In this 9-session study, examine the words of Jesus in-depth as He challenges us to think differently about repentance, salvation, and sanctification.

The workbook can be purchased via cash or check for $14 at the first Bible study meeting.

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Armor of god

Armor of God by Priscilla Shirer

September 10- October 29

Facilitated by Robin Byrd

Room C127 - 9:30am - 11:30am

All day, every day, an invisible war rages around you — unseen, unheard, yet felt throughout every aspect of your life. A devoted, devilish enemy seeks to wreak havoc on everything that matters to you: your heart, your mind, your marriage, your children, your relationships, your resilience, your dreams, your destiny.

But his battle plan depends on catching you unaware and unarmed. If you're tired of being pushed around and caught with your guard down, this study is for you.

The enemy always fails miserably when he meets a woman dressed for the occasion. The Armor of God, more than merely a biblical description of the believer's inventory, is an action plan for putting it on and developing a personalized strategy to secure victory.

The workbook can be purchased via cash or check for $15 at the first Bible study meeting.

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Wednesday Evenings

Childcare is available with registration on Wednesday evenings. Wednesday evening women’s Bible studies and childcare will follow the AWANA calendar.

Finding god faithful

Finding God Faithful by Kelly Minter

September 11- 8 weeks

Facilitated by Kelly Shank

Room B103 - 6:30pm - 7:45pm

Trace the path of Joseph’s life in the Book of Genesis to observe how God’s sovereignty reigns, even in our darkest moments. Learn to recognize when God is working during periods of waiting, trust God’s plan when life doesn’t make sense, and rest in the sufficiency of His presence in every circumstance. His provision is enough, His presence is constant, and His purpose is unstoppable.

  • Place your hope in the God who is with you.
  • Learn to trust God’s purposes when life doesn’t make sense.
  • Recognize how God is working in your waiting.
  • Rest in the sufficiency of God’s presence in every circumstance.

The workbook can be purchased via cash or check for $14 at the first Bible study meeting

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Embrace Grace

Embrace Grace

Starts September 18 and runs on Wednesday nights for 12 weeks

Facilitated by Elizabeth Mounce

Room B119a - 6:00 pm -7:45 pm

Unplanned pregnancy? You are not alone. Join our Embrace Grace group! Embrace Grace is a one semester program offering a support system providing spiritual, emotional and physical support for single, young women experiencing an unplanned pregnancy. The Embrace Grace DVD curriculum paired with the Embraced by Grace Study Guide conveys the heart of God through simple, yet powerful lessons about God’s love and grace for each of us. Whether a single, young woman with an unplanned pregnancy was raised in church or has never heard the message and hope of Jesus, she will encounter God in a way she never has before.

Make new friends in similar circumstances.

Receive a baby shower with new baby items.

Be inspired and hope-filled through an awesome support system.

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Live Sent

Shandon Women are committed to loving our neighbors and reaching our city for God’s glory and to advance His kingdom. If you are interested in living sent within the city of Columbia, we have a few ways to connect you to local ministries that are looking for women to be the hands and feet of Jesus right here! Sign up below and someone will be back in touch with you.

heart 4 schools

Elementary students who cannot read at grade level and live in poverty are 8 times more likely to drop out of high school.  We want to share Christ’s love by supporting elementary students and their teachers.  Thirty minutes a week could make a huge impact on one child’s life.  Please fill out the form below if you are interested in making a difference at our area schools.

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daybreak ministries

The mission of Daybreak Ministries is to offer practical services in a compassionate and responsive manner that will empower women, men, and families to choose life for their pre-born child. We will offer hope, healing, and the truth of God's love through: abstinence education, all stages of a crisis pregnancy, and during the aftermath of devastating decisions.

Shandon Women can be involved in the area of counseling, organizing supply drives, and hosting baby showers for mothers. Please fill out the form below if you are interested in making a difference in the life of a young mom-to-be and her baby.

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ladies sewing project

The Ladies Sewing Project is a group that sews and assembles needed supplies for women across the globe. Without access to feminine hygiene supplies, women in developing countries cannot leave their homes. They are often shunned during their monthly cycle, and many girls miss 20 percent of the school year. YOU can help women reclaim control of their lives and health and learn that Jesus loves them. We meet once a month (room C121) and sew from home, too. Please contact Kristin Mixson by email at for information about how to get involved.

Dates: 

April 25 4-7 pm
May 16 4-7 pm
June 11 12-3 pm
June 18 12-3 pm
July 9 12-3 pm
July 16 12-3 pm
July 23 12-3 pm
July 30 12-3 pm

Get Involved

Are you interested in serving with the women’s ministry? Do you feel a call to teach Bible studies? Do you have the gift of hospitality, planning events, or decorating? Do you have a heart for encouraging people to live sent? Or maybe you’d like to welcome people to events with a warm smile and a cup of coffee? We’re looking to grow our team and we’d love for you to join us! Please use the sign up link below to let us know how you may want to get involved and someone will get back in touch with you with more information.

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