Women's Focus Studies



5 CONVERSATIONS YOU MUST HAVE WITH YOUR DAUGHTER
Purpose/Overview: From the cradle to college, tell your daughters the truth about life before they believe the culture’s lies. For mothers with girls newborn to 18, Five Conversations You Must Have with Your Daughter is simply a 7-week study must! Youth culture author, Vicki Courtney, will help moms pinpoint and prepare the discussions that should be ongoing in our daughters' formative years. To fully address the dynamic social and spiritual issues and influences at hand, several sessions will address each of the conversations.  We will also cover invaluable tips on having these conversations across the various stages of development: five and under, six to 11, 12 and up.



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Textbook: 5 Conversations You Must Have With Your Daughter by Vicki Courtney

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The Ministry Center
Rm 104
9/15 - 10/27 Th 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM $25.00

BAD GIRLS OF THE BIBLE - And What We Can Learn from Them

Purpose/Overview: Let us take a look at the “vamps and tramps” of the Bible, searching for the lessons these wicked women have to teach. The author retells these biblical stories with rollicking humor and deep insight as she shares about the nature of sin and goodness. Ten of the Bible’s best-known femme fatale’s parade across the pages of Bad Girls of the Bible with situations that sound oh-so-familiar. Eve had food issues; Potiphar’s Wife and Delilah had man trouble; Lot’s Wife and Michal couldn’t let go of the past; Sapphira couldn’t let go of money; and Jezebel couldn’t let go of anything. Yet the Woman at the Well had her thirst quenched at last, while Rahab and the Sinful Woman left their sordid histories behind. Join us in this seven-week focus study and let these Bad Girls show you why studying the Bible has never been more fun!




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Textbook: Bad Girls of the Bible -  And What We Can Learn from Them by Liz Curtis Higgs 

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The Ministry Center
Rm 106
9/14 - 10/26 We 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM $25.00

EVERY WOMEN'S BATTLE - Guarding Your Mind, Heart, Body in a Sex-Saturated World
Purpose/Overview: Guys aren't the only ones fighting a battle for purity. The world we live in promotes sex as the answer to just about everything. The pressure to go along with the crowd is greater than ever before. It's easy to compromise in little ways that are a lot more harmful than they seem. You and your friends may become caught up in destructive relationships or sexual activities without even knowing how you got there. You just want to be normal – to fit in, to be liked, to look attractive to the opposite sex. But are you paying too high a price? This 10-week focus study can help you learn how the sexual battle begins in your heart and mind, understand your hunger for attention from guys, recognize and avoid the potential pitfalls awaiting young women on the journey toward adulthood and possibly marriage, find out how the media, novels, fashion, internet chat rooms and body and beauty obsessions influence your sexual choices – and what you can do about it, guard your mind, heart and body against sexual and emotional compromise, and develop a deeper, more satisfying level of intimacy with God. Whether you have so far protected yourself emotionally and sexually, feel that you've been robbed of your purity, or have given in to temptation in some way, this study can help you achieve or reclaim sexual integrity. It can also guide you through the temptations and pressures of young adulthood while demonstrating how you can live your life to the fullest – without regrets. 



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Textbook: Every Young Women's Battle by Stephen Artuburn

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The Worship Center
Rm 2112
9/12 - 11/21 Mo 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM $25.00

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
Conf Rm 3
9/10 - 11/5 Sa 08:00 AM - 10:00 AM $25.00

FOCUSED LIVING - 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
9/22 - 11/3 Th 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM $25.00

GOD WANTS YOU WELL
Purpose/Overview: Health is something everyone wants. Billions of dollars are spent each year trying to retain or restore health. It is a basic desire of all mankind. Anyone who likes sickness must be mentally sick! Yet, religion has told us that God is the one who wants us sick. It even tries to make us believe that sickness is a blessing. That's just not true. God wants you well. If it is God's will to heal everyone, then why isn't everyone healed? It's not because of God. And it's not just because we don't have enough faith. We do have the faith to be healed. Jesus said the problem is our unbelief – unbelief cancels out faith. Instead of trying to get more faith, we just need a pure faith that isn't negated by unbelief. Join us for this 7-week study as we explore the Scriptures together. 



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Textbook: God Wants You Well by Andrew Wommack

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The Ministry Center
Rm 107
9/10 - 11/5 Sa 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM $25.00

MOVE ON! When Mercy Meets Your Mess
Purpose/Overview: Life is often messy. God makes provision to help us move beyond our messes. Oftentimes, our first instincts are to hide, deny, ignore, or run. In Move On, the author helps readers come clean with their muddy messes, revealing the deeper issues they must face, including the need for approval, struggles and broken dreams, shame, legalism, idols and Christian snobbery.

