While Tuesday Mornings are a great place for young mothers to gather, that’s not our only purpose. The goal of EquipHer is to offer bible studies and a place of community for women of all ages and in all walks of life. In fact, one of the things I love most about Tuesday Mornings is seeing women ages 20 to 90 gather together during our opening worship time. In addition to our classes designed specifically for mothers with children still at home (see last week’s post), we will offer the following two classes designed for ALL women in our Tuesday Morning time slot this fall.
EPIC OF EDEN
Teacher Sara Eyster has this to say about her class: “This video study offers a unique opportunity for a deeply substantive and profound spiritual exploration of the Old Testament.
Martin Luther exclaimed, “The Bible is alive, it speaks to me; it has feet, it runs after me, it has hands, it lays hold on me . . . ”
The Epic of Eden video series by renowned Bible scholar, Sandra Richter Ph.D. (Wheaton College faculty), uses the things we already know about scripture and speaks into our lives in personal ways, touching on our questions and needs. That new knowledge runs after us daily giving us new confidence in the God we call Father, Friend, Redeemer – Yahweh. Greater confidence lays hold on our lives building faith that promises to see us safely home.
Come with us on this Emmaus Road experience and agree with the disciples in Luke 24:32, “Did not our hearts burn within us as he talked to us on the road, while he opened to us the Scriptures?”
There is a small amount of daily homework, some Bible study and some personal reflection. Chocolates and kleenex are provided for when your own heart burns at what you are discovering about our God.”
FEARLESS: A STUDY OF DANIEL
I will be teaching this class on Tuesday Mornings and would love to have you join me. Like many of you, I grew up on stories from Daniel. I remember singing along with my other Sunday School pals, “dare to be a Daniel, dare to stand alone.” I liked how brave that all sounded, but deep down inside, I knew I wasn’t brave at all. By nature I’m timid . . . cautious . . . reluctant to take risks of any kind. The Davids and Daniels of the Bible were way out of my league. Having the courage to stand my ground sounded all well and good, but I knew the minute a lion came my way, I’d be hightailing it in the other direction.
Maybe that’s what drew me back to the book of Daniel. There are hundreds of lions in our world today, aren’t there? Terrorists, snipers, unfit leaders, physical and mental illnesses, addictions, depression, angry neighbors, hurting (and hurtful) friends. Some days it takes every ounce of our courage just to get up out of bed. So what was Daniel’s secret? How DO we live FEARLESS in a fearful world?
As I delved into Daniel this summer, I began to realize the book wasn’t about Daniel and his character at all. This was a book about Daniel’s GOD. A quote from another summer study keeps coming to mind:
“If you are struggling to move forward in obedience to God, you do not need bigger faith. You just need to realize how big your God is.” [Priscilla Shirer, The Armor of God]
So what did Daniel know about God that allowed him to live with confidence—a confidence so bold it influenced the most powerful leaders of his day, a confidence so firm it remained unshaken through 8 decades of turmoil and loss? I can’t wait to walk with some of you through this book as we find out.
To register for any of our EQUIPHER classes, click HERE. Childcare is available for all Tuesday Morning classes. Space is limited so early registration is encouraged.