ADULT FAITH DEVELOPMENT

Adult Faith Development Opportunities

There are a variety of small groups for folks of all ages and experiences.

Due to COVID-19, our small groups are meeting in different ways. Please contact the church office for more information about these groups!


NEW: Wednesday Bible Study with Pastor Jeff

Wednesdays at 11 am in the LCR Fellowship Hall

Wednesday Bible Study with Pastor Jeff

On Wednesday at 11 am in the Fellowship Hall, Pastor Jeff will lead us on a weekly reflection on the upcoming lessons for Sunday morning.  There is no better way to prepare for worship than to be in conversation with the scriptures for the day.  Feel free to come whenever it works into your schedule or become a regular!  Your thoughts and insights will help enlighten the weekly sermon and prepare you to get more out of worship.   Of course masks (over nose and mouth) are to be worn and social distancing will be followed.  


Current Offerings:

Mary Kay Pinckney Small Group - Sunday Evenings once/month at 6:30 - in her home. Contact church office for more information.

The group is just starting a study in a book by Lysa Terkeurst called It's Not Supposed to be This Way, and will include watching a DVD that goes with the study. The group is currently attended by 6 women. New people welcome! 


JAM (Jesus and Me) Women's Circle - Second Monday at 1 pm - Meeting at LCR

Join JAM as we study Revelations and how it can apply to us today.  Meeting monthly with a video by Bible scholar Craig Koester (Luther Seminary professor), followed by discussion.


Dan Tegtmeier Small Group - First Monday at 6:30 pm - Meeting at LCR.

This group is led by Dan, who chooses a topic, idea, or Bible story for the night's discussion. The group meets at different group member's homes. New members welcome!


Bethany Mast Bible StudySecond Monday at 8 pm

Are you looking for friendship, support, and growth in faith during this crazy year? As a stay-at-home mom of young children, Bethany Mast has started a small group Bible study to connect with others in faith. They will meet on Monday, January 11th at 8 pm at Bethany's home. If you're interested or would like more information, please contact Bethany at bgodar@gmail.com.


Loaves, Fishes and Faith - Second and Fourth Tuesdays - Lunch at 11:30 am, Study at 1 pm

Loaves, Fishes, and Faith grew out of a twice-monthly Bible Study meeting on Tuesdays at 1 PM at LCR.  Several members decided to meet for lunch at 11:30 at different restaurants in Marion followed by study at LCR so we added loaves and fishes to our name. Studies have included Women of the Bible, Prayer, and Stress Management.  The group focuses on Biblical themes but how it relates to our lives today.  We have been known to spend way more time on a study as we spend as much time sharing and supporting each other as the lesson.  Since COVID we have been meeting outside for lunch & group support.  All are welcome to visit and share food and faith with our group.


Wednesday Bible Study with Pastor Jeff - Every Wednesday at 11 am - LCR Fellowship Hall

On Wednesday at 11 am in the Fellowship Hall, Pastor Jeff will lead us on a weekly reflection on the upcoming lessons for Sunday morning.  There is no better way to prepare for worship than to be in conversation with the scriptures for the day.  Feel free to come whenever it works into your schedule or become a regular!  Your thoughts and insights will help enlighten the weekly sermon and prepare you to get more out of worship.   Of course masks (over nose and mouth) are to be worn and social distancing will be followed.  


Linda Schminke Small Group - Second and Fourth Wednesday at 1 pm 

Currently on hiatus.


Brewing Up the Bible - Second Wednesday at 7:30 pm - Zoom - on hiatus during Lent

Join us for a time of casual fellowship and study. All Are Welcome!


Donna Dennis Small Group - Second and Fourth Thursday at 6:30 pm

This group dives deep into short scripture readings daily (currently in Luke, soon to begin Acts). We summarize our thoughts onto paper and then meet on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays at 6:30p to review and share our discoveries. We marvel at how our daily reading can comfort and encourage each of us in different ways while understanding that was His design all along. All are welcome!