Bible Studies and Teaching

As the foundation of all we believe and all we do, women meet regularly to study God’s word for spiritual growth and fellowship. “Do you best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth” (2 Timothy 2:15).

Bible Studies


9:30-11:00 a.m. | September 16 - November 18, at Carrie Rash’s home at Preston Lake

Studying the book of 1 Peter with the aid of Jen Wilkin's study guide and video series, we will learn about Christ through the eyes of Peter and be challenged to look beyond our current circumstances to a future inheritance as we learn about identity, humility and submission. Special emphasis will be given to learning to read scripture in its context, focusing each week on comprehension, interpretation, and finally application. Group size will be limited and childcare space is already full. Sign up by September 11 by contacting study leaders Kristin McCombe (540-810-0375) or Vicki Wickenheiser (407-488-5589).

7:00-8:30 p.m. | Begins September 9, at Kendra Shickel’s home, with dinner at 6:30 p.m. for those who would like to come

Studying the book, None Like Him: 10 Ways God Is Different From Us (And Why That's a Good Thing) by Jen Wilkin. God is self-existent, self-sufficient, eternal, immutable, omnipresent, omniscient, omnipotent, sovereign, infinite, and incomprehensible. We are not and that is a good thing, our limitations are by design. We were never meant to be God but at the root of every sin is our rebellious desire to possess attributes that belong to God alone. Calling us to embrace our limits as a means of glorifying God's limitless power, Jen Wilkin invites us to celebrate the freedom that comes when we rest in letting God be God. Cost of the book is $7.50 and study size is limited to 12 participants, a mix of college students and women from the church. Contact Jaye (540-908-1908, or Cayla (703-975-6470,

7:00-8:30 p.m. | September 9 – November 25, at Rita Dunaway’s home

Studying the book, The Way of the Righteous in the Muck of Life by Dale Davis, an in-depth look at Psalms 1-12. Do you ever struggle with how hard life can be? We will find encouragement, help and even peace and joy as we navigate the psalms to learn godly responses to trial. Cost of the book is $11.00 and please sign up by September 8. Contact Sarah Plonsky (717-462-5724,


6:30-8:30 p.m. | Begins Tuesday, September 24, at the church (W-10)

Studying the book, The Promised One: Seeing Jesus in Genesis by Nancy Guthrie will help us discover how the stories, symbols, people, and promises of this Old Testament book explain who Christ is and why He came. We will look at how Genesis fits into the bigger story of redemptive history and points us to Christ’s coming kingdom when all will be made right. “...He (Jesus) interpreted to them in all the Scriptures all the things concerning himself.” Luke 24:27 This class will include a discussion of your personal home Bible study. Cost of the book is $12 and class size is limited to 15. Contact Chandra Palmer ( or Barbara Broome ( to register by September 15 or for more information.

7:00-8:30 p.m. | First Tuesday of the month, alternating between Jacey Roberts, Grace Weniger, and Ashley Hormel’s homes

Studying the Westminster Confession of Faith to better understand this statement of reformed faith. We seek to study and discuss one chapter per month, accompanied by discussion questions using the book Confessing the Faith by Chad Van Dixhoorn. Cost is $20.00. Contact Jacey Roberts (text-540-236-2621, for more information.


6:00-7:00 a.m. | at Mr. J’s on route 42 south

Studying the book Even Better Than Eden by Nancy Guthrie. This book traces nine themes throughout the Bible that reveal how God's plan for the new creation will be far more glorious than the original. Each week, we use the Bible study worksheets to look at passages from Genesis to Revelation and tie in additional material from the book during discussion. There is no homework, but you will need to purchase the study license ($3.00) from Nancy Guthrie's website in order to have access to the Bible study guide we use each week. The book is recommended but not required. Contact Jen Brooks (540-908-7851, for more information.


Adventures in Mothering | This group meets during the Sunday School hour (10:00-11:00 a.m.). We welcome moms and mothers-to-be for a unique opportunity to receive encouragement and fellowship centered around God’s word. Facilitated by Jane Blair, Mary Cunningham, Dawn Frederick, Jane Marsh, and Nicolette Stephens. This class will not meet during January and February. Be on the look-out for our next course.