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:

  • Live 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 April).

In the Winter/Spring 2019 semester, Joanne will teach two studies that she has written –Tearing Down the Fences of Offenses (3 weeks) and Living in God’s Presence (10 weeks).

Online and pre-registration has closed – you can register in person at the Teaching & Worship Experience. Please arrive between 9:00 – 9:15 am on the day you wish to attend. 


In 2019 you can join us for Teaching & Worship and to hear Joanne teach from her studies,  Tearing Down the Fences of Offenses and Living in God’s Presence in the Winter/Spring (13 weeks).

There is a $45 Registration Fee, 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).

Wednesday Mornings

Winter/Spring  – January 9- April 3

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

Thursday Mornings

Winter/Spring  – January 10 – April 4

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

Online and pre-registration has closed – you can register in person at the Teaching & Worship Experience. Please arrive between 9:00 – 9:15 am on the day you wish to attend. 


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.

  • $45 Registration Fee per semester covers study guide, online resources, streaming and equipping for group leaders

Contact us at if you would like to start your own Community Group.


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.

Choose which study you’d like to stream below. The  license to stream the 3-week Tearing Down the Fences of Offenses study can be purchased for $20, the license to purchase the 10-week Living in God’s Presence study can be purchased for $30, or you can purchase the license to stream both for $45.

*Note, by registering for a streaming license, you are registering to stream only – not to participate in our live experience on Wednesdays/Thursdays. To register for the live experience, please see us in person on-site on the day you’d like to attend.