2 Peter 3:18 says, “Grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” We grow best when we do so alongside our fellow Christians, who help us better understand what God’s Word says, and encourage us in our learning. At St. Paul’s, we try to provide many opportunities for people to grow in their faith. Below is a list of the various opportunities for spiritual growth through Bible Study. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, or just need some more information, please contact the church office.
Sunday Bible Hour
Sunday Bible Hour meets at 9:30 AM. We are studying the Book of Acts.
Sunday School meets at 9:30 AM throughout the school year from September to May. Children 3 years old – 6th grade are welcome.
Meets the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month. For more info check out our page about SPLaT.
Bible Information Class
This class is the entry into St. Paul’s for people wishing to join our church. It’s also a great refresher course for current members on the basic Bible truths that our church teaches. Watch for announcements for these classes or contact the church office if you desire more information. For information about class times, contact Pastor Nate Scharf.
First Place Small Group
This is a small group Bible Study for women that meets at 6:30 in the Fireside Room. Contact Linda Lange for details (354-1469).
Men’s Bible Study
Men’s Club meets Mondays at 7:00 in the Fireside Room. Topics vary.
Pastor Smith’s Tuesday Bible Study
This group meets in the Fireside Room Tuesdays at Noon and repeats at 6:00 PM. This time we are studying Luther’s Small and Large Catechisms. Bring your dinner if you like! Begins September 16th.
Women’s Bible Study Group
Women’s Bible Study Group meets regularly on Tuesdays at 7:00pm, usually in the Fireside Room. This year we continue a study of 1 Corinthians. Contact Norma Schmidt for details (354-4094).
Small Group Study
This group, led by Myron Fluegge, meets Wednesdays at 11:00 AM. We’re discussing the Book of Acts based on the People’s Bible.
During Advent (begins in December) and Lent (begins in February or March), we meet for worship at St. Paul’s at 12:15, 4:30 and 6:30 pm on Wednesdays.
This is a doctrine and Bible study for children between 1st and 5th grades. Meets in the classrooms in the church basement from 6:30-7:30 PM every Wednesday when there is school. (If school is called off because of weather, etc., Wednesday school does not meet).
Public School Confirmation
For Public School students in 7th and 8th grades. Meets 6:30-7:45 during the school year. If school is cancelled due to weather, etc., we won’t meet. Confirmation for 8th graders takes place on the Sunday before Easter in the 9:30 service.
Current Events is a Bible Study led by Pastor Sutton twice every month that focuses on chapters of the Bible and moves into things happening in the world right now. Meets from 6:00-6:55am and repeats at noon. Check the church’s monthly calendar or bulletin for days, or call Pastor Sutton for details (354-3641).
Womens’ Bible Study
This group meets at St. Michael’s Apartment Building (500 N. State Street) at 9:30 AM on Fridays.
Jesus Cares is a class for members and friends of the congregation with special needs. The group meets during the school year in the lower level of the Parish Center (an elevator is available) on Saturday mornings from 9:45-11:00. Contact Matt Ivan (989-860-6393) or Pastor Smith (354-3641) for details.
Grief Group is a discussion intended to help ease those who have suffered a loss in past through trying times. The group will be led by Daniel Loe, Contact the church office for details (354-3641).
Premarriage classes are presented to all couples who plan to be married in the following year and are open to any other couples who would like to learn more about Christian marriage or to married couples who would like a refresher. Contact the church office for details (354-3641).