Adult Education

Education Opportunities

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


Good and Angry – Led by Pastor Werner Boos in the Conference Room
Understanding, appreciating and putting to good use what was once considered a deadly sin. Definitions, dynamics, styles and functions of anger-management skills, biblical examination of anger, examining Jesus’ anger, dealing with anger and managed anger.

A Journey Through Lent – Led by Paul Holscher in Room 300/301
A DVD course by Tim Keller and David Bisgrove. Lent is a time in which we anticipate the victory of the light and life of Christ over the darkness of sin and death. It corresponds to Jesus’ time in the wilderness. From select Psalms which help us in times of self-examination, difficulty, and dryness and invite us to make our hearts ready for remembering anew Jesus’ death and resurrection.

Missional Community Connect Group Training – Led by Vicar Micah Steiner in the Fellowship Hall
A training for anyone interested in leading or participating in a Missional Community Connect Group. This is a new way for our congregation to gather in community outside of weekend Worship, growing in relationships and faith. Connect groups will share meals, pray, study Scripture and look for ways to reach their communities together.

The Gospel of John (January 6-August 11) – Led by Tom Hacker in the Chapel
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.


 

Upcoming Classes – Start April 28

An Introduction to Lutheranism Led by Pastor Scott Abel in the Fellowship Hall.
This four-session class is for new members, prospective members, or anyone who wants to participate. These Sunday sessions are designed to explore the basics of the Christian faith through Lutheran eyes and can lead to membership at Our Father if you so choose. We would love to have you come and be a part of this journey! Childcare is available in the nursery, as well as Children’s Sunday School. This class meets April 28 – May 19 and will be followed by the New Member Class May 26 – June 16. New Members will be received June 23.

House or Home – Led by Philip and Sara Winkler in Room 300/301.
This parenting class is published by Chip Ingram. Our most exhilarating joys and agonizing sorrows will likely come from the same source … our children. As parents we understand that raising children is a high stakes adventure. One of the greatest stewardship responsibilities you will ever undertake is rearing them to be mature, responsible, followers of Jesus. To say that parenting is a great challenge is a vast understatement. With so many competing ideas and philosophies, it is easy to feel overwhelmed and paralyzed. This feeling is amplified by the fact that so many parents
grew up in broken, dysfunctional families. But there is HOPE. In the midst of all the white noise
about parenting, let’s explore what God has to say in Scripture in timeless truths that still work
today.

Jeremiah (May 5 – June 16) – Led by Curt Becker in the Conference Room.
The Book of Jeremiah is the longest prophetic book in the Old Testament. He is often regarded as the greatest of the Hebrew prophets. The people of Jesus’ day often identified Jesus with Jeremiah. Jeremiah had a profound effect on the future development of both Judaism and Christianity. Come and explore the life, times, and ministry of the remarkable Old Testament prophet.

The Gospel of John (January 6-August 11) Led by Tom Hacker in the Chapel
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.

Women’s Bible Study – Tuesdays, 9:30 am in the Conference Room
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).