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Christian Education

CONGREGATIONS OF
BIG BEAR AND RAINCROSS CONFERENCES OF PACIFICA SYNOD PRESENT

DIALOGUES ON RACE

Guided conversations to help enrich our faith communities around issues of race, diversity, equity, and inclusion.

WEDNESDAYS ON ZOOM FROM SEPTEMBER 22 – NOVEMBER 10
FROM 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Co-Facilitators:
Antoine Cummins Dr. Melissa James

Click Here to Register (must be logged in with your Google account)

Please also RSVP by calling (760-345-2122) or sending me an email to the office (office@stjohnslutheran.church), as we need to know how many books to order for the class.

Women’s Bible Study – “Holy Envy”

The Ruth Circle of the Women’s Group is meeting the first Saturday of every month at 8 am via Zoom. We are beginning a new study of “Holy Envy” by Barbara Brown Taylor, recounting her experiences as a Christian pastor teaching World Religions at the college level.

Please email Pastor Jen at pastor@stjohnslutheran.church for more information. All women we welcome!

Please see our Youth and Family page for more educational opportunities for Kids and Young Adults.

Contact Molly Farrin at youth@stjohnslutheran.church for more information.

Additional Spiritual Growth Resources

  • Prayer Resources available here.
  • Encouraging Scripture passages available here.
  • “The Story of Jesus” in chronological order Scripture Readings for 2021 available here.
  • The class notes for this chronological journey through the life of Jesus Christ available here.

Adult Education Archive

“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

Week 1 – “The Church in Society” – class video available here – class notes available here.

Week 2 – “Caring for Creation” – class video available here – Social Statement available here.

Week 3 – “For Peace in God’s World” – class video available here – Social Statement available here.

Week 4 – “Race, Ethnicity, and Culture” – class video available here – Social Statement available here.

Week 5 – “Immigration” – class videos available, part one, here; part two, here – Social Message available here.

Week 6 – “Abortion” – class video available here – Social Statement available here.

Week 7 – “Caring for Health” – class video available here – Social Statement available here.

“Come, Holy Spirit”

Week One class video here and class outline here.

Week Two class video here and class outline here.

Week Three class video here and class outline here.

Week Four class video here and class outline here.

Week Five class video here and class outline here.

Week Six class video here and class outline here.

Week Seven class video here and class outline here.

“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.

World Religions

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.