Last week we shared about our newest Bible study, The Faithful, and talked about some of the things that make this compilation study different and exciting. With fall just around the corner, it’s time for us to announce—you guessed it—our next online Bible study! This fall, we’ll be studying The Faithful together online and in stores starting October 11.
Borrowing from best-selling studies by Priscilla Shirer, Kelly Minter, Beth Moore, Jennifer Rothschild, and Lisa Harper, this study will explore crucial moments in the lives of five Old Testament figures—Gideon, Nehemiah, Queen Esther, Hosea, and Malachi. To learn more about this study, click here.
Even more exciting? For those joining with us online, we’ll be studying together on a new website: onlinestudy.smallgroup.com. We’re excited to offer what we hope will be a better experience for many online Bible studies to come! And don’t worry—LifeWay Women will still be hosting, answering your questions, and studying alongside you. We’re just moving to a new page to keep giving you the best experience possible!
What will be different about onlinestudy.smallgroup.com?
With this new platform, you’ll need a user name and password to study with us online. We know passwords are not fun, but we have good reasons! Because you’ll be logging in, you’ll have the ability to track your personal progress as you study and see which sessions you’ve watched!
- On the homepage, you’ll see a button where you can “LOG IN OR REGISTER.”
- After clicking “LOG IN OR REGISTER,” you’ll be taken to a page where you’ll enter your LifeWay Account email and password to log in. If you’ve ever purchased something on LifeWay.com, you should have created a LifeWay Account. That is the email and password you’ll want to use here to log in. If you no longer use the email you originally set up as your LifeWay Account, feel free to click “Register” to create a new account. This email is where you’ll also receive email notifications to remind you that the newest session is now available to watch, so be sure you select one where you’d like to be receiving emails!
- After you sign in, you’ll be taken to a page that lists all of the sessions for this study. You’ll notice that we’ve listed the dates each session will be available on the right. Our first session will be ready for you on October 11!
So join us for this 5-week study! Study with us on your own, with a group, or with another friend. All you need is a Bible study book!
- The Faithful is 5 weeks long, starting October 11 and ending November 8. You’ll get to watch the full video teaching for free!*
- You’ll need to grab a copy of the The Faithful Bible study book. Order the Bible study book here or grab one off the shelves at your local LifeWay Store. (Friends outside the U.S., check out this list of online retailers around the world.)
- We’ll post a new video session on onlinestudy.smallgroup.com on Thursdays at 5 a.m. CT (barring any technical difficulties).
- For the first week, you’ll watch the video on October 11 first and then complete the Week 1 material in the study book before we meet again!
- Go to your email and add “firstname.lastname@example.org” to your contacts. This way, our emails are less likely to go to your spam folder.
Ready to join us? Click here to see the new onlinestudy.smallgroup.com experience and sign up!
Our hope for the online Bible studies is not that they’ll replace community in real life. In fact, we are offering The Faithful in all LifeWay stores as well on Thursdays at 11:30 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.! (Check with your local store for more details.) Grab a friend or two or ten and do this study together, whether you join us in person or use the online videos at home. If you’re studying solo, that’s great too! We are so glad you’re here and hope you find friends and fellowship as we learn together.
Have more questions? Check out our Online Bible Study FAQs.
*A note about the videos: For The Faithful, we will be offering the entire Bible study videos online for free for a limited time. Videos will remain up until November 30, 2018, allowing some breathing room for those who join in late or miss a couple of weeks. After that time you can rent or purchase the video sessions here.