Preschool Winter Weather Update

Due to the winter wearger and the risk of additional freezing occurring in the early hours of tomorrow morning prior to arrival, PATC will be CLOSED on Mon., Jan. 10, 2018. Please enjoy the extra time with your family, and know we look forward to seeing you all back at school later this week! More information

 

Fall 2018 Bible Study Teachers



Faith Cross


http://www.richlandcreek.com/uploads/Faith(1).jpgI have been a member at Richland Creek Community Church for over seven years. I am married to Dale and we have 3 children: Noah—age nine, Lily—age seven and Daniel—age seven. Dale plays electric guitar with the worship team every Sunday. For the most part I am a stay-at-home mom and homeschool our children. I am also a director for our homeschool group, Classical Conversations. In addition, I also work as an infusion nurse a few shifts per week. If I have free time, I enjoy running, reading and cooking! 

I graduated from Florida State University with a Nursing Degree in 2000. 

I was raised Catholic, but did not have a personal relationship with my Savior until I was in my mid-twenties. I had never studied the Bible for myself. A pastor in South Carolina challenged my husband and I to look into baptism by immersion. Because of this challenge, I began to read the Bible for myself. Through a series of God-ordained circumstances, I realized my lost, sinful condition and placed my faith in Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior. I was then baptized. 

Since then, my love of the Word, and its transformative power in the hearts and minds of women, has grown. I desire for other women to come to know deeply their Creator and Savior through the study of the Word. The Word has been an instrument of change in my life, and I desire for all Christ-followers to experience this and be able to walk rightly in their faith. I have been a part of the Women Equipping Women ministry for five years now, and I enjoy actively doing the six disciplines, teaching Bible Study, and continuing to grow and learn right along with the women of the Creek!





Elizabeth Rodriguez

http://www.richlandcreek.com/uploads/ElizabethRodriguez.jpgFor the first 19 years of my life, my goal was to become the best version of myself. I wanted my life to mean something…to have worth.

Driven, I achieved much. It wasn’t long before my identity was tied to my success. Life became all about who I was and what I could do. I was choosing to reject God in favor of my own way. My own way said, “If I am good and successful, I will be accepted by God. My good will outweigh my bad.” The Bible, however, says just the opposite. 
“None is righteous, no not one
… All have turned aside…they have become worthless… for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:10, 12, 23)

Freshman year of coll
ege, I made several bad choices and my world collapsed. All my “success” was stripped away. Only then did I realize the error of “my way”. I had to lose every earthly treasure to gain the ultimate heavenly gift - life in and through Jesus Christ.

What I failed to understand all those years is that it’s not about who I am or what I do. It’s about Jesus - who He is, what He has done for me, and who I am becoming in Him.

When I put my trust in Jesus, He began to change me from the inside out. He’s placed a strong desire in my heart to live a life that is pleasing to Him alone. WEW has been instrumental in that process.

In practicing the 6 Spiritual Disciplines (bible study, prayer, worship, evangelism, service, and giving), I am learning how to be a disciple of Jesus Christ. The more I learn, the more my love for Him grows. The more my love grows, the greater my desire to share what I’ve learned and point others to Jesus. My passion is Bible study and teaching the Word to women. I am thrilled to be teaching alongside Faith this semester as we study God's Word.