Real Women meets for Bible Study in semesters in the Fall, Winter and Spring. The semesters are usually 6-8 weeks. On semester nights we usually have light food, connection opportunities, worship, large group and small group within the two hours we meet. We welcome women from other churches that may not have a women's ministry, just yet. And women from the community that don't have a church home as well.
This happens on Wednesdays, at our Central Campus, 6pm-8pm. We offer a Children's program for Newborn-5th grade and a Student program for 6th-12th grades during this time.
Real Women also sponsors large events where women can gather and bring friends with them. We recently hosted Ruth Graham, Billy Graham's daughter, as a guest speaker for our first "Get Real Event". These happen about three times a year.
When you come to Real Women semester nights, you become part of a small group of women for that semester. These ladies share time together in group, get to know each other and do fun things outside of group times as well. It's a great opportunity to make friends! You can even pick your Group facilitator each semester to find someone who matches your current life situation the best. The names and bios for each semester will show up here. Choose your group facilitator here, then show up the first night of the semester to get plugged in to her group.
Ebony Gurley/Laura Doane
AGE: 29 WRITING, SINGING, & HOSTING
AGE: 29 OUTDOOR THINGS, READING, CRAFTS, & WORKING OUT
Ebony is single parent to a lovely daughter. She is goofy yet poetic. She loves God and loves to inspire.
Laura is a single mom. She is a caffeine dependent life form, professional procrastinator, and a full time medical assistant at a dermatology clinic. She enjoys working out when she can because pizza is life.
AGE: 42 GYM, MOVIES, GRANDBABIES
Jennifer is honest and real. She loves her grandbabies and her family is her life.
Karen Hall/Kellysha Fitzgerald
AGE: 51YOGA, BIKING, & HIKING
AGE: 33 WATCHING MOVIES & PLAYING GAMES
Karen is a military spouse and has been here for 2 years. She understands the challenges of being a stay at home mom, going through a divorce, being a single mom of teens, moving often and the need to build connections.
Kellysha is a stay at home mom and a military spouse. She enjoys meeting new people and dancing. She is very hyper at times and loves to laugh. She loves God and how He is using her.
AGE: 55 CAMPING, MOTORCYCLE, BUILDING & OUTDOORS
Cathy loves being outdoors and working with her hands. She enjoys long rides on her motorcycle. She has 2 dogs and takes care of her 87 year old mother.
Michelle Price/Leah Johannes
AGE: 36 READING, WATCHING MOVIES, & WORKING OUT
AGE: 35 CROSSFIT, PHOTOGRAPHY, & A SOCCER MOM
Michelle is married to her high school sweetheart for 12 years and they have one daughter who is 6-years-old. She loves spending time with her family and traveling.
Leah is a mom of 3, is into crossfit, a soccer mom, a fulltime worker, and a police wife. She enjoys photography and baking.
Molly Bennett/Kristen Webber
AGE: 45 COOKING, DRAWING, SEWING, & PAINTING
AGE: 33 PAINITING, RE-DOING FURNITURE, COOKING & EATING
Molly is an AF wife of 21+ years blessed to be married to my best friend. She is a firm believer that the term ‘stay at home mom’ is an oxymoron as she feels she rarely is at home in the this adventure of raising and home schooling their 4 kids (19, 14, 12, & 5). When she is not running a taxi service, grading papers, or digging out from under their laundry, she is a sometimes runner, a wanna be ‘top chef’ and an avid creator, Bible journaling, painting, quilting, lettering, you name it!
Kristen is married and is a stay at home mom. She has one dog (Tuff) and one cat (Captain Bubbles). This spring she hopes to have a garden and a chicken coop.
Sandra Smith/Chrystal Butler
AGE: 57 SERVING & WATCHING MOVIES
AGE: 41 PHOTOGRAPHY, PAINTING, & FLEA MARKETS
Sandra is a mother and a grandmother and loves spending time with them. She volunteers in That.Church coffee house and loves helping wherever she is needed. She loves to be on the go but is just as happy at home with her feet up watching a good comedy on tv. This is her first time as a facilitator and she is ready to dig in and have fun and learn.
Chrystal is and has been married for 17 years and has 3 adult daughters. She is probably the most awkward person you will meet, a recovering introvert, but knows God isn’t finished with her yet. She has been a part of and on staff at That.Church for 17 years, since the very beginning.
AGE: 27 MOTORCYCLE RIDING & ANTIQUE SHOPPING
If Sarah is not working or at home with family, she is out roaming the roads of Arkansas on her motorcycle. She is passionate, loving, and loves meeting new people.
AGE: 56 BIBLE JOURNALING & SERVING OTHERS
Diann has attended That.Church for 8 years. She served in many volunteer positions but the ministry closest to her heart is recovery.
April Knopp/Brianna Childres
AGE: 42 GARDENING, WORKING IN FLOWER BEDS, & LISTENING TO MUSIC
AGE: 28 READING, WRITING, CROCHETING
April is and has been married for 20 years. She loves being outside-if it’s warm/hot, loves hanging out with her kids and their friends. And she also loves building friendships and mentoring women.
