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Women’s Spring Bible Studies 2017

(Choose Your Campus Below)

Plano Campus


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

Walking in the Dust of Rabbi Jesus: How the Jewish Words of Jesus Can Change Your Life by Lois Tverberg
Teacher: Chrissie Dunham | Room W207

Be challenged to follow Rabbi Jesus more closely by re-examining His words in the light of His Jewish context. Doing so will provide a richer, deeper understanding of His ministry, compelling us to live differently, to become more Christlike. We’ll begin to understand why His first Jewish disciples abandoned everything to follow Him, to live out His commands.

Unashamed: Drop the Baggage, Pick Up Your Freedom, Fulfill Your Destiny by Christine Caine
Teacher: Jerica Olson | Room W202

In Unashamed, Christine Caine reveals the often-hidden consequences of shame—in her own life and the lives of so many Christian women—and invites you to join her in moving from a shame-filled to a shame-free life.

Joy of Living Bible Studies: Jonah by Doris Greig
Teacher: Lisa Holmes | Room W204

The book of Jonah tells the story of an obstinate prophet who said no to God’s command to prophesy to Ninevah, and fled in the opposite direction. God pursued Jonah, bringing him to the realization that God’s way is best, that he could do nothing by himself. The book of Jonah teaches us to obey God’s call at once, the first time, and then prepare to be amazed at what God can accomplish through us.

Precept: Ezra, Nehemiah, & Esther by Kay Arthur
Teacher: Marcia Beck | Room A207

You can trust God. Experience what it’s like when God places His hand on the lives of His people in Ezra and Haggai to prove He is the promise-keeping God. How do you respond when the Enemy tries to interfere with God’s clear direction? The enemies of God sought to frighten Nehemiah as he proceeded to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem. Nehemiah shows us leadership and obedience in the face of opposition, as well as God’s miraculous blessing and provision. What is your purpose? God is always working in the affairs of His creation, even when we are unaware. This study shows us how Esther attained royalty to fulfill God’s purpose in her life and the lives of His people. Can God use you “for such a time as this”?

International Women’s Study: The Gospel of Mark
Teacher: Bobette Boyd | Room A205-206

God’s heart hears your cries for help, your shouts for joy, your worry that is not spoken. We know Him to be a God of power and authority that cannot be matched. In The Gospel of Mark, we will follow His ministry on earth and to the Cross, discovering His deep compassion for all people along the way. Join the International Ladies Bible Study to search God’s Word for truth about the character of God. This study is written in simplified English for second-language learners. Ladies from around the world fellowship together, praise the Lord, and improve their English as they gather each Tuesday morning for Bible Study.

Special Easter Study: Passover for Christians by Melanie Leach & Susie Hawkins
Teachers: Melanie Leach & Susie Hawkins
March 21–April 4
(Please contact the Women's Ministry Office if you are interested in joining this class.)

Passover is so much more than just a feast celebrating Israel’s exodus from Egypt. It’s a multi-sensory expression of the Gospel rooted in our Jewish heritage and it all takes place around your table! We invite you to step into His story! Experience Passover for Christians this Easter!

Register - Tuesday AM


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

The Amazing Collection: Hebrews – Revelation by Pat Hurley
Teacher: Suzy Bastian | Room W207

The final nine books of the New Testament are epistolary in form, written to instruct readers in spiritual matters. Because these nine epistles were written by various men, they have been labeled the General Epistles. In contrast to many of Paul’s writings, the General Epistles were written during the years of heavy Roman persecution of the Christian population and even greater challenges from false teaching. These challenges are very evident in the content and tone of these last nine books. As we come to the end, Revelation displays Jesus in ultimate victory as God records His last words about the final days and completes the picture of His Son, the Lamb of God and the Lion of Judah. A fitting summation to His Amazing Collection!

Faith vs. Weight by Maria Bower
Teacher: Maria Bower | Room W202

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.

Jesus, the One and Only by Beth Moore
Teacher: Carol Lyon | Room A203-204

Come along on a life-changing journey, based on the book of Luke, which will lead you through the hills of Galilee with the Teacher, across the lake with the Master, and finally, on the road toward the Cross with the Savior. Get to know Jesus intimately ... as though you had walked with Him during His days of earthly ministry.

