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.  The other reason is that the launch date of one of mine never coincided well with the beginning of summer.  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?  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:  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 can  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. 301
    Catherine says:

    I was going to do this study this fall, I was going to do your Sacred Secrets study this summer.. but this will be perfect to join in with my Sisters in Christ to do this.. in June.. week 2 is my 56th b day.. So very blessed… TGBTG…

  2. 302
    Denise Untersee says:

    Hi! I would LOVE to do the study but i financiially can not afford a book.Is there any grants for this problem? THANK YOU! Going Solo.

  3. 303
    Krista Mae says:

    I’m looking forward to joining this online Bible Study, Children of the Day with all of you!

  4. 304
    Jody Roh ♥ says:

    I am so ready for another amazing Beth Moore study..I absolutely love how Beth is gifted at bringing insight out of the Word of God! The video sessions always help add connection to the whole study for me. So far going alone but I love the Skype idea!

  5. 305
    Kim Safina says:

    Getting ready for a blessed Summer Bible Study. Children of the Day sounds perfect.
    I will have my tea, towel, and tanner ready !!!!!

    With Love & “Heaven Bound” Blessings,
    Kim Safina
    “Cali Kim”

    sending ALL a big HUG!!! :*

  6. 306
    jenn hilger says:

    Is there more information somewhere about where to log on on June 3rd?

  7. 307
    Pat says:

    Just learned about siestas
    Just learned about Children of the Day

  8. 308
    Elle says:

    So happy to find this opportunity! Will be leading a small group home study this fall using COTD workbook and love that God has arranged to get me prepared this summer!

    I love your studies Beth! I have used both the workbooks on Esther and Daniel to supplement my recent studies of these books…the insight and love you bring forth is such a great blessing to those of us looking to get closer to the mind and heart of God.

  9. 309
    Carol says:

    Where can I obtain a book in Calgary, Alberta???

  10. 310
    Sue Olesen says:

    I am doing this summer study–going solo!

  11. 311
    Donna Strange says:

    This is just what I need.

  12. 312
    Heidi West says:

    Battleboro NC
    I will be solo on this bible study. This will be my first online study. I know your directions say to “register” by leaving a comment on June 3 but I know that I may forget. I am a teacher and that is state testing time. I also have 5 boys and am taking two courses all at the same time as preparing for a move. I don’t want to miss this exciting journey!

  13. 313
    Susan Moore says:

    I live in Texas and am looking forward to this study!

  14. 314
    Dolor C Leatham says:

    God Is Good.
    I lived in West Seattle , Wa. For 10 years 94-2004. And I loved it when we had a Women’s Cofersnce with Beth Moore. A Huge Blessing, To do a study with Beth.
    Thank You.
    Dolor .

  15. 315
    Kristi Longino says:

    Hi Lindsee,
    I have a quick question. My group will be meeting on Wed. mornings to do the study. Do I log in on Tues. morning or wait until Wed. morning so all of us do it together? It sounds like a dumb question and probably is, but this is a first time for me with a Siesta study so I am unsure of how it all goes. Thanks, Lindsee!

    • 315.1
      Lindsee says:

      You can do either! Once the post is up, you’ll have full access to it, so if it’s easier, just wait until Wednesday. Hope that helps!

  16. 316
    Janice Nordlund says:

    I am in. Sounds like just what I need while recovering from spinal surgery. Thanks gals so very timely for me. God bless.

  17. 317

    Hello Lindsee,

    We are super excited about this study. We started a Facebook Group page and our group is growing by the minute!

    As it turns out we will need to meet one week later than the start date of June 3rd. So instead of starting June 3rd we will begin June 10th. I was wondering if we will still be able to access the video link for session 1 on June 10, a week later, since the link for video session 2 goes up on that date? And then will the link for session 2 be accessible the following week, etc.

    Thanks for your help!



    • 317.1
      Lindsee says:

      Yes ma’am! Once the videos are posted, they will be available at all times. You can access them when it’s convenient for you! Blessings!

  18. 318
    Jackie Pope says:

    Jackie Pope, Covington, IN – My sister (in Smyrna, Georgia) and I will be a ‘small group’ and plan to go through the summer COTD Bible study with you. Very excited!

  19. 319
    Kayla says:

    I have a small group of 3 we are going to do this but our plan was to meet on Monday should we begin on the 2nd or wait until following Monday June 9th?

  20. 320
    Diane Sidoti says:

    Got my book this week – Ready to go. Sharing with my friend in Pittsburgh.

  21. 321
    Barbara Jenkins says:

    Can’t wait to do this study – going solo for now

  22. 322
    Maribel Segarra Villalobos says:

    Can’t wait to start!!!! Going solo for now!!

