The Bible Cafe™ is an online community where faith is revived and spiritual growth happens.
Not feeling close enough in your RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD? This could be your solution for TRANSFORMING FAITH!
I am writing to God’s church, to the women who call themselves Christians in a modern world: singles, mothers, grandmothers, sisters, aunts, cousins, nieces, widows, engaged, divorced, separated. To the women who work outside the home, the women who are caring for family members inside the home, the women who are deployed and protecting their countries, military wives, the women who are in college, and the women disabled or battling illness.
Are you walking in your identity as a woman beloved, treasured, valued, and forgiven by the blood of Christ? Do you wake up each morning and praise the air you breathe, knowing it was created by God Himself? When you sleep at night are you tucked under a blanket of confidence, security, hope and peace? These promises belong to every Daughter of the King!
If you asked me this same question before my transformation I’d be hiding under a sackcloth of shame, afraid to look another Christian eye to eye and be judged for my mistakes. My sin identified me as a woman who abandoned unconditional love. I was walking in the valley of the lost- a prodigal who had forgotten her Father’s love. I was miserable inside, polished and pretty on the outside with the emptiness of a lost child.
When I realized my identity was a lost prodigal away from the love that created me, I had an urgent desire to know Jesus. I realized I wore labels not designed by God: shame, unworthy, hopeless, unforgiven, unattractive, unloved. As I questioned “who told me that” the door started opening and I revived the faith inside my heart.
Why did I create this ministry for you (and me)?
Hi, I’m Christine Abraham an ordinary woman called by an extraordinary God. Friends are amazed when I tell them how I started the first online Bible studies almost 10 years ago.
My story on launching Bible studies for women is an intimate love story, how God found me and pulled my heart back to His. As a woman transformed, it’s Christ in me who accomplishes “all this” and I’m a vessel in His hands. He called me to start these online Bible studies when He showed me the REAL STRUGGLE women faced trying to get to a local church.
I know. I was a woman who struggled.
Raising a special child and working from home, I looked forward to that one day a week for self-care. I’d take off my “mom jeans” and put on something pretty, blow dry my hair, and tidy up my weary face with my favorite lipstick. Next I’d feed my kids a healthy meal, instruct the babysitter on their needs for that day, and drive off to my local church to meet friends (and Jesus) around a small table.
Then it happened.
The phone pinged on silent mode. Again, again, and again. A crisis calling me to immediately come home and away from self-care as I put my family first (again).
Soon I saw my friends engaged in similar difficulties. Many dropped out of the small group because the challenge of getting there was too difficult.
- Martina dropped out and spent a year living in Children’s Hospital caring for her 2-year old daughter with leukemia
- Carol was a local celebrity and everything she said was local gossip by the end of the week
- Fatima was in a wheelchair, with an oxygen tank
- Susan was a pastors wife and struggling to be transparent while others judged her
- Asha was asked to leave the group because her theology was “too charismatic”
- Karen was a teacher at our Christian school and unable to fellowship because of her work hours
While their names have been changed, their stories are true. Many women felt LEFT OUT, JUDGED or MISUNDERSTOOD in their local study communities.
It’s not a reflection of a broken church. This a reflection of a woman seeking TRANSFORMATION of HER heart.
Seeing the difficulties women faced in local community groups, God placed it on my heart to invite 14 women to a WILD idea… let’s meet online for Bible study. That calling turned into 200,000+ women and an international ministry where woman are transformed.
He can turn your CALLING into HIS work too.
Many women from our online community have become leaders at the Bible Cafe™ or have launched their own online ministries. Others have mended their tender hearts, transformed, and rejoined local church studies with their confidence in Christ.
As many women tell me, “Christine, God knows the need and why He sent me here to the Bible Cafe today.” Yes…He definitely knows your needs.
I’m here to MENTOR YOU along with a team of Womens Bible Cafe™ volunteers. Everyone is welcome!
What You’ll Get as a Bible Cafe™ Member
When you become an annual or monthly partner at the Bible Cafe™ you’ll have exclusive access to on-demand Bible study courses, printable conversation guides, worksheets, monthly meet ups, teleconference mentoring, and private discussion forum for members.
Who is this for?
