Jul 7

Please Say Yes!

Want to Bible Study


Why did you begin doing Online Bible Study? For many of you it was because you were invited. Maybe by a friend. Possibly a family member. Or maybe your saw an invite through Proverbs 31 Ministries or Facebook. My point is, an invitation can change a life.

One thing I love about OBS here is that we aren’t preachy, religious, or think we better than anyone else. If you are a breathing living woman, you are welcome here. (Ok guys, I know there are a few of you who follow along too, but you know this group is primarily for us Jesus girls right?) Seriously, this study is for any woman. I don’t even care if you are Christian or not. I also don’t care if your past is riddled with scandal and secrets. Here, we are just a bunch of everyday, ordinary girls looking for hope in all the RIGHT places. We search together, we grow together, and we find truth together. I love our Bible studies here so much that I want to invite everyone I know to join us!

Would you consider inviting someone to join us? Share our OBS on your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, or whatever social media site you hang out in. Text or call someone and tell them about it. Send a note through the mail or better yet, show up and extend the invite in person! My FB friend Tanisha Grant did it. She just told me today that she couldn’t wait for our next study to begin and that she was bringing a few friends along! AWESOME :)

We are giving away more prizes today & you will be entered to when if you invite someone to join our study.

Here’s the deal:

Invite someone to join our online Bible study. Tell them they can sign up here: http://melissataylor.org/and-more/

  1. You get one entry for inviting (Let me know if the comment section who you invited.)
  2. You get two entries if they say “yes” (Let me know in the comment section who said yes.)
  3. You get five entries if you post it on your FB page and link to http://melissataylor.org/and-more/ (Write your FB post in the comment section.)
  4. You get five entries if you post it on Twitter and link to http://melissataylor.org/and-more/ (Write your tweet in the comment section.)
  5. You get ten entries if you post it on Instagram, Pinterest, or Vine (Let us know what you posted int he comment section.)
  6. And, yes, we will be keeping up with all of this!

***I posted the picture above on my personal Instagram & Twitter @MelissaRTaylor. You are welcome to use the picture too!

Want to know what you are playing for today? It is SUH-WEEEEEET! (That’s “sweet” really dragged out and in an excited voice.)

Winner #1 will receive:  The NIV Quest Bible and What Happens When Women Say Yes to God book and participant guide. (Y’all, I seriously don’t want to give this Quest Bible away…it was donated by one of our sweet FB small group leaders, and I would LOVE to keep it. It is AWESOME!

6 other winners will win What Happens When Women Say Yes to God books and participant guides.

Winner will be announced Tuesday, July 9th, and there will be another chance to win some cool prizes.

I can’t wait to read all about who you invited!

On Friday I asked: A few years ago, Lysa hit the NY Times bestseller list with this book about satisfying your desires with God, not food. What’s the name of the book? Tell us the title of this book and share if you have this same struggle or not.

We had MANY MANY correct answers. Randomly selected by the Random Number Generator, the winner is…..Nina Sanchez~ email beginning beautyforashes213, you are the winner!  Congrats! Email Angie, our awesome OBS Executive Assistant with your mailing address. Angie@Proverbs31.org

Blessings to all of you!




  1. Deborah Yarbrough says:

    I have two confirmed yes’! Shanae & Tina

  2. Teri Basch says:

    Just invited my Mom, Donna Edwards – she has never done a bible study & thought she might enjoy this “no pressure” online adventure!

  3. I just posted to my website, and left your link in the comments and invited 2 friends!!! Can’t wait for this bible study!

  4. Maeghan says:

    Shared via Pinterest:

    NEW Proverbs 31 Ministries’ Online Bible Study of “What Happens When Women Say Yes to God” by Lysa TerKeurst. Starts July 28th. Go to melissataylor.org… to sign up!

  5. Marla Sjaardema says:

    I invited all my friends from Facebook for the next Bible Study. Hope they subscribe.

