Women's Ministry | Ministries

LIFE TRANSFORMATION GROUPS

LTGs are groups of 2 or 3 that gather for the purpose of accountability in their walk with Christ.  There is a brochure that outlines how this group works - with suggestions for Scripture reading, as well as questions that are asked weekly within the group.  These questions deal with integrity re: finances, purity, kindness towards others, etc. 

If the group grows to 4 members, then you divide into 2 groups.  The size of the group helps with trust and confidentiality.

These groups meet for a semester or a year, as they prefer.  If you are interested, come by my office, and I will have brochures for you.

 

A LITTLE ABOUT ME

 My name is Ruth McWhite, and I joined this staff in the Fall of 2006.  Prior to serving here, I was a pastor's wife and a missionary to Ecuador with the IMB.  My husband, Allen, began working at NGU in 2002 as the Director of Global Missions.   During that time, I taught Biblical Worldview at Greer Christian Learning Center to high school students.  In my free time, I was mentoring NGU girls in my home, and I LOVED the time that I had with them.

 In the Spring of 2006, I was teaching Experiencing God to my high school students, and through that study, God made it clear to me that He had a place on this campus for me to serve Him.  And so began my journey here.

 God called me here through a passage of Scripture in Numbers ll:16-17.  When Moses could no longer carry the burden of leading so many people by himself, the Lord told him to gather 70 elders and have them stand outside of the Tent of Meeting.  Then the Lord took from His Spirit that He had poured out on Moses, and He poured it over the people.  I am constantly reminded that this is also the way He has chosen to work in this ministry.  I am to sit at His Feet, and as He pours His Spirit on me, then I have the privilege of allowing that to overflow into the lives of the girls around me.  And that is also what I am teaching the girls - "Allow His Spirit to pour out through you onto the lives of the girls in your dorm, your classes, and wherever you may be on campus." 

 I am also the mother of four wonderful children and two daughters-in-law that I love as if I had given birth to them.  Family is my real heartbeat!  I love passing on some 'home skills' to my girls for their lives in the future.  My college years were spent at Erskine College where I majored in Home Economics.  So it is fun to use that part of my life with these girls. 

 I also studied at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth, TX, and I earned a Masters in Religious Education.  Best of all, I found the love of my life there!  Allen and I married in 1983 and have 26 fun years of ministry together.

  BIBLE STUDIES

PATHFINDERS

Pathfinders is a 28 day guide to spiritual disciplines that I put together for the girls on campus.  This group meets for 28 days!  During that time, you will daily work through this booklet to develop more consistent habits for your own quiet time, such as journaling, Bible study, Scripture memory, etc.  This group is limited to 10 girls and will meet in my home during February, and then a second group will meet during April. 

APPLES OF GOLD

During the Spring semester, I will be teaching a group of 8 girls who are engaged!  Apples of Gold  is a book that I use to teach, and in this study, we will meet for 6 weeks.  We meet at my home and prepare a meal, study about family and marriage while the meal cooks, and then...we gather around the table and enjoy our work! 

EZER

Is a study led by Michelle Matthews and Lindsey Welkner that teaches Biblical Femininity.  (What a word!)  It meets on Tuesday evenings.

CHRONOLOGICAL BIBLE STUDY

Chronological Bible Study is led by me on Monday afternoons at my home.  In this study, we are working our way through the major stories of Scripture and learning how God deals with His children - women in particular! 

COLOSSIANS BIBLE STUDY

Heather Reynolds is leading this study on Tuesday nights at 7:00 for Self and Trustees girls (and anyone else who wants to join!).  

PHILIPPIANS BIBLE STUDY

Kassidy Reynolds is facilitating a Bible study in Hartness on Philippians for this semester.

 

If you are interested in any of these studies you may contact the student leading or call me at 977-7030 or email me at rwmcwhite@ngu.edu

WHAT IS AN INTERN?

An intern serves campus ministry with a small team of girls who give direction and leadership to the women's ministry.   You receive scholarship funds and serve for the year.

The interns oversee the chaplain ministry through weekly meetings in their small groups, and they also help to plan and coordinate events.

Write to me for any questions you may have.  You can download the application from the website.

Interns typically are chosen from among those who have served as chaplains.

  Click here to download Intern/Chaplain application
 

 

WHO CAN BE A CHAPLAIN?

My goal is to have a chaplain on every hall or at least in every building.  These girls serve on a volunteer basis and are available for leading Bible studies, prayer groups or other small group opportunities for spiritual growth. 

Contact me by phone or email and I can answer questions.  You can download the application from this website and send that to me as well.