Brianna is married with a 7-month-old baby boy-James. She is introverted, working mom, secret ninja, and a couch potato marathon expert.
AGE: 44 SINGING, RIDING MOTORCYCLES, & EVENT PLANNING
Heidi is a professor and veterinarian for the University of Arkansas. She is a motorcycle missionary, a retired hairstylist and a former cage fighter. She always finds the good in people.
AGE: 46 SCRAPBOOKING, WATCHING SON PLAY SPORTS, & READING
Melinda is a pharmacy tech. She is a wife, co-owner of her own business-lawn service, and a child of God. She loves her church and was here when it first started and loves watching what God is doing at That.Church.
Abbie Adkison/Lauren Cochran
AGE: 25 READING, MOVIES, SPENDING TIME WITH FRIENDS & FAMILY
AGE: 24 BEING WITH FAMILY & FRIENDS, LAUGHING, & WORKING OUT
Abbie is on a crazy mission from God teaching at an alternative high school in Pine Bluff.
Lauren is energetic and goofy. She works with students and this is her 5th semester in Real Women.
AGE: 51 READING, BOWLING, WALKING, & YARD WORK
Gail is married with grown children. She loves That Church and the people. She has been working at Transamerica Ins Co for 33 years and has 3 grandchildren.
AGE: 63 ANYTHING CRAFTY
Barbara is and has been married for 46 years. She loves animals-especially dogs and getting outside.
AGE: 37 ROAD TRIPS, COLLEGE FOOTBALL, TY’S BASEBALL & YARD SALES
Amber is in the medical field, loves Arkansas. She is an only child, slightly-okay a lot sarcastic. She is still growing in Christ and loves digging into her Bible.
AGE: 36 CRAFTING, READING, PLAYING WITH KIDS-LEGOS!
Kim Smith is married with 5 kids and totally fun.
Latreece Smith/Tanjanika Smith
AGE: 38 COOKING, BAKING, & RELAXING WITH MY KIDS
AGE: 43 MOVIES & TRAVELS
LaTreece is a single mom of two. She loves baking, cooking, and hanging with her family, but most of all she loves Jesus!
Tanjanika is single mom of 3. She loves movies and to travel. She is 25 years active duty for the USAF.
AGE: 36 READING & SPENDING TIME WITH FAMILY
Jennica is married and is a recovering workaholic, people pleaser, and approval junkie. She is excited to be a part of Real Women this semester and learning something new.
Amanda Walker/Meagan Williams
AGE: 37 WATCH SITCOMS FROM THE 80’S LIKE GOLDEN GIRLS & FULL HOUSE, BLOGGING, & TRAVELING
AGE 27: ONLINE SHOPPING, SOFTBALL MOM, TRAVEL, & WATCHING MOVIES
Amanda is married, a mama, an aunt, and a tax accountant who loves watching Jesus work! That’s why she is a facilitator and why she works in the children’s ministry. There is no high like a Jesus high.
Megan has been married for 8 years, is a mom of 2 daughters, and a total softball mom! She loves going out to eat, meeting new people, instagramming pictures of her family
Stephanie Stoltz/Elaine McGuire
AGE: 42 READING, PUZZLES, & COLORING
AGE: 55 HIKING, FISHING, CAMPING, READING, & GARDENING
Stephanie is a single mom who is learning and growing in the Lord every day.
Elaine is married with grown children. God has given her lots of life experiences to learn from.
AGE:56 HAVING FUN AT WHATEVER SHE IS DOING!
Amy loves Jesus and loves people! She has been retired from the Department of Defense for several years but this last year has gone back to work. She loves ministry and lives a very eclectic life style doing so many different things all the time.
"I've never really liked women's ministry that much." Stacey Harness (Real Women Leader)
It's true! I always thought women's ministry was about cooking dinners (I don't cook), making quilts ( well you know), or reading long Bible studies that I couldn't understand. To be honest, I ran from women who looked like they had it all together because they intimidated me. I was afraid, even if I did join in, that it would lead to conflict, gossip, back-biting, and honestly, comparison. It was safer just to stay away and live in my own little world. But it was lonely. And my life wasn't changing like I knew God could do.
But then, God changed my heart.
Yep, God gave me a vision of what women's ministry could be like. A ministry where women could take off our masks and just be real about our issues and problems. A place where women could look to God's Word to heal our everyday hurts and hangups. A place where our relationship with God and each other could be cultivated that would make real life change.
Would you like to be REAL with me?
You are wanted, you are needed, you are invited!
Stacey Harness, Wife, Mother, Minister
That.Church Real Women Director
Real Women believe in servant leadership. We believe that as the church, we should be serving and loving people every day. For those of us who attend That.Church, we come together to serve and fill the needs of the church. If you are not a part of That.Church on the weekend, we will encourage and equip you to serve and lead within your church home. We want to make Him known, however that looks!
Real Women wants to serve our community in a tangible way. We have partnered with The Call and Project Zero in order to help place waiting children in forever homes. The need is greater than it has ever been. We pray for individual children and for forever families as well as gather needed items. We provide encouragement for families in the process of fostering or adopting. We love on kids and foster/adoptive families through helping with events that the organizations host.
This is our Real Women project.