Bible Studies

Winter/Spring 2021

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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, afternoon and evening studies are available with childcare for most that meet at Immanuel. All classes begin the week of January 11 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

NOTE: Due to COVID-19 room usage requirements for onsite groups and group management considerations for online groups, there are capacity limits for most studies.


A Summer 2021 Study on Ruth will be offered in June which will meet at IBC on Tuesdays at 7pm.
Childcare will be available.
Registration will be available in May.

Morning Studies

Sent – Living a life that Invites Others to JesusWednesday mornings Online

What if your ordinary interactions with family, neighbors, and coworkers are actually invitations to adventure with God?

Sent: Living a Life that Invites Others to Jesus invites you to grow joyfully with Jesus as you live out your true identity as sent to share Jesus with others. Heather and Ashley Holleman have fully embraced their identities as sent through nearly two decades of full-time ministry. With joy, they proclaim the name of Jesus knowing that God is always at work around us, that He is seeking and saving the lost, and that He is excited for us to do this work with Him.
(Registration Limit: 10)

9:30-11:30am, ONLINE
Begins January 13
Angie Hemingway & Enid Orr, Leaders
Cost: $15

Sermon on the MountWednesday mornings at Immanuel

What does it mean to be a citizen of the kingdom of Heaven? The Sermon on the Mount articulates what the life of a Christ follower should look like, asking us the same questions it posed to its original hearers: How should a disciple relate to sin? To others? To the Law? How does a disciple think, speak, and act? In this study by Jen Wilkin, examine the words of Jesus in-depth as He challenges us to think differently about repentance, salvation, and sanctification.
(Registration Limit: 39)

9:30-11:30am, Room A207
Begins January 13
Beth Azer & Sarah Pinkley, Leaders
Cost: $20

Psalms – Songs Along the WayWednesday mornings at Immanuel

Perhaps more than any other book in the Bible, Psalms gives us a complete picture of God’s character and ways, shows us the way of words through the magnificent language of its poetry, and points us to ways of prayer and praise. The Psalms are also a reliable source of blessing and comfort in life’s challenges.

With a balance of truth and application, author, teacher, and conference speaker Kathleen Nielson will guide us through a selection of Psalms that will enrich our understanding of the nature and attributes of God and cause us to think on Jesus as he is revealed in the Psalms as Savior, Shepherd, and King.
(Registration Limit: 20)

9:30-11:30am, Room A206
Begins January 13
Marty Crabtree, Penny Elgas, & Rachel Henricks Leaders
Cost: $10

Leviticus and Numbers
(Precept Study)
Wednesday mornings Online

Join us as we study Leviticus and Numbers this semester. In Leviticus – A Holy God, A Holy People, what do sacrifices, priesthoods and feasts teach us about how we can bae holy and worship God properly? This study will help you understand the relationship between the old and new Testaments. God did just as He had promised when He made a covenant with Abraham. After four hundred years He brought the sons of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. He gave them His statutes and ordinances, established a priesthood, and gave them the pattern for the tabernacle where He might dwell among them. But how could He dwell among them? How could they ever hope to approach such a holy God? How could an unholy people become holy enough to worship Him properly? This is what you will see in the book of Leviticus, a book that has a message greatly needed today, a message you will find amazingly practical, applicable.

In the second part of the semester we will study Numbers – Trusting God in the Wilderness. When the Israelites cried out to God, He raised up Moses to bring them out of slavery and into the Promised Land. But the people rebelled and suffered the terrible consequence of wandering in a wilderness. Although this is an account of the journeys of Israel, you are going to discover so much that is applicable to your life. Are you following the Lord to the place He wants you to be?
(Registration Limit: 30)

9:30-11:45am, ONLINE
Begins January 13
Barbara Faught, Leader
Cost: $32

ElijahThursday mornings at Immanuel & Online

Old Testament heroes are best known for their most celebrated moments: Moses dividing the Red Sea; David slaying Goliath; Gideon routing an insurmountable army; Joshua marching around the defiant walls of Jericho.