  6. Denise Kasanda says:

    So excited! My friend Irene Brayton just signed up to do the study with me! Can’t wait to get started!

  7. Kristie Anderson says:

    Just posted on Pinterest & on FB
    Post on Pinterest:

    What_Happens_When_Women_Say_Yes_to_God_large http://www.MelissaTaylor.org

    NEW Proverbs 31 Ministries’ Online Bible Study of “What Happens When Women Say Yes to God” by Lysa TerKeurst. Starts July 28th. Go to melissataylor.org… to sign up!

    Shared the Proverbs 31 Post on FB:

    Hoping some of you will join me for this online Bible study. Starts July 28th! Go to http://www.MelissaTaylor.org to sign up!

    Looking forward to a great study!

  8. Crys Graham says:

    Here are the people I have invited for this new Women’s Bible Study: Amy Anderson, Amy Duron, Rebecca Gobel, JoAnn Underwood, Karen Hawk, Karen Vogt, Jame Karst, Kathie Hawk, Mary Lou Kindred, Sharla Martinez, Heather Marshall, Jan Nantkes, Jana Van Dorien, Michelle Otte, Sheri Shoenthaler and Megan Wissmann.

  9. Laurie Kryshka says:

    Hi Melissa,

    Here is my post from my FB page!!!

    I am so excited!!! It is getting closer to my On line Bible study http://melissataylor.org/and-more/
    I would like to invite my FB friends to join me as this is something that could really change your life and you can do it in the privacy of your own home on your own time as we are all very busy ladies!!!
    Love: Laurie

    Online Bible Studies
    ***After you check out our next online Bible study below, click here to see what OBS is all about and why you may want to join us. What Happens When Women Say Yes to God Online Bible Study (you can…

  10. Sharon Parcel says:

    Shared on my FB and sent invites to 3 close friends!

  11. Erin boudreaux says:
  12. Erin boudreaux says:

    I shared this on my Instagram too:


  13. Sabrina Jackson says:

    YES!!!!!! I invited 8 friends by forwarding my e-mail. Looking forward to this great bible study can’t wait

  14. I invited my oldest daughter to join me in this study….Cant wait, I directed her to

  15. kim ebert says:

    Hi Melissa, I am excited to do this online bible study. This is my first online study. I bought the book for my kindle and am READY to go. This topic is NEAR to me right now. I did as many of these as I could:

    1.You get one entry for inviting (Let me know if the comment section who you invited.) I invited my friend Shelli Nestleroad

    2. Not yet.. I will keep you posted.

    3.You get five entries if you post it on your FB page and link to http://melissataylor.org/and-more/ (Write your FB post in the comment section.) I did this my facebook is just Kim Ebert – I have liked your page too. Don’t know if this is all you need on this.

    4.You get five entries if you post it on Twitter and link to http://melissataylor.org/and-more/ (Write your tweet in the comment section.) Here is my tweet:
    kim ebert ‏@kimberlyanneber 11m
    My first ever ONLINE bible study… if you want to join me : http://melissataylor.org/and-more/

    5.You get ten entries if you post it on Instagram, Pinterest, or Vine (Let us know what you posted int he comment section.) I did post it on my Pinterest also: I actually just repinned your comment and note asking others to join you. http://pinterest.com/pin/146507794100834167/

  16. http://melissataylor.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Want-to-Bible-Study-300×300.jpg
    I just shared this on my facebook page….under my email above.

  17. Melanie says:

    So far, I have invited Jane Harrell & Jeannie Smokoska – more to come. Such good stuff here that I can’t help telling everyone. I posted on facebook and pinterest!! So excited to begin!!

  18. Donna G says:

    I invited my best friend – Sherry

  19. Donna G says:

    I posted Melissa’s photo with the following on Instagram and Twitter

    I am excited about the online Bible study with Proverbs31 Ministries! Any ladies that would like to see what it’s about check out http://melissataylor.org/and-more

  20. Melissa Hughes says:

    Shared to Facebook!

