Bible Studies

Summer 2020

Our vision in Women’s Ministry is to inspire passionate followers of Christ by encouraging women to live in God's truth. We want to be a community of women who know God and His Word.

* When entering our building, please use Entrance #1 (main entrance at Braddock Road) as most of the other doors are locked during the day.

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New Online Study!

Communication and Conversation: Psalms

We are thankful to the Lord that the restrictions placed on us for our protection have begun to be lifted. However, we also recognize that for diverse reasons some of us must continue to be quarantined, with limited social contacts and still not able to congregate in church for a while. We know exactly how you feel because we are in the same position. For this reason we personally know the need we have for fellowship in Christian Community. We are also aware of the importance of Conversations among ourselves about God's faithfulness, His Word which encourages and strengthens our faith in these unpredictable times, and Conversations with God to share with Him our burdens and joys. Please join us as we read and study the Psalms together.

Tuesdays, 9-10:30am, ZOOM
Eight weeks beginning June 16
Leaders: Lissie Chevere, Denise McCann
Cost: Free

Living a Life of True Worship
A six-week no-homework inductive study

We all spend our days worshiping someone or something. What does you life- your words, your behavior, your priorities- point to as the object of your worship? If your desire is to worship a holy God, you need to know how to approach Him with the right attitude and goals. In this study you'll examine what the Bible says about how, when, and where we are to worship God in spirit and in truth. As you discover for yourself how the Old Testament tabernacle reveals a pattern for entering God's presence, you will be equipped to move beyond dry rituals or superficial expressions to a lifestyle of authentic worship.

Wednesdays, 10am, ZOOM
Begins June 10
Leader: Barbara Faught
Cost: You'll need to order your own book available from Precept, Amazon, or any other place you choose.

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Thursdays, 9:30am, ZOOM
Begins June 11
Leader: Debi Davis
Cost: You'll need to order your own book available from Precept, Amazon, or any other place you choose.

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Morning Studies

The Significant Woman
Pursuing God and His Unique Design for Your Life

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.

WEDNESDAY MORNINGS AT IMMANUEL
9:30-11:30am, Room A211 | February 5-May 20
Pat Ross & Elaine Snyder, Leaders
Cost:$30 

Guarded by Christ:
Knowing the God Who Rescues and Keeps Us

In this study, learn how in Jesus, we are guarded:

  • By righteousness instead of condemnation
  • By peace instead of anxiety
  • By hope instead of despair
  • By the Holy Spirit’s power instead of self-effort
  • By a crucified life instead of a self-important one

We all need maturity in Christ that prepares us not just to endure anything, but to live from the strength and peace of Jesus in every season. Guarded by Christ will help women cultivate this maturity, reconnecting them with the Savior who rescues, keeps, and holds us with His love.

WEDNESDAY MORNINGS AT IMMANUEL
9:30–11:30am, Room A107 | Begins February 12
Laura Fay & Angie Hemingway, Leaders
Cost: $10

Hosea

In Hosea, we will see how this prophet's life is a stunning illustration of how God's fierce love for us can manifest wonders. Hosea's fascinating story and sermons will revolutionize every reader's perspective on life's circumstances. His example shows how God sometimes responds to our betrayal with tough love that reorients our focus and wakes us up to return to intimate fellowship with Him. But even as Hosea's marriage demonstrates that the tough love of our heavenly Father can be grueling, it is always in our best interest--and it isn't His final move. Dig into Hosea and discover the truth of God's ferocious love and merciful purposes.

WEDNESDAY MORNINGS AT IMMANUEL
9:30–11:30am, Room A209 | Begins January 15
Beth Azer & Sarah Pinkley, Leaders
Cost: $15

Genesis
A Study on the Patriarchs Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Esau, and Joseph (chapters 12 – 50) (Precept study)

Becoming a Friend of the Faithful God –Abraham, an ordinary man, an extraordinary promise, and an awesome God. What can you learn from him that will ground your faith, challenge your walk, and give you hope for the future?

Wrestling with God – God renews His covenant promise with Abraham through Isaac and Jacob. Two struggling nations arise from Isaac’s sons, Jacob and Esau. The truths we learn about God can guide our faith, helping us see His purposes in our lives.

