Bible Studies  |  mom&me  |  Inspired Readers

Our Bible studies are small group based so that we can have maximum participation and relationship building. 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
All of your study materials are provided with the cost of registration. 


Winter Study Descriptions

We Saved You A Seat: Finding and Keeping Lasting Friendship by Lisa-Jo Baker 

$16 Early bird / $21 beginning January 13


Psalm 23: The Shepherd With Me by Jennifer Rothschild

$16 Early bird / $21 beginning January 13


The Cranky Mom Fix: How to Get a Happier, More Peaceful Home by Slaying the "Momster" in All of Us by Becky Kopitzke

$12 Early Bird / $17 beginning January 13


Kids Bible Time (Tuesday and Thursday AM)

$45 Per Child Early Bird / $60 beginning January 13


Women's Fall Studies

Tuesday AM

Jan. 21 - Mar. 24  |  9-11 a.m.

*Please register your child(ren) for Kids' Bible Time by clicking the box next to their name and selecting "Kids' Bible Time Registration" when you reach the attendee screen.

Wednesday

Jan. 22 - Mar. 25  |  Noon-1:30 p.m.


Thursday AM

Jan. 23 - Mar. 26  |  9-11 a.m.

*Please register your child(ren) for Kids' Bible Time by clicking the box next to their name and selecting "Kids' Bible Time Registration" when you reach the attendee screen.

Thursday Noon

Jan. 23 - Mar. 26  |  Noon-1:30 p.m. Located at Hope Clinic in the Goodwill Headquarters

*Please note, only Psalm 23: The Shepherd With Me by Jennifer Rothschild will be offered

Thursday PM

Jan. 23 - Mar. 26  |  6:30-8:00 p.m.

Bible Studies FAQ

Can I get a refund?

Life happens and sometimes plans don’t work out. We can offer a refund up to our Early Bird deadline. However, after the deadline, we have incurred costs to plan for your attendance and registration fees cannot be refunded.

Can my high-school daughter join me?

We appreciate that you want your daughter to join you in Women’s Ministry Events. However, our events are geared toward adult women. In order to create environments safe for other women to share, we require participants to be post-high school. As soon as she has graduated, we would love to have her join us. Until then, we encourage you to see what the Student Ministries program has to offer.

Do I need a book for my study?

The cost of each study covers all the materials you will need except your Bible. On occasion, there may be exceptions where noted. Materials will be distributed on the first day of study. If you cannot attend the first day, please contact Andrea

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 deadline, 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 registration?

A late fee is added to cover the cost of expedited shipping to ensure books arrive in time for your study, as well as managing late registrations. 

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: 
Sept. 18
Oct. 2
Nov. 6
Nov. 20


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.

mom&me December Special Event
December 4   |   9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

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.

2019-2020 Schedule

Frequency: Meets once per month
Time: 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Location: E104 (Next to the prayer room, near the East Enterance)
Cost: No cost, but please bring your own copy of each book listed below
Dates:

September 23, 2019: The Occupied by Craig Parshall
​October 21, 2019: Lydia, Woman of Philippi by Diana Wallis Taylor
November 18, 2019: Christmas Bells by Jennifer Chiaverini
December 16, 2019: 12 Days at Bleakly Manor by Michelle Griep (Contact Shari for special location)
January 20, 2020: Chosen People by Robert Whitlow
February 17, 2020: Seven Brides for Seven Texas Rangers by Amanda Barratt, Susan Page Davis, et al.
March 16, 2020: Miramar Bay by Davis Bunn
April 20, 2020: Northkill by Bob Hostetler and J.M. Hochstetler