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Women’s Fall Bible Studies 2017

Pre-order your books through the Prestonwood Bookstore.

Fall groups begin September 12 & 13.


(Choose Your Campus Below)

Plano Campus


Tuesdays, 9:30–11:30 a.m.
(no childcare provided)

Discerning the Voice of God (Expanded & Revised) by Priscilla Shirer
Teacher: Jerica Olson | Room W207

Having a hard time knowing what God is saying versus what others are saying? This Bible study is designed to help you know the voice of God: His language, character and tone of voice. By growing closer to God through His Word, participants will be able to discern God’s voice from the voice of strangers.

Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus by Ann Spangler & Lois Tverberg
Teacher: Jacqueline McNamer | Room W204

Here is a rare chance to know Jesus as His first disciples knew Him. What would it be like to journey back to the first century and sit at the feet of Rabbi Jesus as one of His Jewish disciples? How would your understanding of the Gospel have been shaped by the customs, beliefs and traditions of the Jewish culture in which you lived? Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus takes you on a fascinating tour of the Jewish world of Jesus, offering inspirational insights that can transform your faith.

The New Inductive Study Series: Job by Kay Arthur
Teacher: Marcia Beck | Room A207

Do you ever ask, “Why is this happening to me? Where is God?” Discover new meaning in the difficulties of your life as you follow Job’s amazing journey from prosperity to pain and back again. Learn how to wait in complete dependence for God to come through in your life.

International Women’s Study: 1 Corinthians
Teacher: Bobette Boyd | Room A205-206

Feel like you’re living in a world soaked in sin? Tempted to buy in to the common lies and deceptions of the progressive culture that shifts with the direction of the wind? Are your modern-day friends living out false beliefs? See church members leaving hearts and minds unguarded and sinking into deep compromise in their lives? How are we to live victoriously in Christ? Living and walking in freedom! The apostle Paul wrote a letter long ago that takes us through this journey. First Corinthians addresses the issues of living in “Sin City” in our hearts or in our surroundings, and the challenge of doing so successfully in Christ. Join us for this study with ladies from around the world. We will grow in knowing, living and sharing God’s truth as we dig deeply into this letter from Paul to the Corinthians.

Register - Tuesday AM


Tuesdays, 6:30–8:30 p.m.
(no childcare provided)

The Amazing Collection: Genesis–Deuteronomy
Teacher: Suzy Bastian | Student Ministry Building

This Pentateuch study, Genesis through Deuteronomy, consists of the first five books of Old Testament history, also known as the Torah or the Law of Moses. God shows Himself as God Almighty. One book easily flows into another, developing biblical history from creation to about 1500 B.C. as well as the history of Israel from the call of Abraham through the death of Moses.

Discerning the Voice of God (Expanded & Revised) by Priscilla Shirer
Teacher: Anslie Dysart | Room W207

Having a hard time knowing what God is saying versus what others are saying? This Bible study is designed to help you know the voice of God: His language, character and tone of voice. By growing closer to God through His Word, participants will be able to discern God’s voice from the voice of strangers.

Here and Now, There and Then by Beth Moore (Begins Sept. 5)
Teacher: Carol Lyon | Room A203-204

This study is a video lecture series on the book of Revelation. Beth Moore presents many points of view, allowing women to decide for themselves when the interpretation varies among scholars. She teaches that God is as specific about what He does reveal as He is about what He does not reveal.

Looking for Lovely by Annie Downs
Teacher: Jenn Smith | Room W206

As Christians, we are not promised lives of ease. Often it takes just a small moment of beauty to regain hope and continue on when life is chaotic and unpredictable. Only when we learn to spot the lovely in the midst of hardship can we experience the transcendent peace of God that keeps us persevering when we want to give up. Annie Downs examines the ordinary people of the Bible—fishermen, gardeners, women, soldiers—to reveal the moments they found beauty in the darkest circumstances and hope in God’s timing. Because they trusted in this: He makes everything beautiful in His time.

