Where real women have real conversation with and about a real God.
We’re what may call a little rough around the edges. We have pasts. We have never been accused of being quiet or passive. But we do have one thing going for us – Christ! We all love Christ! We know if it weren’t for him, we would be a hot mess of sinfulness. Can you relate?
If you can, you probably found what we did online…if you are looking for Christian content for women, you have two choices:
1) be the woman who’s house, family and work look like it was ripped from a Pinterest board. You must be sweet, meek and give the appearance of perfection. You must not talk of struggles, sin or issues of any kind.
2) you can be real and talk about your struggles, but we gloss over the Gospel to make it more palatable and you feel better about your sin.
There is no in between. We wanted realness, but we didn’t want to give up the accountability and truth of the Gospel. That is why we do what we do and why all are welcome at the table! Come those who are weak, weary and struggle at times. You’re real! Come and ask questions, talk about real life and laugh. Have real conversations! Because God knows it all anyway! He is there in the mess and the triumph. He has a plan and purpose in it all. He is a real God!
Why come to a table?
The dinner table used to be a place of gathering in a home. Before the days of distractions, families gathered at the dinning room table to eat, to share and to study. In the Bible, inviting someone to your table to partake in a meal was a sign of honor, respect and friendship.
We invite people to the table to eat of the Bread of Life (Jesus), to share their struggles and joys and to study God’s Word. All are welcome at the table because we follow Christ and that is what he did! He invited the religious and the outcast alike. He reached out to the sinner, giving them a place next to him. He respected others and offered his friendship to them.
When a virus gives us a podcast.
In 2018, we had a vision of all of the women at our local church’s women’s ministry participating in the same Bible reading plan. There would be different groups for every woman – the stay at home moms, the working moms, the single women, the retired women, the grandmother’s raising their grandchildren – each group would meet independently, but all read the same book of the Bible. Upon completing each book, there would be a large gathering where all of the women would meet and discuss what God showed them throughout the study over a meal. We would meet at the dinner table.
Then enter 2020 and COVID. There was no gathering and there would defiantly not be any meals. We took to Facebook and YouTube to connect with women – God grew our confidence with putting ourselves out there. As we were looking at re-opening, we wanted to bridge the gap between those who were ready to return to in person gatherings and those who weren’t. We decided to launch Come to the Table as a live stream of an in person gathering where women in the audience and online alike could interact – God grew our confidence in recording. As we moved forward, God showed us one baby step at a time (honestly, we wouldn’t have been able to handle it if He were to have shown us the end game at the beginning!) God began to make it more and more apparent that we needed to become our own entity, ditch the 1980’s version of women’s gatherings and the 2008 version of blogs and the quarantine version of recordings. We became an actual podcast.
Putting ourselves out there…
We don’t claim to be experts in the Bible and definitely not experts in podcasting. We are learning as we go, relying on God each step of the way!
We have a strong and firm belief that while we are still learning and we aren’t perfect, we are called to do this. He has made it clear that we are to feed on the meat of scripture and not just be spoon fed milk and we must share that with others!
Thank you for joining us on this journey!