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...]

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...]

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...]

2015 Online Summer Bible Studies and Book Clubs

For many women summer equals a break from studying God's Word. Your church may not offer a summer study. Even if you do, some of your women may have a scheduling conflict and are unable to attend your church's summer study. We all know that being in a Bible study provides a level of accountability and encourages us to stay in the Word. Whether you are looking for a summer study for yourself or a list to share with your women, I’ve … [Read more...]

Praying for Your Small Group (Free Printable)

Small Group and Bible Study leaders have many responsibilities, but the greatest of all is to pray for the women in their group. Prayer prepares you for the different personalities in your group. You are bound to encounter some "sandpaper people". (Affiliate Link) You may have women who attend, but never share with the group. You may even have someone try to run the group for you! Girls, we’ve got to be on our knees asking God to … [Read more...]

Summer Bible Study Solutions

Looking for a summer Bible study for you or the women in your church and community? I’ve got 6 solutions to offer – whether you’re studying in a group or on your own. It was probably six summers ago that the Bible Study Coordinator on our Women’s Ministry Team felt God leading us to add a summer Bible Study offering (in addition to our spring and fall sessions). No one really knew what to expect. Aren’t people busy in the summer … [Read more...]

Bible Study Expo – July 18, 2013

About two months ago, thanks to the power of Pinterest, I stumbled across the site for the upcoming Bible Study Expo. Perhaps you feel like me, that the sheer number of available Bible studies can be overwhelming! The blurb on the back of the book doesn't often seem like enough information  for making a decision. How many of us really have the time to complete each study personally before recommending it for the women of your church and … [Read more...]