Spring Quarter Bible Classes
April 8th thru May 27th
Navigating Marriage taught by Pastor Bill Crowe
Marriage is easy… to critique that is. In this eight week Navigating Marriage Bible class, we will “critique” the great marriages of the Bible and use those lessons to examine and strengthen our own marriages. Join us as we uncover Adam and Eve (conflict resolution), Moses and Zipporah (communications), Abraham and Sarah (careers), Isaac and Rebekah (commitment), Jacob and Rachel (Christian faith), David and Abigail (courageous), David and Bathsheba (closeness), and Paul’s ultimate marriage challenge. There will be homework for each week. Class will consist of the corresponding Scripture readings, small group discussion of homework assignments, mini lectures, and class exercises (love languages, personality tests, etc.).
Exploring Christianity taught by Pastor Pohland
This introduction to both Lutheranism and Christianity is also our Adult New Member Class and is offered to anyone in high school or older once each quarter. This class is typically taught on a Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. If you haven’t been able to dedicate a Saturday to this class, try coming this quarter, eight Sunday mornings in a row, from 9:50-10:50 a.m. All new members are asked to take this class, from long-time Lutherans, to those new to Lutheranism. Join in Christian community discovering the basics of the Christian faith and the tenets of Lutheran Christianity. This class will be offered again on a Saturday in the summer. Open to members as a refresher course. Also open to those who do not desire to join the congregation as a member as a way to explore the Christian faith.
An Introduction to Isaiah taught by Dorothy Spencer
We will look at the man Isaiah as well as the first 12 (hopefully) chapters of the book of “Isaiah.” We will note the influence “Isaiah” has had on other literature as well as music, including our own hymnal and Handel’s “Messiah.” Plan to sing! So, bring your Bible and a desire to dig into one of the most loved and beautiful books of the Bible. Bring a friend, too.
Mere Christianity and The Screwtape Letters taught by John Ruser
“If Christianity were something we were making up, of course we would make it easier. But it is not. We cannot compete, in simplicity, with people who are inventing religions. How could we? We are dealing with the facts. Of course, anyone can be simple if he has no facts to bother about.” So, says C. S. Lewis in one of his 33 radio broadcasts given in the 1940’s. These broadcasts were later published under the title Mere Christianity. It was a popular book in the 1940’s and it remains so 75 years later. Lewis, an atheist in his early life, became a believer at age 31 and went on to become one of the greatest modern Christian Apologists. This class began on Mere Christianity in the fall and will conclude mid-spring, with a discussion on The Screwtape Letters.
College Age/Young Adult led by Adam Perez
This class meets between the two services at the Starbuck’s at DB Wood/Shell Road and Williams Drive. If you need a ride, please let Cassie know so she can introduce you to others who participate. The group reads and discusses Scripture together each week.