Women's Bible Study / Winter 2019

WHAT

Westside Women’s Bible Studies are offered 3 times a year (fall, winter & spring) and exist to equip Westside women in how to study the Word for the works of ministry. 

bible study vs. bible devotional

Our aim is to equip the women of Westside with the tools that they need to make studying the Bible an effective, lifelong pursuit. Our Bible Studies are text based and most require some level of homework and self-study (see 'Level'). We realize that certain seasons of life may make it difficult to participate in studies that require extensive prep time and homework. That is why we also offer Bible Devotionals. Bible Devotionals are based on the author’s best interpretation and understanding of the Scriptures as applied to either a book in the Bible or a biblical topic/theme. We welcome you to start here but encourage you not to stay for too many seasons.

LEVELS

Level 1 // Bible Devotional
This level is great for those who are new to the Bible, who have never done a bible study before or who are particularly interested in the topic being studied. Amount of homework less than 1 hour/week.

Level 2 // Bible Devotional
This level is great for those who would like to begin studying the Scriptures on their own with the directed help of an author to explain what the Scriptures mean. It includes looking up several verses or passages of Scripture each week. Amount of homework is 1-2 hour/week.

Level 3 // Bible Study
This level is great for anyone new to bible study and those who have been doing it for years. The Bible will be the primary focus of your study and you will learn to use commentaries and other resources to supplement your study.  Amount of homework is 2-5 hours/week.

Level 4 // Bible Study
This level is great for those who can commit to more study time throughout the week. You will be excited at how much more you are learning and growing in your understanding of the Scriptures. Amount of homework is 4-5 hours/week.

Level 5 // Bible Study
This level includes an added focus and training on the spiritual disciplines of bible memorization, biblical meditation, and prayer. Amount of homework is 4-6 hours/week.

Who

Westside Women's Bible studies are open to those who currently and regularly attend Westside Church and those who would not necessarily call themselves a Christian, but are exploring faith and are without a home church. We would humbly encourage women whose home church is not Westside to consider investing their gifts, talent, and time in their local church body in order to build it up and strengthen its community.

CHILDCARE

Many of the groups have childcare available though there are limitations to how many children each group can handle. Please indicate how many children you need care for when registering. If the childcare is full you are still welcome to join the group, but you will have to make other arrangements for childcare. Childcare starts at $60 for (1) child and increases at $20 per additional child.

TO REGISTER

Click the Register button of the study you want to join. You will be redirected to our Planning Center Online Registration page. 

Deadline for Registrations is December 2, 2019.

Note:Payment will be required to complete your online registration. If you cannot pay online, please call the office to make arrangements.


All bible studies have homework and some memorization. It is required that each participant complete at least 90% of the work. It isn’t about "getting it right”, rather it is about sitting at the feet of Jesus and doing the one thing that is necessary. The more time we spend with Jesus and in the Word, the better we will know Him and love Him. It is exciting to see what the participants learn as the Holy Spirit teaches them each week. When we get together it is expected that you will share some of what the Lord has taught you from your study time, thus doing the homework is a vital part of this study. It is also expected that you will attend each week (except in the case of a vacation, sickness or emergency). 

MONDAY STUDIES

A MARRIAGE WITHOUT REGRETS

This study isn’t about how to have a perfect marriage, or to change our spouses. It’s about learning to have the kind of marriage where you can stand before God and say, ‘Lord, I was all that You intended me to be.’ Only when we make that kind of commitment can we truly have a marriage without regrets! 

This study is for Christian women who are married (it doesn’t matter if your husband is a Christian or not) or engaged or soon to be.

It is expected that 100% of the homework is complete and that you attend every week. If you plan to be away and will miss more than 2 weeks, please do not sign up for this study.

In addition to the study, you will be expected to memorize a minimum of three verses each week.

If you have any questions about this study, Nicole would love to chat with you. Nicole@wchurch.ca

Link to Sample Lesson

CLASS DETAILS
Leader: Nicole Funk
Dates: Mondays, January 7 to March 11 (No study February 18. In lieu of these stat holidays, we will meet at the same time on February 19. If you cannot meet on these days, that is understandable, just inform Nicole ahead of time.)
Time: 12:00-2:15 pm
Location: Dunbar (SW Marine and W41st)
Cost: $25
Number of Participants:14
Childcare: None
Homework: 4-5 hours/week
Level of Commitment: Level 4

Registrations is now CLOSED.  Please email office@wchurch.ca for any further inquiries. 


DELIGHTING IN GOD'S WORD THROUGH MEMORIZATION, MEDITATION AND PRAYER: A 10 WEEK IN-DEPTH STUDY ON PSALMS 1,16,51,139,96

How easy is it for you to remember the lyrics to a song you have heard or sung numerous times? Did you know that the book of psalms is essentially a collection of poems set to music and sung by the Israelites as they worshipped God? Get ready to warm up your vocal cords and flex your memorization skills because we are pressing replay on 5 psalms over the next 10 weeks as we learn how to praise our God as we practically live out our faith daily.

