The Keepers Ministry offers two in-depth studies to assist you in the spiritual disciplines of prayer, Scripture study, meditation, and verse memorization. Plus, we offer a full-color curriculum written specifically for girls and their moms called Little Keepers. You can learn more and order these studies, as well as other products, in our Keepers Shop.*
1. Jesus, Our Perfect Example walks you on the path of Jesus as He encounters various people and situations. Together with Lori Merrill we will study the examples of Christ in the following areas:
- Facing Temptation
- Loving Others
- Confronting Others
- Priorities & Rest
This 8 week study is wonderfully suited for both men and women to do in small group settings, as well as individual study.
"For I gave you an example that you also should do as I did to you." John 13:15
2. Called to be a Keeper is an in-depth study of Proverbs 31:10-31 and Titus 2:3-5. This study teaches women about the incredible call that our Sovereign Father has given each and every woman. In a society that often reinforces negative stereotypes and emphasizes the objectification of women, God's Word is our strong foundation providing us with truth, purpose, and guidance.
"When you live out this calling according to His plan and His ways you will experience a life of joy, peace and fulfillment." Lori Merrill
This 9 week study combines DVD Titus 2 teachings and Skill Sessions, along with the Bible study workbook. It can be done alone, but the experience is so much richer when you participate in a group with other ladies. Many cherished friendships are often developed that last long after the actual study is completed.
Also, available is a Ministry Manual with Discussion Guide that provides key information you need to know to begin and launch a successful Keepers Ministry or a Called to be a Keeper Bible study. You can order any of these products in our Keepers Ministry Shop.
3. Little Keepers: Curriculum for Girls and their Moms!
What combines Scripture + Lessons + Skill Session Crafts + Daughter & Mom Fun? It is Little Keepers!
As an extension of the Keepers Ministry, the Little Keepers Curriculum has been developed with the purpose of exposing young girls (ideally 3rd through 5th graders) along with their mothers to the principles of Titus 2 and Proverbs 31.
Components of each Little Keepers’ event:
- Theme Verse
- Skill Session Craft
- Memory Verse Cards
The Little Keepers’ key verse is: “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.” Mark 12:30
There are 12 events total and every lesson is written out in an easy-to-follow curriculum format, complete with teaching dialogue, supply lists, quick tips, and full-color photos. Plus, there is a Welcome section that includes the important details you need to host your own Little Keepers’ event! This includes: Goal, room set up photos, schedule, event supply list, sign-in sheets, and more.
Little Keepers: Curriculum for Girls and their Moms! is available for purchase in our Keepers Shop.
May we all be diligent to obediently pursue the spiritual disciplines so that our relationship with God and others flourish as we are transformed through His Word.
*The Keepers Ministry is sustained through prayer, product sales, and donations from faithful partners like you. Please know that all proceeds from the Bible studies, curriculums, and products, as well as all donations, are used to support and maintain this ministry.
What women are saying about the Called to be a Keeper Bible study:
“As a mom of four young children, I often need the encouragement and reminders that, though my job as a stay-home mom is often thankless, it MATTERS. Keepers reminded me of how vital my job is and how God is at work in MY heart when I love and serve my family.”
“The “Called to be a Keeper” study encouraged me that the work I am doing as a wife and mom is important (something that the world isn’t telling me!) and clarified my priorities as taught in God’s Word. I think balance is a struggle for many women, myself included, and as I did the study and memorized the scripture verses God showed me areas of my life that were out of balance and needed to be adjusted. I feel like my relationship with God, my husband, children and friends are better as a result of the “Called to be a Keeper” Bible Study. It is truly a life changing study and I would recommend it to any woman!”
The Keepers study has been one of the most impactful Bible studies I’ve ever done! I’ve learned Biblical truth about my role as a woman following after God. Plus it’s been great to learn practical tips from wise women about running my home, practicing Christian hospitality, even fresh new ways to study God’s Word! It’s been a great blessing to me, and my family has noticed the difference too! The Keepers study teaches us the very essentials of living out our Christian walk as women. I think it actually covers a lot of what godly mothers used to pass on to their daughters, but in these days women often live far from their mothers or they have not been raised in a Christian home. I believe this study really fills a gap in training women how to live out their faith by being a godly wife, caring for their family, running an efficient home, and ministering to others. I’ve taught this study for several years and I always hear from the young women starting out their homes what a help the study was to them. The older women love having a refresher course too! I think it’s a great mechanism to bring younger and older women together to encourage each other and pass on Biblical truth and practical application!