Our Bible studies are small group based so that we can have maximum participation and relationship building. Women’s Bible studies are offered Monday through Thursday with childcare available for a small fee Tuesday and Thursday mornings. The women who participate come from diverse backgrounds and are in many different life stages. We love the diversity and richness of learning together from God’s Word.


Study Selection and Materials
We offer a variety of studies from which to choose. Find the study and time that works best for you. All of your study materials are provided with the cost of registration. 
 

Fall 2018 Bible Studies
Studies begin the week of Oct.  9  and end the week of Nov. 13
Registration opens August 1, 2018   |   Early Bird price available through September 30.
 

Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m.  |  SMC
Wednesdays: 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.  *New Time  |  SMC
Thursdays: 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.  |  SMC
Thursdays: 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.  |  SMC

Kids’ Bible Time: 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays AM Only 

Study Options:
Ephesians - God and the Apostle Paul
We all want to know the Bible better. What better way than to spend six weeks covering the book of Ephesians; just your Bible, pen and a binder. Each week you will study a new chapter of Ephesians and learn different methods for Bible Study: Swedish Method, COMA Method, and SOAP Method. Whether you are new to studying the Bible or you have been reading it for years, this study will be a wonderful way to go deeper into God’s Word and allow His truth to transform your life.  

Early Bird Price through September 30: $10 for all materials and participation
Regular Price beginning October 1: $15 for all materials and participation

Perfect LoveLisa Harper
We all want to be known and loved. Though we can experience deep relationships with others, there will always be a hole in our hearts for the perfect love of Christ. But, what does that really mean? How do we pursue intimacy with an invisible God? What if we do not feel worthy of His love? How can we respond when troubles kidnap our security in Christ? You will walk through the Song of Solomon to answer those questions and more. Though romance and marital love are typically associated with this book, Lisa Harper takes a Christ-centered approach to illustrate how this ancient love story is relevant to your life and relationship with Jesus today. As she brings clarity to the text and as you watch real-life stories from other women, you will learn how to embrace God's perfect love and realize your own beauty and worth in God's eyes. 


Early Bird Price through September 30: $10 for all materials and participation

Regular Price beginning October 1: $15 for all materials and participation

 

Seamless: Understanding The Bible as One Complete Story - Angie Smith

 

Whether you've grown up hearing Bible stories or you're exploring Scripture for the first time, the full story of the Bible can be overwhelming. Experience the Bible as a whole as you gain clarity and confidence in your understanding of Scripture. Seamless covers the people, places, and promises of the Bible, tying them together into the greater story of Scripture. Discover a biblical context that reshapes and brings to life stories from the Old and New Testaments. Each week is accompanied by maps, general Bible facts, and word studies.

 

Early Bird Price through September 30: $15 for all materials and participation

Regular Price beginning October 1: $20 for all materials and participation

 

 


Bible Studies FAQ

Do I need a book for my study?

Most studies do require a book or materials. For studies that require a book, you can purchase your book when you register. If you prefer to purchase your book on your own, you are free to do so. Some studies do not require you to purchase materials and are listed as free. Registration is required for all studies. 

Do you have to attend AAC to participate in a women’s study or event?

No, we welcome any woman (post high school age) who is interested in taking a study or attending an AAC Women’s ministry sponsored event. Feel free to bring your friends!

Do you provide childcare for your studies?

Childcare is available for children 6 weeks to 6 years old during our morning Bible studies from fall through spring. We do not provide childcare for Retreat, noon hour, evening, or summer Bible studies. 

How do I know what small group I’m in for my study?

Groups are usually assigned the first week of study. If you are unable to attend the first week your leader will contact you to let you know which group you are in. 

How do I request being placed in a Bible study group with a friend?

We try to honor all requests pairing friends in their respective small groups for discussion. When registering, place your friend’s name in the appropriate box that asks for the name of your friend who invited you to the study. We do want to encourage you to be open to meeting new friends, too!

What does homework entail?

Each study is different, but nearly all of them do have some homework. Homework assignments vary, but the purpose is the same. Our hope is that you dig deeper into your study and spend time alone with God. Please see study descriptions to gain a better idea of each study’s homework commitment.

Why is there a deadline for childcare?

This deadline is necessary to encourage early registrations, which gives us enough time to obtain adequate staffing to provide your child with a safe and loving environment. If you miss the headline, please call the church office and we can put you on a wait list if necessary. A late fee is added to all registrations approximately two weeks before the study begins to help offset the administrative costs of handling late registrations. 

Why is there a fee for childcare?

We require a fee for childcare each semester. This fee helps to cover a portion of the cost of our workers and supplies. We are responsible for having a safe and legal ratio of children to adults with no less than two adults per room. This fee varies per semester and covers care for your child from 8:45-11:00 a.m. each day of study. However, we never want the fees of childcare to prevent you from coming to a Bible study, so if you cannot afford the fee, financial assistance may be available by calling the Adult Ministries Administrative Assistant

Why is there a late fee added to the cost of the study books?

A late fee is added to cover the cost of expedited shipping to ensure books arrive in time for your study. Studies that have no cost are not subject to a late fee.

Becoming a mom is a major life transition involving new responsibilities of raising the next generation. We want to help you lay a healthy foundation so we offer mom and child catered programs that address important topics and also provide an opportunity to make new friends and find support.

Playdates

Our mom&me playdates are fun, casual and open to everyone. We meet to enjoy story time, music and movement, snack, and craft time. Moms enjoy fellowship and encouragement with other moms.

Cost: Playdates are free but please register so that we know you are coming.
Time: 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
Dates: 
September 5
October 3
October 17
November 7
November 28


Specials

Make a little time for yourself and friends by attending our mom&me special events. Little ones, 6 weeks through 5 years, enjoy fun programming in Kids’ Bible Time while moms participate in presentations and discussions designed for their stage of life.

September 19: Listening Ears, Obedient Heart
Registration Deadline September 9; Cost for Kids’ Bible Time $5 per child

December 5: Happy Holidays
Registration Deadline November 25; Cost for Kids’ Bible Time $5 per child
*Kids’ Bible Time capacity is limited, so register early to secure your spot.

When it comes to touching hearts, few things do it as well as a story. Invite a friend and join other readers to discuss inspirational fiction. Join the group for fellowship and a shared interest in literature.

 

Fall 2018 Schedule

Frequency: Meets once per month

Time: 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Location: Fireside in the Hub

Cost: No cost, but please bring your own copy of each book listed below

Dates:

  • Sept 24 - Loving Luther by Allison Pittman
  • Oct 15 - Return Policy - The Unfolding by Karen Cove
  • Nov 19 - Submerged by Dani Pettrey
  • Dec 17 - Christmas Angel Project by Melody Carlson