Bible Studies & Classes

Our Bible studies are designed to help you connect with others in fellowship, apply God’s Word to your own life, grow in your understanding of the Bible and to equip you to share your faith with others. Our current studies & classes include:

  • Saturday Evening Classes

    GENESIS – THE REVELATION OF JESUS TO JOHN 

    Led by Pastor Myers

    We study The Revelation of Jesus to John. In this book we see how God’s Word in Genesis and throughout the Bible is fulfilled through Jesus in the revelation that was given to John and to Christ’s Church.

    Saturday evening from 4:45-5:45pm in the Concordia Room
  • The Blessing Place Nursery

    “Nurturing Families – Sharing Jesus”

    Infants and Toddlers

    • Infants through 36 months
    • Offered all 3 worship services
    • And during Sunday Morning Bible classes
    • Located near the Sanctuary
    • “Beepers” provided for quick notification
    • Clean, sanitary, and safe nursery room
    • Secure Check-In and Check-Out process

    Jesus has a loving, nurturing heart for young children and their families and so do we!  The team is committed to quality care in a safe, Christian environment, serving members, guests and community by presenting a vibrant and enthusiastic infant-toddler ministry leading to new areas of faith-building! Our goal is to support families as they share and grow in their faith.

    Sunday mornings from 9:45 – 10:45
  • Children's Sunday School

    Superintendents: Kevin and Sherri West

    Classes take place in the Elementary School Classrooms.  Visit the Sunday School Office or contact Kevin or Sherri West with questions.

    • Parent’s & 2’s class
    • Pre3 – 5th grade
    • Bible lessons
    • Music
    • Crafts
    • LCMS Bible-based curriculum

    Sunday Mornings 9:45-10:45 am
  • Adult Information Class (AIC)

    Led by Dave Ochs

    This class is designed as an instruction for those who would like to learn about the basic teachings of the Lutheran Church and as a preparation for communicant church membership. It is also a good refresher course for those who are already communicant members. All are welcome. We’ll use the workbook That I May Know Him and Luther’s Small Catechism as well as the Bible. 

    Sunday Mornings 9:45-10:45 am in Church Library
  • GOD OPENS DOORS-THE BOOK OF ACTS

    Led by Pastor Snow

    Participants in this Bible Class will journey with Pastor Snow by means of the Apostle Luke’s first-hand account of the spread of the gospel through the witness, the work and the travels of several of Jesus’ first disciples. As we study the Book of Acts, we will see that Luke’s inspired record begins with Jesus’ Ascension and continues with the account of the very first Pentecost, the ministry of Peter, the conversion and the three missionary journeys of the Apostle Paul.

    We’ll discuss how Luke, and much of the New Testament, use the word picture of OPEN DOORS to focus our attention on the opportunity to reach others with the Good News of “release” from the imprisonment of sin by means of faith in Jesus Christ. Together, we’ll see how this book portrays the impact of the risen and exalted Christ on the entire world.  We will also be sure to make specific applications of this New Testament book to our faith and life.

    Be sure to bring your own Bible each week so that you can highlight and make notes for future reference and study!

    Sunday Mornings 9:45-10:45 am in the Concordia Room
  • GENESIS – THE FOUNDATION OF THE BIBLE AND THE REVELATION OF JESUS TO JOHN

    Led by Pastor Myers

    We will continue our study of Genesis: the foundations of God’s Word, possibly finishing in October. We will then begin the study of The Revelation of Jesus to John. In this book we see how God’s Word in Genesis and throughout the Bible is fulfilled through Jesus in the revelation that was given to John and to Christ’s Church.

    Sunday Mornings 9:45-10:45 am Fellowship Hall
  • BECOMING JESUS' DISCIPLE

    Led by Carl Nelson

    Learn more about Jesus’ call for all believers to be His disciples as we read through the gospels. The following topics will be discussed:

    ·         How to respond to Jesus’ call to become His disciple.

    ·         How we can develop a deeper relationship with Jesus.

    ·         How being a disciple (student, apprentice, teacher) in the company of Jesus is natural and easy when we follow His calling in the Word.

    ·         How Jesus’ grace extends beyond forgiving our sins as we are enabled to work in His Kingdom in our daily lives.

    ·         How to replace emptiness in our lives with the fulfillment of working alongside Jesus in His Kingdom.

    Sunday Mornings 9:45-10:45 am in the Craft Room
  • HEBREWS, PART 11: APPLYING FAITH

    Led by Dr. Lionel Alford 

    Hebrews is a great piece of Greek historical literature that is a primary source document for our understanding of the ideas of the early church. Hebrews is a document often found in early sources with and without Paul’s letters. Paul’s letters are always found together. The fact that Hebrews sometimes isn’t means it is not necessarily and likely not written by Paul. Hebrews is a Greek document written by a man from the Alexandrian Hebrew culture who was an observant Jew. In Hebrews part 11, we will continue to investigate the Greek basis for the book and make an extensive cultural, social, linguistic, and historical study of it. This study will take us through the continuation of the Greek logical argument presented by the author of Hebrews, and we will see if we can determine who the writer(s) are and who the audience is. Because of the format of this class, new members are welcome and can easily catch up to the current subject matter.

