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...]

Bible Study Review: Joseph – Keeping a Soft Heart in a Hard Place

Many of you have requested more Bible study reviews! I've got one for you today! *Please note this post contains affiliate links. Should you chose to make a purchase, I may receive a small commission which will be used to cover the costs of this blog. Your support is appreciated! About two months ago I recieved an email from Kay Harms announcing the release of her new Bible study Joseph - Keeping a Soft Heart in a Hard Place. There was … [Read more...]

6 Questions Your Women Will Have about the First Day of Bible Study

Just a year ago I was getting ready to attend Bible study as the new girl. It's easy to for us "seasoned" Bible study girls and leaders to forget what that feels like. I am thankful for the reminder and first-hand experience God granted me. Would you believe I captured those first-day jitters on video for you all? Well, I did! I’ve finally gotten around to figuring out how to upload it to YouTube.  (Side note: I’d love for you to … [Read more...]

Tips & Tools for Bible Study and Small Group Facilitators

Has God called you to serve as a Bible study leader or small group facilitator? Would you like some tips on encouraging discussion? Maybe you're looking for some first day ideas? Or perhaps the clock moves faster than it should and you need some help staying on schedule. Whatever your situation, I've got some ideas I'd love to share with you. I've compiled all of my Bible study and small group posts here - no searching or digging … [Read more...]

5 Myths Bible Study Leaders Believe

I personally think leading or facilitating a Bible Study is one of the most challenging roles God can call us to fill. Not only must you be prepared for each week's study, but you must prayerfully navigate the personalities and preferences of your group members. Over the last 20 or so years I've had the opportunity to sit on both sides of the table (or circle) as a facilitator and as a participant. Drawing from those experiences, I've … [Read more...]

The First Day of Bible Study

Is your head swimming just thinking about the first day of Bible study? From the logistical to the practical to building relationships, there’s a lot to do and a lot to remember! Our women's ministry team recently made plans for the first day of our summer Bible study. After working through our own logistics, I thought it might be helpful to create a list we can all use and adapt. This list can easily be tweaked for a small group … [Read more...]

Do your women know how to contact you?

Before you answer “yes”, let me share a recent experience I had with you. A couple of months ago we had some workers show up unexpectedly at our house at 8:30 AM. Normally that wouldn’t be a problem. But it was my Bible study morning. I was in charge of the prayer request notebook, which was sitting in my living room. As much as I wanted to be at the Bible study, I needed to be home. I had less than an hour to try to contact the … [Read more...]