Keeping Your Focus When Your Dreams Are Shattered – Have you ever been falsely accused or suffered from injustice? This study of Joseph is your manual for handling these painful situations. Learn how to rise above difficulties by trusting God.

As you study the Patriarchs, you will gain practical, compelling lessons for life, “for whatever was written in earlier times was written for our instruction, so that through perseverance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope” (Romans 15:4).

WEDNESDAY MORNINGS AT IMMANUEL
9:30–11:45am, Room A206 | Begins January 15
Barbara Faught, Leader
Cost $35

Enhancing Your Marriage

Being in a love-relationship with Jesus Christ can't help but influence our love-relationship with our spouses. This study will challenge you to follow God in your marriage, to let Him have full access to your life, to permit Him to refine your role as your husband's wife in accordance with His truth, challenging you in every area of your marriage: love, respect, attitude, commitment, friendship, sex, romance, communication, prayer. You will learn to enjoy your marriage while gaining a new freedom and confidence to address your problems. Your relationship with your husband will become a purposeful adventure!

WEDNESDAY MORNINGS AT IMMANUEL
9:30–11:30am, Room A207 | Begins January 15
Deshua Joyce, Judy Rossi, & Sarah Scott, Leaders
Cost: $15

Romans 8
More Than Conquerors

Beginning with “no condemnation” and ending with “no separation,” Romans Chapter 8 is a beacon of hope and an anchor of assurance for the Christian’s soul. Theologians such as Martyn Lloyd-Jones and John Piper have said that Romans 8 is one of the most important, if not the most important, chapters of the Bible. The 39 verses of this one chapter are a primer on the Christian life and how we live as those who have been set free through Christ Jesus.

Plan to dig deeply into God’s Word to find the power of the gospel, the security of the believer, gain new appreciation for the work of the Holy Spirit, understand your identity in Christ, and know what it means to live a life that is pleasing to God.
Each class will begin with a 10-minute exegesis of the weeks’ passage using the online resource “Look at the Book” by John Piper. We will follow with discussion questions based on the text of the chapter, and end with practical ways to put the truths we learn into action as those who are “more than conquerors” through Christ.

WEDNESDAY MORNINGS AT IMMANUEL
9:30–11:30am, Room A201 | Begins January 15
Marty Crabtree, Leader
Cost: $10

I Peter – A Living Hope in Christ

Our inheritance through Christ is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading. 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. Join us as we explore key themes of humility, submission, and identity in Christ through this Jen Wilkin study of 1 Peter.

WEDNESDAY MORNINGS AT IMMANUEL
9:30-11:30am, Room A209 | Begins March 11
Leaders: Sarah Pinkley & Kathy Young
Cost:$15

No Other Gods

Often, idols are obvious—money, power, fame. But subtler idols can sometimes take the form of loved ones, Instagrammable interiors, and busy seasons of work, motherhood, or ministry. But if your heart is prioritizing any of those pursuits before God, you’re missing the unrivaled joy and adventure of Jesus being your heart’s ultimate treasure.

In this revised and expanded study by Kelly Minter, learn to identify the functional gods you may be unknowingly serving and the lies they tell. As you dethrone your modern-day idols, you’ll be set free for the deeper, more abundant life Jesus came to give you—discovering that Jesus can do what no other god can.

This study’s new content reflects how God has continued to grow, teach, and encourage Kelly in her unrivaled pursuit of Him.

THURSDAY MORNINGS AT IMMANUEL
9:15-11:45am, Room A207 | Begins March 12
Leader: Sherry Johansen
Cost: $15

John

Join us for this study as John MacArthur takes readers through the book of John, exploring how every miracle, teaching, and action of Jesus proved He was the Word, the Messiah, and the Son of God.

WEDNESDAY MORNINGS IN LORTON
9:30–11:30am | Begins January 15
Nicole Cockrell & Patty Stratton, Leaders
Cost: $10

Jonah

In this study on Jonah by Priscilla Shirer, we will learn how to redefine interruption and see that interruption is actually God's invitation to do something beyond our wildest dreams. When Jonah was willing to allow God to interrupt his life, the result was revival in an entire city.

