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Women’s Spring Bible Studies 2018

(Choose Your Campus Below)

Plano Campus


Tuesdays, 9:30–11:30 a.m.
(no childcare provided)

The Quest: An Excursion toward Intimacy with God by Beth Moore
Teacher: Leah Neale | Room W207

The crooked punctuation mark at the end of a question speaks of curiosity, interest and perhaps doubt. A question is an invitation to vulnerability, to intimacy. The Bible does not shy away from such an invite. Over and over, we see the people of God asking questions of their Creator. We also see the God of the universe asking questions of His creation. The Quest is a challenge to accept the invitation. Learn to dig into the Word, to respond to the questions of God, and to bring your questions before Him. Let the crooked punctuation mark be the map that points you into a closer relationship with the Father.

Detours: The Unpredictable Path to Your Destiny by Tony Evans
Teacher: Lisa Holmes | Room W204

The biblical account of Joseph clearly demonstrates that God is at work even when life seems to be going wrong. It depicts a young man who endured betrayal, abandonment, injustice and confusion before understanding God’s sovereign plan to redirect him from the pit to the palace. Even today, it’s easy to wonder why God would allow calamity to happen or if He’s in control at all. Whether through uncontrollable circumstances or the pain of personal relationships, everyone has experienced unforeseen changes in life. This study helps believers navigate detours that may take them through trials, injustice and even betrayal. You will be comforted and encouraged when you learn to rest in God’s redemptive plan and the hope found in God’s sovereign will.

Sweeter Than Chocolate – Psalm 119 by Pam Gillaspie
Teacher: Jacqueline McNamer | Room W206

Psalm 119 is the definitive chapter on the value of the Word of God and is one of those chapters of the Bible that gets less attention than it deserves. All who desire to know the Word of God and the God of the Word benefit tremendously from this passage of Scripture. Dig in, digest Psalm 119, and taste how sweet the Word of God can be. Sweeter than Chocolate can help you find sweet words and real solutions from God’s Book!

The New Inductive Study Series: Praising God through Prayer and Worship by Kay Arthur
Teacher: Marcia Beck | Room A207

Discover the psalmists’ heartfelt expressions—in prayer, in confession, in grief, and in praise—of their love for God and their devotion to Him. As you learn to apply the text, your personal prayer times will grow more profound and your worship experiences more fulfilling.

International Women’s Study: Restoring Broken Relationships
Teacher: Bobette Boyd | Room A203-204

Ever experience the hurt feelings, misunderstanding, alienation and pain of broken relationships? Perhaps even when you have prayed and yearned in your heart for the relationship to  be restored. The spirit of reconciliation reflects the heart of God. Prepare your heart to resolve differences. Join ladies from around the world and allow God to show you the path to reconciliation in your relationships.

 Materials provided on the first day of class. Bring your Bible.

Special Easter Study: Passover for Christians by Melanie Leach & Susie Hawkins – February 6–27
Teachers: Melanie Leach & Susie Hawkins | Room W202

Passover is so much more than just a feast celebrating Israel’s exodus from Egypt. It’s a multi-sensory expression of the Gospel rooted in our Jewish heritage and all takes place around your table! We invite you to step into His story! Experience Passover for Christians this Easter!

Register - Tuesday AM


Tuesdays, 6:30–8:30 p.m.
(no childcare provided)

The Amazing Collection: The Kingdom and Post Exilic Books by Pat Hurley
Teacher: Suzy Bastian | Room W207 (Jan. 30 only); Student Ministry Building (remainder of spring)

The kingdom books, Joshua through 2 Kings, continue the Old Testament history and show that God is a promise keeper. These books include studies of the conquering of the land, ruling of the judges, and the uniting and dividing of the kingdom. This study ends with Israel conquered and scattered and Judah destroyed and exiled. The post-exilic Books, 1 Chronicles through Esther, complete Old Testament history. God proves He is a promise keeper as He brings His people back to the land after 70 years in exile. This study details events after the northern kingdom (Israel) was conquered and scattered by Assyria and the southern kingdom (Judah) was conquered and exiled to Babylon. We see Persia come to world power and God’s chosen remnant return to the Promised Land to restore their temple and build the wall around their beloved Jerusalem. All of the Old Testament books following Nehemiah merely fit into the time period of these historical books.

