Siesta Summer 2014 Bible Study: Anybody Game for “Children of the Day”?

Hey, Everybody!

It’s almost May and, around here, that means it’s time to announce our Siesta Summer Bible Study for those who are itching to take a journey together. In all these years of doing summer Bible study together here on the blog, we’ve never gone through one I’ve authored. The biggest reason is that I really love to go through other authors’ courses with our blog community. That’s a refreshing blast of Holy Spirit-breath to me and you can count on us doing that again next summer.ย  The other reason is that the launch date of one of mine never coincided well with the beginning of summer.ย  With Children of the Day (an in-depth study of 1st and 2nd Thessalonians) coming out in May, the timing works out perfectly. I ask you to trust my heart on this and know that we’re not doing the study this summer so that I can drive up sales. I can’t prove my motives to you but I give you my word. That’s all I know to do. Any of you who still find it uncomfortable can, by all means, choose another Bible study by a different author and feel completely welcome to formulate your group right here in the comment section to this post. Just start your comment with the words in all caps “ANOTHER OPTION” and get together on line and choose which Bible study you’d like to do. There are so many fabulous ones available. You have my complete and joyful blessing to use this community to put your group together. Any way we can serve you is a tremendous honor to us.


For those of you who would like to do Children of the Day with our community this summer, here are a few important facts:


* We’ll start Tuesday, June 3, 2014. Around here at Living Proof, we formed the habit of Tuesday Bible study over the years so that’s why we choose it as our gathering day but you are welcome to commit to any day of the week that works for you. Simply adapt the instructions to that particular day.


* Children of the Day is an 8-week study so we will wrap it up on Tuesday, July 29, 2014.


* As we’ve done in past summers, we’re only asking you to commit to “gather” with us and/or with your group every other week since summers are so busy. We will still stay on schedule for each week’s homework but you’ll only need to check in once every 2 weeks.


* I will put up a short video greeting here on the blog by 8:00 AM every other week on our gathering days, starting with Tuesday, June 3rd. The greeting will include instructions for discussion in your small groups or with the blog community at large. Your “discussion” with the blog community will take place through your response-comment to that post.


* We strongly recommend forming small groups for the pure camaraderie and accountability of it but you are also very welcome to go solo. The best small groups of all meet face-to-face but, if that’s not possible, try to formulate one on line. You might even Skype. Do whatever would benefit you the most and offer you the fellowship we all need so desperately.


* You only need the Children of the Day workbook to participate in the summer study. You don’t need to download the video sessions. All discussion questions will be based on the written work alone, as we’ve done in past summers, so that no one is forced into the extra expense. Each week we will put up a link to that week’s COTD video session for those who also want to include those but I will leave that option entirely to you. There will be no pressure whatsoever. People often ask if the video sessions and homework portions are the same lessons. They are not. They are designed to complement one another for a comprehensive approach to 1st and 2nd Thessalonians but they are not redundant. They are on different segments and concepts found in the 2 letters.


Does that answer many of your questions?ย  OK, now for the schedule:

Between release date (first week of May) and June 3rd, acquire a workbook of Children of the Day but don’t start it yet! No homework needs to be done before our first gathering. The workbook looks like this:



You can find it at your local LifeWay Christian bookstore by the first week of May, or click here to order online at any time:ย  COTD workbook


GATHERING ONE: June 3, 2014 – Our summer Bible study launches! By 8:00 AM that morning, God willing, you will find a brief video greeting from me and instructions for that day’s participation/discussion. Again, you can do it any day that week. We’re just choosing Tuesday as our official gathering day. You will “register” for summer Bible study by leaving a comment on the June 3rd post with your name and city and whether or not you are participating in a group or going solo. I will give you the specific instructions at that time. At the bottom of the post will be a link for that weeks’ full-hour Session 1 video if you choose to add on that option.


Do Weeks 1 and 2 of homework for Gathering Two.


(June 10th – link will go up for COTD Session 2 video for anyone going for that option.)


