Session 0 | Introduction & Welcome


We pray that God will bless you in this time of studying His word. That you will find time to really sit with Him, to hear Him speak, to feel Him close, to experience His love. The more time you will spend with the weekly lessons, the more you will benefit from this course. Please don’t rush through your lessons. Use this time to let God speak His truth into your life. Not to only find your identity, but to EMBRACE your identity and purpose in an age of confusion and comparison! Let God redefine YOU! 

Before we get started, herewith just a few side notes for the following 7 weeks.

If you are unsure about anything, please feel free to ask! If you want to connect with us, please e-mail us on

1] Everything will happen online (a few tips will follow – please read ONLINE NOTES & ONLINE ETIQUETTE at the bottom).

2] You will be added to a Prayer Hug group via WhatsApp by your new group leader. If you already belong to a Prayer Hug group, you will already be active on this group.

3] You will receive a weekly link to the lesson that you should prepare for the following week. 

4] The link will take you to the LCF Women’s Ministry Website were you will find your weekly lesson.

5] You will do this in your own time and at your own pace.

6] In each lesson you will always find 5 Steps to follow:


watch video

Watch the training session video every week. Make notes as you follow what Lisa Bevere says. The workbook notes below correspond with the video session.

read your reading book

While you can complete the course without reading the book, we recommend reading Without Rival as part of your course experience. The video sessions will parallel and amplify major themes from the book. If you don’t have the reading book, you can skip this step. Or if you would like to purchase the book, you can visit your nearest CUM Bookstore or find the book online here>

answer workbook questions

The questions on the website is an exact copy of what you will find in your workbook. If you are not located near the Vaal Triangle, and opted for the digital Course Guide only, you can download it here> WITHOUT RIVAL COURSE GUIDE



God’s word is without rival—containing inherent power that is activated and released by faith. Boldly declaring God’s truth over yourself will impart strength within you and will shape your future. Each day, as you speak these words and Scriptures over your life, you’ll be empowered to live a life without rival.


Every week you will be gifted with a free wallpaper design for your phone. Use it as a reminder to declare God’s word over your life, every day! 

7] Once a week, your group will get together via a chosen online platform of your choice, to discuss the week’s lesson, ask questions, share thoughts and testimonies and pray for each other. This is a very important step, because this is how we build relationships! This is how we learn from each other and build each other up as the Word commands us to do. Embrace this time to fellowship with like minded sisters in Christ. And who knows, maybe you will even find a new friend or two 🙂

8] The link to the next week’s lesson will not be open, so you cannot work ahead. But the link to the previous week’s lesson will stay open, in case you need to go back, listen again, or missed a lesson.

9] So in short….

10] Lastly, check out the video below to help you understand how to participate in this Course.

  • Connect with your group and group leader on WhatsApp. Say hi – confirm that you’ve been added and understand what to do next. Participate in questions or discussions when needed.
  • Make sure you know what online meeting application you are going to use as a group – your group leader will be able to give you this information.
  • Make sure you have Zoom or MS Teams application installed on your computer or as an App on your Phone. If you don’t have one yet, activate a free account.
  • Remember only the discussion of the week’s session, prayer and chat will take place via Zoom or MS Teams. You need to watch and do the lesson before you connect online.
  • If unsure, please feel free to ask.
  • Please remember to bring your notes to the chat.
  • Come prepared, make time!

Use good online and LCF etiquette:

  • Mute your Zoom or MS Teams when not chatting. (NB)
  • Give everyone a chance to chat.
  • Put you hand up when you would like to say something. Make sure you are unmuted when you chat.
  • Help others and be patient – it may be their first Zoom or MS Teams Chat.
  • Be polite. Do not criticize. Do not force your opinions. Respect each other.
  • Feel free to have a warm cup of coffee ready. But please try not to eat or have other people or co-workers in the background listening in.
  • Do not talk outside the group of what was discussed inside the group – mutual respect builds strong friendships and good character.
  • Come prepared & expectant – especially spiritually. Let the Holy Spirit work!
  • Pray, Pray, Pray

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