"For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith - and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God..."

- Ephesians 2:8

Bible Study Invitation

Join a Bible Study Class Today!

WHY ATTEND A BIBLE CLASS? Christians cannot expect to resist the values of the unbelieving world if they devote only one hour of the week to meditating on God's Word and the other 167 hours to providing for the needs of their bodies and enjoying worldly entertainment. We need to regularly search the Scriptures with fellow Christians. We need to recognize the important of regular family devotions and personal Bible study. We need to cultivate the habit of remembering and applying the truths of God's Word when we are confronted with temptations or faced with decisions in daily life. God's children will find their greatest joy and satisfaction in studying His Word and thinking about it day and night"
(Psalms: Part One, People's Bible Commentary, 42). God's Word is a "change agent" and being a part of a Bible class can be an important part of your spiritual well-being. Please give prayerful consideration to participating in one of the Sunday morning classes. Classes are available throughout the week covering a wide range of topics. To view a list of the classes available this fall click the appropriate link below:

Winter Classes 2017 - 2018

SUNDAY CLASSES

Youth Bible Classes

Sunday School is underway! Please join us on Sundays September-May from 9:15-10:15 AM. K-5th grade will meet in the Sanctuary at 9:15 AM for the Sunday School opening. The other classes will begin in the room listed at 9:15 AM. If you’re unsure about where to go, please don’t hesitate to ask. If you’d like more details about Emmanuel’s Sunday School please check out this flyer.

Class

Location

Me Too (Birth, 1, 2, & 3 years Old)

Me Too Room / AR Center

4-5 year old

Preschool Room 6

K-1st Grade

Room 5

2nd-3rd Grade

Room 105

4th-5th Grade

Room 104

6th-8th Grade

School Conference Room

9th-12th Grade

The Loft - Ebenezer

Adult Bible Classes

SHEPHERDING THE SCATTERED SHEEP

Mental Health and the Church
November 26—December 17
Instructor: Rev. Dennis Goff, Director of Ministry Programs at The Lutheran Foundation
Location: Ebenezer Hall, Lower Level
Beginning with sermons on the November 26 weekend, Emmanuel will offer a four-week exploration on faith and mental health. Rev. Dennis Goff will preach that Sunday and lead Bible-class presentations that week and the following three Sundays to examine the stigma often attached to mental illness and to help us understand how we can minister to our hurting sisters and brothers. (There will be no other Bible classes on these four Sundays.)

 STARTING JANUARY 7

LUTHERAN CHRISTIANITY

January 7—February 11
Instructors: Rev. Thomas A. Eggold, Rev. Daniel Sheafer, Lana Hille
Location: Brandt Hall
For new members and anyone who would like a refresher, this course examines what Lutherans believe, why we believe it, and why it’s important. There will be chances to ask questions about God and faith, plus an inside look at our Emmanuel family and the building where we worship.

EVERY ONE HIS WITNESS

January 7—February 11
Instructor: Rev. Dennis McFadden
Location: Ebenezer Hall, Lower Level
At last there is an effective, non-threatening Lutheran program that teaches you how to talk to friends, coworkers, and other unchurched people about faith. It involves listening to those who are unsure about Christianity, asking questions that aren’t accusatory, and sharing Good News about Jesus in natural, low-key ways. There’s no bashing, no judgment, and no “sales pitch.” Instead, there’s understanding, communication, and honesty between friends.

The Story in the Bible—Part 2: King David to the Babylonian Captivity

January 7—February 11
Instructor: Josh Eggold
Location: School Activities Center
Here’s a class for everyone who wants to discover, or rediscover, the story line of people and events in the Bible and see God’s love and forgiveness at work. We’ll use three resources: a story Bible as basic text, the Bible itself, and a student binder. Join us. Bring your Bible and, if you’ve got one from last quarter, your binder.

Men’s Bible Study

January 7—February 11
Instructors: Greg Wasson and Richie Cummins
Location: Room 4, Lower Level of School
We will discuss the book Wild at Heart: Discovering the Secret of a Man’s Soul by John Eldredge.

SPECIAL MISSIONS PRESENTATION—DECEMBER 31

Deaconess Christel Neuendorf will share her experiences serving the Lord in Latin America and the Caribbean.

WEEKDAY CLASSES

Mondays
Hosea: Unfailing Love Changes Everything (for women) 9:00-10:30 a.m. (resumes January 8—new schedule and topic given in class)
The Bible's story of Hosea’s love for his wayward spouse—and the unfailing love of God for his wayward people and all people.
Instructor: Bridget Eggold
Location: The Loft

Selections from John’s Epistles 12:30-2:00 p.m. (beginning December 4; 1st and 3rd Mondays)
Instructor: Jim Croxton
Location: Ebenezer Hall

LifeLight: The Gospel of John 5:30-7:00 p.m. (no class in December, resumes January 8) Instructor: Rev. Thomas A. Eggold
Location: Ebenezer Hall

Wednesdays
Men’s Bible Study 6:30-7:30 a.m. (continuing)
Instructor: Rev. Thomas A. Eggold
Location: Brandt Hall

St. Paul’s Letters from Prison (for women) 8:30-9:45 a.m.
After finishing the Colossians course, we will explore the letters Paul wrote while he was imprisoned.
Instructor: Lana Hille
Location: Brandt Hall

Pastor’s Bible Study 10:00-11:00 a.m. (continuing)
Instructors: various presenters
Location: Ebenezer Hall

Thursdays
Overflowing Abundance (for women) 2:00-3:00 p.m. (first Thursday of each month)
Discover how our compassionate Savior walks with us always, even in our darkest struggles. DVD, workbooks, and Bibles.
Instructor: Jan Werth
Location: Ebenezer Hall, Lower Level

Fridays
Men’s Ministry Bible Study 6:30-7:30 a.m. (continuing)
Instructor: John Martin
Location: Mocha Lounge, Covington Road

Saturdays
Men’s Breakfast and Bible Study: Luther’s Large Catechism 8:30-10:00 a.m. (second Saturday of each month)
Instructor: Rev. Daniel Sheafer
Location: Brandt Hall

Esther: It’s Tough Being a Woman (for women) 9:00-11:00 a.m. (resumes January 6—schedule given in class)
An in-depth examination of this great story of threat and deliverance. Beth Moore shows how applicable Esther’s story is to our lives.
Instructors: Laura Jackson and Eileen Taylor
Location: The Loft