The Bible Cafe™ is for women on a journey of transforming faith. She could be a new Christian, a prodigal returning to God, a woman exploring different church denominations, a woman unable to attend the local group meetings. or a woman without a church home.
She begins her journey with us seeking a place to STUDY, CONNECT and GROW.
She may have zero experience with Bible study or be a longtime student of the Scriptures.
She might live in the USA or internationally in countries where women CRAVE Christian community.
She’s seeking a deeper understanding of God.
She’s cultivating the Fruit of the Holy Spirit, gifts of the Holy Spirit, and living a life anchored to the heart of Christ.
The Womens Bible Cafe™ is not a counseling ministry. We welcome hurting women to our community and will love them as sisters in Christ but our focus is on Bible study experiences rather than counseling.
See What Women Are Saying About the Bible Cafe
Transforming women love to talk. And we love to listen to their sweet voices of faith. More than 500 women gave us 5-star reviews! Here’s a sample of what they’re sharing about us.
Rhonda Bucklin recommends Womens Bible Cafe — 5 star studying the Bible and forming friendships with like minded women has been such a fulfilling experience. The support and encouragement are always in abundance and God’s message to love one another and share is continued across the miles. I look forward to each Bible study.
Andrea Reitman-Golberg recommends Womens Bible Cafe — 5 star The most caring, accepting, loving group of Christian sisters! This group keeps me sane, and helps strengthen my connection to the Lord!
Tammy Bowles Drega reviewed Womens Bible Cafe — 5 star This group was greatly used by God to get me back into the Word of God. Just when I need encouragement, a post will come up. They bring up some hard issues with quotes that make you realize you need to be more. This page is awesome!
Debbie Lewis reviewed Womens Bible Cafe — 5 star Wow! What an amazing ministry the Womens Bible Café is! I have grown so much in my relationship with God and have loved these bible study groups (I have done 3 so far, looking forward to more).They are caring and encouraging, and most importantly their love of Christ shines through in the weekly sessions. I love that we pray for one another and get to share, learn & develop as we dive into God’s Word through book studies. The many different time slots Christine & the leaders put together for us is so wonderful there really is no excuse for not digging in deeper to God’s Word. What a blessing and inspiration each of you are – thank you!
Marna Coleman-Jones reviewed Womens Bible Cafe — 5 star I found this group at a bad time in my life. These studies have helped me tremendously. My relationship with God is greater, my faith is stronger, and I’m in a better place in my life. I love everything they stand for.
Lisa Grider White reviewed Womens Bible Cafe — 5 star This site has been a life saver for me with all that I have going on. I also feel free to answer with my heart and not have people judge me
Allison Kercher reviewed Womens Bible Cafe — 5 star What a blessing it has been to connect with believers throughout our country and world! I have completed two Bible studies with Women’s Bible Cafe and am thankful for the online format! With being a Mama to four littles the online forum gives me the opportunity to still be connected to God’s Word without traveling!
Becky Schilling reviewed Womens Bible Cafe — 5 star I’ve done three or four studies with WBC so far. And I love the interaction of the members, the different insights, the study topics, and the friendships that develop between the whole groups! A great big THANK YOU to all involved in putting this site together and bringing it to the public. A much needed Bible Study source!!!!!
Linda Bruno reviewed Womens Bible Cafe — 5 star These ladies have become my “church family” – I have the privilege of praying for them and know they pray for me. The studies have been excellent (I’ve done two so far and will start a third one in January) and have kept me focused on God and His Word. Everyone is so kind and caring – and willing to share our struggles with each other. WBC is a huge blessing in my life. Thank you to Christine and all the other leaders for making this available to us!
Rebecca Mims reviewed Womens Bible Cafe — 5 star WBC has been a wonderful tool that put a fire under me to focus more on my relationship with Christ. I’ve been with the group for over a year now and it’s the best thing I’ve been involved in on social media. WOW!!! what an amazing growth spurt I’ve gone through. I love WBC. God bless Christine Abraham and every woman who shares their love for Christ on here.
Tammy Garrett reviewed Womens Bible Cafe — 5 star Over the past year these ladies have become like family to me! God’s led me to this group when my world was turned upside down!
