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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mondays at 6:30 PM or
Thursdays at 10:00 AM
beginning the week of January 24
Text: Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi: A 12-Week Study, by Stephen Coleman and edited by: J.I. Packer, Dane C. Ortlund
Known as the postexilic prophets, Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi minister to the Jews who returned from exile in Babylon in 538 BC. As they wait for an even greater deliverance, the prophets call them to faith as they struggle with doubt and discouragement.
Through this 12-week study, you will discover the faithfulness of God as he restores his presence among his people through the temple - a foretaste of the promised Messiah, who is the ultimate fulfillment of God's promises.
Childcare for children up to 5 years of age is available during our Thursday morning study. Space is limited so please register soon!
“Teach what accords with sound doctrine. Older women . . . are to teach what is good, and so train the young women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled . . . so that in everything they may adorn the doctrine of God our Savior.”
Titus 2:3-5, 10
With these words from the book of Titus as our guide, we encourage women to study, learn and mentor others about understanding, living, and passing on the legacy of biblical womanhood to the next generation. Join one of our studies and look to God’s Word for His perspective on the character, commitments, and attitudes of godly women—and His prescribed process for helping us live out these virtues not only today, but from generation to generation.
Below is the current list of discipleship group book studies under the ministry umbrella of Titus 2.
Keeping Your Balance
Keeping Your Balance looks at the challenge that Christians face in maintaining a biblical balance in seven key areas of life. These include the following: family and ministry; self-denial and liberty; patience and confrontation; the temporal and the eternal; the inner man and the outer man; reality and hope; and striving and trusting. In each of these categories, the author first highlights the balance that is clearly set forth for the believers in Scripture.
Second, a discussion is presented of the symptoms that may be manifested when an individual loses balance in a particular area. The practical life consequences of that imbalance are also examined. And understanding of these tensions is absolutely vital for living a life to the glory of God.
Text: Keeping Your Balance, Navigating Wisely through the Challenges of Life, by Pam Hardy
Day & time:
2nd Tuesday, 6:45 pm, in-person
Facilitated by Pam Hines
Lies Women Believe
We are like Eve. We have all experienced defeats and failures, trouble and turmoil. We have all experienced a selfish heart, a shrewish spirit, anger, envy and bitterness. And we ache to do things over, to have lives of harmony and peace.
Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth sheds light on how we can be delivered from bondage and set free to walk in God's grace, forgiveness, and abundant life. This book offers the most effective weapon to counter and overcome Satan's deceptions - God's truth.
Counter the lies that keep you from abundant living. Satan is the master deceiver and his lies are endless. And the lies Christian women believe are at the root of most of their struggles.
Text & Study Guide: Lies Women Believe, and the Truth that Sets Them Free, by Nancy DeMoss Woglemuth
2nd and 4th Thursdays at 6:00 am
(Meets via Zoom conferencing.)
Facilitated by Kimi Archer
Please contact Pam Hines for details regarding this ministry.
All women of Bethany are invited to join us to pray for the ministries of our church on Tuesdays at 10:00 am in Room 205. For additional information, please contact the office: (805) 495-7029.
Our Bethany Women's Book Club meets quarterly to discuss an autobiography, biography, or classic work by a great man or woman 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
Joni, An Unforgettable Story, by Joni Eareckson Tada
The New Pilgrim’s Progress, by John Bunyan
You Can Trust God to Write Your Story: Embracing the Mysteries of Providence, by Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth and Robert D Wolgemuth
Jonathan Edwards, A Guided Tour of His Life and Thought, by Stephen J. Nichols
Becoming Elisabeth Elliot, by Ellen Vaughn (Author), Joni Earekson Tada (Foreword).
Shadow Of The Almighty, the Life & Testament of Jim Elliot, by Elizabeth Elliot.
The Glory of Christ by John Owen (abridged by R.J.K. Law)
Our next selection is: The Pilgrim's Progress, Updated Edition, by John Bunyan and edited by Cheryl V. Ford. Get your copy now and read in time for our next get together.
Next Book Club Meeting:
When: February 26, 2022
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Bethany Bible Church
Contact: email@example.com, (805) 495-7029