Bible studies are the core of our Women's Ministry at Bethany. Studying God's Word lays the foundation for spiritual growth as we learn to walk daily with the Lord. We offer Bible studies throughout the year, with classes held at different times and days of the week. Each study includes plans for personal study throughout the week that will help you to dig deeply into God's Word. For more information email

Women's Studies

  • women's discipleship

    Who is an excellent wife? What is she like? Using the woman in Proverbs 31 as a model, trusted Christian counselor, Martha Peace, offers practical answers to questions most often asked by Christian wives. Come and be encouraged as we read and discuss The Excellent Wife, by Martha Peace. Click here to read an excerpt from the book.

    The Women's Discipleship group meets the fourth Tuesday of the month in room 201. 

    Questions? Please contact the church office at (805) 495-7029


    Colossians and Philemon are two of Paul’s “prison epistles”—letters written while he was imprisoned for preaching Jesus Christ as Lord. Even in the face of persecution, prison bars could not contain Paul’s zeal for the gospel. In his letter to the Colossian church, he sounded the alarm of false teaching and encouraged the believers to find sufficiency in Christ. In his letter to Philemon he pleaded for mercy and forgiveness for a runaway slave. Kathleen Nielson"s Study, Colossians and Philemon, Continue to Live in Him,  helps us see how these messages are still relevant and alive in many ways.  Each lesson includes questions for five days, plus helpful context and commentary, to lead to ever-increasing satisfaction, discernment, and delight in God’s Word. Our Fall Study will focus on Colossians and we encourage ladies to complete Philemon as a personal study.

    This 9-week study begins September 10 and meets Monday evenings at 7:00 pm in room 201 or Thursday mornings at 10:00 am in room 204.

    Register on Sundays at church or click here to register online.  If you wish to order a book, the cost is $11. The book order will be placed on August 22 and you may pay when you receive your copy.

    Please complete Lesson 1 for our first session and listen to Pastor Lance Quinn's sermon, "Introduction to Colossians" at Bethany's Media Page. In the Media Archive "DATE" section, scroll down to 01/05/1997. Click on the "Verse by Verse Exposition of Colossians: Introduction to Colossians."

  • Book Club

    Our Bethany Woman's Book Club meets quarterly to discuss an autobiography or biography of a great man or women of faith. The books we have already enjoyed together are:

    A Chance to Die, by Elizabeth Elliott

    Missionary to the New Hebrides, by John Paton

    Her Heart Can See: The Life and Hymns of Franny Crosby, by Edith Blumhofer

    Stepping Heavenward, by Elizabeth Prentiss

    Devil at My Heels, by Louis Zamperini

    Faithful Women & Their Extraordinary GOD, by Noel Piper

    Susannah Spurgeon: Free Grace and Dying Love, by C. Ray and S.Spurgeon

    John Newton, by John Crotts

    Joni, An Unforgettable Storyby Joni Eareckson Tada

    The next book selection is In Trouble and in Joy: Four Women Who Lived for God, by Sharon James and contains portraits of four godly women: Margaret Baxter (wife of Richard), Sarah Edwards, Francis Ridley Havergal, and Anne Steele.

    “They had different personalities and varied situations, but each of these four women lived focused lives, wanting to praise God through days of trouble as well as joy. As is true of many women, they had to juggle all sorts of responsibilities. Pursuing holiness did not mean running away from these responsibilities: it involved living every day wholeheartedly for God” (p. 253).

    Next Book Club Meeting:

    When: November 3

    Time: 10 AM

    Location: Room 201, Bethany Church on the Hill

    Contact:, (805) 495-7029

  • Women's prayer for the church

    All women of Bethany are invited to join us to pray for the ministries of our church on Tuesdays at 10:00 am at Bethany Church on the Hill, room 204.

    Questions? Contact the office: (805) 495-70