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).

Fall Bible Studies

MONDAYS

6:00-8:00 p.m. | First Semester, October 3-December 5; Second Semester, January 9-March 20

This group will study Sexual Sanity for Women by Ellen Dykas. As we journey to honestly face how sin has developed in our lives, consider this wonderful prayer, “Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts!” Psalm 139:23. We can honestly reflect upon our sinful strategies for dealing with life along with our loving Father and be led into the way everlasting. Together let’s learn how to reflect the image of Christ in relationships of integrity with both genders, within our families, and within womanhood. Meetings #1-9, week of October 3-December 5; Meetings #10-20, January 9-March 20 at the church. Leader is Jonelle Frost. Contact Jonelle to sign up.

TUESDAYS


9:00-11:00 a.m. | September 6-November 15

This group will study The Lamb of God: Seeing Jesus in Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy by Nancy Guthrie. We will gain a deeper perspective on the story of Israel's deliverance and journey, and a broader understanding of Jesus as the fulfillment of Scripture as we discover the many ways that Moses spoke about Christ in the Bible's story from beginning to end. This study will meet at the home of Cindy Kewley in Harrisonburg. Group is limited to 14 participants, and childcare is available. Contact Kristin McCombe or Dorothy Scheel  to sign up.


7:00-8:30 p.m. | September 13-November 1

This group will study The Lord's Prayer: Learning from Jesus on What, Why, and How to Pray by Kevin DeYoung. This is a clear, grace-filled exposition that helps us see this prayer’s place in all of Scripture and how it relates to Christ himself. This study will encourage your prayer time and solidify your understanding of its petitions which are clear, direct, concise and profound. Kevin shows us that Jesus' model prayer provides the very foundation we need to sustain a vibrant life of communion with the living God in prayer. The study will be held in Multi-purpose Room East at the church. Please purchase your own book and bring it to the first meeting. (Let Barbara Broome know two weeks ahead and she can purchase with no shipping costs.) Contact Barbara Broome or Barbara Nuchols to sign up.


First Tuesday of the month, 7:30-9:00 p.m.
 | Ongoing study

Presbytopia (Ken Golden): We will study the distinctives of being a Presbyterian, the basis for making a profession of faith, and the role of the church as a means of grace. This study began in April but you will not miss out if you join us this summer. This study meets in alternating homes in East Rockingham and Bridgewater. Contact Jacey Roberts for more information.

WEDNESDAYS


7:00-8:30 p.m. | September 14-November 16

This group will study Caring for One Another: 8 Ways to Cultivate Meaningful Relationships by Edward Welch. This book is a short, practical and interactive study providing tangible ways for us to grow towards each other in the joyful and difficult seasons of life. How do we make caring for others a natural part of our lives? Our hope is to unpack each lesson and apply it to our relationships over an eight week period. Through introspection and intentionality, we will practice moving towards those around us, learn from past mistakes, and have each other for support along the way. This study meets in Ruth Vickman’s home in the Harrisonburg area. Please order your book online (approximately $10) and bring it with you to the first study. This study is limited to ten women. Contact Kelly Kidd or Ruth Vickman to sign up.

THURSDAYS


9:30-11:00 a.m. | September 15-November 17

This group will study A Shepherd Looks At Psalm 23 by Phillip Keller. Come experience Psalm 23 in a new way as you look through the eyes of a real life shepherd. Gain a deeper understanding of the extreme measures to which a shepherd will go in order to provide and care for his sheep. Realize more intimately how our Lord, the Good Shepherd, cares for the sheep of His pasture. You will feel very loved! Please purchase your book and read chapter one before our first meeting. The study will be held at Kendra Shickel’s home in Mt Crawford. Contact Debby Walsh or Kendra Shickel to sign up.

 

5:00 p.m. | September 15-June 15

This group will study Del Jardín a la Gloria (From Garden to Glory) by Courtney Doctor. This study provides a panoramic view of the Bible. The Bible, from Genesis to Revelation, is a beautiful, epic, and cohesive story. It is the story of how our eternal God is on a grand mission to redeem and restore his rebellious and wayward children but it is not a story meant to merely inform us. The story itself is meant to transform us and invite us to participate in this glorious redemption of all things! You will marvel at the steadfast love of our God who longs to dwell with his children again as he did in the Garden—and who will stop at nothing until he does. This study will be taught in Spanish and will meet at the church. There will be no childcare provided but moms with no other option may bring their children to stay in the same room with us. Contact Nínive Logie to sign up.

FRIDAYS


6:00-7:15 a.m. | September 9-November 18

This group will study The Word of the Lord, Seeing Jesus in the Prophets by Nancy Guthrie. In the Old Testament, God spoke to His people through prophets–men specially called to speak God’s Word to His people. The New Testament makes it clear that such prophets, whether chastising or comforting, testified to Israel’s final redemption and ultimate hope: Jesus the Messiah. This guided  personal Bible study, relevant teaching, and group discussion will help us gain a fresh perspective on the message of the prophets and a broader understanding of Jesus as the fulfillment of Scripture. Meets at the Bowen’s home in Bridgewater, and led by Kristen Ulmer and Kathy Bowen. Please contact Kathy to sign up.