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


Peacemaking Women: Biblical Hope for Resolving Conflict by Tara Klena Barthel and Judy Dabler | 6:30-9:00 p.m. starting January 14th (Study is currently full.)

Are you experiencing a disconnect between your confessional theology (what you profess to believe about God) and your practical theology (how you actually think and live)? Do you wonder what it looks like for you to live at peace with God, with others and with yourself? This thirteen-week study will challenge you and perhaps change the way you think about conflict and your role in it. Kendal Butler will lead this study at her home (2948 Osceola Springs Rd.).  For homework each week, you’ll read a chapter of the book and answer discussion questions, some of which require reading chunks of scripture. Contact Kendal at or 540-421-7221 to sign up and to get information to order your book. Registration deadline is January 4th. Group is limited to eight participants and childcare is not available.

2 Timothy, Paul’s “farewell” letter to his close friend and co-laborer, Timothy | 6:30 p.m. starting January 14th (Study is currently full.)

As we delve into this book of the Bible, we’ll discuss suffering and the Christian experience, the power of the gospel for salvation and preservation, and the importance of right teaching. We’ll meet for dinner and fellowship at 6:30 p.m. each Monday and begin the study at 7:00 p.m. Participants are limited to 12 and will be a mix of JMU students and Covenant women. Contact Jaye Brumfield at 540-828-2040 for more information about this study meeting in Bridgewater.


The Westminster Confession of Faith (WCF) | 7:00-8:30 p.m. once a month starting on January 8th

This ongoing study is for ladies desiring to learn more about the rich scripture that drives the theological statements contained in the WCF.  It meets the first Tuesday of each month at one of three homes in the East Rockingham/Bridgewater area.  Please contact Jacey Roberts
at 540-236-2621 or at or Cayla Sherrel at 703-975-6470 for more information.

Even Better Than Eden by Nancy Guthrie | 6:15-7:30 a.m. starting January 15th (Study is currently full.)

This study traces nine themes throughout the Bible that reveal how God’s plan for the new creation will be far more glorious than the original.  There will be a personal Bible study component as well as book reading each week; about 2-3 hours of study time.  This 10-week study will meet at Mr J’s at 1731 S. High Street. Contact Jen Brooks at 540-908-7851 or for more information.


The book of Philippians with the aid of Melissa Kruger’s Book, In All Things | 9:30-11:00 a.m. starting January 23rd (Study is currently full.)

We will learn about Paul’s unshakeable no-matter-what-joy in Christ as we find perspective shifting insights and learn more about Christ, holiness, compassion, and generosity. Each week’s study will consist of learning scripture through observation, interpretation, application, and a devotional. This study meets at the home of Susan Adamson in Harrisonburg. The group size is limited to 18 and childcare is provided. Please sign up by January 17th by contacting study leaders Mary Cunningham 609-915-2989, Kristin McCombe 540-810-0375, or Vicki Wickenheiser 407-488-5589.


1 Peter | 6:00-7:15 a.m. (Study is currently full.)

Join us as we study the book of 1 Peter. We meet at Mr. J’s (on South 42 near the Dayton Walmart). Space is limited, contact Jenny Reid for more information. No child care provided. 


The book of James | 9 a.m.-11 a.m. starting January 25th (Study is currently full.)

We will be using a 12 week study guide by Greg Gilbert that is part of the Knowing the Bible Series.  Through clear exposition of the biblical text and thoughtful application questions, this guide will help us rightly understand James as a stirring exhortation to fruitfulness—ultimately reminding us of the necessary connection between genuine faith and heartfelt obedience.

This group will be led by Jonelle Frost and Sarah DeBoer. Babysitting provided for $20/week, split between the moms. Please contact Sarah at 540-560-1496  ( or Jonelle at 540-435-4340 ( to sign up.  Limited to 15 women.


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.