Bible Studies & Classes

In this ever-changing landscape of the Coronavirus pandemic and restrictions on the number that may be assembled in one place, we are currently cancelling all Bible Studies.

Please visit our Worship Online page for ways to continue growing spiritually even when we can’t be together in person.

 

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

    THE REVELATION OF JESUS TO JOHN 

    Led by Pastor Myers

    This is a marvelous book of comfort and assurance.  It is a special format – spiral rather than linear – and gives the same comforting messages in series of 7’s.  Join us for a continued in-depth study of these marvelous and sometimes misunderstood images, visions and messages.  They are words of comfort for those under religious persecution – very applicable for the Church today!

    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
  • THE BOOK OF ACTS-PART 2

    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 contains the account with 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
  • THE REVELATION OF JESUS TO JOHN

    Led by Pastor Myers

    This is a marvelous book of comfort and assurance.  It is a special format – spiral rather than linear – and gives the same comforting messages in series of 7’s.  Join us for a continued in-depth study of these marvelous and sometimes misunderstood images, visions and messages.  They are words of comfort for those under religious persecution – very applicable for the Church today!

    Sunday Mornings 9:45-10:45 am Fellowship Hall
  • NEW TESTAMENT BOOKS: ROMANS THROUGH JUDE

    Led by Carl Nelson

    Learn more about Jesus’ call for all believers to be His disciples as we read through the New Testament. 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
  • TORAH-THE FIRST FIVE BOOKS OF THE BIBLE

    Led by Dr. Lionel Alford 

    Moses wrote Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy; these are the books the Jews call Torah.  Torah is the basis for the Law of God.  It impacts our understanding of the Gospel and is the focus of nearly all Jewish culture and traditions.  Torah reveals and defines the covenants of God and sets the stage for salvation in Christ.  We will look at Hebrew language, culture, history, literature, and geography in terms of the Torah.  We will learn the basis for our historical understanding of the Torah as well as how other works in antiquity support the historical accuracy of it.

    Sunday Mornings 9:45-10:45 am in the School Library
  • WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY, “JOY: A STUDY OF PHILIPPIANS”

    Led by Kris Osler

    We find joy in our triumphs, but not so much in the trials. Yet real joy, genuine joy, is always ours in the saving grace of Christ Jesus. In this study by author Deb Burma, we will take a close look at Paul’s letter to the Philippians, the “letter of joy”, which unpacks messages of contentment, confidence, humility, and hope—all found in Christ and infused with joy—in the mountaintop moments and in the mundane.

    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, and David Kloke

    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 spring our youth will be studying some of the miracles of Jesus and will also be discussing, through the light of Scripture, topics such as doubt, fear, sexuality, and loving our enemies. We also have time for personal prayer, quiet time with God, sharing our faith, and caring for others.

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

    Led by Brian Amey, Josh Scaglione, Carolyn Gunzelman, and Dan 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. In the New Year, we will use a study called “Shine”. “Shine” assists us in becoming an exciting, growing, dynamic Gospel-advancing Youth Ministry, where each of us are vibrant and growing followers of Jesus. We seek to become motivated to make disciples everywhere we go!

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

    Led by Brian Amey and Laura Scaglione

    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 spring we will be diving in to the topics of stress and anxiety. This is a topic that consumes the minds of teenagers and seemingly infiltrates every corner of our culture today. This has been the #1 requested topic and relates to all of us, regardless of age or situation. Our Lord speaks to this subject many times and we will look to His Word as it sheds light on the difference between helpful and harmful stress.

    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. Our study of Part 2 of the book of Romans will begin on January 8 and 9 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. 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).