Know Your Bible (KYB)

KYB studies

Know Your Bible (KYB) studies develop Christians in their knowledge of the Bible and in their own Christian journey. There are over 2000 women-only KYB groups throughout Australia.

KYB studies are designed to help women, through personal study and group sharing, to know God’s Word and its message for today.

The KYB method is designed so that members engage with the Bible passage four times each week:

  1. At home answering the daily questions
  2. In group discussion
  3. By the Leader’s summary after the discussion
  4. In the printed notes provided with each study

Some benefits of study with Know Your Bible are:

  • A daily devotional pattern is established for each person and all are nurtured by God’s Word.
  • Discussion Leaders are trained and equipped for further service for God.
  • KYB Leaders are stimulated to study and become effective teachers of the Word.

 

KYB method

Four KYB study books are produced each year, three with nine studies and one with five. The studies have daily Bible readings with questions to answer.

When the KYB group meets, the Leader introduces the study. The members then divide into discussion groups to share and discuss their answers to the questions. This is followed by the Leader giving a summary of the study. The members then read the review notes at home.

 

Starting a KYB group

Contact the CWCI Australia office. You will receive a KYB Application pack, with forms to complete and return. Once your application has been approved, your KYB Administrator will assist you in arranging your first meeting and ordering the study books.

“I can’t tell you how much I have gained from our Bible study – it’s been an amazing journey – words fail me; but God knows, and I praise him for all his grace and love.”

Elizabeth M

“I really appreciate the learning and growth spiritually I get out of KYB and often feel God using it to speak to me or encourage me. I feel that it teaches me good fundamental biblical truth and that the homework is manageable and not overwhelming. KYB has been a place of learning about God in my week, when the stage of life that I am in (with little kids) means that getting something out of church on a Sunday or at a life group is difficult; therefore I am still regularly encouraged.”

Miranda

Sample Study

KYB studies are a unique and popular method of Bible Study. View a one-week sample of the study of The Letters of John.

Print/view The Letters of John sample study >

“I have been involved in KYB for a few years. I have always found the relationships which women of all ages and stages of life form in KYB to be powerful, meaningful and impacting. There is something very special about the friendships I have formed as we’ve studied God’s word, shared our troubles and joys and prayed together. Relationships based around the study of God’s word move into a deeper level and minister in a personal way. I love to connect on this deeper level; it is so much more impacting than the stuff of most boring conversations.

I also love the discipline of a daily study. It is not onerous but always thought provoking and a week never passes where I don’t feel challenged.”

Suzanne

KYB other options

KYB by Correspondence

Women who are unable to join a KYB group due to physical or geographical limitations may study by correspondence. They are assigned a tutor, to whom they send their answers by mail or email. The tutor then responds with comments. There is a range of studies available. Overseas students are welcome.

 

KYB TOO

Church groups or groups with men and women have the option of purchasing KYB material from the CWCI Australia office. The Leader is sent a CWCI Statement of Beliefs before registering. These groups may order any of the studies that are in print.

For further information on either of these options, please contact CWCI Head Office on (02)9740 6355.

KYB4M

KYB4M is a ministry for men and mixed groups using KYB Bible study material produced by CWCI Australia. KYB4M groups follow the same official schedule as standard KYB groups. 

For further information on either of these options, please contact CWCI Head Office on (02)9740 6355.

Home

“I first heard of KYB and started attending a group at Buderim Qld when I was in my twenties and not long married. I felt very inadequate when first asked to be a leader there but really enjoyed the experience and went on to lead a group which met in my mother’s home in Toowoomba. Almost thirty years later my Mum still leads that group which has seen many come and go with some of the originals still there.

My life took a new direction with a marriage breakdown and the opportunity to embark on tertiary study which led to a very busy and satisfying career. KYB no longer featured in my life but I heard a lot about it through my Mum and the ladies in her group. When my new husband and I moved to Brisbane I felt the lack of strong Christian fellowship acutely. It was then I decided I needed to seek out KYB again. What a blessing it has been. I’ve told people it was like a ‘long cold drink of water on a hot day’ to return to a place of safety and compassion where everybody seemed to have my best interests at heart. And that’s what KYB has always meant for me – no judgement, no competition, just caring, loving women sharing the ups and downs of life and their love of our Lord.

Since returning to the KYB studies I have been very impressed by the quality and scholarship of them and the extraordinary lengths the authors of the studies and then the leaders of the groups go to to help us all understand more of God’s word and apply it to our lives. The dedication of all involved with KYB is to be admired and I feel truly honoured that I can again participate in such a unifying Christian organisation.”

Annette