Overcome, Session 4 (Overcome Hard Times): Live It Out Option for Women’s Groups

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Natalie Grant is a four time Dove Award winner for female vocalist of the year. Her song “Held” is one of her most personal and gut-wrenching recordings. Share this video with your small group. If you don’t see the video below, click here to watch on YouTube:  In an interview with 5 Fold Media, Natalie was [...]

Overcome, Session 3 (Overcome Being Forgotten): Discussion Option for Women’s groups

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There are many reasons people feel forgotten. Consider the plight of these widows in India (If you don’t see the video below, click the link to watch on YouTube) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMJa3w4kC7E:   How do you identify with these women? How does the idea of being forgotten make you fearful? How should we, as women, reach out to [...]

Overcome, Session 2 (Overcome Temptation): Introduction Option for Women’s Groups

We often associate apples with temptation (even though in the original story from Genesis 3, it never says the forbidden fruit was an apple)! Still, if you were going to illustrate temptation, you might think of an image like this:   However, one Photoshopper on Pinterest posted a much more realistic image for temptation. Discuss [...]

Overcome, Session 1(Overcome Betrayal): Intro Option for Women’s groups

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  To open the session, play the scene from The Lion King in which Simba finds out Scar was the one who killed Mufasa. If you don’t see the video below, click here to watch on YouTube    How did Simba respond when he realized he’d been betrayed? How did the other lions respond? In what ways [...]

Connected, Session 6 (Connected Through Prayer): Intro Option for Women’s Groups

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Many women say they need help in their prayer. They say they don’t have time. Or they don’t know how. Or they get distracted. Or fall asleep. But when was the last time you considered it a privilege to pray? Maybe these words from Beth Moore will change your attitude:   http://www.charismamag.com/spirit/prayer/4082-the-privilege-of-prayer If we consider prayer a [...]

Connected, Session 4 (Connected Through Words): All Additional Resources

  Here are two songs from LifeWay worship that have been selected to go along with the Connected study. They can both be found on BSFL Songs Volume 1: “This is Our Prayer” ties to the 2nd session on Ephesians 4:1-6 “Speak Through Me” ties to the 4th session on  Ephesians 4:25-32. Here are the magazine articles that [...]

Connected, Session 4 (Connected Through Words): Intro Option for women’s groups

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  Come on, face it: You love Pinterest. We all do. Though you may never bake that beautiful cake or redecorate your kitchen with the ideas, they’re fun to look at. But it also provides us with encouragement. A great way to use Pinterest in your small group ministry is to search for images and art related [...]

Connected Session 3 (Connected in Growth): Conclusion Option for women’s groups

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  One thing we can begin to do to grow together is compile scriptures that have sustained us in our times of need. As women, we all experience different challenges and difficulties, but many of them revolve around similar topics. For example, exhaustion. Few women are fully rested and continually refreshed. Check out Rachel Wojnarowski’s [...]

Connected, Session 2 (Connected in Unity): All Additional Resources

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  Here are two songs from LifeWay worship that have been selected to go along with the Connected study. They can both be found on BSFL Songs Volume 1: “This is Our Prayer” ties to the 2nd session on Ephesians 4:1-6 “Speak Through Me” ties to the 4th session on  Ephesians 4:25-32. Here are the magazine articles that [...]

Connected Session 2 (Connected in Unity): Further Study for women’s groups

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To either help prepare for this session or to follow up afterwards, pass along this additional  Bible study about Euodia and Syntyche, two of the women Paul addresses by name in the book of Philippians: http://www.gci.org/church/ministry/buildunity   Have you ever been a part of a truly unified group of women? Is unity between women normal? Easy? [...]