Small Group and Adult Education Opportunities

Adult Faith Formation Mission Statement: To build up adult disciples for their vocational work in living out baptismal faith.

This board facilitates this mission through Small Groups, Biblical Education, and Member Care

In addition to all the opportunities to Volunteers praying at a ministry eventserve with a group of folks on one of our Church Boards, we offer many other small group experiences to help deepen your connection with the community of believers at Faith Lutheran.

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Check out the latest groups that you are welcome to join right now!

Small Group and Adult Education Brochure Spring 2023

Sunday Adult Education Classes

8:00am God Does Heal Today John Hellrung will continue the healing class, going a little deeper into biblical models of healing and teaching how to perform healing prayer and serve on prayer teams. The culmination of this class will be a healing service at a date and time to be determined and increased use of healing prayer in our life at Faith. (Note: completion of the class does not commit you to participating in the healing service or serving on a prayer team). If you missed the first part of the course, it is not too late! Feel free to join the class and John will get you quickly up to speed.  Class will be April 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21 in Faith Center Classrooms 3&4

9:00am Join Doreen Klages for a Hebrews study - guide written by N.T. Wright. Ongoing in Faith Center Classroom 2

9:00am Join Stacie Dichsen for a Lenten study: Entering the Passion of Jesus by Amy Jill Levine. Class will be ongoing through Lent in Faith Center Classrooms 3&4

Deep Dive

11:30am Join us for the Deep Dive: Easter Scripture led by Pastor Candice on April 16, 23, 30 in the sanctuary.

Bible Studies

Katie's Table (Women's Bible Study): Join us in our study of  The Ten Women of the Bible by Max Lucedo ongoing in the Martin Luther Library.

Men's Square Bible Study (early bird breakfast)- Wednesday mornings at 7:00am at Bob Evans.

Fit4God: Small group opportunity for Bible study and support for leading a God-honoring healthy life.  Our next 5-week class will have 30 minutes of Bible study followed by 30 minutes of class discussion or exercise. Join us starting April 20 at 6pm in Faith Center Classrooms 3&4

Torah Club: This class is for those intent on looking at the Jewish roots of our faith and are willing to invest intentional study time. For more information on joining this group, please contact Cleta or the church office.  This group meets on Tuesdays at 9:30am in Faith Center Classrooms 3&4

Additional Small Group and Serving Opportunities

Faith & Fellowship: Young Couples and Families Life Group: Connecting families at Faith Lutheran to “do life together”. Watch the bulletin and Facebook for events as they are planned.

Card and Game Club: 1st Wednesday of the month (except during Advent and Lent) at 6:30pm. Childcare will be available. Please let us know that you need childcare, so that we make sure we have enough staff.

Women's Book Club: Meets the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m.  Contact Janet Hernandez for information or check the weekly announcements for the most recent reading list. Books are selected by and led by the group members.

Men's Book Club: Please check the weekly announcements or church calendar for the next book and meeting time.

Rise & Shine: walk, run, stroll group. Great opportunity for individuals and families to come together for a morning of fitness and fellowship. We meet May through November (or when the temps are below 25) at 8am on Saturday mornings at the trailhead of the MCT trail across from Fulton Jr. High. Use the QRCode to join us on GroupMe for the latest information and updates.

60's + Group: Faith's older adults, those who are 60 years young and up, meet monthly at a nearby restaurant for fellowship and food with their own age group. Group meets at 11:30am on the 3rd Wednesday of the month. Watch the announcements for the location and RSVP info.

5th Monday Ladies' Night Out: When there is a 5th Monday in a month, adult women meet at a restaurant for fund, food, and fellowship. January 30 @ Chevy's, TBD - May 29, July 31, October 30.

Lutheran World Relief Quilters: (No experience necessary!) Call the church office at 618-632-5562 to find out how to get involved. Quit top packages can be found in the Narthex anytime. We meet for a tying sessions the 2nd Monday of the month at 2pm.

Loads of Love is another service oriented group that is forming. Check out the Small Group brochure above and watch the bulletin as information develops.

COMMUNITY MEALS: Free meals on Monday evenings.  All are welcome.  Contact the church office or Betsy Layfield if you would like to volunteer.

Looking for additional caring ministries? check out more here.

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