Faith vs. Weight by Maria Bower
Teacher: Maria Bower | Room A207

This Christian-based behavior modification program inspires a balanced approach to health and fullness of life. The program is a transformational journey that is based on faith, behavior modification, nutrition and fitness. Each week, participants are inspired through Scripture and coached through scientifically backed behavior modification techniques to improve their mindset regarding what is possible when it comes to attaining and maintaining a healthy lifestyle through improved nutrition and fitness. Weekly action plans are provided, guiding participants to take an honest look at whether their lifestyle choices are enhancing or undermining all that they are capable of achieving on their faith journey.

Finding I Am by Lysa Terkeurst
Teacher: Anslie Dysart | Room W208

What is the deep cry of your heart? The ache in your soul that keeps you up at night? The prayer you keep repeating? Jesus not only cares about this deep, spiritual wrestling, but He also wants to step in and see you through it. Join Lysa TerKeurst on the streets of Israel to explore the seven I AM statements of Jesus found in the Gospel of John. Through this interactive, in-depth study we will trade feelings of emptiness and depletion for the fullness of knowing who Jesus is like never before.

Genesis by First5 (Proverbs 31 Ministries)
Teacher: Carol Lyon | Room A203-204

Imagine how powerful it will be when the same God who spoke the world into existence speaks personally to your life. After this class, you will 1) know who wrote this book and why it was written, 2) see the visual timeline of all the people featured in Genesis right up until Jesus, and 3) understand how Genesis laid the foundation for experiencing God personally like never before.

She’s Still There by Chrystal Evans Hurst
Teacher: Jenn Smith | Room W206

What do you do if you look in the mirror and realize the life you want is not the life you’re living? What do you do if you feel lost in the middle of your life? Or if you feel you’ve drifted away from your hopes, your dreams, and your plans? Chrystal Evans Hurst shares what she’s learned about how to love and honor your life—even when your life is not easy to love. You will be encouraged to take an honest look at your life right now ... and see what might have taken you off track. You will look at Bible passages that reveal how to capture peace in the midst of hard seasons by seeing them as refining moments instead of defining moments. As you focus on the promise of God’s truth for your future and run the race He has set for you, you will rediscover that the girl you once saw in the mirror ... she’s still there.

Precept: Spiritual Gifts by Kay Arthur (coed)
Teacher: Nancy Chapman | Room W204

How many of us can speak with confidence and authority of the gifts of the Spirit? As you read different books, you find variations regarding the gifts. Our approach will be to search out what the Word of God has to say, then compare with insights of other men of God. Having searched out truth for ourselves, we will be better qualified to evaluate that which we have read or heard from others; and above all, we will be able to walk in the light which we have received from the Spirit of God through the truth of the Word of God.

Precept: John Part 1 by Kay Arthur (coed)
Teacher: Linda Sims | Room A205-206

Join us in studying about the Word becoming flesh and what it means to truly believe in Jesus.  As we saturate our minds & hearts with learning to walk as He walked, we'll gain a more intimate relationship with Him; and others will be able to see His glory lived out in us.

Register - Tuesday PM


Wednesdays, 9:30–11:30 a.m.
(childcare available at no cost; each class will be assigned a week to serve in childcare)

We do our best to provide childcare to moms who may not otherwise be able to attend a Bible study. A church of our size requires many hands. Each class has a week built in for serving in our childcare rotation. Volunteers will be recruited from each class to help us serve each other by providing the necessary assistance for our paid childcare workers each week. You will not be asked to serve more than once during the semester.