    • Melissa Hughes says:

      This is my post:

      FINALLY a Bible Study that fits my schedule…maybe it fits yours too!

  21. Linda H says:

    I invited 8 women, 3 said yes (April, Bonnie and Susan), Susan then invited 2 more women who said yes, so we now have a small group of 6 : )
    YAY : )

  22. Kym Braun says:

    I posted on pinterest, instagram and facebook! Hoping for a full house!

    • Kym Braun says:

      FB post:
      What Happens When Women Say Yes to God is a 6 week online bible study beginning July 28th. Through this study you will learn to listen for God’s voice and discern what He is asking you to do, see how wholehearted obedience honors His presence in your life, & give yourself to Him and let Him affect lives around you in amazing ways. Think about joining me!

      • Kym Braun says:

        Instagram and pinterest:
        What happens when women say yes to God bible study begins soon! Join me!!

  23. Laurie Steele says:

    I invited my two adult daughers, Jennifer & Jessica, to join me in the online Bible study. Jessica lives several states away and this would be a fun thing for the three of us to do.

  24. Melissa Crossland says:

    I just posted to my FB and shared the link….I invited my whole group of 42 women that I do Bible Study with at our church…we are on a summer break, but most of us are missing doing a study! I will let you know out of whom I invited said yes :) I also pinned the picture of the study (book) on my pinterest under my “Books worth Reading” board which has 920 followers :)

  25. Jennifer G says:

    Jennifer Grayson ‏@grayson050308 4m
    Please join me for an awesome bible study ! !


    Jennifer L Grayson

    grayson050308Please join me for this bible study. http://melissataylor.org/and-more/


  26. Janice Simmons says:

    Hey ,way before I new there was a contest I invited a friend Patricia Pate so I hope she signed up ,so I hope that counts lol, God’s Blessings :)

  27. Janice Simmons says:

    I met to say she did sign up !!! sorry about that

  28. Stacey McAnulty says:

    Just posted on Pinterest! Come join me in the newest Proverbs 31 OBS @ melissataylor.org –Hope my followers all join!!

  29. I posted on Pinterest and Facebook!! :)

  30. Tanisha Oliver says:

    I’ve never done an online Bible Study before and this one sounds good. I invited my sister, Regina, my sister-in-law, Lynn and my two sisters in Christ, Jackie and Javonn to join me.

    We’ve been doing our own thing lately, I can’t wait to fellowship with them again.

  31. Harla Cooper says:

    I invited my friend Leslie Sapp and she has already signed up for the study.

    My Twitter post
    Jesus Freak ‏@realbaconlover now
    Join me in an online Bible study and get closer to God, it starts this month. TO sign up here is the link http://melissataylor.org/and-more/

    My FB post
    Harla Y. Davis-Cooper
    Join me in an online Bible study and get closer to God, it starts this month. TO sign up here is the link

    My Pinterest Pin
    Harla Davis-Cooper • just now
    Get closer to God with me and join today at melissataylor.org…

  32. Andrea Esche says:

    I just posted to my facebook and invited my friend Andrea as well! Can’t wait to start!

  33. Very excited!! This is my first OBS! I’ve shared the information for this one on my Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest! Hoping some of my friends will join me!

  34. Sue Shockley says:

    I just posted on Facebook and let everyone know that I signed up and that it looks like a great way to do a Bible Study on a time frame that each of us can choose!

