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Testimonials – Experiencing Growth – Small Group Bible Studies For Women


Here’s what others are saying about Experiencing Growth:

My wife and I have known Julie Bernard and her family for decades (and Emily Dempster as well). These are women who live and love by The Book. Their lives match the counsel they give and the insights they point out in this bible study. The questions and the pedagogical strategies stay focused on the wisdom of God while relating specifically to the needs of the church today. Highly recommended.

— Dr. Marty and Linda Trammell

Congratulations to Salem Heights Church’s Women’s Ministries Director, Julie Bernard, and Emily Dempster, who just published their first Bible study book for women. It’s a wonderful, informative and encouraging look at the New Testament letter by James the brother of Jesus. Highly recommended!

– David Sanford
Corban University

This study was pivotal in helping me to grasp how, as a busy wife and mom, that I can live intentionally in seeking to follow Christ and His command to live out the Great Commission. Rather than adding more to my already busy life, it helped me to realize that living missionally isn’t something we do, it’s a way of life that calls us to live life with the Gospel in mind. The study provides plenty of digging into Scripture, especially investigating the methods Christ used as He reached the lost. We had the chance to explore our own personal barriers that can stand in the way of reaching people with the love of Christ. We also studied different tools for sharing the Gospel, giving us some tools in our toolbelts as we’re interacting with those who need Christ. Some of these tools are personalized for you as the student, giving you ideas on ways that you can share the love of Christ with others using the personality and life story/circumstances that God has given you. I would highly recommend this study! He will change your life through it and will use it to impact the lives of others for His kingdom!

– Lauren B.

The curriculum used for Women’s Discipleship is in a format that allows for daily study in God’s Word, cross-referencing of scriptures for deeper understanding, stirring up of conversation within the group, reflection of how it applies to me in the “here and now”, and challenging me to consider areas in my life in need of refining, repentance, and glorifying the Lord.  

It is simple enough, in format and and biblical understanding, for a new believer to be able to respond/find the answers in God’s Word, yet deep enough for a seasoned believer to reflect, learn, and grow in their faith and knowledge of God.

— Sally G.

If you take the time to study God’s word, it’s not going to return void. I’ve had the opportunity to go through several of these studies, and each day I learn new things, and deepen my faith in the Lord. So thankful for these guides to help me grow in my walk.

– Lauren B.

The Galatians study has been quite eye opening and extremely freeing. Being able to study with a group encourages challenging discussions and each week brings a deeper understanding of the Gospel. How exciting it is to know the Holy Spirit can do such a transforming work in our lives when we submit to His leading. 

– Francel W.

I have gone through John, Galatians and James in the Experiencing Growth Bible study curriculum.  This year I am a leader of a John group – but I am still a student, still learning and gaining fresh insights into His Word.  I love that about Scripture!  

I love the fact that the lessons include good questions to contemplate and which help me evaluate my walk with the Lord and challenge me to change.  I like doing my lesson all at once at the beginning of the new week so that I have a whole week to ponder and internalize the truths taught and implement them in my life.

— Sharon J.

God has used the Experiencing Growth Bible Studies to teach me so much about who He is and how to apply truth to my life in everyday circumstances.  They build upon each other and really equip believers to understand Scripture.  These studies are so application based!  The material breaks apart the passage to help us move from head knowledge of Scripture to heart application.  On a practical level, I appreciate the accountability of the 5 day format, which thoughtfully organizes the passages of Scripture and helps me to get through the lesson each week, despite the busyness of life.  I also have really appreciated the Scripture memory portion, which again, provides the accountability to be hiding God’s Word in my heart.  The Experiencing Growth Bible Studies are also laid out in a way that lends itself so well to small group discussion, so we can encourage each other and grow together along the way.  I am so thankful for these studies and highly recommend them to women who are seasoned studiers of God’s Word, as well as those who are just beginning on their journey of knowing God through the Bible.

– Lauren B.