This fall 41 ladies attended the second annual Ladies’ Day hosted by Zeteo, a women’s Bible study group dedicated to immersive study, in Ayers Auditorium on Freed-Hardeman University’s campus.
“This ladies’ day would not have been possible without each girl being willing to participate,” said Molly King, Zeteo president. “It is only because of their desire to study the Bible that we are able to do this work. I am so proud of each and every girl that participated. This is the second year we have done it, and it just seems to get better.” The group also participated in FHU’s Day of Giving and raised $690 to purchase scripture journals to help in their studies.
FHU Dean of Students Lacy Crowell said, “Zeteo continues to offer the young women on campus a way to nurture their faith in a supportive environment. As we gather in fellowship and faith, we are humbled by God’s grace and guidance. Women’s Bible study has been a cornerstone of our spiritual journey, deepening our understanding of His word. Our prayer group has been a source of strength and connection. With gratitude in our hearts, we look ahead, knowing that God’s plan for us is to grow, learn and support one another as we continue to seek His wisdom and share His love through our study and prayers.”
The name Zeteo is a Koine Greek word that means “to seek.” It was chosen to reflect the group’s goal of seeking the truth of God’s word in order to share it with others. Zeteo meets weekly on Wednesdays.
“Ladies’ Day is the culmination of the semester and the showing of our hard work. It requires many calls, emails and posts on social media to keep everything organized and ready for the day,” said King, a sophomore nursing major. She served as one of the speakers during Ladies’ Day and provided the day’s announcements. This year’s theme was “Think On These Things,” from Philippians 4:6-8, while last year’s theme was “I am” from Jesus’ statements in the gospel of John. This year’s speakers were Abigail Leininger, Ruth Johnson, Danielle Trombley, Jill Davidson, Emily Andrick, Molly King and Ana Crowell.
“For next semester, we are continuing our study of Mark. Our hope is to take Ladies’ Day on the road and go on a mission trip following the end of the spring semester. We cannot wait to see the growth and plans God has in store for us!” King said.
The mission of Freed-Hardeman University is to help students develop their God-given talents for His glory by empowering them with an education that integrates Christian faith, scholarship and service. With locations in Henderson and Memphis, FHU offers associate, bachelor’s, master’s, specialist and doctoral degrees.