It’s that time of year again…
Many groups are finishing up their Bible studies (if they follow the September-to-May study year like we do.)
Most leaders are planning and/or praying about which studies they’ll do in the fall (unless they are terrible procrastinators like me!)
No matter where you are in your planning process, we all need the Lord’s help choosing which studies to use.
For only God knows what our women need.
The Power of Group Bible Study
As a nineteen-year-old youth pastor’s wife, I was passionate about reaching young people. But I wasn’t crazy about being expected to attend the Ladies Bible study every Wednesday morning.
I remember grumbling a bit as I got ready the first week. It was sure to be dry and boring. After all, I had nothing in common with these women. At least that’s what I thought.
But nothing could have been further from the truth! In that small gathering I found a circle of women who loved Jesus with all their hearts. And though I was younger by far than most of them, they welcomed me with open arms. As did the book we studied.
Lord, Change Me by Evelyn Chrisiansen was the focus for our study, and that book rocked my world. It was as though God had handpicked it just for me. From the very first page, Evelyn described the struggle and the frustration I was feeling with everything and everyone around me – including my brand-new husband! [Read more…]