Women's Bible Studies

WHAT

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).

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 $75 for (1) child and increases at $10 per additional child.

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)

TO REGISTER

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

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

Registration closes on Friday August 23, 2019 or when each study is full.


MONDAY STUDY

STUDIES IN PRAYER: DEVELOPING A STRONG PRAYER LIFE

By Tim Keller

The one factor always present in revival is intense, corporate prayer - not so much for personal needs, but for the glory of God and the coming of his kingdom. Nevertheless, the corporate prayer life of a church must be grounded in the healthy, regular, personal prayer life of its individuals. When you have time all to yourself, where does your mind most effortlessly go? When you don't have to think of anything, what do you think about in your inner sanctum? Over the course of this 10 week study, we will start building a life of daily prayer, carve out time to meditate on the word of God so that it begins to change our hearts, and spend most of our evening together praying through what has been revealed to us by way of the Holy Spirit.

Link to Sample Lesson

CLASS DETAILS
Leader: Tracy Wong
Dates: Mondays, September 16 - November 25, 2019 (No study October 14, 2019)
Time: Evening study 7:15-9:00 pm
Location: East Vancouver (Renfrew Street & E Broadway Area)
Cost: $10
Number of Participants: 20
Childcare: Not available for this study
Study Time: 4 hours/week

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


TUESDAY STUDIES

EPHESIANS - THE CHURCH: ROOTED IN LOVE, WALKING IN POWER

A Precept Study

Chosen in Christ before the foundation of the world, targeted by grace, sons of God united in a single family, inheritors, holy, redeemed, forgiven, raised from the dead and seated with Jesus Christ in the heavenlies! How can you not study Ephesians!? Before Paul even hints at how believers should live, he lays a rock-solid foundation: who we are in Christ! If you think you’re just a cog in a machine, if you don’t know your true identity, then this study is for you. Praise God for what He planned in eternity past and is waiting to reveal to you now . . . through the study of His Word. Learn who and what you are in Christ and you’ll want to walk God’s ways the rest of your life!

Link to Sample Lesson

CLASS DETAILS
Leader: Melissa Menzel
Dates: Tuesdays, September 24 - November 26, 2019
Time: Morning study 9:45-11:30 am
Location: The Centre (777 Homer St)
Cost: $28
Number of Participants: 15
Childcare: 12 spots. Drop off starts at 9:30 am
Personal Study Time: 4-5 hours/week

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1 THESSALONIANS: YOU - BLAMELESS AT HIS COMING

A Precept Study

Are you an example to others? Learn the principles of exemplary Christian living. Understand the spiritual warfare, sparked by the presence of the Gospel in the world, and the rapture of the church, God ultimate rescue.

Link to Sample Lesson

CLASS DETAILS
Leader: Jen Por
Dates: Tuesdays, September 17 - December 3, 2019 (No study October 8, 2019)
Time: Morning study 9:45-11:30 am
Location: The Centre (777 Homer St)
Cost: $30
Number of Participants: 15
Childcare: 12 spots. Drop off starts at 9:30 am
Personal Study Time: 4-5 hours/week

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STUDIES IN PRAYER: DEVELOPING A STRONG PRAYER LIFE

By Tim Keller

The one factor always present in revival is intense, corporate prayer - not so much for personal needs, but for the glory of God and the coming of his kingdom. Nevertheless, the corporate prayer life of a church must be grounded in the healthy, regular, personal prayer life of its individuals. When you have time all to yourself, where does your mind most effortlessly go? When you don't have to think of anything, what do you think about in your inner sanctum? Over the course of this 10 week study, we will start building a life of daily prayer, carve out time to meditate on the word of God so that it begins to change our hearts, and spend much of our mornings together praying through what has been revealed to us by way of the Holy Spirit. There will also be time given to sharing our personal testimonies - recalling and sharing how God has and is working in our lives.

Link to Sample Lesson

CLASS DETAILS
Leader: Laura Campa
Dates: Tuesdays, September 24 - December 3, 2019
Time: Morning study 9:45-11:30 am
Location: Vancouver Riley Park Area
Cost: $10
Number of Participants: 12
Childcare: 7 spots. Please note that during our time of prayer together babies will not be able to join us. If you think your child will have a hard time being apart from you, this may not be the best study for you at this time. Drop off starts at 9:30 am
Personal Study Time:  4 hours/week

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


WEDNESDAY STUDY

SEAMLESS - UNDERSTANDING THE BIBLE AS ONE COMPLETE STORY

By Angie Smith

Seamless covers the people, places, and promises of the Bible, tying them together into the greater story of Scripture. Experience the Bible as a whole as you gain clarity and confidence in your understanding of Scripture. Discover a biblical context that reshapes and brings to life stories from the Old and New Testament.

Link to Sample Lesson

CLASS DETAILS
Leader: Mary-Anne Wickham
Dates: Wednesday September 18 to November 13, 2019 (No study October 30, 2019)
Time: Morning study 9:45-11:30 am
Location: The Centre (777 Homer St)
Cost: $20
Number of Participants: 12
Childcare: 12 spots. Drop off starts at 9:30 am
Personal Study Time: 3 hours/week

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THURSDAY STUDIES

JUDGES

By Jen Wilkin

We launch into the book of Judges after just completing our sermon series in Joshua. Judges picks up after the death of Joshua and documents Israel's need for a godly king. During our time together we will dig deep into the people, the time, and the deliverance that God continually provides to his people even in the midst of their downward cycle of sin and oppression. We will be reminded of who God is and look at this part of the story in the lens of the gospel's bigger picture. Through inductive study and weekly interpretation and discussion our goal will be to dig deep enough to see Judges through the lens of a forgetful people but a faithful God.

Link to Sample Lesson

CLASS DETAILS
Leader: Heather Kischnick
Dates: Thursday, September 19 - December 12, 2019
Time: Morning study 9:45-11:45 am
Location: Burnaby Moscrop Area
Cost: $25
Number of Participants: 10
Childcare: 12 spots. Drop off starts at 9:30 am
Personal Study Time:  4 hours/week

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THE QUEST

By Beth Moore

In this 7-session Bible study, delve into Scripture to explore how God created us to seek after Him—a God who desires to be found and known. In this lifelong quest of faith, learn to develop your intimacy with Him and embrace the adventure that comes with living a life for God. We will seek to deepen our intimacy with God as we individually ask, discuss, and ponder questions of faith and then coming together in community to build each other up and journey this quest together. If you are a parent or caregiver who is wanting to aid your little people on this journey The Quest also comes with child and youth supplements which enables you to walk along side them in their journey (supplemental workbook available for purchase).

Link to Sample Lesson

CLASS DETAILS
Leader: Heather Kischnick
Dates: Thursday, October 17 - November 28, 2019
Time: Evening study 7:30-9:30 pm
Location: Burnaby Moscrop Area
Cost: $25
Number of Participants: 12
Childcare: Not available for this study
Personal Study Time:  3 hours/week

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