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

     

    Longer Look at the Lessons (LLL) 

    Led by Pastor Myers 

    Each weekend we read three Scripture readings as part of our wor-ship. God’s Word is very rich in His Words of Law and Gospel. Join us as we spend “a longer time” reading and studying all three lessons. Discussion sheets will be provided the week prior so preparation can be made for the classes. 

    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 Blessing Place nursery offers care for children through 36 months old during all three weekend services, Sunday School and Bible class. 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

    Infants and Toddlers

    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 Scott Smith

    This class is designed as an instruction for those who would like to learn about the basic teachings of the Lu-theran 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
  • Longer Look at the Lessons (LLL)

    Led by Pastor Myers 

    Each weekend we read three Scripture readings as part of our worship. God’s Word is very rich in His Words of Law and Gospel. Join us as we spend “a longer time” reading and studying all three lessons. Discussion sheets will be provided the week prior so preparation can be made for the classes. 

    *This class is also offered on Saturday Evenings from 4:45-5:45pm

    Sunday Mornings 9:45-10:45 am in the Fellowship Hall
  • The Challenge of Islam, and our Christian Response

    Led by Pastor Snow 

    Participants in this Bible Class will watch brief video segments regarding the foundations of Islam and its teachings about Jesus, Muhammad, the Qur’an and the Pillars of Islam. Then we will compare and contrast these teachings in our defense of the Christian faith. 

    In this Bible study, Sam Shamoun, an Arab Christian will present an eye-opening perspective on Islam. Estimates put Islam at well over one billion followers worldwide, yet their beliefs, religious practices and social philoso-phy remain confusing to many non-Muslims. This class will shed light on Islam’s historical development and explain, in laymen’s terms, how this faith – born on the Arabian Peninsula 1,400 years ago – is actually practiced by Muslims today – even in our own community of Wichita! 

    Throughout this study, we will clearly articulate the hope that we Christians have in the saving grace of Jesus against the works-based futility inherent in Islam’s central message. 

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

    Sunday Mornings 9:45-10:45 am in the Concordia Room
  • Read Every Word of the Bible

    Led by Carl Nelson 

    This study will take you through every word in the Bible in one year. If you have never read the whole Bible, this is a good opportunity to do so in a class setting with others that offers mutual support and group discussion on each weeks readings. For those who have already read the whole Bible, this will be a good opportunity to share reading it again with others in the class. Feel free to join us anytime as we progress through the Bible. 

    Sunday Mornings 9:45-10:45 am in the Craft Room
  • Hebrews, Part 7: Jesus The Sacrifice

    Taught 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 He-brews 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 7, we will in-vestigate the Greek basis for the book and make an extensive cultural, so-cial, linguistic, and historical study of it. This study will take us through the continuation of the Greek logical argument presented by the author of He-brews, 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
  • Art of Parenting: Aiming your Child's Heart Toward God

    Led by Melissa and Markus Meyer 

    Don’t Go It Alone 

    As a parent, you are the number one influence on your children in every area of their life. For many busy parents and stepparents, it is common to treat raising children and practicing your own faith as two separate parts of life, yet they can be beautifully intertwined. 

    The best way to learn is from other parents who have applied timeless prin-ciples to the highs and lows of parenting. FamilyLife’s Art of Parenting™ does just that. It gives you a simple vision and creative ways to apply your faith with your children so that you can make faith the core of your parent-ing. Utilizing encouraging videos, activities and supportive small group dis-cussion we will explore topics such as character, discipline, relationships, identity, mission and more. 

    *This study is also offered as a Women’s Study (children are invited) on Thursday afternoons from 2-3:30 in the Parlor.

