For Group Leaders and Individuals
Impact – Gospel Hope For Every Woman – The Study Guide is designed to complement Impact – Gospel Hope For Every Woman. (You can read it for free on Kindle Unlimited. Available on Amazon worldwide.)
This study guide is ideal for both group and individual Bible study, as it’s divided into twelve units. Each unit (except the introduction, which has additional questions) comprises the reflection questions included in each chapter of Impact – Gospel Hope For Every Woman.
It also includes activity ideas to guide reflection and/or discussion. Activity ideas marked Group are especially designed for groups and pairs. Activity ideas marked Individual are especially designed for individuals to carry out.
If you’re following this study guide on your own, I’d like to encourage you to read one chapter of Impact: Gospel Hope For Every Woman per week and then set aside a specific time once a week to do the corresponding unit in this study guide, following the Prayer, Brainstorm, Activity, and Questions for Reflection sections.
If you’re a group leader, encourage participants to read one chapter of Impact: Gospel Hope For Every Woman per week. Then set aside one Bible Study meeting each week (try to keep to a regular timetable) to do the corresponding unit in this study guide, following the Prayer, Brainstorm, Activity, and Questions for Reflection sections.
Here’s a list of materials you will need to carry out the Study Guide:
- One copy of Impact: Gospel Hope For Every Woman for each person doing the Bible Study. (You can get it for free on Kindle Unlimited. Available on Amazon worldwide.)
- A journal or notebook for each person doing the Bible Study.
- A Bible for each person. (I recommend the ESV, NASB, and NIV versions.)
- Pens or pencils to note down answers.
- A speaker system (for groups) to listen to the videos.
3. Instructions for Individuals and Group Leaders
Do all the marked sections Individual. In general terms, each unit has the following plan:
- Questions For Reflection – self-study questions (to complete during the week) and Bible study time (specific time to look through answers and see if there’s anything to add). Where appropriate, commit to sharing your answers with someone else (husband, friend, family member)
- Next Step – A note about what to do in the week.
For Group Leaders
Spilt the Bible study into 12 weeks. Follow the plan for each unit (and the exercises marked Group). For the Bible study, this is the general plan, with suggested timings:
- Prayer (5 minutes)
- Brainstorm (5 minutes)
- Activity (30 minutes)
- Questions For Reflection (45 minutes)
- Next step – Talk about homework to complete before the next session (5 minutes)
For the introduction session (Unit 1), I suggest the following plan:
- Materials (Get participants to look through Impact: Gospel Hope For Every Woman to see the topics covered.)
- Discuss the format (the plan for each session, the schedule, the location) and any group values (e.g. honesty, confidentiality and accountability). In this introduction unit (Unit 1), there are no Questions for Reflection.
- Explain to participants that they need to read the first chapter of the book Impact: Gospel Hope For Every Woman “Why Impact” in the week.
Pairs and Group Work
There is a lot of pair feedback time (for feedback on individual answers) and then group discussion. Encourage pairs to mix, so that different relationships can form.
In group discussions, encourage pairs to give their answers without fear of judgement. As group leader, lead by example and share your own answers to the Questions for Reflection, and other reflection questions.
Remind everyone of core values and keep everything shared during Bible Study time strictly confidential.
4. Activity Resources
Each unit has activity ideas for individuals and for groups.
If you’re a group leader, read the following week’s activity ideas, so that you can come prepared to the meeting (for instance, with the technology needed to play the videos.)
If you’re an individual, keep a general track of the following week’s activities so you can make the most out of them.
5. Questions for Reflection
If you’re studying on your own, I’d like to encourage you to read a chapter of Impact: Gospel Hope For Every Woman and set aside a specific time to do the corresponding unit in this study guide, including the Questions For Reflection. (If you like, you can also answer them straight after reading the chapter, then go back and review them when you do your study time).
If you’re a group leader, encourage participants to read a chapter of Impact: Gospel Hope For Every Woman during the week so they can come prepared to the Bible study.
6. Recommended Additional Resources
- The Bible Project Podcast https://bibleproject.com/podcasts/the-bible-project-podcast/
- The Risen Motherhood Podcast https://open.spotify.com/show/3IDo2rZtLFwV8JD619DURI
- The Unique Mums Podcast
- The Gospel Coalition Let’s Talk Podcast https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/podcasts/lets-talk-podcast/
- Another Gospel? A Lifelong Christian Seeks Truth in Response to Progressive Christianity by Alisa Childers
- Counterfeit Gods by Timothy Keller
- Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis
- Unique: A Testimony of Hope In A Comparison Obsessed Mommy Culture by Anna Hawkes Cabral
- Risen Motherhood: Gospel Hope for Everyday Moments by Laura Wifler and Emily Jensen
- Ministry of Motherhood: Following Christ’s Example in Reaching the Hearts of Our Children by Sally Clarkson
- Bible Thinker
- Risen Motherhood
- Unique Mums
- The Gospel Coalition
Do you have any questions or suggestions for improvement? I’d love to help you and I’m open to feedback. Comment below ⬇️ or send me an email to: theuniquemums at gmail dot com