Spiritual Growth Opportunities

“Faith comes from hearing the message,” the Apostle Paul told the Christians in Rome.  As a Christian, one of our first duties is to listen to God’s Word and grow in our Christian life. 
Spiritual Growth Opportunities
2017-2018
 
Prime Time with the Lord
Wednesday Evenings from 6:30-7:30

A time of growth and discussion for adults of all ages.  No one will be forced to read aloud or answer any questions aloud.  Study guides will be provided free of charge.  We meet in the church basement.  

The topics offered this year will be:

Beginning on October 4th, 2017
Law and Gospel    Led by Pastor Walther

This Bible study course outlines basic scriptural truth and the distinct duality in the teachings of the Lutheran church--law and gospel.  What is the law? What is the gospel? How do these teachings affect my eternal life and my earthly life? 

Beginning on January 3rd, 2018
The Letters of John    Led by Pastor Frey

Using the tests of righteousness, love and right belief, John examines these truths:  God is light; We are the children of God; God is love.

Beginning on April 4th, 2018
Driving the Back Roads    Led by Reynold Kremer

A look at the Amish, Mennonites and Hutterites.  This study leads us to understand their history, religion and why they do the unusual things they do.  Interestingly, they got their start at the same church door in 1517 Wittenberg as did the Lutherans.

Beginning on May 2nd, 2018
Philippians    Led by Pastor Frey

Philippians is a letter of joy in which Paul rejoices in the faith of the Philippian congregation and encourages us to be joyful in our faith.  Deep truths and practical insights will be learned from this study of Paul’s letter to the Philippians.  

Senior Bible Study
Thursday Mornings at 9:30 a.m.

The topics offered this year:

Beginning on September 7th, 2017
Genesis 1-11           Led by Pastor Walther    

These first eleven chapters of the Bible lay the foundation for the rest of the Bible.  They cover creation, the flood and the tower of Babel.  In order to have an understanding of the rest of Scripture, an acquaintance with these chapters is a must. 

Beginning on September 19th, 2017
Significant Sites from the Reformer’s Life       Led by Pastor Frey

2017 is the 500th Anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation.  This study ties together the events of Luther’s life and where they happened along with significant teachings of God’s Word that Luther brought to light.  

Beginning on or about January 18th, 2018
Prayer       Led by Pastor Frey

The Prayer Bible study presents what Scripture teaches about this important gift from God. The engaging overview helps us examine our conversations with our Lord.

Beginning on or about March 15th, 2018
God’s Faithfulness    Led by Pastor Walther

God created a perfect place where his people could live with him in joy.  Sadly, Adam and Eve sinned, and through them we lost the privilege of living with the Lord. But God did not give up on us. He devised a way for us to live with him again and then faithfully carried out that plan. This study discusses God's faithfulness throughout time.
 

Breakfast with the Bible
Every Sunday at 9:15-10:15

We meet every Sunday morning in the church basement between worship services (about 9:15-10:15).  Coffee and goodies are supplied.  The goal of this time together is to offer a study that both beginners and experienced Bible students will find stimulating and enriching.  No one will be forced to read aloud or answer any questions aloud.  

The topics offered this year will be:
Beginning on September 10th, 2017
Significant Sites from the Reformer’s Life     Led by Pastor Frey

2017 is the 500th Anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation.  This study ties together the events of Luther’s life and where they happened along with significant teachings of God’s Word that Luther brought to light.  

Beginning on November 12th, 2017
God’s Word – The Foundation of our Family    Led by Pastor Walther

The God's Word--The Foundation for Our Family Bible study focuses on trust in God as the key building block for families. It shows how our trust in God, or lack thereof, affects the decisions we make and the things we do. Each lesson challenges us to ask ourselves whether the decisions we make on behalf of our families are based on the foundation of God's Word.

Beginning on December 17th, 2017
The Smalcald Articles    Led by Pastor Frey

Participants in this Bible study discuss one of the fundamental confessions of the Lutheran church, the Smalcald Articles written by Martin Luther himself. Each of the thirteen lessons includes the text of a portion of the articles. 

Beginning on April 15th, 2018     Led by Pastor Walther
God’s Word – The Foundation of our parenting

Healthy parenting begins with a solid marriage established on the foundation of God's Word. The God's Word--The Foundation for Our Parenting Bible study helps us to recognize that while sin threatens to destroy healthy relationships, God's Word provides weapons to combat such a threat. You will start with a review of God-given roles in marriage and then discuss topics such as the struggle to discipline children in a God-pleasing way and the roles that God calls parents to fill as ambassadors of Christ.

 

St. Paul Lutheran Church offers many opportunities for spiritual growth, beginning with regular worship services on Sundays at 8:00 am and 10:30 am (Summer:  8:00 and 9:30).  We also have a Monday evening worship service at 6:30 pm.  These services give us opportunity for praising our Savior, praying for each other and hearing Christ-centered messages for our daily lives.
Besides the regular worship services, we offer a Christian School for children pre-kindergarten through 8th grade.  We also have Sunday School for children which meets between the Sunday services at 9:05 am.  We also support Fox Valley Lutheran High School for the spiritual growth of our youth. 
If you are not growing, you are dying.  Spiritual growth is not just for young people.  Therefore we offer several opportunities for adults to continue to build and strengthen their faith with other Christians. 
In these adult spiritual growth times, a variety of topics are discussed, such as, books of the Bible, Christian teachings and life issues. 
We also offer devotional materials, including Meditations which has a daily devotion on a section of God’s Word.  In addition, we have several devotional and informational books in our church library. 
 
Who Is Jesus Christ: An NPH Online Bible Study