Introduction to Sharing Lives

Twelve Weeks of Wisdom

-A Study for Young Women-

"But as for you, speak the things which are proper for sound doctrine: that the older men be sober, reverent, temperate, sound in faith, in love, in patience; the older women likewise, that they be reverent in behavior, not slanderers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things -- that they admonish the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, homemakers, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be blasphemed."
-Titus 2:1-5

On behalf of all the teachers, we would like to welcome you. We are very excited to bring you information that might be helpful as you pursue your walk through the joys of womanhood and life.

The information offered in this program is taken from God’s love letter to all mankind, the Bible. There will also be information from our teachers based on their own life experiences. The passage of scripture that Sharing Lives is based on is Titus 2:3-5; "…the older women likewise, that they be reverent in behavior, not slanderers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things – that they admonish the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, homemakers, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be blasphemed."

We do not have all the answers and we are definitely not perfect, but we know the One who is. We want to point you to Him. We have learned that the only way to get through anything in life has been to follow Jesus and His example. Sometimes we did things God’s way and sometimes we did it the world’s way. We hope you will be able to learn from our choices as we share our lives with you.

There will be issues that will deeply touch your hearts. We want this to be a safe place for you to ask questions, ask for prayer, and let the Lord open your heart to His word and the work He wants to do in each heart. Every woman involved with Sharing Lives is here for you. The phone list of teachers is a wonderful way for you to ask for prayer or ask questions that you might not feel comfortable asking in class.

There has been a teacher assigned to pray for you throughout Sharing Lives. Please keep in touch with her and let her know your prayer requests. Take advantage of this special time you can have to get to know the woman who has answered the call to come alongside you!

We are looking forward to lots of laughter, fun, and heartfelt moments as we discover the joys and rewards of being a godly woman!

Please remember that intimate details discussed each week can be very personal to some. What you might think is no big deal might be huge to someone else. Be sensitive to others and do not share unless you have permission to do so.

May God touch your hearts in ways you never thought possible!

"Of all the other things I could do, what has eternal value?"

Twelve Weeks of Wisdom for Young Women

What happens when young women make the leap from childhood to adulthood? Often fear and doubt take hold. This twelve-week course is designed to equip young women to make that leap with confidence. Titus 2 tells us the older women should teach the younger women. Through this study, experienced godly women will offer instruction and encouragement to young women as they share their lives with them in order to prepare them for life outside the nest through the wisdom of God's Word.
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Pray - from the end of one year to the beginning of the next and without ceasing!
Below is a list of things needed for the course. We are in the process of putting together outlines for each class. They should be available in the summer of 2013. Of course you will want to personalize it to your own Women's Ministry and the needs of the young women in your church. {slide=Click here to read more about the process.}
  1. You will need a facilitator (Women's Ministry Leader)
  2. You will need to customize this ministry to your church according to:
    • age group (our age group is from 15 to 25)
    • topics
    • the number of teachers
    • the number of participants in a home setting. Because Sharing Lives is an such intimate ministry you will want it in a home. The setting in a home encourages intimacy.
    • the time frame, how long each session lasts; 2, 3, or 4 hours. We found that 3 hours work best for us.
  3. You will need teachers, admonishing them to make sure their heart is prepared.
    • Teachers will be assigned one or two young women to pray for and to be involved with.
    • The Lord will bring those "hands-on" projects to include in these lessons. Examples, cooking, sewing, ironing, balancing a checkbook, how to use small tools, how to reupholster furniture, interior decorating, etc.
    • Your teachers should be coming up with their own studies and should be solid, mature women of the Word. These lessons should not be from anyone else but your own teachers, you can use materials from other resources but proper credit should be given to those resources.
  4. You will need to decide what lessons are needed for your young women. The topics listed in our course offerings have worked best for us. Of course we take away or add, according to God's guidance, each year. We also recommend that you offer one service class each year.
  5. Because we know that Satan wants to shut down this ministry, don't leave a door open for him to get in, so have a clear line of authority established. You need to be under the covering of your church and be humbly submitted to your Women's Ministry leadership. Included in this packet are the following:
    • Introduction to Sharing Lives (to be included in the binders given to the young women).
    • Teacher's welcome letter.
    • List of course offerings for 2012.
    • Parental consent form for those under 18 years of age.
    • Young women's prayer request forms (to be given to the teacher who is praying for her).
    • Samples of teaching materials on the subjects of prayer, communications and worship, purity, and protection and safety. This packet is meant to encourage you to begin a Sharing Lives ministry in your church and this information is intended to give you ideas as you prayerfully begin to put it together!

    Sharing Lives Course Offerings

    Twelve Weeks of Wisdom for Young Women, Ages 15-25 {slide=Click here to view the weekly topics} Week 1 - INTRODUCTION & INDUCTIVE BIBLE STUDY: A time to meet the teachers, meet each other, and learn how to study your Bible.

