9th Annual summer Bookfest

We are excited to offer four titles this year that cover a variety of topics and interests.  Similar to past years, each hostess has prepared questions for you to answer ahead of your meeting time, and each discussion group will only meet on one evening in June or July.  The only cost to participate is the price of your book.

Click on each book title to see/download the Question Handout for that discussion meeting.

Missional Motherhood:

The Everyday Ministry of Motherhood in the Grand Plan of God

by Gloria Furman

Tuesday, June 12

Being a mom is a huge responsibility - and we can get so caught up in many big things that matter, that we forget the most important thing.  God has given us the task of mothering "life in the face of death", as Gloria puts it in this book.  She gives a great overview of God's plan of redemption through the Old Testament and how that determines the way we mother now.  This isn't a book on how to get your baby to nap well, or how to get your kids to be kind to their siblings.  This is a book about our glorious God and His plan for His image bearers - and the part we get to play in it.  One day we will all stand before Christ - let's mother in a way that brings glory to His name and shows those who we influence the Greatness of our God!

Dorie: The Girl Nobody Loved

by Dorie Vanstone

Wednesday, June 20

When I think of the book Dorie, the Girl Nobody Loved, I am reminded of the hymn, "How Firm a Foundation." "How firm a foundation you saints of the Lord, is laid for your faith in his excellent Word. What more can he say than to you he has said, to you who for refuge to Jesus have fled." Dorie is the true story of Dorie Vanstone who grew up in an incredibly abusive home, orphanage and foster home. While she was living in the orphanage college students visited, shared the gospel and Dorie grasped at the thought and truth that God loved her. A small New Testament became her guide for living.  Read the book and come join us as we watch with wonder the power of God's Word transform a person's life.

The Pursuit of God

by A. W. Tozer

Tuesday, July 10

A.W. Tozer said, “The Bible is not an end in itself, but a means to bring men to an intimate and satisfying knowledge of God, that they may enter into Him, that they may delight in His Presence, may taste and know the inner sweetness of the very God Himself in the core and center of their hearts.” His book, The Pursuit of God, is an excellent companion study to “Behold Your God”, as it continues the challenge for us to rethink God biblically and know Him more intimately… perhaps exceedingly, abundantly beyond all we could ask or think!  This little treasure is full of rich, biblical truths and insights that inspire trust, obedience and humility.  Please join us as we consider how to put off the sins of pride and pretense, and pursue a life that seeks to know, worship and exalt God above all else.

Where is God in All of This?  Finding God's Purpose in Our Suffering

by Deborah Howard

Thursday, July 12

 “Suffering exists to accomplish God’s purposes,” writes biblical counselor and hospice nurse Deborah Howard, and most of us generally understand that God is working trials for our good especially our sanctification. But if you desire a deeper understanding of God’s ways, and long to encourage others, “Where is God in All of This?” has profound biblical answers. The author highlights 13 specific spiritual benefits God is working in our lives as we walk through difficulties, from daily trials to the worst imaginable grief. She explores the way suffering drives our souls to God, weans us from the world, and even prepares us for coming glory. Sharing examples from real-life, including the suffering she experienced with the death of her brother, Howard provides solid reasons why we can trust our all-powerful and all-loving God with all of our suffering.


The 2018 Fall Bible Study information will be coming soon.

Previous Class Downloads

Renewing a Thought Worksheet

Renewing a Thought: A Proper Life Perspective

Renewing a Thought: God's Promises

Renewing a Thought: Scripture Resources

Renewing a Thought: What are My Thought Patterns

Renewing a Thought: Taking Thoughts Captive


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2017 Women's christmas event

Speaker: Chelle Stire

Reflections Newsletter

Women's ministry is excited to show you our Reflections newsletter.

We hope that you are encouraged by the articles and testimonies.

To view or download the Women's Reflections newsletter click here


The goal of Placerita Bible Church Women's Ministry is to train, encourage, and equip women to glorify God.


Support & Encouragement

"Therefore encourage one another, and build up one another..."  1 Peter 4:18

This ministry branch supports our church staff and those who attend our church.

We love to provide meals for new moms who may not be involved in a small group.

We also plan get-togethers to support moms in training their children.

Contact Rebecca Reyes

Spiritual Growth

"for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ." Ephesians 4:12

We place a priority on learning to become more like Christ through applying God's Word in our lives.

During our Bible Studies, we study various books of the Bible or biblical topics.

Contact Lauren Smith


"...pray for us that the word of the Lord may spread rapidly and be glorified." 2 Thessalonians 3:1

Our women missionaries serve all around the world,

and we love to hear from them when they are home from their fields of service.

During a Saturday brunch, they share about their lives and ministry.

In this way, we get to know our missionaries and encourage them. 

Contact Shayna Anderson

Special Events

"As each has received a special gift, employ it in serving one another..." 1 Peter 4:18

There are two main events each year.  The Spring Women's Retreat and a Christmas Event.

There are many opportunities for women to use their gifts and talents

to benefit others in the planning and presentations of these events.

Contact Lori Wellons


"Promoting unity in the body of Christ..." Colossians 3:12

This branch produces the Reflections newsletter three times a year: spring, fall, and winter.

It contains information on upcoming events for women, as well as articles of interest and encouragement.

Contact Karen Long