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 FOUNDATION OF THE BIBLE

    Led by Pastor Myers

     

    The book of Genesis is foundational to understanding the rest of the Bible.  It is primarily a book of relationships, accounts, and covenants.  It lays the solid foundation of salvation only through faith in Jesus through many of the familiar stories we learned from our parents and in Sunday School.  All of these stories follow the common theme and are referenced frequently through the other 65 books of the Bible.  Through the power of the Holy Spirit, we will review, learn and grow in our knowledge and faith relationship with Jesus and each other.

    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

    This summer we will be looking at “Pictures of God.” We do not know what God looks like, but we can see a “picture” of His character as we read and study His Word.

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

    Led by Dylan Clark

    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
  • “STUMP THE PASTOR” AND BACK TO THE BASICS — PART 3

    An opportunity to… “Ask that Question which has always puzzled you!”

    Led by Pastor Snow

    What are the implications of what we Lutherans believe, teach and confess for joyful Christian living? As the class sessions unfold, attendees will be invited to suggest questions/topics/areas of study that they would like to discuss and about which they would like to hear more. Will your questions “Stump the Pastor?” Participants in these lively discussions will discover the Biblical understanding of Baptism, Holy Communion (what we should know and what other churches teach about the Sacraments), Prayer, Eschatology (study of the End Times), and other topics—YOU help decide! Come join in these interesting discussions so we can learn from and encourage one another!

    By God’s grace and the working of the Holy Spirit, expect to grow in greater appreciation for God’s daily intervention in your life and the freedom and joy which come from knowing that He walks with you every day! 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

    Led by Pastor Myers

    The book of Genesis is foundational to understanding the rest of the Bible.  It is primarily a book of relationships, accounts and covenants.  It lays the solid foundation of salvation only through faith in Jesus through many of the familiar stories we learned from our parents and in Sunday School.  All of these stories follow the common theme and are referenced frequently through the other 65 books of the Bible.  Through the power of the Holy Spirit, we will review, learn and grow in our knowledge and faith relationship with Jesus and each other.

    Sunday Mornings 9:45-10:45 am Fellowship Hall
  • THE DIVINE CONSPIRACY

    Led by Carl Nelson

    Using the study program authored by Dallas Willard, with DVD and Study Guide, together we will learn more about:

    ·         The Divine Conspiracy: God’s plan for each individual to work in His Kingdom today as Jesus teaches in the Word.

    ·         The joy of living in God’s Kingdom today.

    ·         Responding to Jesus’ call to become His student (disciple).

    ·         Developing a deeper relationship with Him.

    ·         Being a disciple alongside Jesus is natural and easy when we follow His calling in the Word.

    ·         Jesus’ grace extends beyond forgiving our sins. His grace enables us to work in His Kingdom in our daily lives.

    ·         Replacing any emptiness in our lives with the fulfillment of working alongside Jesus in His Kingdom today.

    Sunday Mornings 9:45-10:45 am in the Craft Room
  • Hebrews, Part 10: Faith

    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 9, we will 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. 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, Michele Zimmerman, Adrian Peppers, 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 looking at “Pictures of God.” We do not know what God looks like, but we can see a “picture” of His character as we read and study His Word.

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

    Led by Brian Amey, Jonah Lange, Carolyn Gunzelman, and Josh Scaglione

    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 first part of “The Truth Project.” We will learn and discuss how to live out the Christian Worldview in our daily lives.

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

    Led by Brian Amey, Jonah Lange, Dylan Clark, and Dylan Walton

    On Wednesday nights from 7:00—8:30 p.m., our high school youth meet in the Lighthouse for fellowship and encouragement through prayer and study. This is a great time to bring a friend! This summer we will be studying Louie Giglio’s video study called “Take the Plunge.” Ready. Set. Jump! Christ is calling us to leave the little things behind and take the plunge into the river of life. **Please check Life at Holy Cross or the Youth Ministry Website for dates and changes.

    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 quarter, we will be studying “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. We finished the study of Proverbs in March and are taking a break during the summer. Classes will resume in September, when we will be studying the books of 1 Peter and 2 Peter. Watch for details closer to September. 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.

    Morning Men’s Bible Study: We would like to invite YOU, a man of the 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, Parlor, and Craft Room. We are currently working through the book of Judges. Come and see how God worked through, loved, and protected His people. Even thousands of years later, we can learn and apply God’s truths in today’s context. 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).