Uninvited by Lysa TerKeurst
Teacher: Jenn Smith | Room W208

Rejection often finds its way into our hearts at an early age. These wounds dig deep into our sense of self, and can resurface in surprising ways as an adult. However, this doesn’t have to be the end of the story. Explore the roots of rejection; the lies we believe as a result; and the truth about who God is, who we are, and what it looks like to live loved. You can stop feeling left out, because even when you are overlooked by others, you are handpicked by God. You are designed for a love without limits, a love that will never let go.

Precept: Philippians by Kay Arthur
Teacher: Nancy Chapman | Room W204

How do I live the Christian life joyfully regardless of people or circumstances? What is the purpose of suffering and the Christian perspective on death? Do I have “the mind of Christ”? Discover true, deep-down joy in your life that the world cannot take away!

Precept: Revelation - Part 4 by Kay Arthur
Teacher: Linda Sims | Room W206

Interpreting Revelation in the Light of Biblical Prophecy, Part 4 will conclude our study of Revelation. We’ll be comparing Scripture with Scripture, especially from the Old Testament, so that we can more fully understand the things that will soon take place and be ready for the coming of Christ to rule as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.

Embraced by Grace: A Bible Study for Those Facing Unplanned Pregnancy
Teacher: Magye Starnes & Deb Horan | Prestonwood Pregnancy Center

Embraced by Grace is a support group and Bible study for single and pregnant girls. 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 a lot of your needs met, but more importantly, you will make lifelong friends with other girls 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 our past or 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.

The Amazing Collection: Hebrews – Revelation by Pat Hurley
Teacher: Suzy Bastian | Room W207

The final nine books of the New Testament are epistolary in form, written to instruct readers in spiritual matters. Because these nine epistles were written by various men, they have been labeled the General Epistles. In contrast to many of Paul’s writings, the General Epistles were written during the years of heavy Roman persecution of the Christian population and even greater challenges from false teaching. These challenges are very evident in the content and tone of these last nine books. As we come to the end, Revelation displays Jesus in ultimate victory as God records His last words about the final days and completes the picture of His Son, the Lamb of God and the Lion of Judah. A fitting summation to His Amazing Collection!

1 Peter by Jen Wilkin
Teacher: Kleina Fellemende | Room A109

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.

MOMs Study “Special Edition”
Missional Motherhood: The Everyday Ministry of Motherhood in the Grand Plan of God by Gloria Furman
Teacher: Shannon Glass | Loft 456

Will purchase “Missional Motherhood” workbooks.
Sooner or later, every mother will stop and ask herself, Is this all I am? God has instilled motherhood with meaning and purpose as part of His greater plan for humanity. Whether or not a woman has been called to traditional motherhood, she demonstrates her nurturing gifts daily through caregiving, hospitality, discipleship, teaching, raising children, and serving others. The cost is $20.

Missional Women: God’s Heart for the Nations by Jeff Lewis
Teacher: Shannon Glass | Loft 456

Most of us ask the question, “God, what is Your will for my life?” But what if we asked the question, “God, what is Your will?” This class is taught by Prestonwood members and guest speakers from around the country. They will help answer the question of what God is doing in the world and how you were designed to fit into His plan! This class will also take two field trips, one to a Hindu temple and one to a mosque. The cost is $20.

Encounters with God: 1 & 2 Peter by Henry Blackaby
Teachers: Leanne Jamieson & Alison Miller | Room A105

Look at Peter’s words of encouragement and assurance about our eternal inheritance made possible by the priceless shed blood of Christ. Written during a period of severe persecution, Peter also exhorts believers to live holy lives and gives practical instruction on godly behavior in the community, the workplace and in marriage. Peter calls for the community of faith to exhibit irreproachable integrity, to return good for evil, and to trust God for justice.

Entrusted: A Study of 2 Timothy by Beth Moore
Teacher: Kara Kohl | Room A203/204
or
Teacher: Carol Young | Room W204
or
Teacher: Gerry Roy | Connection Room

We’ve been entrusted with a great and mighty gift: the Gospel of Jesus Christ. And you’ve been called to be a mighty servant of God, to walk in faith as you guard what God has given you. In this study of 2 Timothy, be encouraged to go forth with your gift, ministering to others and growing the kingdom of God before passing on this great gift to future generations. Learn to guard the spiritual gift entrusted to you, continue in ministry despite hardships, see mentoring as a blessing, and stay the course to live a life of faithfulness.

