Sunday Mornings: Joy offers adult Christian education opportunities Sunday mornings in between services. We use a small group model usually offering two or more classes to choose from. In recent years, these classes have discussed "Spiritual Gifts," "The Minor Prophets," "The Gospels in Parallel", "Religion and Science," "Heaven and Hell," and "Understanding our Neighbor's Faith."
For the Fall of 2016, there are three adult classes offered on Sunday morning:
Lutheran 101: A Study of Luther's Small Catechism for Adults: Taught by R. Meyer The class is derived from Martin Luther's Small Catechism and designed by author Todd Nichol as part of the Lutheran Faith and Life series. The course covers Luther's Small Catechism for daily use by adults. The class format is a leader and group discussion format. Class is intended for people new to the Lutheran faith or those that want to know more about it; long time Lutherans who went through Confirmation some time ago, people new to the Lutheran faith; parents who have youth in confirmation, those with youth preparing for baptism and adults preparing for baptism.
One Hope: Re-membering the Body of Christ: Taught by the Humphreys. This class uses the book by the same name complike from scholars and pastoral leaders from Lutheran and Catholic traditions from Augusburg Publishing. It is designed to help Catholic and Lutheran communities mark the approaching 500 anniversary of the Reformation. By gathering together to reflect and on discuss it is hoped it will help Christians foster the church's unity on a grassroots level and grow in their awarness of the ways the unity already exists.
Romans: A Study: Taught by Pastor Norm Dake. Reading, study and discussion of Paul's letter to the Romans. Pastor Norm shares background knowledge and the class utilizes the Lutheran Study Bible
Morning Women's Study: On the second Wednesday of the month, at 10:00am, Women are invited to gather for Bible Study and fellowship.
WELCA-Women's Bible Study: Typically held the 2nd or 3rd Saturday of the month at 10am. Please see the church calendar or contact church office for exact dates. Please join them as they discuss the Bible Study from the current issue of Gather Magazine.