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 Classes

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.  The next 12-week session of Explorations begins in August.


Register for Explorations Class

 

Sunday Classes:

Adult Education

January 10 - February 14, 2016

Sunday Classes

Genesis: The Foundation of the Bible’s Message

9:30 am, Suites A & B

Teacher: Rev. Allen Freudenburg

Description:  This class will discuss the power of God in His creation, sin and salvation and the leading of God in the lives of the Patriarchs.  Genesis establishes the foundation for all life now on the earth and for the life that is to come.    


The Universe Next Door

9:30 am, School Cafeteria

Teacher: Michael Eatmon

Description:  In an increasingly pluralistic society such as ours, loving our neighbor as our self can feel equally confusing as challenging for followers of Jesus. How can we love those whose basic assumptions about God, good and evil, the world, and mankind in it we barely know, much less understand? How can Christians speak truth clearly and lovingly, when they themselves aren’t sure sometimes what really is true? Join us for this 12-week introduction to the diverse beliefs that surround and bombard us, to the variety of worldviews that compete with Christianity for the allegiance of heads, hearts, and hands.


Be! Women’s Ministry: Brave Enough

9:30 am, Media Center

Teacher: Lee Ann Spillane-Larke

Description: What is the difference between an ordinary life...and one live with courage? Imagine a life without worry-a life with more joy and wonder. What dreams could you make come true? Is it possible to live fully and confidently, free from the burden of trying too hard? Join popular author and dynamic speaker Nicole Unice in this eight-week study based on her book Brave Enough, and discover the courage to be who you are, not who you wish you were. 


eleMENts Men's Ministry: Breakaway

9:30 am, Suite C

Teacher: Paul Mikler & Greg Register

Description: Break Out of the Crowd! None of us sets out to be like everybody else, but it happens. Life begins to squeeze us into a mold until one day we wake up feeling trapped and hemmed in. Unfortunately, many try to break out of the suffocating sameness by making the same bad decisions over and over again. This Breakaway study is designed to renovate your thinking by illustrating four core beliefs that dictate the decisions shaping the outcome of your life. This study will help you break out of the crowd and away from bad patterns for good!  


Right in the Eye

11:00 am, Suite C

Teacher: Tom Hultgreen

Description:  "It's my life, I can do what I want, when I want, with whom I want...as long as nobody gets hurt." In this provocative 6-part series, Andy Stanley plunges viewers into the moral mayhem depicted in the Old Testament book of Judges.
Employing his remarkable gift for storytelling, Andy presents disturbing biblical narratives as a filter through which to view and evaluate our own twenty-first century culture.  

Explorations

11:00 am & 12:15 pm, Suites A & B

Teachers: Pastor Arp, Pastor Roberts

Description: 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.


RightNow Media

Online Resource

Self or Small Group Studies

Description:  RightNow Media offers online Bible studies and resources that can be accessed anytime and anywhere.  You are invited to accept the email invitation to set up an account and start using these resources for personal growth or to facilitate some small group studies in your own home. Contact Rhonda Betteridge to access your free account: rbetteridge@stlukes-oviedo.org.


Monday Class

The Sanctified Business: Building a Business upon the Living Rock of Jesus Christ- For Business Owners, Business Executives and Rising Entrepreneurs and Professionals

7:00-8:30 pm, Suite C

Teacher: Ed Hampton

Description: This course will explore the Biblical Foundations for a God-pleasing business - one that serves His will and distributes His Grace. This course is for those who seek greater spiritual meaning to guide their business and professional practices. This is not a lecture course. Each session will start with a business-oriented experiential exercise to provide a meaningful common frame of reference. Then, using Scripture, attendees will explore the Biblical foundations revealed in the results of the experiential exercise. In this way, each participant has the opportunity to teach each other. Course material will be a blend of Biblical and Organizational Behavior and Organizational Development concepts. A hopeful side benefit: a mastermind or wisdom support group(s) to provide support to your business and/or professional work.


Wednesday Classes

Men’s Bible Study – The Books of James & Jude

6:45 am, Suites A & B

9:30 am, Chapel

Teacher: Pastor Schuschke

Description: Come join us as we continue our study of the books of James and Jude.  So often we imagine that we need to contribute to our salvation.  Other times we can become overwhelmed by the circumstances in our world and all of its new ideas and “wisdom”.  These letters reveal God’s way, the way of life.  We will talk about temptation, patience, money, taming our tongues, and speaking the word of truth in our world.  Remember, even if you cannot be here every week, you are always welcome!

Women’s Bible Study- The Book of Acts

9:30 am, Suites A & B

Teacher: Pastor Arp

Description: Pastor Arp continues the study of the Book of Acts.  The Bible gives us four different descriptions of Jesus’ life, but only one of the early church. But the author of the Book of Acts, Luke, was more than a historian. He was also a teacher.  His great theme is not simply the history of the early church, but the history of the mission of the early church. Join us as we dive in and learn about the spread of Christianity-how it broke through barriers to all sorts to change lives, families, cities and people.

New Testament Bethel Bible Study

6:30 pm, Suite C

Teacher: Andy Holmes

Description:  In this class, we will look at our Savior Jesus Christ from many angles. We will see him as the fulfillment of the Old Testament, as True Man, True God, our Teacher, and our Savior through the cross and the empty tomb.  Then, we will move through the Scriptures to look at the early days of the church, of Christians like you and me. We will consider the role of the congregation, the Pastoral Ministry, and the life of the individual believer, as well as the hope found in the Return of Christ and the New Heaven and the New Earth. This study will aid your understanding of the New Testament for the rest of your life. 

Explorations

6:30 pm, Suites A & B

Teacher: Pastor Arp

Description: 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.


Financial Peace University (January 13-March 9)

6:30-8:00 pm, School Media Center

Cost: $93

Teachers: Bob and Jen Knoerzer

Description: We all need a plan for our money. Financial Peace University (FPU) is that plan! It teaches God's ways of handling money. Through video teaching, class discussions and interactive small group activities, FPU presents biblical, practical steps to get from where you are to where you've dreamed you could be. This plan will show you how to get rid of debt, manage your money, spend and save wisely, and much more! FPU classes meet for around an hour and a half each week for nine weeks. Preregistration is required.  Email: rbetteridge@sllcs.org for the registration information.


Community Night

Resumes January 6, 2016

Please join us on Wednesday evenings for dinner at the Lutheran Haven Fellowship Hall starting at 5:30 pm.  The cost is $6.00/person and can be added to your account if you are a Lutheran Haven resident or paid at the door.  Bible study will start at 6:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall. Please RSVP to communitynight@sllcs.org

Life Together

6:30 pm, Lutheran Haven Fellowship Hall

Teacher: Pastor Roberts

Description: In Life Together, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, renowned Christian minister, professor, and author of The Cost of Discipleship recounts his unique fellowship in an underground seminary during the Nazi years in Germany. Giving practical advice on how life together in Christ can be sustained in families and groups, Life Together is bread for all who are hungry for the real life of Christian fellowship.