Women's Bible Studies / Fall 2018

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

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 September 1, 2018

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

SWORD OF THE SPIRIT

For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.

Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. Ephesians 6:12-13

One of the pieces of the armor of God is the Sword of the Spirit. Do you know what it is? And are you using the Sword to stand firm against the spiritual forces of evil?

This study is called THE SWORD OF THE SPIRIT because the sword refers to the Word of God. We use the Sword when we know specific Scriptures and understand the Truth so we can battle the lies and accusations from the evil one. To know the Scriptures we must study, meditate on and memorize them.

During this 12 lesson study we will study, meditate on and memorize Scriptures relating to the following topics:The Gospel, Holiness, Worship, Gratitude, God’s Sovereignty, Persecution, Our Calling, Prayer, Jesus, Contentment, Practical Living, Busyness/Stillness

This study requires a high level of commitment both in attendance and memorization. Participants must not miss more than two weeks and all memorization must be completed 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, September 10 - December 10 (No study Oct 8, Nov 12. In lieu of these stat holidays, we will meet at the same time on Oct 9 and Nov 13. 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: 5-6 hours/week
Level of Commitment: Level 5

Registration is now CLOSED.
Please email office@wchurch.ca to see if there is any spots remaining.


LORD, I WANT TO KNOW YOU

When you know God more fully by studying His names: Creator, Healer, Protector, Provider, and many others you will develop a more intimate and meaningful prayer life. This study will prepare you to face tragedy and hardship, it will equip you to find strength in times of need, and it will transform the way you walk with God as you gain knowledge about who God is. Our time together will be spent unpacking questions, sharing the insight we gleaned from the week's study, and praying for one another.

Link to Sample Lesson

CLASS DETAILS
Leader: Tracy Wong & Brittany Watson
Dates: Mondays, September 24 - December 17 (No study Oct 8 or Nov 12)
Time: 6:45-8:45 pm
Location: East Vancouver (Near 18th and Slocan)
Cost: $19
Number of Participants: 7
Childcare: None
Homework: 4-5 hours/week
Level of Commitment: Level 4

This study is now FULL.
Please email office@wchurch.ca to be on the waitlist.


TUESDAY STUDIES

PHILIPPIANS: HOW TO HAVE JOY

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: Laura Campa
Dates: Tuesdays, September 18 - November 20, Participants must not miss more than two weeks.
Time: 9:45-11:30 am
Location: The Centre (777 Homer St)
Cost: $23
Number of Participants: 18
Childcare: 13 spots.
Homework: 3-5 hours/week
Level of Commitment: Level 4

This study is now FULL.
Please email office@wchurch.ca to be on the waitlist.

 


COLOSSIANS & PHILEMON

Gaining a "True Knowledge" of Christ "so no one deludes you"!

What does it mean to be "complete in Christ"? Is Christ your "all in all" - does He meet all your needs? Don't let anyone delude you with man-made philosophies or traditions that contradict the Word of God.

Link to Sample Lesson

CLASS DETAILS
Leader: Laura Colley
Dates: Tuesdays, September 18 - November 27 (No study Oct 16)
Time: 7:30-9:30pm
Location: The Centre (777 Homer St)
Cost: $23
Number of Participants: 19
Childcare: None
Homework: 4-5 hours/week
Level of Commitment: Level 4

Registration is now CLOSED.
Please email office@wchurch.ca to see if there is any spots remaining.

 


THURSDAY STUDIES

LORD, GIVE ME A HEART FOR YOU

In this study based on 2 Corinthians, Kay Arthur examines the anatomy of a heart for God. What it looks like. What it feels like. And how you can strengthen your own relationship with God. Despite the deep physical, emotional, and spiritual pain of life, Paul could rest in the God of all comfort and strength. He could walk in obedience to his calling. He could fight the good fight, finish his race, and keep the faith. Learn from Paul how to master circumstances with a persevering heart for God.

Link to Sample Lesson

CLASS DETAILS
Leader: Lianna Olydam & Heather Kischnick
Dates: Thursdays, October 4 - December 6
Time: 9:45-11:30 am
Location: Burnaby (Grassmere & Sussex)
Cost: $19
Number of Participants: 13
Childcare: 15
Homework: 2-4 hours/week
Level of Commitment: Level 3

This study is now FULL.
Please email office@wchurch.ca to be on the waitlist.