Faith that Grows
“Learning is like breathing: it involves a taking in and processing of experience and a putting out or expression of what is learned.” - David A . Kolb
One way God intensifies His relationship with us is by immersing us in the study of His Word. At St. Luke’s, our identity flows out of activities and conversations centered in God’s Word. We offer opportunities for reflecting, action, thinking and feeling in the context of Christian learning that bring us closer to a deep, personal relationship with Christ.
These communities of learning foster the development of ongoing spiritual growth, deeper relationships and a yearning for more. The goal? To develop a deep abiding sense of God's presence and activity that shows itself in all aspects of life.
Explorations is a class especially intended for adults who are interested in exploring the meaning of faith in Jesus Christ and how they can grow in their faith at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church.
Sunday Morning Classes
The Story (Chapel)
Leader: Jeanne Wacker
The Story, written by Randy Frazee, is a tool to increase Biblical literacy, helping readers understand God’s story from Genesis to Revelation and how their own stories intersect with God’s. Consisting of 31 chapters of carefully-selected scriptures sequenced in chronological order, The Story presents the word of God in an engaging format, reading like a novel. This class will be DVD based with discussions.
Lutheran Worship (Suites A&B)
Instructor: Pastor Roberts
Worship is the central activity of the Christian Church. But, do we understand what is happening? What are the elements of our Lutheran worship? Why do we worship the way we do? These are things that will be discussed in our study of Lutheran Worship.
Staying in Love (Media Center)
Leaders: Rick and Rhonda BetteridgeWe all know what's required to fall in love. A pulse. Falling in love is easy. But staying there? That's something else entirely. With more than 1,500 matchmaker organizations in the United States, finding someone is easier than ever, but staying together seems to get more difficult every day. So. . . is it possible for two people to fall in love and actually stay there? Absolutely. Join us for the next 5 weeks as we discover some ways to accomplish this in our marriages.
Generosity: Moving Toward Life that is Truly Life (Art Room)
Leader: Nikki RachThis 6 week class based on the book by Gordon McDonald looks at God's example of loving us generously and how we respond with generosity towards others. Join us for lively discussion and daily application for living an abundant life.
Men’s Study: 1 John (6:45 am in Suites A&B & 9:30 am in the Chapel)
Leader: Pastor Schuschke
Join us as we begin a new study of the Book of 1 John with its powerful assurance of the Jesus' resurrection and the promise of eternal life. This class would be a good class to take on its own, or perhaps, consider pairing it with the study of the Gospel of John on Wednesday nights.
Women’s Bible Study ( 9:30 am in Suites A&B)
Leader: Pastor Arp
Growing Up in Jesus. Has your relationship with Jesus changed much over the last year? Are we actually supposed to grow? If so what's that look like and how does it happen? We are going to explore what it means to grow up in Jesus.
The Gospel of John (6:30 pm in the Sanctuary)
Leader: Michael Eatmon
Come dive into a 12-week study of the Gospel of John—the simple yet mysterious book in which a child can wade, but an elephant drown!
Explorations (Sundays, 12:15 pm and
Wednesdays, 6:30 pm in Suites A&B)
Leader: Pastor Arp
Explorations is an opportunity to explore life and its meaning from a Christian perspective. It is a place to ask questions about the chief teachings of the Christian Faith as they are believed, confessed and taught in the Lutheran Church. The course is relaxed, nonthreatening and fun. The classes are for individuals who do not have a church home and serve as a refresher for those with a Lutheran background.
GriefShare (6:30 pm in Suite C)
(Also meets on Fridays, 1 pm Suite C)
Instructor: GriefShare Facilitators
If you’ve lost a spouse, child, family member or friend, it may be hard for you to feel optimistic about the future right now. That’s the reason for GriefShare, a special seminar and support group for people grieving the loss of someone close. Groups are led by people who understand what you are experiencing and want to offer you comfort and encouragement. GriefShare is a nondenominational group and features biblical teaching on grief and recovery topics.