The Drawing Near to God Teaching and & Worship Experience is the cornerstone of the ministry. Beginning almost two decades ago as a small Bible study, it has since grown into an interdenominational ministry that reaches over 200 women each week during Joanne’s live teaching, and hundreds more through DNG Community Groups and online.

The Teaching & Worship Experience is a weekly immersion into the word of the Lord, where Joanne challenges women to declutter their lives and make space for God. The Teaching & Worship Experience is divided into two semesters. It offers women an opportunity to participate weekly in an intimate small group study, an uplifting praise and worship experience and then a “deep dive” into scripture with Joanne. Joanne’s true passion for the Bible makes her an engaging speaker, who expresses both vulnerability and humor in her teachings.

Four Opportunities to Join Joanne for our Teaching & Worship Experience:

  • Via streaming on Wednesday mornings at St. Peter’s Church in Mount Pleasant

  • Live on Thursday mornings at Ashley River Baptist Church in West Ashley

  • By joining or starting a Community Group

  • Via streaming (at your own pace and schedule) 

The Teaching & Worship Experience is divided into two 13-week semesters – Fall (September through December) and Winter/Spring (January through March).

In the Fall 2019 semester, Joanne will teach a study she has written, Romans: Leading Transformed Lives. In the Winter/Spring 2020 semester, Joanne will teach another study that she has written – Following the Call: Leading Courageously

See below for registration options.

LIVE TEACHING & WORSHIP EXPERIENCE

Live Teaching & Worship Experience – Thursday Mornings

Join us for Teaching & Worship and to hear Joanne teach Romans: Living Transformed Lives in the Fall (13 weeks) and Following the Call: Leading Courageously (12 weeks) in the Winter/Spring.

There is a $50 Registration Fee per semester, which covers the following:

  • Study guides & online resources (including a streaming license, so you can view Joanne’s teachings online as well)
  • Engaging group discussion, powerful worship, dynamic teaching & prayer ministry

We also have childcare available for children up to 5 years, for an additional $5/week per family (paid on-site via cash or check as you go).

Thursday Mornings

Fall – September 12 – December 12

Winter/Spring – January 9 – March 26

  • 9:30 am – 11:30 am
  • Ashley River Baptist Church (1101 Savannah Highway, Charleston, SC 29407)

Online registration has closed – you can register on-site on Thursday mornings at Ashley River Baptist Church.

GROUP STREAMING EXPERIENCE

Streamed Experience – Wednesday Mornings

Join us in North Mt. Pleasant for small group study and to hear Joanne teach Romans: Living Transformed Lives in the Fall (13 weeks) and Following the Call: Leading Courageously (12 weeks) via streaming.

There is a $30 Registration Fee, which covers the following:

  • Study guide
  • Streaming to be viewed in a group setting, as well as an online license to view Joanne’s teachings on your own time if you wish
  • Engaging group discussion & prayer ministry

We also have childcare available for children up to 5 years, for an additional $5/week per family (paid on-site via cash or check as you go).

Wednesday Mornings

Fall – September 18 – December 18

Winter/Spring – January 15 – April 1

  • 9:30 am – 11:00 am
  • Saint Peter’s Church (1307 Porchers Bluff Road, Mount Pleasant, SC 29466)

Online registration has closed – you can register on-site on Wednesday mornings at Saint Peter’s Church.

DRAWING NEAR TO GOD COMMUNITY GROUPS

Gather with other women to view the streaming of Joanne’s weekly teaching and enjoy small group discussion and fellowship – just like those who are attending our live teaching & worship experience, but in a location and time that works for you. Register below to join a community group in the Charleston area or contact us below start your own.

  • $30 Registration Fee per semester covers study guide, online resources, streaming and equipping for group leaders

We have closed online registration for Community Groups at this time – if you have a Community Group you would like to join, please take a $30 check (made out to DNG) to your Community Group leader. If you have any questions or would like to start a new Community Group, please email info@drawingneartogod.com.

INDIVIDUAL STREAMING LICENSES

If you cannot join us live or via a community group, you can purchase a streaming license. Those individuals who are registered for Live Teaching & Worship and Community Groups also receive this license as part of their registration fee.

The license to stream each semester for 2019-2020 will be $30.  See below to purchase a license for the Fall 2019 semester.

*Note, by registering for a streaming license, you are registering to stream only – not to participate in our experience on Wednesdays/Thursdays.