Bible Studies

Fall 2022

Never read the Bible the same way again! Women’s Ministry at Immanuel invites you to experience the joy and transforming power of not just reading but digging deep – really studying God’s Word. It is God’s Word, His invitation to know Him and see life in and through His Son, Jesus Christ. When we study the Word, we find truth, help, and hope that motivates us to love God more. When we love Him, we obey Him. As we obey Him, our thinking, behavior, and attitudes are transformed! Whether you are new to Bible Study or not, come and be part of a group of women who set aside time each week to study God’s word, encourage, pray for, and support one another.

Immanuel offers women a variety of Bible study groups that meet during the week on the Immanuel campus and online. Morning and evening studies are available with childcare for most that meet at Immanuel. All classes begin the week of September 13 unless otherwise noted.

Won’t you choose to be part of a study this semester? Sign up now --- your group is waiting to welcome you!

Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
— COLOSSIANS 3:16-17

Morning Studies

RomansSecond & fourth Monday mornings in Fairfax Station
Join us this year as we study the book of Romans using Dan Crabtree’s, IBC Associate Pastor of College Ministry, newly written study—Romans: The Glorious Gospel of God. He states in his introduction, God has packed a lifetime of radiant truth into this letter. Undoubtedly, the density of truth is great! Thus, with a two-year approach, we will spend our first working through Romans 1-8. These chapters incorporate The Need for the Gospel, The Heart of the Gospel and the Life of the Gospel. As we study the bold reminders of gospel truth, our goal would be the same as Paul’s—that the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope (Romans 15:13). Year-long study

Begins September 26
9:30-11:30am
Wendy Blackwell, Darlene Crabtree, Joyce Francis, & Emily Manley, Leaders
Cost: $10
The Significant Woman - Pursuing God and His Unique Design for Your LifeWednesday mornings at Immanuel
The Significant Woman course is a biblically based, life-coaching discipleship resource for women. Its goal is to help women understand how they are uniquely designed and equipped to accomplish what God has called them to do. As you work through the course, you will come to appreciate the way God has designed you and your life. You will be encouraged and supported by other women as you search the Scriptures together and pray for one another. No matter what season of life you’re in, this course will help you experience a renewed passion for living, a more intimate relationship with God, and a stronger sense of God’s unique plan for your life.

Begins September 14
9:30-11:30am, Room A211
Laura Fay, Angie Hemingway, & Enid Orr, Leaders
Cost: $30
HabakkukWednesday mornings at Immanuel
At some point in life, we all wonder why does God allow evil to exist in this world? Why does it appear that evil prospers? Hezekiah faced a similar situation. In this Bible study for women, Lydia Brownback explores the book of Habakkuk verse by verse, addressing the complex subject of God's wrath, his punishment for unrepentant sin, and his mercy for believers.

Begins September 14
9:30-11:30am, Room A209
Beth Azer & Sarah Pinkley, Leaders
Cost: $15
Ruth & 1 Samuel (Precept study)Wednesday mornings at Immanuel & ONLINE
Ruth - Kinsman Redeemer - Don't Despair. There's Hope. You Have a Kinsman Redeemer!
When all seems lost, and your future looks grim, how do you go on? Will there be anyone to take your hand and help you rebuild a life that can triumph over the tragedies, defeats and failures of the past? Yes, God has given you a Kinsman Redeemer! The book of Ruth is far more than a poignant love story; it's a precious truth of redemption that shines even brighter because it is set against the dark days of the period of the Judges. Ruth, a Gentile, was faithful at a time when most Israelites were not. It has timely truths for the days in which we are living; a book that causes us to look forward to the rising of the bright morning star and to better understand the day of our redemption.

