River Oak Women’s Ministry strives to lead women into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ through life groups designed specifically for women. We desire to help women develop a Christ-like maturity and equip them for their ministry in their homes, workplace and all other aspects of their lives in order to magnify God’s name.


How can we pray for you?

We know life can sometimes be overwhelming! Whether it is battling an illness, working a stressful job, single, parenting, being a wife or mom, caring for a sick loved one, we understand it can sometimes be tough. Whatever season of life you are currently in, women’s ministry cares and seeks to be a refuge of prayer and encouragement! If you have a prayer request, please fill out the form below so that we can lift one another up. 

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WomEN’S Groups

On-Campus Women’s Groups


Ladies’ Life Group- ‘What Love Is’ by Kelly Minter’
9:30 AM | 223A | Susan Alberson | salberson@cox.net

Walking in the Word Life Group – Romans
11:00 AM | 205B | Marcia Riggs l meriggs1129@gmail.com

Single Moms’ Life Group – Girlfriend Revolution by Susan Thomas
11:00 AM | 218A |  Debbie Bower | debbie@bower-house.com
“Friendship among women is one of the most beautiful gifts God gives us, but it is also one of the most broken areas we deal with.”.  Single Moms desperately need the friendships of other women.  Even with the juggling of the responsibilities of children, careers, homemaking, school, etc., we need to learn how critical these friendships are and how to cultivate them.

Ladies Life Group – The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth
6:00 l 203B l Sandra Harrington l sandra.harrington@cox.net
This study can help you become more successful in every area of life, building up your sense of purpose, passion and your potential.  A person’s potential implies possibilities, it heralds hope, and it unveils greatness.  In the 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth, Dr. John C Maxwell shares the core of what he has learned about developing yourself so that you have the best chance of becoming the person you were created to be.  With added scriptural references, we will further discuss the person GOD created you to be.


Psalm 23: The Shepherd with Me *Childcare available sign up below
Jan 8 – Feb 26 | 9-11 AM | 218A | Kelly Brown | Cb-kb@hotmail.com | 757-560-7086

Military Wives – The Quest by Beth Moore *Childcare available sign up below
9-11 AM  | 219A | Emily Shannon l Emshannon7777@gmail.com | 717-515-4035

Ladies’ Bible Study – Job *Childcare available sign up below
6:30-8:00 PM | ROC | Victoria Overton | vmjoverton@gmail.com
Line by line study of Job using the Bible


Faith and Fitness *Childcare available sign up below
9:15-10:30 AM | Worship Center | Rebecca Bradford | relish4him@yahoo.com
Physical exercise and biblical fellowship.

Armor of God – Priscilla Shirer *Childcare available sign up below
9-11 AM | 218A | Liz Anderson l eanderson1@yahoo.com
Workbooks are $16 and available the first day for purchase. (If needed, scholarships are available to cover the cost of a workbook.)

Steadfast Love by Lauren Chandler
6:30-7:30 PM | 218/219 | Dawn Spicer | dawn.spicer@riveroakchurch.org
In this study learn to face each season of life with courage and trust in Jesus, and discover how tests in our journeys of faith reveal the true condition of our hearts. For there is no fear for the one who fears the Lord, the one whose soul is anchored in His steadfast love.  Workbooks are $13.00 and can be purchased the first day of class.

Deuteronomy – Blessing or Curse, Life or Death, You Choose!
Starts Jan 9 | 6:00-7:30 PM | 203B | Adele Hollman | adele.holleman@gmail.com
At 120 years of age after leading the children of Israel out of Egyptian bondage and through 40 years in the wilderness, Moses addresses the generation of Israel that is about to enter the land promised by God approximately 700 years earlier to Abraham and His descendants. Come join us as we observe God’s Words through His Servant, Moses, who reminds Israel of God’s FAITHFULNESS and the importance of their FAITHFULNESS to God.  Workbooks are $18.00 and can be purchased at our first class.


Beth Moore’s James – Mercy Triumphs study *Childcare available sign up below
Jan 10 – Feb 28 | Morning: 9:00-11:30 | Evening 6:30-8:00  | Worship Center | thursamstudy@riveroakchurch.org
Join us on Thursday as we study the book of James. Be inspired to put your faith into action in practical ways as we explore such concepts as joy, hardships, wisdom, the tongue, humility and more. We will meet in small groups for discussion and prayer and in a larger group for a teaching video and fellowship. Workbooks are $16 and available the first day for purchase. (If needed, scholarships are available to cover the cost of a workbook.

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Homeschool Life Group *Childcare available sign up below
10 AM  | 214A | 2nd Friday | Heather Harrington | homeschoolmoms2016@gmail.com


Childcare registration for all Women’s bible studies is located below (studies that offer childcare are noted above):

Childcare Registration




Ladies’ Bible Study – Philippians
7:00 PM | Janice’s Home | Janice Bullard-Ward | hrhomehunter@realestategrp.com


Ladies’ Bible Study – Hebrews
Starts Jan 9 | 1:15 – 2:30 PM | 218A | Jennifer Polaski | jenleemit@outlook.com
Mom Set Free, is a class that allows you to release the control we hold on to be the perfect parent and putting it back in the hands of God, who desires to be our child’s Savior. It’s an approach to parent with a heart of grace in a world full of busy chaos! Come find rest and friends who are experiencing the same season!

Conversation Peace by Mary Kassian
6:30 PM | The Preserve Neighborhood | Debbie Conran | peacejoy1love@gmail.com
The power of transformed speech, applying powerful vocabulary from God’s word teaching  positive communication.




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Service Times:
8:00AM, 9:30AM, 11:15AM
255 Great Bridge Blvd.,
Chesapeake, VA 23320