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1Can iCan – please donate unexpired canned and non-perishable food.
Apr. 22–May 27, 6:30–8:30 pm
RR Community Center, Rm 100
Discovery Class, June 1 & 8
RR Worship Center. Rm 107

The Pursuit - Women's Bible Studies

Our Women’s Bible studies are called The Pursuit because we are passionate about pursuing more of Him through studying His Word together. Dive deeper into God's Word through our dynamic, in-depth Bible studies. These studies also provide a way for women to authentically and compassionately share in community together.

Our Women’s Bible Studies for Winter/Spring 2014 are listed below.  Each of these studies will first offer a 5-7 week study that begins in January. Then starting at the end of February all of our groups will journey through:  “Re:New – A Community Bible Experience (CBE)”. This will be part of an 8-week church-wide initiative leading up to Easter.

2014 Winter/Spring Women's Bible Studies

Precepts Bible Study - Revelation: Jesus' Message to the Church (Chapters 1-3)
This study also includes the 8-week Community Bible Experience

Started by Kay Arthur, Precept Bible studies are in-depth studies where you take each passage verse by verse and chapter by chapter. Starting in January, we will be journeying through the first three chapters of Revelation. These chapters contain God's messages to the seven churches of Asia. See how His messages recorded by John so long ago still speak to the church today. Join this smaller Bible study (maximum of 25 women) to dig deeper into the Bible together. 

Mondays • 6:15-8:30 pm

Rockrimmon Community Center, Rm 117/118 (no childcare)
Leader:  Jane Kerr - 719.599.0899
Cost for materials:  $25 (scholarships available)

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The following Bible studies are larger groups (between 75-150 women) with opportunity to break into smaller groups to discuss homework and share prayer requests:

Sacred Secrets - A Living Proof Live Experience - by Beth Moore (6 weeks)
Followed by the 8-week Community Bible Experience

The world is obsessed with telling secrets for the sake of sensationalism. But not all hidden things are poisonous and dark. Some secrets are forgiven, some are covered, and some are kept between you and God. Join Beth Moore as she explores the power of secrets in our lives. Find out what happens when we let God teach us "wisdom in the secret heart" (Psalm 51:6, ESV).

Sacred Secrets is offered at two different times:

Mondays 6:30-8:30 pm
Rockrimmon Worship Center, Rm 107 (no childcare)
Leaders: Sue Mitchell at sue.mitchell@woodmenvalley.org and
Dorease Rioux at ReasieRioux@yahoo.com
Cost for materials:  $20 (scholarships available)

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Thursdays • 6:30-8:30 pm

Woodmen Heights, Rm 104 (childcare)
Leader:  Lisa Wadin - lisa.wadin@davidccook.com
Cost for materials - $20 (scholarships available)

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Faith Lessons: In the Dust of the Rabbi - by Ray Vander Laan (5 weeks)
This study will be followed by the 8-week Community Bible Experience and will meet through the early part of May.

Filmed on location in Israel, Faith Lessons is a unique video series that brings God's Word to life with astounding relevance. By weaving together the Bible's fascinating historical, cultural, religious, and geographical contexts, teacher and historian Ray Vander Laan reveals unique insights into the Scriptures' significance for modern believers. Join us as we experience Jesus’ life up close and personal. The member workbook has personal Bible studies each week and also includes sidebars, maps, and photos. This daily study time will help you deepen your learning experience between sessions, and turn lessons from the past into applications that impact how you live out your faith today.

Tuesdays • 9-11:30 am
Rockrimmon Community Center, Gymnasium (childcare)
Leaders:  Lara Stata & Katy Jonswold - Contact:  woodmentuesdaymorningstudy@gmail.com
Cost for materials:  $20 (scholarships available)

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Discerning the Voice of God - by Priscilla Shirer (6 weeks)
Followed by the 8-week Community Bible Experience

Having a hard time knowing what God is saying versus what others are saying?  By growing closer to God through studying His Word, this Bible study is designed to help participants know the voice of God: His language, character, and tone of voice. The workbook provides a personal study experience (5 days a week) plus viewer guides for the group video sessions of this women's Bible study.

