Women's Bible Studies

Westside Women’s Bible Studies are offered three times a year (fall, winter and spring). Our aim is to equip women at Westside with the tools and confidence they need to make studying the Bible an effective, lifelong pursuit, and in this way prepare them to live out Jesus’ call to be disciple-makers (Matt. 28:19).

Bible Studies Online

In light of the evolving situation with COVID-19 (see our full communication and updates on this), we are taking the opportunity to be good citizens and neighbours, and help to protect the most vulnerable among us by giving up our usual way of doing Bible studies for a time. All Bible studies will be held in an online setting during the current pandemic.

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

During the pandemic, we will not be offering childcare during Bible studies.

MATERIAL

Please note that the registration cost will still be the same regardless of if you already own the study guide. Study guides will be provided to you closer to the start date.

EXPECTATIONS

The focus of Bible study is to spend daily time with the Lord and learn from Him, using the Bible study material as a guide. Please note that the studies vary in regards to how much time one needs to set aside each week to adequately cover the required material. When participants get together, it is expected that each person share some of what they learned throughout the week as they studied, prayed, and reflected on the study material. It is expected that you will attend each week (except in the case of a vacation, sickness or emergency).


Monday StudY

 


TUESDAY PRAYER GROUP

This is not a formal study, but a 7 week, weekly prayer group.

CLASS DETAILS

Leader: Jen Por
Dates: Tuesdays, April 7 - May 19, 2020
Time: 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Location: Online (leader will provide information)
Cost: Free
Number of Participants: 20

Participants will be going through a weekly small worksheet to go along with the different sections of the Lord's prayer and we will focus much of our time together praying. If you have children in the home and need to break off temporarily during this time, it is absolutely ok.

Prayer is one of the greatest and most powerful gifts we have been given as a Christian, and one in which we can always continue to learn and grow in. Using the example of Jesus’ prayer known as The Lords Prayer, come join us in practicing this teaching together as we “with confidence draw near to the throne of grace that we may receive mercy and find grace to find help in time of need”. Hebrews 4:16

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wednesday Study

Esther - A Man and a Woman for Such a Time As This
A Precept Upon Precept Study

CLASS DETAILS

Leader: Heather Kischnick
Dates: Wednesdays, May 6 - June 3, 2020
Time: 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location: Online (leader will provide information)
Cost: $10
Number of Participants: 15
Study Time: 3-4 hours per week

What is your purpose? Why does God place you in certain places during specific times? God is sovereign, providential and always working in the affairs of His creation even when we are unaware. Esther attained royalty for "such a time as this." She allowed God to use her in difficult situations. Are you willing to do the same?

Link to Sample Lesson

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Sunday Study **REGISTRATION CLOSED**

No Worries: Learning to Trust Our Sovereign God (an inductive study of Matthew 6)
By Jan Silvious & Pam Gillaspie

CLASS DETAILS

Leader: Melissa Menzel & Kathleen Sinclair
Dates: Sundays, April 19 - June 8, 2020 (There will be a study on the long weekend)
Time: 1:00 p.m - 2:30 p.m.
Location: Online (leader will provide information)
Cost: $25
Number of Participants: 20
Study Time: 3-4 hours per week

Using the flexible study format of the Sweeter than Chocolate!® series, authors Pam Gillaspie and Jan Silvious guide students across the pages of Scripture discovering God’s truth about standing in the face of worry and fear and focus deeply on Jesus’ “don’t worry” teaching in Matthew 6. Throughout the study, Jan and Pam weave in applications and illustrations from their own worry battles.

Topics include:

The Sin We Excuse
Choking the Word
It Only Works if God is Sovereign
Sovereign Over Everything
But What about Our Enemy?
Presumption
God’s Strategies for Worry-Free Living
Comforted to Comfort Others


monday Study **REGISTRATION CLOSED**

How To Study Your Bible

CLASS DETAILS

Leader: Heather Kischnick
Dates: Mondays, April 6 - April 27, 2020
Time: 7:30 p.m - 9:30 p.m.
Location: Online (leader will provide information)
Cost: $0
Number of Participants: 25
Study Time: 3-4 hours per week

Have you ever picked up your Bible, inspired to dig deeper into Knowing the Truth and feel like you suddenly become lost? Asking: Where do I begin? How do I know what is being said or taught and even struggle with answering the questions: How does this even apply to me? This course will begin to aid you in learning how to Know the Bible for Yourself. You will sharpen your skills so you are not only reading the Bible, but you are beginning to understand what it means, what is actually says (not just what you think it says) and see how it will apply to your own life.

Join me over 4 weeks as I journey through scripture, use scripture to interpret scripture and be introduce to a method of reading Gods word that will empower you to see how you can rely on Our Fathers unchanging Truth in our day to day lives.

Romans 8 - Living and Learning the Will of God (an inductive study)
By Pam Gillaspie

CLASS DETAILS

Leader: Kveta Rose
Dates: Mondays, April 20 - June 1, 2020 (No study on Victoria Day, May 18th)
Time: Morning study 9:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Location: Online (leader will provide information)
Cost: $28
Number of Participants: 20
Study Time:  3-4 hours per week

Romans 8 delivers the heart of biblical theology in one power-packed chapter and answers questions that make all the difference. Where can I find the power to follow God? How do I know God hears my prayers? What does it mean to be called by God? Can I ever be separated from God’s love? Mindset: Learning and Living the Will of God dives deep into Romans 8 and takes us on a journey across the pages of Scripture to discover truth for ourselves and wrestle with how knowing truth and thinking biblically will change how we see the world and live in it. We can't stop with knowing truth . . . we need to press on and live it!

Sword of the Spirit

By Nicole Funk

CLASS DETAILS

Leader: Tracy Wong
Dates: Mondays, April 20 - July 20, 2020 (No study on May 18 & June 29)
Time: Morning study 7:15 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Location: Online (leader will provide information)
Cost: $FREE - If you require Westside to print your materials the cost is $25
Number of Participants: 15
Study Time:  3-4 hours per week

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