Every Sunday morning we offer several classes for adult study and conversation around the word of God during our educational hour (9:25am to 10:25am), where there are opportunities for the whole family to gather in groups for study, prayer and encouragement. Each is structured so that newcomers/visitors may join or try them out at any time in the cycle of the class curriculum.
We arrange our classes in a variety of settings and disciplines of study to help offer variety and connect with personal needs. There are four basic approaches to Christian studies (Biblical, Topical, Historical, Missional). While they all intersect around the living and active connections with the word of God, each discipline helps prepare us for living our faith in different ways.
Sunday Morning Adult Bible Class
Currently our adult education hour topic is
The Reformation in Broader Context: Movements, Leaders, and Legacies
Bible Study Leader: Kirk Farney
Location: Heritage Room 113
The study includes video, lecture, and discussion. We will examine key pre-
Reformation reformers of the 14th and 15th century, followed by a study of the
Reformed movement, the English Reformation, the Anabaptist movements, and the
Catholic Counter-Reformation. We will conclude with a brief review of post-Luther
Coming in March:
“Let Me Tell You a Story…” Parables for Lent
Sunday School Classes begin at 9:25am, are for Preschool-8th Grade, and run from September through May. We use the Growing in Christ curriculum from Concordia Publishing House. Click here to learn more about Growing in Christ.
Youth Sunday Morning Bible Study
Currently the youth are studying “One-Way Love”, High School Bible Study. It is being taught by Pastor and Mrs. Roberts and is held in the youth room. It begins at 9:25am.
Parenting Bible Study: “Spiritual Parenting”
This is a Biblically based practical training program designed to equip parents to touch the hearts of their children. Bring your younger children to play in the Nursery while you connect with other parents. For parents of children ages two through eighteen. It takes place in the nursery (classroom 101) at 9:25am.
New Member Class
Our new members class introduces people from various backgrounds in their faith journey to the basic teachings of our common Christian faith, to some of the distinctive teachings of Lutherans, and to the mission and ministry of St. John’s. We invite you to attend our New Member class when it is in session. If you would like more information on the class, please call the church office at 708 354-1690 ext. 210 or Email Mark Stapleton. Current members are also encouraged to attend this class for a refresher on the foundations of the faith.
Our next class is on Sunday, April 8 following the 10:45 am worship service.
Lunch will be provided.