Free Bible studies

Gather’s summer Bible studies are available to download for free to try on your own or with your congregation. Browse our selection of past summer studies below.

Summer 2018: “Let us pray”

Summer 2018: “Let us pray”

In Summer 2018, Anna Madsen will present a three-part study on prayer. Anna Madsen a freelance theologian and proud mama to daughter, Else, and son, Karl. She works with OMG: Center for Theological Conversation (omgcenter.com) and enjoys seeing the occasional moose...

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Summer 2017: “All Anew”

Summer 2017: “All Anew”

Kelly Fryer will explore “All anew,” a three-session Bible study that shares the theme of the 2017 Women of the ELCA Triennial Gathering in Minneapolis. She has also committed to lead the Bible study or a workshop at the triennial gathering. She will bring to this...

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Summer 2016: “The heart of the matter”

Summer 2016: “The heart of the matter”

For summer 2016, Angela Shannon, a pastor at King of Glory Lutheran Church in Dallas, Texas, shared “The heart of the matter,” a three-session Bible study on learning to deal with conflict through the ministry of reconciliation. “Repentance, forgiveness and...

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Summer 2015: “No catchy slogans”

Summer 2015: “No catchy slogans”

Does the subject of giving—especially financial giving to the church—make you a little uncomfortable? Do you feel awkward when conversations or sermons about money come up? This summer’s Bible study, “No Catchy Slogans,” looks at Scripture passages about giving. The...

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Summer 2014: Of many generations

Summer 2014: Of many generations

We are women “of many generations,” many ages, many places, and many experiences. We have a calling to come, learn, and serve together, as well as to rebuild, repair, and restore not only our own relationships, but also the world around us. To do this we look to...

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Summer 2013: “All who hunger gather gladly”

Summer 2013: “All who hunger gather gladly”

According to the national food-bank organization Feeding America, one in six Americans does not have regular access to enough food to sustain a healthy life—that’s more than 50 million of our neighbors. Households with children report a much higher rate of food...

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Summer 2012: “Travels with Jacob”

Summer 2012: “Travels with Jacob”

  During this three-session Bible study, we will meet a variety of biblical travelers. As we enter into conversation with them, we will explore our own journeys of faith. This study is designed so that those who have little prior biblical knowledge and those who have...

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Summer 2011: “Renew! Respond! Rejoice!”

Summer 2011: “Renew! Respond! Rejoice!”

The cloud of witnesses surrounding us can teach us much about what it means to bring your best self to the life you’ve been given. This three-session Bible study will invite us into the dynamic web of life anchored by “renew, respond, and rejoice.” This is vocation in...

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Summer 2010: “Pray always”

Summer 2010: “Pray always”

Jesus expects his disciples to pray. Whether first century or 21st century followers, we pray so we might connect with God through speaking and especially through listening. Theologian M. Shawn Copeland said it well in Practicing our Faith when she wrote, “Prayer...

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