A production of “The Real Housewives” will be presented on Sunday in Copperas Cove. But this reality check will be a faith-based program absent of all of the drama, unkindness, and unwelcome behavior seen on the television versions.
Unity Baptist Church, 903 North 1st Street in Copperas Cove, wraps up its celebration of Women’s Month with a special presentation entitled “The Real Housewives of Christ” presented by Dr. Lillian Billie.
The church, which celebrated the ministerial roles of men in January and children in February, celebrated women with a lock-in event based on Psalms 139:14 and a prayer breakfast where women celebrated one another.
The final program was developed based on the theme of the role of women in kingdom-building for Christ, organizer Carol Lewis said.
“Women are a very crucial and important aspect of ministry through soul-winning according to what the Bible says,” Lewis said. “The ultimate goal is to encourage women to be strong in Christ.”
Billie, a Cove elementary music teacher, was the speaker for the church’s Women’s Day event last year with the topic of “Cultivating Christian Character in Perilous Times” based on II Timothy 3:1-7. Lewis said many women in the congregation remember the catch phrase “check yourself” that Billie shared to remind women to be role models both in and outside their homes.
Billie, who returns as this year’s speaker, said women will get that same reminder to be role models again on Sunday. Her message will be based on Revelations 19: 7-9.
“We have to know our positions which are mothers, wives, teachers, lawyers and so many other things. We are here for a purpose which is to witness and live our lives as models for Christ. Women have to know who they are and who (Christ is) so we can build His kingdom,” Billie said.
She said women have to be bold and they have to be wise when sharing their faith.
Once someone opens the door and asks the question about religion, an explanation can be provided as to what women do for Christ.
“In real life, we are all not perfect. When we fall, we have to get up. We get support from each other. Doing kingdom work not only builds for Christ, but it also builds us up as women,” Billie said. “Jesus is coming back and we need to prepare ourselves. I will tell women to hold on to their positions and don’t let go. We want to be good wives and maintain a good reputation even in our homes.”
Lewis said the Women’s Month activities served as an outreach ministry for not only women from other churches in the community but also for women who do not regularly attend church.
“There is a stigma that as Christians, we can’t do this or we can’t do that. It’s not like that at all. We want to show the positive about being a Christian woman and that’s a challenge. But, all things are possible through Christ,” Lewis said.
Sunday’s program begins at 10:30 a.m. in the church sanctuary.