Bible Studies

Tuesday Mornings @ 9 a.m.
Tuesday & Wednesday Evenings @ 6:30 p.m.
Sunday Evenings @ 5:30 p.m.

 $15 for all classes ($5 for Zoom Only for Precept Class) + Book 

Register for a Bible Study

 

Book Clubs

Tuesday, Wednesday & Sunday
Various Times

Connect, reflect and discuss with our peers what you’ve read throughout the week.  Each club will meet for five consecutive weeks.

Register for a Book Club

 

  • Donate to the Women's Ministry Fund

    We value all generations seated together around the table at our Bible Studies!  However, childcare costs and fees can often deter moms and women from attending.  Personally, when my boys were little – living on a single teacher’s income – I couldn’t afford to come to WBS, but someone paid my way for me by covering my childcare costs.  If you wish to donate to help young moms and women who might not be able to afford WBS, please provide your donation by visiting HERE and selecting the “Women’s Ministry Fund.”

  • Childcare Information

    • Available Tuesday mornings for ages 6 mo. – kindergarten.  
    • FEES (childcare + reg):
      • 1 child – $25 ($40)
      • 2 children – $35 ($50) 
      • 3 or more children – $45 ($60) 

Tuesday Morning @ 9 a.m.

  • Abide

    How can we stand firm in the assurance of our faith?  How can we discern the truth from a lie?  How can we know God loves us?  The early church faced division, deception and the challenge to hold fast to what they knew and to live like they believed it.  Does that sound familiar?  As we study the epistles – 1, 2, 3 John – his words will encourage us to recall the great salvation we have access to and to abide in the truth.  In this video study by Jen Wilkin, you will learn to discern truth and remain steadfast in your faith.  We are called to be women who are lights in the darkness, who live in a way that promotes growth and righteousness in ourselves and others.  Come and experience what it means for God’s truth to abide in us as we abide in Him! 

    FACILITATOR:  Lois Mellon & Christina Duchev
    HOMEWORK: 1 – 2 hrs/wk
    LEVEL: All
    BOOK: Abide, A Study of 1, 2 & 3 John By Jen Wilkin 
    BOOK PURCHASE LINK: Lifeway, Amazon, Christianbook
    NOTE: This is a 10-week course and will end April 25

  • Finding I Am

    by Lysa TerKeurst
    Join Lysa TerKeurst on the streets of Israel in this video series about the times in the Bible when Jesus said, “I am the bread of life.  I am the good shepherd” and more.  You will learn to stop living like a slave to circumstances by training your heart to embrace the freedom Christ gives.  Gain a better understanding of how Jesus’ words from 2000 years ago are still words that help ground us today and applicable to our lives.  This is a great class for both those who are learning more about who Jesus is and for those who have followed Jesus for decades. 

    TEACHER:  Jamie Plasterer
    HOMEWORK: 1 – 1.5 hrs/wk
    LEVEL: All
    BOOK:  Finding I Am, How Jesus Fully Satisfies the Cry of Your Heart 
    BOOK PURCHASE LINK: Lifeway, Amazon, Christianbook

  • Isaiah, Striving Less and Trusting God More

    by Melissa Spoelstra

    Isaiah served as God’s mouthpiece to the nation of Judah but also to the surrounding nations. His message echoes into our lives today as we read his call to rely on the Lord. As you study the chapters Isaiah wrote–from his challenging words to the nation of Israel to his prophecies of the Messiah to come–learn to rest in God’s promises and grow in trust. Unpacking Isaiah’s words will reveal that you can trust God more than your own human effort or the counterfeits the world suggests. You won’t be striving harder, but instead trusting more deeply the Faithful One who is so worthy of our utter dependence. In Him you’ll find the comfort and peace you need to sustain you. 

    FACILITATORS: Nancy Makowski & Jaime Witmer
    HOMEWORK: 1 – 2 hrs/wk
    LEVEL: All
    BOOK: Isaiah, Striving Less and Trusting God More
    BOOK PURCHASE LINK: Lifeway, Amazon, Christianbook

  • The Prayer Course

    The Prayer Course is designed to equip and inspire you to go deeper in prayer, as an individual and as part of a community.  Using a mixture of video content, small group conversation and practical prayer activities, this course will help you grow in your relationship with God. 

