Woman's Bible Studies / Winter 2018

WHAT
Westside Women’s Bible Studies are offered 3 times a year (fall, winter & spring) and exist to equip Westside women in how to study the Word for the works of ministry. 

bible study vs. bible devotional

Our aim is to equip the women of Westside with the tools that they need to make studying the Bible an effective, lifelong pursuit. Our Bible Studies are text based and most require some level of homework and self-study (see 'Level'). We realize that certain seasons of life may make it difficult to participate in studies that require extensive prep time and homework. That is why we also offer Bible Devotionals. Bible Devotionals are based on the author’s best interpretation and understanding of the Scriptures as applied to either a book in the Bible or a biblical topic/theme. We welcome you to start here but encourage you not to stay for too many seasons.

LEVELS

Level 1 // Bible Devotional
This level is great for those who are new to the Bible, who have never done a bible study before or who are particularly interested in the topic being studied. Amount of homework less than 1 hour/week.

Level 2 // Bible Devotional
This level is great for those who would like to begin studying the Scriptures on their own with the directed help of an author to explain what the Scriptures mean. It includes looking up several verses or passages of Scripture each week. Amount of homework is 1-2 hour/week.

Level 3 // Bible Study
This level is great for anyone new to bible study and those who have been doing it for years. The Bible will be the primary focus of your study and you will learn to use commentaries and other resources to supplement your study.  Amount of homework is 2-5 hours/week.

Level 4 // Bible Study
This level is great for those who can commit to more study time throughout the week. You will be excited at how much more you are learning and growing in your understanding of the Scriptures. Amount of homework is 4-5 hours/week.

Level 5 // Bible Study
This level includes an added focus and training on the spiritual disciplines of bible memorization, biblical meditation, and prayer. Amount of homework is 4-6 hours/week.

 

WHO

Westside Women's Bible Studies are open to any women who currently attend Westside church.  If you do not attend Westside and you don’t call yourself a Christian but you are on a spiritual journey, you are also very welcome to join.

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. There is a flat fee of $60 for childcare.

TO REGISTER

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

Deadline for Registration is December 14th.

Note: If you cannot pay online, please call the office to make arrangements.


All bible studies have homework and some memorization. It is required that each participant complete at least 90% of the work. It isn’t about "getting it right”, rather it is about sitting at the feet of Jesus and doing the one thing that is necessary. The more time we spend with Jesus and in the Word, the better we will know Him and love Him. It is exciting to see what the participants learn as the Holy Spirit teaches them each week. When we get together it is expected that you will share some of what the Lord has taught you from your study time, thus doing the homework is a vital part of this study. It is also expected that you will attend each week (except in the case of a vacation, sickness or emergency). 

MONDAY STUDY

Passion Fruit: Spiritual Gifts

Have you ever wondered what spiritual gifts are and why we have them? Join this in-depth study to find out! "Gifts of the Spirit are endowments of grace. Grace upon the grace of salvation. We receive grace and we extend grace. Gifts are part of our currency of receiving and extending.” Norm Funk

The Passionfruit study is 14 lessons. In the fall semester we studied the first 7 lessons which included the foundational Scriptures necessary for a proper understanding of the gifts. We welcome new participants, but if you are new to this study, it is important for you to do some additional homework before the first intensive meeting on January 8. 

Link to Sample Lesson

CLASS DETAILS
Leader: Laura Colley
Dates: Jan 8 & 15th - Intensives on the first 4 lessons for new members
Dates: Jan 22 - March 12th - everyone (No class Feb 12)
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: The Centre
Cost: $20   -   Note: If you attended the Fall 2017 Passionfruit study, when prompted for payment enter the discount code: BOOKINHAND to waive your registration fee.
Number of Participants: 25
Childcare: None
Homework: 6 hours/week
Level of Commitment: Level 5

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TUESDAY STUDIES

DELIGHTING IN GOD'S WORD THROUGH MEMORIZATION, MEDITATION AND PRAYER: PSALMS 1,16,51,139,96

We will take an in-depth look at these five psalms - spending two weeks studying each psalm. This study will be devoted to memorizing our verses, studying, meditating and praying through these verses, thus experiencing how memorization, meditation, and prayer are entwined, and necessary components to “delighting in God’s word.” It is broken down to spending 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week.

