Just think of us as that friend whose recommendations are always spot-on. Through this series, we’ll help you discover new studies, new authors, and new topics for your small group.
For our first post in this series, we’re starting broad. This list of studies are those we feel every woman or women’s group should do. And even though we are calling them foundational studies, they are way beyond the basics. Whether you are new to Bible study or have been a Christian for decades, you will learn so much from any of these studies. Here are 5 foundational studies every woman should do.
The Beginning | 5 sessions
OK, everyone’s got to start somewhere. If you are a brand new Christian, start at The Beginning. If you are a seasoned Christian, mentor a new believer in your life through The Beginning.
Seamless by Angie Smith | 7 sessions
This study breaks down the entire Bible into manageable, digestible lessons to leave you with an overarching understanding if the big biblical picture. Even if you have been in church all your life, you will have an ah-ha moment during this study.
Redeemed by Angela Thomas-Pharr | 7 sessions
Biblical concepts like redemption, salvation, and sanctification might be part of regular spiritual discussions, but these deep concepts are to be experienced—not just discussed. Join Angela as she breaks things down into practical terms and tips, inviting women to lean upon Jesus for their real help and hope.
Open Your Bible by Raechel Myers & Amanda Bible Williams | 7 sessions
Whether you’re a seasoned Bible scholar or struggle to keep up with daily devotionals, this study will leave you with a deeper understanding of the Bible’s authority and a stronger desire to know God’s Word inside and out.
No Other Gods by Kelly Minter | 8 sessions
Freedom in Christ, Identity in Christ, Knowing Christ. Most of us would say these things are foundational to dealing with life’s issues. But do we know what they actually look like? Many of our struggles—lack of freedom, loss of spiritual desire, slavery to image, perfectionism, confusion, and infinitely more possibilities—have much to do with God and gods: worshiping God, but serving idols. Make room for God by dethroning the functional gods that clutter our hearts and lives.
Would you add anything to the list of foundational studies? Is your group studying one of these next? Let us know in the comments.