Our Mission

Women’s Bible Studies provide a place for women to belong, to feel accepted, and focus on what is important--their walk with God. These small groups grow together in God’s Word, encouraging and supporting one another along the way.

 

We Serve

Due to the content of some studies, all women, age 18 and over can participate in Women's Bible study.

 

We Meet

Bible studies are usually held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays in the fall, winter, and spring. We have evening classes and morning classes available to fit all schedules.

 

Our Volunteers

If you're interested in helping out with Women's Bible Studies, contact Jane Geggus (618.667.8221 x104).



Current Classes

Interested in joining a Women's Bible Study? Take a minute and check out the studies we're currently offering, listed below.


First Place 4 Health 

Monday Mornings | 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Dates: September 12, 2016 - December 19, 2016
New Member Cost: $99
Bible Study Cost: $20
Childcare: Not Provided

You are never too old or too out of shape to be healthy! More than a weight-loss program, First Place 4 Health (FP4H) is a weight-control program that addresses every aspect of your life: mind, body, spirit, and emotions. With confidential weigh-ins and a practical Bible study about everyday health struggles, this program uses a biblical approach to weight loss and overall health management.


Uninvited by Lysa TerKeurst

Tuesday Mornings | 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Location: Off-Site (Contact Joan McMillin at 618.667.8221 x110 for address.)
Dates: November 1, 2016 - December 13, 2016
Cost: $20 ($10 for book & $10 for Study Guide)
Children are welcome.

The enemy wants us to feel rejected...left out, lonely, and less than. When we allow him to speak lies through our rejection, he pickpockets our purpose. Cripples our courage. Dismantles our dreams. And blinds us to the beauty of Christ’s powerful love. After attending this study, participants will:

  • Release the desire to fall apart or control the actions of others by embracing God-honoring ways to process their hurt.
  • Know exactly what to pray for the next ten days to steady their soul and restore their confidence.
  • Overcome the two core fears that feed our insecurities by understanding the secret of belonging.
  • Stop feeling left out and start believing that "set apart" does not mean "set aside."
  • End the cycle of perceived rejection by refusing to turn a small incident into a full blown issue.


Precept Upon Precept: Spiritual Gifts by Kay Arthur

Tuesday Evenings | 6:30 - 8 p.m.
Dates: September 6, 2016 - November 29, 2016
Cost: $27
Childcare: Provided

Precept upon Precept is an inductive study that teaches you how to study God's Word on your own. The main requirement is the willingness to slow down and just look at what the Scriptures are saying. What has God called you to do and uniquely equipped you for? Discover the spiritual gifts God has given you and understand those given to all believers to glorify Himself and strengthen His church. 


Open Your Bible by Raechel Myers & Amanda Williams

Wednesday Mornings | 9:30 - 11 a.m.
Dates: September 7, 2016 - October 26, 2016
Cost: $20
Childcare: Not Provided

We’re all longing to hear from God, aching to know who He is and know His heart. The beautiful truth is this—we can encounter the living God today in the pages of His Word. The Bible is for you and for now. Whether you already open your Bible every day, have never read it before, or struggle to keep up with studying Scripture, Open Your Bible, a 7-session study from the women behind She Reads Truth, will leave you with a greater appreciation for the Word of God, a deeper understanding of its authority, and a stronger desire to truly know the Bible inside and out.


You're Already Amazing by Holley Gerth

Wednesday Mornings | 9:30 - 11 a.m.
Dates: November 2, 2016 - December 14, 2016
Cost: $18
Childcare: Not Provided

With Holley's trademark enthusiasm, thought-provoking questions, and interactive tools, this study helps women understand their unique identity as a child of God. Perfect for either small group use or individual study, the workbook includes personal application guidance, discussion questions, prompts for journaling, and creative activities for women to do on their own or as a group.


Armor of God by Priscilla Shirer (Coed Study)

Wednesday Evenings | 6:45 - 8 p.m.
Dates: September 7, 2016 - October 19, 2016
Cost: $18
Childcare: Provided

All day, every day, an invisible war rages around you—unseen, unheard, yet felt throughout every aspect of your life. A devoted, devilish enemy seeks to wreak havoc on everything that matters to you: your heart, your mind, your marriage, your children, your relationships, your resilience, your dreams, your destiny. But his battle plan depends on catching you unaware and unarmed. If you're tired of being pushed around and caught with your guard down, this study is for you. The enemy always fails miserably when he meets a man or woman dressed for the occasion. The Armor of God, more than merely a biblical description of the believer's inventory, is an action plan for putting it on and developing a personalized strategy to secure victory.


