Begins the Week of Sept. 27

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

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  • Costs

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

    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.

  • Alpha

    Alpha is a place to meet new people and have honest, judgment-free conversations about faith. It’s for anyone wondering how life and faith fit together or wanting to have a more vibrant relationship with God. Each week includes a time to connect, a short film on a question about faith, and a chance to share your point of view. It’s for anyone anywhere in their faith journey. Why not join the conversation and see where it goes? Feel free to bring a friend!

    FACILITATOR:  Lois Mellon & Christina Duchev
    HOMEWORK: none
    LEVEL: Beginner
    No Book Needed

  • Fierce Women of the Bible Who Changed the World

    by Jennifer Cowart

    The word fierce is trendy. It is used to describe women who are extreme athletes, high-level executives, or influencers. Women at the top of their game. But what about the rest of us? Can we be fierce? Absolutely! In fact, women like us have been changing the world for thousands of years—many who received little fanfare yet lived fiercely anyway. In this study we will look at lesser-known female characters in the Bible and the ways they changed the world by living into God’s calling.  As we explore their lives, we will discover how we too can live into our callings, honor the Lord, and even change the world through our courage, faithfulness, and obedience.  

    TEACHER:  Jamie Plasterer
    HOMEWORK: 1-2 hrs/wk
    LEVEL: All
    BOOK:  Fierce Women of the Bible Who Changed the Word, Participant’s Workbook
    BOOK PURCHASE LINK: Amazon, Christian Book

  • The Gospel on the Ground, The Grit & Glory of the Early Church in Acts

    by Kristi McLelland

    Come along with biblical culturalist Kristi McLelland as she unpacks the life of the early church in the book of Acts and shows us that the kingdom of God is always on the move, always looking outward to bring meaning and joy to a world searching for true fulfillment and hope. Explore the call of Jesus to His disciples then and to us today. See how God’s Word can sustain us even in the most difficult of times and embrace the transformative grace we experience as children of God in His kingdom of celebration. 

    FACILITATORS: Nancy Makowski & Jaime Witmer
    HOMEWORK: 1-2 hrs/week
    LEVEL: All
    BOOK:  The Gospel on the Ground, Bible Study Book
    BOOK PURCHASE LINK: Amazon, Christian Book, Lifeway

  • Lord, I Need Grace to Make it Today: A Devotional Study on God’s Power for Daily Living

    By Kay Arthur
    There are times when we wonder if we’ll make it in life – and if it’s worth even trying.  Feelings of unworthiness and guilt over past sins, trials, times of spiritual weakness and inadequacy – the burdens seem overwhelming.  Don’t give up! God’s grace is available freely and lavishly for all who would take it. If you long for the covering of God’s grace, this class will guide you through the Word of God to discover how to appropriate God’s grace for every situation and every emotion you face.  

    NOTE: This is a 10- week class and will meet the additional weeks of Oct. 18 and Nov. 22. 

    TEACHERS: Terry Nesbitt & Kathy Jo Sassaman

    HOMEWORK: 1 ½ – 2 ½  hrs/wk
    LEVEL: All – a great introduction to inductive study for beginners but also well-suited for seasoned students 
    BOOK: Lord, I Need Grace to Make it Today: A Devotional Study on God’s Power for Daily Living

    BOOK PURCHASE LINKS: Amazon, Christian Book, Lifeway

  • Romans 1-7 For You

    By Dr. Timothy Keller
    The book of Romans completely changed the church, and it has the power to change you!  We’ll study the first 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.

    TEACHERS: Melinda Bear
    HOMEWORK: 3 hrs/wk
    LEVEL: Intermediate 
    BOOK: Romans 1-7 For You

    BOOK PURCHASE LINKS: Amazon, Christian Book

  • The Soul of Shame

    By Dr. Curt Thompson
    God’s Word teaches us that for the joy that was set before Him, Jesus despised the shame of the cross (Hebrews 12:2). As followers of Christ we must learn to respond to shame like Jesus did, in ways that lead to spiritual maturity, better relationships and creative freedom. Dr. Curt Thompson is a Christian psychiatrist who knows the power of shame to harm and the power of grace to heal. Attend this bible study for lively discussion, hands on exercises and multiple opportunities for vulnerability as together we learn to heal shame and find our true joy in Jesus. 

    TEACHERS: Kim Winters
    HOMEWORK: 1 hr/wk
    LEVEL: All
    BOOK: The Soul of Shame, Retelling the Stories We Believe About Ourselves

    BOOK PURCHASE LINKS: Amazon, Christian Book

Tuesday Evening @ 6:30 p.m.

  • Ezekiel, Part 1 (PUP): Zoom Only

    By Precept Ministries
    God appointed Ezekiel as a watchman to warn his people of coming judgment. Seeing visions and performing signs, he called individuals to turn from wickedness to righteousness because God takes no pleasure in the death of the wicked. How does this message of Ezekiel apply to you? Are you grieved about the sin everywhere you look? Do you long for justice? 

