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Adult Ministry

Since its very beginning, Grace Lutheran Church has been a leader in adult Bible classes. We love to study God’s word and discuss how a story written over 2,000 years ago can still be relevant to our lives. To continue meeting the needs of our congregation, we have developed a variety of small ministry groups that provide excellent ways to fellowship in the word.

Adult Bible Study Survey

Please take a moment to complete this survey, intended solely to support the future selection of Grace adult Bible study classes. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts.

Sunday Morning Bible Classes

July 2 - August 27
“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” Psalm 119:105 

Discovering Grace 
If you’re looking for a new church home, would like to discover the distinctive philosophy that makes Grace Lutheran Church an exciting and alive community of believers, or just want to refresh your knowledge about the Christian faith, then join us. This twelve-week course meets every Sunday morning during the Sunday school hour. Please contact the church office for more information.

  • Location - Haag Church Library
  • Leader - TBA

Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus
Building on the powerful story and arguments he shares in his book, Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus, Nabeel Qureshi explores the Muslim culture, the most common Muslim objections to Christianity, and the core doctrines upon which Islam stands or falls. This study is a useful training for any believers wanting to compassionately, but with truth and vision, engage Muslims in spiritual conversations. 

  • Location - Fifth grade classroom
  • Leader - Jim Kirsch

Made in His Image - Exploring the Complexities of the Human Body 
Psalm 139:14 “I will praise you for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.” The Institute for Creation Research explores evidence that the complex design of the human body is the result of God’s purposeful creation. This four week DVD series will feature medical, engineering, and other experts to present the most complex and miraculous creation on earth - us. 

  • Location - Sixth grade classroom
  • Leader - June Kalange

Experience the Bible for Yourself
Ray Vander Laan Series Volume 4: Death and Resurrection of the Messiah. Being a follower of Jesus does not mean staying away from evil. It means confronting it just like Jesus did every day and through His resurrection. Learn how confronting evil can be loudly proclaiming the name of Jesus or quietly caring for someone in need. 

  • Location - Seventh grade classroom
  • Leaders - John Roth and Sina Andrews 

Study of Ephesians
To a young church needing fuller knowledge of Christ, the apostle Paul sent out a call to spiritual maturity. We can see the application to our own lives. His letter carries price-less truths about our identity in Christ and our special calling in His body. We’ll gain an understanding of the historical context, purpose, and meaning of this Epistle. We’ll be challenged to apply its wisdom to the needs and issues we are currently working through. 

  • Location - Eighth grade classroom
  • Leader - Ellen Brusick

Exodus for Non-English Native Speakers
This study, currently going through Exodus, is a basic Bible study. Being geared towards those whose native language is not English, about 30 percent of the class covers the pronunciation and definitions of the words used in each chapter. This is followed by Bible reading and discussion of the topics related to the current chapter. We will be studying key Christian concepts of God's deliverance of the Israelites from Egypt, His leading them through the wilderness, His covenant with them, the building of the Tabernacle and more. The course is available to anyone who is interested in basic Bible study, with the understanding that language skill and understanding development is a component of the class.

  • Location - Spanish classroom
  • Leader - Dennis Sierk

Young Adult Bible Class: Unlocking the Mysteries of Genesis
"Strong in science. Strong in faith. This groundbreaking series presents the science of creation like you've never seen it." This 12- episode DVD series from the Institute for Creation Research provides insight that strengthens confidence in God's word, as well as practical knowledge for defending a biblical worldview within the context of creation science. 

  • Location - Pastor’s office at 9:30 a.m.
  • Leaders - Laura and Cameron Muelling

High School Bible Class: Living My Faith Every Day
How do I defend different aspects of my faith as I go through daily encounters that contradict scripture? How do I live my faith every day? How is God with me helping me to deal with whatever happens around me? Join us to share and learn.

  • Location - Youth Room
  • Leader - Tommy Presley

Faith Journey for 6th, 7th, and 8th Grades
The junior high youth will be doing a bible study focused around the theme of this year's Motion Conference which is "All or Nothing". The goal of this study is to get them thinking about what it means to be all in for Christ as well as get them pumped for the conference at the end of July. 

  • Location - 4th Grade Classroom
  • Leaders - Elizabeth Lange and Mark Nelson (Jack Tomkovich assisting)

Sunday School
Two-year olds (children who have turned two by August 31) 

  • Location -  Room 129 of the Child Development Center
  • Leaders - Lorna Menzel and Katie Hayden

Three-year olds through pre-kindergarten 

  • Location - Room 100
  • Leaders - Nancy Rice and Mandy Davis

Kindergarten through 5th grade

  • Location - Annex Assembly Room
  • Leaders - Craig and Marion Camealy, Elise Fulda, Rebecca Armstrong, and Karen Tomkovich

Senior Adult Ministry

Our senior adult ministry, Saints Alive, brings seniors (55 years and older) together for fellowship and outreach. We meet the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month at the church. Our group often plans outings and service events in northern Alabama and southern Tennessee as well as hosts guest speakers throughout the year. For more information, please call the church office, or check out our ad in Grace Notes.

Small Groups

Grace Loving Care small groups increase the entry points into our church family as we invite those who have no church home to participate. Our groups meet regularly at different times and places during the week for prayer, Bible study, testimony, and fellowship. We want to provide ways to share the love of Christ with others and encourage one another to live out this love in our daily lives.