1 Samuel - God's Search for a Man After His Own Heart
From judges to kings, from the departure of God's glory to the assurance of His help, from inquiring of the Lord to inquiring of a medium - this book of contrasts sets before us the importance of a life of obedience and how it's lived out in the midst of interpersonal conflicts. The book begins with an anguished heart in the midst of a nation in angst because they didn't know God as they ought to have known Him. But the book doesn't end this way. The book of 1 Samuel takes God's people out of a cycle of darkness and defeat and moves them forward in His purpose and plan. Samuel, the last judge and first prophet of Israel will show you how to move on as you see the lessons God ordained for His people in this account of Israel's history.

Begins September 14
9:30-11:45am, Room A206
Barbara Faught, Leader
Cost: $25
JohnWednesday mornings at Immanuel
The Gospel of John is unique among the four gospels in both its content and purpose. It is theologically rich, revealing Jesus in both his deity and humanity, while also providing a look into the mystery of the Trinity and the work of the Holy Spirit.

Using the Bible as our textbook, we will walk through John verse by verse, in inductive study and through a combination of weekly teaching and group discussion questions. Our goal is to help each woman to grasp the meaning and message of John while also honing personal Bible study skills. Week by week we will behold Jesus: the Word made flesh, the Shepherd, the Lamb, and the Great I Am.

Join us on Wednesday mornings as we explore the person and work of Christ, and how we can experience life in his name.

Begins September 14 (Year-long study)
9:30-11:30am, Room A207
Marty Crabtree, Rachel Henricks, & Jody Lubenec Leaders
Cost: $10
Hebrews – Hoping for Something BetterWednesday mornings at Immanuel
Do you ever wrestle with a nagging sense of disappointment or fear that motherhood isn’t what you thought it would be? Did you once have hopes and expectations that now seem impossible for yourself, your children, and your family, given the circumstances you find yourself in? Do you ever ask, “Why?” Or, more specifically, “Why my child?” For mothers with children facing the unknown of medical, emotional, or educational challenges and/or disabilities, this study will uncover nuggets of truth buried deep in the book of Hebrews. Through her powerful stories and solid Biblical insight, Nancy Guthrie will reassure and teach you how to speak and apply these truths of Scripture to your heart. You will realize “God had planned something better for us” (Hebrews 11:40) than your best hopes and dreams for your child and even yourself.

Begins September 14
9:30-11:30am, Room A201
Amy Summers, Leader
Cost: $10
NehemiahThursday mornings at Immanuel & ONLINE
Nehemiah's heart was so broken for those in need that he left the comfort of his Persian palace to help them. This study challenges women to let God break their hearts for a hurting, lost world and move them in compassion to lead people to Jesus.

In this study of Nehemiah, we will discover real-life ways to put feet to our faith. Are you ready to let God break your heart for a hurting, lost world and move you in compassion to be the hands and feet of Jesus?

Begins September 22
9:15-11:45am, Room A207
Sherry Johansen, Kathy Holley, Leaders
Cost: $15
2 Corinthians (Precept Study)Thursday mornings at Immanuel & ONLINE
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.

Begins September 22
9:15-11:45am, Room A206
Debi Davis, Leader
Cost: $25

Evening Studies

Romans- Part 2 (Chapters 10-16)Tuesday evenings at Immanuel
The first eight chapters of Romans is a wonderful deep dive of the gospel. With this foundation, we will continue in Paul’s letter to the Church in Rome, which included both Jewish and Gentile converts. Paul urges his readers to be a “living sacrifice” which is their “spiritual worship” after an extensive explanation of the gospel. We will explore Paul’s exhortation to his readers and all believers in this study using the inductive Bible study method. This is a full year study (Fall 2022 – Spring 2023) of Romans, using observation of what the text says, interpreting its meaning, and discovering it’s meaning to our lives.

Begins September 13
7:00-8:30pm, Room A206
Debbie Rafi, Leader
Cost: $10
EcclesiastesTuesday evenings at Immanuel
Ever wonder why Ecclesiastes and "vanity of vanities" made it into God's wisdom literature? Well beyond "everything under the sun," this book draws us to a Messiah, our Shepherd of the New Testament. Join us for an inductive study of this unique, God-centered perspective on life.

