adult-ministries

As a Lutheran congregation, we are committed to guiding adults from a Biblical perspective toward Christ-like Discipleship.

 

Our Vision for Adults:

  • That they will know Jesus Christ.
  • That they will know God’s Word.
  • That they will know themselves and grow in their own spiritual walk.
  • That they are prepared, able, and desire to share the love of Christ with others.
  • That they will demonstrate their faith, as they mature, through good works.

How you can get connected:

  • Attend a Sunday morning class
  • Attend a weekday Bible study
  • Participate in a Friends N Faith Group (FNF)
  • Join us on a Women’s or Men’s Retreat
  • Serve by volunteering to lead or assist in a class, a small group, an FNF group, help out in our church library, and/or by joining one of our retreat teams.

Contact:
Pastor Mariola Bergquist 830-249-3651 ext 206

SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES
9:15am -10:15am Every Sunday:

 

“God Talk”

Room 119: We talk about God – His character and His promises – as He is revealed through the Bible and manifested in Jesus Christ. Led by Peggy Hoppes

“Logos”

Room 118: Studying “The Life of Martin Luther. An Historical Journey and Bible Study”. This study has been written in honor of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation. It takes participants through the circumstances and events of the life of Martin Luther as it reflects on the biblical themes underlying the Lutheran Reformation. Led by Richard Wagner

“The Bible in a Year”

Room 217. Led by Patsy Shields

“Seekers”

Room 216: On Sunday, September 10th, we will be starting a new Bible Study just developed by the NALC: “Graying in Grace: Assisting adults in clinging to the faithful promises of God and ‘Walking alongside’ those who want to grow”. Led by Lanne Brehmer

“Faith Steps”

Room 215: “Four Portraits, One Jesus” by Mark Strauss, a study of the Gospels. Led by George Klein

“Christianity and the Controversies”

Do you enjoy discussing relevant ideas and topics? Are you looking for ways to apply your Christian faith in the modern world? Are you concerned about the erosion of Christianity from the marketplace of ideas?

Each week, we discuss how the Bible relates to a variety of historical and current modern issues. Past topics include free speech, public prayer, the Inquisition, capitalism, music, war, and slavery.

This class will meet in the sanctuary immediately following the early service. Classes begin on September 10. Our first topic is “Christianity and Millenials: Why aren’t young people going to church anymore?” Led by TJ Bazzoon

WEEKLY BIBLE STUDY GROUPS

 

Monday

Men’s Study: 7:00 -8:30 pm, Shepherd House; led by Matt Olson

 

Tuesday

Men’s Breakfast: every other week, 6:30 am, Family Life Center; the Serendipity Bible for Men.

 

Wednesday:

W.O.W. Women’s Bible study; Beginning September 6th – October 18th, 9-10:30 am; Room 118. Studying “Nehemiah” by Kelly Minter. Class led by Michelle Waters.

KOINONIA: Will resume September 6th.

 

Thursday:

“Precept”: women’s study; 9:15-11:15 am; room 118. led by Pastor Mariola

Adult / Couple Bible Study – Coming in January

 

adult/couple bible studyIn the Luther Household:  A Bible Study on the Lutheran Understanding of Marriage & Family

 

Sundays, January 7 – February 11, 2018 (six sessions)
9:15 a.m. – Shepherd House

 

Sunday, January 7, 2018The Reform of Marriage & Family
Sunday, January 14, 2018The Estate of Marriage & Family
Sunday, January 21, 2018 – The Vocation of Marriage & Family
Sunday, January 28, 2018 – The Struggle of Marriage & Family
Sunday, February 4, 2018The Blessing of Marriage & Family
Sunday, February 11, 2018The Community of Marriage & Family

 

One of the most important aspects of the Lutheran Reformation was its emphasis on the Godly vocation and calling of the everyday Christian.  At a time when the monastic holy orders and clerical ordination were thought of as the only genuine way to live one’s life for the Lord, Luther spoke of the Christian life as something in which all believers live through faith.  One of the most important vocations in which many of us serve is in the area of marriage and families – as husbands and wives, parents and children, and members of the extended Christian community.

 

“In the Luther Household” is a six-session Bible Study focused on these important themes.  Based on foundational texts from Scripture, the study also draws from the real-life experiences of Martin and Katie Luther, who were not only husband and wife, but the parents of several children.  Included are excerpts from Luther’s personal writing to family and friends as they faced the good and bad that comes in everyday living, sustained through the struggles and joys we all have through faith in Christ.

 

This study was sponsored by the North American Lutheran Church (NALC) Holy Families! Initiative through a generous grant from the Thrivent Foundation in honor of the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation in 2017.

 

Check out the Holy Families Website: www.holyfamilytime.com