With a semester having just closed and the fall semester upon us, we wanted to recommend our favorite resources for college students.
Anxious by Scarlet Hiltibidal | 8 Sessions
We live in a broken, sad, scary place. We don’t need to watch the natural disasters and political unrest in the news to know what our bodies already know. There’s plenty to worry about, and the world is full of faulty solutions for our anxieties. But true peace comes when we learn to hold God’s Word up to what worries us. The Bible tells us we can rest, knowing that Jesus walked into the broken, sad, scary places to rescue us and love us.
Join Scarlet Hiltibidal to learn how we can practically take hold of the perfect peace that is only available through God as we dive deeply into His Word, embrace the practice of prayer, and live authentically in the support of our communities of faith.
TruthFilled by Ruth Chou Simons | 7 Sessions
Many of us want God’s Word to dwell richly in us, but life can get in the way. We’d never intentionally write chapters of confusion, failure, loss, pain, conflict, or suffering into our stories. Yet we often find ourselves in these seasons, struggling to embrace the gospel hope we need to fill our discouraged souls.
Join Ruth Chou Simons in her study of the book of Colossians as she leads us through a practice of preaching gospel truth to ourselves by studying Paul’s example. In every changing season of life, we can rest in God’s character, rehearse our identity in Christ, respond in faith, and remember God’s provision for us. Today’s culture offers no shortage of self-help, easy fixes, and worldly advice, but only the truth of God’s Word was meant to fill you up and satisfy you fully.
Seamless by Angie Smith | 7 Sessions
Whether you’ve grown up hearing Bible stories or you’re exploring Scripture for the first time, the full story of the Bible can be overwhelming. Seamless will help replace the insecurity that holds you back with clarity and confidence in your understanding of Scripture.
This study by Angie Smith covers the people, places, and promises of the Bible, tying them together into the greater story of Scripture. By exploring the overarching and interwoven themes in both the Old and New Testaments, you’ll gain an understanding of the fundamental layout and meaning of God’s Word.
Encountering God by Kelly Minter | 7 Sessions
Spiritual disciplines are essential to a more vibrant spiritual life and knowing God more intimately. Join Kelly Minter as she unpacks the biblical foundation for these sacred habits along with approachable ways to practice disciplines like prayer, study, worship, rest, simplicity, generosity, celebration, and many more. Instead of being just one more thing on your to-do list, you’ll find that these habits of faith can create more margin in your life—providing peace and rest as you walk closer with Jesus.
Everyday Theology by Mary Wiley | 8 Sessions
Theology is the study of God, what He has done, is doing, and will do in the world. And it’s not just for those with formal education or those who work at your church. It’s for you in your everyday moments, questions, and decisions. It’s for the big and little, the exciting and mundane. Our theology is the basis of our faith and touches every part of our existence.
In this new study by Mary Wiley, you’ll explore 8 essential doctrines: Scripture, God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, humanity, salvation, the church, and the end times. Know God more deeply as you examine these foundational truths.
Jude by Jackie Hill Perry | 7 Sessions
While often overlooked, the book of Jude remains as relevant today as the time it was written. God has commanded His beloved church to do the necessary work of contending for the faith in a world of unbelief, and as we do, He will keep us from falling into the same deception.
In this 7-session study from Jackie Hill Perry, dive into themes of being called, loved, and kept, and learn how to point others to Jesus in grace and truth. We serve others well when we share the whole gospel with them, not just the parts deemed attractive by our culture.
Experiencing God by Henry, Richard, and Mike Blackaby | 12 Sessions
Over the years, God has used the truths of Experiencing God to awaken believers to a radically God-centered way of life. As a result, millions have come to know God intimately, to recognize His voice, and to understand His will for their lives.
This new special edition is revised, updated, and ready to lead you again—or for the very first time—into a deeper relationship with God.
Hope for the Hurting by Tony Evans | 6 Sessions
Life is painful. Its unique challenges, difficulties, bumps, and bruises can leave us lost and drowning in their wake. But Jesus said, “In this world you will have tribulations . . .” He did not say we might have troubles and difficulties, but we will.
In this Bible study, Dr. Tony Evans offers spiritual principles for facing such pain and hurt with a biblical perspective. Love and happiness are on the other side if we learn how to walk through the hurt with both peace and joy.
Romans 8 by Noe Garcia | 8 Sessions
Have you ever thought your life is beyond repair or wondered if God could use your brokenness for good? We all tend to look and search for purpose in our pain and suffering. Depression, anxiety, hurting relationships, and unmet expectations can cause us to question God.
In this study, Noe Garcia takes participants on a journey through Romans 8, which many scholars believe is the greatest chapter in the Bible. Noe shares his life story and experiences of abuse, depression, and overwhelming hopelessness. He reveals how God redeemed, repaired, and restored him. Through Romans 8, he’ll help you understand Christ’s transformative power to repurpose hurt and brokenness for your good and His glory.
Stories Jesus Told by Daniel Fusco | 6 Sessions
Everyone loves a good story. Whether it’s a novel, film, or song, we are products of the narratives that have formed us—for good or bad. If you need fresh inspiration or are stuck living under the weight of a story you can’t shake off, consider this study of the parables of Jesus.
Through six sessions, you’ll hear directly from Jesus through the Word. His parables not only form (or reform) who we are, they reveal more about God than we ever thought possible. They provide the hope we’re looking for, speaking above all the other noise we may be experiencing.
As a college student, parent to a college student, or Bible study leader for a college student, which study are you most excited about?