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. 
 

All studies meet in the Student Ministries Center at Appleton Alliance Church
Early Bird Price Available Through January 20th

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 
Register by Jan. 20 to ensure care.
Early bird price: $40 per child
Regular price: $55 per child


Study Options:

Psalm 119 - Matt Chandler via RightNow Media
Psalm 119 is the longest chapter in the Bible and gives us a great glimpse into the shadow of what is to come with the person of Jesus Christ. Even the most mature believers go through seasons in which we feel like the Lord is completely Lord of our life, and then we enter into these dry seasons where we can agree with David when he says “Where are you Lord in this?" In Psalm 119, Pastor Matt Chandler aims to introduce viewers to the words of King David who experienced similar seasons of life. Serving as the anchor for the study, Psalm 119 demonstrates the power of God's Word in the lives of believers and its ability to provide a warm blanket for the soul. No matter who we are, each one of us has been uniquely wired and uniquely placed for a purpose and a mission. 

Early Bird Price: $10 for all materials and participation
Regular Price: $15 for all materials and participation


Control Girl: Lessons on Surrendering Your Burden of Control from Seven Women in the Bible - Shannon Popkin

“Maybe you’ve never labelled yourself as “controlling”. But do you erupt in anger when things don’t go according to plan? Or do you melt in anxiety when things slip from your grasp? Are you a perfectionist who obsesses over making everything turn out “right”? These negative behaviors often stem from a deep, underlying desire for control.

But control is such a burden! It weighs us down and tears at our relationships. We become the worst version of ourselves, as we try to manage all of life’s contingencies and lunge for one loose thread after another. Thankfully, there’s another way.

Join me—Shannon Popkin—as I share about my own struggles with control, and as I mine the stories of seven Control Girls of the Bible, looking for warnings, lessons, and new insights about God. Learn how you, too, can lay down this burden and find rest in surrendering to the One who truly is in control.” - from shannonpopkin.com/controlgirl/

Early Bird Price: $15 for all materials and participation
Regular Price: $20 for all materials and participation


Mom Set Free - Jeannie Cunnion

Moms are under so much pressure. We moms are told that we have to get it all right so our kids turn out right. We’re told that their entire futures are riding on our ability to perfectly orchestrate their lives. And we’re told that the strength of their faith hinges on ours. So we begin to believe that if we just try hard enough, we can actually “be enough.”

These impossible standards make us fear that we are not only letting down our kids but also disappointing God, and they leave us stuck in worry, anger, guilt, comparison, and shame.

In this 7-session study, discover how the gospel message can empower you to parent in the freedom of God’s sovereignty. So that you can breathe deeper, walk lighter, and enjoy your children—and the parenting journey—more than ever before. ~ from Jeanniecunnion.com

Early Bird Price: $15 for all materials and participation
Regular Price: $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: 
Jan 2
Jan 16
Feb 20
Mar 6
Mar 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.


Dr. Mom
February 6   |   9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Registration Deadline: January 27

Being the Fun Family
April 3   |   9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Registration Deadline: March 24

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