Wednesdays • 9-11:30 am
Rockrimmon Worship Center, Rm 107 (childcare)
Leader: Stephany Condit - stephcondit@comcast.net
Cost for materials:  $20 (scholarships available)

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Jonah: Navigating A Life Interrupted - by Priscilla Shirer (7 weeks)
Followed by the 8-week Community Bible Experience

What do we do when God interrupts our lives? Many times, like Jonah, we run! In this 7-session Bible study, Priscilla Shirer redefines interruption and shows that interruption is actually God's invitation to do something beyond our wildest dreams. When Jonah was willing to allow God to interrupt his life, the result was revival in an entire city.

Thursdays • 9-11:30 am
Woodmen Heights, Rm 104 (childcare)
Leader:  Linda Jackson - rlkjackson2@gmail.com
Cost for materials:  $20 (scholarships available)

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RE:NEW - A COMMUNITY BIBLE EXPERIENCE (CBE)

After completing the studies outlined above, these same groups will journey through Re:New – A Community Bible Experience (CBE).

CBE is an invitation, for us to engage in God’s Word in such a way that allows us to experience true community and the redemptive narrative of God’s grace found throughout the pages of the New Testament.  The Community Bible Experience provides a powerful new way to experience the Bible as it was originally intended. Through The Books of the Bible, the New Testament Scriptures are presented without the chapters and verses that have been added throughout the centuries. Moreover, they have been re-ordered back to the historical context in which they were originally written. 

This approach makes it easier to read larger sections and fully comprehend and experience the Bible’s power and meaning. As a person becomes immersed in God’s story alongside others – sharing, questioning, understanding—they are transformed!

The hope for our CBE is to engage with the Word in new and deeper ways that will ultimately lead to a greater sense of God’s purpose for our individual lives and for our role in the Kingdom.  

The plan is for our entire congregation to go through the 8-week study together in an “all-hands-on-deck” manner where each ministry suspends traditional programming in favor of leading the CBE in their indivudual ministry context. For our Women's Bible studies we will be journeying together through CBE during your normal Bible study time. There will be time to meet in your small groups to discuss that week's reading of the New Testament.

Study for Military Wives and Moms of Military Members

Bible Study & Small Group – for Military Wives and Moms of Military Members

As military wives who are faced with multiple deployments, frequent moves, loneliness, raising our children often by ourselves due to spouse’s absence, wartime threats and so many other circumstances unique to our families, we need to know that God cares and that He is with us both in our trials and triumphs. Our Tuesday morning Bible study offers a chance for military wives and moms of soldiers to connect in a small group setting.

Our study for Winter/Spring 2014:

Becoming Myself: Embracing God's Dream of You - by Stasi Eldredge

God has dreams—just for you. Becoming Myself is a hope-filled book for anyone who wonders if her life will ever change—if she will ever change. In Stasi Eldredge’s most intimate book yet, she shares her own struggles with self-worth, weight, and her past as she shows readers how God is faithfully unveiling who we truly are. Stasi urges you to lay down your past thoughts about yourself and receive God’s incredible dreams for you instead.

The King of love wants to help us become. God desires to restore us—the real us. As he heals our inner life, he calls us to rise to the occasion of our lives. It's a beautiful paradox. The more of God’s you become, the more yourself you become—the "self" he had in mind when he thought of you before the creation of the world. Discover your truest self—the woman God created you to be—in Becoming Myself.

Thankfully, many of us who attend Woodmen Valley Chapel have had the opportunity to hear Stasi Eldredge speak.  She is a writer and conference speaker passionate about women embracing the value of their heart and life to Jesus Christ and risking everything on that!

Tuesdays • 9-11:30 am • Begins January 14
Rockrimmon Community Center, Rm 117/118 across from kitchen (childcare)
Leader: Julia Warton, julia@warton.info or 719.260.9978
Cost for materials - $20 (scholarships available)