Let's Get Started

  • Write these in your calendar: study dates are August 13 - September 24. Don't worry if you're joining late - jump in when you can!
  • Weekly live chats are on Mondays at 8 pm EST (5 pm PST) starting August 13 from Mandisa's YouTube Channel. If you missed the first one, watch the replay anytime!
  • Grab your free downloads below (scroll all the way to the bottom!) or in the email we just sent from Study Gateway OBS
  • Save 40% off the book and study guide from our partners at FaithGateway Store to make the most of your experience!
  • And finally... we hope you will join us for Mandisa's GIRLS' NIGHT LIVE 16-City Tour this fall! Get all the details below!

What Else Do I Need?

While access to all 6 study videos and weekly YouTube live chats with Mandisa are FREE, you're gonna want the study guide! The study guide is something you can return to long after the study is over -- and this one has some fun journaling pages and your weekly JOY LAB challenges! The companion book, Laugh It Up, is optional (and is completely different material from the study guide), but you'll love it too! 

Don't forget to subscribe to Mandisa's YouTube Channel so you can receive the weekly chat notifications!

The Study Guide

Defiant Joy Study Guide has your weekly study questions (workbook-style) for Weeks 1-6, with extra space for journaling and writing in your reflections - and a unique "Joy Lab" to help you create a new daily practice of living with joy! Normally the full-retail price of the study guide is $12.99, but our partners at FaithGateway Store have an exclusive sale for our participants. Save 40% off - final price just $7.79 per study guide! Don't wait... purchase the resources you need today with our special discount! 

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Get the Companion Book to the Study

The Book

The companion to your study guide is Laugh It Up: Embrace Freedom and Experience Defiant Joy - available in paperback! This is not required, and you can still participate with just the workbook and your FREE access to all the online videos. But we have an incredible deal you don't want to miss on the book! SAVE 40% off at FaithGateway Store - final price just $10.00 each. Learn more and get this deal...

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Where Do I Watch the Study Videos?

Bookmark this page as your HOME for all the videos: https://www.studygateway.com/online-bible-studies/defiant-joy-study-home/

.... And enjoy this preview of session one! Each of the individual sessions will be released on MONDAY mornings, based on this schedule, and Mandisa's LIVE chats will be on Monday nights at 8 pm EST (5 pm PST) at YouTube.com/MandisaOfficial. Look for details in your email.

Session One (August 13-19) - Laugh It Up, Live It Out 

Session Two (August 20-26) - Know Hope, Know Joy

Session Three (August 27-September 2) - Joy is a Fighter

Take the Week Off & Catch Up (Labor Day, September 3-9)

Session Four (September 10-16) - Joy is Not Arrogant, But She is Confident

Session Five (September 17-23) - Joy Embraces Sorrow

Session Six (September 24-30) -  You're Full of It

Final Catch-up Week (March 5-11) - Missed a session? You can watch them all again!

Want a printable version of this schedule? Click here to download.

Questions and Answers

  • q-iconI can't find my confirmation email with the free downloads. Was it sent?

    You should receive the confirmation email within 15 minutes after signing up. If you don’t see it in your inbox, check your spam or junk folders. Look for sender name Study Gateway OBS and sender email address newsletter@e.studygateway.com. Gmail users, the email may be located in the Promotions tab. If you still can’t find the email, you can try to register again (make sure there are no typos in your email) or contact our customer support team – they’d be happy to help you!

  • q-iconHow do I join the weekly live chats with Mandisa?

    Mandisa is hosting the live chats every Monday night at 8 pm EST (5 pm PST) from August 13-September 24 – excluding Labor Day – from her YouTube Channel! Be sure to subscribe to her channel so you don’t miss any of the updates! https://www.youtube.com/user/MandisaOfficial

  • q-iconI want to invite other members of my church or small group to join the study. What is the best way to do that?

    It’s easy! Just send the registration page link (https://www.studygateway.com/joy) in an email and they can sign up.

  • q-iconI'm already part of a small group at church. How can we do this study with you?

    All of the online activities associated with this study are optional. You can still structure your group like a traditional Bible study using the free downloads we’ve provided and the study materials in the book. Feel free to follow our study calendar and meet every week or set up your own schedule and go at your group’s pace.

  • q-iconIs this something I could do via Skype? I am looking for a study to do with my friends , but we are in different cities.

    Absolutely! The weekly videos will be available online so you could get on Skype (or Google Hangouts, iChat, or whatever), watch them at the same time, then talk and process through the questions and each week’s reading together. We love this idea! What an awesome way to bond with friends across the miles.

  • q-iconWhat communication can I expect to receive? I don't want to be inundated with emails.

    After sign up you’ll receive an email a week as you’re going through the study. We’ll keep you updated on the assigned reading for the week and where to watch your companion videos. 

  • q-iconMy Internet connection is slow. Can I buy the DVDs and watch the videos that way?

    Yes! The videos that are on the DVDs are the same videos as what will appear online. This is a nice option if you’re in a traditional church setting and don’t have an Internet connection, or if you want to do the study later and go at your own pace! Individuals can purchase the DVD from FaithGateway for 40% off.

  • q-iconI don't live in the USA and want to do this Bible study. How can I obtain the materials please?

    Anyone with Internet access can watch the videos for FREE week by week, and follow along with our weekly emails. If you are outside the U.S., we recommend checking with your local Christian bookstore or online retailer. In Canada and the United Kingdom, for example, the materials are often available from Amazon.

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