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Come and See … My Busy Life CBS creates a haven for working women “I’d love to come, but I work on Thursdays!”

Steamboat Springs, CO Remote Core Group leaders

Susan Rinn and the CBS class in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, heard those words over and over. “We knew many women had to juggle both family and full-time work, so there was no oppor tunity for a Bible study during the day. It was such a travesty, knowing how CBS fulfills our need for a growing relationship with Jesus Christ and the special nourishing and encouragement that come from studying God’s Word with other women.” But CBS was changing. “It wasn’t until our Area Director, Carol Jones, mentioned that Remote Core Groups (RCGs) were beginning to evolve that we realized the possibility of CBS for Steamboat’s working women.” Susan says this possibility energized the class, and a new oppor tunity was born. “Word began to spread about an evening CBS class. We were hoping for at least 12, including our Core Leaders. We exceeded that the first night, and it grew to 33 women.” God wasn’t done with the work in Steamboat Springs. And His work wasn’t limited to just the working moms. Susan says another group was getting star ted. “At the same time we were praying for the working women, we were praying for our husbands to have a Bible study. The pastor of our host church was called to begin a men’s study at the same time as the Remote Core Group.” The new men’s group used the CBS Engaging God’s Word material. “Each Thursday evening, a dozen men were able to study the same books of the Bible as their wives,” Susan recalls. While the Steamboat Springs story is a remarkable testimony of personal invitations and persistence, Susan is quick to point out that it’s also a story of answered prayer. “We praise God for the growth of CBS in our community and know that many lives were transformed through this wonderful ministry of studying God’s Word.”

“We praise God for the growth of CBS in our community and know that many lives were transformed through this wonderful ministr y of studying God’s Word.”

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Profile for Community Bible Study

Community Bible Study (CBS) - 2018 SHARING Magazine  

Community Bible Study (CBS) - 2018 SHARING Magazine