The summer season means something different to everyone. To parents and grandparents with kids out of school, it’s a busy mix of activities, sleepovers, and family road trips. To small group leaders, it’s a time to plan out studies for the fall and beyond. And for the rest of us, it’s a time to catch our breath.
If you want to stay in the Word this summer no matter what your schedule looks like, here are 6 studies to get you started:
No Other Gods by Kelly Minter | 8 Sessions
While originally released a decade ago, this revised and expanded study reflects how God has continued to grow, teach, and encourage Kelly Minter in her unrivaled pursuit of Him.
Over 8 sessions, you’ll find all-new wisdom on how to identify the functional gods you may unknowingly be serving. Because only when you dethrone those modern-day idols can you experience the deeper, more abundant life Jesus came to give you.
Shop the study here.
The Faithful by Priscilla Shirer, Kelly Minter, Beth Moore, Jennifer Rothschild & Lisa Harper | 5 Sessions
Borrowing from best-selling studies by some of your most favorite authors, this study is perfect for women on the go as each session is a standalone Old Testament character study of either Gideon, Nehemiah, Esther, Hosea, or Malachi.
Through their stories, discover how God uses the lives of ordinary people for His glory and the good of His people. And strengthen your faith as you walk alongside these larger-than-life figures who all chose to obey God no matter the circumstances.
Pro tip: Leaders, this study is a great way to preview full-length studies for the fall!
If this study fits your busy schedule, find it here.
The Armor of God by Priscilla Shirer | 7 Sessions
Get the whole family involved in this one!
While you pore over Priscilla’s 7-session study for women, The Armor of God, engage your kids in its companion activity books, available in editions for both older and younger kids. Develop an action plan for securing victory against the enemy while teaching your kids to put on the armor of God to fight life’s daily battles.
Get your copies here.
Seamless by Angie Smith | 7 Sessions
What if you could cover all the people, places, and promises of the Bible, tying them together into the greater story of Scripture, in just 7 weeks? And better yet, what if you could do it with your teenagers? Pick up the women’s study for yourself and the teen girl’s version for your daughter.
Together, you’ll discover a biblical context that reshapes and brings to life stories from the Old and New Testaments.
Find your copies of Seamless here.
Breathe by Priscilla Shirer | 5 Sessions
One of the greatest challenges among women in our culture is taking the time to stop and breathe (especially during the summer!).
We are in bondage to busyness. We constantly strive to complete the limitless to-do lists that hinder us from experiencing all that God has for us. By neglecting time for tranquility, serenity, and repose, we limit our Christlikeness and miss out on some of God’s greatest gifts.
In the Old Testament, Sabbath was given to the Israelites as a gift, and it is still a gift to us today. If you’re worn out and need to remember to rest this season, then this 5-session study exploring the concept of Sabbath will change your life.
Get your copy here.
Conversation Peace by Mary Kassian | 6 Sessions
Summer is the season for close-quarters road trips, so now’s the time to focus on the way you talk to the people you love most.
Over 6 weeks, you’ll strengthen your vocabulary with words from God’s Word, revolutionize your speech habits, and improve your relationships.
If this is the study for you (and really it’s for all of us), get it here.
What are you studying this summer? Let us know in the comments!