Happy Fourth of July everyone!
Independence Day… the official start of summer.
As we all enjoy our barbecues, picnics, beaches, and summertime fun….I would like to kick off our “Undaunted” bible study by taking a moment to share a bit of background in preparation for our start on Monday.
This will be the third online study we have offered and we have heard from many women that this format works well. Some have actually said it’s the only way they’d even be able to do Bible study at this stage in their lives. Thank God for modern technology!
It’s also the best way to get, not only our local group of women involved, but lots of other women from across the U.S. and even one international friend. So, don’t hesitate to invite someone that you think might want to join us, it’s not too late. For the duration of the study you will receive a blog post each Monday morning and if you decide to join us for our private facebook small group, we’ll be meeting online every Monday evening from 9:30-10:30pm.
So, let me share a little bit about myself.
I am a female pastor, married with three children, two grown daughters and five grandchildren that I adore. I live in Staten Island, NY and am blessed to be in full time ministry, both at home for my family and for the body of Christ serving with and for women. I love reading, writing, watching movies and everything creative. My passion and calling is social justice, in particular, ending violence and abuse against women. God has given me the opportunity to live out that passion through our women’s healing ministry, Fierce Woman Found Ministries, Inc. You can find out more about it by visiting our website at www.fiercewomanfoundministriesinc.com. We’re also on facebook, twitter and instagram. We’d love to have you follow us there and share our links with your friends.
Now, onto the author of our Undaunted study…Christine Caine. Do you know about this amazing woman? She is a speaker and author who travels the globe preaching, teaching, and advocating for justice. She and her husband founded A21, an anti-trafficking organization that fights slavery around the globe. Click HERE to learn more about here. She is on facebook, twitter and instagram – you might want to follow her if you are into social media.
Let me tell you why I am eager to begin this Undaunted: Daring to do what God calls you to do study by Christine Caine. There are several of reasons, really!
- I first heard Christine speak at a Willowcreek Leadership Conference in 2008. Her message profoundly impacted and transformed my life and ignited the flame for Fierce Woman Found Ministries to go and be a voice and light to a hurting generation.
She is sure to ignite a passion in all of us – she does it wherever she goes!
- The name of the study drew me in – because I want to live undaunted but often feel as if I life fearful and full of uncertainty.
- I want to hear God’s voice about the call He has on my life. I desire to let His love and grace flow through me more and more to others I come in contact with. I don’t want to miss what God has for me. I’ve said for years “I think God has something bigger for me.” Why wait?
- An online study works with my schedule and I bet it works with yours, too.
Now, Let’s get started!
Make sure you subscribe to the blog (sign-up is on the top right-hand corner of your screen. You will need to enter your name and email). Once you are subscribed, you will receive the weekly blog posts to your email on Monday. The blog will also automatically post to our facebook page, Going Deeper/Coming Up Higher. If you’re on social media, you’ll be able to read it there. In addition, if you’re interested in becoming part of our private fb small group, you will be able to watch the video sessions as well as print out the weekly study guides. Make sure to print the guides out and study it over the week because we’ll be discussing them during our small group time on Monday evenings.
For both our email and facebook participants, I would love to have your feedback in the comments section of each post. As you read the book and work through the material, go ahead and comment. We have learned that with the online format, commenting really helps accountability and builds a sense of community and ignites our passion and purpose. I will read them all and will love to respond!
It is going to be an amazing 5 weeks of moving toward living undaunted as we come to clearly see what God is calling us to do with our lives.
Remember, this is not merely a ‘book’ study but is intended to cause you to search out the scriptures. So, be sure to carve out some time each day to spend with the Lord in prayer and His Word. It is precious time where He will make His presence known to you and encourage you. He will also and give you wisdom and guidance as He reveals the call He has on your life. I will be checking in later this week!
Before we begin, how about answering a few questions to get our comment section going:
1. Why are you excited to take this study? What made you choose this particular one?
2. What feelings are evoked when you think about finding and doing what God is calling you to do?
3. What does undaunted mean to you? Not only the definition, but also, in your life?
What do you think it’s going to mean?