FAQ

Is there actual walking in Walking with Purpose (WWP)?

No. There is no walking involved, other than your “daily walking with the Lord.” Depending where you choose to study (privately at home or within a parish group program), you, my sweet sister, will be sitting. With Purpose, of course.

I have never opened the Bible. Should I learn more before diving in?

Walking with Purpose is a Catholic Bible Study that meets each woman exactly where she is. What sets us apart from other Catholic studies is our focus on the heart, taking the information learned each week and translating it into personal action. No previous Bible study experience is necessary to dive into a Walking With Purpose study.

I’m doing the study with a few friends, and have never lead a small group before. Can you offer me any tools or guides?

Absolutely!  WWP offers online small group leadership tools that feature training videos, helpful tools and organizational resources to support women leading WWP small group studies in homes, at schools, or in conjunction with other women’s ministries.

I am interested in starting a WWP program at my parish. Where do I begin?

If you are looking to start a new Walking with Purpose program at your parish, contact our Expansion Team by filling out this easy form here. Once received, our WWP Team will contact you shortly.

What materials will I need?

The study guide (purchased from the WWP online store) and a Catholic Bible are all that you need. The recommended Bible translation to use for a Walking with Purpose study is the New American Bible (NAB) Revised Edition.

Where can I purchase WWP study materials?

Materials can be purchased from Walking with Purpose directly through the WWP online store, whether you are doing the study on your own, or are registered for a parish program. <

I haven’t practiced my faith or attended Mass in quite a while. Is WWP right for me?

Absolutely! Start with Opening Your Heart, the WWP 22-week foundational course. This Bible study offers enriching and wide-reaching lessons that meet all women where they are in their journey to know Christ, regardless of previous Bible Study experience.

I prefer to connect with my faith and other women of faith online. Does WWP have an on-line community?

We recognize the large numbers of women who enjoy using social media as a means of staying rooted and connected to their faith. To join our WWP online community, register here to receive our weekly blogs, and subscribe to our email. We will keep you connected with all of the latest news, events, and happenings. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest, where WWP women offer daily support, inspiration, and prayer. And be sure to participate in our popular weekly Instagram and Facebook Live session meet-ups!

In what order should I go through the WWP studies?

We strongly recommend everyone begin with Opening Your Heart, our foundational Bible study, regardless of past Bible study experience. Designed for women new to WWP as well as those experienced in Bible study, it enables all women to dive into the fundamental questions of our Catholic faith and our relationship with Jesus. This course provides an ideal starting point for Bible study. From there, you can work your way up through the WWP studies which offers more advanced studies to choose from, varying in length. See our BIBLE STUDY page for more detail.

I am not sure if I will prefer to do a WWP study independently or as participant in a parish program. Can I try a parish program session first before I register?

Of course! The doors of Walking with Purpose parish-based programs are always open. You may participate in a parish program meeting and sit in with an existing group anytime. You are also welcome to join your local Walking with Purpose parish program when they offer a monthly Connect Coffee during which a video about a spiritual topic will be played for the women and their guests, followed by a group discussion. You are always welcome to come and visit! Find a program near you here.

How can I find out about an existing Walking with Purpose parish program?

Easy! For questions and information about local Walking with Purpose parish programs in your area, please go to Participate (Adult Women) and then click the Find a Group button. You will find complete contact information for each local parish program on that program’s webpage.

How do I enroll in a Walking with Purpose parish program?

To enroll, click on Participate and then on Find a Group at the bottom of the page.  Once you have found the group closest to you, click on the parish name. This will take you to a parish program info page, where you will find a contact name and email, as well as meeting days and Bible study offered.

How much does it cost to participate in a Walking with Purpose parish program?

There is no “set cost” for Walking With Purpose. Walking with Purpose parishes individually set the price of their registration fees, based on materials and refreshments, possible child-care, and other operational costs. Feel free to contact a parish program near you (click on Participate and then on Find a Group at the bottom of the page, find the parish closest to you, then click on the parish name) to find out the current year’s registration fee. You will find that the program registration fee usually works out to just a few dollars per session.

Is it okay if I miss a week?

Sickness, work, and life happens. We all miss a lesson here and there. Just be sure to get back to your group as soon as you can. Not only is consistency important, but your group will miss you!

Twenty two weeks is a long time! I am not sure I can convince the women of my parish to make such a big commitment. Can I split the course in half?

The courses have been carefully written with a specific flow, each weeks lesson building upon the one before. We have learned from past experience that splitting the course in half causes a great loss of consistency and excitement. We highly encourage you do not split the study.

Twenty two weeks sounds long, but ask any woman currently participating in a Walking With Purpose program and she will tell you, “It is not long enough!”  Most women in Walking With Purpose continue to meet weekly on their own when the twenty two weeks are up, because they miss the weekly routine. Don’t let the number of weeks scare you. Take it one week at a time. Give yourself this gift. We promise you, Walking With Purpose is not going to be one more thing on your plate. Walking With Purpose is the plate that allows everything else to be carried with grace and with strength that we couldn’t have had otherwise.