Weekly Bible Study
Thursdays at 1:30 pm via Zoom
Join us for a lively discussion of the upcoming Sunday’s Scripture readings. All are welcome!
(Meeting ID: 852 6998 9265/ Passcode: 627843)
Women’s Bible Study
The Ruth Circle of the Women’s Group is meeting the first Saturday of every month at 8 am.
Please email Pastor Jen at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. We are currently exploring “Sinners in the Hands of a Loving God” by Pastor Brian Zahnd.
All women we welcome!
Children and Young Adult Education
Please see our Youth and Family page for more educational opportunities for Kids and Young Adults.
Contact Molly Farrin at email@example.com for more information.
Additional Spiritual Growth Resources
Adult Education Archive
Fall 2022 Bible Study – Acts: Disciples Then and Now
A six-session Bible study, led by Pastor Jen, of the biblical book “The Acts of the Apostles” – and how the early disciples of Jesus can guide us in our faith journey today.
Notes from this Bible Study are available here.
Journeying with Jesus through the Gospel of Luke
Class Notes Available Here.
“Dialogues on Race”
This Fall, St. John’s participated in Synod-led guided conversations – faciliated by Antoine Cummins Dr. Melissa James – to help enrich our faith communities around issues of race, diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Copies of the book we used for the Study – “Dialogues on Race” are available at Augsburg Fortress Press.
Please email the church office if you have any questions or would like more information.
“Renewing Our Minds” Bible Study
A 6-week series engaging Brian McLaren’s “Why Don’t They Get It: Overcoming Bias in Others (and Yourself).” Videos from all classes are available on our YouTube Channel here.
Notes from Class 1 are available here
Notes from Class 2 are available here
Notes from Class 3 & 4 are available here
Notes from Class 5 are available here
Notes from Class 6 are available here
Lenten Series: Being A Christian – Advice From Paul In Romans 12
Watch Brief Daily Devotionals and Wednesday Worship Services Here
ELCA Social Statements
“Come, Holy Spirit”
“The Story of Jesus: from Birth to Death to Life”
The class notes for this chronological journey through the life of Jesus Christ are available here.
The class notes for this five-part series on the religions of the world are available here.
“Women and Justice”: ELCA Draft Social Statement for Study and Response
The St. John’s study of the ELCA Social Statement “Women and Justice,” is available as a free download at http://elca.org/womenandjustice.
“Holy Conversations”: Sharing Jesus Christ with the People in our Lives (Spring 2018)
As followers of Jesus Christ, we are all called to share his good news in our words and actions, in our community, in how we live our lives; in other words, we are called to have ‘holy conversations’ with others. This study was based on the book “Holy Conversation: Talking About God in Everyday Life” by Richard Peace. Class outline is available here.
Class on “The Bible and Homosexuality”
In winter 2017, Pastor Jen led a six-session Bible study on “The Bible and Homosexuality,” as we continue to have an open, gracious, respectful, Biblically-based, Christ-centered conversation on this subject. Please let Pastor Jen know if you have questions or would like additional information. She can be reached through the church office.
Notes are available here.
Reformation Study – Luther’s “The Freedom of a Christian”
Class outline available here Freedom Of A Christian Class 2017.