Begins September 13
7:00-8:30pm, Executive Conference Room
Cindy Benson, Joan Crawford, & Lynn Smith, Leaders
Cost: $10
Psalm 119 – God, His Word, and His WaysTuesday evenings at Immanuel
Join us for a year-long verse-by-verse study of the longest chapter in the Bible -- 176 verses about God Himself – who He is and what He does… and the reliable, authoritative, and powerful Word of God. The author of the Psalm is a man who has known great trouble in his life but has come through it with a deep understanding of God’s unfailing love and compassion. Throughout the circumstances of life, the author clings to the truths he learns from the Scriptures. His love for the Word of God and his dedication to remember it and live by it challenges us to slow down and take a deeper look

Begins September 13
7:00-8:30pm, Room A208
Lisa Hartman, Leader
Cost: $20
The Significant Woman - Pursuing God and His Unique Design for Your LifeTuesday evenings at Immanuel
The Significant Woman course is a biblically based, life-coaching discipleship resource for women. Its goal is to help women understand how they are uniquely designed and equipped to accomplish what God has called them to do. As you work through the course, you will come to appreciate the way God has designed you and your life. You will be encouraged and supported by other women as you search the Scriptures together and pray for one another. No matter what season of life you’re in, this course will help you experience a renewed passion for living, a more intimate relationship with God, and a stronger sense of God’s unique plan for your life.

Begins September 13
7:00-8:30pm, Room A211
Enid Walker, Leader
Cost: $30
1 & 2 ThessaloniansTuesday evenings HYBRID ONLINE/IN PERSON
Tuesday Evening Community and Conversations- Hybrid Zoom/In Person Bible Study. We will study 1&2 Thessalonians- Living the Gospel Until the Very End, using the Bible Study Guide by Kathleen Neilson. We will meet on Zoom the first three Tuesdays of the month and on the fourth Tuesday we will meet at IBC for a time of prayer, discussion and of course, fellowship. 1 Thessalonians is primarily focused on the Second Coming of Jesus Christ, including the hardships that followers of Jesus Christ will face before Christ's return.

2 Thessalonians addresses persecution, Jesus' return, and our need to remain faithful, reminding us that what we hope for shapes what we live for. We will kick off in person at IBC on September 27th at 7:00.

Begins September 27
7:00-8:30pm
Maribeth Lindemuth, Leader
Cost: $15
1 Corinthians (in Spanish)Tuesday evenings at Immanuel
Are denominations biblical? For what sins can a person be excommunicated from church? Is it right for a believer to take another believer to court? What place is given to marriage in the New Testament? Should women wear head coverings in church gatherings? What is the gift of tongues? What will our resurrected bodies be like?

These are just some of the questions Paul addresses in his first letter to the Corinthians. And you’ll want to know the answers, not just for yourself, but to explain them to others as well.

This letter was originally written to answer certain questions that arose in the church in Corinth. But many of these issues persist among us, and will continue to do so until the end of the age. Therefore, the message of 1 Corinthians is both current and eternal, from start to finish.

Begins September 6
7:00-9pm, Room A209
Ana Ugalde and Liz Zalles, Leaders
Cost: Purchase of the course book "1 Corintios by Emmaus" (Available at the Immanuel Christian Bookstore)

CHILDCARE IS PROVIDED TO WOMEN MEETING ON CAMPUS AS FOLLOWS:

Tuesday Evenings: Birth through 6th grade;
Wednesday Mornings: Birth through 5th grade;*
Thursday Mornings: Birth through kindergarten

Cost: $35 per child per semester

All children must be registered online prior to attending. For more information contact Jenny Britton at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

*Wednesday Morning Bible Study Childcare for 1st-5th Grades: Although this class is being provided for families who homeschool children, no academic instruction will take place.


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