The Amazing Collection: The Kingdom and Post Exilic Books by Pat Hurley
Teacher: Suzy Bastian | Student Ministry Building

The kingdom books, Joshua through 2 Kings, continue the Old Testament history and show that God is a promise keeper. These books include studies of the conquering of the land, ruling of the judges, and the uniting and dividing of the kingdom. This study ends with Israel conquered and scattered and Judah destroyed and exiled. The post-exilic Books, 1 Chronicles through Esther, complete Old Testament history. God proves He is a promise keeper as He brings His people back to the land after 70 years in exile. This study details events after the northern kingdom (Israel) was conquered and scattered by Assyria and the southern kingdom (Judah) was conquered and exiled to Babylon. We see Persia come to world power and God’s chosen remnant return to the Promised Land to restore their temple and build the wall around their beloved Jerusalem. All of the Old Testament books following Nehemiah merely fit into the time period of these historical books.

MOMs Study: Shepherding a Child’s Heart by Tedd Tripp
Teacher: Shannon Glass & Mentoring Moms | Room Loft 456

Many parenting books are based on hit-or-miss theories steeped in secular thinking. This one draws from Pastor Tedd Tripp’s seasoned experience as a father—and from God’s Holy Word. Grounded in the Bible’s divine plan for parenting, this guide defines your goals as a parent and provides the scriptural methods for accomplishing them. (Note: This class is designed for mothers of preschoolers.)

1 & 2 Thessalonians by Pat Hurley
Teacher: Kleina Fellemende | Room A205-206

Paul had multiple reasons for writing I Thessalonians, but the main points he made were: 1) Encouraging the persecuted church, 2) The Rapture of the church, 3) Christ's return, and 4) The meaning and time of the Day of the Lord. The scriptures will come alive as these topics are explored and the Holy Spirit brings understanding.

The Quest by Beth Moore
Teacher: Chrissie Dunham | Room W204

The crooked punctuation mark at the end of a question speaks of curiosity, interest and perhaps doubt. A question is an invitation to vulnerability, to intimacy. The Bible does not shy away from such an invite. Over and over, we see the people of God asking questions of their Creator. We also see the God of the universe asking questions of His creation. The Quest is a challenge to accept the invitation. Learn to dig into the Word, to respond to the questions of God, and to bring your questions before Him. Let the crooked punctuation mark be the map that points you into a closer relationship with the Father.

Detours: The Unpredictable Path to Your Destiny by Tony Evans
Teacher: Gerry Roy | Connection Room

The biblical account of Joseph clearly demonstrates that God is at work even when life seems to be going wrong. It depicts a young man who endured betrayal, abandonment, injustice and confusion before understanding God’s sovereign plan to redirect him from the pit to the palace. Even today, it’s easy to wonder why God would allow calamity to happen or if He’s in control at all. Whether through uncontrollable circumstances or the pain of personal relationships, everyone has experienced unforeseen changes in life. This study helps believers navigate detours that may take them through trials, injustice and even betrayal. You will be comforted and encouraged when you learn to rest in God’s redemptive plan and the hope found in God’s sovereign will.

Living in Truth by Mary Jo Sharp
Teacher: Diane Daugherty | Room W206

We’re becoming a culture that says there is no truth to be found about God. We also think that tolerance is about accepting every view as equally true but, realistically, the Christian faith seems to be tolerated less and less in this culture. Christians are rapidly becoming the target of secular media and aggressive atheist propaganda, marginalizing not just Christian beliefs, but also Christian people. False ideas within the body of Christ and the influence of culture crack our foundation of faith. Many women need to go back to the basis of their beliefs and strengthen confidence in their beliefs and in God. The goal of this study is to help every Christian effectively converse on truth by following basic steps: 1) see the need for these conversations, 2) know what you believe, 3) listen to discover the cultural view, 4) learn to ask questions, 5) respond to false beliefs, and 6) engage in a lifestyle of total truth.

Discerning the Voice of God by Priscilla Shirer
Teacher: Carol Young | Room W207

Having a hard time knowing what God is saying versus what others are saying? This Bible study is designed to help you know the voice of God: His language, character and tone of voice. By growing closer to God through His Word, participants will be able to discern God’s voice from the voice of strangers.

