During my first study, I grabbed my book and decided Bible study was “not for me.” So walked out the church door. A friend saw me, blocked my path and said “Christine, if you walk out now Satan wins.” Since then, I have completed 100 Bible studies- Jesus wins!

Christine Abraham, Bible Cafe Founder

Hi, I’m Christine Abraham

Founder of the BIBLE CAFE

This is my Story


I was raised in a religious environment, left the church while I was in college, and later restored my relationship with God through nondenominational Bible study.

Working full-time and raising two daughters, I found it challenging to attend local church studies. Because I craved a connection with like-minded Christians, in 2009 I asked a wild question via Twitter: “Would anyone want to study the Bible with me online? I can afford 14 books and if you are interested, let’s start an online study.”

This was the first online Bible study and with love and grace- the Womens Bible Cafe™ grew into a movement that many would follow!


When you are getting started at the Bible Cafe™ you need answers to important questions. Our community and leaders have prepared a getting started page just for you. Ask questions and get started with online Bible Cafe™ studies. We are ready to help you study, connect, and grow.

How do I join? We provide FREE online study at Womens Bible Cafe™ (WBC) and meet in a Facebook group. We provide an upgraded membership experience at Bible Cafe™ University (BCU) and meet by Zoom. Bring your study book and join the conversations. 

When is the next study? Look at the Bible Study Courses Page.

Do I need to have previous Bible study experience? Not at all, come join us!

Do I need a book? Yes. Bible Cafe™ studies are built on the model of church Bible study groups. The study book is available from most bookstores. Digital books are sometimes available from Lifeway, ChristianBooks, Barnes and Noble, Amazon, or iTunes. When using a digital book we recommend a journal for recording your responses to the study questions.

How do I subscribe to updates by email? For each NEW study you attend, you’ll want the Friday email with discussion questions. Subscribe to UPDATES.

How do I unsubscribe from the emails? At the bottom of every email is the “unsubscribe” button. Click it to unsubscribe.

Why don’t I get the weekly email updates? Look in your SPAM folder or promotions folder and add us as a safe domain. Yahoo, AOL, and Hotmail will mark our content as “spam” until you add us to your safe senders list.

What happens if I start late, take a vacation, work flex hours, or fall behind? Join any group at any time.

Where do I find the past Bible Cafe studies? Get BCU All-Access to current and past Bible studies at BibleCafeUniversity.org

What type of studies do you offer? We teach many Bible study methods including topical studies about a specific theme and character studies about a person from the Bible. Our studies are adapted from Bible study workbooks, commentaries, or chapter books. We use study books from a variety of Bible teachers and alternate between shorter 6-week studies and longer 10-week studies.

Do you get kickbacks from the publishers? We are not affiliated with the publishers or authors and do not receive kickbacks or compensation for the books we select. Every study we lead moves into the Bestseller Lists- for God’s glory!



Small Groups are available for CURRENT STUDIES. Past studies available on demand at BCU do not include small groups.

Where do we meet for the FREE Facebook studies? Login to WOMENS BIBLE CAFE GROUP on Facebook 

Where do we meet for the Zoom Phone/Video studies? Login to CURRENT STUDY at Bible Cafe University (BCU)

Where do I find the group schedule? Look at the top of the Facebook group. Also, look in the FILES tab of the group.

When is the small group schedule posted? Usually one week before we begin.

Am I assigned a group? No. Select the day and time you want to attend. Show up and look for a group photo on that day/time.

What day and time do we meet? Small groups are available mornings, afternoons, and evenings.

How long are the small group meetings? One hour.

How do I join a Facebook small group? Show up on the day and time you want to attend. Look for the leader photo and join the discussion under the photo as you TYPE your answers. There is no video or audio for the free Facebook group.

What if I missed a small group meeting? All groups will welcome you, select another day and time in the week.

Can my friends see my comments? Anyone in the private Facebook group can see your comments. If your friends are in the group, they can see your comments.

Do I need to have a Facebook account? No, you can join our membership site at Bible Cafe University (BCU)

Where can I share a prayer request? Post prayers and answered prayers in your small groups anytime in the week. If you are not connected with a group, look for the prayer photo in our group and comment there so our prayer team will see it.

Are Zoom groups videos recorded so if I miss one then I can watch it later? No. For privacy, the groups are not recorded.

How do I leave the Facebook group? Click “Leave group”



When do I start reading my study book? The first week is typically an introduction week to meet your leaders and students. The next week, you will need to finish “week one” (reading assignment week one) in your workbook.

Where do I find the books? Study books are often available at Amazon, Lifeway, Christian Books, Barnes and Noble, Walmart, Target, Thrift Books, Apple Books, Kindle, or the author and publisher websites.

Can I use an eBook such as Kindle? Yes, if available in electronic format. Try Apple iBooks.

How much are the study workbooks? The author/publisher set the price based on content and length of the study.

Where can I find the OPTIONAL audio/video segments for the study? Videos or audio for individual use are available at Amazon or Lifeway.com

Where can I find Bible Cafe teaching videos for the study? https://biblecafeuniversity.org

Where can I find the Answers to the Video Sessions? Look on publisher’s website, our Facebook group in the files tab or Bible Cafe™ University in the course module.

Do I need the leaders guide? No.

How do you select the books for the Bible Cafe? We pray. We look at our community groups to discern what topics will help them understand Scripture.

What Bible do you use for online study? We recommend using the same Bible translation your local church is using. The inside cover of every book always lists the translation the author and publisher are using for that study. You will find many translations via BibleGateway.com or BlueLetterBible.org.

I can’t afford the book, do you have scholarships? We do not have book scholarships.

I want a “Bible only” study, do you have that? We use study books written by various Bible scholars and teachers, similar to a local church group experience.




When was the Bible Cafe™ founded? In 2009 by Christine Abraham. She invited 14 women from Twitter to join her for a WILD idea: online Bible study! Since then, we have grown to an international online Bible study. https://www.biblecafe.org/about/

What experience do you have? Our Founder & Executive Director earned a Graduate of Theology degree in Biblical Studies from Liberty University. In addition to her Biblical Studies education, she has completed more than 100 Bible studies. Many of our volunteers lead in local churches as Pastors, Chaplain, Ministry Leaders, Bible Study Leaders, BSF Leaders, Precepts Leaders, and more. Learn More https://www.biblecafe.org/team/

What are the Terms of Service for Bible Café University? You can find these here: https://www.biblecafe.org/tos/

What church are you affiliated with? None. Bible Cafe™ is a Christian interdenominational ministry. Our leaders are Evangelical, Baptist, Methodist, Lutheran, Protestant, Southern Baptist and similar denominations. We are a parachurch ministry and not affiliated with a specific denomination. Read our Statement of Beliefs https://www.biblecafe.org/beliefs/

How do I become a Bible Cafe leader? Regular participation in our small group meetings, referral from your Bible Cafeleader, application, and interview with our Leadership Director Sonya Morris Nelson.

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