Meet the WEW Crew

Class Leader

Cynthia Jernigan have been married for 29 years and have two teenage boys.  From early childhood I have grown up knowing God. Yet, even though I accepted Christ at an early age, I continued to go forward at altar calls, especially when they included re-dedications or those seeking a deeper walk with Jesus. 

Although I understood that I was saved by grace and not works, I think for years I was afraid to be someone who earned my way to heaven through good works.  I read my bible, joined in bible studies and participated in all the right church activities to gain head knowledge of God. But by doing this, I was just hearing more about God and not cultivating a deep and growing relationship with God.

Once I began the WEW classes, I realized what I had been missing. When I started developing the spiritual disciplines of bible study, prayer, worship, service, evangelism and giving - I developed a deeper relationship with God instead of just learning aboutGod. This has prompted me to seek out ways to evangelize and be the hands and feet of Jesus. 

I look forward to encouraging other women at the Creek to know God in a deeper and meaningful way.

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Small Group Leader

Amy Penner 
As a young child I was raised Catholic and continued to attend church through adulthood, although I had no relationship with Christ.  I met my husband in Phoenix and we have been married five years.  In 2012, with a baby on the way, we moved to Raleigh to be closer to family.  Since that time, we have been blessed with two boys, ages 4 and 2. 

Prior to WEW, I was unaware that being a Christian meant practicing spiritual disciplines or even that knowing Christ meant being like  Christ. I was what the world would call a “good person.”  I prayed, went to church and did all the things Christians did. Yet, I don’t know if I really understood what it meant that Jesus died for my sins.

 It was only after coming to the Creek and partnering with several ladies in my small group that I had the opportunity to be disciple and learn about my faith more deeply. I first opened the Bible two years ago in 2014 and fought my busy “new mom” life for time in the Word.  It wasn’t until I learned the disciplines in WEW, that I studied my bible, prayed intentionally, learned about worship, served and shared the gospel with others.

Accountability has helped me spend time in the word—time I thought did not exist. After a year of WEW, my to-do list shortened and commitment to the disciplines grew.  Reading the bible daily became a priority.  Moreover, it was something I wanted to do rather than something I had to do.

My relationship with Christ is fairly new and I am honored to be a WEW leader. I look forward to leading other women in their relationship with the Lord. Life is filled with good days and difficult days but I hope I can encourage and challenge you in both.  Having been (and continue to be) in the throes of work, marriage, and parenting, I understand how demanding life can be

Romans 8:28
 “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.”


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