Women’s Bible Study

Yes, LORD, walking in the way of your laws,
we wait for you; your name and renown
are the desire of our hearts.
Isaiah 26:8

 

Our Women’s Bible Study group at First Baptist Church began in the summer of 1998 with six ladies. Since that first meeting, we have offered 164 different Bible studies. We have also read 67 books over the last nineteen years in our summer reading club. During the last twenty-five years, more than 300 women have participated in at least one of our studies or reading clubs. We hope that you will plan to join us this year!

 
 
Summer Bible Study
Encountering God
Cultivating Habits of Faith through the Spiritual Disciplines
Kelly Minter
Mondays, 6:30 PM
June 10, 24; July 8, 15, 29; August 5, 12
Hybrid Format: Meeting in the Conference Room @ FBC and on ZOOM
 
Cost: $17
Workbook 
 

Spiritual disciplines are essential to a more vibrant spiritual life and knowing God more intimately.

Join Kelly Minter in this 7-session Bible study as she unpacks the biblical foundation for these sacred habits along with approachable ways to practice disciplines like prayer, study, worship, rest, simplicity, generosity, celebration, and many more. Instead of being just one more thing on your to-do list, you’ll find that these habits of faith can actually create more margin in your life—providing peace and rest as you walk closer with Jesus.

 
Cost: $17 for the book – FBC will be purchasing the videos for group use.
(locals, we’ll do a group order – distance learners may order directly from LifeWay)
 

Local Participants: Sign up at the Welcome Center or by calling the church office [270-422-3355]. We will place an order for books on June 3.

Remote/Distance Participants: You may purchase your book here and send an email toRoxanne Nanney to be added to the contact list for ZOOM access.
 
Summer Reading Club
How it works:
  • Read the Book
  • Look for a “yippee” – something encouraging –
       and an “oh me” – something challenging/ convicting.
  • Attend the discussion at the end of the month.
June
From Garden to Glory
How Understanding God’s Story Changes Yours
Courtney Doctor
 

Many of us read the Bible without realizing that it is one story from beginning to end—a story about God’s great mission to redeem all things. From Genesis to Revelation, we see God’s heart in his redemptive plan for humanity—and how earnestly he desires for us to be a part of it!

From Garden to Glory invites you to experience the Bible as the beautiful story of God’s astounding love for you. In Courtney Doctor’s overview that spans from Eden to eternity, you will

  • Grow in your appreciation for how all the parts of the Bible fit together brilliantly as a unified whole
  • Understand your value, significance, and purpose to God on a more
        profound level
  • Be encouraged to live in hopeful anticipation for the story’s epic finale—
        when heaven and earth are renewed in glory and we’re in God’s presence

This engaging journey through God’s grand story of Scripture will deepen your gratitude and awe as you discover how the God of the Bible has stopped at nothing to bring you back to him!

Discussion: Thursday, June 27, 7:00 PM
Conference Room at First Baptist Church and ZOOM
 
Local participants may place an order for a book by signing up at the Welcome Center ($15).
Distance participants may purchase a book from your favorite book seller.
 
July
Finding the Right Hills to Die On
The Case for Theological Triage
Gavin Ortlund 


In theology, just as in battle, some hills are worth dying on and others are not. But how do we know which ones? When should doctrine divide, and when should unity prevail? Just as a medic on a battlefield treats the severely wounded first and then moves on to the less serious injuries, we must prioritize doctrine in order of importance.

Pastor Gavin Ortlund implores us to cultivate humility as we prioritize doctrine into four ranks—essential, urgent, important, and unimportant—so that we will be as effective as possible at advancing the gospel in our time.
 
Discussion: Saturday, July 27, 10:00 AM
Brunch at the home of Roxanne Nanney and ZOOM
 

 

Local participants may place an order for a book by signing up at the Welcome Center ($13.50).
Distance participants may purchase a book from your favorite book seller.
 
August
Beautifully Distinct
Conversations with Friends about Faith, Life and Culture
Edited by Trillia Newbell 
 

How should we listen to, and think in a gospel way about, the ordinary things we come across in modern life? Things we watch, read, eat, and do. There are so many voices saying so many different things that the temptations are to either disengage completely, or find ourselves being influenced more and more by the world.

In this book, godly, clear-thinking women talk about a range of areas of life and culture. They help us to be thoughtful about films, books, and the media; set out biblical principles for approaching topics such as body image and racism; and encourage us to shape the world around us for Christ becoming beautifully distinct.

Natasha Sistrunk Robinson, Lilly Park, Catherine Parks, Alissa Wilkinson, Lindsay Nicolet, Jen Wilkin, Jackie Hill-Perry, Dannah Gresh, Jenny Yang, Courtney Reissig, Karen Swallow Prior, Erin Davis, Chelsea Sobolik, Kelly Needham

 
Discussion: Tuesday, August 27, 7:00 PM
Conference Room at First Baptist Church and ZOOM
 
Local participants may place an order for a book by signing up at the Welcome Center ($15).
Distance participants may purchase a book from your favorite book seller.