Unashamed: Drop the Baggage, Pick Up Your Freedom, Fulfill Your Destiny by Christine Caine
Teacher: Jeanne Nigro | Room W212

In Unashamed, Christine Caine reveals the often-hidden consequences of shame—in her own life and the lives of so many Christian women—and invites you to join her in moving from a shame-filled to a shame-free life.

In the Beginning - class for first-time moms of infants
Teachers: Carmen Smith and Lori Paddyaker | Room C250 (Creation Station, Children's Ministry Building)

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)

Walking in the Dust of Rabbi Jesus: How the Jewish Words of Jesus Can Change Your Life by Lois Tverberg
Teacher: Chrissie Dunham | Room W208

Be challenged to follow Rabbi Jesus more closely by re-examining His words in the light of His Jewish context. Doing so will provide a richer, deeper understanding of His ministry, compelling us to live differently, to become more Christlike. We’ll begin to understand why His first Jewish disciples abandoned everything to follow Him, to live out His commands.

Register - Wednesday Noon


Wednesday Evenings
(children’s activities available)

Walking in the Dust of Rabbi Jesus: How the Jewish Words of Jesus Can Change Your Life by Lois Tverberg
Teacher: Chrissie Dunham | Room W207 | Begins Feb. 8 | 6:45-8:00 p.m.

Be challenged to follow Rabbi Jesus more closely by re-examining His words in the light of His Jewish context. Doing so will provide a richer, deeper understanding of His ministry, compelling us to live differently, to become more Christlike. We’ll begin to understand why His first Jewish disciples abandoned everything to follow Him, to live out His commands.

To register for Walking in the Dust of Rabbi Jesus, please visit the Midweek Class page.

Shiloh: A Bible Study for Those Facing Infertility or Miscarriage
Teacher: Teacher: Kati Matthews | Fireside Room | Begins Jan. 18 | 6:30–8:00 p.m.

The goal of this study is to help you come to know that God sees you and that He cares. People in your path (doctors, friends or family) during this difficult time may not be able to give you answers or fully understand, but God can. He is in control. He is there when you call on Him. He does hear your prayers. He speaks to you personally through His Word, and He has a plan for each of you—now and down the road. This study will point you to Christ and His Word and will comfort, challenge and encourage you in this season and the ones that follow. Rest!

Register (Shiloh class)


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

The Best Yes by Lysa Terkeurst
Teachers: Gladys Heaton, Gwenn Erlinger and Helen Morris | Room: W202

Lysa TerKeurst knows how it feels to live with the stress of an overwhelmed schedule and ache with the sadness of an underwhelmed soul. A common cause for this feeling is not recognizing the difference between saying yes to God and saying yes to everyone else. Replace the "disease to please" with a better understanding of the command to love, escape the shame and guilt of disappointing others by learning the secret of the "small no," overcome the agony of hard choices by embracing a wisdom-based decision-making process, and rise above the endless demands to discover the power of your best yes today.

Register (Staff class)

North Campus


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

Precept: Genesis (Part 1)
Teacher: Cheryl Burnham

Do I believe this statement that God has revealed in His Book? What does this really mean, and how does it affect my daily life?

When you immerse yourself in the Biblical account of Creation, you will be led to know your Creator in deeper ways, increasing your awe of Him. You will also gain insight into who you are in relationship to your Maker and will gain a more complete understanding of your own purpose and how to live. Explore the Biblical account of Creation found in chapters 1 and 2, how the world was created, and how man came into being.

Register - North Campus


Wednesday, 9:30–11:30 a.m.
(childcare available at no cost; registration required)

Precept: Genesis (Part 1)
Teacher: Tina Pugh

Do I believe this statement that God has revealed in His Book? What does this really mean, and how does it affect my daily life?

When you immerse yourself in the Biblical account of Creation, you will be led to know your Creator in deeper ways, increasing your awe of Him. You will also gain insight into who you are in relationship to your Maker and will gain a more complete understanding of your own purpose and how to live. Explore the Biblical account of Creation found in chapters 1 and 2, how the world was created, and how man came into being.

