God gives us a powerful tool through the words of the Bible – God’s Word for us. However busy our lives may be, it is important to be in God’s Word, either individually or in a group study. The Word of God impacts our thoughts, words, and personal prayer by causing growth in our faith, knowledge and obedience to the Lord’s will. Faith offers a variety of ways to be in God's Word through classes on Sunday morning Bible classes, weekday Bible studies, and small groups.
Wired Word. Room 208, led by Ann Mah (Zoom option available)
The Gospel of Mark. Rm 100, led by Pastor Bob Nestler
The Book of Acts . Rm 100, led by Kent Biel
Spiritual Gifts . Rm 206, led by Theresa Heine
Spiritual Disciplines & Well-Being (begins June 23) . Rm 206, led by Theresa Heine and Anna Bolz-Obdyke, D.C. & Steve Obdyke, LCSW
10:00am . TBD . Room 100, led by Elaine Eggold
begins again in September
VBS 2021 Monday-Thursday evenings
6:00pm, June 21-24 . "Households of Faith" - Utilizing Barna Group data, Lutheran Hour Ministries has produced a four-session video study to help households apply three core habits that foster a spiritually vibrant household. These are 1) applying spiritual disciplines; 2) extending hospitality; and 3) engaging in spiritual conversations.
Led by Deacon Jeff Lane and Scott Leonard.
2021 Lenten Small Group Study...
"Return to the Lord"
We weren't created to be alone. Small groups offer a place to connect with other believers in fellowship; to grow in our understanding of the Bible; to meet the needs of others in your group in ministry; to become equipped for evangelism; and to worship God through practicing godly behavior. It's all about relationships...our relationship with God and with each other.
Why be part of a Faith Small Group?
If you want to grow in faith and share Christ’s love by learning and strengthening the skills of service, being in the Word of God, praying, and faith-talk, then a Faith Group will deepen your discipleship. You will deepen your relationship with God and with others. Most baptized children of God want to grow in their faith--it is more helpful to do it with others--not alone.
What is the commitment required to be in a Faith Group?
Each group will vary in levels of expectations. Some will meet weekly, some biweekly, some monthly. It is important that you commit to whatever the group decides. Periodically we offer short-term small groups that meet during a season for a particular topic.
What size is a ‘small group?’
The Faith Groups should be sized 6-12 people. It is the hope that each group becomes too large and must split and birth a new group. It may be painful and difficult to do so, but it serves the purpose of God and the mission of our church. This means, then, that in these Faith Groups, future leaders should be trained and raised.
How can I join a Faith Small Group?
Faith has had a small group ministry for many years. Because this is such an important part of Faith’s vision, we are encouraging all members to get involved. Groups meet at various times that fit their schedule. Some of our current groups may be full, some may have a few openings, and more groups will be forming. Contact us indicating which day of the week and time best fits your lifestyle and a facilitator will contact you.
Want to start your own Faith Small Group?
If you have an interest and experience with small groups, are a faithful worshiper, and are willing to be trained and serve the church’s vision, contact Pastor Martin.