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Women's Focus Studies



12 EXTRAORDINARY WOMEN - How God Shaped Women of the Bible and What He Wants to Do with You, Part 1
Purpose/Overview: They were ordinary, common and in some cases shockingly low-caste, yet each was made extraordinary by her life-changing encounter with God. Students in this 6-week study will be challenged and motivated by Twelve Extraordinary Women, a poignant and personal look into the lives of some of the Bible's most faithful women. Their struggles and temptations are the same trials faced by all believers at any age. Inside this study, the author shows that the God to whom they were so committed to is the same God who continues to mold and use ordinary people today. 


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Textbook: 12 Extraordinary Women: How God Shaped Women of the Bible, and What He Wants to Do with You by John F. MacArthur.

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The Ministry Center
Conf Rm 2
3/2 - 4/27 We 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM $15.00

FERVENT - A Woman's Battle Plan to Serious, Specific and Strategic Prayer

Purpose/Overview: You have an enemy and he’s dead set on destroying all that you hold dear and keeping you from experiencing abundant life in Christ. His approach to disrupting your life and discrediting your faith isn’t general or generic, or a one-size-fits-all; it’s specific, personalized and targeted. This eight-week study is your chance to strike back with prayer – a weapon that really works. Each chapter will guide you in crafting prayer strategies that hit the enemy where it hurts, letting him know you’re on to him and that you won’t back down. Because with every new strategy you build, you’re turning the fiercest battles of life into precise strikes against him and his handiwork, each one infused with the power of God’s Spirit. New York Times bestselling author Priscilla Shirer, widely known for her international speaking, teaching and writing ministries, brings her new role from the 2015 film War Room into the real lives of today’s women. She addresses the topics that affect them most such as renewing their passion, refocusing their identity, negotiating family strife, dealing with relentless regrets, navigating impossible schedules, succeeding against temptation, weathering their worst fears, uprooting bitterness and more. Each chapter exposes the enemy’s cruel, crafty intentions in all kinds of these areas, then equips and encourages you to write out your own personalized prayer strategies to pray over yourself and your loved ones on a regular basis.  Fervent is a hands-on, knees-down, don’t-give-up action guide to practical, purposeful praying.




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Textbook: Fervent - A Woman's Battle Plan to Serious, Specific and Strategic Prayer by Priscilla Shirer

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The Ministry Center
Rm 233
3/24 - 5/12 Th 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM $15.00

GROWING IN WISDOM AND FAITH

Purpose/Overview: Where can women get the wisdom that will help them make the right choices in the many decisions of life? How can they develop a faith that won't waver or crumble when they're overwhelmed by life's trials and temptations? The book of James answers these questions and more and provides practical guidance on many issues that affect Christian women daily, such as:

  • persevering through life's troubles
  • putting on a heart of patience
  • planning the future with God in mind

Elizabeth George’s encouraging resource is for women who yearn to experience real spiritual growth in this seven-week focus study!




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Textbook: Growing in Wisdom & Faith by Elizabeth George

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The Ministry Center
Rm 233
3/2 - 4/13 We 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM $15.00

LIFE INTERRUPTED - Navigating the Unexpected
Purpose/Overview: Interruptions. They're aggravating, sometimes infuriating and they make us want to tell people what we think of them. But how we handle interruptions actually tell us more about ourselves. The prophet Jonah's existence was interrupted by a call of God that would require a complete change of life. It scared him enough to make him run in the opposite direction. Yet, what he seemed to be an unnecessary and useless interruption was really an opportunity for Jonah to be involved in something the likes of which the Old Testament world had never seen before. This interruption was really a divine intervention and it held more adventure and possibility than he could have ever imagined. Join us for this nine-week study that redefines interruptions and shows how it can be Gods invitation to do something beyond our wildest dreams.


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Textbook: Life Interrupted - Navigating the Unexpected by Priscilla Shirer

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The Worship Center
Rm 2111 12
3/16 - 4/27 We 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM $15.00

LOGGED ON AND TUNED OUT: A Non Techie's Guide to Parenting a Tech-Savvy Generation

Purpose/Overview: When CNN and FOX News asked Vicki Courtney to discuss child safety and the Internet on-air, the best-selling author who is popular among both teenagers and parents knew this urgent issue had to become the core topic of her next book. Gone are the days when kids were safe just as long as they were at home and under your nose. Today’s children can access the world from a growing number of portable gadgets and depending on what they do with this ability, could potentially invite a world of danger into their lives. Logged On and Tuned Out is a timely wake-up call to low-tech (tuned out) parents whose high-tech (logged on) kids use modern computer and cell phone technology like second nature. In simple language, moms and dads overwhelmed by today’s digital world will learn the imperative basics and checkpoints of instant messaging, text messaging, social networking websites, (Instagram, Facebook), chat rooms and photo and video uploading. This six-week study will even direct you to a website where parents can download online safety contracts, get updated information about safety filters and more.




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Textbook: Logged On and Tuned Out: A Non Techie's Guide to Parenting a Tech-Savvy Generation by Vicki Courtney

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The Ministry Center
Rm 231
4/9 - 5/14 Sa 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM $15.00

MARRIAGE FROM A-Z - For Single Women Only
This six-week study will give you Godly Principles for a successful marriage. The writer's vulnerability about the challenges in her marriage, blended with biblical, truth will engage you and enable you to be prepared. Unless otherwise specified in the course description, this session is for women 18 years old and over.


