What We Provide
Discipleship Study Workbooks
Orientation to Thistlebend
Companion Video and Audio
Small Group Tools
Four Free 15-30 Minute Consultations
Prayer Support and Guidance
Sample teaching video and more information below
What We Offer
Large Group Mentoring and Discipleship
(audio/video resources available)
Biblical mentoring and heartfelt teaching from God’s Word by a Titus 2 woman. Encouraging women to love Christ and explaining what that looks like in day-to-day life.
Taking the Truth to Heart
Confidential sharing with an Online Abigail (small group leader) is designed to foster trust in Christ, transparency, accountability, and heart transformation. This tool serves as a great encouragement. Women learn they are not alone in their struggle against sin, the world, and the devil.
Leader or participant support for prayer, questions, or training of any kind.
Additional Resources and App
Audio/video teaching, notes, discussion guides, etc. on our website and on our App. Find encouragement and shareables on our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter networks.
Daily Devotions and Study
Guided independent Bible study with “Taking the Truth to Heart” reflection and life application. Trains and encourages women to meditate on the Word, to submit to the truth in their hearts, and to apply the Word to daily life.
Small Group Mentoring and Discipleship
Small group leaders and participants encourage one another to love Christ and apply what they have studied in His Word to their minds and hearts. Focus is placed upon devotion to Christ and His Word in all of their relationships.
Helps the group leaders (whom we call Abigails) grow in the understanding of true biblical mentoring and discipleship. Provides practical methods to help train women to truly follow Jesus.
“The whole aim of Thistlebend:
to assist women to love Christ, and to explain what this love looks like in everyday life, in the practical nitty gritty of everyday life.”
— Thomas R. Schreiner, James Buchanan Professor of New Testament Interpretation,
The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Teaching to the Heart
What Women Are Saying
“The Lord has shown me my heart and what to do with my sin. To see my sin, but not wallow in pity and condemnation, but turn to Him, confess, and by His strength walk forward in truth.”
“I had many fears, fear of death, fear of something happening to my husband, fear of change. Through Thistlebend, God addressed each one of these fears and has released me to live life in faith.”
“Recently was the beginning of the biggest spiritual battle I have ever faced. What has been miraculous is my heart transformation through Taking the Truth to Heart. I have done many studies, but this is the first that has helped me identify sin and make an action plan through Scripture, meditation, and memory. Total healing.”
“Through the Thistlebend studies, the Lord has given me eyes to see my sin and my Savior…He has rescued me from a life of legalism, showing me that Jesus loves me unconditionally!”
“I highly recommend Thistlebend Ministries!! I have grown immensely through your studies and you all have been sooo helpful, kind and encouraging! I have completed 4 studies (I think) and all of them have been amazing! They have also inspired me to dig deeper into the Word and convicted me to re-examine my self and my walk with the Lord.”
I have done many of the Thistlebend studies. I grow closer to the Lord with each one and Laurie encourages us to ask those hard questions and to ask God to “search us and know our hearts, try us and know our thoughts”. When we dare to do that, it can be a rough time because our enemy is merciless, but through her videos, Laurie would encourage and reassure me that I wasn’t the only one feeling what I was and the battle I was engaging in. I was pushed to continue in steadfastness and to fight the good fight! The studies are thorough and delve deep into each topic. I never walk away the same woman I was when I began the study!”