Frequently Asked Questions

Who is the group for?

Side By Side is a community of women who share the common bond of being married to doctors, dentists, and those still in medical or dental training.  Side By Side welcomes ALL medical and dental wives, regardless of religious background or denomination, and ministers to women through Bible study, friendship, and prayer.

Where and when do you meet?

We have two groups here in Detroit. Our morning group meets every other Friday from 9:30-10:30am. Our evening group meets every other Thursday from 7-8:30pm. Both groups are meeting virtually for now with the hopes of being able to gather in person again soon when it is safe to do so. You are welcome to attend one or both! Learn more about what we are studying here.

What happens during a Side by Side meeting?

During a typical SBS meeting, we have an opportunity to connect with other medical/dental wives and support one another.  We usually have some social time to catch up, do an icebreaker activity and get to know each other better.  There will be a facilitated discussion about the study or book we are currently reading and a chance to talk about what we are learning together.  We provide an opportunity to share prayer requests and pray for one another. 

I’m not sure, I’ve never been in a bible study before…

You are not alone! Many women who attend Side By Side have never participated in a bible study before. Whether this is your first bible study experience or you’ve been in bible studies for many years, you are welcome here! Together we will support and encourage each other wherever we are at. 

What if I didn’t complete the reading for this week or if I can’t come on time? I’m not sure I can make it every week, is that a problem? Should I still come?

Yes! Come as you are and whenever you can, we’ll be happy to see you! We want you to come no matter what. We know that life, especially now, is full and unpredictable. Many families are navigating so many changes and we understand that makes it challenging to complete weekly reading. We encourage you to attend so we can pray for, support and encourage you!

Do you provide childcare?

As we are meeting virtually at this time, there will not be childcare available. When in-person meetings resume, our morning group provides childcare for a small fee. Our evening group does not provide childcare, but babies in laps are always welcome. We will all probably want to hold that sweet baby for you!

Are there any other events other than your morning and evening Bible Studies?

Yes! When we are able to gather in person, we do monthly social events, playdates, and family events. For more information on these, check out our Facebook page. You do not have to attend our Bible Studies to participate in these events, and you are welcome to attend any event regardless of which Bible Study group you’re currently participating in.

Is there a cost?

We are a dues-based organization, which helps us provide for events, service projects, and administrative costs. However, we do have scholarships that are available – we do not want finances to limit your participation!

If you have any other specific questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us! Our leadership team is more than happy to answer any questions you may have.