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 In-Person and 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 offering both safe, in-person studies and online studies to accommodate various comfort levels during the 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).  


Sunday StudY

James: Living a Life of Genuine Faith
By Jen Wilkin

online study

CLASS DETAILS

Leader: Kathleen Sinclair
Dates: Sunday, January 17 - March 28, 2021 (no study on February 14)
Time: Afternoon study 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Online (leader will provide information)

Cost: FREE (if you require Westside to print your materials, the cost is $15)
Number of Participants: 15
Study Time:  3-4 hours per week
Closes:  December 31, 2020 or when the study is full

The book of James consists of short, challenging wisdom speeches—full of metaphors, and easily-memorized one-liners. In this 10-week verse-by-verse study, Jen Wilkin walks through what it means to live a life of genuine faith, including:

Genuine Faith and Trials · Genuine Faith and Temptation · Genuine Faith and Obedience · Genuine Faith and Favouritism · Genuine Faith and Actions · Genuine Faith and Words · Genuine Faith and Wisdom · Genuine Faith and Submission · Genuine Faith and Prayerful Patience

Join us in this inductive study through the book of James: revisiting familiar proverbs, challenging our basic knowledge, and unpacking the deeper meaning of the text.

SAMPLE STUDY

 

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monday Study

Covenant - Part 2: Week 7 to 13
A Study By Precept Ministries

ONLINE STUDY

CLASS DETAILS

Leader: Tracy Wong
Dates: Monday, January 25 - March 15, 2021 (No study on February 15)
Time: Evening study 7:15 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Location: Online (leader will provide information)
Cost: $28.00
Number of Participants: 15
Study Time:  4-5 hours per week
Closes:  December 11, 2020 or when the study is full

Knowing God’s Covenant
See this incredible thread running from Genesis through Revelation. God enters into a binding agreement with His people and always keeps His promises. Trusting Him as a covenant partner frees us from the bondage of worry and anxiety.

Please note: this study does not require you to have completed Covenant Part 1

SAMPLE STUDY

 

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Jude: Contending For The Faith In Today's Culture
By Jackie Hill Perry

ONLINE STUDY

CLASS DETAILS

Leader: Laura Colley
Dates: Monday, January 18 - March 8, 2021
Time:  Evening study 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location: Online (leader will provide information)
Cost: $22.00
Number of Participants: 10
Study Time: 3-4 hours per week
Closes:  December 11, 2020 or when the study is full

While often overlooked, the Book of Jude remains as relevant today as the time it was written. God has commanded His beloved church to do the necessary work of contending for the faith in a world of unbelief, and as we do, He will keep us from falling into the same deception.

In this 7-session study from Jackie Hill Perry, dive into themes of being called, loved, and kept, and learn how to point others to Jesus in grace and truth. We serve others well when we share the whole gospel with them, not just the parts deemed attractive by our culture.

SAMPLE STUDY

 

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TUESDAY StudY

Sword Of The Spirit
By Nicole Funk

IN-PERSON STUDY

CLASS DETAILS

Leader: Jen Por
Dates: Tuesday, January 26 - March 2, 2021
Time: Morning study 9:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Location: The Centre —In Person Study (we will move online if provincial health orders require)
(Please know that we are taking every precaution to sanitize and do things safely. Please talk to the leader if you have any concerns or questions.)

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
Closes:  December 31, 2020 or when the study is full

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 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

SAMPLE STUDY

 

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Better: A Study of Hebrews
A Jen Wilkin

ONLINE STUDY

CLASS DETAILS

Leader: Kveta Rose
Dates: Tuesday, January 12 - March 16, 2020 
Time: Evening study 8:00 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.
Location: Online (leader will provide information)
Cost: $22.00
Number of Participants: 12
Study Time:  3-4 hours per week
Closes:  December 11, 2020 or when the study is full

Jesus is better. In this 10-session, verse-by-verse study of the Book of Hebrews, we will explore how God “provided something better for us” in the person of Jesus Christ (Heb. 11:40). Through stories of Old Testament heroes and practices, the author of Hebrews demonstrates how the new covenant is superior to the old and how Jesus Christ is the fulfillment of every promise. Explore familiar verses in context of the entire Bible, learning how to place your hope and faith in Christ alone.

SAMPLE STUDY

 

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