Evening Women’s Bible Study in Panama

My husband and I recently traveled with SCORE International to Panama. We tagged along with Justin, our former Youth Pastor, his wife, Megan, and the College and Career Class from our former church. It was our first-ever mission trip. Over the next couple of weeks I’ll be sharing specifically about how we “did women’s ministry” in Panama. You never know when God may send you to love on women in another country or another community. It is my … [Read more...]

Why I’m Tired of Bible Study Books

For the past several months God has been increasing my discomfort with the Bible “studies” we’ve been doing at our church. I've come face to face with the fact that I'm tired of Bible study books... Like many of you, our women’s ministry holds weekly Bible study meetings one morning most weeks. For the past several years we’ve used Bible study books as our curriculum. I’ve shared about several of the book studies we’ve used. I was … [Read more...]

Book Review: None Like Him by Jen Wilkin

*Please note this post contains affiliate links. Any purchase you may make helps to cover the costs of this site. Thank you! How big is God to you? Do you really, truly see Him as all-knowing? Can you wrap your brain around his omnipresence? If we’re going to be honest, I think a lot of us (myself included) put God in a box. Not necessarily purposefully. Our limited minds struggle to grasp the unlimitedness of God. When the … [Read more...]

Book Review: Audacious (with a Bonus Study Guide)

I was flat-out overwhelmed on Sunday by what God did at the end of our worship service. Our Youth will be participating in a DNOW (Discipleship Now) event next weekend. I’m part of the DNOW Prayer Team and we had written the names of our students on DNOW bracelets we had purchased. Our Pastor helped us to distribute them by inviting anyone who wanted to take a bracelet to come forward during our time of invitation. We had placed a popcorn … [Read more...]

What to Do With a Dominating Team or Group Member

I tried to stifle my sigh and mask my aggravation when Sally (not her real name) once again took over the conversation in our Bible study. While Sally often had great insight and stories to share, week after week after week she had dominated our Bible study group conversation. If there was a quiet moment she jumped in, often changing the topic or direction of our discussion. My heart ached of our Bible study leader, the new ladies in our … [Read more...]

Bible Study Review: You’re Already Amazing LifeGrowth Guide

  *Please note this post contains affiliate links. Are there women you know who are struggling to figure out God’s plan for their life? Do you know a few moms that feel like they’ve pushed aside their purpose as they focus on raising their children? Are the women you know tired of trying harder? Perhaps it’s you that is searching for your “sweet spot”. Holley Gerth has just released a LifeGrowth Guide for her book … [Read more...]

Bible Study Review: Crowned: Created for Glory, Called by His Name

*Please note this post contains affiliate links. Any purchase you chose to make helps cover the costs of this site allowing me to continue to provide free women’s ministry resources for you. Your support is appreciated! A couple years back as I scoured the internet looking for women’s ministry resources, I stumbled upon Hive Resources, a site created by Melissa Deming which helps women sweeten their walk with Christ. Thrilled to find another … [Read more...]

My Favorite Bible Study Resources

*Please note this post contains affiliate links. As promised, today I'm sharing my favorite Bible study resources. Many of us and many of our women do not feel equipped and/or confident in teaching out of God’s Word without a book study to help uncover the meaning of scripture. Thankfully there are several resources that can help us as we dig into God’s Word. Last year our Women’s Ministry offered the study Read the Bible for Life. … [Read more...]

What do your women want to study?

What do you women really want to tackle during Bible study? Your more outspoken members may share a few of their thoughts out loud with you, but it can be hard to figure out if you’re meeting the needs of your women. The easiest way I know to figure out what your women want to study is to have them complete a Bible Study Interest Survey. A Bible Study Interest Survey will allow you to discover what types, topics, and styles your women … [Read more...]

How to Set Up and Facilitate a Bible Study Review Team

This past fall I had the opportunity to sit on our Bible Study Review Team. I’ve been really curious about how it works. It’s a process I think works really well and is one you might want to adopt for your church. Let me walk you through how it worked for us. At the end of the post you’ll find a free printable you can use with your Bible Study Review Team. We open up our Bible Study Review Team to all of the women that are … [Read more...]

How Women’s Ministry Teams Select Bible Studies

There are over 18,000 Bible studies for women listed on Amazon (affiliate link). A quick search on Lifeway.com pulls up over 400 results. With new Bible studies coming out almost daily (or so it seems) how are we ever supposed to choose a Bible study for our group?! Today I’m sharing 5 basic ways women's ministry teams select Bible studies. The facilitator of the group selects the studies. The Pastor of Education selects the … [Read more...]

War Room, Prayer, and the New Year

Please note this post contains affiliate links. Your purchase helps to cover the costs of this site and is greatly appreciated! Prayer…it seems to be a place many of us are landing (or launching, depending on your perspective) in the New Year as churches and as ministries. Our church will be hosting 24 hours of prayer beginning at midnight on New Year’s Eve. Our Women’s Ministry Team is having a Prayer Warrior Boot Camp at the end of … [Read more...]