  35. Katrina says:

    Here’s my FB share…one yes so far – my sister Jennifer…
    Hello everyone. I’d like to invite you to check out the online Bible studies through Proverbs 31 Ministries. This will be the third one for me and they have truly been a blessing in my life. Click the link to check it out for more info. You will also find the sign-ups there. If you decide to join, leave me a comment to let me know. I won two copies of this book and would love to ship the first person who responds with a “Yes” a free copy. The other copy is already going to my sister Jennifer Daniel. Glad you’re joining us Jenn! http://melissataylor.org/and-more/

  36. Katrina says:

    Here’s my most recent share on pinterest… http://pinterest.com/pin/401664860486815469/

  37. I asked my best friend to do this one.
    She said yes! Not sure if she has signed up yet.
    And I shared this link on Facebook yesterday at 10:16 pm for this page! :)

  38. Jamie Streit says:

    I posted the picture from the top on Instagram and Pinterest.

  39. Kelly baker says:

    I did a picture collage of the book description, front cover, and invite off your blog. I posted on my fb page and invited my gals :)

  40. Post it on your FB page and link to http://melissataylor.org/and-more/

    Attention all my beautiful female friends:

    Melissa Taylor’s Online Bible Studies is starting a new study on July 28th – September 2013 titled, “What Happens When Women Say Yes to God” by Lysa Terkeurst.

    Do you want to experience life in extraordinary ways? Then join our next Proverbs 31 Online Bible Study, What Happens When Women Say Yes to God by Lysa TerKeurst. Through this study you will learn to:
    ■listen for God’s voice and discern what He is asking you to do
    ■see how wholehearted obedience honors His presence in your life
    ■give yourself to Him and let Him affect lives around you in amazing ways

    Your life can be crazy. Your Bible Study doesn’t have to be. We offer real hope, for real life in a comfortable setting. And, best of all, you can participate at a time that works best for you from the comfort of your own home!

    First 3,000 books purchased from Proverbs 31 Ministries will be signed by Lysa TerKeurst! Click here to purchase.

    Please sign up today! If you decide to sign-up for the study, please let me know. Also, if you have any questions, please let me know. The only purchased required for this study is the book. Go to the site below to sign up in the right-hand column of the page.


    Here is the link to purchase the book online for $11.99: http://www.p31bookstore.com/collections/by-lysa-terkeurst/products/what-happens-when-women-say-yes-to-god

    What You Must Know

    1. The study takes place at http://melissataylor.org. This is your #1 source of information. All other outlets, such as Facebook and Twitter are just options. The study is not run on Facebook, and you do not have to have Facebook or Twitter to do this study–Only my blog. You may hear me refer to Facebook and Twitter on occasion–I use them as supplements and free options for more interaction.

    2. Every Sunday, beginning July 28th, the What Happens When Women Say Yes to God suggested assignments for that week will be posted at http://melissataylor.org . You can give yourself a reminder to check my blog daily or sign up to receive my blog via email. This sign up is different than signing up for the Yes to God Bible Study. Look UNDER my picture in the right column. You should see a place to subscribe to my blog posts via Feedburner or Email. I suggest email. That way the study will always come to you, and you don’t have to remember to come to it. It is up to you to check for the weekly assignments. If you have ANY problems understanding how to do this, just ask. (There is no certain time of day that you have to check my blog–check it at your convenience. That’s the beauty of an online study!)

    3. There will be useful content on my blog pertaining to the Yes to God study all during the week. I highly encourage blog participation. This is where worldwide community takes place. There will be homework and study ideas, memory verse suggestions, discussion questions, video messages, and opportunities for anyone who blogs about Yes to God to share their blog post weekly. You have to visit my blog daily or subscribe to the posts (see #2) in order to access everything the study offers.

    4. You must have the What Happens When Women Say Yes to God book in order to participate in this Online Bible Study. We will be using the book. You will not need any other Yes to God materials at all, but you do need the book. You can order or pick up the book almost anywhere books are sold; however, we have plenty here at Proverbs 31 Ministries. Click here to purchase Yes to God. (Note: If you ordered other Yes to God materials, you will LOVE them. Use them for personal use to enhance this study.)

