"Let us not give up meeting together...let us encourage one another." Hebrews 10:25

Your spiritual health is directly related to your proximity to Jesus. Staying close to Jesus on a daily basis is vital for every area of your life. As a way for women to stay connected over the summer we are encouraging you to form your own small group by selecting one of these resources to stay in study together.

These books will be available at your local bookstore, Parable Books, St. Joseph. 

**An Extra Mile, by Sharon Garlough Brown will be offered on Tuesday nights at the First Church -  St. Joseph Campus (see details under book title)


the Best Yes 

By Lysa TerKeurst. Most of us spend a lot of our lives figuring out when to say yes and how to say no. But first we must obey     God’s instructions to discern his direction. Learn how to apply wisdom in making of daily decisions and seek out your Best Yes answers.  


Sensible Shoes Series - Book 4, "AN EXTRA MILE"

by Sharon Garlough Brown. A moving story of 4 strangers who embark together on a journey of spiritual formation. Along the way, you will be taken into a new understanding of key spiritual practices and find tangible support for the deeper life with God.

Book 1) Sensible Shoes  
Book 2) Two Steps Forward
Book 3) Barefoot
Book 4) An Extra Mile

Place: First Church of God, St. Joseph Campus room 8 When: Starts Tuesday June 12th at 6:30-8 pm Contact: Darcy Barker at barkerbears@aol.com if you are interested in joining the group.


an invitation to solitude and silence: experiencing god's transforming presence

by Ruth Haley Barton This book is an invitation to you to meet God deeply and fully outside the demands and noise of daily life. 


The dream of you: Let go of broken identities and live the life you were made for

In this powerful book, Jo examines Biblical figures and shares her personal story as she invites you to turn to the One who knows you intimately and loves you deeply. He sees all you’ve struggled to hide. He hears the voice inside you that others have silenced. He knows the potential and purpose that no one valued. He longs to redeem the story of your life and set you on the path to reclaim The Dream of You. Are you ready?


The sacred echo

by Margaret Feinberg. When God really wants to get your attention, He doesn't just say something once. He echoes. He speaks through a Sunday sermon, a chance conversation with a friend the next day, even a random email. The same theme, idea, impression, or lesson will repeat itself in surprising and unexpected ways until you realize that maybe, just maybe, God is at work.



Loving our kids on purpose revised edition: Making a heart to heart connection

By Danny Silk God is not going to control us as we gain independence from our parents. We must learn to control ourselves.This book will teach parents to train their children to manage their freedoms and protect their important heart to heart relationships.