Faith vs. Weight
Teacher: Maria Bower | Room A207

This Christian-based behavior modification program inspires a balanced approach to health and fullness of life. The program is a transformational journey that is based on faith, behavior modification, nutrition and fitness. Each week, participants are inspired through Scripture and coached through scientifically backed behavior modification techniques to improve their mind-set regarding what is possible when it comes to attaining and maintaining a healthy lifestyle through improved nutrition and fitness. Weekly action plans are provided, guiding participants to take an honest look at whether their lifestyle choices are enhancing or undermining all that they are capable of achieving on their faith journey.

Precept: Covenant (coed, begins Sept. 5)
Teacher: Linda Sims | Room A205

See this incredible thread running from Genesis through Revelation. God enters into a binding agreement with His people and always keeps His promises. Trusting Him as a covenant partner frees us from the bondage of worry and anxiety. This study will transform the way you read the Scriptures!

Precept: 2 Corinthians (coed)
Teacher: Nancy Chapman | Room W204

Second Corinthians is a book about ministry, various kinds of ministry. But in the midst of ministry, sometimes Christians are burdened beyond strength, despairing of life, having fears within and conflicts without. How do we cope with those things? This book tells us how to be strong in the Lord when accusations and persecutions are directed toward us, how to have confidence in Him and not lose heart, and even how to correct those who are our accusers.

After the Boxes Are Unpacked by Susan Miller
Teachers: Lisa Holmes & Ceci Rodriguez | Room W202

More than 40 million Americans move each year, and studies show that it can be one of the heaviest strains on a marriage. For women especially, relocating can be a traumatic event. Those who are moving will find this study as valuable as packing tape. With true stories, ingenious insights, and helpful hints, women can transition smoothly and get on with their lives.

Embrace Grace by Salina Duffy
Facilitators: Deb Horan & Magye Starnes | Classes held at Prestonwood Pregnancy Center

Embraced by Grace is a support group and Bible study for single and pregnant young women. The father of your baby may be involved or you may be completely on your own. Either way, we are here to help. We want to come alongside you and cheer you on! We’ll help get some needs met, but more importantly, you will make lifelong friends with other young women going through the same situation as you. Join Embraced by Grace and we will even host a baby shower for you! Be brave and just show up. Embraced by Grace is a powerful, yet simple study on how God’s grace and love is never-ending, no matter what our past is and what we’re going through. It offers hope to the hopeless and brokenhearted who have found themselves with an unplanned pregnancy. (All materials for this class will be provided for you. You just need to bring your Bible and a pen.)

Register - Tuesday PM


Wednesdays, 9:30–11:30 a.m.
(childcare available at no cost; each class will be assigned a week to serve in childcare)

We do our best to provide childcare to moms who may not otherwise be able to attend a Bible study. A church of our size requires many hands. Each class has a week built in for serving in our childcare rotation. Volunteers will be recruited from each class to help us serve each other by providing the necessary assistance for our paid childcare workers each week. You will not be asked to serve more than once during the semester.

Proven by Jennie Allen
Teacher: Kati Matthews | Room W206

You don’t have anything to prove. Too many of us walk through life feeling as if we don’t measure up. We always seem to thirst for more. We think if we could only work harder or be better, we could be enough. But the truth is, we will never be enough. And thankfully, we don’t have to be. In this study, Jennie Allen walks through key passages in the book of John to demonstrate how only Jesus is enough. We don’t have to prove anything because Jesus has already proven everything. Discover how our thirsty hearts can only be quenched by the living water.

All Things New by Kelly Minter
Teacher: Gerry Roy | Connection Room
OR
Teacher: Carol Young | Room W204

The city of ancient Corinth was much like our own modern-day cities: a melting pot of electrifying cultural experiences to be had, along with the myriad pitfalls of spiritual depravity. Paul’s letter is as timely as ever. Explore the anchoring truths of bearing treasures in jars of clay, meeting Christ through a pressing thorn, opening wide your heart in the midst of hurtful relationships, and what it means to embrace the lost and lonely as ministers of the new covenant. Each of us has a message to proclaim and live by: Because of Jesus, the old has gone, the new has come.

Seamless by Angie Smith
Teacher: Diane Daugherty | Room W208

Seamless covers the people, places and promises of the Bible, tying them together into the greater story of Scripture. Participants will gain an overarching understanding of the fundamental layout and meaning of God’s Word. Seamless helps replace the insecurity that holds participants back with clarity and helps them move forward with confidence in their understanding of Scripture. Each week of study features key information that ties all of Scripture together into the seamless truth of the Gospel message and is accompanied by maps, general Bible facts, and word studies.

