Bible Studies


Morning Equipping

Experience spiritual growth with other women! 



A Women's Bible Study

We meet every Tuesday 9:00-11:00 a.m. at Bethany Church. Come early for coffee!
Our Fall session runs from September 11 through December 5. 

The Bible is God's very own story - start to finish and you are a part of that story! That's why Morning Equipping welcomes women from Bethany and the greater La Crosse community to gather for the purpose of exploring God's Word, gaining His wisdom for life issues, experiencing genuine spiritual growth, and enjoying deep friendships with women of all ages.

On Tuesday mornings we initially gather together as a large group to pray and worship, then we break into our smaller groups for digging deeper into God's Word, discussion for clarity, caring and praying for each other.

Childcare for preschool kids is available through our wonderful Kid's Edition program that operates in conjunction with Morning Equipping.


FALL 2018 STUDieS:


1 Peter: A Living Hope in Christ by Jen Wilkin

Our inheritance through Christ is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading. In 1 Peter, a man of faith and flaws and eyewitness to the life of Christ challenges us to look beyond our current circumstances to a future inheritance. He shares his concerns on big picture issues for the early church, describes believers' true identity in Christ, and ultimately helps readers discover what it means to experience the Living Hope they have in Christ. Key themes of humility, submission, and identity in Christ guide the study of 1 Peter as participants are challenged to read the book in its entirety each week.

  • Estimated cost is $20.00

  • Leaders: Tami Deleeuw, Kari Stoa & Lisa Martz



Redefined & Breathe by Well Watered Women

Redefine: define again or differently.

Our identity is the source from which we live and move each day. It affects how we treat people, how we view ourselves, and how we interact with those around us. Believing in Jesus means that you’ve been given a new identity - one that cannot be shaken or changed because it is established in Christ. We want to walk you through Scripture and promises from God that will redefine your identity and give you a new understanding of what it means to live as a daughter of Christ who knows who she is.

“To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing.” Martin Luther spoke these words and their wisdom points us to this truth: Prayer is the breath of the believer. Prayer connects us to God and allows us to walk in faith as we bring our worries, fears, joys, hopes and dreams before God.

The Word of God is sacred and precious to the believer because it is breathed out by God. When we do not know what to pray, we can turn to Scripture for guidance and direction. The Psalms capture every human emotion and show us how to pray to God when those emotions come our way.

  • Estimated cost is $20.00 each book

  • Leaders: Tiffany Fischer, Olivia Kennedy, Jill Miller & Marggi Porcari

Living Free Insight
This study will help women “walk in a way of understanding” (Prov. 9:6) as it related to us as individuals who are struggling with problems or challenges and not experiencing the true freedom in being the woman God called us to be.

It enhances your understanding of yourself and others.

It helps you bond together in meaningful relationships with others.

It helps break down the segregation of people in churches, turning "those people" and "our kind of people" into just "us".

It helps prepare women to minister to others.

  • Estimated cost is $12.00

  • Leaders: Debbie Baxley, Jo Williams & Rosanna Harter 


Voices: Hearing God in a World of Imposters; New Testament
(Part 2) by Pam Gillaspie

When so many voices claim to speak for God, how do you know what to do? Jesus and His Apostles spoke many times about false prophets and warned against those who disguise themselves as harmless sheep but are in fact wolves ready for the kill. They taught how to stand firm in truth in the face of these threats. Lying prophets, fraudulent spirits, and false teachings threatened the early Church and they continue to do so today. Believers should constantly stand guard against those who cleverly "lie against the truth" (James 3:14). We'll look at how God communicates to His people today so we can learn to differentiate the true and the false and stand firm in these last days. We'll answer questions including:

How has God spoken in these last days?

What warnings does Jesus give about other voices?

How can we know truth in this age of lies and deception?

  • Estimated cost is $20.00
  • Leaders: Carol Sateren, Laura Moize & Destyne Palmer 


Understanding Depression
This study deals with depression, a condition common throughout the world.

Understanding what depression is and how it affects relationships

Understanding the relationship between depression and spiritual warfare

Ways to fight depression with scripture, prayer and mutual support

Understanding the special prayer needs of depressed persons

Bible-based coping skills

How to pray for healing and what to expect

  • Estimated cost is $12.00

  • Leaders: Joan Robinson, Courtney Novak & Betsy Gerdes

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For information regarding Morning Equipping, contact Marggi Porcari.