    Week 2 - HOW TO PLAN AND PREPARE A HOLIDAY MEAL: Holiday meals are so special but can be so intimidating! But with this fun and creative class you will be blessed and encouraged as you are taken through every step from invitations to walking your guests to the door as they leave.

    Week 3 - KEEPERS OF THE HOME: From ironing, to sewing, to decorating, to basic home repairs and introduction to “must have” tools, this class will enable you to make your home a place that is warm and inviting and reflects who you are in Christ. Includes a special project: you will learn how to completely restore a chair, including re-upholstering it!

    Week 4 - HONOR YOUR FATHER AND YOUR MOTHER: This is the first commandment with promise and this command from God impacts every relationship you have, so what does God mean? This class will also look at submission, obedience, consequences and how to set boundaries.

    Week 5 - JOY ROBBERS: Do you have joy in your daily walk with the Lord? If not, are you being robbed by unforgiveness, anger, bitterness and discontentment. What is joy? What is joy with God and without God? This class is a must! How do we have and maintain victory over joy robbers. You CAN have joy all day, and every day! It's all about our choices and it is definitely possible with God. Find out how.

    Week 6 - PROTECTION: How aware are you of your surroundings? How do you tell who is a bad guy (or girl)? What is my best defense in a fallen world? Find out how God's Word will be a shield and guard to you in times of trouble and keeping yourself in God's presence is the BEST defense of all!

    Week 7 -for menu planning, nutrition and balancing your diet. Learn how to prepare a meal. Learn how we minister to the Body of Christ with food. You will receive 12 to 15 basic recipes with this class. Find out what a Proverbs 31 woman looks like! This will be a fun, creative time IN THE KITCHEN!

    Week 8 - STEWARDSHIP: Learn how to manage your finances God's way. Money won't destroy you but the love of money will. What is tithing? Do I need to tithe and if so, how much? Learn how to budget and to be a good steward of the riches God blesses you with.

    Week 9 - COMMUNICATION, WORSHIP AND PRAYER: In order to master communication with others, we must first learn to communicate with our Master. We will learn what communication is, how we should be communicating with God and others. What is worship and why do we worship? Why pray? Learn to line your lips with love, wisdom, and encouragement. THIS is stress management!

    Week 10 - MARRIAGE AND FAMILY: What is true love and how do we know we have found it? What can I expect on my wedding night? How do I fulfill my role as wife? What are my responsibilities? What about pregnancy, giving birth, and raising children? What happens if infidelity or pornography creeps into your marriage? How can I help my husband stay pure? What does the Bible teach? Divorce is not an option and this class will give you sound, Biblical truths that will guide you into keeping your covenant of marriage secure.

    Week 11 - TEMPTATION AND GIFTS OF THE SPIRIT: To survive temptation you must be in the Lord. But how do you do that? How do you resist temptation? This important class will give you the tools to walk in the victory that is in Jesus Christ if we first submit to God. This class is combined with the gifts of the Spirit. What are they? Why are they important? What is your gift?

    Week 12 - PURITY AND THE INNER WOMAN: God has called us to be holy which means that we are set apart from worldly behaviors. As we learn what God desires for women, the inner woman begins to unfold as the beauty of a rose in bloom. Don’t compromise for approval from the world. This class will teach you how to find your approval in Jesus Christ. Purity is desired from God in a woman who is single and a woman who is married! We are the Bride of Christ, precious to our Lord, and He wants the very best for us.
    Click here to view a sample class outline.

    Week 13 - SERVING IN GOD’S CHURCH: You will join with other ladies in the body and plan the Ladies Koinonia on August 18. This is an important ministry outreach and you will be blessed to be a part of it as you learn to organize it, pick the theme and the decorations, and pray for the women that will attend. This is hands on ministry and you will be encouraged as you honor God and glorify His name.


    "For He established a testimony in Jacob, and appointed a law in Israel,...that the generation to come might know them, the children who would be born, that they may arise and declare them to their children, that they may set their hope in God, and not forget the works of God, but keep His commandments;"
    - Psalms 78:5-7

    " This will be written for the generation to come, that a people yet to be created may praise the LORD."
    - Psalms 102:18

    " One generation shall praise Your works to another, and shall declare Your mighty acts"
    - Psalms 145:4

    "I will make Your name to be remembered in all generations; therefore the people shall praise You forever and ever. "
    - Psalms 45:17

    "So we, Your people and sheep of Your pasture, will give You thanks forever; we will show forth Your praise to all generations."
    - Psalms 79:13

    "Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him. "
    -Colossians 3:16-17

    Sharing Lives

    Twelve Weeks of Wisdom for Young Women

    Sharing Lives is offered to you through the Women's Ministry of Calvary Chapel of Reno/Sparks, Nevada
    For God's glory!

    For a step by step guide to starting a Sharing Lives ministry, please contact:
    Kimmie Bowser at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 775-745-5688

    Calvary Chapel of Reno/Sparks
    220 Edison Way
    Reno, Nevada 89502
    Office: 775-856-1110
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    "Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one! You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength. And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates."
    - Deuteronomy 6:4-9