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Women's Ministry
BIBLE STUDY DATES

October 6

November 3

December 1

January 5

February 2

March 2

April 6

May 4

June 1

WOMEN'S MINISTRY
BIBLE STUDY TOPICS
WOMEN'S Ministry
Course Overview
FEBRUARY TOPIC HIGHLIGHT
FEBRUARY SCRIPTURE:
  • Genesis 22:1-14

The Word of Life Women's Ministry is offering the Emotionally Healthy Spirituality Course. The course consists of six sessions that include the study of six pathways that lead to emotionally healthy spirituality: 

  • Know Yourself that You May know God
  • Going Back in Order to Go Forward
  • Journey through the Wall
  • Enlarge Your Soul through Grief and Loss
  • Discover the Rhythms of the Daily office and Sabbath
  • Go the Next Step to Develop a "Rule of Life"

It is not possible to be spiritually mature while remaining emotionally immature. Peter Scazzero compares spiritual immaturity to the hidden part of an iceberg. The antidote for the symptoms of emotional immaturity are the six pathways studied in the Emotionally Healthy Spirituality course. 

Journey through the Wall is the third pathway. The Christian life is like a journey that travels to unknown and challenging places and then comes to a halt when there is what seems to be an impassable wall (i.e., not a mere nuisance but a life crisis). Journeying to and through the wall is a process and includes several stages that Scazzero reviews. St. John of the Cross in Dark Night of the Soul says that many people fail to understand the Wall or the Dark Night and this keeps people from finishing their journeys. To get through the wall, we must allow God to remove the unhealthy emotions so we can learn to trust Him to move us through the wall. 

CHARACTERISTICS OF LIFE FOUND ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WALL:
  • A greater level of brokenness
  • A greater appreciation for holy unknowing (mystery)
  • A deeper ablity to wait on God
  • A greater detachment (from the world)
  • Bible Study meetings are held in the Church Fellowship Hall from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • There will be a light brunch and fellowship from 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.