Calvary Abide: Connecting Women with Christ, Community and their Calling through Bible Study

Jesus said …If you abide in My Word [hold fast to My teachings and live in accordance with them], you are truly My disciples. And you will know the Truth, and the Truth will set you free. [John 8:31-32 AMP]

During the Fall and Winter semesters Calvary offers multiple women’s Bible study options on one day, in one place each semester. Begin your morning or evening with:

  • Worship that focuses your busy heart and mind
  • Friendship with women from across the Calvary Gatherings, and beyond
  • Flexibility to choose a Bible study and invite friends who may prefer to join a different one, yet you can attend together

Abide: a place to settle, a call to dwell in Him.


Dates: September 19–November 21 (no meetings October 17th)
Times:  Thursday mornings, 9:30–11:15am; Thursday evenings,  6:30–8:15pm
Cost: $20 without child care, $45 with child care 


Study Option 1: 
Job, A Story of Unlikely Joy by Lisa Harper

Joy is the constant companion of the woman who trusts in the Lord. And while you can find it in friends, family, and circumstances, unfailing, persistent joy will only ever overflow from your relationship with Jesus. Just ask Job, the man from Uz who clung to God’s goodness while all his worldly joys were stripped away. But how is it possible to hold onto such joy in times of sorrow? In this study by Lisa Harper, discover the redemptive side to Job’s story of suffering. Learn to use pain to strengthen your faith, point others to the gospel, and remember God’s providence will never take you to a place where His grace will not sustain you. 

Participants will each receive a workbook to complete the (optional) personal study lessons, and be placed in a small group that meets for discussion and prayer after the video each week.

For more information, you can view CLICK HERE.

The morning facilitators for this study will be Sarah Christian, Laura Kilareski and Margaret Mullin.

The evening facilitators for this study will be Faith McDonald and Colleen Rodgers. 


Study Option 2:
It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way by Lysa TerKeurst

Do you ever look around and think, “This is not how things are supposed to be”? How about, “I’m not the person God wants me to be”? Disappointment, shame, fear, and longing for change in our circumstances are parts of life that we all experience, and if we take our eyes off of Jesus they can weigh us down and hold us back. This topical study on what scripture says about these difficult seasons and emotions will offer multiple guest teachers as well as supplemental video teaching based on Lysa TerKeurst’s book “It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way”. God doesn’t want us to dwell in disappointment and shame- He wants us to have life to the full!  

Each participant will receive a copy of the book to read throughout the semester, and each week there will be opportunities for either some informal small group discussion or personal reflection time.

For a copy of the tentative schedule CLICK HERE.

More information can be found HERE.