Jan 29

OBS & Social Media, News You Can Use~

As I read through the comments on yesterday’s blog post, I was thrilled by the number of women who said this was their very first Online Bible Study. Even more exciting, many said this was their very first Bible study ever.

Welcome to Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies!!! We are honored that you would select this study to be your first. I take that very seriously. And my OBS team and I want to make sure you have the best experience ever.

What I love most about these studies is the fact that they are so flexible and anyone can participate. I also love that they are welcoming and non-intimidating. If you are here, we are so excited about that. We love you already! And most of all, I love that the women who have participated have experienced real hope for real life. That’s what you get here. Hope that is applicable and you can trust it because it’s from God. No matter what is in your past or where you are today, you have a place here. Thank you for trusting us to walk with you in faith.

All this week, I’ll be highlighting a different aspect of OBS. This is so you will be informed.

Today:  Social Media

We LOVE Social Media!!!! Social media provides us with more ways we can communicate with you. I realize that not everyone utilizes all the social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest and that’s ok. The Bible study will take place here on my blog. Social media sites just provide more options if you care to use them.

  • Facebook Small Groups~  Are you on Facebook?  Do you have an interest in joining a group off 12-15 women who are doing this online study also? Facebook small groups are designed for ladies who want a smaller environment and more personal connections to do this study. Each group has a leader. These groups develop friendship and experience community while discussing the study.  You must be on Facebook to join a Facebook small group. Lisa Kramp is the Leader and Small Group Coordinator for OBS. To join a group, send Lisa a friend request or a FB message. These groups are filled on a first come first serve basis. There will be a waiting list if needed.
  • Online Bible Studies Facebook Page~ If you are on Facebook, visit this page and like it right now! You will be so glad you did! Our Online Bible Studies Facebook page is encouraging, informative, interactive and fun! Check it out today and connect with us!
  • Online Bible Studies on Twitter~ If you are on Twitter, follow us on Twitter! @MTBibleStudies is another way to interact and connect in a fun way. I’d also like to invite you to follow me too. I love to “tweet” and I’d love you to connect with you!
  • Pinterest~ This is the latest social media craze and we LOVE it! We are so blessed to have Veronica Herzing as our pin creator and wow does she ever do a fabulous job! Veronica creates pins for each chapter and reflection Bible verse we use for each study. You can share these pins and use them for your own inspiration. Follow us on Pinterest and experience the beautiful creations by our very own sweet Veronica <3

I look forward to seeing many of you on these optional sites as we go through our study!

It’s not too late to invite your friends to join us! Spread the word about OBS. We begin this Sunday, February 3rd.

You can order your book from Proverbs 31 Ministries here.

You can read Chapter 1 of Let. It. Go. here. (Whether you are waiting on your book or you just want to check it out and decide if this book is for you.)

You can sign up to participate in this Online Bible Study in the top right corner of my blog. (If you haven’t signed up, please do so. I will be emailing important information to those who sign up.)

And now for our winners from yesterday! Each day this week, we are giving away 2 Let.It.Go. bundles (DVD, book, and participant guide). Click here to see picture if you are reading this via email.

Yesterday’s Let. It. Go. Bundle winners are:

Sandra, email beginning slf4094

Kathleen Bennefield

Congrats ladies! Email Angie, our awesome OBS Executive Assistant at Angie@Proverbs31.org with your mailing address.

Would you like to win a Let.It.Go. bundle?  Here’s your chance!  In the comment section, let us know which Online Bible Studies Social Media sites you are a part of! If you aren’t a part of any, then you can still win. Just comment that you don’t use social media. But you must mention social media in your comment. Everyone got it?

I hope today’s post was helpful to you. Join me tomorrow when I will be sharing about our awesome Conference Call series!

Big Blessings and have a fabulous day!

 

Melissa

Comments

  1. I’m somewhat of a social media junkie so I’m following you on Pinterest and liked the FB page. I feel like a bit of a stalker! :) This is my first OBS and I’m really excited to give it a try!!