    TEACHERS:  Tina Dunlap & Melody Dietz
    HOMEWORK: 5+ hrs/wk
    LEVEL: Advanced
    BOOK:  Ezekiel Part 1- Then You Will Know That I Am The LORD Precept Upon Precept Workbook (ESV or NASB)
    BOOK PURCHASE LINKS: Precept Ministries

    BRING: 3-ring binder & colored pencils 

    NOTE: This class will be offered via Zoom only 

  • God of Freedom

    By Jen Wilkin
     “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt” – Exodus 20:2 

     Every book of the Bible tells us what is true about God.  In Exodus we see Him as our strong Deliverer who sets us free from sin and death to worship Him through obedience.  Come join us for this 10-session study of Exodus 19-40, as we journey through the story of how God shepherds His newly-liberated children into an understanding of what their freedom means.  We will revisit familiar scenes with a fresh perspective as we learn to trace the promise of Christ throughout and ask what these stories teach God’s children today about how to live as those set free.  Discover how the God who created you and made a covenant with you will deliver you from death to life, for His name and renown.

    NOTE: God of Deliverance, A Study of Exodus 1-18 is NOT a prerequisite for taking this class. 
    FACILITATORS:  Cyndi Alioth & Alicia Ewer 
    HOMEWORK: 1-2 hrs/week 
    LEVEL: All 
    BOOK:  God of Freedom: A Study of Exodus 19-40 
    BOOK PURCHASE LINKS:  Lifeway, Amazon, Christianbook

  • Romans 1-7 For You

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

    TEACHER: Melinda Bear
    HOMEWORK: 3 hrs/wk
    LEVEL: Intermediate
    BOOK: Romans 1-7 For You
    BOOK PURCHASE LINK: Amazon, Christian Book 

     

Wednesday Evening @ 6:30 p.m.

  • Never Alone (West Shore Moms)

    By Jeannie Cunnion 

    Do you ever feel alone in your parenting? God is with you and has sent the Spirit, our helper & advocate to guide you every step of the way. Join us for this 7-session study as you learn what the Holy Spirit’s role in your faith means, how to grow in the knowledge of the Spirit, and ultimately how to parent in His power.   

    TEACHERS: Karolena Lehman & Becky Stuckey
    HOMEWORK: 1-2 hrs/week
    LEVEL: Beginner
    BOOK: Never Alone: Parenting in the Power of the Holy Spirit by Jeannie Cunion
    BOOK PURCHASE LINKS:  Lifeway, Amazon, Christianbook
    DATES: September 28, October 5, 12, 19, 26, November 2, 9, & 16 

  • On Our Knees: Praying for Our Adult Children (West Shore Moms)

    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 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 MondayHOMEWORK: 1-2 hrs/weekPARTICIPANTS: Moms/Grandparents of Adult Children (Age 18+)BOOK: Praying the Scriptures for Your Adult Children: Trusting God with the Ones You Love, by Jodie BerndtBOOK PURCHASE LINKS: AmazonChristianbookDATES: September 28, October 5, 12, 19, 26, November 2, 9, & 16

Sunday Evening @ 6:30 p.m.

  • Helping Our Youth Choose Christ (West Shore Moms)

    Our current culture confronts our youth with an avalanche of questions that mock and are hostile to faith in Christ.  In seeking answers, youth often report how few people in the church welcome their questions, or how those who do, couldn’t give satisfactory answers. In this class, we’ll look at the barriers to faith our youth are facing as well as strategies and resources to help you address your youth’s challenging questions and doubts.  By empowering you with this information, you may also discover answers to tough questions you have been seeking. 

    TEACHERS: Cindy Parker & Rosette Conkle
    HOMEWORK: 1-2 hrs/week
    LEVEL: Beginner-Intermediate
    BOOK: So the Next Generation Will Know (Participant Guide) by Sean McDowell & J. Warner Wallace
    BOOK PURCHASE LINKS:   Amazon, Christianbook
    DATES: Sept. 25, Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Nov. 6, 13 (guest teachers: David Gray and Dale Bluman) Dec. 4

  • Social Sanity in an Insta World

    By The Gospel Coalition 

    Social media can be both a delight and a disaster for women who want to love God and love their neighbor well. This industry has grown so fast that it’s been hard to figure out how to handle it wisely.  Surveys show Americans spend more than two hours a day scrolling, posting, and liking.  This study aims to help Christian women navigate the online world with grace and discernment and help us explore social media’s potential and pitfalls—along with the biblical principles we need to honor the Lord online.  

    TEACHERS: Emily Hansen & Molly Miner
    HOMEWORK: 45 min/week
    LEVEL: All
    BOOK: Social Sanity in an Insta World
    BOOK PURCHASE LINKS:   Amazon, The Gospel Coalition
    DATES: Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Nov. 6, 20