    Sunday Mornings 9:45-10:45 am in the 8th grade classroom
  • Middle School Youth Bible Class

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

    Our Middle School Bible class, 6th-8th graders, meets on Sunday mornings from 9:45 a.m.-10:45 a.m. in the gym. Our goal is that each of our youth in 6th through 8th grade will use this opportunity to grow in the love and trust in Jesus Christ through this time together. This fall our youth will study God’s truths using age appropriate and engaging content that helps them put their faith into action by standing up to peer pressure and injustice, fos-tering Christ-like behaviors with siblings and parents, discussing struggles and pain that youth experience, how God is the Great Physician and how they, as His children, can help others by striving to be more like Him each day. 

    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 at 9:45 a.m. 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 working through the Apostle’s Creed and spending our time studying God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. 

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

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

    Led by Brian Amey, Dylan Walton and Dylan Clark 

    On Wednesday nights from 7:00—8:30 p.m. our High School students will spend time in praise and worship, group building, prayer, study and fellowship. This fall we will study God’s Word using themes and lessons from current Christian and Secular movies. 

    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

    (High School graduates through age 29) 

    The Truth Project — Led by Aaron Zimmerman 

    In a recent study, the Barna Research Group revealed a stunning statistic that continues to reverberate throughout the evangelical world. Only 9 per-cent of professing Christians have a biblical worldview! Because of this, to-day’s believers live very similarly to non-believers. A personal sense of sig-nificance is rarely experienced, we spend our money and time on things that fail to satisfy and we begin to wonder what life’s ultimate purpose really is. We are, in short, losing our bearings as a people and a nation. 

    This study will help us look at life from a biblical perspective. We will discuss in great detail the relevance and importance of living the Christian worldview in daily life. 

    Sunday Mornings 9:45-10:45 am in the Parlor
  • Young Adults-The Bridge

    The Bridge is a new young adult ministry aimed at creating connections within the Lutheran Young Adult community Wichita area wide.

    We meet on Tuesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. at Fairmount Coffee (3815 E. 17th St. N. Wichita, KS 67208). Join us and bring a friend! 

  • (Women's) Waiting

    Women’s Sunday Morning Bible Study

    Led by Kris Osler 

    “Waiting” focuses on the lives of eight biblical women who waited and yearned and ached. The study highlights principles that make these times more bearable, and maybe more meaningful, even if it feels like God isn’t present or there’s nothing we can do. Learn how to surrender your worries to God, handle the daily-ness of waiting, and draw closer to Jesus. 

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

    We are beginning our 19th year of study in LifeLight with the study of Heav-en and Hell starting on September 19th & 20th.

    LifeLight is an in-depth study that requires a small amount of homework. We have three classes that meet weekly for nine weeks.

    • Wednesday, 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. (babysitting provided)
    • Thursdays, 8:30 – 10:00 a.m.
    • Thursday 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.

    The Thursday morning class will study 1 and 2 Chronicles.

    All class members can pick up their student study guide in the Parlor cabinet and prepare their first lesson so that we can begin with Lesson One on the first week of class. (The Parlor is located to your right as you exit the Worship Center.)

    New students, those needing a babysitter on Wednesday, and anyone with questions, please call Judy Zimmerman at 636-2555. 

  • (Women's) Art of Parenting: Aiming your Child's Heart Toward God

    Led by Jen Myers 

    Children are welcome 

    Every parent needs help and encouragement along the way. There’s too much at stake to handle the job on your own. FamilyLife’s Art of Parenting can help. Based in decades of teaching from Dennis and Barbara Rainey, and featuring insights from other notable parenting advisors, this small-group series highlights core issues that every parent needs to address. Our time together will be watching the DVD, discussion, going through the work-book and prayer. 

    * The first class is Sept 4 and will begin 15 minutes early (1:45pm)

    * This study is also offered as a Co-ed Adult Study on Sunday mornings from 9:45-10:45 am

    Thursdays 2:00-3:30 p.m. in the Parlor 
  • (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).

    Class will start September 12th. 

  • (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.

    ALL the men at Holy Cross are invited to join our men’s Bible study.

    We have 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 men of today.

    We are currently studying Creation vs. Evolution and the Book of Exodus.

    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).