GATHERING TWO: Tuesday June 17, 2014. Brief video greeting from me and instructions for that day’s gathering or discussion. (Link for COTD Session 3 video for anyone taking that option.)


Do Weeks 3 and 4 of homework for Gathering 3.


(June 24th – Link will go up for COTD Session 4 video for anyone taking that option.)


GATHERING THREE: July 1, 2014. Brief video greeting from me and instructions for that day’s gathering or discussion. (Link for COTD Session 5 video for anyone taking that option.)


Do Weeks 5 and 6 of homework for Gathering Four.


(July 8th – Link will go up for COTD Session 6 video for anyone taking that option.)


GATHERING FOUR: July 15, 2014. Brief video greeting from me and instructions for that day’s gathering or discussion. (Link for COTD Session 7 video for anyone taking that option.)


Do Weeks 7 and 8 of homework for Gathering Five.


(July 22 – Link will go up for COTD Session 8 video for anyone taking that option.)


GATHERING FIVE CONCLUSION: July 29, 2014. Brief video greeting from me and instructions for that day’s gathering and closing. (Link for COTD Session 9 video conclusion for anyone taking that option.)



Here is the above schedule in diagram form thanks to my beloved assistant, K-Mac. You can enlarge it to see it better or copy and paste it to a document and print it out if you’re that kind of weird person…because I am, too:









Sound fun??!? Yep, it also sounds like a bit of work but not a single word of Scripture will drop to the ground. We canย  have confidence in advance that the pursuit of Christ through His Word will completely alter the summer of 2014. I’m ecstatic to have the privilege of spending these 8 weeks with you in Bible study. You are a tremendous joy to me. Our God-given emphasis right now at Living Proof is on stirring up women who are less-discipled in Scripture to come to love Christ through His powerful, living, relevant Word. We would be thrilled for you to help us by inviting some women along who have never before done this kind of thing. Take the chance and ask them! So many women have a hunger for God. They just don’t know exactly how to identify it. Bring them along if God opens that door!


Can’t wait to get started! Dearest love to you all!





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  1. 1
    Keri Lee Robbins says:

    YES!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Very excited!!!

  2. 2
    Fareen Doss says:

    Oh, I am so excited to do this!!!!!

  3. 3
    Nicole Hawker says:

    YES!! I’m definitely excited to join this Bible Study group. I’ve been part of the Lifeway launch team and I can’t wait to dig in with a group of ladies on this journey!!

  4. 4
    Stephanie Floyd says:

    I’d love to do this study!!!

  5. 5
    Gaylin Schmitz, Lancaster CA says:

    I CAN’T wait!! I am on the #ChildrenOfTheDay launch team and I’m SOOO excited!!

  6. 6
    Pam Nelson says:

    Mine arrived on Saturday! I’m in and now I will try and gather a group!

  7. 7
    Amanda says:

    I am planing on joining you in this. I hope to gather a few ladies with me.

  8. 8
    Sandy Bowers says:

    Oh my! I am so excited! I am just aching to do this new Bible Study and was trying to figure out when I would find a group doing it! I will pray about whether or not I want to lead a small group….it’s always scary to think about doing that. But for sure I’ll be there! Thank you so much!

  9. 9
    Suzie says:

    Beth, this sounds so awesome!! I can’t wait to be a part of this study! You are so gifted by God to bring life, healing, and hope to so many women!!! I pray that this study not only touches women’s lives but changes us!! God bless you for all that you do for God!!

  10. 10
    Dori Cook says:

    I am so very excited about this. I have had the privilege of participating on the launch team for this study for a few weeks. I cannot wait! Thank you for offering this. I will be praying in the meantime for everyone who dares to come along!!


  11. 11
    Bonnie Stevens says:

    I am so excited. This is perfect timing. We will be finishing Stepping Up the end of May. I was going to take some time off from facilitating LP studies this summer but wanted a way for participants to stay in the Word. I will pass this information on to my study group.

    Oh He is so faithful.