  23. 323
    Linda Hoover says:

    I’d like to join this study. Going solo.

  24. 324

    So excited to do a study! I haven’t done one in a long time.

  25. 325
    Kim says:

    Super excited to participate! Going solo, but spreading the word.

  26. 326
    jamilla2 says:

    Got my workbook and I am ready!

  27. 327
    Cyndi says:

    Going solo – ordered the book – looking forward to it!

  28. 328
    Lindsay says:

    I am so excited to have a Bible study to do this Summer. Being in a new place it will be nice to have something to focus on other than all the changes. I will be doing the devotional solo. Can’t wait.

  29. 329
    Denise Ramey says:

    I cannot wait to start this study!! I’ll be hosting a small group at my house. If we want to watch the videos, is there a cost to download them?

    • 329.1
      Lindsee says:

      Hi Denise, the cost is very small if you download the teaching videos. About $5 each. But please know they are completely optional! Can’t wait!

  30. 330
    Jeanette Frey says:

    I would like to join. Going solo!

  31. 331
    Robbie says:

    I am going soli unless anyone is near magnolia, tx. I will be downloading the video sessions and would love to share

  32. 332
    Cathy says:

    I got my workbook and I am ready to begin:)

  33. 333
    Ann says:

    I’m extremely excited about participating again in the Summer Siesta Bible study ! Blessings to you all !

  34. 334
    Janice Embry says:

    I am excited to start this study. I will have a group of about 6!! First time with an online study, praying God will bless us all!

  35. 335
    Lindsay says:

    I am looking forward to this Bible study. I will be doing it solo.

  36. 336

    I’m looking forward to this study. I’ve done a couple of Beth’s studies and I really learn who God is from them so I’m sure this will be no different. They always bring me closer to God. 🙂

  37. 337
    Kellie Steadman says:

    Trying to encourage myself and others. Will be doing this with a coworker this summer and with my church Ladies this fall. We are losing our pastor at the end of June. What made me want to do this is “your group will gain assurance their circumstances and conditions are not coincidental. God’s timing is impeccable!” Looking for God and His amazing ways. Amen!

  38. 338
    Jean Home says:

    Memphis/doing this study solo.

  39. 339
    Mandy says:

    So looking forward to this Bible study and doing it with all you ladies!

  40. 340
    Melissa Bates says:

    I’m going solo. Can’t wait

  41. 341
    Amanda says:

    I have the book and I was going to start this week, but I will wait until a week from now so I will go solo, but at the same pace. I so badly wish the videos were cheaper or free because I cannot afford to purchase all of them…and I feel like I am missing out. Otherwise, I am very excited to begin this study!

  42. 342
    Diane says:

    Got our books last night – I will be doing this with 4 other ladies this summer. Is there anything else I need to do to sign up ?

  43. 343

    Looking forward to joining this online study! Already have the workbook and cannot wait!!

  44. 344
    Rita Woodard says:

    So excited to join this summer. Looking forward to learning and fellowship. Going solo.

  45. 345
    Susan says:

    Olathe/going solo on this study.

  46. 346
    Courtney Beth Burnside says:

    “Trying to encourage myself and others, hoping to gain assurance my circumstances and conditions are not coincidental! God’s timing is impeccable! Looking for God and His amazing ways.” Amen! Thanks Kellie for your wording! I love you all xoxo Prayers, may God hold us in the palm of his hand always!

  47. 347
    Delores O. says:

    Working on getting a group of friends and neighbors to go through this study together, along with 2 teen daughters. In the herding cats stage of trying to figure out when we can meet. Waiting for my book to arrive. So looking forward to this. Thank you Beth for uploading the video lessons for the book in addition to your short video messages for this summer study. You are such a blessing to me!

  48. 348
    Annette says:

    This would be my first Bible study through Siesta Sister Summer. Do you have to buy the DVD set for the Bible study? I’m a little confused. I’ve always done Beth Moore Bible studies through our church.

    • 348.1
      Lindsee says:

      Hi Annette! The teaching sessions are completely optional. Beth will have an interactive video on this blog every other week starting June 3rd, but all you need is your workbook to get started. We’ll look for you in less than a week!

  49. 349
    Janeissy says:

    Hello Awesome ladies!

    I have my workbook and I am extremely excited about taking this journey together! Can you please tell me what time zone the gatherings will be? Thank you!

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    Kimberly says:

    I am looking forward to doing this study. This is my first summer session. I have a few ladies I work with that would like to do it as well, but can’t commit until later in June. Will we still be able to access the June 3rd post later, like June 30th, and start our 8-weeks at that time?

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