Leader’s Kit 


Welcome! We are thankful for your interest in leading a Thistlebend Discipleship Study.

Leader Starter Kits are available in our store for many of our studies for $14.99 


    • Access to optional audio/video teaching for large group class time, class handouts, etc. (a password is provided for all password-protected content)
    • Leader’s Guide: Hard Copy and Digital Site where all documents can be accessed for printing and even adjusted for personalization for your group.
      • Part One includes weekly in-class discussion guides for small groups, checklists for leaders to help them shepherd the women in their group, and a prayer guide for praying for the ladies in their group.
      • Part Two includes many helpful (but optional) documents and templates: Thistlebend Orientation booklet, a timeline checklist for planning and leading a Thistlebend study, syllabus, weekly agenda, contact rosters, Scripture memory tools (bookmarks or cards), homework accountability cards, Taking the Truth to Heart cards, affirmation and commitment form, small group guidelines, sample announcements, sample weekly encouragement email, sample hostess checklist, TLC care forms, time management form, etc.
    • Thistlebend Bring the Truth to Life Journal
    • Thistlebend Bring the Truth to Life Manual
    • Hymns of Praise booklet, listing all our favorite hymn lyrics
    • Packet of Take the Truth to Heart cards
    • Taking the Truth to Heart training videos (below)
    • Sample Care Card

              15-30 Minute Consultation 

    • Zoom meeting by request. We provide a brief overview with the opportunity to ask questions. Email Laurie at lauriea@thistlebend.org to request a time.

Instruction Video for “Taking the Truth to Life”

Introduction to Taking the Truth to Heart

Thistlebend’s Affirmation and Commitment

when leading a small group or Taking the Truth to Heart group


Link to Study Specific Leader Resources


Interested in a Retreat or Study Kickoff?

We would love to help you kick off your discipleship Bible study with your entire women’s ministry! This can be customized in any way that you would like, but the main options would include training sessions with your leadership team and training sessions with your whole group. You plan the event at your location choice and invite your ladies. We will help you build a schedule and retreat that present a mini-study and teaches all the ladies how to put the model into practice so everyone is on the same page. We have seen tremendous growth in just a weekend! Email info@thistlebend.org with your request!