Encounter God in a deeper, more personal way during your time in His Word.

Are you hungry to intimately know God through Scripture?

Do you want to learn new ways to study God's Word in a meaningful way?

Do you desire a better understanding of the Bible, so you can experience the healing power of God's truth?

Or maybe your story is a bit different. Maybe you're looking for a reason to shake the dust off your Bible. If that's you, you're not alone. There are a lot of Christians who never reconnected with a Bible study group after the pandemic shutdown. And now, without even realizing it, they've found themselves in a spiritual rut.

Perhaps you're desperately searching for God's guidance in your current situations. You know God's Word has the answers you need, but you don't know how to hear God speak to you personally through the Bible. Well, we created a workshop just for you!

If you want to learn solid, user-friendly ways to study the Bible in a life-changing way, then an Abide workshop is where you belong!


Saturday, April 27, 2024

10:00 am - 2:15 pm CDT

Carterville First Presbyterian Church

822 W Grand Ave

Carterville, IL 62918

At times, reading the Bible can feel overwhelming, confusing, or simply dry. The Abide workshop will change that.

The Bible can be a place where we encounter God's truth in a life-changing way. But many times we struggle to connect with God through His Word. Or we may question our ability to truly understand a passage and feel frustrated when verses don't make sense. And if we're honest, it's hard to be motivated to read the Bible when it feels out of touch with our current struggles. But friend, you don't need to feel this way any longer...because we've created a workshop especially for you! With our simple, usable Bible study methods, you'll experience God's love in a way you've been longing for.

What is an Abide workshop?

After taking the Abide workshop, you'll be able to immediately use our Bible study methods to dive deeper into God's Word.

The Abide workshop will help you:

  • GROW in your understanding of God's Word, so your faith in God and His promises is based on Scripture.
  • BUILD confidence as a Bible student, so you can discern sound Biblical truth for yourself.
  • KNOW the true meaning of a passage, so you can truly grasp and apply the life-changing truth of God.
  • LEARN how to read the different translations of the Bible so you get the most out of your time in God's Word.
  • BREAK FREE from the lies you believe that don't line up with God's Word (because they can hold you back from the life God has for you).
  • FIND guidance for the circumstances you're currently facing.
  • DEEPEN your relationship with God and enjoy spending time with Him...every time you read the Bible!

Who are the Abide leaders?


Angie is a pastor, Bible teacher, author, podcaster, founder of Steady On ministries, and creator of the Step By Step Bible study method. She has three published Bible studies: A Journey Worth Taking Strong Hearts, and Love Never Fails.

Angie is a trauma and abuse survivor and speaks openly about her ongoing journey towards deeper healing.

The mission of Steady On is to cultivate consistent Bible study habits to know the character of God and recognize the lies of the enemy.

Angie is licensed for pastoral ministry by the United Methodist Church, certified in inductive Bible study by Precept Ministries, and has an MBA from Southern Illinois University (1996). She lives in Carbondale, IL with her husband and two sons and their spoiled Shih-Poo, Jackson.


Kim-Christine Duarté is the founder of the Bible Co. and the Bible curriculum author of meet Me here: Bible Reading Methods to Know and Experience God (Resource Publications, October 2019). She is also the creator of the PRAY Bible Reading Method (and the KINGS! Method).

The mission of The Bible Co.* is to provide training and resources to equip Christians to discern sound biblical truth for themselves while being sensitive to the Holy Spirit’s guidance as they read Scripture.


Kim-Christine received her M.A. in Bible and Theology from Southwestern Assemblies of God University (2012). She obtained her B.A. in Philosophy and Religion from Dakota Wesleyan University (2007). Though Christine was born and raised in the Seattle area, she and her family now happily reside in Franklin, TN.

What is the schedule for the day?

10:00 am - Welcome and Opening Prayer

10:10 am - Worship Music

10:20 am - Opening Teaching on Rest from Angie

10:40 am - Helpful Bible Reading Guidelines to Engage God's Word from Kim-Christine

11:10 am - Teaching on Kim-Christine's PRAY method

11:45 am - Break

12:15 pm - Worship Music

12:20 pm - Introduction to Angie's Step By Step method

12:50 pm - Teaching on Angie's Step By Step method

2:00 -Takeaways from using the PRAY and Step By Step methods

2:15 pm - Closing Prayer and Dismissal

all times listed are CDT

What is the workshop study focus?

This Abide workshop will focus on verses on the topic of REST. You will use these verses to learn and study:

John 15:5

“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. (NIV)

Psalm 23

1 The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. 2 He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, 3 he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake. 4 Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. 5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. 6 Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life,

and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. (NIV)

Matthew 11:28-30

28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” (NIV)

Isaiah 30:15

This is what the Sovereign Lord, the Holy One of Israel, says: “In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength, but you would have none of it. (NIV)

Psalm 46:10

He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” (NIV)

What is the financial investment?

When you register for an Abide workshop, you are truly investing in your relationship with God. You are equipping yourself with the skills, tools, and resources you need to get the most from your time in God's Word.

The workshop fee is $25 and includes:

  • Interactive training and discussion in two Bible study methods (A $120 Value)
  • A downloadable workbook which includes suggested verses to study ($17 value)
  • Access to the Step By Step Bible study method video masterclass ($27 value)
  • A 3-week Coffee with the King devotional journey with e-Devotional ( $19 value)

Childcare costs are an additional $5/child.

You can bring your own lunch or have one provided for you at $7/person.

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