Bible Study Leadership Made Easy

Learning to lead with confidence & grace

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Is Jesus prompting you to lead a Bible Study, but you don’t know how to start?

Are you afraid that you don’t know enough of the Bible to do this?

Does the thought of directing a discussion make you quiver?

Everyone feels that way at first. Really!

You are so in the right place.

What if I told you that you could…

• Effectively lead a Bible Study even if you’ve never done it before?

• Make a simple plan for leading a lesson that your group will love?

• Graciously overcome challenges that crop up while you are leading?

If you want to lead a Bible Study or want to do a better job at leading one, then this course is the ideal next step.

Whenever I get an email from someone who has chosen to do one of my Joyful Walk Bible Studies with their group, they often ask this one big question, “How do I lead the discussion when we get together?” That may be your question as well. You are not alone. That’s why I’m here to help you.

I am just a regular woman. I don’t have a seminary degree. I just love Jesus and the Word of God. And, I have learned from Jesus and the women mentors He’s given me through the years how to step above my insecurities to lead a Bible Study with confidence and grace.

In this course, I’ll share the best of what I’ve learned with you.

Bible Study Leadership Made Easy is designed to get you moving forward as a new Bible study leader or to give you extra help if you already have some experience at leading a study for a group.

Through this course, you will learn how to start a Bible study group, how to choose a good study for your group, and how to take each lesson and make a plan for leading the discussion. We will also address some common challenges that arise as you are leading a Bible study.

Who is "Bible Study Leadership Made Easy" for?

This course is for you if…

You are thinking about starting a Bible Study group and leading the discussion for it.

You want to learn how to lead the lesson discussion for an existing Bible Study group.

You have some experience at leading a Bible Study but want to pick up new ideas.

You are scared to do this but want to at least learn how.

This course isn’t for you if…

You are happy to let someone else lead a Bible Study so you can just participate.

You aren’t willing to be stretched by Jesus and learn to rely on Him more.

Actually, just going through this course will make you want to at least try leading a Bible Study, get stretched by Jesus and rely on Him more. Guaranteed!

My heart's desire is to help you learn to study the Bible for yourself and to help you gain confidence to lead a Bible Study for others. With this course, you can pick and choose which videos to watch that meet your needs as a current leader or work through the whole course to get "trained" and ready to lead.

Are you ready for adventure? Yes! Let’s get started.

Still feeling inadequate to lead a Bible study?

Everyone feels that way when they are just starting out leading a study. You are not alone in how you feel. It’s okay to feel a bit scared. Remember why? Jesus is the one who makes you able to lead a Bible study. Promise. So, go for it!

“I have thoroughly enjoyed taking Bible studies by Melanie Newton. Her leadership is insightful, and she helps reinforce the Bible in today's world. I recommend checking out this course."

- Diane Bohannan, Registered nurse

"Melanie Newton is, by far, my favorite Bible Study leader. I actively seek out any of her courses because she makes the Bible and its characters memorable and relatable to our modern lifestyle and struggles. She is patient, kind, and is easy to learn from. Her courses are designed for those new to the Bible or for those looking to grasp a more in-depth understanding of the Bible. Anyone looking to improve their Bible Study leadership skills would greatly benefit from anything she has to offer."

- Aimee Jones, Domestic CEO and Mom of three


Your Instructor

Melanie Newton
Melanie Newton

Hi there! Jesus Christ has given me a passion to help women learn how to study the Bible for themselves to grow in their faith walk with Him. He has also given me a desire to train women to grow their Bible-teaching skills to help others. For the past 25 years especially, He has given me opportunity to lead Bible Studies for women of all ages, all stages of life, and in all kinds of places. And, Jesus has used me to encourage new Bible Study leaders—walking alongside them to help them learn how to lead a Bible Study with confidence and grace. Through my faith walk, I’ve learned what works and what doesn’t. You'll find oodles of resources on my website melanienewton.com for you to use in your life and ministry. Enjoy!

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Just a taste of what you'll get in this course

Class Curriculum

  Section 1: Begin the Adventure — Just Say Yes!
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  Section 2: Step Forward as the Leader
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  Section 3: Prepare Wisely as Content Guardian
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  Section 4: Lead Confidently as Content Guardian
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  Section 5: Lead Graciously as Community Builder
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  Enjoy the Adventure
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"Melanie Newton is a remarkable teacher who has the talent for making the Bible come alive so that women can use it in their everyday lives. It doesn't matter whether you are a new or a seasoned Christian, her studies are a safe environment for women to share their thoughts and have questions and get answers from a biblical perspective."

- Sherry Darnell, Seasoned grandmother

"I've spent many a day listening to Melanie practice leading a Bible Study discussion on the front porch or back deck. She always makes it interesting."

- Brownie, Flower Mound squirrel community

Frequently Asked Questions

What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 14 days, and we will give you a full refund. You get to keep the Course Workbook, but you won’t be able to access the lectures or get any updates from me.
Could I just find this information for free online?
This course only includes strategies that I have used myself to lead Bible Study small groups so the participants are eager to come back each week and can’t wait to start a new study. I make it joyful and fun! Not boring and plastic. You'd be hard-pressed to find any free articles with as much value, care, and expertise as this course offers. Please give it a try!
When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound, my friend? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own - including any updates I make along the way.
What if I'm new to the Bible?
If you are just starting to dig into the Bible for yourself (a few months), then keep getting a good foundation through Bible Studies for beginners, like my Graceful Beginnings studies. If you have been a Christian for more than a few months, this course is good for you because you may be pretty excited about what you are learning and want everyone you know to learn it, also. Am I right? So, join the adventure!

A Letter from Melanie

Bible Study Author and Trainer with Joyful Walk Ministries

Bible Study should be joyful and fun, not boring!

I remember when I was a young Christian woman just learning how to dive into the Bible and find all its treasures. I wanted to share what I was learning with others. But, I didn’t know how.

I tried a few small study guides and just basically read through them with some friends. Then, I joined a large women’s Bible Study where I learned much from my personal study, but when we got together, the discussion leaders had us just take turns reading and answering the questions. It wasn’t very enthusiastic, either!

I knew there had to be a better way to make the Bible come alive for people so they would want to soak it up like I did. Sharing what you learn from your personal Bible study should be joyful and fun, not boring! After all, it is God’s words to us so that we can know His immense love for us more and more.

Fast forward a few years. The Lord led us to a church where the women’s Bible Study group wrote its own lessons. As a result, the enthusiasm of the women was sky high. The leaders met together to share what they were learning on their own from the study and that enthusiasm carried over to the group discussion. This was full of joy, and fun!

As I participated in various small groups, watching other joyful women lead the Bible Study discussions, I thought, “I could do this, too.”

Then, they asked me to be a leader, and it took off for me! Many of the Bible Studies on my website came from that time, a time that stimulated my joyful walk with Jesus.

Through the encouragement of others, I was able to step above my insecurities and learn how to lead a Bible Study discussion with confidence and grace. That changed my life! It will change yours, too. Promise.

Just say yes to Jesus, “I will do this, Lord. Please help me.”

Jump into the adventure. Jesus is with you every step of the way!

And, His promise is far greater than mine. Trust Him.

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