After the Boxes Are Unpacked by Susan Miller
Teachers: Stephanie Brock | Room W202

More than 40 million Americans move each year, and studies show that it can be one of the heaviest strains on a marriage. For women especially, relocating can be a traumatic event. Those who are moving will find this study as valuable as packing tape. With true stories, ingenious insights, and helpful hints, women can transition smoothly and get on with their lives.

In The Beginning (A Class Designed for New Moms of Infants)
Teacher: Carmen Smith | Creation Station

This class is uniquely designed to meet the specific needs of first-time moms with new babies (birth–1 year). The teaching team includes registered nurses and a certified lactation specialist. Topics are planned with your needs in mind. Biblically based principles, along with practical advice, fill the discussions that pertain to relationship building, nutrition and fitness, organizational tips, and making memories with your baby.

Register - Wednesday

Register - Childcare for Wednesday Morning


Wednesdays, Noon–1:00 p.m.
(no childcare provided; study designed to fit a lunch hour)

The Quest by Beth Moore
Teacher: Chrissie Dunham | Room W204

The crooked punctuation mark at the end of a question speaks of curiosity, interest and perhaps doubt. A question is an invitation to vulnerability, to intimacy. The Bible does not shy away from such an invite. Over and over, we see the people of God asking questions of their Creator. We also see the God of the universe asking questions of His creation. The Quest is a challenge to accept the invitation. Learn to dig into the Word, to respond to the questions of God, and to bring your questions before Him. Let the crooked punctuation mark be the map that points you into a closer relationship with the Father.

Register - Wednesday Noon


Wednesday Evenings
(children’s activities available)

The Quest by Beth Moore
Teacher: Chrissie Dunham | Room W204

The crooked punctuation mark at the end of a question speaks of curiosity, interest and perhaps doubt. A question is an invitation to vulnerability, to intimacy. The Bible does not shy away from such an invite. Over and over, we see the people of God asking questions of their Creator. We also see the God of the universe asking questions of His creation. The Quest is a challenge to accept the invitation. Learn to dig into the Word, to respond to the questions of God, and to bring your questions before Him. Let the crooked punctuation mark be the map that points you into a closer relationship with the Father.

This is an Adult Midweek class. Click here for more information and registration.


Thursdays, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
PBC and PCA Staff Only

Discerning the Voice of God by Priscilla Shirer
Teachers: Gwenn Erlinger, Helen Morris, & Mary Brogdon | Room W202

Having a hard time knowing what God is saying versus what others are saying? This Bible study is designed to help you know the voice of God: His language, character and tone of voice. By growing closer to God through His Word, participants will be able to discern God’s voice from the voice of strangers.

Register (Staff class)

 

North Campus


Tuesdays, 6:30–8:30 p.m.
(no childcare provided)

The Quest: An Excursion toward Intimacy with God by Beth Moore

The crooked punctuation mark at the end of a question speaks of curiosity, interest and perhaps doubt. A question is an invitation to vulnerability, to intimacy. The Bible does not shy away from such an invite. Over and over, we see the people of God asking questions of their Creator. We also see the God of the universe asking questions of His creation. The Quest is a challenge to accept the invitation. Learn to dig into the Word, to respond to the questions of God, and to bring your questions before Him. Let the crooked punctuation mark be the map that points you into a closer relationship with the Father.

Discerning the Voice of God: How to Recognize When God Is Speaking by Priscilla Shirer

Do you have a hard time knowing what God is saying versus what others are saying? This Bible study is designed to help you know the voice of God: His language, character and tone of voice. By growing closer to God through His Word, participants will be able to discern God’s voice from the voice of strangers.

