Bible Study for Catholic Women (with Lisa Brenninkmeyer)
Girlfriends (A Podcast for Catholic Women)
This week’s Girlfriends guest is Lisa Brenninkmeyer, founder of Walking With Purpose. Lisa creates beautiful Bible studies that bring Catholic women together to read and study Scripture, all over the US, Europe, and Canada. In our conversation, Lisa shares about how and why she founded the ministry as well some of her most recent projects and plans she has for the future. She is a joy-filled, inspiring woman, and I just know you will appreciate all that she shares.
87: Emotionally Healthy Spirituality ft. Lisa Brenninkmeyer
The Catholic Feminist
For us Americans, tomorrow is Thanksgiving. That means turkey, parades, football, (whitewashed stories about pilgrims and Native Americans that aren’t 100% accurate and should probably be looked at much deeper than they are but that’s a post for another time), and family. For some of us, being with our families is a true joy that we look forward to all year. But for some of us, being with family is very difficult and can bring out some tough emotions. That’s why there’s no better time for a chat about emotionally healthy spirituality. Today on the show, we’re chatting with Lisa Brenninkmeyer, the founder of Walking With Purpose. Lisa and I talk about what emotionally healthy spirituality looks like, how to take care of yourself during emotionally volatile times, how to build up a community around you that you can be 100% yourself with, and how to seek healing from emotional wounds. So if you’re currently driving to your in-laws or cousins or grandparents for Thanksgiving, I hope we can keep you company for the car ride! Also, there’s no better time to express my immense gratitude for you, dear listener, for allowing me to have my dream job. To show my appreciation, we'll be joining in the good ole fashioned tradition of discounts this holiday shopping weekend. From today to Cyber Monday (11/21, 11/22, 11/23, 11/24, 11/25, and 11/26) you can take 20% off anything in the Catholic Feminist Shop with the code THANKSGIVING. I'm also bringing back our book preorder deal for those days only--if you shoot me a proof of purchase (Amazon, AveMariaPress.com, or Barnes and Noble confirmation) of Girl, Arise to email@example.com with the EXACT subject line PREORDER, you'll receive a discount code for 25% off 40 Days to a Feminist Faith, a free copy of our social justice Bible study, and our bonus episode with Mallory Smyth of Endow. PS: Today's episode is brought to you by the Catholic Relief Services Ethical Trade Holiday Gift Guide. You can be sure the gifts you give are well received and well made by shopping at ethicaltrade.crs.org. PPS: Today's episode is also brought to you by Pink Salt Riot. Design the perfect gift and get free shipping + 10% off orders over $30 with code catholicfeminist. Head to www.pinksaltriot.com.
S4 Ep13: How-to Live Fearless with Lisa Brenninkmeyer
Few things can hold us back in life like fear. It steals our joy, it tells us we’re not enough, and it stops us from being fully alive. We know deep down that this isn’t what we were made for, but facing fears and clearly seeing reality takes an immense amount of courage. On the podcast today host Lisa Cotter interviews the founder of Walking with Purpose, Lisa Brenninkmeyer, on her newest Bible study, Fearless and Free. In the interview, Lisa share’s the 3 part journey that she herself took to face her fears and she shares how you can take the journey too. SHOWNOTES Walking with Purpose: Website | Instagram Fearless and Free Bible Study Connect with us! Kevin: Twitter | Instagram Lisa: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook Email: hello[at]madetomagnify[dot]com The post S4 Ep13: How-to Live Fearless with Lisa Brenninkmeyer appeared first on Lisa Cotter.