    TEACHER: Tracy Stezin
    HOMEWORK: 2 – 3 hrs/wk
    LEVEL: All 
    BOOK: How to Pray, A Simple Guide for Normal People: by Pete Greig
    BOOK PURCHASE LINKS: AmazonChristianbook

  • Romans, Part 2 (Chpts. 8-16)

    The book of Romans completely changed the church, and it has the power to change you!  We’ll study the second half of Romans, diving into a deeper understanding of God’s righteousness and sovereignty, salvation, and living the Christian faith and showing how it transforms our hearts and lives today. 

    You may join even if you did not take Romans Part 1, Chapters 1-7 in the fall.  If you desire to catch up, we used the book Romans 1 -7 For You by Dr. Timothy Keller.

    NOTE: This class will go until April 25.
    TEACHERS: Melinda Bear
    HOMEWORK: 3 hrs/wk
    LEVEL: Intermediate 
    BOOK: Romans 8-16 For You by Dr. Timothy Keller
    BOOK PURCHASE LINKS: Amazon, Christianbook, The Gospel Coalition

Tuesday Evening @ 6:30 p.m.

  • Ezekiel, Part 2 (PUP): Zoom Only
    When My Sanctuary is in Their Midst Forever

    Join us as we study how God will redeem Israel after their 70 years in exile!  The watchman speaks hope from the Lord.  God will seek the lost, bring back the scattered, bind up the broken and strengthen the sick.  He will set over them a Shepherd and He will feed them Himself.  They will know that He is the LORD and they are His people!

    TEACHERS:  Tina Dunlap & Melody Dietz
    HOMEWORK: 5+ hrs/wk 
    LEVEL: Advanced
    BOOK: Ezekial, Part 2 NASB or ESV PUP Workbook
    SUPPLIES NEEDED: Colored pencils or pens, 3-ring binder
    BOOK PURCHASE LINKS: Precept Ministries
    NOTE: This class will be offered via Zoom only 

  • Finding I Am

    by Lysa TerKeurst

    Join Lysa TerKeurst on the streets of Israel in this video series about the times in the Bible when Jesus said, “I am the bread of life.  I am the good shepherd” and more.  You will learn to stop living like a slave to circumstances by training your heart to embrace the freedom Christ gives.  Gain a better understanding of how Jesus’ words from 2000 years ago are still words that help ground us today and applicable to our lives.  This is a great class for both those who are learning more about who Jesus is and for those who have followed Jesus for decades. 

    TEACHERS: Kathy Jo Sassaman
    HOMEWORK: 1 – 1.5 hrs/wk
    LEVEL: All
    BOOK: Finding I Am, How Jesus Fully Satisfies the Cry of Your Heart
    BOOK PURCHASE LINK:Lifeway, Amazon, Christianbook 

  • Romans, Part 2 (Chpts. 8-16)

    The book of Romans completely changed the church, and it has the power to change you!  We’ll study the second half of Romans, diving into a deeper understanding of God’s righteousness and sovereignty, salvation, and living the Christian faith and showing how it transforms our hearts and lives today. 

    You may join even if you did not take Romans Part 1, Chapters 1-7 in the fall.  If you desire to catch up, we used the book Romans 1-7 For You by Dr. Timothy Keller.  

    TEACHER:  Melinda Bear
    HOMEWORK: 3 hrs/wk
    LEVEL: Intermediate
    BOOK:  Romans 8-16 For You by Dr. Timothy Keller
    BOOK PURCHASE LINK: Amazon, Christianbook, The Gospel Coalition
    NOTE: This class will go until April 25th.

Wednesday Evening @ 6:30 p.m.

  • On Our Knees: Praying for Our Adult Children

    As parents or grandparents of adult children we may ask, What does it look like to love our kids well, even when we don’t love the choices they make? How can we pray God’s best for the ones who leave our homes, but never our hearts? Together, we will connect, thrive, and be equipped as prayer warriors! As we pray/read through this book our minds will be informed and our prayers will be transformed. Ladies, let’s “slip our hands into Gods” as we express our heart’s deepest longing, and chapter by chapter be equipped with tools to pray Word-filled, character shaping, life-transforming prayers finding peace as we parent on our knees in prayer. 

    TEACHER: Billiejo Monday 
    HOMEWORK:1 – 2 hrs/wk 
    PARTICIPANTS:Moms/Grandparents of Adult Children (Age 18+) 
    BOOK:Praying the Scriptures for Your Adult Children: Trusting God with the Ones You Love by Jodie Berndt 
    BOOK PURCHASE LINKS:   AmazonChristianbook 
    DATES: Feb. 22, March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; April 5, 12 

Sunday Evening @ 5:30 p.m.