Maureen Lucas reviewed Womens Bible Cafe — 5 star I am so grateful for this site. Wonderful leaders give encouragement and inspiration. The on-line studies are a plus. Not only do we delve into the Word; we make friends from all over the world. So, we are blessed in many ways by The Womens Bible Cafe. In the study groups which are closed groups. There is a security in sharing, and compassion with others. It is humbling to me. We can share together and grow together. What a blessing! I also enjoy the scavenger hunts last winter!
Diana Skirvin Woolley reviewed Womens Bible Cafe — 5 star I just got in on the tail end of the last Bible study and just loved it. Looking forward to the next study. The Women’s Bible Cafe has already expanded my Christian walk. I highly recommend this group!
Janet Vroegop reviewed Womens Bible Cafe — 5 star Where else can I talk Jesus with women from around the world each week? This ministry is a valuable part of my devotion time. I’ve completed two studies this year and look forward to the next. The ladies who participate have valuable Biblical insight and sincerely pray over each other.
Tiffany ElderKirkum reviewed Womens Bible Cafe — 5 star This year has been a year of first for me in my walk with Christ. I am finally figuring out what is important and how God will direct your path and lead you to and from situations that aren’t meant for you. I am adding this group for accountability and for encouragement and pray that I can be of encouragement to someone else. Give it a try, its worth it.
Elizabeth Orengo reviewed Womens Bible Cafe — 5 star This ministry is a blessing. With my schedule and commute, I cannot attend local weeknight bible studies. The many time slots allow me to attend at times that work with my schedule. Also, the format works well for me and the instructors/leaders keep you engaged. It’s a wonderful way to connect with others and the Word. Thank you, Christine for answering this call to ministry.
Josin Hector reviewed Womens Bible Cafe — 5 star I look forward to our group meetings each week. I have read my bible more often- every day. And looking forward to hearing what the Lord is saying to me each day. Thanks for this great idea! God bless you all.
Kim Herndon reviewed Womens Bible Cafe — 5 star What a difference Bible Cafe and the ladies have made on my spiritual journey. I truly believe God led me to this website to help me grow in the direction I needed too! This will be my second year and I can’t wait to embark on all the learning and fellowship ahead!
Lynn J. Kidd reviewed Womens Bible Cafe — 5 star I LOVE and appreciate you this site the leaders the inspirational post and most importantly the studies. The leaders that lead the studies as well as the women that love God and desire to have a relationship with Him. This is a safe and encouraging place to do just that.
Dawanne Poree reviewed Womens Bible Cafe — 5 star As someone who needs structured bible studies to keep me engaged and on-track, this group has been amazing! I feel as if the Lord designed it just for me and my needs during this hectic season of mothering small children.
Pat Bittinger reviewed Womens Bible Cafe — 5 star Support, learning, sharing and a fellowship for real, everyday Christian women who will embrace, care, pray and befriend you through all of life’s trials and triumphs. Along the you study the word of God. Amazing stuff.
Cindy Darnell Shemwell recommends Bible Cafe — 5 star I have gone from a Sunday sermon Christian to a woman who craves the Word. I’m not sure if that would have happened without Bible Cafe’s loving fellowship and excellent bible studies. It has expanded my mind and taught me to love Jesus, to understand God’s character and to trust Him with my life. Grab on and grow with us. You will never regret it.
Pat Turner recommends Bible Cafe — 5 star Fellowship and in depth Bìble study! Love the thought provoking questions and reading others comments. A place where sharing is exceptional.
Rose Gloe recommends Bible Cafe — 5 star I recommend Bible Cafe as an excellent bible study group! There is so much knowledge shared. I love the fellowship,the compassion and how everyone lifts everyone up in prayer!
Karen Gentile reviewed Bible Cafe — 5 star I use the Bible cafe during the summer, when there is a lull in the Precept Bible study that I attend through my church home. The ladies have been supportive and I have been staying in the Word.
Melissa Sterling Tillis recommends Bible Cafe — 5 star So far I’ve only done two studies, but got so much out of them. It’s so uplifting to fellowship online. Looking forward to the next one. So interesting to see what God shows others from what He shows me in the same study.