THURSDAY MORNINGS AT IMMANUEL
9:15–11:45am, Room A207 | Begins January 16
Sherry Johansen, Leader
Cost: $15

Gospel of John
The Word Became Flesh (chapters 1-6) (Precept Study)

How well do you know the Son of God? Are you convinced that what He said about Himself is true? From beginning to end, John reveals Jesus as the Son of God. “And the Word became flesh . . . and we saw His glory . . .” (John 1:14). Our prayer is that Christ will become more real to us as we behold His glory and in beholding His glory that we may believe and in believing that we may do the works that He did and even greater. For the next ten weeks we will saturate our minds and our hearts with the infallible truths from the book of John.

THURSDAY MORNINGS AT IMMANUEL
9:15–11:45am, Room A206 | Begins January 16
Debi Davis, Leader
Cost: $25

Evening Studies

Jonah
You Can’t outrun Grace

Are you running from God? While we won't board a boat to flee halfway across the world like the Old Testament prophet did, you and I run from the call of God every day. Most times, we don't even realize we're running. The Good News of the gospel is that we can never outrun grace.

Join pastor and best-selling author Paul David Tripp on a journey through the book of Jonah to discover how God chases us down, forgives us, and gives us second chances to participate in the work of his kingdom.

TUESDAY EVENINGS AT IMMANUEL
7:00–8:30pm, Room A206 | Begins January 14
Cindy Dengler and Debbie Rafi, Leaders
Cost: $10

1 Corinthians

The ancient city of Corinth, like American society today, was probably rife with social and economic divisions. But the apostle Paul was very concerned when he heard that there were schisms in the body of believers there. He wrote this letter exhorting them to restore spiritual unity and become mature believers. Please join us for a year-long inductive study of Paul's practical advice to a gifted, but divided church as he discusses practical applications of the Gospel message. (Whole year study)

TUESDAY EVENINGS AT IMMANUEL
7:00–8:30pm, Executive Conference Room | Begins January 14
Joan Crawford & Lynn Smith, Leaders
Cost: $10

Becoming a Woman Who Loves

The two greatest commandments are to love God and love others, but can we really learn to love as Jesus loves us? What does our love for other believers show the world about our lives as followers of Christ?

In this study by best-selling author Cynthia Heald, we will explore responses to these and other questions through selected Scripture readings, examining the nature of Christlike love and how to love sacrificially, humbly, and selflessly.

TUESDAY EVENINGS AT IMMANUEL
7:00 – 8:30pm, Room A211 | Begins February 25
Sharon Deane & Lenore Webb, Leaders
Cost: $10

Antiguo Testamento Poesia y Profesia
(Old Testament Poetry and Prophecy)

This course surveys the Poetical and Prophetical sections of the Bible. Five books are specially labeled as books of poetry: Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Solomon. These books help us to address many of the life situations that we address every day such as suffering, loneliness, anger, sorrow, and stress.

The prophets were spokesmen who represented God to man. Their job was to call the Jews to repentance from sin and lead them in obeying God’s law. Each book of prophecy is discussed and placed in its historical settings. The author provides insights that will enable the student to appreciate these rich portions of God’s Word.

This class is a continuation from Fall 2019, and will cover the last three lessons in the book. This study is taught in Spanish.

TUESDAY EVENINGS AT IMMANUEL
7:00–9:00pm, Room C214 | Begins January 14
Ana Ugalde and Lisandra Betancourt, Leaders
Cost: No charge but the book for the study can be purchased in the Immanuel Christian Bookstore for $5

La Biblia-Que contiene para ti?
The Bible - What's in it for you?

This course will introduce you to the Bible - how it came into being, its contents, its main characters and events - in hope that you will want to study it, get to know its ultimate author, and discover the important message that it has for you personality. This study is taught in Spanish.

TUESDAY EVENINGS AT IMMANUEL
7:00–9:00pm, Room C214 | Begins: March 17
Ana Ugalde and Lisandra Betancourt, Leaders
Cost: No charge but the book for the study has a cost. The book can be purchase at Immanuel Book Store.


CHILDCARE

Childcare is provided to women meeting on campus as follows:

Tuesday and Wednesday evenings – birth through 6th grade;
Wednesday and 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.

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