Living by Design Ministries exists to inspire Christians to explore God’s design, establish godly lives, and exude God’s love.


Our free online Bible studies inspire Christians to explore God’s Word and deepen their understanding of His design.

Romans 12:2


Our exegetical (Bible-centered) teaching empowers Christians to demolish strongholds and establish godly lives.

2 Corinthians 10:4


Through “evangelical discipleship” we equip Christians to exude God’s love in their local communities.

John 13:34


The Bible is packed with spiritual nourishment; our aim is to provide resources to help you break it down into bite-sized pieces that are easy to digest. Articles on the  Living by Design Blog are packed with heart-focused content, practical solutions for real-life, and Bible-based training. We release a new article every Tuesday!

The Most Powerful Gift We Can Give

Words are one of the most powerful gifts we can give to someone we love. Words fill in the space that exists between two souls, like a magnet pulling two separate beings into one shared space. Words reveal what is hidden and create a connection that even death cannot destroy.…

True Confessions of a Distracted Worshiper

Have you ever found yourself in a place where you struggle to enter into authentic worship? I know that I have. Over the past few years, I’ve been wondering what is missing from my worship experience. I still love the Lord. I’m still grateful for His sacrifice upon the cross.…

For all the moms who are struggling to survive to the end of the school year….

“Oh, no! Mommy, we were supposed to get a package of 12 hot dog buns, not 8,” my youngest exclaimed when we got home from Target last night. I was already feeling guilty for stepping foot in a Target store with the debate that has been raging in Christian circles…

When Life Gives You Lemonade: A Biblical Perspective on Success

There I was, in the sitting room of the orthodontist’s office, waiting for my eldest daughter to get her braces off. Normally, I would have my nose in a book or my fingers busy typing a social media update or texting my best friend. But this past week has been…


We like to think of our online Bible studies as fine dining flavors with the convenience of fast food.  All you need to complete our free Bible studies is 15-minutes per day, an internet connection, and an open heart. A perfect fit for the on-the-go lifestyle of twenty-first century Women!


Worthy of the Calling Ephesians Free Bible Study with Living by Design Ministries and Sarah Koontz

Psalm 119 Free Bible Study with Living by Design Ministries and Sarah Koontz