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Bible Study

new Fall bible study

October 9 - November 20 in the Special Events Room 

We're inviting you to host, or be a part of a 7 week in church or home study. Pick a day and time, gather a few friends, family, or coworkers, and we'll have the materials online for you. Or, you can be a part on a strictly online group, going through the study together each week, with one of our ladies leading it on facebook. Scroll down to find out more about the study, based on the Shannon Popkin book, Control Girl:  Lessons on Surrendering Your Burden of Control from Seven Women in the Bible.

Are you a Control Girl?

Maybe you’ve never labelled yourself as “controlling”. But do you erupt in anger when things don’t go according to plan? Or do you melt in anxiety when things slip from your grasp? Are you a perfectionist who obsesses over making everything turn out “right”? These negative behaviors often stem from a deep, underlying desire for control.

But control is such a burden! It weighs us down and tears at our relationships. We become the worst version of ourselves, as we try to manage all of life’s contingencies and lunge for one loose thread after another. Thankfully, there’s another way.

God never designed for us to live under the burden of trying to control it all. Instead, He invites us to find the peace, security, and joy that come—not from gripping onto control, but from laying it down.

Join me—Shannon Popkin—as I share about my own struggles with control, and as I mine the stories of seven Control Girls of the Bible, looking for warnings, lessons, and new insights about God. Learn how you, too, can lay down this burden and find rest in surrendering to the One who truly is in control.

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Frequently Asked Questions

+ How/where do I sign up for the study?

+ Where does the study take place?

  • If you are hosting a study with friends, you will choose the time and place.

  • If you are doing the online option, you will be a part of a private Facebook group.

+ If I am a host, will there be people added to my group that I do not know?

  • No. Host will coordinate all arrangements within your circle of influence.

+ As a host, what are my responsibilities?

  • You will gather / coordinate a group of 2-5 family members, friends, or co-workers to work through this study this summer.

  • You will be sent leader resources to help you facilitate discussion.

  • This is a video-driven study so there will not be any teaching required of you.

  • You are studying God’s Word each day and gathering with your friends to encourage each other, hold each other accountable, and discuss what God has been teaching you.

+ How many people will be in each group?

  • If you are a hosting a group of friends, you will determine it. It can be two people up to fifty. 

    • We suggest a small group of 3-5.

+ Will there be a group meeting at CBC?

  • Yes. There is a small group meeting at Central on Wednesday evenings at 6:15pm in room #1348.

+ Is childcare available?

  • Childcare options are not available at this time. We hope to change this in the future.

+ What if I don’t want to host and want to be a part of a group? Will there be a group meeting at Central Baptist?

  • Yes. We will have a small group meeting on campus at Central Baptist.

    • Please email Nicole at narbuckle@cbcj.netfor more information on the small group at Central.

+ Is there a cost?

  • There is no cost to be a part other of this study than the cost of the book. The cost of the book is $15.

+ What do I need for the study?

  • Access to internet and email.

  • Bible

  • Control Girl:  Lessons on Surrendering Your Burden of Control by Seven Women in the Bible, by Shannon Popkin.

  • If you are joining our online group, you will need access to Facebook.

+ Where can I purchase the study guide, Control Girl?

+ Are there videos that go along with the study?

  • Yes. When you sign up to be a part of this study, videos will be emailed to you weekly.

+ How do I access the videos after study has concluded?

  • Videos will not be available after the study has concluded.

+ Do I need to start reading before the study start date?

  • No. You do not need to read before the study starts.

  • You will follow the daily study each week once your group starts.

Online Community Options

+ Do I need to have Facebook to participate in the study?

  • Yes, you will be connected through a Facebook Community Group.

+ What is the Facebook Community Group?

  • The Facebook Community Group is open to anyone who is studying with us. It’s a large “small” group. This group is led by Sarah Heringer.

  •  Here you’ll get community, encouragement and accountability.  

  • After the study ends, this group is shut down.


+ Where can I purchase my book?

+ What if I have a question that wasn’t answered above?