S02 Episode 09: Abiding Together with Lisa Brenninkmeyer
In this episode we have a special guest and dear friend Lisa Brenninkmeyer! She is the founder of Walking With Purpose, a Catholic women’s Bible study that aims to bring women to a deeper personal relationship with Jesus Christ. We chat about how she seeks to abide with Christ in the midst of balancing busy family life and work and how to abide with others in community. Walking with Purpose bible studies WalkingWithPurpose.com Download this beautiful Abide in Me printable scripture verse. Check out this video about Walking With Purpose One Thing We Love This Week: Lisa Brenninkmeyer One Thing - "The Life of the Beloved" by Henri Nouwan Michelle Benzinger's One Thing - Celebrating Life Heather Khym's One Thing - Good old fashioned pranks with friends Sr. Miriam's One Thing - - Her new coffee mug Discussion Questions What does “abide” mean to you personally? What are some of your obstacles when it comes to abiding in Christ? How do you journey with others (especially other women) in your spiritual walk? Journal Questions In what situations do you find yourself striving instead of Abiding? What commitment can you make today to intentionally abide more deeply in Christ? Quote to ponder "if you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask for whatever you wish and it shall be done for you." John 15:7
Episode 40: Hashtag Blessed! with Lisa Brenninkmeyer
Why do some ministries die and some thrive? Lisa Brenninkmeyer, author and founder of Walking With Purpose shares with us how she built a grassroots women's ministry and not just another program. Leadership training and mentoring form the backbone of Walking With Purpose and are precisely what makes it so powerful. The show starts off with me, your old pal Gomer, thank you, our beautiful listeners, for being amazing. LayEvangelist.com is a continued experiment in bringing about the new evangelization and as we expand our number of shows to, you know, more than one, we hope that it can change your life, your faith and your city. Then Lisa, out of no where, just starts affirming Luke, which made me very uncomfortable, because, it's Luke.We dive into the Call, Revival, and even our recent interview with good, old Father Dave Pivonka of www.thewildgooseisloose.com. Lisa brings up a very good point about the Church and women. Often teachers and preachers tend to focus on chastity when the girls are young, and maternity when the girls become women. They are basically locked in a sexual viewpoint. Lisa's presentations are powerful because she goes beyond sexual value or maternity and focuses on the foundation: my identity as a woman in Christ. Thus her ministry is wide open to women of all vocations and backgrounds.Oh yeah, she's that good. This is one of my favorite interviews yet.#BlessedFrom the website...What is Walking with Purpose?Walking with Purpose is a women’s Catholic Bible study program.Walking with Purpose endeavors to meet women where they are, giving them practical Biblical teaching that is consistent with Church doctrine and uses the Catechism of the Catholic Church as an additional resource. All materials have received the imprimatur from the Archdiocese of Baltimore.Walking with Purpose aims to bring women to a deeper personal relationship with Jesus Christ by offering personal study and small group discussion that link our everyday challenges and struggles with the solutions given to us through the teachings of Christ and the Catholic Church.Walking with Purpose has three elements: at-home study, weekly small group meetings (if in the parish-based or small group programs), and a monthly talk on relevant course material. Most courses contain 22 lessons; one short course contains six lessons.Walking with Purpose has over 130 parishes involved in our Leadership Training Program in the United States, Europe and Canada and has helped thousands of women grow closer to Christ.Support Catching Foxes
A conversation with Lisa Brenninkmeyer about her conversion from evangelical Protestantism and the way in which she continues to be called to a deeper conversion in Christ. Lisa Brenninkmeyer is an author and speaker who helps women experience the transforming power of God’s unconditional love. Desiring to see women come to know Christ personally, in 2008, she founded Walking with Purpose, a Catholic Women’s Bible study program. After hearing story after story of women longing for connection, looking for a safe place to ask questions about faith, and needing a way to refuel and be refreshed, she decided to do something to bring change. The result of her holy discontent, Walking with Purpose, is a Scripture-based program that is fresh, relevant, and focused on conversion of heart. Lisa is crazy about women, loves Christ passionately, and thinks the most exciting thing in the world is to connect the former with the latter. Lisa’s love for Scripture and its Author began as a child. Raised as an evangelical Protestant in Minnesota, she and her sister grew up watching their parents teach weekly Bible Study. She entered the Catholic Church in 1991 because her Catholic boyfriend was quite irresistible. They married and spent the next ten years living in Germany and Mexico, growing their family along the way. As Lisa developed curricula and led Bible studies for women and children, she began to dig deeper into the rich teachings of the Catholic Church. The spirituality of St. Thérèse of Lisieux, the patience of her spiritual director with her countless questions, and the writings of other converts have all influenced her greatly, bringing her to a place of joy and contentment within the Church. Lisa holds a B.A. in psychology from St. Olaf College. She lives with her husband Leo and their seven children in Annapolis, Maryland.