MOMS Study: Believing Jesus by Lisa Harper
Facilitators: Shannon Glass & Mentoring Moms | Loft 456 (3rd Floor, Children’s Ministry Building)

What does it mean to believe Jesus? Not just believe in Jesus, but actually believe what He said—and shape our lives around that truth? How would that affect the choices we make? The way we see the world? The way we conduct ourselves with other Christians? Look at the lives of the believers in Acts and how Jesus’ command to spread the Gospel forever shaped their lives. Today, we are faced with the same decisions the early church faced. Will we, like them, truly believe the words of Jesus and allow them to transform every part of our lives?

2 Peter by Kleina Fellemende
Teacher: TBA | Room A109

Check back soon for more information.

Amazing Collection: Genesis–Deuteronomy
Teacher: Suzy Bastian | Student Ministry Building

This Pentateuch study, Genesis through Deuteronomy, consists of the first five books of Old Testament history, also known as the Torah or the Law of Moses. God shows Himself as God Almighty. One book easily flows into another, developing biblical history from creation to about 1500 B.C. as well as the history of Israel from the call of Abraham through the death of Moses.

After the Boxes are Unpacked by Susan Miller
Teachers: Lisa Holmes & Ceci Rodriguez | Room W202

More than 40 million Americans move each year, and studies show that it can be one of the heaviest strains on a marriage. For women especially, relocating can be a traumatic event. Those who are moving will find this study as valuable as packing tape. With true stories, ingenious insights, and helpful hints, women can transition smoothly and get on with their lives.

LifeChange Series: Genesis by The Navigators
Teacher: Alison Miller & Leanne Jamieson | Room A105

The first book of God’s revelation to man is a book of genesis: beginnings. God creates the heavens. The earth. Man and woman. But rebellion breaks out, and God begins the task of mending His relationship with mankind. The events that unfold in this extraordinary book give form to the entire Bible, right to the end of Revelation and God’s plan for a new beginning.

In the Beginning - class for first-time moms of infants

This class is uniquely designed to meet the specific needs of first-time moms with new babies (birth–1 year). The teaching team includes registered nurses and a certified lactation specialist. Each week you will also have the opportunity to weigh your baby. Topics are planned with your needs in mind. Biblically based principles, along with practical advice, fill the discussions that pertain to relationship building, nutrition and fitness, organizational tips, and making memories with your baby.

Register - Wednesday

Register - Childcare for Wednesday Morning


Wednesdays, Noon–1:00 p.m.
(no childcare provided; study designed to fit a lunch hour)

Discerning the Voice of God (Expanded & Revised) by Priscilla Shirer
Teacher: Chrissie Dunham | Room W204

Having a hard time knowing what God is saying versus what others are saying? This Bible study is designed to help you know the voice of God: His language, character and tone of voice. By growing closer to God through His Word, participants will be able to discern God’s voice from the voice of strangers.

Register - Wednesday Noon


Wednesday Evenings
(children’s activities available)

Discerning the Voice of God (Expanded & Revised) by Priscilla Shirer
Teacher: Chrissie Dunham | Room W204

Having a hard time knowing what God is saying versus what others are saying? This Bible study is designed to help you know the voice of God: His language, character, and tone of voice. By growing closer to God through His Word, participants will be able to discern God’s voice from the voice of strangers.

Register (Midweek class)

 


Thursdays, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
PBC and PCA Staff Only

1 Peter by Jen Wilkin
Teacher: TBA | Room W202

In 1 Peter, a man of faith and flaws and eyewitness to the life of Christ challenges us to look beyond our current circumstances to a future inheritance. He shares his concerns on big-picture issues for the early church, describes believers’ true identity in Christ, and ultimately helps readers discover what it means to experience the living hope they have in Christ.

Register (Staff class)

North Campus


Tuesdays, 6:30–8:30 p.m.
(no childcare provided)

Precepts – Genesis – Becoming a Friend of the Faithful God: A Study on Abraham
Teacher: Cheryl Burnham | Room B257-258

Abraham was called “the friend of God.” What can you learn from him that will ground your faith, challenge your walk, and give you hope for the future?

