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WALKING WITH PURPOSE ~ 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.
Walking With Purpose at Christ The King’s 2020-2021 season began in October, we plan to wrap up in mid-April. We are meeting completely virtually via Zoom this year.
Surely a different way of meeting but the same great content and conversations!”
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.
This season’s Bible Studies
Opening Your Heart
Opening your heart-Welcome to Opening Your Heart: The Starting Point. 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 the 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.
Touching the Divine
Touching the Divine focuses on the many qualities of Jesus revealed through the Gospel of John. This study draws us into a deeper, loving relationship with Jesus as we reflect on His life and personality.
Saint John referred to himself as “the disciple whom Jesus loved” and as we study, John will teach us how much Jesus loves us, and how His love is the true satisfaction of our souls. Knowing Christ more intimately, as John did, will touch your heart and fill you with hope!
Fearless and Free Bible study 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 trans-formative study that Walking with Purpose has offered so far.
Fearless & Free
Readers will experience being grounded in truth while wrapped in the embrace of the One who loves us all completely and without end. A Fearless and Free Leader’s Guide is included, to help leaders run group study effectively.
Contact Carlene and Annie at CTKWWP@gmail.com
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