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Textbook: Marriage From A - Z by Carolyn Tatem

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The Worship Center
Rm 1201
3/9 - 4/20 We 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM $15.00

PEACE MAKING WOMEN - Biblical Hope for Resolving Conflict

Purpose/Overview: Women have a strong desire for relational connections. Relationships between women can be especially enriching, but when conflict arises, they also can be especially damaging. Too many women approach conflict as if they were unbelievers with gossip, spiteful actions, bitterness and even hatred. In Peacemaking Women, the authors offer a meaningful, lasting message to lead women out of conflict to a state of peace where they can live as representatives of Christ to one another as well as unbelievers. With advice that is firmly rooted in Scripture, this six-week study we will bring sound and practical help for women who want to know what the Bible says about conflict resolution and how to achieve peace in their relationships with God, self and others.




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Textbook: Peace Making Women - Biblical Hope for Resolving Conflict by Tara Barthel and Judy Dabler

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The Ministry Center
Rm 233
3/8 - 4/19 Tu 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM $15.00

RAISING KINGDOM KIDS

Purpose/Overview: “Raising Kingdom Kids” equips parents to raise their children with a kingdom perspective and also offers practical how-to advice on providing spiritual training as instructed in Scripture. We will begin with an overarching look at the need for kingdom parenting, our roles and responsibilities in raising God-following children and how to prepare children to take on the assignments God has for their lives. There will be examples and illustrations to help parents understand and provide specific training for kids in the power of prayer, wisdom, loving God’s Word, getting through trials, controlling their tongues, developing patience, the surrender of service, and much more. This eight-week study for every dad and mom who wants to fulfill the parenting role God has given them — not just in raising healthy kids intellectually, physically, and socially, but in contributing to their child’s relationship with God and alignment under His plan.




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Textbook: Raising Kingdom Kids by Dr. Tony Evans

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The Worship Center
Rm 2010
3/3 - 4/21 Th 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM $15.00

SPIRITUAL BOOT CAMP - DISCIPLINES OF A GODLY WOMAN

The Godliness Workout! The apostle Paul links the idea of necessary training or discipline with the spiritual life. 1 Timothy 4:7 says “Train yourself to be godly.” The word “train” is derived from the ancient Greek, which gives us the English word “gymnasium.” Paul is saying “Gymnasticize yourself for the purpose of godliness.”   Meet us at the gym for this ten-week study, a powerful workout to get you in shape spiritually. "This course has open enrollment that will allow women to attend any of the sessions throughout the entire semester."




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Textbook: Disciplines of a Godly Women by Barbara Hughes

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The Worship Center
Rm 2009 10
3/2 - 5/4 We 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM $15.00

THE BEAUTY OF BROKEN - My Story and Likely Yours

Purpose/Overview: The family is an imperfect institution. Broken people become broken parents who make broken families. But actually, broken is normal and exactly where God wants us. In The Beauty of Broken, Elisa Morgan – one of today’s most respected female Christian leaders – shares her very personal story of brokenness for the first time! Over the years, Elisa’s family struggled privately with issues many parents must face, including alcoholism and drug addiction, infertility and adoption, teen pregnancy and abortion, divorce, homosexuality and death. Each story layers onto the next to reveal the brokenness that comes into our lives without invitation. “We’ve bought into the myth of the perfect family,” says Elisa. “Formulaic promises about the family may have originated in well-meaning intentions, but such thinking isn’t realistic. It’s not helpful. It’s not even kind.” Instead she offers hope in the form of “broken family values” that allow parents to grow and thrive with God. Values such as commitment, humility, relinquishment and respect carry us to new places of understanding. Owning our brokenness shapes us into God’s best idea for us and enables us to discover the beauty in ourselves and each member of our family. Join us for this seven-week study to help you find beauty and hope by facing and dealing with the messiness of family life.




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Textbook: The Beauty of Broken - My Story and Likely Yours by Elisa Morgan

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The Worship Center
Rm 2109 10
3/16 - 5/4 We 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM $15.00

THE HOME EXPERIENCE
This is a ten-week intensive study designed to train, disciple and encourage women that their homes are a sanctuary of love and a haven of peace and where ministry takes place. This study is for married or single women and intended to draw the women's heart back towards home. Unless otherwise specified in the course description, this session is for women 18 years old and over.


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Textbook: The Home Experience by Devi Titus and Marilyn Weir

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The Worship Center
Rm 1305
3/12 - 5/21 Sa 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM $15.00

THE MIND CONNECTION: How the Thoughts You Choose Affect Your Mood, Behavior and Decisions You Make!

Purpose/Overview: Thoughts can seem random and meaningless, but they impact your life every day. It's all connected! What you think affects your words, attitude, decisions and emotions, as well as influences how you relate to yourself, other people and to God. If you enjoyed “Battlefield of the Mind,” you will want to explore how to improve the quality of your thoughts and your life in this study. Through practical advice and Scriptural insights, this seven-week study will help you learn to think with purpose, gain greater confidence and claim the fulfilling life you were meant to lead.




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Textbook: The Mind Connection by Joyce Meyer

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The Ministry Center
Rm 107
4/7 - 5/19 Th 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM $15.00

THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO MEN'S & WOMEN'S HEALTH & WELLNESS

Purpose/Overview: In this seven-week journey to The Ultimate Guide to Men’s & Women’s Health and Wellness, you'll learn about all available options – natural alternatives, mind-body techniques, eating healthy and physical activity. This advice is targeted for men and women of any age. Start with simple, step-by-step plans for getting more exercise and re-energizing your life, reaching and maintaining your ideal weight, achieving emotional balance, enjoying a healthy life and lifestyle and reversing premature signs of aging. You'll also find: A guide to vitamin, mineral and nutrition needs; an at-a-glance guide to using popular herbal remedies wisely; master plans for controlling major health conditions and self-care checklists to prevent illness or detect problems at their earliest, most treatable stages. 

In this blend of advice from resident experts and real men and women, you'll find inspiring stories and motivation to help you make your personal health a priority.




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The Worship Center
Rm 2105 06
4/7 - 5/26 Th 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM $15.00