Free Online Bible Study

Live Full, Walk Free

Join GEMS leaders and women from across North America for a free online Bible study! Starting October 2, we will spend six weeks journeying through 1 Corinthians with Executive Director Cindy Bultema’s study titled Live Full, Walk Free.

This study is for you if you want to:

  • Understand the truths of Paul’s letter to the Corinthians.
  • Recognize common lies and replace them with God’s wisdom and truth.
  • Live victoriously and winsomely in the world while not being of the world.
  • Erase old self-defeating labels with the liberating truth of God’s Word.

It’s easy to join. Simply:

  1.     Register! You will receive an email confirmation from GEMS shortly.
  2.     Purchase the book here (all proceeds go directly to the GEMS ministry).
  3.     Join the GEMS Facebook group. This is where we will meet each week via Facebook live to talk about what we’re learning.
  4.     Head to ignitewomen.com and register for a free account with the promo code GEMS. Each week of the study has a corresponding video that you can watch at ignite. If you’d prefer, you can purchase the DVD here.

You can also print these free verse cards while you wait. We’re excited to learn and grow with you!

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10/2 Ch. 1 Video 1 10/5

 

10/9 Ch. 2 Video 2 10/12

 

10/16 Ch. 3 Video 3 10/19

 

10/23 Ch. 4 Video 4 10/26

 

10/30 Ch. 5 Video 5 11/2

 

11/6 Ch. 6 Video 6 11/9

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Who is invited? Is this just for GEMS counselors?
A. All women who are interested can participate!

Q. Why do I need to sign up with both GEMS and IgniteWomen?
A. Ignitewomen.com is hosting the videos for this Bible study; to view them you need to create an account. We also need you to sign up for the Bible Study so we can send you the information needed to participate!

Q. How will this Bible study be run?
A. Each week you will complete a lesson from the book. Within each lesson are five chapter’s (essentially five days worth of readings). After you complete the lesson, you will want to view the corresponding video from Ignitewomen.com. You will want to complete this viewing by the time of the online discussion! The online discussion will be a Facebook Live group which you’ll be invited to join. These discussions will occur at 8pm CST/9pm EST on October 5, 12, 19, 26, November 2, and 9.

Q. How long will the lessons be?
A. Each week will have 5 lessons to complete. Each lesson will take between 10-20 minutes. The videos are approximately 25 minutes each. The online discussion will be approximately 25-30 minutes.

Q. Will I see other participants during the online discussion and be able to communicate with them?
A. No, you will only be able to see/hear the facilitator for the discussion. You will be able to respond to questions, offer your thoughts, and read other participants comments.

Q. When do I read the lessons, and when do I watch the videos?
A. Each week you will read five chapters. It would be helpful if you watched the teaching video prior to the online discussion. With online discussion occurring on Thursday evenings, you may want to begin your next week’s lesson readings on Friday and try to watch the video for that week on Wednesday or Thursday prior to the online discussion.

Q. Do I need to complete all the homework in the lessons to be able to participate?
A. Completing the questions in the book will help you grow and learn the most. But you can still easily participate if you have a busy week and haven’t completed each chapter.

Q. What if I don’t watch the videos?
A. That’s okay, you can still participate in the online discussion. Plus, if you miss a week, you can always go back and watch it later!

Q. What if I miss a lesson (participating in a Facebook live online discussion?)
A. The Facebook discussions will be available for you to go through and watch, listen, or participate in even after the live discussion.

Q. Why should I buy the book from GEMS?
A. All the proceeds of the book sales purchased through the Supply Center go directly back in to the GEMS ministry and helping us bring girls everywhere into a living, dynamic relationship with Jesus Christ.

Q. Who is facilitating the online discussion?
A. Alecia Van Hulzen, GEMS Conference Manager, will be hosting the online discussion. She has been on the GEMS staff for 11 years. She’s a lover of God’s Word, encouraging women, and having previously lead this Bible Study, a lover of the lessons learned from Live Full, Walk Free! Other staff members and women will also be moderating the online comments as well.

Q. Will we get to hear from Cindy Bultema?
A. Yes! Cindy plans to make an appearance as well as participate in the online discussion. Cindy’s first priority is to lead the ministry and she hopes to visit many clubs this fall. Her fall schedule doesn’t allow for involvement on Facebook Live every week, but we do plan to have her offer her valuable opinion in unique ways!

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