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HOUSTON BIBLE STUDY

Looking for Houston bible study classes? Then look no further. As Trinity Downtown encourages and supports its community to grow deeply in their faith in Jesus, we provide a variety of in-person and online Bible studies, discipleship classes, and growth opportunities at various times throughout the week. View our schedule and class offerings below to find a class that best suits you!

SUNDAY

In Person Class
Pastor Dorn’s Office @ 10:15am – 11:15am
Led by Pastor Dorn
Class will only be held on December 5, 12, and 19

Description:

Looking for a different Bible study this Christmas? Do you like Christmas movies? Then this could be the Bible study for you!

In Christmas with the Kranks, Luther Krank is fed up with Christmas, so when he has the chance to skip it, he does. This year he won’t buy a tree, host a party, or put up any elaborate house decorations. If you too sometimes feel like skipping Christmas, join Pastor Dorn in a lively Bible study of Christmas with the Kranks. We’ll be watching the whole movie over three Sundays which has many relevant illustrations of what we face as Christmas approaches. Pastor Dorn will guide the discussion and point to Bible passages where God speaks to the joys and challenges of the Holiday Season. There will be fresh-popped popcorn provided!

In Person Class
Room 124 @ 10:15am – 11:15am
Led by John Reisig

Description:
In this study, each Sunday offers a single stand alone topic.The material covered each week will provide a meaningful experience for regular participants, visitors to Trinity Downtown, and for those simply looking to get back into a routine of attending Bible study. The single topic format insures that no one will be lost or feel behind during the study, and will feel welcome and encouraged to attend at any time. Bibles will be provided and utilized each week. Providing historical context to the scriptural message, and modern application of His word, the Bible will “Come Alive,” and show that God has been working throughout history, and is still working today out of love for His people.

About The Leader:
John and his wife Janice are both trained Lutheran school teachers and all four of their children are graduates of Lutheran High North here in Houston.

 

Who Is Welcome?
This study is ideal for new Christians, seasoned disciples, as well as the occasional participant/guest.

In Person Class
Room 206 @ 10:15am – 11:15am
Led by Thomas DeVries and Anthony Flaviani

Description:
Consider the philosophical, religious and social implications of choosing the line where absolute truth ends and subjectivity begins. Perhaps there is more of God that is true in our world than millennia of Western thought would have us believe.

Who Is Welcome?
This study is interactive and provides facilitated discussion. This is a wonderful study for new Christians as well as seasoned disciples.

Both In-Person & Virtual Class
Room 201 @ 10:15am – 11:15am
Led by Bill Fischer

Description:
This study follows Jesus’ teaching method of asking questions rather than always answering them directly.  Doing this helps the person he is speaking to understand Him and His ministry better.

About The Leader:
Bill Fischer is a Lutheran trained teacher and has been leading a Bible study at Trinity since 2009.

Who Is Welcome?
This study is a Bible based discussion oriented class and is ideal for individuals who have a basic knowledge of Christianity and some familiarity with the Bible. It’s not necessary to be a Trinity member or even Lutheran and visitors are always warmly welcomed.

 

Meeting ID: 765 438 324
Password: 058304

Dial-In Phone Number: +(346) 248-7799
Pin: 765438324#

Both In-Person & Virtual Class
Room 205 @ 10:15am – 11:15am

Led by Jim Cleary

Description:
Join us as we look through the Beloved’s gospel, describing what an intimate relationship with Jesus looks like. This will be a fast-paced, discussion-oriented class, with lots of opportunities for questions.

About The Leader:
Jim Cleary is the husband of Pat, dad to Catie, Tim and Jack, and very happily, grandpa to Oliver. He and Pat have been members of Trinity since 1992. He is a graduate of Texas A&M University and the University of Virginia School of Law. He is a partner in the law firm of Martin, Disiere, Jefferson & Wisdom, L.L.P.

Who Is Welcome?
This class is geared to all, from new believer to seasoned disciple.

Meeting ID: 751 760 3223
In Person Class
Room 211 @ 10:15am – 11:15am

Led by Pastor Jose Flores of Casa de Oracion

Description:
Participants are encouraged to join this virtual study using the book and videos for Joining Jesus on His Mission. Written and produced by Trinity’s deployed missionary, Pastor Greg Finke, Joining Jesus on His Mission is a simple, powerful, and practical book that will move you and your tribe from merely thinking about being everyday missionaries to launching. You will feel both relief and hope as you gain insights into how to recognize where Jesus is already at work in your everyday world and join Him.

This is a Spanish-speaking bible study opportunity.

In Person Class
Room 123 @ 10:30am – 11:30am
Led by Pastor Michael Dorn

Description:
The Faith Discovery class offers an opportunity to learn more about the Christian faith and how you can become part of the Trinity Downtown 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.

In this discussion based study, participants will examine the basic doctrines of the Christian faith and how they uniquely are applied to the fellowship of Trinity Downtown.

About The Leader:
Pastor Dorn has served as Senior Pastor of Trinity Downtown for over 15 years. He and his wife Veloyce, who is a Lutheran trained teacher, have been blessed with two daughters, Rachel and Elizabeth.

Who Is Welcome?
This course is ideal for new Christians as well as seasoned disciples, looking to reexamine their faith.

 

For further information on joining Faith Discovery, please email Trinity Garrett at tgarrett@trinitydt.org.