Link to Sample Lesson

CLASS DETAILS
Leaders: Kveta Rose & Laura Campa
Dates: January 9 – March 13
Time: 9:45am – 11:30am
Location: The Centre
Cost: $15
Number of Participants: 20
Childcare: 8 spots / childcare is an additional $60 flat (not per child)
Homework: 3 hours/week
Level of Commitment: Level 3

~ Study is Full ~

2 peter - how to be kept from falling precept study

In a day when false teachers are leading countless people astray, to live effectively for Christ we need to know the truth. Learn to live effectively and grow in spiritual discernment.

Link to Sample Lesson

CLASS DETAILS
Leader: Nicole Funk
Dates: January 9 – March 13
Time: 12pm – 2:15pm
Location: Dunbar / UBC (SW Marine & 41st Ave)
Cost: $22
Number of Participants: 15
Childcare: None
Homework: 5 hours/week
Level of Commitment: Level 5

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EPHESIANS: 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: Keri Haywood
Dates: January 9 – March 20
Time: 9:45am – 11:30am
Location: The Centre
Cost: $28
Number of Participants: 14
Childcare: 8 spots / childcare is an additional $60 flat (not per child)
Homework: 6 hours/week
Level of Commitment: Level 5

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THURSDAY STUDIES

no worries: learning to trust our sovereign god

An 8-week inductive study, looks to God’s Word for truth on overcoming worry by trusting in God’s sovereignty. Using the flexible study format of the Sweeter than Chocolate!® series, authors Pam Gillaspie and Jan Silvious guide students across the pages of Scripture discovering God’s truth about standing in the face of worry and fear and focus deeply on Jesus’ “don’t worry” teaching in Matthew 6. Throughout the study, Jan and Pam weave in applications and illustrations from their own worry battles.

Topics include:

  • The Sin We Excuse
  • Choking the Word
  • It Only Works if God is Sovereign
  • Sovereign Over Everything
  • But What about Our Enemy?
  • Presumption
  • God’s Strategies for Worry-Free Living
  • Comforted to Comfort Others

Sample Lesson

CLASS DETAILS
Leader: Allison Unger
Dates: January 11 – March 15
Time: 9:30am – 11:30am
Location: North Vancouver, Lynnmour area.
Cost: $28
Number of Participants: 15
Childcare: 12 spots / childcare is an additional $60 flat (not per child)
Homework: 4-5 hours/week
Level of Commitment: Level 3

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LORD, where are you when bad things happen?

Chaos, tragedies, broken relationships -- how could a God who is all-powerful, all-wise, and all-loving allow these things? In Lord, Where Are You When Bad Things Happen? Kay Arthur will guide you to the answers through the book of Habakkuk, helping you know God, understand Him, and love Him more fully. This daily study will minister to you and help you walk by faith. These are invaluable truths you can share easily with others, individually or in small groups.

Sample Lesson

CLASS DETAILS
Leader: Lianna Olydam
Dates: January 11 – March 15
Time: 9:45am – 11:30am
Location: The Centre 
Cost: $17 / childcare is an additional $60 flat (not per child)
Number of Participants: 15
Childcare: 12 spots
Homework: 2-5 hours/week
Level of Commitment: Level 3

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2 PETER – HOW TO BE KEPT FROM FALLING

In a day when false teachers are leading countless people astray, to live effectively for Christ we need to know the truth. Learn to live effectively and grow in spiritual discernment.

TWO CLASS OPTIONS
You can choose to do this class at two different levels. The In & Out study or the Precept Upon Precept Study. See the info below in terms of their commitment. Both happen at the same time/place.

CLASS DETAILS (FOR BOTH)
Leader: Rebekah Dool
Dates: January 11 – March 15
Time: 9:30am – 11:30am
Location: North Shore (1457 McNair Drive)
Number of Participants: 15
Childcare: 8 spots / childcare is an additional $60 flat (not per child)

2 PETER IN & OUT STUDY
Cost: $18
Homework:
3-4 hours/week
Level of Commitment: Level 4
Sample of the study: Sample

2 PETER PRECEPT UPON PRECEPT STUDY
Cost:
$22
Homework:
5-6 hours/week
Level of Commitment:
Level 5
Sample of the study: Sample

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