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Just Women 2016 is the Disciples Women’s Ministries endorsed study material. 2016 is the eighth year of publication. It is offered via subscription: online or by calling (317) 635-3100 or by completing subscription form (found in the right-hand resource box) and send with your check to:

IDWM-Just Women, PO Box 1986, Indianapolis, IN 46206-1986

Disciples Women’s Ministries is offering the opportunity to save shipping and handling costs for non-subscription copies of the Bible study, place your order by January 19, 2016.

2016 Theme ~ Embracing Our Global Sisterhood

Winter (January issuance / December 1st renewal due)

Celebrating Disciples Creativity and the Arts

In this issue, you’ll learn about the way Disciples Women are making art and transforming lives as they create. Features will include a “collage” of women artists, a look at Quadrennial Assembly bags and the global sisters behind them, and an exploration of how Disciples churches use art in their worship, outreach, and spiritual formation ministries. This issue will also include stories from the 2015 Women-to-Woman Worldwide journey to the Middle East.  (A four-session study guide will be available as a free download.)

Bible Study (March issuance / January 19 renewal deadline)

“The Table and Beyond: Lavish Hospitality in the Bible”

This year marks the third year of our Bible study issue written by Disciples women for Disciples women under the Just Women banner. This eight-session study will explore texts that teach about hospitality the biblical way. Studies can be used on their own or in a series, by groups or individuals.  We have re-ordered and sold out previous Bible study issues of Just Women.   To ensure availability of copies for your group, place your advance order in the Disciples Women online store no later than Jan. 19, 2016.

Writers and scripture topics for 2016 are:

Dr. Catherine Nichols – Introduction

Ms Nora Carmi – “Jesus Welcomes the Children” (Matthew 19:13-15, Mark 9:33-37, Luke 18:15-17)

Rev. Dr. Katie Hays – “Sodom & Gomorrah” (Gen 19:1-29), “Sending Out the Disciples” (Matthew 10), and “Peter and Cornelius” (Acts 10)

Rev. Dr. Beth Rupe – “The Last Supper” (1 Corinthians 11:17-33)

Rev. Dr. Barbara Sims-King – “Visiting Angels” (Genesis 18:1-18) and “Everything Held in Common” (Acts 4:32-37)

Rev. Tanya Tyler – “Jesus Feeds the Multitudes” (Matt 14:13-21, Mark 6:30-44, Luke 9:10-17, John 6:1-14)

Rev. Kathy McDowell – Leader’s Guide

Summer (June issuance / May 1st renewal date)

Mission First! Impacting Lives

Stay updated on the Disciples of Christ mission focus for 2020 and beyond.  Learn about ways Disciples Women – laywomen and clergy women – have shaped Disciples mission. Read about global mission partnerships that go beyond assistance to empowerment. Learn more about the Middle East from the 2015 Woman-to-Woman Worldwide journey. (A four-session study guide will be available as a free download.)

Fall (October issuance / September 1st renewal due)

The Poverty Problem. . .and What the Church Can Do about It

The church has always been in the leadership of efforts to eradicate poverty.  Read about how Disciples are changing the poverty scene and transforming lives through housing solutions, financial empowerment, and hunger relief. Learn ways you and your church can make a difference.  Also featured will be concluding stories from the Middle East 2015 Woman-to-Woman Worldwide journey. (A four-session study guide will be available as a free download.)

 

Source: Just Women Bible Study

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