Welcome to  Drawing Near Ministries - A community wide Women's Ministry on the Central Coast of California.  This ministry is committed to providing opportunities for women to come together under God's Word through teaching, worship and evangelizing the lost.  We desire to create an environment where you can come with your questions, seek the fellowship of other women, learn and apply His Word.

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His Word says, "Many plans are in a man's heart, But the counsel of the Lord will stand."  Proverbs 19:21.  Those words carry a punch, do they not?  The affirmation of the plans of our heart, but the reminder that it is His counsel and His ways which will stand.  The Board of Directors for DNM, have taken all the Lord's Word to heart and prayerfully made a difficult decision.  A decision which impacts your involvement with this ministry during the Fall. 

The enrollment for the Esther study fell below our hopes and expectations.  Given that information, we have decided to suspend the Fall study.  This decision came after much discussion, prayer and patience as we looked at alternatives for the Fall.  As a board, we echo the words of Proverbs 19:21 - we have plans in our heart, plans we feel the Lord, through the Holy Spirit, has made known to us, plans which we believe will further His kingdom here on the Central Coast.  We must trust in His timing and trust His counsel to stand - whether we fully understand or not.  Isaiah 55:8-9 says, "For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways, declares the Lord.  For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways and My thoughts than your thoughts."

The most difficult aspect in making this decision is knowing those of you who did register and commit to us for this Fall will be disappointed and feel a sense of loss of opportunity.  Trust me when I say we feel the exact same way.  Given those feelings, praying over our sense of loss, we felt His peace in our decision.  Please know that this decision does not stop the forward movement of Drawing Near Ministries.  The Board of Directors is actively planning further studies and activities within the ministry.  We ask you to join us in praying over those plans, and hope you will consider joining us at a later time.

We encourage you to seek out possible bible study opportunity, but want you to know our materials are available if any of you desire to form a small group or two and do the Esther study in that form.  Please contact us at drawingnearministries@gmail.com if you desire to utilize the dvd's and/or workbooks for a private study.  If you have received your workbook from us, we will be sending you a check minus the amount of the book.  If you did not receive a workbook, we will be returning your registration check to you.

Again, please accept our apologies for the late notice.  We know several of you made special arrangements to attend this Fall.  We feel very confident based on the Lord's Word that He will redeem your efforts.

"...but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  To Him be the glory, both now and to the day of eternity."

In His Grace,
Missy Grant,  Director
Drawing Near Ministries