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 Growing and Going: A Look At The Heart of God
(A study of the book of Philippians)
Bible Study Leader: Ben Roberts
Location: Heritage Room 113
July 1 – August 12
Paul’s letter to the church in Philippi is often called “the epistle of joy”. But what “joy” was Paul writing about? It could be summed up in two ways: the HEART of God and the FAITH of the church. In other words, the Gospel of Jesus Christ that they had received was overflowing towards others…especially those who had not received the Gospel at all. In this 6-week study, we will be looking at the letter to the Philippians through that lens. How does the Gospel reveal the heart of God? And how does that Gospel inform our mission to reach out to others who do not belong to a Christian community?
Week One (7/1): A Work Begun (Philippians 1:1-11)
Week Two (7/8): Chained or Unchained? (Philippians 1:12-30)
Week Three (7/15): Completed Joy (Philippians 2:1-11)
Week Four (7/22): Shining Like Stars (Philippians 2:12-18)
Week Five (8/5): Extra-terrestrial Living (Philippians 3:12-21)
Week Six (8/12): Actually Going (Philippians 4:1-9)
This summer join us for Summer Sunday School at 9:25am in the Music Room. Come join Mrs. Wykert as she makes Biblical truths come to life. August 12 is our last day and is a game day.
Sunday School Classes begin at 9:25am, are for Preschool-8th Grade, and run from September through May. We use the Cross Explorations curriculum from Concordia Publishing House. Click here to learn more about Cross Explorations.
Youth Sunday Morning Bible Study
On hiatus for the summer.
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.
We are currently studying “Raising Godly Children in an Ungodly World” by Ken and Steve Ham. Participants will discover that the legacy we leave for our children begins as we love the Lord and accept His Word as our authority, committing to use it to guide us in all areas of our lives.
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.