We know many of you gather in church meeting rooms or cozy living rooms for a couple of hours each week to study God’s Word together. But Bible study isn’t a one-size-fits-all commitment. If you can’t meet for more than an hour or if you’re between small groups and studying alone, choosing studies without videos may be your best option. What matters most is that you’re finding time to dig deeper into Scripture and grow closer to God.
Plus, there will always be time in the future to return to the studies with teaching videos on your list! (And if you still want to do a video-driven study, you can find the accompanying videos for purchase or rent.)
Here are 6 studies to reach for the next time you need to forego videos:
Living Free by Beth Moore | 6 Sessions
Do you know how to pray Scripture? In this 6-session study, you’ll begin by identifying false strongholds in your life and focusing on 5 key lessons for every believer: how to know God and believe Him, glorify God, find satisfaction in God, experience God’s peace, and enjoy God.
Conversation Peace by Mary A. Kassian | 6 Sessions
We could all benefit from focusing on the way we talk to others. In this 6-session study, you’ll learn to improve your relationships one word at a time by discovering 7 powerful, speech-transforming elements, mastering the skills of effective communicators, and strengthening your vocabulary with words from the Word
Everyday Theology by Mary Wiley | 8 Sessions
Theology is the study of God, what He has done, is doing, and will do in the world. And it’s not just for those with formal education or those who work at your church. Our theology is the basis of our faith and touches every part of our existence. In this 8-session study, explore 8 essential doctrines—Scripture, God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, humanity, salvation, the church, and the end times—to know God more deeply.
To Have & To Hold by Byron & Carla Weathersbee | 8 Sessions
If you’re planning to get married or are still in your early years of marriage, this is the study for you. Over 8 sessions, you’ll understand the biblical purpose of marriage, learn how to effectively communicate and manage conflict, create healthy expectations for marriage, and more.
Knowing God by Name by Mary A. Kassian | 7 Sessions
You’ve read many names for God in the Bible, but do you know their meanings? In this 7-session study, you’ll focus on 35 Hebrew names of God that describe His character, relationships, and purpose. As you learn the significance of each ancient word, you’ll be awestruck by the Lord’s magnificence and your heart compelled to worship and praise Him.
In Our Shoes by Rachel Lovingood & Jennifer Landrith | 8 Sessions
Calling all pastors’s wives! This study was designed and written with you in mind by ministers’s wives who know what it’s like to walk in your shoes. In this 8-topic study, you’ll find practical advice for navigating transitions to new churches, entertaining, leading group sessions, and more.Even though the following 3 studies have videos, they’re completely optional. They often reiterate the teaching found in the Bible study books, but they’re helpful if you learn better in “face-to-face” teaching environments.
Here are our 3 picks for studies with free videos:
Homegrown by Dr. Josh & Christi Straub | 6 Sessions
This 6-session study is for the parents, grandparents, and loving guardians. You want to raise children who know and love God, but how do you prepare a spiritual seedling to become fully grown? Raising great kids is less about your own parenting skills and more about God’s power. When the Holy Spirit lives through you, you model the fruit of the Spirit—love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control—for your children.
Legacy by Jackie Green & Lauren Green McAfee | 6 Sessions
Do you want to pass down something of worth? Do you want your influence to last? Do you want your life to matter in the future? In this 6-session study, examine the character and actions of women in Scripture—Esther, Mary Magdalene, Ruth, Deborah, the woman at the well, and more—to inspire and challenge you to leave a gospel-centered legacy.
Ruth by Kelly Minter | 6 Sessions
This 6-session Bible study is one of unbearable loss, redeeming love, and divine legacy. Delve into the virtuous character of Ruth, her unique relationship with her mother-in-law Naomi, and her blossoming love with Boaz. If you’ve ever felt devastated, struggled as a stranger, longed to be loved, or wept along the way, you’ll find a loyal sister in Ruth.
And don’t forget to sign up for our frequent online Bible studies, where you’ll gain access to the teaching videos for free for a limited time. It’s a great option for busy women studying on their own! See what we’re studying next here.
Which study is next on your list?