  2. I use all forms of social media, so I’m on fb, twitter and Pinterest. So glad to have found this obs and can’t wait to get started!

  3. My most used social media is Facebook. I’m looking forward to seeing how my first OBS goes and love the topic. I’m ready! Let’s learn to Let. It. Go. Ladies!

  4. Hilda Quintanilla says:

    I am in the following social media sites:
    Facebook
    Pinterest
    Twitter

  5. My first online bible study! Quite excited. Bought the book on iTunes, can’t wait to get started! Thanks for doing this!

  6. I use several social media sites…. Facebook, Twitter, Blogging, Pinterest — I’ve been doing online Bible study for a couple years and lead with another group GMG — I love online Bible Study!

    Martha
    I’m so looking forward to this study!!! Thank you!

  7. I use the social media of Facebook and I’m just starting to use twitter…I’m so excited about my first online bible study … Looking forward to more and I really love the probverbs 31 pages

    • Debbie W. (OBS Leader) says:

      Penny we are sooo happy to have you here and we all remember our first OBS with Melissa. She’s amazing. Debbie Williams (OBS Leader)

  8. This is my one and only, first and only bible study I’ve ever participated in. I’ve always wanted to at our church but they don’t offer it on nights I’m available. So really looking forward to it, nervous about it, but yet at the same time, really hoping that it’s enriching (I’m sure it will be). And this whole social media thing too, is new to me – but I’m always up for a challenge!!

    • Debbie W. (OBS Leader) says:

      Tracey that’s exactly how I ended up here. My church studies were at night when I wanted to be with my husband so God led me here. I have never regretted it. This will be my 4th study. They are fun, exciting and if you get behind because of an emergency you can get caught up. So happy you are here with us. Debbie Williams (OBS Leader)

  9. Lisa Latimore-Boggs says:

    I am on facebook and I just joined pininterest. I plan on joining twitter and now I have a reason too! Looking forward to this study!

  10. I use pinterest and fb in regards to social media. I may check out a fb page. I’ve been a part of many Bible studies, but never an online one.

  11. I use a few social media sites….Facebook and Pinterest. This will be my second online bible study. I can’t wait to get started!!

  12. This is my second online bible study. Unglued was my first. I will not be using social media, because I really liked the way the Unglued study here on Melissa’s blog.

  13. Facebook. done
    Pinterest. done
    cant wait for Sunday!

  14. This is my first OBS & I’m about to find the Facebook small group for this study. I think social media can definitely be advantageous all us busy moms, wives, women in general. I can’t wait to get my book & to start this study.

  15. I use Facebook. I’m looking forward to my first online bible study. Thank you.

  16. Jennifer Mesman says:

    I am really starting to get excited about my first online bible study. I currently utilize Facebook, twitter, and Pinterest. I think the social media I most interested in using with this group is on Pinterest. We shall see!

  17. Sherri Jackson says:

    I am excited to Let it Go. I use facebook,Pinterest and Twitter.

  18. christina tejada says:

    i would like to get the bundle how much is that and where do i go for that?
    please let me know asap
    thanks christina tejada

  19. The social media I use to follow the
    obs is Pinterest

  20. Jessica Midkiff says:

    I’m using the social media sites: Facebook, twitter, and pinterest!!! Yay! So excited!

  21. I use Facebook social media and twitter. Cant wait for the study.

  22. Michelle W says:

    I’m so excited about this study. It is speaking to me strongly. I’ve got all the social media sites going. I was with you for the Greater series. Unfortunately I didn’t finish as I have trouble with the follow thru. Not this time. I can do it!

    Twitter
    Facebook, signed up for small group
    Pinterest

  23. Heather Sielaff says:

    I just use Facebook. It sucks up plenty of time. I’m glad some of that time will. E spent with my first OBS.

  24. Social Media: Facebook and Pinterest. This is my first online bible study and I believe God timed it perfectly for this season in my life, so excited.

