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).
7:00-8:30 p.m. | September 11 – November 20
Another Gospel?: A Lifelong Christian Seeks Truth in Response to Progressive Christianity by Alisa Childers
This study complements the summer Sunday School video series, “American Gospel: Christ Crucified”, that explored the false teaching of progressive Christianity. Alisa Childers takes you on her very real journey from her unreflective conservative Christian faith to the cliff of another gospel and then back to the true Jesus. Along the way she deconstructs progressive Christianity with wit and insight, often using the writings of the early church fathers. Another Gospel? will inoculate you from a temptation far more seductive than atheism and it’s an easy read. The study will be held at Covenant and there is no childcare. The books cost $11.50 on Amazon. To sign up, please contact the leader, Sharon Griffin.
9:00-11:00 a.m. | September 12 – December 5
Acts (Knowing the Bible Series) by Justin Holcomb.
This study will help us understand the coming of the Holy Spirit, the birth of the early church, the scattering of Jesus’s disciples across the known world, and how these connect to the gospel of Christ and our personal growth. This study will meet in Cindy Kewley’s home in Harrisonburg. Childcare will be available for a shared cost. Books cost $10. To sign up, contact leaders Kristin McCombe or Dorothy Scheel .
10:00-11:30 a.m. | September 5 – November 21
With All Your Heart: Orienting Your Mind, Desires, and Will Toward Christ by Craig Troxel.
Who am I? What is wrong with me? How can I overcome it? These questions all draw our attention to the heart. Craig Troxel carefully studies what God’s word teaches about the heart and discovers surprising answers that lead us to real solutions. He shows us how to become self-aware without being self-absorbed, authentic yet dependent on the Lord Jesus Christ, who reigns over our hearts. This study will meet in the home of Karen Dove in Mt Sydney. Leaders are Karen Dove and Barbara Broome. This study is currently full.
7:00-8:45 p.m. | September 19 – November 14
Blessed: Experiencing the Promise of the Book of Revelation (Part 1-Rev 1-3) by Nancy Gutherie.
This study explores Revelations’s call to patient endurance as God’s sovereign plans
for judgment and salvation are worked out. Guthrie shows how Revelation is less about when Jesus will return and more about who we are to be, what we are to do, and what we can expect to endure as we wait for Jesus to return to establish his kingdom in the new creation. We will introduce the study using Bible study techniques from Jen Wilken’s book Women of the Word. Cost for the book is $15 and class size is limited to 15 participants. There is no childcare. This study will be at the home of Barb Nuckols in Harrisonburg (off Rt 33, West). To sign up, contact leaders Barbara Nuckols or Barbara Broome.
9:30-11:00 a.m. | September 13-November 15
Soul Songs: Exploring Love, Guilt, Fear and Temptation from the Psalms by Tim Chester.
God has given us a collection of songs (Psalms) that can help us re-tune our hearts when they are troubled by worry, sin, fear, anger, suffering or guilt. The Psalms in this study turn us back to God, the Rock. Come and explore both the big idea and a personal application for each of the selected Psalms. Book cost is $8.99 on Amazon. (Please bring your book to the first class). There is no childcare. The study will be located in Bridgewater, alternating between the homes of the co-hosts who both live in Bridgewater. To sign up, contact leaders Deb Grathwol or Vicki Wickenheiser.
6:00-7:15 a.m. | September 14 – April
Isaiah: The Lord Saves, by Kathleen Nielson
This study is meant to encourage and enable people to read Isaiah with growing understanding and joy in God’s plan of redemption. The cost of the book is $15. Mothers with infants are welcome but no childcare provided. The study will meet in the home of Kathy Bowen in Bridgewater. To sign up, contact leaders Kathy Bowen or Kristen Ulmer.
9:30-11:00 a.m. | September 21 – November 30
James: Walking in Wisdom by Lydia Brownback
By exploring the powerful themes of genuine godliness, prayer, and the relationship between faith and good works we become better equipped to pursue the wisdom of God over the wisdom of the world. No childcare. This study will meet at the home of Kendra Shickel in Mt Crawford. Leaders are Kendra Shickel and Debby Walsh. This study is currently full.
1:00-2:30 p.m. | September 7 – November 9
Habakkuk: Learning to Live by Faith by Lydia Brownback.
In this 10-week Bible study, Lydia Brownback explores Habakkuk verse by verse, addressing the complex subject of God’s judgment and wrath. Each lesson will help us understand why God allows pain and illness, and how he deals with unrepentant sin. This study also teaches how to wait faithfully for God to answer prayer. Cost of the book is $10 at Westminster Bookstore online or $14 on Amazon. Childcare will be available for a shared cost. There are multiple quiet rooms with beds available for babies to nap. Moms can bring their little ones up to 30 minutes early to get them settled down to nap. If desired, bring your own monitors, noise makers, and pack n play. This study will meet at the home of Amanda Severns in Harrisonburg. To sign up, contact leaders Amanda Severns or Lisa Yoder.
Thursday Evenings | Ongoing
Del Jardín a la Gloria (From Garden to Glory) by Courtney Doctor
This is a study that 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 in room c105. There will be no childcare provided, but for moms with no other option, they may bring their children to stay in the same room with us. To sign up please contact Nínive Logie.
6:15-7:30 a.m. | September 15 – November 17
Gospel-Centered Work by Tim Chester
In Gospel-centered Work we’ll discover how the good news about Jesus transforms the way we think about our work in surprising and practical ways. Cost of the book is $13 on Amazon. No childcare. This study will meet at Mr. J’s on East Market St. To sign up, contact leaders Ally Padilla or Heather Chico.