Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Women of the Resurrection: Small Group Study {with coloring pages!}


Community.  We all need it- our faith wasn't meant to exist in a bubble.  Christian community provides us with structure, accountability, mentors, and fellowship.  I'm grateful to be a part of a thriving young adult community that meets weekly for time in Scripture and prayer.

Our latest series during this Easter season is called "Men and Women After the Heart of God."  The ladies are gathering in our small groups to talk about women who were impacted directly by the Risen Christ or one of His apostles.  We are also focusing on a virtue that each women emulated.

When making up the handouts, I kept things simple, proposed a few questions, left a spot for notes and ideas...and then still had a whole blank page.  What to do with that space? So I turned it into a little coloring page complete with a key verse from that particular study.  We have been coming stocked with art supplies to do some coloring while we read and discuss.

I have to admit, a little part of me was worried about this.  I'm in the "I love art" camp, I have always doodled while taking notes, and I remember more when my hands are busy. But I was concerned that we might appear a little rude when not making eye contact, or that we wouldn't be able to focus on the Scripture, or that someone would worry about not being artsy enough.

So I kept the readings short and the questions simple and hoped for the best...and it was awesome- some of the best discussion we have had in a long time.  Conversation seemed more natural. and ladies that don't always jump in spoke more and dove deeper.  I'm going to call it a success :).

If you would like to use these studies for your Bible study, small group, youth group, etc. click on the images below to print the study guides.  They print two sided and then fold in half to make a little booklet as you see in the photo above.


Click here for the study on Mary Magdalene and the virtue of service:
Click here for the study on the Women of Jerusalem and the virtue of community:
 Click here for the study on Lydia and the virtue of hospitality:
 Click here for the study on Tabitha and the virtue of joy & generosity:
 Click here for the study on Priscilla and the virtue of leadership:
 Click here for the study on Lois & Eunice and the virtue of maternity:
 Click here for the study on Mary and the virtue of receptivity:




And if you would just like the Scripture coloring pages, click on any of the images below.  All seven coloring verses are in one full page pdf:

Happy studying, coloring, and praying with these wonderful women of the Resurrection!

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