    5. Other items that will be helpful for this study: a Bible, a notebook, pen or pencil, and highlighter.

    6. You will get out of this study exactly what you put in to it. As your Bible Study Leader, I will be encouraging you to keep up with our schedule by carving out a specific time to work on Bible Study. Make this study a priority. You signed up. To me that means you are making a real commitment to this study. You can do this! Make this a priority in your life. You are worth it! And you won’t regret it!

    7. Online Bible Study Archives~ If you ever miss a few days or miss a post, have no fear! Every part of this study on this blog is saved in our archives. Just below the Proverbs 31 Ministries logo in the right column, you will see “Online Bible Study Archives”. Click “Yes to God” and you will find all posts pertaining to this OBS.

    8. Our OBS Team wants to hear from you. There are many ladies who work behind the scenes to make sure this all comes together. Please share with us in the comment section during the study. We love to hear from you and it lets us know we aren’t alone. We desire real life community. We need you. You are a valuable part of this OBS.

    Options for You

    Options are just that–options! Good–but not required.

    1. Real Life Heart to Heart Conversations: Yes to God ~Conference Calls~ Ask those who have participated and they will tell you; they LOVE the conference calls! Check out the awesome content here.

    2. Online Bible Studies Facebook Page~ There is activity for Facebook users pertaining to our study 24 hours a day, on both sides of the world on this page. If you are a Facebook user, please “Like” our Online Bible Studies Facebook Page and join in the fun. We also have special events on our Facebook page, like parties, study discussion, and conference call notes.

    3. @P31OBS~ If you are a Twitter user, then you already understand what @P31OBS means. Yes, that is our Twitter name. If you are a Twitter user,follow us on Twitter for inspiration and information that you can use.

    4. Pinterest~ This is one of the fastest growing crazes on the internet right now. If you are into Pinterest, you are in luck, because so are we! We will have verses and key themes from our OBS posted regularly and ready for you to pin on your boards! Follow us on Pinterest!

    5. Lysa TerKeurst~ Lysa will be reading the OBS blog posts and your comments. You can follow Lysa’s blog here. In case you don’t know, Lysa is the author of What Happens When Women Say Yes to God.

    6. Proverbs 31 Ministries Daily Devotions~ Absolutely free. And absolutely a great way to start your day. Sign up here.

    Post on Twitter and link to http://melissataylor.org/and-more/
    Say YES @ MelissaRTaylor: Wanna join me for a great Bible study? Sign up for #YesToGod & let’s do it. Great study! wp.me/plabX-1qV

    Post on Pinterest with picture of the book: Please say YES and sign up for the What Happens When Women Say Yes to God online Bible study starting on July 28th. Go to http://melissataylor.org/and-more/

  41. Danielle Dass says:

    I invited my friends, Ballay Kamara, Candelaria Ortes Moreno, and Laurel Harper.

  42. My friend Teri said yes and signed up!

  43. Tina Dilts says:

    I have invited 3 friends: Diane Slaven, Diana Ouzts and Barb Hildenbrand. Can’t wait to find out if they join us!

  44. Frances McGough says:

    I invited Linda.

  45. I invited 4, 3 confirmed :)

  46. Naomi Watson says:

    I am so excited about this bible study. I have shared it with a few friends on Facebook and so far 2 have said yes. I have also shared it on Pinterest.

  47. I invited 3 people, Jennifer K., Cathy M., & Dee G., and shared on Facebook and Pinterest!

  48. Pamela Zak says:

    I posted the following to facebook:
    “What Happens When Women Say Yes to God ” by Lysa Turkeurst is the book we are reading for our online bible study. You can sign up at http://melissataylor.org/and-more/
    The best part is that we can do a study together no matter where you live! Let me know if you signed up and I look forward to being a ‘yes’ girl with you!

  49. Nancy Terrell says:

    I invited Debi McNichol.

  50. FB Post – Please join me. I have signed up for the Online Bible Study, When Women Say Yes to God by Melissa Taylor at Proverbs 31 Ministries. Would love to do it with you!Sign up here http://melissataylor.org/and-more/