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.


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Sunday Classes: March 22-May 17

Soul Keeping

9:30 am, School Cafeteria

Teachers:

Pastor Arp, Pastor Schuschke

Description:

The health of your soul isn’t just a matter of saved or unsaved. It’s the hinge on which the rest of your life hangs. It’s the difference between deep, satisfied spirituality and a restless, dispassionate faith. In an age of materialism and consumerism that tries to buy its way to happiness, many souls are starved and unhealthy, unsatisfied by false promises of status and wealth. We’ve neglected this eternal part of ourselves, focusing instead on the temporal concerns of the world—and not without consequence. Spend the next 8 weeks discovering your soul and finding your way out of the spiritual shallow-lands to true divine depth.

 

The Story of Marriage

9:30 am, Media Center

Teachers:

Rhonda & Rick Betteridge

Description:

Once upon a time...Marriage was forever. It was a covenant that knit one man and one woman together. This weaving made both stronger, nobler, and more vibrant expressions of who they were created to be. They were better together than either had been on their own. The wedding ceremony was but a beginning. It was the gateway to build their happily ever after. Each choice and action was designed to construct the life their union represented. Husband and wife walked into the great unknown with hearts, hands, and voices intertwined to express the love of their Creator. How did we lose touch with this profound love story? Whether you are married, single or engaged, your story is ultimately part of the divine story of marriage.

 

The Book of Colossians - Starts April 12th

9:30 am, Suites A & B

Teacher: Nikki Rach

Description: Dive into God's Word together as we use the Inductive Study Method to walk through the book of Colossians. We will observe, interpret and apply this letter from Paul to find what it means to be alive in Christ.

 

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 Gospel of Mark

9:30 am, Suites A & B             Teacher: Pastor Arp

Description:  We will dive into the life of the first Christians as detailed in the book of Acts. See how the disciples come together to spread the good news of Jesus' resurrection and begin to live out their faith in everyday life. From Pentecost, to Paul's conversion, to the various missionary journeys, we will discover how the Holy Spirit poured out upon the first believers to found the faith we believe today.

 

Old Testament Bethel Bible Study

6:30 pm, Suite C                    Teacher: Andy Holmes

Description:  Have you ever found yourself overwhelmed by the Scriptures?  Who were the Judges?  Who were the prophets?  What about all those Old Testament kings?  How does it all fit together?  And does it make a difference in my life today?  In Bethel, you will begin to see the framework of how the Scriptures fit together as you watch God’s work and God’s plan unfold.  This study will give you a framework that will be a blessing to your understanding and study of the Bible for the rest of your life.  Ultimately, you will see that the entire Old Testament is aiming at one moment, the birth of a baby in a manager in Bethlehem. 

Isaiah (Starts April 8th)

6:30 pm, Sanctuary                        Teacher: Michael Eatmon

Description: Few other books in the Old Testament proclaim so clearly the gloriously Good News that God redeems the sinful and restores the fallen. In this ten-week survey, we’ll not only explore the “Messianic Prophet” and the book some have aptly called the "Fifth Gospel,” but we'll also hear in the powerful words of the Prophet Isaiah the beat of the suffering and saving heart of Jesus.