Erica Wiggenhorn writes Bible studies and teachers biblical principles for life change. She’s passionate about God’s Word and its ability to transform us personally, along with our relationships. Her latest release by Moody Publishers, THE UNEXPLAINABLE CHURCH: Reigniting the Mission of the Early Believers, delves into Acts 13-28 and the explosive growth of the early church emphasizing the transformative power of community in the lives of believers.
Frustrated with the watered-down, “light” Bible studies that are all too common, Erica Wiggenhorn wanted to write a study that went deep. She wanted to take readers verse-by-verse through a whole book of the Bible, offering theological and historical comments in each lesson, while remaining practical and relational. The Unexplainable series is the result, offering readers two great takeaways. It will teach them by example how to study the Bible deeply, and it will challenge them toward critical life-change: Submitting their will to the mission of Jesus, who gives life its fullest meaning.
Her previous book, THE UNEXPLAINABLE LIFE: Recovering the Wonder and Devotion of the Early Church, takes the reader verse by verse through the first twelve chapters of the book of Acts, exploring the incredible life transformation that occurred in the earliest believers. With a personable and practical style, Erica teaches these studies and other biblical, life-related topics to groups in the US and overseas. A DVD series to accompany both THE UNEXPLAINABLE LIFE and THE UNEXPLAINABLE CHURCH will be released summer of 2018. These DVDs can be used for both individual and group studies.
Erica is also a contributor to the book HOPELIFTERS: Creative Ways to Spread Hope When Life Hurts, and is co-writer of the teaching manual for Charis Connections, a discipleship ministry healing women discover biblical womanhood in any age, stage or season of life. She’s volunteered as a teacher for Alongside Ministries, a group working with the incarcerated community learning to walk with Christ after release from prison. Erica has also worked as a children’s ministry director, and as an elementary teacher.
Erica holds two bachelor and one graduate degree from Azusa Pacific University. Now she lives in Phoenix with her husband Jonathan, and children Eliana and Nathan. They attend Desert Springs Community Church where Erica volunteers with the Charis Women’s Ministry, teaching and serving on its leadership team. While she keeps busy with a variety of projects and ministries, her most important work is that of wife and mom!
Podcast Link: https://soundcloud.com/brilliantlybrave/ep66-erica-wiggenhorn
YouTube Link: https://youtu.be/S9FhZlZp7z4
Notes and Quotes from our interview!
Erica’s website: http://ericawiggenhorn.com/
“We can’t bury our head in the sand and say ‘we have GOOD kids.” – Erica Wiggenhorn
“Post Christian culture raises brand new issues for parents to face; make no assumptions about what your kids believe. Ask and be active in uncovering the issues of our time. Generation Z kids need to be engaged by their parents.”
“More is Caught than taught’
“Four major foundations for faith that parents can build in their kids life; a. Word of GOD b. Church fellowship c. Church worship as a family (not segregated in the service) d. Praying with your kids and in ‘front’ of your kids. (ACTS 2:42) Biblical focus for parenting Generation Z”