APC women's ministry is anchored on the authority of God's Word and exists for the glory of God. Our vision is that the women of APC would embrace and embody God's design for us as worshipers, complementarian life-givers and helpers. We seek to accomplish this through study and application of Scripture, mentoring, serving, showing mercy and compassion, building covenantal community, and exercising spiritual gifts in the home, church, city and world. We are committed to passing on this legacy of Biblical and covenantal womanhood to women of all ages and to future generations.
- Authority of God’s Word: We believe that God’s word is sufficient for all we need to know for life and godliness. It is necessary because God’s word is God’s special revelation to us, directing us into the knowledge of Him, of our Savior, of ourselves, and of the world. It alone is authoritative so that what it declares prescribes is absolutely true and changeless at all times and in all places. It is clear. Though all things in it are not equally clear, all things that are needed for life, forgiveness and salvation are openly stated or may be easily deduced from it.
- Complementarian life-givers and helpers: Though men and women are created by God as equal in dignity, value, essence and human nature, they are also distinct in role whereby the male was given the responsibility of loving authority over the female, and the female was to offer willing, glad-hearted and submissive assistance to the man. Gen. 1:26-27 makes clear that male and female are equally created as God’s image, and so are, by God’s created design, equally and fully human. But, as Gen. 2 bears out (as seen in its own context and as understood by Paul in 1 Cor. 11 and 1 Tim. 2), their humanity would find expression differently, in a relationship of complementarity, with the female functioning in a submissive role under the leadership and authority of the male.(http://cbmw.org/uncategorized/summaries-of-the-egalitarian-and-complementarian-positions/)
- Mentoring: The Biblical process whereby a mature Christian woman guides a spiritually younger woman in the various facets of the Christian faith and ministry. It may include everything from Bible study and discipleship skills to parenting, marriage, and household care.
- Showing mercy and compassion: The act of caring for others, especially within the body of Christ at APC, through various services, such as the preparation of meals for the sick or incapacitated, bereavement care, transportation helps, financial assistance, or simply a ministry of presence.