Yes, I’ve seen them—all those precious (and sometimes funny) back-to-school pictures popping up all over social media. Next week I’ll get to add my own (and final) one as my youngest starts her senior year. Aaacckkk! Where does the time go?
Though I’m never ready to say good-bye to summer, I’m always ready to embrace routine this time of year. And with that comes one of my favorite things—Tuesday mornings with many of you. Yup. It’s time to register for Equip Her fall classes. Registration is already open online. You may also register in person at Berean the weekends of August 22/23 and 29/30. The first day of fall classes will be September 15.
For the next five weeks here on the blog, we will be highlighting each of the classes we will offer in the fall. You will have a chance to meet each teacher and hear a little about her class. However, if you already know which class you’d like to take, feel free to head on over to Women’s Ministries and register. [A word to the wise: if you need to register your children for childcare this semester, the policy is always the sooner you register, the better.]
Here’s a look at our lineup for fall:
- Song of Solomon
- 1&2 Peter
- A Woman’s Heart (Beth Moore tabernacle study)—full year class
Childcare is available during all sessions. For more information regarding times and classes, please refer to the FALL CLASSES tab on our HOME page or the Women’s Ministries registration page.
Today we’ll take an in-depth look at MUMs. Feel free to listen in while I interview my good friend, Laurie McPherrin Harms, who is the coordinator of our MUMs ministry.
Tell a little about yourself (family, etc.) and how long you’ve been a part of women’s bible studies at Berean?
I am married to Steve Harms. I am the mother of 3 daughters, 5 step children, 17 grandchildren and a mother-in-law to many. One of my favorite hobbies is cooking and then eating what I cook. I have been a part of the bible studies here at Berean for 13+ years.
How many years have you been teaching with Equip Her? What excites you most about teaching in general?
This is the start of my 8th year leading MUMS. My oldest daughter Courtney helps me with the heartbeat of the young moms. She will tell me “MOM NO” when I come up with something that is totally an OLD LADY IDEA!
What excites me most about teaching? The idea of helping young mothers connect with other mothers in their journey. I also love sharing with them practical tips about marriage and suggestions about teaching the next generation about Jesus.
What will you be teaching this fall in Equip Her? What drew you to this topic or portion of scripture?
We will be going through the study The Best Yes-Making wise decisions in the midst of endless demands by Lysa Terkeurst. There are never enough hours in our day, so how do we manage our time and reduce stress? We need to ask God to help establish a pattern of wisdom and avoid the trap of people pleasing.
How do you expect your class to look in regard to structure? Is there a video? Will there be a lot of discussion? Is there homework?
We will watch a short video every other week. We will also have a workbook for homework to be completed. We will divide the women in groups of 6-7 for discussing the homework and sharing pray requests.
What do you hope women will gain from taking your class?
As I reflect back on all my years of women’s Bible studies as a young mother and all that I learned, I really could never put a price tag how much it helped me be the wife and mother that I have become. So my prayer is that this study will be a small puzzle piece for walking closer to God and building a BEST YES LEGACY.