Finding I Am by Lysa TerKeurst
Teacher: Peggy Ann Trenham | Room B253

What is the deep cry of your heart? The ache in your soul that keeps you up at night? The prayer you keep repeating? Jesus not only cares about this deep, spiritual wrestling, but He also wants to step in and see you through it. We will explore the seven I AM statements of Jesus found in the Gospel of John. Through this interactive, in-depth study, we will be trading feelings of emptiness and depletion for the fullness of knowing who Jesus is like never before.


Wednesday, 9:30–11:30 a.m.
(childcare provided)

1 Peter by Jen Wilkin
Teacher: TBD | Room B239

In 1 Peter, a man of faith and flaws and eyewitness to the life of Christ challenges us to look beyond our current circumstances to a future inheritance. He shares his concerns on big-picture issues for the early church, describes believers’ true identity in Christ, and ultimately helps readers discover what it means to experience the living hope they have in Christ.

Discerning the Voice of God (Expanded & Revised) by Priscilla Shirer
Teacher: Lauren Loafman | Room B257-258

Having a hard time knowing what God is saying versus what others are saying? This Bible study is designed to help you know the voice of God: His language, character and tone of voice. By growing closer to God through His Word, participants will be able to discern God’s voice from the voice of strangers.

Believing Jesus by Lisa Harper
Teacher: Carolyn Davenport | Room B238

What does it mean to believe Jesus? Not just believe in Jesus, but actually believe what He said—and shape our lives around that truth? How would that affect the choices we make? The way we see the world? The way we conduct ourselves with other Christians? Look at the lives of the believers in Acts and how Jesus’ command to spread the Gospel forever shaped their lives. You will hear how Peter turned the tables on his “Benedict-Arnold behavior” and became a church-building saint when the power of the Holy Spirit came over him. How the first believers were so gifted at giving they made Santa look bush league. How it cost Stephen and other early believers their very lives to follow Christ. And how Paul’s case proves God’s grace can change the worst sinners, making us willing to have our lives interrupted by God and boldly share the Gospel to the world. Today, we are faced with the same decisions the early church faced. Will we, like them, truly believe the words of Jesus and allow them to transform every part of our lives?

Proven by Jennie Allen
Teacher: Rita Hendley | Room B240

You don’t have anything to prove. Too many of us walk through life feeling as if we don’t measure up. We always seem to thirst for more. We think if we could only work harder or be better, we could be enough. But the truth is, we will never be enough. And thankfully, we don’t have to be. In this study, Jennie Allen walks through key passages in the book of John to demonstrate how only Jesus is enough. We don’t have to prove anything because Jesus has already proven everything. Discover how our thirsty hearts can only be quenched by the living water.

Finding I Am by Lysa TerKeurst
Teacher: Lynda Casey | Room B241

What is the deep cry of your heart? The ache in your soul that keeps you up at night? The prayer you keep repeating? Jesus not only cares about this deep, spiritual wrestling, but He also wants to step in and see you through it. We will explore the seven I AM statements of Jesus found in the Gospel of John. Through this interactive, in-depth study, we will be trading feelings of emptiness and depletion for the fullness of knowing who Jesus is like never before.

Precepts – Genesis – Becoming a Friend of the Faithful God: A Study on Abraham
Teacher: Tina Pugh | Room B231-232

Abraham was called “the friend of God.” What can you learn from him that will ground your faith, challenge your walk, and give you hope for the future?

After the Boxes Are Unpacked by Susan Miller
Teacher: Brittany Uminger | Room B242

More than 40 million Americans move each year, and studies show that it can be one of the heaviest strains on a marriage. For women especially, relocating can be a traumatic event. Those who are moving will find this study as valuable as packing tape. With true stories, ingenious insights and helpful hints, women can transition smoothly and get on with their lives.


Wednesday, 6:45–8:00 p.m.
(children’s activities available)

1 Peter by Jen Wilkin
Teacher: TBD | Room B239

In 1 Peter, a man of faith and flaws and eyewitness to the life of Christ challenges us to look beyond our current circumstances to a future inheritance. He shares his concerns on big-picture issues for the early church, describes believers’ true identity in Christ, and ultimately helps readers discover what it means to experience the living hope they have in Christ.

Register

Register - Childcare