DBC Women’s Ministry

The Women’s Ministry actively encourages the women of Derwood Bible Church to grow in their love for God and for one another.



A conference for women.

Join us for this streamed event at Derwood Bible Church.

February 5th 7-9 PM and February 6th 10 AM-5 PM

Cost: $20 includes snacks & lunch

More info: The world around us feels like it is crumbling and almost nothing seems certain, until we look to Jesus and see that our Hope is very clear and certain. He didn’t just give us salvation—Jesus is our salvation and the example of what it means to live in the fullness of grace and truth. What the world needs is His redemption, the very redemption and hope that lives inside of us. Rather than shrink back, it is time to love like Jesus loved, serve like Jesus served, pray like Jesus prayed, and pursue holiness like Jesus pursued it. This February 5-6, join this global gathering of women across denominations, generations, and cultures as we come together in the name of Jesus.

RSVP via email: dbc.womens.events@gmail.com 

Watch this video for a taste of what's to come. 


IF:Gathering 2016 from IF Gathering on Vimeo.



 Women’s Bible Studies

The Women's Bible studies at DBC are doctrinaly sound and life changing. We meet together to study God's Word and in doing so, we draw closer to Him and each other. At any given time during the year, we have several studies going on. We come together to laugh, cry, be vulnerable with each other and build friendships. We see Jesus’ hand on our lives as we study and pray for each other during the week.

We have studied many books of the Bible, and sometimes we study topics such as finding God's will for your life or how to live as a Christian woman in a non-Christian world. We have studied Beth Moore, Priscilla Shirer, Jennifer Rothschild. At times, we offer Precept classes also.

No matter what we are studying, we feel the hand of God touch our lives as we go deeper with him and allow His Word to change us from the inside out; sanctifying, healing, spurring us on to do His work until the day we see Him face to face.

If you would like to be a part of a group of women who strive to live for Christ in every part of their lives, please contact Kimberly Guy at 301-987-0831. We would love to have you join us!!!

For details please visit our Bible Studies page.



Women’s events at Derwood Bible Church are designed to give women the opportunity to cultivate friendships, grow together and serve one another. Christ invites us to experience His love through fellowship with believers as well as honoring who we are as women who thrive through connecting.

The Women’s Ministry event team offers various types of events including larger, more social events as well as smaller, more informal events hoping to meet the need of every women in the congregation. We recognize that women often live very busy lives - for this reason, we invite you to come and join us for the events that are a fit for you and don’t worry about the events that aren’t!


Lay Counseling

DBC’s Lay Counseling ministry is designed to meet the needs of our body by providing empathetic counselors who will listen, encourage, and give Biblical direction as needed. Our lay counselors have all received basic training and are ready to support you and give helpful counsel as you face life’s challenges, or refer you to those who can better assist you. For more information and to be referred to a counselor, please contact Pastor Colin at 301-987-0831.  


MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers)

Want to be the best mom possible? You are not alone! You are invited to a community of moms just for you! For nearly 40 years, over one million moms have met in MOPS groups in the United States and in over 32 countries.

A MOPS group is a dynamic, inviting environment where women can come just as they are to build friendships, be encouraged by each other and gain practical parenting strategies.

Moms get together to share food, laugh, and hear inspiring speakers. While moms are in a MOPS meeting, their children are lovingly cared for in the MOPPETS program. In a MOPS group, you experience authentic community, mothering support, personal growth and spiritual hope, all to help you be the best mom possible.

Mothers of Preschoolers meets at Derwood Bible Church twice monthly throughout the school year.

Please contact Rian Ryan, MOPS Coordinator, for more information, or visit our blog or MOPS page.


Mentoring Ministry

DBC's mentoring ministry aims to facilitate intentional, real connections, between older and younger women. This is done through encouraging the 'mentor' to set aside time on a regular basis to check in and for the 'mentee' to be honest with the good and bad in her life.  No training needed!  If you are interested, please fill out this form.


Body & Soul Ministries  

Body & Soul offers fitness classes set to contemporary Christian music in many church locations around the beltway. Women of all ages and fitness levels are welcome to join us for our cardio and strength training workout. Certified teachers will guide you to exercise at a safe level that will work for you!

Our goal:To have a global impact on people through our fitness classes which challenge participants to reach their personal best, both physically and spiritually, no matter what their background or fitness level.

Body & Soul Fitness will:

  • ENERGIZE you with fun workouts that will leave you with the physical strength and spiritual energy you need to face the everyday challenges of life.
  • ENCOURAGE you to grow stronger physically and challenge you to consider your unique place in this world and discover God’s plan for your life.
  • EDUCATE you on the difference that both physical and spiritual fitness plays in the health of the human life.  Physically, we will help you learn what it takes for you to work in your target heart range, increase your metabolism, work out safely and effectively, and challenge your body to see the results you are looking for.  We want you to succeed!  Spiritually, we will share ideas with you, challenge you to think and search out truth, and encourage you to grow in your spiritual life.
  • EQUIP you with the knowledge and skills to lead a healthy and active life.  All of our instructors are certified in group fitness and CPR.  We provide ongoing training courses to keep our teachers up-to-date with the latest fitness information and trends, because we care about teaching with excellence.

To find a class near you, go to Body&Soul or call (888)660-SOUL (7685).