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Fresh Outlook Bible Studies: “Badass Women of the Bible”


Fresh takes on enduring questions of faith.


Be challenged by the Bible’s witness to the power and persistence of women of faith. While the church has romanticized biblical women as either virgins or whores, the Bible reveals myriad examples of strong, badass women who were determined to stand against dehumanization and oppression. They called on us to do the same.


“Badass Women of the Bible” includes four sessions:

  • Session 1: Advocates and activists
  • Session 2: Privilege and platform
  • Session 3: Binaries and dualisms
  • Session 4: Voice and verse

Each Fresh Outlook Bible Study includes four sessions. Each session offers the facilitators:

  • Tips for preparation
  • A supply list
  • Suggestions for opening and closing prayers
  • An introduction to the topic at hand and how Christians have understood it
  • Opportunities to “try on” aspects of the topic
  • Key takeaways
  • Suggestions for inviting participants as co-leaders


“As a college chaplain, I’m asked about how faith and life merge in our ever-changing world. No topic is off-limits when it comes to college students. I am grateful for this new curriculum because it addresses the topics and concerns of today’s young adults. It will be an added value to my ministry and any ministry that is walking alongside this generation of seekers.”

— Margaret Alsup, college chaplain and director of service at Lyon College

“Young people yearn for real conversations, strong bible study and relevant faith practices. Fresh Outlook Bible Studies does just that, essential for our faith formation in the church.”

— Michelle Thomas-Bush, associate pastor for youth and their families at Myers Park Presbyterian Church

Fresh Outlook Bible Studies from Presbyterian Outlook is one of the rare jewels that belongs in the library of everyone who works with youth and young adults. … Deep attention is given to relevance and honesty, as well as authentic connections to what Scripture teaches us about these challenging topics. The lessons are well-written and easy for leaders to use. … The flexibility and depth of this resource is not to be missed. Add it to your ‘get this’ list.”

Elizabeth Christie, Practical Resources for Churches resource center

“When you are in ministry with college students, you can spend hours looking for a good curriculum you can use for Bible study. Is the topic interesting? How much time will you have to spend editing it to work in your own context — and do you have that time? Do you have the materials you will need? Can you hand it to a student leader?

Look no further because the Fresh Outlook Bible Studies curriculum is here! Published by the Presbyterian Outlook, they are resources that can be trusted to combine an awareness of the spiritual lives of young adults with theological and biblical integrity. I highly recommend these easy-to-use resources.”

— Gini Norris-Lane, executive director of UKirk Campus Ministries in the Presbyterian Mission Agency

What do I get when I purchase?

When you purchase “Badass Women of the Bible,” you will receive an email today including the material as a digital download.

Want a discount?

Like what you see here? You can purchase “Badass Women of the Bible” along with “The Devil You Say” and “Breathe” to complete your collection of Fresh Outlook Bible Studies: Fall 2023 at a discounted price of $60. Order your bundle here.


Want a sample? You can view one here.

More Fresh Outlook                     

Did you know that Fresh Outlook Bible Studies is a limited series from the Outlook? In December 2023, we released a new bundle of lessons exploring the questions: “What does the Bible say about sex?” “What power do I have to make a difference in the world?” and “Am I made in God’s image?”

We plan to release another bundle in June 2024. Developed from real questions asked by young adults, such as campus ministry groups, young adult groups, and high school youth, we hope this offering makes planning for high school, college, and young adult ministries easy and fruitful.

About the author

Rev. Katrina Pekich-Bundy is a pastor at First Presbyterian Church in Alma, Michigan, and the associate protestant chaplain at Alma College.