I’ve been writing Bible studies for over 10 years for my local church, through my role in the college ministry and women’s ministry. It is one of the joys of my chosen vocation.
And it is a never ending delight to my heart to get my studies into the hands of other churches and ministries (they’ve been shared around the world as well!)
These are digital files, available for free download. You can either view them in your Kindle/iBook/PDF reader, or print them out yourself. I’d recommend sending them to Kinko’s and having it printed and bound so you can easily keep everything together.
Most of my studies are written to be done over a 8 or 12 week period, and can be done individually or in a small group.
I am working hard to get everything I’ve written ready for you, so check back here regularly – or sign up for my email list. I’ll let you know when I’ve added new resources!
The Call of Jesus: An 8 Week Bible Study focused on Jesus’ Commands in the Gospels
This is one my favorite studies I have done or participated in, I just love it. For 8 weeks set aside time to look at Jesus, listen to His words, and ask what He is inviting you to right here in your real life.
Each week focuses on a different invitation or command Jesus made to His followers: To follow Him, come to Him, give thanks, see Him, abide in Him, remember Him, love Him, and love others. We will study these words of Jesus, hoping to hear Him clearly and respond to Him fully.
You can certainly do this study on its own, but I think you’d also benefit from doing it with a friend, sister, or group. I’d love for you to have a safe place to talk about what answering Jesus’ call looks like as women, wives, mothers, neighbors, co-workers, friends.
My friend Stacey Kuszak and I wrote this for a Bible study environment we created for the post-MOPS crowd, moms of elementary and older children who are ready to dig deeper into the Word. The words and Call of Jesus are applicable to people in any stage of life, male or female, married or single, parents or child-free. There are one or two wife/motherhood focused questions each week, almost always around the idea of how we teach these truths to our children. If those questions don’t apply to you, you can skip them, or think about how you would teach these things to those over whom you have influence.
Kingdom People: A 12 Week Study on the Sermon on the Mount
This is the hardest study I’ve ever written – not because the concepts are hard to understand, but because they are challenging to live. Jesus’ call to Kingdom people cuts to the heart of my understanding of what it means to be a Christian in our culture, even within Christian culture.
This is an interactive study, intended to get you in the Word of God in community. This study can be done on your own, but I think you’ll get more out of it if you have a small group of fellow seekers with whom you can discuss each week’s study. In this age of Google and instant information, we can reap tremendous benefits from going DEEPLY into our study of Bible, particularly the key teaching of Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount. I so hope you’ll join me.
“Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on them, may be compared to a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house; and yet it did not fall, for it had been founded on the rock. Everyone who hears these words of Mine and does not act on them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. The rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house; and it fell—and great was its fall.” Matthew 7:24-29
I have teaching notes and beautiful verse cards for this study, I’m working on making those available for you too.