Bible Studies

Fall 2020

womens bible studies
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, online and in homes in the community. Morning, afternoon and evening studies are available with childcare for most that meet at Immanuel. All classes begin the week of September 20 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.

Morning Studies

1, 2, & 3 JohnSecond & fourth Monday mornings in Fairfax Station

John beautifully presents great truths of the Christian faith in his three epistles which Alistair Begg rightly calls more meaty and less milky in their theology and application. Throughout his first letter, John clearly states his reasons for writing. SO THAT...your joy may be complete (1:4); you may not sin (2:1); you may abide in Christ and not be deceived (2:26–27); you may love your brother (4:7); you may know you have eternal life (5:13). Threatened by false teachers, the recipients of this letter, then and now, need to grow in their understanding of truth so that they may live out their faith in a way that both confirms their salvation and also impacts the world around them. (Whole year study)
(Registration Limit: 16)

9:30-11:30am
Begins September 28
Wendy Blackwell & Carolyn Harvey, Leaders
Cost: $10

The Significant Woman
Pursuing God and His Unique Design for Your Life
Wednesday mornings ONLINE
THIS CLASS IS FULL

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.
(Registration Limit: 12)

9:30-11:30am
Begins September 23
Laura Fay, Angie Hemingway & Enid Orr, Leaders
Cost: $30

Finding God Faithful
Study of Joseph
Wednesday mornings at Immanuel

In the midst of hardship, tragedy, and unanswered questions, it’s difficult to glimpse God at work. How do we hold onto our faith during these times? How do we trust God is working all things for our good and His glory?

In this study by Kelly Minter we will trace the path of Joseph’s life in the Book of Genesis to observe how God’s sovereignty reigns, even in our darkest moments. We will learn to recognize when God is working during periods of waiting, trust God’s plan when life doesn’t make sense, and rest in the sufficiency of His presence in every circumstance. His provision is enough, His presence is constant, and His purpose is unstoppable.
(Registration Limit: 31)

9:30-11:30am, Room A207
Begins September 23
Beth Azer & Sarah Pinkley, Leaders
Cost: $15

Exodus (Precept Study)Wednesday mornings ONLINE

Watch Moses develop as a leader. See God deliver His people by judging their enemies. Learn powerful truths about His ways. A remarkably practical study of deliverance, redemption, the Law, and the Tabernacle.
(Registration Limit: 30)

9:30-11:45am
Begins September 23
Barbara Faught, Leader
Cost: $25

Knowing Christ
The I AM Sayings of Jesus
Wednesday mornings at Immanuel

The purpose of the Knowing Christ class is to know Jesus Christ as the One sent by God as the Bread of Life, the Good Shepherd, the Resurrection and the Life, and more. Each week we will view a 20-minute lesson by Dr. R.C. Sproul who will explain the meaning of the “I am” sayings, then discuss the homework questions that are designed to deepen our understanding of the gospel text. Our weekly meetings will culminate in prayer and worship and the opportunity to consider our response to what we have learned.

Our goal is that through this study, your love for Christ will grow as you grow in your understanding of the risen Son, coequal and coeternal with the Father and Spirit, and the great and glorious “I Am.”
(Registration Limit: 20)

9:30-11:30am, Room A206
Begins September 23
Marty Crabtree, Leader
Cost: $10

What Love Is
Study of 1, 2, & 3 John
Thursday mornings at Immanuel

The Letters of 1, 2 & 3 John were written to encourage followers of Jesus to remain faithful to the truth. Believers are challenged to look at contrasting themes such as walking in the light instead of darkness, truth versus lies and deception, loving God more than loving the world, and the meaning of true fellowship and community rather than shallowness. This study by Kelly Minter not only reveals the heart of John but also the heart of Jesus.
(Registration Limit: 31)

9:15-11:45am, Room A207
Begins September 24
Sherry Johansen, Leader
Cost: $15

John Part 2 – Chapters 7-11 (Precept Study)Thursday mornings ONLINE

From chapters 7-11, learn to walk in Jesus as the Light of the World, and your relationship with Him will become more intimate.
(Registration Limit: 20)

9:15-11:45am, Room A206
Begins September 24
Debi Davis, Leader
Cost: $25

Afternoon Study

Knowing Christ
The I AM Sayings of Jesus
Thursday afternoon ONLINE

The purpose of the Knowing Christ class is to know Jesus Christ as the One sent by God as the Bread of Life, the Good Shepherd, the Resurrection and the Life, and more. Each week we will view a 20-minute lesson by Dr. R.C. Sproul who will explain the meaning of the “I am” sayings, then discuss the homework questions that are designed to deepen our understanding of the gospel text. Our weekly meetings will culminate in prayer and worship and the opportunity to consider our response to what we have learned.

Our goal is that through this study, your love for Christ will grow as you grow in your understanding of the risen Son, coequal and coeternal with the Father and Spirit, and the great and glorious “I Am.”

(Registration Limit: 18)

1:00-2:30pm
Begins September 24
Marty Crabtree, Leader
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 September 22
Debbie Rafi, Leader
Cost: $15

ExodusTuesday evenings ONLINE

The story of Israel's release from bondage provides a special lens to observe the Lord's sovereignty and majesty. In this inductive study of Exodus we will mine familiar historical events for new insights into the character of God and consider how He is at work in our lives and events today.
(Registration Limit: 16)

7:00-8:30pm
Begins September 15
Cindy Benson, Joan Crawford & Lynn Smith, Leaders
Cost: $10

Romans 1-7
This is the Gospel!
Tuesday evenings ONLINE
THIS CLASS IS FULL

Paul has not yet been to Rome and wants to encourage the church and remind them of the things they believe. So, he writes them a letter – one of the most articulate descriptions of the gospel ever written. In this verse by verse study of chapters 1-7, Paul explains the fundamentals and foundations of the Christian faith: the sovereignty of God, the righteousness of God, and salvation by grace through faith in Christ alone.
(Registration Limit: 25)

7:00-8:30pm
Begins September 22
Lisa Hartman, Leader
Cost: $15

Conversations & Community in Proverbs - Seeking God’s Wisdom in a Time of UncertaintyTuesday evenings ONLINE

We will gather each Tuesday evening via Zoom to have Community and Conversation in the book of Proverbs. At a time when everything seems turned upside down and nothing appears to be what we know as “normal,” we will come together for community in support of one another in the common bond of Jesus. We also will have conversation as we talk and walk through the book of Proverbs. Our goal will be to consider the wisdom of God’s Words in this book and apply it to our daily lives so that we can be who God calls us to be as His daughters and share this wisdom with others.
(Registration Limit: 15)

7:00-8:30pm
Begins September 22
Maribeth Lindemuth, Leader
Cost: $10

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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