Chances are the end of summer brought with it a more hectic pace to your household, but if you’re anything like me, your summer probably wasn’t just a walk in the park either. Let’s face it. We live busy lives. Whether you’re a new mom juggling diapers and feedings, a seasoned mom wrangling activity schedules and carpooling, an empty-nester stretched between the needs of your young adult children and aging parents, a business woman balancing home and work responsibilities, or a mixture of all these things, your ears probably perk up at the idea of a quiet retreat.
We’ve talked a lot about the promises of God found in His Word this summer, but have you ever thought about the promise OF His Word? Psalm 119, the longest of all the Psalms, explains the Word’s importance in our lives. The Psalmist extols how God’s Word teaches us, guides our path, equips us for life, keeps us pure, and brings delight. And tucked in the very middle of the psalm is this promise:
“You’re my place of quiet retreat; I wait for your Word to renew me.”
God’s Word renews. God’s Word restores hope. God’s Word provides a refuge in the midst of our hectic world. So let me ask you. Have you carved time for God’s Word somewhere in your day-to-day schedule? Maybe you like the idea of being in the Word but don’t know where to start. Here’s a suggestion.
Equip Her bible studies begin in less than two weeks. Our desire in Equip Her is to teach women how to study the Word. Our goal is not to make them bible scholars but to equip them to KNOW God and to offer tools necessary for them to successfully navigate this life. We do this in community with other like-minded women. If this sounds like something you want to be a part of, check out the classes offered below.
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.
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