Workplace Bible Studies
A natural overflow of the Faith@Work luncheons are the Workplace Bible Studies being held throughout Albuquerque. Training and support is also provided for women who want to start Bible studies in their offices.
One practical way we carry out our mission is through monthly Faith@Work luncheons. With an average of 130 attendees, each month we hear an encouraging testimony from a woman who has been challenged to put her faith to work in her workplace. Afterwards there is a time at our individual tables to discuss how the speaker’s experience is relevant in our own lives and how we can “challenge” one another to learn from it.
Come to the Banquet
Another beneficial and popular ministry is called “Come to the Banquet.” It was developed when Karen found herself hungering for more in her own quiet time with God. With the premise that spending time with God can be a feast of the senses, Karen leads workshops that teach women some of the exciting principles she has learned.
I knew God was calling me into vocational ministry very shortly after becoming a Christian. My husband Leroy and I came to the Lord in January of 1989, and within weeks we were being discipled by Nav staff. Within two years we were leading a young couples’ Bible Study at our church and I found myself discipling women, leading mini-retreats in my home, and teaching others how to lead. This led to an opportunity to direct women’s ministry for my church where, among other things, I delighted in leading over 200 women on an annual retreat to Glorieta Conference Center for five years.
In God’s perfect timing, He called me to the staff of The Navigators in 2001, and began to develop a ministry to business and professional women in Albuquerque. One of the signature events of this ministry has been the Faith@Work luncheons that I host every other month for business women throughout Albuquerque.
Another passion of mine is a workshop I developed called Come to the Banquet; a creative approach to experiencing God with all the senses.
Finally, Leroy and I consider our greatest investment to be our kids. Rebecca and her husband Justin, with our precious grandson, Hudson, are moving to Albuquerque in July of 2017. Nick lives in town and works at Sandia Labs. We pray that they will have a significant impact for God’s kingdom on the next generation.
And the things which you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, these entrust to faithful men, who will be able to teach others also.
– 2 Timothy 2:2