Women's Fall bible studies

Fellowship Women's Bible Studies are selected to meet you where you are in your spiritual journey. We have provided categories to help you choose the studies that are right for you. Remember to start everything with the destination in mind. Our collective purpose is to go and make disciples. Just as with the original twelve, growing in intimacy with Christ is meant for our good but his glory. As you review study options, consider this pathway for growing in your knowledge of the Word, deepening your relationship with the Lord, and walking out the path of discipleship.

Believe

You don't have to be a new believer to start here. Understanding the gospel and the greater narrative of scripture is foundational for every believer. We never move past the gospel because it is the lens through which we understand a compelling relationship with God.
Promises Kept
Wednesday a.m. – 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. (Michelle Just and Angela Teague)
Wednesday p.m. – 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (Sandy Alexander and Amber Upton)


One Saturday, less than a decade after the end of Jesus of Nazareth s life, a man named Paul stood up in a Jewish synagogue with a mind-blowing message.

We tell you the good news, he said. What God promised our fathers, he has fulfilled for us, their children, by raising up Jesus (Acts 13 v 33-34). In many ways, in these two sentences Paul was summing up the story of the whole of the Bible.

God is a promise-making God. Throughout history, He has made huge, extravagant, wonderful promises to humanity. Crucially, God is also a promise-keeping God. What He says, He does. And at a particular point in history, He fulfilled all of His promises in the life, death, resurrection and rule of one human Jesus, a carpenter from a small Jewish town. The good news is that God's promises are promises kept.

This Good Book Guide will take you on a rapid tour of the whole story of the Bible. Over nine sessions, you’ll travel from the beginning of the past, through our present, to the future. Each session you'll discover one of God's wonderful promises and see how He kept it in Jesus.

It's a whirlwind tour. It’s a breathtaking tour. And it’s a tour we’re part of...

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Study

Being a follower of Christ means growing in gospel literacy. Take time to study individual books and/or concepts and always seek to learn more about the heart of God. What you learn will clarify his redemptive story.
Judges: The Path from Chaos to Kingship
Tuesday p.m. – 6:30 p.m.- 8:00 p.m (Karis Murila and Suzanne Rhodes)

A 10-Week Study on the Book of Judges for Women
In the book of Judges, the people of God were mired in sin―from murder and violence to lust and adultery. The dramatic journey to the promised land may feel like a blockbuster movie, but it’s a tragic story that illuminates the sinful nature of humanity. The Israelites’ waywardness threatened to lead them away from their blessing, but despite their disobedience, God’s undeserved grace endured.
Join Lydia Brownback as she examines the biblical account of the twelve judges in this compelling, in-depth study. Reflect on God’s persistent grace as you see him carry the Israelites through Canaan and prepare them for his great purpose.
The Flourish Bible Study series equips women to study the overarching storyline of the Bible book by book. Designed for individual or group use, each 10-week workbook features conversational teaching that aims to make in-depth Bible study accessible to women in all seasons of life, along with practical application questions and additional recommended resources.

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God of Freedom: A Study of Exodus 19-40
Wednesday – 9:30 a.m – 11:00 a.m. (Jessica Sadler and Breanne Huguenard)


Every book of the Bible tells us what is true about God. In Genesis, we see Him as Creator and Covenant Maker. In Exodus, we see Him as our strong Deliverer who sets us free from sin and death.
 
In this 10-session study of Exodus 19–40, journey through the story of how God shepherds His newly-liberated children into an understanding of what their freedom means: lives consecrated for service to God and to one another. Revisit familiar scenes of the giving of the Ten Commandments, the idolatrous worship of a golden calf, and of the intricate details of the tabernacle. And with fresh perspective, ask what these stories teach God's children today about how to live as those set free.
 
In every page of the Bible, learn to see Christ through the stories of His people. And discover how the God who created you and made a covenant with you will deliver you from death to life, for His name and renown.

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Job - When the Pain Is Great - Precept
Wednesday a.m. – 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (Pam Ramsey and Tina Elacqua)
Wednesday p.m. – 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (Tina Taylor and Kim Wuestefeld)


Job asks big questions about pain, suffering, and God’s sovereignty. Job also presents an examination of Biblical friendship. Job’s friends set out to offer comfort and sympathy but failed. They forfeited empathy, while inaccurately representing the character of God in their forced responses. Ultimately Job’s encounter with God and his friends shows us God is with us through everything. When we turn our focus to God, we can offer great encouragement and hope to those in need, helping those who suffer to see God at work.

1st and 2nd Timothy and Titus (off-campus)
Thursday a.m. – 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. – (Tracey King – Host and Leader)


An Invitation
1–2 Timothy and Titus are among the most personal and practical books in the New Testament. The apostle Paul writes to instruct and encourage his faithful comrades Timothy and Titus, who are in the trenches of gospel ministry. These letters are often called the "Pastoral Epistles,” but they’re relevant for all Christians, not just pastors. They address numerous important topics, including, the difference between true and false teaching, the dangers of pride and the love of money, the strategic priority of biblical discipleship, and the vital importance of good works in the Christian life.
We invite you to study Paul’s letters to Timothy and Titus so that you might celebrate gospel grace, demonstrate gospel fruit in godly living, and protect and pass on the gospel through intentional discipleship.

