Walking with Purpose
Catechetical ~ Forming Youth, and Adults in Faith, Doctrine, and Practice
Woman’s Bible Study
So Much More than a Bible Study. Have you ever considered that your day-to-day struggles are, at their core, timeless and universal? Though your challenges are deeply personal, they are also deeply human, and God has provided workable solutions for you through the teachings of Christ and the Roman Catholic Church.
Walking with Purpose would like to help you enjoy a deeper personal relationship with Jesus Christ, nurtured through personal Bible study and small group discussions created just for women.
This Season’s Bible Studies
Opening Your Heart
This Bible study will take you on an exciting journey closer to the heart of God! Opening Your Heart is an incredibly effective guide to a deep, lasting transformation of the heart and we encourage all participants new to Walking with Purpose to begin here, regardless of previous experience with Bible study. Join us as we explore the core questions that we need to wrestle with if we want to experience all that God has for us.
How can I conquer my fears?
What is the role of the Holy Spirit in my life?
What does the Eucharist have to do with my friendship with Christ?
What are the limits of Christ’s forgiveness?
Why and how should I pray?
What is the role of suffering in my life?
What challenges will I face in my efforts to follow Jesus more closely?
Keeping In Balance
Do you feel pulled in many directions? Do you find it hard to balance the demands placed on your time? Is it difficult to manage all the details thrown your way? God wants to support and help us so that we can be our best in every season of our lives.
Come along on a journey throughout Scripture as we discover the relevance of Old and New Testament wisdom to our daily challenges. We’ll explore Biblical ideas for managing life’s pace and pressure while living with calm and steadiness. Your lifestyle of health and holiness awaits.
Try Keeping in Balance if you…
Are tired of projecting an image of “perfect”
Have trouble making God your highest priority
Can’t find enough time to give to loved ones
Have unrealistic expectations of yourself and others
Need help setting healthy boundaries
Fearless and Free
This Bible study is based on the book of Ephesians. So many of us are wrestling through the reality that life isn’t easy, even when we are doing the right thing. Suffering can slam into us from left field, leaving us reeling. This study provides a firm foundation to stand on no matter what life throws our way. With an emphasis on healing and wholeness, Fearless and Free is the most personal and transformative study that Walking with Purpose has offered so far. Readers will experience being grounded in truth while wrapped in the embrace of the One who loves us all completely and without end.
This is what we’ll discover through the pages of this study:
We need to WAKEN to the reality of who we are in Christ, and that we have an enemy who seeks to steal our true identity.
We need to WRESTLE with the battle in our minds– bringing our thoughts in captivity to Christ.
We need to be strengthened as WARRIORS so that we can move forward in life– not just surviving, but flourishing.
We are offering two shorter books:
Ordering Your Priorities: Building a Life Well Lived followed by Living in the Father’s Love
Ordering Your Priorities: Building a Life Well Lived
Another glass of wine, just one more episode on Netflix, a little more scrolling on Instagram…Women are numbing out at ever-increasing rates. Why? What is it about the lives that make us feel so overwhelmed? What might change if we figured out how to build the lives that we like?
Ordering Your Priorities is an immensely practical Bible study that will help you put the most important things first. We’ll begin by paying attention to the One who made us because He can best tell us what we need for our lives to run well.
Ordering Your Priorities is ideal if you…
Are ready to discover not only what matters most in life but also how to prioritize those things.
Long to feel satisfied at the end of the day, knowing that you’ve loved your family not just in your heart but also in your schedule.
Want to create a life that you don’t need to escape.
Living in the Father’s Love, this brief but powerful Bible study is the ideal way to revive and refresh yourself. Discover just how much God loves us and how the Gospels are deeply relevant to our relationship with God and with those we love. In a world where women are measured by their beauty, achievements, and possessions, wouldn’t it be nice to find a place where you could just be valued for who you are? Living in the Father’s Love will lead you to that safe place where you are unconditionally loved, baggage and all.
Living in the Father’s Love is ideal if you are…
Looking for a short but powerful Bible study this season.
Doubting whether God really loves you?
Wondering how to improve your relationship with God and others?
Searching for purpose
Only have time for a short study that has the power to transform your life?
What is the attraction to Walking With Purpose?
WWP is a fresh, relevant and focused study of Scriptures, approved by the Catholic Church, that aims to open the heart where real change happens, and not just intellectual development.
With an open heart, we can receive God’s graces. Graces that He wants to bestow on us. When hearts change, so do behaviors and attitudes toward everyone and everything that is part of our life.
The women are truly glad to see one another and grateful to have a setting to talk about God, their faith, or challenges with it, and to share insights from the lessons with each other. They form a real sense of community.
Walking With Purpose is not a Walking Club.
Here is what some women have said about their experience:
“My life is so much easier now that I have reawakened my faith. I can trust God has a plan, and His will be best.”
“I was brought up and to go to church. Later in life, I knew I needed to go. Now, with all I have been learning, I want to go.”
“I am amazed at how weekly topics do relate to my life. I am more conscious of my choices and how I interact with my family and others.”
That is the beauty of the program. We see ourselves changing. WWP is a life-changing encounter with Christ as we never knew Him. We are all seeking a relationship with God. Each day He gives us opportunities to be closer to Him.
The beginnings of Walking With Purpose.
In the summer of 2002, Lisa Brenninkmeyer developed the bible study program called Walking with Purpose. Walking with Purpose reaches out to women who desire to grow in their faith using a Scripture-based program that is fresh, relevant and focused on the conversion of the heart more than intellectual development.
WWP is a growing National program, that when we started our chapter in 2012, it had less than 1000 participants nationwide. This year that number passed 40,000 women. That shows the true desire and hunger for a deeper spirituality, and for real connections with other women in the community.
WWP is part of the spiritual movement in the Church that is reaching more and more women and their families. Last year our chapter had over 70 women, from parishes all over the Cape, who came together weekly, in small groups, to go over a Scripture-based lesson they had read at home. The women were of all ages and stages in life. Most had no Bible experience. Some were not regular churchgoers.
What they share is a curiosity and desire to examine their faith and their relationship with God, hoping to make it more meaningful, and, a conscious part of their everyday activity.
In regards to WWP growing, one of our members went back to her parish in Bourne, and has started a new chapter of WWP at St. John the Evangelist. From there, one of their members is starting a chapter in Wareham, at St. Margaret’s.
Contact at CTKWWP@gmail.com