“May the God of peace … equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ” Hebrews 13:20-21

Welcome to the web page of Equip Her, Bible Studies for a Woman’s Life. Whether you join us in person for one of our weekly classes or are a part of our online community, we’re glad you are here. Our mission is to equip women to become complete in Christ through training in the Word, worship and prayer.

We hope you will take some time to sit back, put your feet up, grab your beverage of choice and scroll through the stories and encouragement this site has to offer.

About Us

As you join us here, you become part of a tradition of prayer and Bible study for women at Lincoln Berean Church. Knowing that God has given each woman influence and purpose, our passion in Equip Her is to help her take one step further on her faith journey. We aim to learn life lessons from the Bible as we connect, engage and inspire one another.

What began as a small group has grown to hundreds of women, encompasses a variety of ages and backgrounds, and offers morning sessions on Sundays and Tuesdays and an evening session on Wednesdays.

Throughout our growth process, three essentials have remained – time to worship God together, study God’s Word, and engage in small group prayer. Using scripture as a guide during prayer time has become a significant focus in our groups.

Fall Classes

Sundays, Sept. 8-Nov. 24, 9:00-10:15AM

The Gospel of Ruth//Teacher: Shereen Schwaninger 
Are you looking for “your people”? Find a safe place to learn alongside other women each week at a Sunday table. Using Sandra Richter’s video series on Ruth, we’ll see the promise of redemption inspire Ruth to love God enough to break some rules. Step into God’s word, hear from our own leaders, and learn to engage in prayer together

Tuesdays, Sept. 10-Dec. 3, 9:00-11:30AM

We gather each week from many places and with diverse experiences to lean in and draw strength from each other as women of God – not perfect, but pursuing Jesus together. Choose a study from the 4 electives below.

MUMs (Moms Uplifting Moms) // Teacher: Katie Kafka 
A place to gather with other mothers of preschoolers and be led by older moms who have been THERE. Discover God’s heart for children in scripture and engage in group discussion and prayer time.

Selah // Teacher: Kathy Anderson 
A special place set aside for moms with school-aged kids (K-12). We pause from Mom Life and gather to pursue God. Together, we’ll experience the book of 1 John in a study called, “Walking in the Light.” Learn to live out your faith in practical ways.

Sermon on the Mount // Facilitator: Jessica McKillip 
In His sweeping depiction of kingdom citizenship, Jesus utters some of the most familiar passages in all of Scripture. We’ll study them as one cohesive message, in a verse-by-verse DVD study by Jen Wilkin.

Ecclesiastes // Teacher: Gail Peo 
As one of the Wisdom books, Ecclesiastes is filled with valuable knowledge. Sometimes the language is unclear and puzzling, but God isn’t hiding. Our wise God wants to lead us by faith, learning to walk day-by-day in His ways.

Wednesdays, January 10 – April 11, 6:30-8:00PM

Knowing God // Teacher: Tara Free 
Most of us claim to love God and take for granted that we know Who that is, but do we really know Him? How can we be sure our view of God isn’t skewed by our past circumstances, biases and false messages about Him that are so prevalent in our culture? Join us around our tables as we examine the Scriptures in order to better and more accurately know the One True God.

Go to http://lincolnberean.org/women to register. If you have any questions, contact sschwaninger@lincolnberean.org.


Awaken your SELF

In keeping with our theme –AWAKEN–I’ve asked Maranda Hoefs to join me today to chat about what it means to live wide awake to the things of God, both spiritually and physically. (Shereen) Perhaps we should identify what we mean by the things of God–what can you identify as Godly? (Maranda) – The first thing …

This I Know

By Carey Helmink This past Saturday I experienced the joy of spending the day dress shopping with my daughter. Not just any dress, mind you, but THE DRESS. We were just getting started with our first appointment when I got a text from my dear friend Patti, saying that her son-in-law had just passed away. …


Dallas Willard says, “Prayer is talking with God about matters of mutual concern.”  Simple. Basic. But how do we go about doing prayer? Prayer begins with ATTITUDE. No matter how many times or ways you pray, if your attitude is not to acknowledge that God is God, prayer is useless. Prayer’s one goal is CONVERSATION …


Equip Her, Bible Studies for a Woman’s Life is a ministry of Lincoln Berean Church located at 6400 So 70th St. in Lincoln, NE. If you have questions about our ministry, please contact Shereen at (402) 483-6512 or sschwaninger@lincolnberean.org.