The 2018 WOW Fall Bible Study is “We Saved You a Seat - Finding and Keeping Lasting Friendships" by Lisa-Jo Baker. (7 Practical Ways to Find and Keep Lasting Friendships) "How are you?" "Fine." Over the course of 7 weeks (plus a bonus "Movie Night" at the PM Session only on Week 8), we will be exploring this topic. In today’s busy world, we’re wired to appear “fine,” warding off authenticity and shielding ourselves from judgment. We hide behind the hum of busyness to escape intimate friendships with the women God has placed in our lives. But we do want a seat at the table. We yearn for authentic relationships and the opportunity to be the opposite of “fine” with people who cheer for us. But comparison, envy, and entitlement often stop us from pulling out a chair at the table. Friendship can be hard, making new friends even harder, and maintaining genuine friendship the hardest of all.
In this 7-session Bible Study, Lisa-Jo Baker explores our relationship with Jesus as the ultimate model for authentic friendship. Nothing shapes us like the impact of a friend—it’s how Jesus radically and intimately connects with us. So instead of chasing perfection, overcome your fear of being known and find the courage to connect.
• Explore your relationship with Jesus as a model for friendship.
• Debunk the myth of effortless friendship.
• Overcome the fear of knowing and being known.
• Stop running from friendship and find the courage to connect.
If you are looking for biblically-rooted content, interactive video teaching, and small group discussion, then we highly encourage you to experience WOW! Tuesdays, September 18 to October 30, with two options: 9:30am-11:30am (with childcare), or 7:00pm-9:00pm (no childcare).
Books are $10 and will be available at the Resource Center or at your first session. Please register below to allow for planning of material needs and provide childcare needs if needed.