  12. 12
    Carol says:

    SO IN!

  13. 13
    Monica Blankenship says:

    Got it. So glad to do this with all the Siesta Sisters out there. Going to invite some of “my girls” to join along.
    Thank you.

  14. 14
    christina says:

    Oh, I was hoping you’d be doing this one with the Siestas! I so very much want to, and my church will not be doing it sooner than spring 2016 because the schedule is already made until then. But. . . I am scheduled to have shoulder surgery on my dominant arm May 15 and so won’t be able to write by hand at all until mid-June. Do you mind if I just read and think through the answers for the first 2 weeks of homework and catch up when my arm is out of the sling? In my fantasy world, I’d do them in advance of the surgery. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Regardless, thanks so much for the opportunity!

  15. 15
    Megan Petronella says:

    This would be a great way for me to do the study before launching it in our church’s Women’s Large Group fall study!

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    Joyce Davidson says:

    eeeeeeeeeek!!! I just, just, just messaged my Bible study gals this morning and said I was aching for Bible study and we were gonna do COTD this summer! Perfect timing sweet Beth! I’m in! Praying for eyes and ears wide open to Him.

  17. 17
    Kelli says:

    I was wondering how in the world I was going to be able to wait to do this study and now I’m excited that I won’t have too! Although I’m really funny, or weird or OCD or whatever you want to call it when it comes to these studies. I must have every last blank filled and every last question answered. Which means I can not do the studies without doing the videos. Skipping over a whole page of blanks not being able to watch and fill them in is a nightmare! Not to mention all the powerful teachings I’m missing. Crazy I know! ANYWAY, I was wondering if it would be possible to provide a Siestaville discount on the video downloads while the online blog study is going on. Discount them even for just the one Tuesday that the link is shared. I know $5 a download isn’t much as is but it’s enough that my budget won’t allow it. Thought it was worth asking. ๐Ÿ™‚ Love and prayers to all!

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    Ellen Roth says:

    I already have my leaders kit for COTD and we are very excited about doing it, but we are going to save it for fall. This summer we will be doing your Sacred Secrets. My ladies wanted to go a little lighter on homework this summer and go deeper in depth in the fall. This summer marks 10 years ago that I started doing Beth’s Bible studies, in my living room, with 6 sweet younger friends. We have since moved to the coffee shop uptown, and average about 30 ladies!! You continue to be a blessing to all of us!!
    Ellen from Bad Axe
    in Michigan’s Thumb

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    Angie says:

    Yes! I have been looking so forward to this study! I’m in and I’ve emailed my girlfriends asking them to join me!

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    Sandi Caton says:

    Would love to join and do the study this summer. I work full time so if there are any small groups around Greenville/Spartanburg, SC, let me know otherwise I may be flying solo.

  21. 21
    Sheri Roth says:

    I was in Houston in March of 2013 and visited the church where Beth was teaching/preparing this study. It REALLY spoke to my heart and I have been anxiously awaiting the release of this study!!!!

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    Sarah Marion says:

    I am so looking forward to this study that I pre-ordered the DVD set last month! My sister in-law, daughter and I participated as a group and met via Skype every other week last year. The “Skype Siestas” are in again this year.

  23. 23
    Melissa Emma says:

    Yes!! 1000x yes! I can’t wait! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Melanie says:

    This makes my day! Can’t wait! I’m so thankful to be a part of your launch team.

  25. 25
    Karen Todd says:

    I can’t wait! I’m in!!!

  26. 26
    Tanya says:

    I would love to do this!!!!!

  27. 27
    colette says:

    I can’t wait AND I have a new LifeWay Store about 1 mile from my house!!! So no excuses for me!!! I am looking forward to another Bible study of yours!!

  28. 28
    Sara Correll says:

    Count me in! I am so excited ๐Ÿ™‚ I will retire the last of May so the timing for this is perfect.

  29. 29
    De Anna says:

    De Anna- Greenville SC

    ALL IN!! Super Excited to Worship and Study the Word with Sister near and far!!

