Bible Studies & Classes

Most of our Bible studies and classes meet in person. One continues to offer an online version….

Pastor Myers’ class will meet in-person and continue to meet via Zoom Saturdays at 4:45 & Sundays at 9:45.


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

    MARK: THE UNIQUE GOSPEL ABOUT JESUS CHRIST, THE SON OF GOD

    Led by Pastor Myers

    Seeing is not believing! That’s what we read in this, the shortest of the four gospel records of the life of Jesus. There is a secret hiddenness – Jesus moving from person to needy person, place to place, teaching, healing, defeating the devil and training His disciples (both then and now), leading up to His purpose for coming, His death and resurrection. Each week, take home a set of questions to answer in preparation for the next Saturday or Sunday and join others to discuss answers and grow in your understanding of this unique Gospel of God’s Holy Word, the Bible.

    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
  • Discovering Our Faith

    Led by Pastor Matt

    Are you new to the Christian Faith and want to learn more? Are you a Life-long Lutheran and want a refresher? Are you interested in joining our faith family here at Holy Cross and want to know more? Then this would be the perfect class for you! Join Pastor Matt for “Discovering our Faith,” as together we will discover what it means to be a Christ Follower and what we as Lutherans believe.

    Sunday Mornings 9:45-10:45 am in Concordia Room
  • Jesus: The Great "I Am"

    Led by Pastor Snow

    In the Gospel, which also bears his name, the Apostle John quotes Jesus’ claims to be the Great “I Am.” These statements would have particular significance to the first-century Jewish listener. They link him to the Old Testament revelation of God, and at the same time, each of these “I Am” statements furthers our understanding of Jesus’ ministry in our world today.

    When Jesus applies these statements to Himself, He is claiming to be God. Not just God’s helper or a great teacher, but the divine, eternal, pre-existent, infinite and perfect Being. He is the God of Israel and the almighty Creator of all things!

    Throughout our time together, we will study the “I Am” statements that Jesus makes about Himself along with other helpful passages. So, be sure to bring your own Bibles each week in order to make highlights and take notes for your own future reference and study!

    Come and enjoy, once again, the insights Jesus shares about Himself as “the Bread of Life,” “the Light of the world,” “the Good Shepherd,” “the Way, the Truth and the Life,” “the True Vine” and much more!

    Sunday Mornings 9:45-10:45 am in the Fellowship Hall
  • Mark: the Unique Gospel about Jesus Christ, the Son of God

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

    Led by Pastor Myers

    Seeing is not believing! That’s what we read in this, the shortest of the four gospel records of the life of Jesus. There is a secret hiddenness – Jesus moving from person to needy person, place to place, teaching, healing, defeating the devil and training His disciples (both then and now), leading up to His purpose for coming, His death and resurrection. Each week, take home a set of questions to answer in preparation for the next Saturday or Sunday and join others to discuss answers and grow in your understanding of this unique Gospel of God’s Holy Word, the Bible.

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

    Led by Carl Nelson

    This class will be studying all four Gospels. We will:

    • Read Matthew, Mark, Luke and John and study in detail one to two chapters each week.
    • Follow Jesus’ training of the first twelve disciples.
    • Study what Jesus expects from His true followers.
    • Better understand the impact of Jesus’ resurrection.
    • Further learn that the values in Jesus’ kingdom are upside down from the secular world.
    • Become better equipped to share Jesus’ 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. This session we will be focusing on the Tabernacle and Temple.

    Sunday Mornings 9:45-10:45 am in the School Library
  • Women's Bible Study, “Enough for Now."

    Led by Kris Osler

    This class will use the book Enough for Now by Sharla Fritz for its weekly studies. This book explores the idea of “enough” through the study of Scripture—specifically the parable of the rich fool; personal stories; and practical exercises. Over the course of the lessons, women will discover how to escape the insatiable quest for more by finding their “enough” in God.

    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. This summer we will be studying how we live out our faith as we interact with others. 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, 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. This summer we will study the commands of God using the Ten Commandments as our guide.

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

    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. We are currently studying the Book of Exodus.

    **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 (in college through age 30).

    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 in the Parlor as we study these letters and use them as encouragement for ourselves to share this good news with others.

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

    New Class will start September 8/9, 2021

    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. We will be studying 1st & 2nd Samuel. Classes continue for nine weeks. Class members can pick up the student study guides in the Parlor cabinet (sometime in August) and prepare the first lesson so that we can begin with Lesson One the first week. Free babysitting will be offered for the Wednesday class. New students or anyone with questions, please call Judy Zimmerman at 636-2555.

  • (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 and Craft Room. We are currently studying the Book of 1 Kings. The contact person is Brian Amey (305-5049).

    Wednesdays 6:30-7:30 am in the Church Library
  • (Men's) Thursday Small Group Bible Study

    This small group Bible study meets the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month at 7:30 a.m. at Jimmy’s Diner on North Rock Road. They  use “Searching Scriptures” from the Lutheran Witness magazine as their guide. For more information, please call Ron Rathgeber (685-8516).

  • 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).