Women's Ministry

The Way Bible Study Episodes

Many women in JICF have embarked on the journey to grow in love, grace and knowledge of Christ in our weekly bible study. If you are blessed by our online lectures below, do consider to be connected to a small group by contacting mona@jicf.org

"Sharing in a small group was a frightening experience to me at first. I was afraid to be rejected. I thought if I shared my sins to these ladies they would judge me. But no, they listened and shared about their struggles as well."

~ Mega Budijanto

Introduction

As women, we face many challenges in our different roles. Every day we are surrounded by many voices that tell us different things. We are constantly bombarded by worldviews from social media, magazines, movies and the culture around us. Where do we go for advice guidance when we need it? We need solid advice and teaching from the Word of God to find answers to our life issues. We need to learn to understand His Word and to learn biblical principles to deal with different issues that we face on a daily basis.

We welcome women from all nationalities, races, colors, life stages, denominations, and spiritual backgrounds to learn God’s Word together and to encourage one another to fulfill the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20).


Our Mission:

To disciple women to become fully devoted followers of Christ.

Our Vision

A community of multicultural, multinational, non-denominational, English-speaking women believers who are being shepherded, biblically-counseled, and discipled to become spiritually mature disciple-makers.

An authentic, grace-filled community of women believers who are committed to study God’s Word, pray, and be accountable to each other in obeying God.

Christ-followers who encourage one another to sacrificially give and serve by exercising their spiritual gifts through the empowerment of the Holy Spirit.


Core Values

Biblical

The Word of God needs to be central to all we do. We must think biblically and grow in a way that builds on the truth of Scripture. Everything we do is to be evaluated in the light of Scripture.

Prayer

Prayer is the primary way God desires us to do the work He has called us to. Personal prayer and corporate prayer are the life-sustaining work of this ministry. Good work can be done without prayer, but excellent work with long-lasting fruit will be done only through prayer.

Discipleship

The Great Commission is our compass, therefore, disciple-making is the heartbeat of our ministry to women.

Unity in Diversity

We believe that our diversity in cultures, nationalities, personalities, spiritual journeys, ages, and giftings is the strength of this ministry. Under Christ we are united, conforming to His image.

Authentic Grace-filled Community

We want to build a culture of honesty, transparency, trust, and acceptance among the women in our ministry.

Being a woman in the modern age is a challenging thing to navigate. If you yearn to see Biblical womanhood taught, understood, and lived out, JICF Women’s ministry is the place for you. For more information on how to get involved, please contact Mimi Suhartanto below.

Contact Person

Bio

I was saved when I was sixteen through a gospel tract given by a school friend. At seventeen, I felt the calling into full-time ministry. I told my dad that I wanted to go to seminary after I graduated from high school, however, he did not allow me to do it then. Eventually I went to Seattle University to pursue a degree in philosophy, because that was the closest subject to theology.

I met my husband, Hendra Suhartanto, three months before I graduated. A year after I moved back to Jakarta, we got married. God gave us a precious daughter, Gabrielle, whom I homeschooled all the way until high school. During the busyness of being a wife and homeschooling mother, I had forgotten God’s calling for full-time ministry. But God never forgot! In 2014, three months before my daughter graduated from high school, a professor from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary visited JICF and recruited me to pursue a Master of Arts in Christian Education. Subsequently, by God’s grace alone I was able complete a Doctor of Education in Ministry from Dallas Theological Seminary in 2020. 

As the Director of JICF Women’s Ministry, my passion has been the ministry of the Gospel and The Great Commission. Teaching and discipleship are my passion. It is my prayer that all the women in this ministry will understand the Gospel accurately. And by the power of the Holy Spirit, they will experience regeneration and will become fully devoted disciples of Christ who disciple other women.

In my free time, I enjoy reading, walking in nature, and spending time with people.