It can be hard to know when you join a church what study groups already take place. There may be a group in another local church in which women study together, but it may not be what you are looking for. If you are interested in starting a group we recommend the following:
- Contact us so that we can help you with resources and more information on running groups
- Speak to your priest/vicar/rector/pastor/minister/chaplain so that they can get your group approved by the church governing body
- Look for like-minded women who might consider co-leading the group with you. It is always better to have people with whom you can debrief (as well as plan sessions).
- Get more information on the safeguarding training offered by your church/diocese. Safeguarding is really important in any group, but especially in groups where issues of assault/abuse/rape/murder are going to be discussed. Always know who your safeguarding officer is, and when in doubt, report to your priest/vicar/rector/pastor/minister/chaplain. Remember, you can never promise to keep these matters secret.
- Start reading some interesting commentaries on the Bible. We recommend The Women’s Bible Commentary as a good starting point. Other book recommendations can be found on the Resources page.