    Sunday Mornings 9:45-10:45 am in the School Library
  • WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY, “SIP, SAVOR, AND DRINK DEEPLY”

    Led by Kris Osler

    Time spent in Bible study will fill you to the brim and beyond with God’s Good News. As we continue in this study by author Deb Burma, sip, savor, and drink deeply from His Word. Receive the outpouring of His grace, His joy, and His peace!

    Sunday Mornings 9:45-10:45 am in the Art Room
  • Middle School Youth Bible Class

    Led by Pamela Amey, Leah Davis, Adrian Peppers, Laura Scaglione and Michele Zimmerman

    Our Middle School Bible class for 6th-8th graders meets in the gym. Our goal is that our youth will use this opportunity to grow in the love of Jesus Christ through this time together. This fall our youth will study God’s Word in light of topics such as doubt and fear, choice and consequences, conflict in relationships, and sharing our faith.

    Sunday Mornings 9:45-10:45 am
  • High School Youth- Sunday Morning

    Led by Brian Amey, Josh Scaglione, Carolyn Gunzelman, and Dan and Helena Stephens

    On Sundays our high school youth meet together in the Lighthouse to set aside part of our week to focus on Christ’s love and His impact in our lives. We will be studying the book of Revelation to see how John’s revelation from God applies to us today.

    Sunday Mornings 9:45-10:45 am in The Lighthouse
  • High School Youth- Wednesday Night Bible Study

    Led by Brian Amey

    On Wednesday nights from 7:00—8:30 p.m., our high school students will spend time in praise and worship, group building, fellowship, prayer and study. This fall we will be diving in to the topic of sexuality. This is a topic that consumes the minds of teenagers and seemingly infiltrates every corner of our culture today. Teenagers live in a sex-saturated world. And for many of them, sex has become a purely physical act, fully divorced from spirituality, love, and commitment. Sex, pornography, and “hooking up” are all met with the same response: “It’s no big deal.” BUT, teenagers can make wise choices and God’ Word can guide us to reconciliation and purity.

    Please check Life at Holy Cross or the Youth Ministry Website for dates and changes. 

    Wednesday Nights 7-8:30 in The Lighthouse
  • Young Adults- Sunday Morning Bible Class

    (for those in college through age 30)

    Led by Aaron Zimmerman

    This trimester, we will be continuing our study “The Tenets of Our Beliefs.” Utilizing the Word of God, we will be uncovering what we believe as Jesus followers, protestant Christians, and as Lutherans. We will be discussing subjects such as: Did creation really happen in 6 literal days?; What are the angels?; Who is Jesus?; What is the role of the Holy Spirit?; Why do we baptize babies?; Is that actually Christ’s body and blood?; and many more.

    Bring your Bible and join us for a series of in-depth discussions that will help us to defend our faith in a world of Biblical and religious confusion.

    Sunday Mornings 9:45-10:45 am in the Parlor
  • (Women's) Lifelight Classes

    LifeLight is an in-depth Bible study that requires a small amount of homework each week. This class meets in the Holy Cross Parlor and there are three class times offered: Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. (babysitting provided), Thursday at 9:00 a.m. and Thursday at 4:30 p.m. Classes began on September 4 and 5 and continue for nine weeks. New students, those needing a babysitter or anyone with questions, please call Judy Zimmerman at 636-2555.

  • (Women's) Senior Ladies Bible Study

    This ladies Bible study is mostly women in their 50’s to 70’s and meets at Holy Cross in the Parlor on Wednesdays at 10 a.m.

    The contact person is Betty Borchard (682-8968).

  • (Men's) Small Group Bible Study

    This small group Bible study for men meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month at Jimmy’s Diner on North Rock Rd. at 7:30 a.m.

    The contact person is Ron Rathgeber (658-8516). 

  • (Men's) Wednesday Morning Bible Study

    Facilitated by Brian Amey, Mark Shreve and Brett Walton.

    We would like to invite ALL men of Holy Cross, to join our men’s Bible study. We meet every Wednesday morning from 6:30 to 7:30 am in the Church Library and Craft Room. We have had two great groups of men who have already benefited from an intentional time of Bible reading and discussion around current topics that affect the Christian man of today. We are currently studying the book of Luke. These groups are facilitated by Brian Amey, Brett Walton and Mark Shreve. The contact person is Brian Amey (305-5049).

    Wednesdays 6:30-7:30 am in the Church Library & Craft Room
  • Singles Bible Study

    This Bible study for singles of all ages meets on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month at 7:00 p.m. at various locations.

    The contact person for this group is Mary Dohl (682-0505).