CLASS DETAILS
Leader: Tracy Wong & Brittany Watson
Dates: Mondays, January 7 to March 18 (No study February 18)
Time: 7:00-8:30 pm
Location: East Vancouver (Near 18th and Slocan)
Cost: $20
Number of Participants: 8
Childcare: None
Homework: 3 hours/week
Level of Commitment: Level 4

Registrations is now CLOSED.  Please email office@wchurch.ca for any further inquiries.


TUESDAY STUDIES

GALATIANS

As the gospel spread across the Roman world in the first decades after Jesus’ earthly ministry, conflict arose. Jews and Gentiles were believing the gospel, and a struggle over what it meant to be a Christian began. What does it mean to live under grace? Do you have to keep the Law to be a Christian? All of it or just part of it? Who is right? How will we know?

Link to Sample Lesson

CLASS DETAILS
Leader: Jen Por
Dates: Tuesdays, January 15 to March 5
Time: 9:45-11:30 am
Location: The Centre (777 Homer St)
Cost: $25
Number of Participants: 14
Childcare: 15
Homework: 3-5 hours/week
Level of Commitment: Level 4

Registrations is now CLOSED.  Please email office@wchurch.ca for any further inquiries.


ABIDE 123

What does it mean to abide in Christ? We will study 1st, 2nd and 3rd John to discover what the brother of Christ had to say about it.


Link to Sample Lesson

CLASS DETAILS
Leader: Laura Colley
Dates: Tuesdays, January 8 to March 12
Time: 7:30-9:30pm
Location: The Centre (777 Homer St)
Cost: $20
Number of Participants: 14
Childcare: None
Homework: 5 hours/week
Level of Commitment: Level 4

Registrations is now CLOSED.  Please email office@wchurch.ca for any further inquiries.


WEDNESDAY STUDIES

PRAYER

Oswald Chambers famously said: “Prayer does not fit us for the greater work; prayer is the greater work.” Over the course of 10 weeks we will seek to better understand how, in prayer, we labour with God to further His kingdom on earth. We will learn from God about prayer by doing prayer. As we spend one hour in prayer together, we will explore different types of prayer both in the context of praying in small groups and in solitude. This group is open to people new to the Christian faith and seasoned Christian veterans - anyone who longs to grow in their life of prayer.

Please note that this group requires a high level of commitment and consistent attendance.

CLASS DETAILS
Leader: Kveta Rose
Dates: Wednesday, January 9 to March 13
Time: 9:30-11:00 am
Location: East Vancouver (Near Hastings & Highway 1)
Cost: $5
Number of Participants: 9
Childcare: 10
Homework: 0

Registrations is now CLOSED.  Please email office@wchurch.ca for any further inquiries.


THE ENVY OF EVE

The Envy of Eve: Finding Contentment in a Covetous World by Melissa B. Kruger What is truly at the heart of our desires? The Envy of Eve guides readers to understand how desires grow into covetousness and what happens when this sin takes power in our hearts. Covetousness chokes out the fruit of the Spirit in our lives, allowing discontentment to bloom. The key to overcoming is to get to the root of our problem: unbelief a mistrust of God's sovereignty and goodness.

Link to Sample Lesson

CLASS DETAILS
Leader: Mary-Anne Wickham
Dates: Wednesday, January 9 to March 6
Time: 12:15-2:15pm
Location: North Richmond (Just over the Oak Street Bridge by Coscto)
Cost: $20
Number of Participants: 9
Childcare: None
Homework: 2-3 hours/week
Level of Commitment: Level 2

Registrations is now CLOSED.  Please email office@wchurch.ca for any further inquiries.


THURSDAY STUDIES

LORD, ONLY YOU CAN CHANGE ME

A devotional study on growing in character while digging deeper into the Beautitudes. Throughout our time together we will be challenged to remove the masks of self and initiate true change from the inside out. This study works to show you how a relationship with your Heavenly Father can transform you from relying on yourself to relying on the indwelling of the Holy Spirit.

Link to Sample Lesson

CLASS DETAILS
Leader: Heather Kischnick
Dates: Thursdays, January 10 to March 14
Time: 9:45-11:30 am
Location: Burnaby (Moscrop & Willingdon)
Cost: $25
Number of Participants: 14
Childcare: 15
Homework: 3-5 hours/week
Level of Commitment: Level 3

Registrations is now CLOSED.  Please email office@wchurch.ca for any further inquiries.


Saturday STUDIES

NONE LIKE HIM

This exploration of ten attributes that belong to God alone reminds us of why our limits are a good thing in light of God’s limitlessness―celebrating the freedom that comes from letting God be God. Our study will include reading a chapter a week, scripture memorization, group discussion and questions as well as a weekly creative & practical application.

Link to Sample Lesson

CLASS DETAILS
Leader: Melissa Menzel
Dates: Saturday, January 12 to March 16
Time: 10:00-1130am
Location: Vancouver (Near Oak & 15th)
Cost: $20
Number of Participants: 9
Childcare: None
Homework: 2-4 hours/week
Level of Commitment: Level 3

Registrations is now CLOSED.  Please email office@wchurch.ca for any further inquiries.