TVC Women Staytreat 2019

A Day of Word, Worship, Witness & Withness


More than 160 ladies gathered at the 2019 TVC Women’s Staytreat on July 27th. We spent the day focusing on how to delight, desire and depend on the Word. Because we place a high value on the study of the Scripture at TVC, the entire day was centered around encouraging and equipping us to be intentional in our daily study of the Word. The morning began with worship and reminders of why the Bible is trustworthy in a video from Amy Orr Ewing of Ravi Zacharias Ministries. Following the morning session, we went to practical breakout sessions with our women’s study group leaders. Molly Jones guided us through dwelling on the Word in contemplative Bible study, Susan Love stressed the importance of reading the scripture in context in order to not misread or misuse it, and Natalie Walkley provided an instructive time of how to study the Bible verse by verse at home. In the afternoon we spent time being creative together, making necklaces with Wendy Lee Nentwig and adding our own touch to a custom illuminated scripture by Julia Gingerich. The day ended in a beautiful time of worship and hearing from Kim Thomas in a study of Psalm 119. Kim encouraged us to press on in the daily discipline of studying the Word, so that we might say with the psalmist, “Therefore I love your commandments above gold, above fine gold.”

We hope you will join us at one of our women’s study groups this Fall, where you can continue to study and fellowship with other women at TVC. Find more details at

Please find helpful links to all of the sessions and a valuable resource list below.


Helpful resources from Staytreat teachings

Amy Orr Ewing: Why Trust The Bible?

Breakout Sessions:

Kim Thomas: Learning to Delight, Desire and Depend on The Word

Kim Thomas PDF



We were led in musical worship by Kelsey Brasher and Trannie Anderson. These were our songs from the day:


  • Tis So Sweet To Trust In Jesus
  • Before The Throne Of God Above
  • Living Hope
  • Come Behold The Wondrous Mystery
  • His Mercy Is More
  • In Christ Alone
  • O Praise The Name
  • Lord I Need You



Recommended resources for further study

  • ESV Study Bible, Crossway
  • NIV Study Bible, Zondervan
  • Ancient Faith Study Bible, CSB, Holman
  • Commentaries:
    • N.T. Wright’s For Everyone Series
    • John Stott Bible Studies
    • Expositor’s Bible Commentary
    • The Bible Speaks Today, OT, NT
    • David Guzik Commentary
    • Warren Wiersbe Commentary
  • Online resources:
  • Search online for Bible reading plans:
    • Bible in a year
    • 2 year Bible plan
    • Chronological Bible plan
    • OT or NT plans
  • Books on study/approach:
    • How To Read The Bible For All It’s Worth, Gordon Fee & Douglas Stuart
    • How To Read The Bible Book By Book, Gordon Fee & Douglas Stuart
    • How to Study Your Bible, Kay Arthur
    • Women of the Word, Jen Wilkin
    • Getting the Message, Dan Doriani
    • Epic of Eden, Sandra Richter


We hope you are finding a place and a plan for digging into the scripture! As Kim mentioned, imagine if all 160 of us decided to be reading the One Year Bible together – encouraging each other along, and finding ourselves drawn closer to the Lord! May our hearts be hungry, and our lives reflect the glory of God for having spent more time with Him!


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