Adult Education

Education Opportunities

Sunday Class Offerings
(Held during the Sunday School Hour 9:30 – 10:30 am):

Unique Teachings in Lutheran Theology – Led by Pastor Abel in the Fellowship Hall
In this class Pastor Abel will teach and lead discussions on what makes Lutheran theology so special. The class will focus on the key distinctions and themes in Lutheran thought and practice and how it makes a difference in everyday life.

Sticky Faith – Led by Derek and Christine Woodward in the Conference Room
Based on Fuller Youth Institute research findings, this book and video curriculum present both a compelling rationale and a powerful strategy to show parents and congregations how to actively encourage their children’s spiritual growth so that it will stick to them into adulthood and empower them to develop a living, lasting faith. Derek and Christine Woodward will lead this class, open to everyone, but we strongly encourage parents and caregivers of children of all ages to come and participate.

A Reason for God – Led by Micah Steiner in Room 300
Micah Steiner will be leading this class for Young Adults. This small group Bible study captures live and unscripted conversations between people to address their doubts and objections to Christianity. Using literature, philosophy, and Scripture, Rev. Tim Keller and the group explore the truth of Christianity.

NEW! Something from Nothing – Led by Cassie Schermbeck in the Community Room
(December 2, 9, and 16)
Only God can make something from nothing. The earth and cosmos, infants from barren wombs, and faith itself. This three week Advent class will explore the beauty and depth of a loving God who creates something for our good and benefit out of nothing, in empty places.

Classes Beginning January 6

Jesus is for Quitters – Led by Tim Schermbeck
New year, new you…right? Whether you believe in making resolutions or not, chances are there’s something in your life you’ve thought about giving up. In this discussion-driven class, we will explore what God’s Word has to say to us about giving up, giving in, quitting, and starting over.

The Gospel and Story – Led by Pastor Nate Peregoy
Star Wars. Titanic. Indiana Jones. The Sound of Music. James Bond. Lord of the Rings. Gladiator. These stories stand the test of time and continue to draw us in because they have one thing in common: the Gospel. This class will uncover the Gospel narrative in the movies, songs and stories we love and equip participants with tools to point people to Jesus in every day life.

Joining Jesus on His Mission – Led by Leah Abel and Cassie Schermbeck
This class and discussion will take you beyond living for Jesus to living life withJesus. See how easy living for Jesus can be when you stop thinking of your mission for Jesus and start joining Jesus on His mission, where He’s already at work in your neighborhoods. Hear inspiring stories of friends in your congregation living with Jesus, learn insights from Greg Finke’s books, and discuss at your table what you see Jesus doing in your life each week, to help you jump in to the easy part of the doing of faith—being brave enough to join Jesus and leaving the hard work up to Him.

The Book of John (January 6-August 11) – Led by Tom Hacker
Tom Hacker will lead an in-depth Bible study on the book of John from January 6 until we start new courses in August 2019. In no other gospel does Jesus, in His I AM declarations, so emphatically proclaim His divinity, while John reveals the deeper meaning of Christ’s message and His miracles. Come with your Bible, ready to dig in the depths of this deeply philosophical Gospel account.

Mid-Week Bible Studies:

Men’s Saturday Morning Bible Study –
Join other men in Room 302 on Saturday mornings at 7:00 am.

Saturday Morning Bible Study for All – Led by Tom Hacker, Room 300
Join us on Saturdays at 8:30 am to delve in to God’s word.

Women’s Bible Study – Tuesdays, 9:30 am in Room 300
All women are invited to join us for this time of Bible study every Tuesday morning throughout the school year (does not meet over the summer).