A Woman Who Doesn’t Quit by Nicki Koziarz
Teacher: Rita Hendley

Many people believe that doing great things for God is going to be a big moment. We need to be inspired by someone who lived out something crazy or unexpected for God with no lights, cameras or Academy Awards®.

Perseverance is one of the greatest skills but also the hardest lessons we will learn in our lifetime. We are living in a day where we are encouraged to do life based on how we feel. But the problem is most days we don’t feel like doing much of anything hard.

Then there is Ruth. She is much more than a Bible story, and through her life, we uncover five life-giving habits that help us to persevere when things get hard, complicated and messy. But these habits do more than just motivate; they help us to fight when resistance arises. They teach us to pursue discipline and the desire to determine our daily direction. These habits show how success is not achieved by pursuing temporary desires. The direction of our lives needs to be far less about to-do lists and accomplishments and focused instead on becoming the people God can count on.

Entrusted: A Study of 2 Timothy by Beth Moore
Teacher: Carolyn Davenport

We’ve been entrusted with a great and mighty gift: the Gospel of Jesus Christ. And you’ve been called to be a mighty servant of God, to walk in faith as you guard what God has given you. In this study of 2 Timothy, be encouraged to go forth with your gift, ministering to others and growing the kingdom of God before passing on this great gift to future generations. Learn to guard the spiritual gift entrusted to you, continue in ministry despite hardships, see mentoring as a blessing, and stay the course to live a life of faithfulness.

Uninvited by Lysa TerKeurst
Teacher: Lauren Loafman

Rejection often finds its way into our hearts at an early age. These wounds dig deep into our sense of self, and can resurface in surprising ways as an adult. However, this doesn’t have to be the end of the story. Explore the roots of rejection; the lies we believe as a result; and the truth about who God is, who we are, and what it looks like to live loved. You can stop feeling left out, because even when you are overlooked by others, you are handpicked by God. You are designed for a love without limits, a love that will never let go.

Walking in the Dust of Rabbi Jesus: How the Jewish Words of Jesus Can Change Your Life by Lois Tverberg
Teacher: Kristin Buchanan

Be challenged to follow Rabbi Jesus more closely by re-examining His words in the light of His Jewish context. Doing so will provide a richer, deeper understanding of His ministry, compelling us to live differently, to become more Christlike. We’ll begin to understand why His first Jewish disciples abandoned everything to follow Him, to live out His commands.

The Amazing Collection: Hebrews – Revelation by Pat Hurley
Teacher: Kim Shirley

The final nine books of the New Testament are epistolary in form, written to instruct readers in spiritual matters. Because these nine epistles were written by various men, they have been labeled the General Epistles. In contrast to many of Paul’s writings, the General Epistles were written during the years of heavy Roman persecution of the Christian population and even greater challenges from false teaching. These challenges are very evident in the content and tone of these last nine books. As we come to the end, Revelation displays Jesus in ultimate victory as God records His last words about the final days and completes the picture of His Son, the Lamb of God and the Lion of Judah. A fitting summation to His Amazing Collection!

Missional Motherhood: The Everyday Ministry of Motherhood in the Grand Plan of God by Gloria Furman
Teacher: Lauren Robinson

Sooner or later, every mother will stop and ask herself, Is this all I am? God has instilled motherhood with meaning and purpose as part of His greater plan for humanity. Whether or not a woman has been called to traditional motherhood, she demonstrates her nurturing gifts daily through caregiving, hospitality, discipleship, teaching, raising children and serving others.

Register - North Campus

Register - North Campus Childcare


Wednesday, 6:30–8:00 p.m.
(beginning Feb. 8; children’s activities available)

Walking in the Dust of Rabbi Jesus: How the Jewish Words of Jesus Can Change Your Life by Lois Tverberg
Teacher: Kristin Buchanan

Be challenged to follow Rabbi Jesus more closely by re-examining His words in the light of His Jewish context. Doing so will provide a richer, deeper understanding of His ministry, compelling us to live differently, to become more Christlike. We’ll begin to understand why His first Jewish disciples abandoned everything to follow Him, to live out His commands.

Register - North Campus


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