Every session of our Thursday morning Women's Bible Study ( Coffee Break) we offer several Bible Study options so that women can be transformed in a small group setting. This session there are six studies to choose from … spend some time in prayer to determine which one is right for you this Winter!

We encourage you to register online even if you would prefer to pay with a check at the door on the first day, simply choose pay later. If you would like to talk with someone about a payment plan or potential scholarships, please email Jamie at jdevens@gracebibleag.com in the church office.

Morning Schedule:
Opening (with coffee and snacks): 9:30am in main building
Class Time: 10am-11:30am in respective classrooms (rooms will be announced during opening on first day)

Descriptions are provided below of each of the five classes offered.

Option 1:
Author: Jim Cymbala
Led by: Sheila Dillon
Workbook and DVD

Pastor Jim Cymbala explores how God promises in his Word that you can approach him at any time and be certain he will hear you, answer you, and extend his mercy to you.  Prayer can change lives and circumstances like nothing else, and when you and other believers call on his name, powerful things happen! 

Join us as we learn together how our God loves us deeply and longs to be in a relationship in which we receive the spiritual and physical blessings he wants to give us.  These blessings can change our lives, invigorate our churches, transform our communities, and even alter the course of history!    During the Life-Changing Prayer Bible Study, we will learn 1) The Throne of Grace;  2) Receiving Mercy;  3) Perfect Peace from God;  4) Develop Your Life;  5) Encourage Your Life and 6) Choose Your Life. 

Jim Cymbala has been the pastor of the Brooklyn Tabernacle for more than thirty-five years.  The bestselling author of Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire

Number of Weeks: 12 weeks

Option 2:
Author: Dr. Sandra Richter
Led by: Donna Jeffries
Workbook and DVD

The Epic of Eden: Isaiah – often named “the fifth gospel”, the book of the prophet Isaiah has more to say about Israel’s coming Messiah than any other Old Testament book.  Brilliant, courageous, uncompromising, this prophet declared that “the year of the LORD” had come and God’s people needed to either step up, or stand down.  Indeed, when Isaiah spoke, kings trembled.  But too often, when Isaiah speaks today, God’s people have trouble hearing.  Why?  We often miss the larger context.  In these video accompaniments to the The Epic of Eden: Isaiah workbook, Dr. Sandra Richter takes participants back to the eighth century BCE.  Over the course of the study, the ten sessions will provide helpful orientation to Israel’s religion and economy, explore the definition and role of the prophets, and direct us in applying the message of this great champion of the faith to our lives today.

SANDRA L. RICHTER (PhD, Harvard University) is Robert H. Gundry Professor of Biblical Studies at Westmont College.  She formerly taught at Wheaton college.  She is a graduate of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and Harvard University’s Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations Department.

Number of Weeks: 10 weeks

Option 3:
Author: Becky Keife
Led by: Heidi Ambrose
Book and Journal

Motherhood is a wonderful season full of blessings and joys but it can also be stressful, overwhelming, challenging and oh so hard.  In today's world it's easy to get caught up in comparing ourselves with others which can leave us feeling like we don't measure up. Becky has a passion for mothers in the thick of it. Her book directs us to back to our Creator, the one who made us and designed us as a perfect match for the children he has entrusted into our care. We aren't made to walk this journey alone. Through this study we will learn to rely on God first as we support each other in community.  The homework for this class will be to read a chapter a week.

Number of Weeks: 10 weeks

Option 4:
Author: Elizabeth George
Led by: Betsy Newell
Book, Workbook and DVD

This book changed my thought life when I first read it over 20 years ago. Now updated and expanded, this book will help us "set our minds" on things above and help us think about what is true about God and about life. It is practical and theological. When we find our thoughts overwhelmed by fear, worry, and depression, it's difficult to keep our minds focused on truth and joy, but Elizabeth will give us six powerful verses that will help us trust the Lord in all things.

Number of Weeks: 12

Option 5:
Author: Priscilla Shirer
Led by: Rhonda Bricker
Workbook and DVD

When your schedule is full, but your life feels empty.  Do you ever feel like you’re stretched too thin? That the revolving door of schedules and appointments and commitments keeps you from living the life God has for you — a life full of peace, contentment and joy?  How can you take care of yourself when you’re busy taking care of everyone else?

We hope you’ll join us for our next Bible Study, Breathe. Join Priscilla Shirer on a journey to discovering what it means to rest as God intended, and how to do that in a world that seems to demand more from you each day.  During the Breathe Bible study, you will learn to: 1) Break free from the grip of busyness and schedules by learning the biblical importance of resting. 2) Erase the idea that resting is “doing nothing” and instead embrace stillness as God originally intended. 3) Gain insight into what's causing you to feel overwhelmed and understand what it means to observe the Sabbath in today’s modern culture.

Number of Weeks: 10