Hi to all of our new and returning friends in Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies! I can’t believe 2016 is off to such a quick start and before you know it, we’ll launch our first Bible study of the new year, Becoming More Than a Good Bible Study Girl, by Lysa TerKeurst.
My name is Melissa Taylor and I’m the director of Online Bible Studies here at Proverbs 31 Ministries.
That title sounds so professional, but please don’t let it fool you. I’m a down-home girl who, a few years back, just wanted to do Bible study with a few friends online. What I discovered was that I wasn’t alone. There were a lot of women who also couldn’t fit attending a Bible study into their busy schedule, so they joined me. Here we are, 26 studies later!
Know anyone who might like to join you in Bible study? We have many ladies who sign up with friends, co-workers and family members from all over the world.
We’ve had sisters who lived in different states do Bible study together. They followed along with the study on our blog, then would meet via phone or Google Hangouts once a week to talk about it.
Co-workers who were school teachers had one afternoon a week for Bible study. They plan lessons every day for their students so they wanted a study where someone else did the planning. They all signed up for OBS and met weekly after work to discuss what they were learning, process it together and pray for each other.
And then there’s Sarah Travis. She’s one of our OBS leaders. Her family lives in Scotland and she and her husband went over there for six months a few years ago. She didn’t have to miss any Bible study. She was able to do her study and still be a leader with us — even though she was across the ocean from Proverbs 31 Ministries.
If there’s someone in your life you’d like to see join you in Bible study, will you invite them today? Here’s a nice little graphic to send them, or post it on your social media to invite people to join!
It’s great if you have a friend or two join you, but you can also sign up and do this study all by yourself. Well, almost by yourself — you and our OBS community. Everyone is welcome here.
If you’re inviting someone to join, let us know!
In the comment section, tell us who you invited or where you posted it on social media. By leaving a comment with that information, you and a friend are entered to win two Becoming More Than a Good Bible Study Girl books and the Conference Call Series, featuring our First 5 App writers! One for you — and one for a friend!
Don’t delay! The study begins January 25, so start inviting! And stay tuned~ there will be more information about our Becoming More study posted over the next week.
Have a great day!