Beyond the Book & Blog

“Finding I AM” Study Leader, Katrina Wylie | Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies | #FindingIAM #P31OBSHi Finding I AM OBSers! (For those new here, that’s our special name for you who join us for Online Bible Study.) I’m Katrina Wylie, executive team leader for our Words Department here at Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies. I’m also a Study Leader for our next study – Finding I AM.

I can’t wait to dig into Lysa TerKeurst’s study book, starting January 23! But today I wanted to share the many FREE options we have to help you get even more out of your OBS experience. (And please remember, these are all entirely up to you if you’d like to try ’em!)

While we’re all about great Bible study here, we also love connecting in community and having fun with our fellow OBS gals around the world! So here are all the extra options you can join …

Hang Out with Us On Social Media!

Note: Use the hashtags #P31OBS and #FindingIAM in your posts for greater connection on social media. You can also search those hashtags to see what others are sharing!

Come & Connect Through Our Study Events!

  • Extra Option #4: Facebook Party!
    Love Facebook, fun and fellow Finding I AM friends? We do, too! Join us Tuesday, January 24 at 8 p.m. ET for our Facebook party. RSVP here.
  • Extra Option #5: Bible Study LIVE!
    Want to chat it up LIVE about what we’re learning each week? Join us on Facebook each Thursday at 8 p.m. ET! Click the links below to RSVP to each week:
    Week 1 (Jan. 26)
    Week 2 (Feb. 2)
    Week 3 (Feb. 9)
    Week 4 (Feb. 16)
    Week 5 (Feb. 23)
  • Extra Option #6: Twitter Party!
    Mark your calendars! Join us Tuesday, January 31 at 9 p.m. ET for some fast and fun study chat. Simply follow @P31OBS on Twitter and use/search the hashtag #FindingIAM to join in.

So there you have it – your 6 FREE, extra options for the Finding I AM P31 OBS! And don’t worry, we’ll send reminders for each of these before they happen! I hope you’ll join us! And remember: These are all listed as extra options … because they’re just that! 🙂

Our motto is: Your life is crazy. Your Bible study doesn’t have to be. So — do feel empowered to pick and choose as many (or few) of these options that work for YOU.

Giveaway!
Comment today for your chance to win a Finding I AM study book by Lysa TerKeurst for you and a friend! Two winners will be randomly selected and emailed.

Answer the Let’s Chat question in the comment section of today’s blog and you’ll be entered to win a copy of the Bible study book, "Finding I AM" by Lysa TerKeurst! | Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies | #FindingIAM #P31OBS

Lets Chat:

Which extra option(s) are you planning to add to your study? If you’re a returning OBSer … which options have you already tried and loved?

Can’t wait to connect with you in the comments!

~ Katrina

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My Favorite Bible Study

“Finding I Am” Study Leader, Melissa Taylor | Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies | #FindingIAm #P31OBSI can’t wait to start Finding I AM with you! I had the awesome privilege of sitting down with author and president of Proverbs 31 Ministries, Lysa TerKeurst, to discuss her first-ever straight up Bible study – which has just been released TODAY!

Check out our conversation to find out why Finding I AM is my new favorite Bible study!

 

If you can’t view the video above, please click here to view on YouTube.

Your Next Steps:

  1. Purchase Finding I AM here.
  2. Get out your Bible, purchase a Bible or download a Bible App. (I use YouVersion.)
  3. Join Lysa, the OBS Team and me on January 23 as we kick off Finding I AM: How Jesus Fully Satisfies the Cry of Your Heart. 

Let’s Chat & Give some Bible studies away:

We are starting 2017 off by giving away five copies of Finding I AM!

After you sign up for the Finding I AM OBS, come back to this page and leave a comment announcing that you are all signed up. Then spread the word by letting your friends on social media know about Finding I AM and inviting them to join you. Let us know who you invite – we can’t wait to meet all of you for Bible study!

Here’s a graphic for you to share and use as an invite:

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The Wait Continues

"Wait and See" Study Leader, Jen Folz | Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies | #WaitAndSee #P31OBSHello! I’m happy to be back with y’all. Hasn’t this been such an awesome study?!

We did it! We spent the past five weeks learning to find peace in God’s pauses and plans. Do you feel you have a deeper understanding of your wait?

My hope is that your spiritual tool belt is filled with applicable tips from our book, so your circumstances feel more manageable.

Like many of you, I’ve had multiple “waits.” Some have come to a completion, while others are still in progress. And because waiting can feel really hard at times, I’m thankful that trusting God’s timing is a step we’ve all been learning to take this study.

Throughout Wait and See, Wendy Pope provided us with many tips to help our waits feel less overwhelming. Tips like:

  • Be close to God through quiet time and prayer
  • Read, study and live out His Word
  • Surround yourself with supportive friends
  • Tend to your “pasture” while in your wait

Now, when the timing of my wait feels hard to grasp, it’s easier to remember these wise words from Wendy Pope in Chapter 9:

“Things don’t always turn out exactly as we planned, but things always turn out as God planned.”

"Things Don't Always Turn Out Exactly As We Planned, But Things Always Turn Out As God Planned."- Wendy Pope #WaitAndSee | Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies Week 5 #P31OBS

Yes! When our wait feels hard to accept and it’s difficult to surrender control to God, we can remember that every promise God makes is fulfilled … even when we feel it’s taking too long. Amen?!

Thank you so much for joining our #WaitAndSee OBS. We’ve enjoyed walking beside each of you.

~ Jen

P.S. Want more on the Wait and See message? It’s not too late to order our “When You Feel Like God’s Not Showing Up” Conference Call Series. You can learn more and order them HERE.

And don’t forget, our next #P31OBS begins January 23! We’d love to have you join us. You can sign up for our study on Finding I AM by Lysa TerKeurst HERE.

Now, let’s grab a cup of coffee (or tea or whatever you prefer), and meet in the comments to share!

Let’s Chat:

Observe — What’s your biggest takeaway from this study that’s helping you in your wait?

Bible  In Chapter 9, Wendy refers to Psalm 119. Read verses 1, 11 and 45. Which speaks to you the most — and will you grab hold to take with you — as we wrap up our study?

Stretch  Ready to hear Wendy’s last thoughts for us? Watch this last video below OR click here to listen to the audio. How will you use the last step she shares in your wait?

If you can’t view the video above, click here to watch on YouTube. Want to download the free printable from Wendy’s teaching? Click the “download now” button below!

Download Now!

Giveaway Time!
Ready for our last prize? Comment today for your chance to win a copy of our next study book, Finding I AM, by Lysa TerKeurst. We’ll randomly select and email one winner. Don’t want to wait and see if you’ve won? You can pre-order your copy in our bookstore HERE.

Answer the Let's Chat questions in the comment section of today's blog and you'll be entered to win this week's prize pack! | Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies | #WaitAndSee #P31OBS

 

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