Bible Studies & Classes

In this ever-changing landscape of the Coronavirus pandemic, many of our Bible studies and classes are returning to meeting in person. Some will continue to meet online….

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

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT ONLINE STUDIES CAN BE FOUND HERE 

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

    THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO JOHN

    Led by Pastor Myers

    “These are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in His name.” John 20:31 is a great summary of this special book.  Join us through Zoom or in-person as we continue this in-depth study of this unique book of the Bible.

    Saturday evening from 4:45-5:45pm in the Concordia Room
  • The Blessing Place Nursery

    Currently open during the Sunday School/Bible Class hour only

    “Nurturing Families – Sharing Jesus”

    Infants and Toddlers

    • Infants through 36 months
    • 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

    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 Troy Nordman

    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
  • Christianity and Politics; Do They Mix?

    Led by Pastor Snow

    Participants in this Bible Class will journey with Pastor Snow through scripture, the Lutheran Confessions and some of Luther’s writings to discuss the role of “faith or politics,” “faith and politics,” or “faith in politics.”

    With the “primary season” just behind us and the upcoming November elections looming ahead of us, do we, as Christians, participate? If so, how do we? How do faith and politics mix, or do they? What does the Bible say about the role of government?

    As we discuss the relationship of “Church and State,” we will explore what Luther called the “Kingdom of the Right” and the “Kingdom of the Left.” What is the relationship between Christianity and politics and how do we responsibly live as citizens of both of these kingdoms?

    We hope to have several “special guest speakers” who will join us for these interesting and lively discussions! The Bible, Lutheran writings, video resources and YouTube will all be used in our study of this important topic.  Come and join us in this interesting discussion!

    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 Fellowship Hall
  • The Gospel According to John

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

    Led by Pastor Myers

    “These are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in His name.” John 20:31 is a great summary of this special book.  Join us through Zoom or in-person as we continue this in-depth study of this unique book of the Bible.

     

    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, “Joy: A Study Of Philippians”/"The Power of a Praying Woman"

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


    Led by Kris Osler/Marna Atkinson

    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.

     

    This class will begin the study of Stormie Omartian’s book “The Power of a Praying Woman” on October 11. Books will be available in class on the first day.

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

     

    Led by Pamela Amey

    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 fall our youth will be exploring Dares from Jesus and learning how our Savior challenges us to be trustworthy, generous, honest, worry-free, and much more. By His grace and power, He enables us to take on these “dares” and live them out. 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

    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 fall, we will be continuing our study about peacemaking and conflict resolution created by Peacemakers.

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

    Led by Brian Amey

    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 fall we will be studying Paul’s letters to the Philippians and Colossians.

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

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

    Led by Aaron Zimmerman

    This class is for young adults in college through age 30.

    This class is currently working through a video-based curriculum created by “Answers in Genesis” called “The Foundations.” This class is composed of interactive and lively college students, young married couples, and young professionals. They enjoy diving into scripture and sharing the common bond of following Jesus by the power of the Holy Spirit. Bring your Bible and 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 two class times offered: Thursday at 9:00 a.m. and Thursday at 4:30 p.m. This trimester we will be studying Jeremiah and Lamentations. Classes began on September 9 and continue for nine weeks. New students or anyone with questions, please call Judy Zimmerman at 636-2555.

  • (Women's) Senior Ladies Bible Study

    Not currently meeting

    This ladies Bible study is mostly women in their 50’s to 70’s and normally meets at Holy Cross in the Parlor on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. They hope to resume meeting in-person in January.

    For more information or to be notified once this group decides to meet again, 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, Mark Shreve and Brett Walton.

    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 1 Samuel and will be working through        2 Samuel in the coming months. 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. This group will resume in October.

    The contact person for this group is Mary Dohl (682-0505 or 785-531-2131).