Precept – Genesis: Wrestling with God and Keeping Your Focus When Your Dreams Are Shattered by Kay Arthur

We will study God’s renewal of His covenant with Abraham through Isaac and Jacob, then look at two struggling nations that arise from Isaac’s sons, Jacob and Esau. We will also see what happens when we have been falsely accused or suffered from injustice, as Joseph was, and learn to handle these painful situations by trusting God. The truths we’ll learn about God can guide our faith, helping us see His purposes in our own lives.


Wednesdays, 9:30–11:30 a.m.
(childcare provided)

1 Peter: A Living Hope in Christ by Jen Wilkin

Our inheritance through Christ is imperishable, undefiled and unfading. Peter, a man of faith and flaws and an eyewitness to the life of Christ, challenges us to look beyond our current circumstances to a future inheritance. He shares his concerns on “big-picture” issues for the early church, describes believers’ true identity in Christ, and ultimately helps readers discover what it means to experience the living hope they have in Christ.

Precept – Genesis: Wrestling with God and Keeping Your Focus When Your Dreams Are Shattered by Kay Arthur

We will study God’s renewal of His covenant with Abraham through Isaac and Jacob, then look at two struggling nations that arise from Isaac’s sons, Jacob and Esau. We will also see what happens when we have been falsely accused or suffered from injustice, as Joseph was, and learn to handle these painful situations by trusting God. The truths we’ll learn about God can guide our faith, helping us see His purposes in our own lives.

Sermon on the Mount by Jen Wilkin

In His sweeping depiction of kingdom citizenship, Jesus utters some of the most familiar passages in all of Scripture. Most of us have only encountered the Sermon on the Mount in fragments, considering its subdivisions as complete teachings in their own right—a study on blessedness, a reflection on the Lord’s Prayer, a meditation on lilies of the field. But what if we navigated these three chapters as they were originally heard—as one cohesive, well-ordered message, intended to challenge us to think differently about repentance, salvation and sanctification? This nine-week video study, led by Jen Wilkin, does just that. Seat yourself on a mountainside to learn at the feet of Jesus. Ask for ears to hear and a heart to respond to the teaching of our King.

Discerning the Voice of God: How to Recognize When God Is Speaking by Priscilla Shirer

Having a hard time knowing what God is saying versus what others are saying? This Bible study is designed to help you know the voice of God: His language, character and tone of voice. By growing closer to God through His Word, participants will be able to discern God’s voice from the voice of strangers.

Finding I Am by Lisa TerKeurst

What is the deep cry of your heart? The ache in your soul that keeps you up at night? The prayer you keep repeating? Jesus not only cares about this deep, spiritual wrestling, but He also wants to step in and see you through it. Join Lysa TerKeurst on the streets of Israel to explore the seven I AM statements of Jesus found in the Gospel of John. Through this interactive, in-depth study we will trade feelings of emptiness and depletion for the fullness of knowing who Jesus is like never before.

The Armor of God by Priscilla Shirer

Learn how the Enemy always fails when he meets a woman dressed for the occasion. Equip yourself to get serious, specific and strategic in your prayer discipline. 

MOMs Study: Shepherding a Child’s Heart by Tedd Tripp

Many parenting books are based on hit-or-miss theories steeped in secular thinking. This one draws from Pastor Tedd Tripp’s seasoned experience as a father—and from God’s Holy Word. Grounded in the Bible’s divine plan for parenting, this guide defines your goals as a parent and provides the scriptural methods for accomplishing them. (Note: This class is designed for mothers of preschoolers.)


Wednesdays, 6:30–7:45 p.m.
(children’s activities available)

The Quest: An Excursion toward Intimacy with God by Beth Moore

The crooked punctuation mark at the end of a question speaks of curiosity, interest and perhaps doubt. A question is an invitation to vulnerability, to intimacy. The Bible does not shy away from such an invite. Over and over, we see the people of God asking questions of their Creator. We also see the God of the universe asking questions of His creation. The Quest is a challenge to accept the invitation. Learn to dig into the Word, to respond to the questions of God, and to bring your questions before Him. Let the crooked punctuation mark be the map that points you into a closer relationship with the Father.

Register

Register - Childcare