  25. Denise Albrecht says:

    this is my first online Bible study and I am so excited. I am on Facebook and am debating on joining the small group or just liking the page. I am now following you on Pinterest!
    thanks

  26. I love the Facebook small groups and the pins on Pinterest!

  27. Melissa, looking very forward (is that even a proper sentence structure?!) to this study! This will also be my first online study; I will follow along / check-in with Facebook and Pintrest as well. I know it is God’s hand which has led me to you as He has been working with me for some time (like many years!) about my being controlling with people and situations when He really just wants me to submit and learn. His blessings upon you for listening to His voice and for following His leading.

  28. Jessica Wiles says:

    Just signed up for the Let. It. Go. OBS and I am SO excited! I’ve never done an online bible study so I’m looking forward to it. And Lord knows how I struggle with control, literally!l

  29. I am a huge fan of Proverbs 31! I am so excited for this obs and what it has to offer, as it is my first as well I am on Facebook and will be a follower! Would love to win the give away! Blessings!

  30. I’m on all 3 social media sites and just joined the 3 for the OBS. I think I will prefer Twitter for an OBS because I can scroll through the tweets more quickly than my Facebook news feed or navigating Pinterest boards.

  31. I’m on Facebook and Pinterest. I’ll be checking out the Pins for the OBS, what a neat idea!

  32. I use all forms of social media. As a local leader in women’s ministry in the military community, I have found that the young wives we minister to LIVE on social media. It’s the absolute easiest and best way to reach them!!

  33. RUTHONA WASINGER says:

    I AM ON FACEBOOK AND I WILL BE CHECKING OUT LET. IT. GO. THERE!

  34. Lauren Hockenberry says:

    This is my first OBS and I’m super excited! I do attend a bible study on fort sill, ok. I like it as well. I am on Facebook and Pinterest. Looking forward to class. 😉

  35. chrissy vail says:

    Hi Everyone! The social media sites I use are: Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. Cant wait to do my first online bible study!

  36. Judy McMillin says:

    The social media sites I use are Facebook, Twittet, and Pinterest!

  37. I just liked your online bible study Facebook page. This will be my social media outlet for keeping up with the study. It is my first online study and I am so excited to do it with my best friend in the world.

  38. The only social media I’ve used is Facebook. This will be my first online Bible study. I read the first chapter and I’m excited to start.

  39. Chere Villines says:

    I use FB and Pinterest.
    Chere Villines

  40. I use Facebook!

  41. Roisin Jones says:

    I use facebook and pinterest and looking forward to following this bible study with you guys!

  42. Terri Palmer Webster says:

    The only Social Media I am involved in is Facebook! I have accounts with Pinterest and Twitter, but don’t use them! I am so excited about this on line Bible Study!!! This is my first and I am looking forward to it greatly!!

  43. Becky May says:

    This is my first on-line Bible Study and I am soooo excited!!!!! The only social media I am involved in is facebook. I will go on there this evening and get connected!
    Thank you for this opportunity. I look forward to meeting amazing woman and hearing what God has in store for us.

  44. Valerie King says:

    The only social media I am familiar with is Facebook, still trying to catch up with the other types of social media. I have been looking for a bible study recently and a friend sent me this link not knowing I was looking for one. Thank you Jane!

  45. Just facebook!! Alas, I just don’t have the time or energy for anything else with four kids 😉
    Looking forward to learning how to Let.It.Go!!

  46. This is my first OBS and I am very excited! I have always wanted to be a part of the studies at our church but could never go at the times they were offered. I use facebook and pinterest. So looking forward to Sunday!

  47. Cindy Boedeker says:

    The social media I use most is Facebook. I also love Pinterest!

  48. Gig Tillett says:

    I do use social media sites (Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter) however, I am not a part of any online Bible studies. This will be my first and I am very excited about it!!

  49. Tami Althoff says:

    This is my first online Bible study. I’m super excited! I’m on Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter.

  50. Facebook for me!
    (Pinterest-rarely)