Missing Pieces by Jennifer Rothschild

Wednesday Evenings | 6:45 - 8 p.m.
Dates: September 14, 2016 - November 2, 2016
Cost: $18
Childcare: Provided

  • A spouse leaves...God, do You care?
  • You see injustice in the world...God, is this fair?
  • You wonder if you will ever stop feeling lonely because you long for a baby, a spouse, a friend...God are You there?
  • You get a pink slip instead of a paycheck...God, are you aware?
  • You ask God for years to help you lose weight, be more patient, overcome your temper...God do you hear my prayer?
  • Nothing in your life seems to make sense and you just feel like you could have your own book in the Bible kinda like Job...God do you err?

Our explainable questions have the potential to create "missing pieces" in our faith. God's ways don't always make sense, but He is trustworthy. Through this Bible study you will come closer to Him and experience unexpected peace despite your heartache. You will learn to trust Him more than your feelings. God will reveal Himself to you and fill your missing pieces.


Fight Back with Joy by Margaret Feinberg

Wednesday Evenings | 6:45 - 8 p.m.
Dates: September 7, 2016 - October 19, 2016
Cost: $18
Childcare: Provided

Join Margaret Feinberg for this 6-session Bible study that will help you embrace a life that's richer and fuller than you've ever known before—a life radiant with joy. Learn to practice joy, defiant joy. Sooner or later, we find ourselves on the battlefield of life and struggle to know how to respond.

Celebrate More. Regret Less. Stare Down Your Greatest Fears. 


The Circle Maker by Mark Batterson

Thursday Mornings | 9:30 - 11 a.m.
Dates: September 8, 2016 - October 6, 2016
Cost: $20 (For Participant's Guide & Book)
Childcare: Not Provided

Dream Big. Pray Hard. Think Long.

According to Pastor Mark Batterson in his book, The Circle Maker, “Drawing prayer circles around our dreams isn’t just a mechanism whereby we accomplish great things for God. It’s a mechanism whereby God accomplishes great things in us.” Do you ever sense that there’s far more to prayer, and to God’s vision for your life, than what you’re experiencing? It’s time you learned from the legend of Honi the Circle Maker—a man bold enough to draw a circle in the sand and not budge from inside it until God answered his prayers for his people. What impossibly big dream is God calling you to draw a prayer circle around? Sharing inspiring stories from his own experiences as a circle maker, Mark Batterson will help you uncover your heart’s deepest desires and God-given dreams and unleash them through the kind of audacious prayer that God delights to answer.


Armor of God by Priscilla Shirer

Thursday Evenings | 6:30 - 8 p.m.
Dates: September 8, 2016 - October 27, 2016
Cost: $18
Childcare: Provided

All day, every day, an invisible war rages around you—unseen, unheard, yet felt throughout every aspect of your life. A devoted, devilish enemy seeks to wreak havoc on everything that matters to you: your heart, your mind, your marriage, your children, your relationships, your resilience, your dreams, your destiny. But his battle plan depends on catching you unaware and unarmed. If you're tired of being pushed around and caught with your guard down, this study is for you. The enemy always fails miserably when he meets a man or woman dressed for the occasion. The Armor of God, more than merely a biblical description of the believer's inventory, is an action plan for putting it on and developing a personalized strategy to secure victory.


Children of the Day by Beth Moore

Thursday Evenings | 6 - 8 p.m.
Dates: September 8, 2016 - October 10, 2016
Cost: $20
Childcare: Provided

Is family life a challenge? Is work driving you crazy? Do you know God has a purpose for your life, but you can't figure out what it is? Know that your circumstances are not coincidental, and God's timing is impeccable. Join Beth Moore on the Thessalonian shores as she walks you through the truth of each verse of 1 and 2 Thessalonians. In this study, you'll face crises, afflictions, relationships, doubts, concerns, and fears. Find encouragement for living the Christian life now and hope for when Christ returns.