Living Way Bible Study (LWBS) began when two Lutheran women, Phyllis Locke and Kathy Foelber, were attending a popular, non-denominational Bible study that used a successful 4-step approach. The study called for a commitment of time and led to a deeper and richer walk with the Lord.
These women asked themselves, "Why can't the Lutherans do this?" With much prayer and determination, LWBS was begun.
Kathy Foelber (left) & Phyllis Locke (right) working the Living Way Bible Study booth. (1985)
The goal was to provide Bible study courses written by
LCMS pastors, using the same effective approach.
In 1982 their dream became a reality when Dr. Erwin Kurth
finished the first two courses: "Matthew" and "Acts of the
Apostles." Later that year, the first class was held at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Long Beach, CA.
Since then, LCMS pastors have been busy writing courses
for LWBS so that we can now offer 43 different studies,
covering much of the Old Testament and all of the New
Testament. Our studies are now used across the U.S. Canada and as far away as New Zealand!
We have always operated with an all-volunteer staff, believing that we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us (Phil. 4:13). All donations to our ministry are used solely for the production, promotion and the on-going process of adding to, and updating, the studies offered.
Our prayer is that through these studies you will grow in your walk with, and appreciation for, our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. To God be the Glory!!