Women’s Bible Studies

All women in the Lansing area are invited to join a Bible Study at South. Most classes meet once a week for approximately 1.5 hrs. Each session lasts between seven and ten weeks and classes generally begin in mid-September; mid-January and April.

Church Studies:  In-person studies allow groups to connect and encourage one another. 

Zoom Studies: These groups will connect through a zoom app where groups will discuss the lessons together.

Register Here for Bible Studies
Late registrations are welcome however there may be a delay in ordering a book for your use.

*** Books will be available for pre-registered students at your first class session.

Monday at 12:00 pm
Begins – September 13, 2021
“Psalm 23”
(Jennifer Rothchild)
Next Session – September 13, 12:00 pm
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. Many women know Psalm 23 by heart but haven’t experienced its power in their lives. This beloved psalm can breathe new life into women who are weary and unsure of their next steps. It’s more than a psalm that comforts in death; it gives confidence in life. In this 7-session study by Jennifer Rothschild, gain fresh insight and encouragement from Psalm 23. Explore the depths of God’s compassionate care while debunking the self-reliance myth. Learn how your vulnerability is not a liability because you can trust the Shepherd’s goodness throughout each season of life. Facilitated by Darla Daugherty in Room 201, Workbook $16.

Monday at 6:30 pm –  *ZOOM CLASS
Begins – September 13, 2021
(Courtney Doctor)
Faithfulness regardless of our circumstances. That’s what it means to be steadfast. But in a world where so much can undermine our faith or pull us off track, steadfastness is often a rare and elusive trait.

James longs for his readers to be steadfast. His letter meets us in our suffering and sickness, our trials and temptations, our wealth and poverty, our ups and downs. He confronts our sin, our speech, and our pride. He encourages believers to have a more resilient and concrete faith: not just to hear the Word, but to do it. He calls us to persevere in truth in a world of lies, to see that God’s steadfast love is ultimately the source of our steadfast faith. Facilitated by Terri Bettinger by Zoom. Workbook: $15

Tuesday at 9:30 am
Begins – September 14, 2021
“Mama Bear Apologetics” 
Refresh for Moms of Infants and Preschool Age Children.

The problem with lies is they don’t often sound like lies. They seem harmless, and even sound right. So what’s a Mama Bear to do when her kids seem to be absorbing the culture’s lies uncritically?

Mama Bear Apologetics is the book you’ve been looking for. This mom-to-mom guide will equip you to teach your kids how to form their own biblical beliefs about what is true and what is false. Through transparent life stories and clear, practical applications – including prayer strategies – this band of Mama Bears offers you tools to train yourself, so you can turn around and train your kids. Are you ready to answer the rallying cry, “Mess with our kids and we will demolish your arguments”? Join the Mama Bears and raise your voice to protect your kids – by teaching them how to think through and address the issues head-on, yet with gentleness and respect. Facilitated by Tami Harrison. Childcare for Infants and Preschool Age Children provided. Workbook/Childcare $15.

Tuesday at 12:00 pm
Begins – September 14, 2021
Precepts Inductive Bible Study: Galatians
Would you like to learn how to study the Bible inductively?  In Precept Upon Precept, we study the text of the Bible and learn to discover Truth for ourselves.  We will start this fall in the book of Galatians and we will learn so much!  As the gospel spread across the Roman world in the first decades after Jesus’ earthly ministry, conflict arose.  Jews and Gentiles were believing the gospel, and a struggle over what it meant to be a Christian began.  What does it mean to live under grace?  Do you have to keep the Law to be a Christian?  All of it or just part of it?  Who is right?  How will we know?  Come, join us as we dive into God’s word! Facilitated by Pat Schaible, Marilyn Wagner and Jan Zanetti in Room 111, Workbook $17.

Tuesday at 6:30 pm
Begins – September 14, 2021
“Jesus & Women”(Kristi McLelland)
“Take heart, daughter.” Matthew 9:22 Imagine walking the dusty roads of Galilee with Jesus of Nazareth—braving jostling crowds just to touch the edge of His cloak and hear Him say, “Take heart, daughter, your faith has healed you.” Those words, once meant to comfort a hurting woman’s soul thousands of years ago, were also meant for you. Join biblical culturalist Kristi McLelland on those dusty roads as she transports you back to Jesus’ world, stepping into the footsteps of the women who came face to face with the living God. Over 7 sessions, examine the historical and cultural climate of first-century Middle Eastern society to not only understand Jesus more deeply but to fuel your worship of Him today. Facilitated by Becky Phillips in the Fireside Room, Workbook $16.

Wednesdays at 6:30 pm
Begins – September 15, 2021 (Class intro., Pick-up books)
September 22, 2021 Lesson 1 – December 8, Last Session

“Better: A Study of Hebrews” (Jen Wilkin)
Jesus is better. In this 10-session, verse-by-verse study of the Book of Hebrews, Jen Wilkin explores how God “provided something better for us” in the person of Jesus Christ (Heb. 11:40). Through stories of Old Testament heroes and practices, the author of Hebrews demonstrates how the new covenant is superior to the old and how Jesus Christ is the fulfillment of every promise. Explore familiar verses in context of the entire Bible, learning how to place your hope and faith in Christ alone. Facilitated by Rhonda Franck in Room 201, Workbook $16.

Thursdays at 6:30 pm
Begins – September 16, 2021
“Son of David” (Nancy Guthrie)

What kind of king and what kind of kingdom are we asking for when we pray this prayer Jesus taught us to pray? A study of the Old Testament Historical Books—Joshua through Esther—enables us to see the kingdom of God not only as it once was, but also as it is now, and as it will be one day. Study the history of the people of God from the time they entered the Promised Land through a series of failed kings, exile, and finally their return to await the true King. Readers will see Jesus as: The greater Joshua who leads his people into rest; the greater Boaz who has done all that is necessary to redeem; the greater King who will sit on David’s throne forever; and the greater Restorer who is building his church from ruined stones.

Gain a fresh perspective on Israel’s history and God’s kingdom, a broader understanding of Jesus as the fulfillment of Scripture, and much more when you join with Nancy on this incredible journey to see Jesus in the Old Testament! Facilitated by Carolyn Riley in Room 201, Workbook $16.

Sunday’s 9:30 am, Board Room
God’s Potpourri, a class for women who are single or spiritually single.
Ongoing – Reading through the Bible Discussion.
NOTE: Time was previously listed as 11:00 am in brochure and was changed after publication.

Facilitated by Carol Senard.