Women’s Bible Studies

Fall 2015

Bible Study Information

Studies begin the week of Sept. 14.

Registration:

  • Registration begins Friday, Aug. 7 and ends Sun., Aug. 23.
  • Register on Sundays in the foyer (Aug. 9, 16, and 23) or online.
  • Class sizes are limited, so sign up early.

  • If you wish to attend a class with a friend, please sign up together.

  • Fee must be paid at the time of registration. A late fee of $10 applies after Aug. 23.
  • To ensure that the correct books are ordered, please do not change classes after Aug. 23.
  • Scholarships are available through Aug. 23.
  • Books will be distributed at the first Bible study.
  • For more information, contact us at women@thecrossingchurch.com.
Tuesday Morning
Give them Grace

by Elyse Fitzpatrick & Jessica Thompson

All of us want to raise good kids. And we want to be good parents. But what exactly do we mean by “good?” And is “being good” really the point? Mother-daughter team Elyse Fitzpatrick and Jessica Thompson contend that every way we try to make our kids “good” is simply an extension of Old Testament Law—a set of standards that is not only unable to save our children, but also powerless to change them. Give Them Grace shows us how to receive the gospel afresh and give grace in abundance, helping our children know the love of Jesus and respond with heartfelt obedience.

Dates:

Tuesday Mornings, Sept. 15–Nov. 17

Time:

9:30–11:30 a.m

Childcare provided.

Practicing Affirmation: God-Centered Praise of Those Who Are Not God

by Sam Crabtree

Why do so many of our relationships suffer from alienation, indifference, and even hostility? Author Sam Crabtree believes that often at the heart of these breakdowns is a lack of affirmation. Practicing Affirmation sounds a call to recognize and affirm the character of Christ in others. When done well, affirmation does not fuel pride in the person, but refreshes them and honors God. All who are discouraged in relationships will find wisdom and practical insight in this book.

Dates:

Tuesday Mornings, Sept. 15–Nov. 17

Time:

9:30–11:30 a.m.

Childcare provided.

Reading Purposefully: Galatians

with Dee Dee Crosby

Do we unintentionally add to the gospel of Jesus Christ? Come along as we purposefully read the book of Galatians and see how Paul addresses this issue with the believers in the early church. We will learn about grace and faith, justification and how to live according to the true gospel. We will incorporate Galatians For You by Tim Keller into our discussion each week.

Dates:

Tuesday Mornings, Sept. 15–Nov. 17

Time:

9:30–11:30 a.m

Childcare provided.

Recovering Redemption: How Christ Changes Everything

by Matt Chandler

Why are things such a mess–even for Christians? In Recovering Redemption, Matt Chandler gets to the root of brokenness and our destructive patterns of behavior. With relentless grace, Matt unpacks true repentance and the doctrines of justification, adoption, and sanctification with remarkably practical application.

Dates:

Tuesday Mornings, Sept. 15–Nov. 17

Time:

9:30–11:30 a.m.

Childcare provided.

Sermon on the Mount

by Jen Wilkin

Most of us have only encountered the Sermon on the Mount in fragments. But what if we navigated these three chapters as they were originally heard: as one cohesive, well-ordered message, intended to challenge us to think differently about repentance, salvation, and sanctification? We’ll learn what it means to be a citizen of the kingdom of heaven through studying a message intended to turn upside down every expectation Jesus’ closest followers might have had.

Dates:

Tuesday Mornings, Sept. 15–Nov. 17

Time:

9:30–11:30 a.m.

Childcare provided.

The Path of Loneliness

by Elisabeth Elliot

Join us in reading The Path of Loneliness as we honor the recent passing of beloved author and speaker Elisabeth Elliot. Whether through the death of a loved one, divorce or estrangement in a marriage, or by being a single person in a world of couples and families, loneliness eventually comes to us all. Elisabeth Elliot lost her first husband to murder in the South American jungle and her second to the ravages of cancer. She felt the deep pain of loss. In The Path of Loneliness, Elliot gives hope to the lonely through tender reflections on God’s love for us and his plans to bless us. She tackles this difficult topic with grace and faith, showing readers how to make peace with loneliness and grow through it.