Virtual Class
@ 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Led by Pastor Paul Dorn

Description:
The book of Exodus will lead us through the pivotal event in the history of God’s dealings with his people. The deliverance from Egypt and the covenant God made with Israel is the event which the prophets held in the memory of the people as they called them to repentance and faith in God, their Savior. The Old Testament exodus points us to the New Testament exodus, the deliverance, which God won for us through His Son, our Lord Jesus Christ.

About The Leader:
Paul Dorn is a retired pastor with a long interest in New Testament study. He is a member of Trinity Lutheran Church Downtown. He is married. His wife’s name is Betty.

Who Is Welcome?
This study is ideal for a seasoned disciple, new Christians, as well as the occasional participant/guest.

TUESDAY

Both In-Person & Virtual Class
Room 205 @ 10:00am – 11:30am

Led by Karen Maynard

Description:
This eight week, verse-by-verse study of the armor of God details the incredible protection that God has provided to His children. Even though we may not like discussing spiritual warfare, it is necessary because it is real. Spiritual warfare has the potential to rob us of peace and security only to leave behind doubt and unrest. But God offers protection to us – HIS protection. Journey through this study as we learn about the battle, our enemy, our armor and our place in God’s army. But most importantly, we come to know the rock solid truth that God has provided everything we need to proclaim ultimate victory.

This study is video and discussion based.

About The Leader:
Karen has been a member of Trinity for over 25 years. She has been a part of the Sunday School program for about 23 years. At Trinity she have served on the Commission for Missions and Evangelism, the Facilities MAT and the Sunday School MAT. She has also been a part of the Christmas Pageant group and the Seder planning group over the years.

Who Is Welcome?
This women’s study is ideal for new Christians, seasoned disciples, as well as the occasional participant/guest.

Virtual Class
Every Other Tuesday @ 7:15pm – 8:15pm

Led by Maddie Meier
Begins October 12th

Description:
Young adults are encouraged to join this virtual study using the book and videos for Joining Jesus on His Mission. Written and produced by Trinity’s deployed missionary, Pastor Greg Finke, Joining Jesus on His Mission is a simple, powerful, and practical book that will move you and your tribe from merely thinking about being everyday missionaries to launching. You will feel both relief and hope as you gain insights into how to recognize where Jesus is already at work in your everyday world and join Him. Books are available in the church office and can be obtained by emailing Matt Meier at mmeier@trinitydt.org.

About The Leader:
Maddie Meier works as a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology in Dickinson ISD. She has been attending Trinity Downtown since 2017 and became a member last year. She is so excited to meet and dive into God’s word with other young adults.

Who Is Welcome?
Age is but a number. This bible study is for anyone who would consider themself a “young adult” or a seeker, new Christian or seasoned disciple.

Meeting ID: 920 1598 4452
Passcode: zGND4G

WEDNESDAY

houston bible study
Both In-Person & Virtual Class
Room 201 @ 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Led by Mary Oliver

ON HIATUS

Description:
New Christians in 1st-century Colossae were not all that different from Christians today. They, too, struggled to understand who Jesus is, how Jesus alone reconciles us to God, and why things aren’t perfect in the Church.

In St. Paul’s letter to these Christians he had never met, he doesn’t say they should stop asking hard questions. He doesn’t tell them to stop searching God’s Word, to stop seeking spiritual wisdom, or to stop striving for unity within the Church. Instead, Paul focuses on their questions and struggles on the Gospel of the mighty and mysterious God: the same God who created the universe revealed Himself among us and reclaimed us as His own through His Son, Jesus.

Walk with author Heidi Goehmann through God’s Word to the Colossians. Though many things will remain a mystery until we see our Savior, this six-session Bible study will help readers discover that God fills them right now in every way, through the mighty and mysterious Body of Christ, the Church.

This study is led in a participatory style.

 

About The Leader:
Mary Oliver is a public school special ed teacher who works with elementary students with autism. She and her husband, Rob, raised their 3 children at Trinity. Their family continues to enjoy spending time together as they love the Lord in a variety of careers.

Virtual Class
@ 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Led by Jim Cleary

Description:
Midweek check-in

About The Leader:
Jim Cleary is the husband of Pat, dad to Catie, Tim and Jack, and very happily, grandpa to Oliver. He and Pat have been members of Trinity since 1992. He is a graduate of Texas A&M University and the University of Virginia School of Law. He is a partner in the law firm of Martin, Disiere, Jefferson & Wisdom, L.L.P.

Who Is Welcome?
Intended as a small group check in for those that typically attend Jim’s Sunday morning study.

 

Meeting ID: 751 760 3223

THURSDAY

Virtual Class
@ 7:30am – 8:30am

Led by Pastor Donald Black

Description:
The virtual study discusses the Scripture readings assigned for the following Sunday.

About The Leader:
Pastor Black serves as Trinity Downtown’s Caring Pastor and has served his entire ministry of over 60 years at Trinity.

Who Is Welcome?
The class is open to men and women. This study is ideal for new Christians, occasional participants/guests and features an interactive discussion format.

For more information, contact Pastor Black at 713.229.2917 or dblack@trinitydt.org.

 

Meeting ID: 996 7140 2671
Password: 149146

Dial-In Phone Number: +1(346)-248-7799
PIN: 99671402671#