Women’s Bible Study - Fall 2018
Registration for the Fall 2018 Women’s Bible Study has closed. If you have questions, please click here to contact the Women’s Ministry.
Join us as we study 1 Corinthians! We want you to have the opportunity to grow in studying and applying God’s Word in community with other women so that you might glorify God with your life, experience joy and life change, and help other people know him.
If you register for either the group study or a cohort, you must attend the Bible Study Launch on Sunday, Sept. 16th 7:00-8:30 pm @ MVCC. This is a very important introductory workshop to equip you on how to do the study and give you the necessary materials. Please plan on attending.
We are offering two forums of women’s bible study:
Group Study: Wednesday mornings, 9-11 am @ MVCC. The study will run Sept. 19th - Nov. 14th. Childcare will be provided. There is no cost.
Cohort Study: Definition of a cohort: A group of people banded together.
Women's Bible Study Cohorts
What is a Women’s Bible Study Cohort?
A group of 2 to 4 women banded together for the purpose of studying God’s word and growing in relationship with one another.
Why are we offering cohorts?
Our desire would be that each woman at MVCC would have the opportunity to grow in their confidence to study and apply God’s word in community for His glory, their joy and sanctification, and the good of other people. In an effort to make this more accessible to women, we are providing the same method and material used during the group women’s bible study for ladies to use in smaller groups during times and in places that work best for them.
Who are the cohorts for?
Any woman who is a part of MVCC. Ideally cohorts consist of 2 to 4 women from the same Lifegroup and therefore deepen the community already started.
What would you do in a cohort?
Cohorts would follow the same method and material as the group study. We study a book of the Bible over one or two semesters and use expository and inductive methods to observe, interpret and apply God’s Word. There is a mandatory Launch at the beginning of each semester to get study participants (group and cohorts) equipped and started. Each week there is a passage of scripture to study and questions to answer individually and once a week the cohort would gather to talk through their study questions, pray and build deeper relationship.
When and where do cohorts happen?
This is flexible! Cohort gatherings would happen once a week whenever and wherever is preferable for the group: in a coffee shop before or after work, in a living room while kids are napping, over FaceTime in PJ’s - really it is whatever works best for everyone!
A cohort is:
An opportunity to study God’s word and deepen community with other women in your Lifegroup. They are not meant to take the place of, compete with, or distract from Lifegroup, but instead enhance and support them. This is why it is preferable that the women in the cohort be from the same Lifegroup but this is not required. If there are women interested in a cohort of women not in the same Lifegroup, please contact Sara McConahy at email@example.com
A commitment. We would ask that you seriously consider the time and effort needed to do the study and meet as a cohort weekly and stick with it for each semester. Average time needed for daily study is about 30 minutes - sometimes more, sometimes less. A cohort meeting would most likely take a minimum of an hour a week.
A space for growth, grace, vulnerability, challenge, authenticity and fun. If you have never even tried to study the Bible for yourself, that is more than okay! You will be given the equipping and support needed to succeed and the environment of each cohort should strive for the qualities mentioned above.
How do I get started!?
Talk to your Lifegroup leaders and let them know you are interested in forming a cohort and get their input/help.
Gather a cohort (1 to 3 other ladies plus yourself)
Decide when and where you will meet weekly.
Register through CCB between Aug. 19th and Sept. 16th.
Come to the Women’s Bible Study Launch night on Sunday, Sept. 16th, 7-8:30 pm @ MVCC to equip you in how to do the study and give you the needed materials and support. This will be important so please prioritize coming!
Start meeting with your cohort and enjoy the incredible blessing of community built around the study and application of God’s word!