"All in the Family: Luke 15"
Led by Jim Cleary's Team - Room 233
Join us as we look at a marvelous chapter of the Bible and see what it means to be part of God’s family: how we are treated and how we should treat others in turn. Discussion-oriented.
Led by Pastor Michael Dorn - Room 123 (Begins September 10)
The Faith Discovery class offers an opportunity to learn more about the Christian faith and how you can become part of the Trinity community as we each live out our faith every day. Class participants will discover how God has uniquely gifted them, and how they, in turn, can use their gifts in service to Him and to our neighbors. The Faith Discovery class is 8 weeks.
"Financial Peace University"
Led by John Garrett's Team - Room 214 (Begins September 17)
Learn how to get out of debt and make a plan for your future—one step at a time! In the first 90 days of FPU, the average family pays off $5,300 in debt and saves $2,700! Please go to https://fpu.com/1043288 to register for this class. If this is your first time to attend an FPU class you will need to purchase the class materials from this registration site.
Led by Tom DeVries Team - Library in Education Center (Begins September 10)
The class is tailored to individuals who have completed their undergraduate work, may be married, and may be thinking about starting a family. The class topics will have the underpinnings of traditional material expected in a Bible Class such as The Book of Concord or Church History. The class will go a step further by adjusting a liberal arts view (psychology, philosophy, the humanities, economics, etc.) and relating it to the topics in a way that is applicable to the life experiences and challenges common among people in their 20-30s.
"Reading Your Bible In One Year"
Led by Pastor Leeland's Team - Room 209
This Bible class is designed to support and encourage you in your journey through the Scriptures. It is a spiritual journey from Genesis to Revelation! Through your daily readings, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ will meet you in His Word. You will get to know Him and our Heavenly Father in deeper ways by the powerful working of the Holy Spirit through the Word!
“Reformation 500 and Luther’s Catechism”
Led by Pastor Paul Dorn’s Team - Room 206
Luther’s Catechism was not the book of questions and answers with which present day Lutherans are familiar. Rather it was a very small book that contained the texts and brief explanation of the Ten Commandments, Apostles’ Creed, Lord’s Prayer, and the words of institution of the sacraments. Luther wrote his Catechism to proclaim the central saving message of the Bible, to be a guide for life, to be a weapon in the ongoing fight against everything that could destroy a Christian’s faith, and to give every Christian words to speak and confess the faith. For Luther it was important that a Christian read and study the Catechism daily, and yes, use it to warm one’s heart for prayer. The goal of the course is to strengthen our faith in our God who loves us and to encourage us for Christ-like living. Reformation 500 - a very good time to review the Catechism!
Led by Chuck Ridley, Joshua Rodriguez and Sarah Crawford - Room 211
St. Paul's letter to the Romans presents extensive teaching on central issues of the Christian faith. It has played an important role in the life of the Christian church. Over the centuries various controversies have arisen about the interpretation of Romans. To clarify the issues and explain the apostle's teaching, this study walks you through Romans sentence-by-sentence.
"Travels with Moses"
Led by Bill Fischer's Team - Room 201
Moses is one of the primary people in the Old Testament and his life and actions form the basis of much of our beliefs. While many people are familiar with Moses’ role with Plagues in Egypt, the Exodus, the Parting of the Red Sea and the Ten Commandments, there is much more to his life. The “Heroes of Faith” chapter of Hebrews 11 devotes more time to Moses and Abraham than anyone else. Our study will follow how God used this very human man to guide His people. We learn the life of Moses in several Old Testament books: Exodus, a small part of Leviticus, and parts of Numbers. Deuteronomy repeats many of the same incidents as Exodus, and we’ll look at some of them for more details.