  30. 30
    Lynn says:

    If anyone is participating in the Washington, D.C. area I’d love to start/join a group!

  31. 31
    Sheree Poole says:

    We’ve been waiting on pins and needles for this Beth!! So excited to do your new Bible Study “Children of the Day” for your summer Bible study!! I am one of the leaders at the Womens’ Bible Cafe and we will be doing your new study along side with your summer blog study!! This is beyond exciting!!

  32. 32
    Beth says:

    I’d like to be in!

  33. 33
    Kimberli Nickell says:

    We are doing this at my church this fall, but as a leader it will be great to do it ahead of time and be better prepared. Can’t wait!

  34. 34
    Andrea says:

    Yay! I’m super excited and cannot wait!!

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    Melissa Holgate says:

    So Excited! I’m in and I’ll be rounding up some Siestas to come along for the ride! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Darla Jesser says:

    Yes! I’ve usually taken a break over the summer from bible study but think its time I do this one!

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    Kristin S says:

    Super excited!

    I usually spend every summer with college students on a mission project. This summer my assignment is at home and most of the Bible studies offered at my church are for married women. I’m so glad I can participate this year!

  38. 38
    Lynn says:

    So excited! I have been looking for a study to do this summer and this one is perfect!

  39. 39
    Linda says:

    So excited. I already have the book since I had pre-ordered for my next study. I will just wait until we start the summer Bible study. Our little trio are anxious to get started in Jasper, TN.

  40. 40
    Ann says:

    I want to be a part of Beth Moore anything!! I am excited and will be finishing up a study I am participating in online now called Living So That, So That timing will work out great! Yea Beth.

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    Deborah Mott says:

    Thank you for your clear cut instructions and the joy of doing one of your studies this summer!!!! I am so excited to be a part of this blog study and have been looking forward to your new release for months!!!! Praise the LORD for your work AS IN Eph 2:10 REALITY!: For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago. Just think this study was planned by GOD before hand! SO WERE YOU AND wow is this exciting!
    PRAISE JESUS!!! Thank you Beth for this opportunity, blessing and gift!

  42. 42
    Leanne says:

    This will be the first Bible study I’ve done with my oldest daughters! Their ages are almost 17, 15, 13 and 11 and they’re all looking very forward to this study. We’re really excited to dive into Thessalonians with you.

  43. 43
    Kelly Bullock says:

    I JUST told my local girls the study and the start date for our summer study here and YOU COULDN’T guess the date I’m certain!! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Beth I can’t wait to get my hands on this new study and take a break from teaching and be refreshed and renewed!! THANK YOU FOR ALL OF YOUR HARD WORK!! The Clarksville, Tennessee gang will be starting that night!!!

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    Mary Ann Holton says:

    I’m in… We are probably doing it in the Falkl. I usually do it ahead of time as I am one of the co-leaders. I am in Woodbury, MN. If there are any ladies in MSP, I’d like to koin you for the summer. Otherwise, I’ll be.solo. ๐Ÿ™‚ Excited about this study!

  45. 45
    Mary says:

    This is perfect for me…….. I’m. all in!!!!!

  46. 46
    Pamela says:

    Excited! I’m in!

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    Melinda Boyd says:

    I absolutely love you! My ladies bible study group is just finishing the Breaking Free study! Wow!
    We have done James, Daniel as well. Breaking Free has built my faith and love for Jesus more than you know! Your transparency in your teaching touches the deepest part of my heart. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

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    Linda says:

    I’m ready! Doing the study at church next fall but can’t wait, so I’ll be jumping in with y’all this summer, then have the pleasure of catching the videos in the fall.

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    Judy Acker says:

    I am so excited. I have been working on Philippians, Philemon and Colossians, the order Jesus told me too
    I have been asking if I could do The s saponins with you. I am so excited.

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    Monica says:

    Been so anticipating studying Thessalonians. Got my workbook ordered. Praying for an accountability partner or group to do study with here on Long Island.

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