And Elijah—calling down fire on Mount Carmel.

Blinded by the remarkable narratives of our biblical heroes, we can forget they each had a backstory—months and years of development, even difficulty, which fortified their spiritual muscle and prepared them for the tasks that made their lives unforgettable.

Every serious believer longs to summon up the kind of boldness and faith that can stand firm on Mount Carmel and pray down heaven into impossible situations. Yet few are willing to go through the process required to get them there. Strength of faith, character, and boldness can only be shaped in the hidden fires of silence, sameness, solitude, and adversity. Those who patiently wait on God in the darkness emerge with their holy loyalty cemented, their courage emblazoned, and their confident belief in Him set afire.

Join us in this Priscilla Shirer study through the life and times of the prophet Elijah to discover how the fire on Mount Carmel was forged in the valley of famine. And how the emboldened, fiery faith you desire is being fashioned by God in your life right now.
(Registration Limit: 40)

9:15-11:45am, Room A207 & ONLINE
Begins January 14
Sherry Johansen, Leader
Cost: $20

John Part 3
The True Vine…One with Him
(Precept Study)
Thursday mornings Online

Join us as we study John chapters 12-21. Jesus draws His disciples aside to prepare them for what is to come. We will learn about His death, burial, and resurrection, and their significance to your salvation.
(Registration Limit: 20)

9:15-11:45am, ONLINE
Begins January 14
Debi Davis, Leader
Cost: $30

Afternoon Study

Psalms – Songs Along the WayThursday afternoons online

Perhaps more than any other book in the Bible, Psalms gives us a complete picture of God’s character and ways, shows us the way of words through the magnificent language of its poetry, and points us to ways of prayer and praise. The Psalms are also a reliable source of blessing and comfort in life’s challenges.

With a balance of truth and application, author, teacher, and conference speaker Kathleen Nielson will guide us through a selection of Psalms that will enrich our understanding of the nature and attributes of God and cause us to think on Jesus as he is revealed in the Psalms as Savior, Shepherd, and King.
(Registration Limit: 20)

1:00-2:30pm, ONLINE
Begins January 14
Laura Corombos, Marty Crabtree, & Ginny Hemmer Leaders
Cost: $10

Evening Studies

Hoping for Something Better
A Study of Hebrews
Tuesday evenings at Immanuel

Have you thought of Hebrews as a book of encouragement? The author of Hebrews urges his readers to “bear with my word of exhortation…” Nancy Guthrie says “The book of Hebrews is an appeal for endurance in spite of difficulty, perseverance in the face of disappointment.” This is a full year study beginning in Fall 2020 through Spring 2021. We will use inductive study methods and Nancy Guthrie’s study guide of Hebrews, “Hoping for Something Better” to unpack God’s word of exhortation to 1st century believers and for us today in the 21st century.
(Registration Limit: 20)

7:00-8:30pm, Room A206
Begins January 12
Debbie Rafi, Leader
Cost: $15

Ecclesiastes and Song of SolomonTuesday evenings Online

The world may seem to be “topsy turvy” but God, and His God Word is willing to lead us through challenging questions - “What is the meaning of life” and “What is love?” We will use the study guide written by Kathleen Nielson on Ecclesiastes and Song of Songs. If you are looking for conversation and community, consider joining this community of women as we strive to navigate life together through God’s Word and be a caring community in the process.
(Registration Limit: 15)

7:00-8:30pm, ONLINE
Begins January 12
Maribeth Lindemuth, Leader
Cost: $15

CHILDCARE IS PROVIDED TO WOMEN MEETING ON CAMPUS AS FOLLOWS:

Tuesday Evenings: Birth through 6th grade;
Wednesday and Thursday Mornings: Birth through kindergarten;
Cost: $35 per child per semester

We realize that many young elementary-aged children will now be at home. Unfortunately, we will NOT be able to accommodate school-age children due to space limitations on campus. We have several online studies available on Tuesday evening and one on Thursday afternoon that we hope will fit your schedule.

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..


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