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Are you ready to live with more JOY in 2018?

Join us for our next Online Bible Study - Defiant Joy with Candace Payne - and get access to all 6 FREE study videos, Joy Printables, a FREE eBook of Simple Joys with contributions from bestselling Christian authors, and other fun goodies! Get ready to laugh it up and declare that 2018 is your JOY YEAR! 

We get started January 22nd! Join the study and receive these goodies:

  • Two JOY Prints
  • Simple Joys eBook, with contributions from Melanie Shankle, Nicki Koziarz, Liz Curtis Higgs, Chrystal Evans Hurst, Esther Fleece, Jess Connolly, Amena Brown, and more!
  • Access to 6 "Defiant Joy" Study Videos with Candace
  • First chapter downloads of "Defiant Joy" study guide and "Laugh It Up" by Candace Payne
  • Bible Journaling Tutorial Video – A Candace Payne Original + Custom tabs for use in your Bible, planner or journal
  • “O My Child” Download – written and performed by Candace Payne + Custom Spotify Playlist – selected by Candace
  • Taco Recipe Printable! How fun is that?

Free OBS Kickoff with Candace

We invite you to this fun event via Facebook Live. Can't make it? You can still join and we'll send you the replay!



  • Monday, January 22
  • 9:00PM - 10:00PM Eastern
  • 8:00PM - 9:00PM Central
  • 6:00PM - 7:00PM Pacific

Fun Facts

  • You can do the study on your own, with our online community, with a church or small group.
  • Each week's video is 15-20 minutes, a short investment of time!
  • Teacher Candace Payne will be with us for the kickoff and stopping in to say hi along the way!

About the Study

2018 is your year to live daily with defiant joy! In this six-week study you'll explore the truths in what Scripture says about joy and experience a weekly "Joy Lab" that will help propel you into a new daily practice into the art of encountering the abundance God intends for each of us when we know joy.

Sessions include:

Session 1. Laugh It Up, Live It Out
Session 2. Know Hope, Know Joy
Session 3. Joy Is a Fighter
Session 4. Joy Is Not Arrogant, But She Is Confident
Session 5. Joy Embraces Sorrow
Session 6. You’re Full of It

We hope you will join us in this journey of life, laughter, joy and discovery! It is going to be a fun ride, if you are willing to jump on!

Meet Your Teacher

Candace Payne is an author, speaker and viral sensation whose video of trying on a Chewbacca Mask became the most-viewed Facebook Live video to date (175+ million views). She shares her message of joy and laughter through media appearances and a robust speaking and appearances schedule that includes women’s groups, churches, festivals, conferences, and organizations around the country. Candace’s first book, Laugh It Up: Embrace Freedom and Experience Defiant Joy, and the accompaning small-group curriculum, Defiant Joy: What Happens When You’re Full Of It (both Zondervan), is available now. Candace lives in Texas with her husband, two children, and ornery pugs. Connect with her online at

Candace is sharing her JOY with people around the world... and wants you to experience unshakeable, defiant JOY too!

Join the fun! Follow other participants on social media using hashtags #simplejoys #joyyear2018

Begin the study with us or with your own small group!

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