New women’s Bible studies begin in September. Register now!

Registration is now open to women who regularly attend Reston Bible Church. There are limited spots in classes and in childcare, so please register early. On the Sunday before the class start date, remaining spaces in classes and in childcare are open to all women.

Classes are offered Thursday morning and Thursday evening. Format varies by class. Some classes include a video teaching segment. All classes include small group discussion. Class members will have material to prepare at home between class meetings. Contact the leader listed with the class if you have questions about a study.

Childcare is offered during Thursday morning classes for children 4 months and older. Infants 3 months and younger may attend class with you. Cost is based on the length of the class ($5 per week for one child, $7 per week for two children, $8 per week for three or more children). If you have childcare questions, contact Karey Parrott (kareyparrott@restonbible.org).

The fee listed with each class covers the cost and shipping for the class materials you will receive at the first class meeting. For most classes you have the option to purchase the materials on your own and pay no fee.

If childcare or class costs are a financial hardship, email Marsha Mathews (marshamathews@restonbible.org) to request a scholarship.

Contact Sue Ilari (sueilari@restonbible.org) with questions about registration or to be placed on a wait list. We may not be able to accommodate those on the wait list, so we recommend you also register for another class.

Scholarships: Marsha Mathews, Women’s Ministry Director, marshamathews@restonbible.org
Registration and Wait List: Sue Ilari, Women’s Ministry Assistant, sueilari@restonbible.org
Childcare: Karey Parrott, Childcare Coordinator, kareyparrott@restonbible.org

All classes meet at Reston Bible Church in the main building, unless otherwise noted.

The Faithful: Heroes of the Old Testament, LifewayWednesday Morning

6:00 to 7:00 a.m.

Sept. 11 – Spring 2020

$15.60

Borrowing from studies by Beth Moore, Priscilla Shirer, Lisa Harper, Kelly Minter, and Jennifer Rothschild, this study explores crucial moments in the lives of five Old Testament figures—Esther, Gideon, Malachi, Nehemiah, and Hosea. Through their stories, discover how God uses the lives of ordinary people for His glory and the good of His people. Strengthen your faith as you walk alongside these larger-than-life figures who all chose to obey God no matter the circumstances. Class time includes video teaching.

This class will meet in the RBC Youth Building.

Register here
Engaging God’s Word: Ruth and Esther by Community Bible StudyWednesday Evening

7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Sept. 4 – Dec. 11

$7.40

The books of Ruth and Esther show ordinary women in extraordinarily difficult situations. In spite of extreme hardship and probable disaster, they continue to trust God – even when He seems distant. This in-depth study shows God caring for His people and bringing good from hardship. Ruth and Esther’s courage and faith will inspire you to hope-no matter what you’re facing.

This class is full.

Scriptural SalveThursday Morning

9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Sept. 12 – May 2020

$12.00

Jenn Mastran, vjmastran@gmail.com

Would you like to know what the Bible says concerning how God lovingly works in your life through hardship? This study will teach you how to join with the Father in His gracious purpose of conforming you to the likeness of His Son through your struggles, trials, and pain. The Bible promises that as you turn from responding to hardships your own way, and respond to them His way, you will grow in peace, rest, hope, and joy.

To accomplish this goal, we’ll have devotional homework from God’s Word, application questions, scripture memorization, small group discussion, and prayer together. Each lesson in this study builds on the previous ones and is designed for you to experience life change and find a lasting difference in your fellowship with God, and in every relationship He has given you.

This class is full.

In All Things by Melissa B. KrugerThursday Morning

9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Sept. 12 – Dec. 5

$11.00

Marsha Mathews, marshamathews@restonbible.org, 703-867-2420

Jesus never intended for us to have just a little bit of happiness in our lives. He wants us to have fullness of joy–no matter our circumstances. The book of Philippians is an invitation to joy to believers in the early church. Paul’s refrain throughout the letter is “Rejoice!”. His joy was unshakable, His peace was secure. His hope was abounding. But how did he find profound contentment in the midst of such difficult circumstances? Discover a joy that will carry you through all the ups and downs of life in this study. We’ll walk through Paul’s words about the secret to no-matter-what joy–and discover how we can find contentment and unwavering peace every day.

This class is full.

Galatians, LifeChange by NavPressThursday Morning

9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Sept. 12 – Dec. 5

$10.50

Kate Grefenstette, kpgref@gmail.com

The Galatians had come to Christ by faith – powerless to win God’s favor apart from His saving mercy. But certain people were saying, “In order to keep His favor, you have to maintain His standards by your own efforts.” To safeguard the essence of the gospel, the Apostle Paul reaffirms that we can only live right with God by faith in Him, and His empowering presence in us.

This class is full.

Finding God Faithful: A Study on the Life of Joseph by Kelly MinterThursday Morning

9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Sept. 12 – Dec. 5

$15.60

Marsha Mathews, marshamathews@restonbible.org, 703-867-2420

Trace the path of Joseph’s life in the Book of Genesis to observe how God’s sovereignty reigns, even in our darkest moments. Learn to recognize when God is working during periods of waiting, trust God’s plan when life doesn’t make sense, and rest in the sufficiency of His presence in every circumstance. His provision is enough, His presence is constant, and His purpose is unstoppable. Class time will include video teaching.

There will be two groups for this study. The groups will meet together to watch the video and split up for the discussion time. One of the discussion groups will be led by Kay Minter, and the other group will be led by Kim Cunningham. You will receive your group assignment a couple of days before the start of Bible study. If you would like to be in the same discussion group with a friend, please email your names to Marsha Mathews.

This class is full.

Acts Part 1: Jesus’ Witnesses Empowered by His Spirit, Precept MinistriesThursday Morning

9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Sept. 12 – Dec. 5

$18.00

Cindy Kewley, ckewley@gmail.com, 703-473-0083

Luke’s first account was his Gospel in which he recorded all that Jesus began to do and teach. His second account we call Acts, or the Acts of the Apostles, in which Luke recorded what happened after Jesus’ ascension to the Father. Jesus sent the Holy Spirit, empowering the apostles to testify to the power of God in salvation and in living every day for the gospel. Learn how God spread the gospel through witnesses of Jesus’ death and resurrection, and from their examples, how you too can witness to others. Stand in awe of the power of God in believers to endure persecution and suffering for the cause of Christ and embrace His power in your life. Be encouraged by the results of faithful servants holding forth truth in a dark world; watch as the church grows numerically, geographically, and culturally. Precept Upon Precept® Bible Studies take about 45 minutes to an hour of daily personal study. Class time will include video teaching.

This class is full.

1-2 Peter and Jude (Knowing the Bible) by Jonathan K DotsonThursday Evening

7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Sept. 12 – Nov. 21

$9.60

Abby Stocking, abbysox@mac.com

These letters were written to churches experiencing various kinds of trails- false teachers, distorted views of the gospel, and harsh persecution. Together, these letters form a manifesto of hope for living faithfully no matter how dark the times. This study highlights the importance of holding fast to the true gospel, living holy lives, and looking ahead to the return of Christ.

This class is full.