Walking with Purpose offers a parish-based program consisting of at home study and meetings once a week in a small group to discuss the weekly lessons or watch an inspirational video at a Connect Coffee. Classes meet for about 90 minutes each week over a 22-week period, usually beginning in September and ending in April. Most programs schedule breaks around Christmas and other holidays to coincide with local school calendars. Many programs also offer childcare.
We encourage enrollment before the beginning of each Bible study season, however, you are welcome to join at any time. Connect Coffee welcome days, held monthly, are a perfect time to learn more about Walking with Purpose and meet other participants. No previous experience is necessary. Come as you are, open the study guides, and get ready to learn, laugh, and lighten your load. To find a parish-based program near you, please use the locator below. To contact a local parish-based program coordinator for more information, please click here. No parish-based program near you? No problem! To find out how to start a small group program at home or begin an independent study, click here.
“Walking with Purpose has built a stronger community in our church.”- Participant at Church of the Good Shepherd in Cumming, GA
“At WWP, I am learning a lot about things in the Bible I have wondered about and learning a great deal more about things I have never thought about. When I initially signed up, I thought that it might be a little boring or dry. But I love the enthusiasm that my small group leaders bring to each meeting.”- Participant at Church of the Resurrection in Rye, NY
“I loved the readings and the inspiration, the practical advice, and suggestions from the group. I do not think that Keeping in Balance applies just to women. It is universal and should be shared by all. I had so many ‘aha’ moments in the readings.”- Participant at Holy Family Catholic Church in Davidsonville, MD
“WWP gives me a place to talk to women and feel safe sharing things. I am thankful to have a place where I can get things off my chest and not feel alone.”- Participant at Our Lady of Good Counsel in St. Augustine, FL
“This is my third year doing WWP, and each year the weekly lessons seem to be written specifically for me and what I am currently going through. WWP allows me to grow as a daughter of Christ and as a person in my own right (versus as a mother, wife, etc).”- Participant at Our Lady of the Fields Catholic Church in Millersville, MD
“WWP has been a blessing in my life. It is wonderful to have a community of support from women in all walks of life. The Bible study is so well-organized and laid out. It is definitely filling a need in our parish community.”- Participant at Blessed Sacrament Church in Alexandria, VA
“Diving into God’s word has been such a powerful and exciting experience! Studying at home and then sharing in the group really enhances and adds to what I learn. I look forward to each and every lesson. So beautifully laid out and easy to use and follow! Thank you so much!”- Participant at St. Therese Parish in San Diego, CA
“It is simply a great time to get away and meet with women on the same journey as me. Every single one of them is unique and has something to contribute and I enjoy being in the class. My leaders are fantastic ladies with fantastic abilities in prayer life and leadership.”- Participant at Holy Trinity in Peachtree City, GA