Fall 2015 Women’s Bible Studies

You’re invited to pursue God’s Word with other Chets Women. We need to know God, His character, His commands, His heart, in order to know what we are called to be and do. We have a two-fold emphasis by meeting you where you are and encouraging you to the “what next.” Did you just accept Jesus as your Lord, and you wonder what to do now? Are you a Christian who has been stagnant for a while and would like to move on? Are you stuck in a season? Are you in a new season? Are you experiencing a new thirst for God? We have a Bible Study for you! Please check out these studies. Think and pray, and then jump right in!

Register for classes & free childcare ($15 each – unless otherwise specified) and free childcare online at chetscreek.com or visit the Chets Women table in the atrium.

Monday Night Studies – beginning August 31, 7:00-9:00pm

The Patriarchs: Encountering the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob  (by Beth Moore)

10 weeks, workbook/DVD study                                                         Leader: Ali Long

Come along for a study through Genesis – the Book of Beginnings. Discover God’s pursuit of a relationship with man, and marvel as His plan to bless all people unfolds. Full of twists and turns, ruin and redemption, revelation and mystery this Bible study keeps participants captivated by the God who stars in it! Explore concepts such as blessing, covenant, and promise, and the bearing each has on a New Testament believer’s life today. Group members will also study the Hebrew names of God introduced on the early pages of Scripture.

Hosea: Unfailing Love Changes Everything  (by Jennifer Rothschild)

7 weeks, workbook/DVD study                                                             Leader: Kristen Black

The book of Hosea—it’s a deeply personal and passionate love story, yet it’s a difficult story. As an account full of harsh judgment unfolds, we find in its midst a rare and pure gem: the truest and purest of loves. The book will challenge us with judgment so harsh it will singe our hair—an unheeded sermon warning of devastating doom shortly to come. But it will show us the kind of love we dream about. Be amazed by the love of Hosea for his wayward spouse—and more amazed by the unfailing love of God for His wayward people, and for all people. Hosea showers us with hope—hints and portents pointing to the coming of the promised Messiah.

Transforming Discipleship

6 weeks, workbook study                                                                     Leader: Leslie Layton

Jesus made disciples by pouring His life into a few men and women. Today, disciple-making is done when we intentionally walk alongside others in order to grow toward maturity in Christ. By gathering together in twos or threes to study the Bible and encourage one another, we follow Jesus’ example with his own disciples. This course helps you establish authentic relationships that are based upon the truth of God’s word and mutual accountability. The result is transformed lives.

Magnificent Obsession: Embracing the God-Filled Life (by Anne Graham Lotz)

7 weeks, Book/DVD study                                                                   Leader: Susan Johnston

In The Magnificent Obsession, gifted Bible teacher Anne Graham Lotz, daughter of evangelist Billy Graham, shares her journey from a restless spirit searching for something more, to finding her answer in the amazing story of Abraham. Through personal anecdotes and unforgettable stories, you’ll draw closer to God, who longs to call you ‘friend.’

Tuesday Morning Studies – beginning September 1, 9:30-11:30am

Transforming Discipleship

6 weeks, workbook study                                                                     Leader: Leslie Layton

Jesus made disciples by pouring His life into a few men and women. Today, disciple-making is done when we intentionally walk alongside others in order to grow toward maturity in Christ. By gathering together in twos or threes to study the Bible and encourage one another, we follow Jesus’ example with his own disciples. This course helps you establish authentic relationships that are based upon the truth of God’s word and mutual accountability. The result is transformed lives.

Faith Lessons: In the Dust of the Rabbi (by Ray Vander Laan)

7 weeks, DVD study (no cost)                                                               Leader: Diane Coelho

This study will help you experience Jesus’ life up close and personal. Filmed on location in Israel, Faith Lessons is a unique video series that brings God’s Word to life with astounding relevance. By weaving together the Bible’s fascinating historical, cultural, religious, and geographical contexts, teacher and historian Ray Vander Laan reveals unique insights into the Scriptures’ significance for modern believers.The DVD was filmed on location in Galilee, Priene, and Didyma. These illuminating “faith lessons” afford a new understanding of the Bible that will ground your convictions and transform your life.

Esther: It’s Tough Being a Woman (by Beth Moore)

9 weeks, workbook/DVD study                                                            Leader: Gina Cruz

If you’ve ever felt inadequate, threatened, or pushed into situations that seemed overpowering, this is the Bible study for you. Just as it was tough being a woman in Esther’s day, it’s tough today. This portion of God’s Word contains treasures to aid us in our hurried, harried, and pressured lives.

Testing of Your Faith (by Dr Bruce Wilkinson)

12 weeks, workbook/DVD study                                                          Leader: Paddy Creveling

Join us as we study what happens when God sends a test of faith into your life, and how to stand firm and allow God to bless you through these tests.

Heart Sisters: Be the Friend You Want to Have (by Natalie Chambers Snapp)

8 weeks, workbook study                                                                   Leader: Elsa Garcia

Friendships with other women are as important to our mental, physical, and spiritual health as rest, exercise, and prayer. We don’t just want friends—we need friends. Yet sometimes they can be as difficult as singing a song without the lyrics. If you’ve ever been hurt by a friend, struggled to balance friendship with everyday life, or seen a friendship end too early, Heart Sisters will help you be the friend you want to have.

Wednesday Night Studies – beginning August 26, 6:30-7:30pm

Keep it Shut: What to Say, How to Say It, and When to Say Nothing at All (by Karen Ehman)

6 weeks, workbook/DVD study (cost $20)                                          Leader: Cathy Kaplan

If you want to learn how to tackle the hard subjects of gossip and speaking the truth in love and the power of your own words, all from Biblical standpoints, then this class is for you. Humorous look at how to handle what comes out of the mouth.

Purposeful Hospitality

6 weeks (cost $10)                                                                               Leader: Donna Hastings

In our rapidly changing culture, the most strategic turf on which to engage those who don’t know Christ with the good news of Jesus may be the turf of our own homes. Invite them to dinner! Join us as we study what the Bible says about practicing hospitality, discuss the difference between hospitality and entertaining, and learn easy and effective ways to develop relationships with the people you come in contact with everyday.

Living Like You Belong to God    (by Kay Authur, David and BJ Lawson)

6 weeks, workbook study/no homework                                               Leader: Robin Bedwell

God calls us to a life of joy, obedience, and trust. He calls us to be different from those around us. He calls us to be holy. In this rich study, you will discover that holiness is not an arbitrary standard within today’s church or an unreachable goal of sinless perfection. Holiness is about pleasing God—living in such a way that it’s clear you belong to Him. Holiness is what makes you unique as a believer in Jesus Christ. Come explore the beauty of holy living and see why true holiness and true happiness always go together.

Thursday Morning Studies – beginning October 8, 9:30-11:30am

Keep it Shut: What to Say, How to Say It, and When to Say Nothing at All (by Karen Ehman)

6 weeks, workbook/DVD study (cost $20 – no childcare)                       Leader: Glenda Harris

If you want to learn how to tackle the hard subjects of gossip and speaking the truth in love and the power of your own words, all from Biblical standpoints, then this class is for you. Humorous look at how to handle what comes out of the mouth.

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