How to Start a Women's Bible Study

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31-10-2020, 21:50
There are many women who are craving to dive into the word and learn more about what god has to offer them. However, there are a lot of women who either don't know how to do it or don't have the resources to do this task. A women's bible study can be a great resource to all women alike to have a strong relationship with Christ. It can also be a place where women can share their thoughts to one another about the scripture that they are all reading or a place of prayer. This article contains steps on how to start a women's bible study in order to help create more resources to learn about Christ.

Getting the study started

  1. Pick a place where you would like to have a Bible study. This place can be almost anywhere, as long as it's okay with the owner of the property. There possibilities are endless, but some ideas are:
    • Your house
    • A park
    • A coffee shop
    • A restaurant
    • Your church.
  2. Choose the best time to do the study. The mornings tend to be calmer since the day has not yet begun and a lot of times, there are less people walking about. The afternoons are also nice since you can make it a lunch/bible study if you wish and people can be more awake than in the mornings. The evenings are nice since more people are off work at that time so their schedules are more free than at other times in the day.
  3. Decide on how many times you would like to meet and how long. Some Bible studies meet once a week while others meet every day. There are some bible studies that meet for a half an hour while others meet for an hour. Normally, 30 to 45 minutes is a good amount of time to spend getting into the word although don't feel obligated to adjust the amount of time spent in the study.
  4. Find a group of women who would like to join the group. You can invite anyone you want to. This group of women can be your friends, people from your church, or even people you don't know well. One of the best ways of doing this is contacting your church and asking them if they would be willing to advertise your Bible study. Another way is to send emails out to anyone you think would be interested.
  5. Once you have your group, talk with them about what passages they want to study and put together a Bible reading plan. Plan out what passages to dive into each time you meet. If no one has any suggestions, then you are more than welcome to use any of the sources provided to develop a plan.

Before the study

  1. Pray for the group. Pray to God that he would open the minds of the women to the suggestions that he has for them. Also pray that their faith in Christ may grow.
  2. Read the passage that you are going to study with the women twice. Write down any thoughts or questions that you have about the passage or even things that could be talked about with the ladies.
  3. Write down three questions that you think would be good discussion questions for the group. Make sure that they are thought provoking so that the ladies can feed off of each others responses.
  4. Make sure you make any arrangements necessary to get the place that you want to meet at.

At the study

  1. Pray with the ladies before you begin. Again, pray for an open mindset and open hearts to what the Lord has to say.
  2. Have the ladies read the passage and then read the passage out loud. A good trick for this is to first give them a chance to find it and then read it quietly to yourself. Once you are done reading it, most of the ladies should be done reading. If it is a small group, you can ask them if most of them are done. Reading it silently and then out loud often reinforces it in the brain. Plus, the repetition of the passage helps people remember it easier.
  3. Pause for a second to let it sink in and then open it up for discussion. Remember the questions you wrote earlier? Pull these out and ask the ladies the questions on the sheet. Let the ladies share their thoughts about the scripture. Once you have asked at least 3 questions, open it up for anyone to share their thoughts about the passage. This will create an openness and break any ice that might be there.
  4. After the conversation has winded down, ask the ladies if the have any prayer requests. Write down these prayer requests in a notebook so that you can pray for them throughout the week.
  5. Close the study with prayer. Pray for those who requested prayer and thank the lord for the time that he has provided to have a bible study.
  6. Watch as the spirit of the lord makes these ladies grow! You have created a wonderful resource to all women alike to enhance their walk with Jesus!


  • If you desire, you can ask the ladies if they have any testimonies to share or if any one has stood out to them in their lives as an example of Christ.
  • If no one has a prayer request, pause and then go into prayer. If you can't think of what to say, then say something like, "Let's pray," or whatever comes naturally to you.
  • Some good questions to ask are, "What is the main theme of this passage," "How can this be applied to your daily life," "What makes this message powerful," "Do you know someone who has applied this passage in their life," ect... It all depends on which passage of the bible you are looking at.
  • If a woman wants to join the bible study group, welcome them in even if you don't know them well. You can make an effort to reach out to that woman with love.
  • Tell the ladies to bring a bible and a journal unless you have the passage written out for them to read.
  • Sometimes it is helpful to have a devotional bible as there are often notes provided to help explain the scripture. It is also helpful to have a yearly bible in case if you can't find a good passage right away.
  • In all of the actions that you do, do them with love. Everything that god does is through love. Jesus stated that, "The two greatest commandments are love the lord your god with all of your heart, soul, and strength and love your neighbor as yourself." Each women in the bible study needs love. They not only need love from you, but they need to know that Jesus loves them. Romans 8:38-39 states, "And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord."
  • Be compassionate to everyone in the study. Each lady in the group came from different backgrounds and life styles. Know that if one person is in a bad mood, it could mean that they have been having a hard time lately.
  • Encourage the ladies to also read the bible outside of the study as well. Also encourage them to ask you questions about scripture. If you don't know to the answer to a question that they ask, then say, "That is a great question. Can I research it and get back to you next week?" Make sure though that you write down the question and who asked it otherwise you may forget!
  • Come into the study with a positive attitude. This will also help the ladies be positive as well.


  • Don't take it personally if someone doesn't come every week. Just keep praying for them and loving on them. Remember that coming sometimes is better than not coming at all.
  • Make sure to represent god well by not being a hypocrite. If you tell the ladies that they should do something, make sure that you are also doing the thing that you asked them to do. Otherwise, the ladies could say, "Why should we do this? You're not doing it and you seem to be fine!"
  • Do every thing through the holy spirit. The words from the bible study do not come from you, but from god.

Things You'll Need

  • A place to meet at
  • An open mind
  • Bible
  • Compassion
  • Love
  • Notebook or journal
  • Something to write with
  • Women who are willing to study the word
  • Courage
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