About Joy Bible Study
Welcome to Joy Bible Study! This is our 37th year as an independent, non-denominational, community Bible study for women of all ages and levels of Bible knowledge. Over 900 women have joined us as members since we began meeting in 1982.
We are a diverse group of women from many towns and backgrounds. Joy is a safe place to come together under the authority of scripture to study God’s Word without any doctrinal or denominational interference. We emphasize application—how to apply the simple truths of the Bible in our everyday lives. Joy is a place where like-minded women meet, share what they have learned, and make lasting friendships.
Joy Bible Study was founded in Acton in 1982 as a satellite of Grace Chapel’s Joy Bible Study in Lexington, MA. Every year we study one or more books of the Bible or do topical studies, using contemporary bible study guides. Though we are sponsored by Faith Evangelical Free Church, we are an independent bible study that is self-supported and staffed by the women who attend Joy. We respect all backgrounds, all church affiliations, and all levels of bible knowledge. You are welcome if you know the bible well or if you have never read it before. We come together under the umbrella of Scripture, to focus on what we have in common and what brings us together—Jesus Christ—rather than on what makes us different.
We meet Wednesday mornings from mid-September through mid-May. Our day begins in the sanctuary with worship in song, then a short talk by one of our speakers, then a quick break for refreshments. Next we meet in our core groups to go over the week's homework. We have a Children's Program which provides care for infants and children up to age 5 years. There are three special events during the year: Fall Tea in September, the Christmas Gathering in December, and the Spring Luncheon in May.
Joy is made up of newcomers as well as women who have attended for a long time. Each year we make new friends and renew old friendships as we explore God's Word together. We would love to have you come and see what Joy Bible Study is like. You may visit us any Wednesday, and enrollment is ongoing throughout the year. If you have questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.