Come grow in faith at St. John’s.
Adult discipleship covers the valuable opportunities of providing for all adult members, friends, and visitors enrichment of their personal life through study of scriptures, writings by theologians and by both individual and group study gatherings. Throughout the year, we offer the following opportunities:
Adults, youth and children gather together for music, study, discussion and fellowship in the newly formed Intergenerational Sunday School program. We use the Faith 5 from Faith Inkubators for our time together to share, read, talk, pray and bless.
We meet in the Conference Room. Pastor Kern leads the studies using the lectionary series, a book of the Bible or a special study. All are welcome. We delight in having participants from other faiths as it really enriches our discussions.
This group meets in the church’s education wing.
All men, regardless of being members and attendees at St. John’s services, are welcome, and there are several members outside of the St. John’s family.
We generally select individual Books of the Bible to study and share in depth; where we read God’s Word together, compare translations, regard notes in our Bibles, and cross reference with other Biblical and non-Biblical texts such as writings by Oswald Chambers. We relate the teachings to our experiences, and share understandings and questions we have. Currently the Book of Hebrews is our focus.
Our study provides a warm fellowship of sharing which concentrates on God’s word and its guidance for us. The relationships developed through the years of Biblical study allow us to delve deeply into how the Word nourishes us and affects our lives.
This group meets in the conference room for food and fellowship.
All women, regardless of being members and attendees at St. John’s services, are welcome, and there are several members outside of the St. John’s family.
Our study and discussions often focus on contemporary articles from “Living Lutheran” and “Gather” magazines or books written about our faith and holy seasons.
We serve within our church by helping to set up communion and marking the Bible readings for the following Sunday. We also have coordinated meals for our members during illness and crisis. Our group has also found opportunities for outreach to our community.
Discipleship During the Church Year