Are You Called to Lead Others to a Deeper Friendship With Jesus?
Thousands of churches and small groups have used Joanna Weaver’s 10-session video Bible study to help women connect on a deeper level with Jesus – but also each other. Designed for use with Joanna’s best-selling book, Having a Mary Heart In a Martha World, this Bible study gives leaders everything they need to lead a study at church, in their homes – even online. Helping women discover the joyful life of “living-room” intimacy with God which flows naturally into “kitchen service” for Him.
HAVING A MARY HEART IN A MARTHA WORLD
When you purchase the leader’s edition of the streaming study, you receive:
- A detailed “Leader Guide” to facilitate meaningful discussion
- Free printable study guides for participants (also available in hard copy)
- Access to Joanna’s 20-minute teaching sessions (plus bonus session!)
- Access to 5-minute “Word Time” videos filled with tools to study God’s Word
- Promotional graphics which can be personalized
- “Retreat Guide” which turns video sessions into a special event
- Bulk pricing for Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World book which each participant needs. (Book & study guide bundle also available in bulk pricing)
Why Should I Lead This Study?
✓ Many women long for a deeper relationship with Jesus, but don’t know where to begin.
✓ God does special things when His people gather around His Word.
✓ Weekly homework is doable for those new to Bible study, but satisfying for those who’ve studied for years.
✓ Women not only learn to dig into the Word, they share what they’ve learned – a powerful catalyst for change.
If you’re looking to build a community of women who love Jesus and each other in tangible ways, begin your journey below…
How to Begin
When you purchase the Leader’s Edition, you’ll receive access to all videos as well as a detailed “Leader Guide” and promotional materials. Everything you need to create a life-changing study for you and your community.
Before the Study
Purchase “Leader’s Package” license for streaming videos synchronously. Each participant will need a copy of Joanna’s book and downloadable study guide. (Bulk pricing available.)
Spread the word about your Bible study with provided materials to increase membership and attendance.
During the Study
Designed to help you facilitate conversation, the detailed “Leader Guide” provides a roadmap for your group journey through God’s Word.
What’s In The Bible Study?
For ten weeks, participants will be assigned reading in Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World as well as study guide homework which features:
✓ 10-12 questions for discussion and a deeper study of God’s Word
✓ “Make a Plan” exercise to apply what they’ve learned
✓ Fill-in-the-blank notes for teaching video
✓ Optional Memory Verse to learn as a group
During the weekly meeting, the group will:
✓ Discuss homework questions
✓ Watch short “Word Time” video
✓ Watch Joanna’s 20-minute teaching video
✓ Close with a time of reflection and prayer
Having a Mary Heart, in a Martha World Curriculum
Each Lesson includes:
✓ Preparation suggestions (including discussion questions and scripture)
✓ Tips on facilitating conversation
✓ One 20-minute session taught by Joanna
✓ A short “Word Time” video
✓ That week’s printable study-guide designed to help members engage with Scripture.
Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World
Word Time: Introduction to Study
Is it truly possible to have a Mary heart in a Martha world? Joanna introduces us to the sisters through verse, and welcomes us to a more intimate relationship with God.
Lord, Don’t You Care?
Word Time: Memorizing Scripture
How do you serve God like Martha yet make space for Him in your heart like Mary? This week we explore the importance of living from the security of God’s love rather than trying to earn it.
Freedom from Fear
Word Time: Bible Study Methods
Do you struggle with worry or fear? When Jesus diagnosed Martha’s anxiety, He invited her to find peace in Him. As we learn to focus our hearts on Jesus, He will deliver us from all of our fears.
Word Time: Reading & Marketing Your Bible
Have you learned to enjoy all that Jesus wants to be to you? Joanna challenges us to make room for the “One Thing” in our daily lives. Even if it means laying aside our to-do list for awhile!
Pursued by Love
Word Time: Bible Reading Highlights
Does God want to know you? Of course He does! This week we learn how to build friendship with Him that goes beyond Sunday morning church services and an occasional bedtime prayer.
Compelled by Love
Word Time: Bible Study Resources
How can I show my love for Jesus? This week we explore tangible and unexpected ways we can share Jesus’ love with the world by using the gifts God has given us.
Word Time: Praying God’s Word
Have you ever struggled with God’s timing or plan? From the story of Lazarus, we learn how to trust God when everything goes wrong. Because even when He seems late, He is always on time.
The Beauty of Repentance
Word Time: Think Biblically, Live Biblically
Are you teachable? Joanna teaches us how to give God access to our lives so that we can experience true transformation. After all, it’s the very thing Christ came to bring!
Loving God Extravagantly
Word Time: Worship & the Word
Do you find yourself holding anything back? In Mary’s beautiful devotion, we learn how to completely surrender our lives so that our love for Jesus is as extravagant as His love for us.
Lord of the Process
Word Time: Half-Day of Prayer
As we come to the end of this study, are you ready to live a life centered in God? That’s what we were made for – a life so filled with Jesus that it’s His life and love that pours out to the world.
Frequently Asked Questions
Joanna Weaver is the author of Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World, which has sold over a million copies. Other books include Having a Mary Spirit, Lazarus Awakening, and a devotional, At the Feet of Jesus. Her books and companion DVD Bible studies have been used by hundreds of churches as well as home groups and individuals.
God has opened doors for Joanna to speak at conferences around the country and internationally as well. Her passion is to see women experience God’s incredible love and grace so that they can become all He created them to be.
Joanna loves being a pastor’s wife and mother of three. The Weavers reside in the beautiful “Big Sky” state of Montana.