Dates:

Tuesday Mornings, Sept. 15–Nov. 17

Time:

9:30–11:30 a.m.

Childcare provided.

Women of the Word: How to Study the Bible with Both Our Hearts and Our Minds

by Jen Wilkin

We all know it’s important to study God’s Word. But sometimes it’s hard to know where to start. What’s more, a lack of time, emotionally driven approaches, and past frustrations can erode our resolve to keep growing in our knowledge of Scripture. How can we, as Christian women, keep our focus and sustain our passion when reading the Bible? Offering a clear and concise plan to help women go deeper in their study of Scripture, this book will equip you to engage God’s word in a way that trains your mind and transforms your heart.

Dates:

Tuesday Mornings, Sept. 15–Nov. 17

Time:

9:30–11:30 a.m.

Childcare provided.

Wednesday Evening
Sermon on the Mount

by Jen Wilkin

Most of us have only encountered the Sermon on the Mount in fragments. But what if we navigated these three chapters as they were originally heard: as one cohesive, well-ordered message, intended to challenge us to think differently about repentance, salvation, and sanctification? We’ll learn what it means to be a citizen of the kingdom of heaven through studying a message intended to turn upside down every expectation Jesus’ closest followers might have had.

Dates:

Wednesday Evenings, Sept. 16–Nov. 18

Time:

6:30–8:30 p.m.

Childcare and pizza provided.

 

 

Recovering Redemption: How Christ Changes Everything

by Matt Chandler

Why are things such a mess–even for Christians? In Recovering Redemption, Matt Chandler gets to the root of brokenness and our destructive patterns of behavior. With relentless grace, Matt unpacks true repentance and the doctrines of justification, adoption, and sanctification with remarkably practical application.

Dates:

Wednesday Evenings, Sept. 16–Nov. 18

Time:

6:30–8:30 p.m.

Childcare and pizza provided.

The Path of Loneliness

by Elisabeth Elliot

Join us in reading The Path of Loneliness as we honor the recent passing of beloved author and speaker Elisabeth Elliot. Whether through the death of a loved one, divorce or estrangement in a marriage, or by being a single person in a world of couples and families, loneliness eventually comes to us all. Elisabeth Elliot lost her first husband to murder in the South American jungle and her second to the ravages of cancer. She felt the deep pain of loss. In The Path of Loneliness, Elliot gives hope to the lonely through tender reflections on God’s love for us and his plans to bless us. She tackles this difficult topic with grace and faith, showing readers how to make peace with loneliness and grow through it.

Dates:

Wednesday Evenings, Sept. 16–Nov. 18

Time:

6:30–8:30 p.m.

Childcare and pizza provided.

 

Thursday Evening
Reading Purposefully: Galatians

with Dee Dee Crosby

Do we unintentionally add to the gospel of Jesus Christ? Come along as we purposefully read the book of Galatians and see how Paul addresses this issue with the believers in the early church. We will learn about grace and faith, justification and how to live according to the true gospel. We will incorporate Galatians For You by Tim Keller into our discussion each week.

Dates:

Thursday Evenings, Sept. 17- Nov. 19

Time:

6:30–8:30 p.m.

No Childcare provided.

Friday Lunch
Sermon on the Mount

by Jen Wilkin

Most of us have only encountered the Sermon on the Mount in fragments. But what if we navigated these three chapters as they were originally heard: as one cohesive, well-ordered message, intended to challenge us to think differently about repentance, salvation, and sanctification? We’ll learn what it means to be a citizen of the kingdom of heaven through studying a message intended to turn upside down every expectation Jesus’ closest followers might have had.

Dates:

Friday Lunch, Sept. 18-Nov. 19

Time:

12–1:30 p.m.

No childcare provided, bring a sack lunch.