It is in the middle of our messes, that mercy shows up and offers us a safe place to process our struggles, imperfections, doubts and fears. This 7-week study shows us once we face our messes, God –  with his sweet mercy – can help us to get real, deal, and truly move on. Then with mercy by our side, we are able to break free and experience the grace and freedom God intends. You can say goodbye to the person you've been pretending to be!



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Textbook: Move One - When Mercy Meets Your Mess by Vicki Courtney

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The Ministry Center
Rm 233
9/22 - 11/17 Th 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM $25.00

SO LONG INSECURITY - You Have Been a Bad Friend To You!
Perhaps one of the biggest issues women face is our own insecurity.  You will learn how to be free from the insecurity trap.  In this seven-week study you will learn how to deal with your innermost fears, rediscover your God-given dignity and develop a whole new perspective – a stronger sense of self. Women of all ages and backgrounds will resonate with this message of security and discover truths that will free us emotionally and spiritually and lead to better lives as we walk with God. 


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Textbook: So Long Insecurity by Beth Moore

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The Worship Center
Rm 1201
9/12 - 10/24 Mo 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM $25.00

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 2005 06
9/7 - 11/16 We 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM $25.00

THE POWER OF A WOMAN'S WORDS
Purpose/Overview: The author of this book believes that women have incredible power in their sphere of influence with the words they speak. Words are one of the most powerful forces in the universe and they can be used for good or evil. When God created our world, He did so with words. He said, "Let there be ..." and it was so. While our words cannot bring into existence things that are not, they do have the power to build courage into a man’s life, instill confidence into a child's heart, fan into flames the dying embers of a friend's smoldering dreams and draw the lost to Christ. This study is 6-weeks and is for every woman who desires to use her words to build up rather than tear down; to encourage rather than discourage; and to cheer rather than jeer. It is for all who desire to have more control over that mighty force called the tongue.



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The Power of a Woman's Words by Sharon Jaynes

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The Ministry Center
Conf Rm 1
9/10 - 10/22 Sa 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM $25.00

WIDOW TO WIDOW - Thoughtful, Practical Ideas for Rebuilding Your Life

Purpose/Overview: Life changes create stress and one of the most intensely stressful events is the death of a spouse. Whether the death is expected due to a long illness, is the result of a sudden illness or accident, no one is ever quite prepared to be the one “left behind.” Coping with this new way of life is difficult and it is important to understand the stages of grief and recovery. Join us for this 6-week focus study as we work through some of the thoughtful and practical ideas together.  




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Textbook: Widow to Widow: Thoughtful, Practical Ideas for Rebuilding Your Life by Genevieve Davis Ginsburg

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TBD
9/14 - 10/26 We 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM $25.00

WORK, LOVE, PRAY - Practical Wisdom for Professional Christian Women
Purpose/Overview: Can a woman feel "called" into the business world? Is it okay to want to pursue family, faith and work? Women comprise more than half of the U.S. workforce. They're climbing the ranks faster and in greater numbers. But at what price? And how can women business leaders keep their lives in balance? If you've ever asked those questions, meet the network you've been longing for: mentors, sisters and like-minded peers to help you follow your calling and better realize your most important relationships. This 6-week focus study is perfect for individuals or group study of Work, Love, Pray. With Scripture references, study questions and prayer prompts, you can dig deeper into topics and issues addressed in Work, Love, Pray.


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Textbook: Work, Love, Pray: Practical Wisdom for Young Professional Christian Women by Diane Paddison

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TBD
9/24 - 11/19 Sa 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM $25.00

YOU'LL GET THROUGH THIS - Hope and Help for Your Turbulent Times
Purpose/Overview: You fear you won't make it through. We all do. We fear that the depression will never lift, the yelling will never stop and the pain will never leave. In the pits, surrounded by steep walls and aching reminders, we wonder, “Will this gray sky ever brighten? Does the load ever lighten?” In You'll Get Through This, a 7-week focus study, you will get sweet assurance. Deliverance is to the Bible what jazz music is to Mardi Gras: bold, brassy and everywhere. This study will remind students that God doesn't promise that getting through trials will be quick or painless. It wasn't for Joseph – tossed in a pit by his brothers, sold into slavery, wrongfully imprisoned, forgotten and dismissed – but his Old Testament story is in the Bible for this reason: to teach us to trust God to trump evil. What Satan intends for evil, God redeems for good.  



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Textbook: You'll Get Through This by Max Lucado

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The Worship Center
Rm 2109 10
9/22 - 11/17 Th 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM $25.00