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.
January 19, 2020 to April 5, 2020
“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” Psalm 119:105
Grace Spiritual Formation Ministry seeks to provide opportunities for people to grow individually and in communities through Bible study. We offer Bible studies for all ages so God through the Holy Spirit can transform each person into a new creation in Christ.
Sunday Morning classes are 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Additional classes are offered during the week at various times.
Adult Bible Studies
Unlocking the Mysteries of Genesis
Come and let us learn together. Unlocking the Mysteries of Genesis presents evidence that confirms the biblical account of creation and offers defensible answers to some of the most provocative and controversial questions of faith and science. How did life begin? Where did humans come from? Was Noah’s Flood real? How old is the earth? We will be using materials developed by the Institute for Creation Research and also, of course, the Bible. Come and join us on this adventure into the mysteries of Genesis.
Location: Meeting in the 8th Grade Room - Room 101A
Leader: Dexter and Joyce McClure
The Culturally Savvy Christian
Join us for a book study of The Culturally Savvy Christian by Dick Staub. In this class, we will use Staub’s book as a launching point into conversations of what it looks like to be a relevant, authentic Christian in a digital (post-Christian) age. Together we will explore the different ways Christians react to our culture as well as God glorifying responses to our culture. Please sign up for this class by completing the sign-up card included in this brochure and returning in the offering plate or to the church office.
Location: Meeting in the 5th Grade Room - Room 106A
Leader: Jason Cuny
Martin Luther said of Paul’s epistle to the Romans, “It is worthy not only that every Christian should know it word for word, by heart, but also that he should occupy himself with it every day, as the daily bread of the soul.” In Romans, the apostle Paul systematically presents the gospel in its purest sense. Law and gospel, justification, baptism, the righteousness of Christ, and sanctification - Romans has it all. Join us as we explore it together.
Location: Meeting in the 7th Grade Room - Room 102A
Leaders: Dick Bradshaw and Gene Satterfield
Financial Peace University
This class helps you use biblical principles to manage your finances in a way that brings you peace while honoring God at the same time. Building on the foundation taught in this class will help you to get out of debt, grow wealth, live generously, and give generously. Please visit the Dave Ramsey website to purchase your materials for this class. Contact the church office if you have any problems purchasing these materials
Location: Meeting in the 6th Grade Room - Room 103A
Leaders: David Zecher
Sunday Morning Communities
The Balancing Act is a Sunday Morning Community at Grace Lutheran Church. It is a place where those whose lives are a “balancing act” can intentionally grow in their faith together. Juggling jobs, children, parents, hobbies, and a myriad of other responsibilities and activities can make it difficult to find time to grow in your faith. However, this community will prayerfully be a place where those who are a part of it can do so together, and we would like to invite you to join us.
Location: Meeting in the Church Library (Sanctuary Building)
Leaders: Jordan and Kristin Haycock; Cameron and Laura Muelling
Old Testament for Non-native English Speakers
This class is 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. Key Christian concepts of God's creation, His supremacy, grace and love, as well as our individual sin nature and need for salvation are emphasized. The course is available to anyone with the understanding that language skill & understanding development is a component of the class.
Location: Meeting in the Spanish Room, Room 100A
Leader: Phil and Kleone Nelson
Weekday/Night Bible Studies
Monday Afternoon Bible Class
Time: 1:00 until 3:00 p.m.
Location: Church Library
We welcome anyone who would like to join us.
Facilitator: Millie Sallo
Tuesday Morning Ladies Bible Class
(Does not meet on 3rd Tuesdays)
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Location: Church Library
Facilitators: Karen Crout and Norma Palmer
Thursday Morning Ladies Bible Class
When: 2nd and 4th Thursdays
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Location: Sina Andrews home
Facilitator: Sina Andrews
Ladies of Grace Circles
Circles: Ladies of Grace Circles meet for Bible study, fellowship, and discussion of LWML business the third week of every month. There are four circles (Hope, Faith, Peace, and Charity).
When: 3rd Tuesday or Thursday of each month
Contact: Karen Davidson
Youth Bible Studies
High School: Living My Faith Every Day
How do I defend different aspects of my faith as I go through daily encounters that contradict scripture? How is God with me helping me to deal with whatever happens around me? Join us to share and learn.
Location: Youth Room, Room 107F
Leader: Christina Sereda and Amanda Steinmetz
Faith Journey for Confirmands
Faith Journey confirmation instruction is for middle school students, 6th, 7th, and 8th graders, to explore your faith, grow in God’s love, develop relationships, and evaluate your commitment to living a life of Christian discipleship.
Location: 4th Grade Classroom, Room 107A
Leaders: Mark Nelson and Elizabeth Reeves
Children’s Bible Studies
0–2 Year Old
Meeting in Nursery Room 131 of the Child Development Center
Leader: Katie Hayden
Bible verses, music, and art activities are based on the weekly Bible Lesson.
Location: Meeting in Room 100 of the Child Development Center
Leaders: Lorna Menzel and Virginia Evans
Children experience songs, craft, and a lesson from the scripture.
Location: Meeting: Children are dropped off and picked up in the Choir Room (Room 101) of the Sanctuary building. During the lesson time, children are separated into K-2nd Grade and 3rd-4th Grade using the 1st and 2nd grade school class rooms (Rooms 106 and 107).
Leaders: Karen Tomkovich, Tabby and Scott Jagger, Rebecca Armstrong, Elise Fulda, June Kalange, Nancy Rice, Craig and Marion Camealy, and Mairlyn Johnson.
Students begin the formal Confirmation journey with a more in depth look at the Bible.
Location: Meeting in Room 105A (School Library) next to the Assembly / Annex room
Leaders: Pam Ols and Kyle Schikore