Bible Studies & Classes

Many of our Bible studies and classes meet in person. Some continue to offer an online version….

Adult Bible Class with Pastor Myers will meet in-person and continue to meet via Zoom Saturdays at 4:45 & Sundays at 9:45
Women’s Bible Study will meet in-person and via Zoom Sundays at 9:45am

Please visit our Worship Online page for ways to continue growing spiritually even when we can’t all 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 Class

    Currently meeting in-person and via Zoom. Find online information here

    EZRA, NEHEMIAH, AND ESTHER

    Led by Pastor Myers

    Not as familiar as the first books of the Old Testament, the book of Ezra begins after the 70 year exile in Babylon came to an end. Unlike the first Exodus out of Egypt, there is only a “remnant” which returns from Babylon. The books of Ezra and Nehemiah cover a time period of approx. 100 years, from 538 B.C. when Cyrus sent the exiles home to re-build their Temple, to a time around 430 B.C. when Nehemiah returned for his second term of office in Jerusalem.  The fascinating story of Esther, the great deliverance of God’s people under King Xerxes, occurs in the middle of what is recorded in Ezra and Nehemiah.

    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
    • During worship and 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.

    During all worship services and the Sunday School hour
  • Children's Sunday School

    Superintendent: Barb Fiegenbaum

    Classes take place in the Elementary School Classrooms.  Visit the Sunday School Office or contact Barb Fiegenbaum 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 Pastor Matt

    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 Concordia Room
  • The Apostle Paul: His Life and Missionary Journeys

    Led by Pastor Snow

    Aside from Jesus Himself, no one has had a greater influence on the founding of Christianity than Paul of Tarsus. Among his many achievements are his tireless work as a missionary, his letters which form most of our New Testament and his extraordinary work to bring the Gospel to the Gentiles and the Gentiles into the Christian Faith.

    Participants in this Bible Class will journey with Dr. Maier (via DVD) and Pastor Snow through scripture as we explore God’s saving work through the Apostle, and the wisdom of God for our lives. We’ll be certain to make specific applications to our modern-day situation, faith and life.

    Among other topics and discussion, we will include…

    • The Young Saul
    • The New Paul
    • His three Missionary Journeys
    • Paul’s Arrest, Imprisonment and final Voyage to Rome

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

    The Rev. Dr. Paul Maier, Best-Selling author and scholar, has been a frequent guest, preacher and Bible Class leader here at Holy Cross. He was with us most recently in early November 4-5, 2017 to celebrate our Holy Cross 75th Anniversary. Come and enjoy, once again, the insights he shares!

    Sunday Mornings 9:45-10:45 am in the Fellowship Hall
  • Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther

    Currently meeting in-person and via Zoom. Find online information here

    Led by Pastor Myers

    Not as familiar as the first books of the Old Testament, the book of Ezra begins after the 70 year exile in Babylon came to an end. Unlike the first Exodus out of Egypt, there is only a “remnant” which returns from Babylon. The books of Ezra and Nehemiah cover a time period of approx. 100 years, from 538 B.C. when Cyrus sent the exiles home to re-build their Temple, to a time around 430 B.C. when Nehemiah returned for his second term of office in Jerusalem.  The fascinating story of Esther, the great deliverance of God’s people under King Xerxes, occurs in the middle of what is recorded in Ezra and Nehemiah.

     

    Sunday Mornings 9:45-10:45 am in the Worship Center
  • Books of the Prophets

    Led by Carl Nelson

    This class will be studying the 17 Prophetic Books in the Bible. We will:

    • Read all of the Prophetic Books.
    • Share insights and questions in class.
    • Learn that the Prophets spoke as God instructed.
    • Discover that everything they predicted to date has come true.
    • Study their predictions for the future.
    • Be equipped to share their rich teachings with others as you witness for God.
    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, “The Power of a Praying Woman now."

    Currently meeting in-person and via Zoom. Find online information here


    Led by Kris Osler/Marna Atkinson

    It may seem easier to pray for your spouse, your children, your friends, and your extended family, but God wants to hear your requests for your life too. He loves it when you come to Him for the things you need and ask Him to help you become the woman you have always longed to be. This class is meeting in person and by Zoom. To receive the Zoom meeting invite, please contact Kris Osler at 316-640-5844.

    Sunday Mornings at 9:45 in Mr. Wolgast's 8th grade classroom
  • Middle School Youth Bible Class

     

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

    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. We will begin the New Year by studying Genesis and how God’s work in creation connects to the saving work of Christ on the cross. There will also be time for personal prayer, quiet time with God, sharing our faith, and caring for others.

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

    Led by Brian Amey 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 be reading through the Book of Mark and seeing how Jesus’s ministry, Words, and actions impact us today.

    Sunday Mornings 9:45-10:45 am in The Lighthouse
  • High School Youth

    Led by Brian Amey, Dylan Walton, and Dylan Clark

    On Wednesday nights from 7:00—8:30 p.m., our high school students meet in the Lighthouse and spend time in praise and worship, group building, fellowship, prayer and study. In the new year we will be studying our stewardship of the blessings God gives us.

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

    Wednesday Nights 7:00-8:30 in The Lighthouse
  • Young Adults

    Led by Aaron Zimmerman

    This class is for young adults.

    The young adults will continue to study a number of Paul’s epistles. While some of these letters rebuke, some encourage and some praise the church, they all clearly express the good news of salvation granted to both the Jews and the gentiles through the blood of Christ on the cross. Join us as we study these letters and use them as encouragement for ourselves to share this good news with others. Come join us in the Parlor each Sunday morning.

     

    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., Thursday at 9:00 a.m. and Thursday at 4:30 p.m. This trimester we will be studying Hebrews. Classes begin on January 6 and continue for nine weeks. Class members can pick up the student study guides in the Parlor cabinet and prepare the first lesson so that we can begin with Lesson One the first week. New students 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 in the Holy Cross Parlor on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. For more information, please call Brenda Lesher (371-4585).

  • (Men's) Small Group Bible Study

    Not currently meeting

    This small group Bible study normally meets at 7:30 a.m. on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month at Jimmy’s Diner on North Rock Road. This group is not currently meeting, but will resume as soon as possible. For more information or to be notified once this group decides to meet again, please call Ron Rathgeber (685-8516).

  • (Men's) Wednesday Morning Bible Study

    Facilitated by Brian Amey, Brett Walton, and Mark Shreve

    We would like to invite ALL men of Holy Cross to join our men’s Bible study as we focus on God’s grace and direction for our lives. We meet every Wednesday morning from 6:30 to 7:30 am in the Church Library. We are currently studying the book of Acts. The contact person is Brian Amey (305-5049).

    Wednesdays 6:30-7:30 am in the Church Library
  • 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 or 785-531-2131).