Kimberly Nell Carter recommends Bible Cafe — 5 star Insightful, uplifting, faith building and resourceful. I can connect to so many and we can reach out to each other as needed.
Debbie Keirsey reviewed Bible Cafe — 5 star I’ve been with WBC for almost 3 years now and it truly has been a Godsend. I’ve had fellowship with believing women from all parts of this world. At my age, I didn’t think I could grow anymore in my walk with Yahweh, but I was sooo wrong. Thank you for the leaders who present to me God’s holy words. God Bless you all.
Martha Strayer recommends Bible Cafe — 5 star Bible studies with other women in a schedule that fits yours, and it’s uplifting to learn in a nonjudgmental arena.
Leslie Bush reviewed Bible Cafe — 5 star Have been through several studies and the teaching and fellowship in the groups is uplifting. Love it.
Become an Annual or Monthly Partner
- Website login and access
- Bible study courses on demand
- No Facebook required
- Teleconferencing by video or phone
- Mentoring with Bible Cafe leaders
- Printable PDFs
If you have a financial hardship and are unable to help our community, we don’t want you to miss out. Join FREE Facebook group or request SCHOLARSHIP for membership site.
I know the impact of finance struggles- because our family has encountered numerous job layoffs and downsizing! We had to dip into our emergency funds until God restored our financial peace. It’s scary to tithe and sow into God’s work when we can’t see beyond our own sufferings.
I’ve walked that path with God and He delivered me from financial fear. I’m like the women in the Bible who only had a little to give…and it was enough to demonstrate my mustard seed of faith to move my mountains. God is good!
But a poor widow came and put in two very small copper coins, worth only a few cents. Mark 12:42 NIV
Reach out to us with an email and let us know how we can help you through your financial difficulties. We have scholarships available for women who need these- God sees you and wants you to be included even when you struggling.
We don’t want you to give more than you can offer. All we want is a willing heart to know Jesus and live a visible faith.
Request a scholarship: use the SUPPORT LINK at the top of this page.
You probably have questions like these
We encourage you to ask for help. Some of the answers below will help you get onboard with less confusion.
When does the next enrollment open?
Annual and monthly partnerships are open a few times a year as we onboard our newest members into the community.
What religion are you?
We’re not affiliated with a specific denomination. We have women from many Christian denominations here: Evangelical, Lutheran, Methodist, Catholic, Protestant, Pentecostal, Southern Baptist and more. Our founder Christine Abraham attends an evangelical church.
How often do you release new courses?
We’re currently uploading content from 10 years of Womens Bible Cafe™ studies and we’ve completed at least 100 studies as a community. Our most popular studies are being added first. If you have a specific study you’d like to complete on demand, please contact us.
Is previous experience required to join?
We all started at “Day One” in our journey of transformation. You don’t need to be a Bible scholar or have experience to join our studies. All you need is a willingness to learn in a community of Christian women.
Do I need a study book?
Yes, we follow the best practice of learning institutions and require a study book for each course. We use a variety of books written by Bible scholars and teachers. Some of the authors include: Henry Blackaby, Beth Moore, Priscilla Shirer, Kelly Minter, Melissa Spoelstra, Debbie Alsdorf, Margaret Feinberg, Liz Curtis Higgs, Joanna Weaver, Jennifer Rothschild, Nancy Leigh DeMoss, Mary Kassian, and more.
Can you help me with counseling?
Our volunteer leaders are not medical professionals and unable to assist you with counseling. We invite you to join us for Bible study discussions and we will pray as a community together. Everyone is welcome!
How to I become a volunteer or certified mentor?
We prayerfully consider all leadership requests. Contact us for a leadership application. We look for leaders who are active participants in our study groups and living transformed by Christ.
Can I switch from the monthly to the annual partnership?
Sure! Contact our support team to switch plans and get two free months.
How do I cancel my partnership?
The Bible Cafe™ offers a three day refund on monthly and annual memberships. After this time, monthly or annual partnerships may be cancelled anytime before next billing cycle. No refunds are given after the three day refund period. Plans are not prorated.
Do you have scholarships?
We do not publish or sell books so we do not have scholarship books. For women with a financial need we do offer a limited number of 90-day scholarships to our membership site. Contact us.