BIBLE & BOOK STUDIES

Grow in Knowledge and Understanding

As we follow Jesus, it is important for us to GROW in our knowledge and understanding of who God is and what God is calling us to do. Kingswood offers various kinds of Bible and book studies for adults as a way to GROW in faith. They are not only a wonderful way of learning more about our faith, but also a way of connecting together in sacred community as we build deeper relationships with one another and God.  We offer short-term and long-term Bible study classes and we often do studies of particular books that focus on the Bible, issues of faith, and topics for serving others and making change. Some favorite authors of books studies are Adam Hamilton, Barbara Brown-Taylor, Susan Robb, and Matt Miofsky. Consider joining a study group and GROW in your walk with Jesus.

Lenten Bible Study Opportunities

Several opportunities are being offered for our Lenten Bible Study series, INVITE: Have a Heart for Others. The study requires no preparation but will have a simple study guide for preparation if you so choose.  Options for participation are:
  • 6 pm Wednesdays (February 21, 28; March 6, 13, and 20) at Buffalo Grove 
  • 7 pm Wednesdays (February 21, 28; March 6, 13, and 20) at Deerfield
  • Single session class 10 am Tuesday, March 5 at Buffalo Grove
  • Single session class 10 am Tuesday, March 19 at Deerfield

United Women in Faith Reading Group

March  4 10 am - Deerfield campus
Spiritual Growth - Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants 
by Robin Wall Kimmerer
May 6 10 am - Buffalo Grove campus
Education in Mission - Defiant: What the Women of Exodus Teach Us About Freedom by Kelley Nikondeha
July 8 10 am - Deerfield campus
Leadership Development - Fierce Love: A Bold Path to Ferocious Courage and Rule-Breaking Kindness That Can Heal the World by Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis
September 9 10 am - Buffalo Grove campus
Social Action - Saving Us: A Climate Scientist's Case for Hope and Healing in a Divided World by Katharine Hayhoe
November 4  10 am - Deerfield campus
Book to be announced

Women's Online Book Study

All women are invited to participate in a weekly online book study. The group meets for one hour to discuss books and share prayer requests. “We generally have a lot of laughter, tears, learning, growth, and joy together” shares Kary Henry, Deerfield member and group leader. There’s never an expectation to complete a reading to join in the discussion and all viewpoints are welcome. If you are interested in joining this group at 5 pm on Tuesdays, email Kary for the ZOOM link at kjhenry@comcast.net.