This class is for all those who would like to join our congregation or just learn more about the teachings of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod. For current members, this is a great opportunity to brush up on your fundamentals of the faith and to meet some potential new members; we would love to have you join us as well.
In Built on the Rock: The Healthy Congregation, Ted Kober, an expert in Christ-centered reconciliation, offers church leaders and members an effective prescription for building and sustaining healthy congregations.
St. James Sunday school uses the Enduring Faith Bible curriculum. As students progress from preschool through adult, they learn all about their Savior Jesus Christ, what their Savior means for them, how to defend their faith,
and how to teach the faith to others. The adult Bible class led by Grace Gillespie is also using the Enduring Faith curriculum, written for adults, to study the same lessons as the children and youth. This is an excellent weekly way
to connect with all ages around the same Bible story.
This is the last week of a “Faith course” video series on the Book of Revelation taught by Rev. Dr. Burgland. In the Book of Revelation, we see that Christ controls the course of the conflict in the world and brings it to a victorious end at the time appointed. We, the readers, need never doubt the victory won for us on the cross and in the empty tomb. Christians who are not undergoing persecution may not appreciate the value of the apocalyptic style. Not only does it offer tremendous encouragement for those suffering on behalf of their Christian faith, but the symbols often function as kind of a “code” so that those outside the community of faith have little or no idea about the meaning.
This group meets on Fridays from 7:00 to 8:00 a.m. at The Downtowner restaurant in Market Square. More men are always welcome!
You can listen anytime to a weekly Bible study by Pastor Barton at lutheransermons.podbean.com. The current study is on Paul's letter to the Galatians. Other studies this year have been on Ruth, Habakkuk, and Jonah. There is also a weekly Preparing for Worship - a quick look at the upcoming Scripture readings for the week. There are old sermons available as well (just scroll back at the site for earlier lessons or materials). If you have any questions, contact Pastor Barton.
God goes to great lengths to rescue lost and hurting people. That is what The Story is all about: the story of the Bible, God’s great love affair with humanity. Condensed into 31 accessible chapters, The Story sweeps you into the unfolding progression of Bible characters and events from Genesis to Revelation. Using the New King James Version of the biblical text, it allows the stories, poems, and teachings of the Bible to read like a novel. Like any good story, The Story is filled with intrigue, drama, conflict, romance, and redemption - and this story’s true! This group will meet in the fellowship hall weekly until December 12. Those wishing to join should purchase their own copy of The Story: The Bible As One Continuing Story of God and His People by Zondervan ahead of time (available at thriftbooks.com or amazon.com). Have questions? Contact Eunice.