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REFINE

Jesus transforms our lives through a personal relationship with him. Change happens when we allow more of our lives to model his. Look for studies that help you grow and refine spiritual disciplines, like prayer, sabbath, and story work.
The Renewing of the Mind Project
Wednesday p.m. – 6:30 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. (Norma Kissell, Lolly Eldridge, and Wendy Sutherland)


Do you ever feel like you’ll never change? Maybe you’ve been struggling with the same sin for years. Or you’re stuck in the grip of a negative emotion. Or you’ve been trying to start a habit, but it’s not happening. You feel like you’ll never change.

But here’s the truth: God is powerful, and He wants to help you. This book is all about going to God for help with transformation. You’ll learn how to:
Break that habit you thought you’d never break.

  • Gain victory over negative emotions like anger, worry, and insecurity.
  • Start life-enriching habits, such as having a daily quiet time.
  • Follow through on that goal you’ve always wanted to pursue.

Paul tells us in Romans 12:2 that we’re transformed by the renewing of the mind. In The Renewing of the Mind Project you’ll choose a project—something you’d really like to change—and apply Romans 12:2 to that project. Here are a few of the things you’ll be learning while you work on your project:
  • How to renew your mind on a practical, day-by-day basis.
  • How to pray Scripture, using the 250+ verses in this book.
  • How to visit with God about your project, using the 48 sets of questions in this book.
  • How to truth journal.
As you work with God on your project, you’ll not only gain victory in that area of your life, you’ll also grow closer to God and more dependent on Him. And what could be better than that?

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Hope Beyond Loss: A Biblical Framework for Processing and Surviving Loss
Sunday, 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (Tina Elacqua, Karin Prunty, and Ellen Broussard)


Life is hard and Christians are not spared pain, agony, or loss. Hope Beyond Loss is a 10-week session designed to give sacred space to process heart-breaking events that may look like infertility, loss of babies and children, divorce, ailing health, financial challenges and loss, addictions, death of loved ones, and even loss of job/career/ministry. However, do not walk this life alone.  Join Tina Elacqua and other compassionate sisters as they provide support and tangible resources to walk with you through grief and healing grounded in the Hope of Christ. When you process your loss through a biblical worldview with safe and trusted Christian women, you will not only persevere, but you will look more like Jesus.

Practice

The Kingdom of God is communal. The greatest commandments show us that the church is to operate as an outpost of heaven. Part of growing as believers is practicing what we are learning independently with other believers while building one another up in love.
Mom’s Group
Wednesdays - 11:30-1:00

(Alicia McElrath, Lacy Sanford, Lindsay Cronin, and Nicole White)
Motherhood is both beautiful and challenging, but Jesus reminds us we do not walk this life alone.  Moms need other moms. M.O.M.’s group is a community of women who will continually point one another to the mercy of Christ and God’s redemptive plan for our lives. Our collective mission is to create intentional homes for growing and cultivating disciples.

Monthly gatherings will include:
  • Scripture-based discussion – God’s Word shapes everything we do
  • Fellowship – We need time to gather and build relationships
  • Prayer – Prayer deepens our relationship with the Lord
  • Play – Moms need to play and laugh too. There is joy in relationship with one another.

Calling all moms!  Are you participating in weekly Bible studies, but still desire fellowship and intentional discussions with other moms? Our M.O.M.’s group meets over lunch the third Wednesday of every month.  They will meet in one of the Worship Center Equipping Rooms and lunch will be provided. There is a $30 registration fee to cover book costs and material costs. Additionally, there is a suggested $5 cost for lunch each meeting

If you need extended childcare, M.O.R.E. is available to you.
The fall semester for MORE will be September 14- November 16 11:30- 2:30.
Cost for entire semester:
1 child- $200
2 children- $250
3 children- $300
4 children- $350

Drop- ins: $25 for the first child. $5 each additional child. Must register one week in advance.

C.O.R.E. Group Training
Wednesday a.m. – 11:30 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. (Amy Ragon) (5 weeks only)
October 19th-November 16th

C.O.R.E. Groups: We have often looked at discipleship through the programmatic lens of church offerings and yet we feel ill-equipped to go and make disciples as Jesus commanded.  What if we see saw it differently? Could we begin to practice what it means to be a Christian with a few trusted friends?

Do you have a group of friends you want to be more intentional with or maybe a few women from Bible study with whom you would like to have a deeper connection? Have you considered these friends as rich relationships to grow in Christlikeness and spur you on to live according to the purpose God created for you? A C.O.R.E group model may be right for you!

If you are interested in learning more, we will do a 5-week training session to equip you to form your own discipleship groups. Find more information about this brand new discipleship concept here.