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.
August 18, 2019–November 17, 2019
“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
Christian Faith from a Lutheran Perspective
What does it mean to be Christian? What does it mean to be Lutheran? This class will consider the essence of the Christian Faith from a Lutheran Perspective. It will be helpful to anyone who is new to the Lutheran Church or wants to learn more about its basic beliefs and practices.
Location: Meeting in the Assembly Room
Leader: Pastor Russ
Begins: August 25, 2019
Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus
This is a look at Nabeel Qureshi’s transformation from Islam to Christianity. We will walk through his journey through friendships, investigations and supernatural dreams.
Location: Meeting in the 5th Grade Room - Room 106A
Leader: Jim Kirsch
Come and experience this foundational and interesting Bible Study based on the book of Genesis. This video based study will renew your trust in the accuracy and trustworthiness of God’s Word. The class will help equip you to look at current issues of our society and how we can share our anchor in the Lord Jesus and His Word to those who are confused, afraid and lost.
Location: Meeting in the 8th Grade Room - Room 101A
Leaders: Dexter and Joyce McClure
A Larger Look: Lessons From the Lectionary
Each week we are blessed to have a sermon lesson on the scripture readings provided in the Sunday Services. However, the sermon, like Christ’s parables, gives us only a glimpse into the richness the scriptures have to offer. Join us each Sunday as we take a deeper dive into the scripture readings for that Sunday as Christ disciples did with their faith walk.
Location: Meeting in the 6th Grade Room - Room 103A
Leaders: Kevin Pedersen and Ken Ols
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 & Kristin Haycock; Cameron & 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
Date: Resumes September 9, 2019
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
Date: Resumes September 10, 2019
(Does not meet on 3rd Tuesdays)
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Location: Church Library
Facilitators: Karen Crout & Norma Palmer
Thursday Morning Ladies Bible Class
Date: Resumes September 12, 2019
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 & 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 & 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 & 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 & Kyle Schikore