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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-begins Aug. 22

  • “Justice and Prophets” – covering passages from several books of the Bible, including Isaiah, Malachi, and First Corinthians.
  • No experience necessary!
  • We meet in person Sunday mornings in room 111 at 9:45 AM, led by Ben Setzer.
  • For more information, please contact the church office.

Faith Stories

  • We Meet Sunday mornings at 9:45 AM in room 117.
  • We will begin our study with “Invitation to the Psalms”, by Rolf and Karl Jacobson
  • This study is group led. If interested in being the group leader, contact our Sunday School Superintendent., Jancie Swinford.

Men in Mission

  • We meeting Sunday mornings at 9:45 AM.
  • We meet year round.
  • For a link to the meeting and more information, please contact the church office.
  • New studies always being explored.  We are currently reading from “The Men in Mission Bible”.

Weekly Bible Studies

Monday Lunch and Learn-Starting after Labor Day – Sept 13th.

  • New studies always being explored.
  • “Sermon On The Mount” by Jen Wilkin -Purchase book on Smile.Amazon.com
  • 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- Begins Sept. 8

  • 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 Wednesday’s  for study of The Word, discussion and fellowship.
  • We will kick of this fall with an 8 week discussion on the topic, What is the Revised Common Lectionary? Why use a lectionary?  These and other questions will be answered in the study.  A Three-Year Banquet, The Lectionary for the Assembly, by Gail Ramshaw.
  • 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.

Thursday Morning Bible Study:  Begins September 9th

  • Led by Pastor Ruth, feel free to contact her with any questions.
  • We will begin this fall with the book, “By Heart, Conversations with Martin Luther’s Small Catechism” by R. Buy Erwin.
  • Each participant will need to purchase their own copy of the book
  • We will meet in person, Thursday mornings at 10AM with light refreshments

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