  • Cold-Case Christianity

    “Is the Bible reliable, accurate, or just a collection of fictional stories?”  Maybe a youth in your life, or you personally, is asking this question and doubting the believability of the Bible.  In this class, we will learn from Homicide Detective Wallace, a former atheist, who tested the accuracy and reliability of the New Testament Gospel accounts and came to see that the case for Christianity was as strong as any case he would bring before a judge.  We’ll follow along as he investigates the historical evidence and “questions” the witnesses.  Cold-case Christianity will train you so you can train others, especially the youth in your life, to get at the evidence for Christianity and why it matters.

    TEACHERS:  Cindy Parker & Patty Scott 
    HOMEWORK: 2 – 3 hrs/wk 
    LEVEL: Beginner-Intermediate 
    BOOK:  Cold-Case Christianity Participant’s Guide: A Homicide Detective Investigates the Claims of the Gospels by J. Warner Wallace 
    BOOK PURCHASE LINK:  Amazon, Christianbook 
    DATES:  Feb. 19, 26; March 5, 12, 19, 26; April 2, 16, 23 
    TIME: 5:30-7:00 PM 

BOok Clubs

  • Good Boundaries and Goodbyes, Loving Others Without Losing the Best of Who You Are

    by Lysa TerKeurst 

    Lysa shares the hard-won relationship advice she’s acquired in her own life!  You’ll read about and discuss the five critical points to establishing healthy boundaries and remind yourself that YOU determine how much personal and emotional access someone has to you.  Not only will you process Lysa’s words, but also examine passages from scripture which are sometimes misused to perpetuate destructive interactions and help you say goodbye, if necessary, without guilt. 

    TEACHERS: Shelley Steck, Heather Hutchison, Valerie Keith
    WHEN:  Tuesday Mornings @ 9 a.m.
    WHERE:  WSFC, Coffee Central 
    BOOK PURCHASE LINKS: Amazon, Christianbook 
    CHILDCARE:  Available for a fee upon registration

  • Raising Emotionally Strong Boys

    by David Thomas

    Some say that’s just how boys are—prone to outbursts or sullenness. But what’s behind these and other issues? Drawing from twenty-five years of counseling boys and working with parents, David Thomas sheds light on common emotional struggles, including anger, anxiety, and depression, and shares practical ways you can help your son be: resourceful, aware, resilient, and empathetic.   

    Helpful also for grandparents, teachers, and anyone else who has a boy in their life, this book shows how a strong emotional foundation leads to a Christ-like sense of masculinity that will serve him well his whole life.  

    LEADERS:  Alicia Ewer & Tarice Patton 
    WHEN:  Sunday Nights @ 6 p.m.
    WHERE:  Home address TBD 
    BOOK PURCHASE LINKS: Amazon, Christianbook
    DATES:  Feb. 19, 26; March 12, 26  

  • Raising Worry-Free Girls

    by Sissy Goff

    Raising girls in today’s anxious world is a challenge but you’re not alone!  Are you a mom, spiritual mother, life-group leader or mentor?  Come join other women in reading this practical book by Christian counselor, Sissy Goff.  She will offer various tools to help you and the girls in your life understand how her brain works as well as equip them to fight back against worry and lean into God’s great love. 

    LEADERS:  Emily Hansen & Amanda Thompson
    WHEN:  Monday nights @ 6:30 p.m.
    WHERE:  WSFC, Room 132
    BOOK PURCHASE LINKS: Amazon, Christianbook
    DATES:  Feb. 20, 27; March 13, 20, 27 

  • A Neglected Grace: Family Worship in the Christian Home

    by Jason Helopoulos

    Have you longed to have a family Bible time but haven’t been sure how to start?  Maybe you’ve tried but it just fizzled?  Or maybe it’s a completely new concept to you.  Come join us in reading this practical and encouraging book that will help us understand what a sweet gift family worship can be.  With a warm, pastoral tone, the author will encourage and equip us to implement this practice in our own homes.

    LEADER: Katie Broeg & Hanna DavisWHEN: Feb. 26; March 5, 12, 19, 26. @ 6:30 p.m.WHERE:  WSFC, Chapel