Woman's Bible Studies / Fall 2017

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 any women who currently attend Westside church.  If you do not attend Westside and you don’t call yourself a Christian but you are on a spiritual journey, you are also very welcome to join.

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. There is a flat fee of $60 for childcare.

TO REGISTER

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 Registration is August 24th.

Note: 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

Finding I Am

What is the deep cry of your heart? That ache in your soul that keeps you up at night? The prayer you keep repeating? Jesus not only cares about this deep, spiritual wrestling, but He also wants to step in and see you through it. We will explore the seven I AM statements of Jesus found in the Gospel of John. Through this interactive, in-depth study, you will learn to: Trade feelings of emptiness and depletion for a more personal fulfilment from knowing who Jesus is. Stop living like a slave to your circumstances by training your heart to embrace the life-giving freedom God wants for you. Gain a better understanding of how Jesus' words 2,000 years ago are so very applicable to the answers we are searching for today.

Link to Sample Lesson

CLASS DETAILS
Leader: Mary-Anne Wickham & Melissa Broemeling
Dates: Mondays, September 25 - November 20 (no study Oct 9)
Time: 9:30-11:15 am
Location: The Centre
Cost: $17
Number of Participants: 12
Childcare: 15 spots ($60 additional)
Homework: 3-4 hours/week
Level of Commitment: Level 2-3

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breaking free

Did you know that anything that hinders you from the benefits of knowing God is bondage? In this 11 week study, we will look closely at scripture with Beth Moore, focusing on Isaiah and the New Testament, to discover the transforming power of freedom in Jesus. Themes for this study come from Isaiah, a book about the captivity of God's children, the faithfulness of God, and the road to freedom. We will learn what the Word says about breaking free of the lies - and anything else - that hinder us from intimately knowing Jesus, with the objective of being transformed in the process! (Rom 12:2)

Please note: This study has a deeper level of intimacy than most Bible studies and thus requires the participants to be VERY COMMITTED to attending. It is expected that you would set aside Monday night for bible study and come prepared weekly.

Link to sample lesson

CLASS DETAILS
Leader: Keri Haywood
Dates: Mondays, September 11 - December 4 (no study Oct 9 & Nov 13)
Time: 7 pm-9:30 pm
Location: The Centre
Cost: $18
Number of Participants: 17
Childcare: none
Homework: 5-6 hours/week
Level of Commitment: Level 5

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passion fruit: a study on spiritual gifts (Part 1)

Have you ever wondered what spiritual gifts are and why we have them? Join this in-depth study to find out! This fall we'll start with part one.

"Gifts of the Spirit are endowments of grace. Grace upon the grace of salvation. We receive grace and we extend grace. Gifts are part of our currency of receiving and extending.” Norm Funk

 Lesson 1 Sample
Due to the length of this Bible study, it has been divided it into two parts. Participants will receive the entire study and should plan to sign up for part 2, which commences in January. However, anyone who ONLY wants to join for the fall is welcome to come but she will need to complete the last 7 lessons on their own.

CLASS DETAILS
Leader: Laura Colley
Dates: Mondays, September 25 - November 27 (no study Oct 9)
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: The Centre
Cost: $25
Number of Participants: Unlimited
Childcare: none
Homework: 4-6 hours/week
Level of Commitment: Level 5

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A Precept in & out study: Philippians

This is one of Paul's most encouraging letters, it reminds us of Jesus and all that He accomplished for us and calls us to live out of those truths not only sharing the Gospel with our words, but relying on the power that God provides to free us to show people the gospel through our lives.

Link to Sample Lesson

CLASS DETAILS
Leader: Shelley Horsfield
Dates: Mondays,September 25 - November 20 (no study Oct 9, Nov 6)
Time: 7pm - 9pm
Location: North Shore (first 3 weeks at Shelley's house)
Cost: $18
Number of Participants: Unlimited
Childcare: 8 spots ($60 additional)
Homework: 3-4 hours/week
Level of Commitment: Level 3

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TUESDAY STUDIES

james: A faith that's real (precept study)

What is true faith? How should you live the Christian life? Each verse of this practical study is alive with instructions, admonition, and encouragement. Learn God's principles for dealing with trials, temptations, the tongue, and the pull of the world.

Link to Sample Lesson

CLASS DETAILS
Leader: Nicole Funk
Dates: Tuesdays, September 26 - December 12
Time: 12:15 pm-2:15 pm
Location: Near UBC (41st & SW Marine)
Cost: $25
Number of Participants: 15
Childcare: None
Homework: 4-5 hours/week
Level of Commitment: Level 4

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a precept upon precept study: philippians

How do I live the Christian life joyfully regardless of people or circumstances? What is the purpose of suffering and the Christian perspective on death? Do I have "the mind of Christ"? Discover true, deep-down joy in your life that the world cannot take away.

Link to Sample Lesson

CLASS DETAILS
Leader: Rebekah Dool & Shelley Horsfield
Dates: Tuesdays, September 19 - December 12
Time: 9:45 am-11:45 am
Location: North Shore (first 3 weeks at Shelley's house)
Cost: $22
Number of Participants: 12
Childcare: 8 spots available ($60 additional)
Homework: 3-5 hours/week
Level of Commitment: Level 4

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Steadfast love

Psalm 107 is a call to worship. It reminds us that each season of life is an opportunity to reveal the anchor of our souls. Over the course of 9 weeks we will take time to learn how to face each season of life with courage and trust in Jesus. As we dive in we will discover how tests in our journeys of faith reveal the true condition of our hearts. For there is no fear for the one who fears the Lord, the one whose soul is anchored in His steadfast love.

Link to Sample Lesson

CLASS DETAILS
Leader: Heather Kischnick
Dates: Tuesdays, start date TBD
Time: 10 am-12 pm
Location: TBD
Cost: $15
Number of Participants: 10
Childcare: 8 spots available ($60 addtional)
Homework: 3-4 hours/week
Level of Commitment: Level 3

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THURSDAY STUDIES

 

lord i want to know you

Discover the Limitless Power of God's Name. So much of our confusion and pain results because we don't know God -- who He really is, how He works in our lives. But with Lord, I Want to Know You, that will all change. When you know God more fully by studying His names -- Creator, Healer, Protector, Provider, and many others -- you'll gain power to stand strong. You'll find strength for times of trial, comfort for pain, and provision for your soul's deepest needs. And your walk with God will be transformed.

Let Kay Arthur guide you through the Scriptures in this deeply insightful study. Your daily time with God in His Word will introduce you to the limitless treasure available to you as His child. And these are truths you can share easily with others, individually or in small groups.

Link to Sample Lesson

CLASS DETAILS
Leader: Allison Unger
Dates: Thursdays,September 14 - December 7
Time: 9:30 am-11:30 am
Location: South Burnaby (Willingdon & Watling)
Cost: $19
Number of Participants: 15
Childcare: 10 spots available ($60 addtional)
Homework: 2-3 hours/week
Level of Commitment: Level 3

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