Adult Bible Studies

Christian Education is not just for children—it is for adults, too. Too often adults think that Bible study is not important or relevant to them.  Some even think they learned everything they needed to know by the time they were confirmed.

God’s word is not just about how to get to heaven.  It is about eternal salvation, of course!  But it is also about how to live as the children of God in the various callings the Lord places us–as spouses, parents, employees, friends, citizens, etc.  God’s word helps us deal with critical issues that affect us daily–who we are, what is our purpose, how to handle situations, what about the future, how do we love, how do we forgive, how do we hope.

Studying and being in God’s word such a great blessing. Join us, and do not fear, no one is ever called on to read or speak.  Participate as you wish.  We are just glad to have you!

In-person Adult Bible Class has resumed.

  • The class meets on Sunday mornings from 9:15 to 10:05.
  • The class meets in the church sanctuary.
  • Masks are to be worn and social distancing of six-feet between people of different households is to be maintained.
  • Participants should sit only in the open pews and may want to bring their own Bible or use one on their phone.
  • No coffee or refreshments will be served.

Current Bible Study

Pastor Fritsch is currently leading a series titled Best-Loved Passages of the BibleEach person attending the class has the opportunity to share their best-loved passages of the Scriptures.  Pastor Fritsch then leads the group in a study of the context and significance of those passages.  It is a good way to learn and take to heart God’s most precious word.  The class will run through May 30.

Past Bible Studies

Stephen Ministry

On April 11, Pastor Justin and Dave Erickson led a presentation on what Stephen Ministry is and how it can benefit our congregation and community.  The recording is below.  You can also find out more information about our Stephen Ministry program by review our Stephen Ministry webpage.

Stephen Ministry Presentation

The Great Deceiver

Pastor Fritsch led a topic study titled, The Great Deceiver, a course produced by Lutheran Hour Ministries.  Contrary to popular depictions, Satan is an enemy who will stop at nothing to separate us from God.  Though defeated, with his end certain, Satan and his demons are still on the prowl.  Knowing our enemy and trusting in Jesus secures for us the victory—in daily life and forever.  The seven week course is below.

Link to stream all the video segments of The Great Deceiver
Link to handout used on Sunday, March 21:

Week 1
Week 2
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5
Week 6
Week 7

Galapagos Islands Presentation

On February 7 Kris Henke gave a presentation of her trip to the Galapagos Islands in 2020.  This is where Charles Darwin was inspired to theorize and write about evolution.  Kris presented a powerpoint of some of the wonders of God’s creation in that place.  Click here for the presentation.

Portions of the Book of Acts 

Pastor Justin led a study on portions of the book of Acts dealing with the nature of the church.  Recordings of each session are posted below.

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3 – not available
Part 4
Part 5

Gospel According to Isaiah

Pastor Fritsch led a study titled the Gospel According to Isaiah.  Many Gospel promises are made in the book of Isaiah.  Understanding them and their context helps to appreciate the wonder of God’s love even more.

Session 1 
Session 2
Session 3
Session 4
Session 5
Session 6
Session 7

The Privileged Planet

Dave Erickson led the class in a three-part series titled, The Privileged Planet.   The focus was on how the earth is uniquely designed for life—evidence of the Creator. The recorded sessions follow:

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

Living with Life’s Burdens

Pastor Fritsch recorded a four-session Bible class titled, Living with Life’s Burdens.  Most people feel burdened by any number of things.  These burdens can lay heavy on the soul and detract from the joy of life.  They can even have physical consequences.  In this course Pastor Fritsch discusses four practices that can help the burdened soul find some rest.  The four sessions are:

1. Talk with Someone – God, too!
2. Take a Break
3. Consider the Needs of Others
4. Nurture Hope, not Fear

Joining Jesus on His Mission: How to Be an Everyday Missionary

Pastor Justin recorded an eight-part Bible study titled, Joining Jesus on His Mission: How to Be an Everyday Missionary.  The course will alter the way you see your life as a follower of Jesus and take you beyond living your life for Jesus to living life with Jesus.

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
Part 6
Part 7
Part 8