1208 Rose Creek Dr, Woodstock, GA office@gslutheran.org +1 770-924-7286

Adult Bible Study

The Bible is known by many names.  In the church it is also referred to as Scripture, God’s Written Word, and God’s Holy Word. ELCA Lutherans also refer to the Bible as our “Book of Faith.” At Good Shepherd, faithful engagement with our Book of Faith is a vital part of our daily life together as it helps to nurture our faith and points us to Jesus and the lives we are called to live as Christians.

As Lutherans, we believe that studying the Bible is most faithfully done in community. While individual Bible study also enriches our understanding of God, Jesus and faith, having conversation with others about what we hear and see when we read the Bible helps us to hear and understand it more completely. Engagement with our Book of Faith with one another strengthens our community and leads us out into the world to serve the needs of our neighbors.

In our Bible studies we read Scripture together, ask lots of questions, read and listen to what Bible scholars and teachers can bring to the conversation, and we listen to one another. We may end up with more questions than we have answers, but we are okay with that.

Want to learn more or need some reference materials?  Good Shepherd has resource materials available for lending.  See the attached list of the books and resources currently available here.

Sunday Bible Studies

Coffee & Conversation- Sundays 9:45 AM

  • We meet in person Sunday mornings in room 118 at 9:45 AM, led by Ben Setzer.
  • All are welcome, no experience necessary!
  • Every week during the school year we meet to deepen our relationship with God and his Word.
  • We are starting a new series: Call in the New Testament.  Passages from several Gospels and Epistles will be studied.
  • We also offer a Zoom option to join, contact the church office if you need the link.
  • For more information, please contact the church office.

Faith Stories

  • We meet Sunday mornings at 9:45 AM in room 117.
  • Anyone can attend
  • We find ways to connect our book study to our own life.
  • Roughly every 2-3 months, we decide on a book to read and beginning digging deeper and finding ways to apply what’s being read to our own life.
  • We have wonderful conversation and would encourage anyone to stop by for a class or two to see if it would be something that interests you.
  • This study is group led. If interested in being the group leader, contact our Youth and Family Ministry Coordinator, Melina.

Men in Mission

  • Men of all ages meet Sunday mornings at 9:45 AM, Room 116
  • We meet year round.
  • For more information, please contact the church office.
  •   We explore various study topics and discuss various needs in our community, church, and personal relationships.
  • We often participate in outreach initiatives.

Weekly Bible Studies

Monday Lunch and Learn. New Study for Advent

  • New studies always being explored.
  • We meet at noon in Meeting Room on Mondays at 12:00 p.m.
  • Bring and eat your  lunch and be ready to discuss!
  • Contact the church office for details.

Word on Wednesday- 10 AM

  • Would you like to meet new people?  Join a small group? Expand your Bible knowledge?
  • Word on Wednesday small group meets via Zoom virtual format from 10:00 – 11:30 AM on Wednesdays  for study of The Word, discussion and fellowship.
  • Our study will be:  Truly Present, Practicing Prayer in the Liturgy by Lisa E. Dahill.
  • Contact church office if interested and to reserve a copy of the book
  • You are welcome to join anytime.
  • Our study format allows flexibility for your schedule.
  • For more information, please contact Lori Peters, small group leader, at the church office.

Theology on Tap – On break until January

  • Wednesday’s every other week at 7 PM
  • Donovan’s on Rose Creek, in Woodstock, on the patio Come join us for fun dialog!
  • Have you ever had a tough question about faith/church/religion that you maybe don’t feel comfortable asking in church? Still seeking answers?
  • Come join us for an adult beverage (you don’t have to drink!) and inquisitive conversation.
  • Pastor Rosy will lead a discussion on various topics each time we meet.

Thursday Morning Bible Study:  10 AM 

  • Led by Pastor Rosy, feel free to contact her with any questions.
  • We will be studying, during Advent, Underdogs and Outsiders, by Tom Fuerst
  • We will meet in person, Thursday mornings at 10AM with light refreshments
  • The book can be purchased on Amazon (remember to use smile.amazon).
  • All are welcome.

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