We offer SUNDAY SCHOOL classes for
Children and TEENS
Bible in depth
Sunday School classes are held every week at 9:40am. Our program is open to anyone of any age!! We truly have a class for everyone! We offer Sunday School classes for different ages of children, including pre-K/Kindergarten/1st grade, elementary and early middle school (2nd through 7th grades), and upper middle/high school (8th through 12th grades). We also have adult classes on the Bible in Depth and an Adult Seamless Class. Come join us for our amazing Sunday School program as you strengthen your relationship with God.
Younger Children classes: This year the children will be learning through SPARK lectionary curriculum, which connects children with the Bible through programming that ensures they interact with the Bible in every lesson. The elementary/lower middle school children will also be part of a music ministry program led by Rebecca H.
Upper Middle/High School classes: This year our teens will be empowered to reach their full potential through the CORE program (Connect, Own, Reveal, Empower). Students will learn to integrate their good and bad experiences in order to pursue their faith in Christ. CORE is designed to help teens discover their true identity, value/worth, and to become empowered to follow Christ in the context of relationships.
Adult Seamless classes: Whether you have grown up hearing Bible stories or you are exploring Scripture for the first time, the full story of the Bible can be overwhelming. The 66 books may seem disconnected at first glance. In this study, students are shown how the whole Bible connects as one beautiful, seamless thread. In this study, you will (a) understand the Bible as a whole as you change the way you look at Scripture, (b) connect with people, places, and promises of God’s Word in a fresh way, (c) gain clarity and confidence in your understanding of Scripture, and (d) discover a biblical context that reshapes and brings to life stories from the Old and New Testaments.
The Bible in Depth: This class is a program of Bible study for adult learners. The Kerygma Program does not have a denominational bias, and it has been used by over twenty denominations since 1977. The resource book material includes an introduction, 10 themes, and the conclusion. Class activities include devotions, Bible references, and class discussions. The class will begin with Theme Eight: God’s People Learn Wisdom.
Note: These programs are held in the time between services. Join the conversation. All are welcome.
Tuesday Evening Bible Study
GROWING BY LEARNING GOD’S WORD
TUESDAY EVENING BIBLE STUDY
Tuesday Evening Bible Study meets from 7-8pm and runs through the month of November. Everyone is invited to attend, even if you have missed previous sessions. During this exciting course, all four Gospels will be highlighted, and we will learn the historical/cultural context as well as discuss how we can apply these Biblical truths in our lives. Homework will involve reading key Bible passages prior to each session (passages for the first lesson are mentioned below).
For our theme “The Messiah Arrives,” the following will be covered:
Oct 22 - Immanuel, God with Us - A brief look at key events that took place between the Old and New Testaments, then focus on the birth of the long-awaited Messiah, God's anointed one. It also includes new glimpses of familiar people (e.g., the wise men, wicked King Herod, Joseph and Mary) and a close look at the troubled world Jesus was sent to save.
Oct 29 - Heeding the Call of God - Jesus is baptized by John, anointed with the Holy Spirit, and tested by Satan. Having passed the test, Jesus calls 12 men to be his closest disciples. We will also take a close look at the wilderness prophet, John (Jesus' cousin and forerunner), and his tragic end.
Nov 5 - Signs and Wonders - Jesus today is remembered as a great teacher and a miracle worker. He impressed his contemporaries with healings and power over nature, confirming God at work in Him. We look at the motivations behind the miracles and the role of faith.
Nov 12 - Teacher and Storyteller - Jesus taught directly (Sermon on the Mount) and indirectly (the Parables).
Nov 19 - Encounters with the Master - Some of the most intriguing events involve Jesus' contacts with others (e.g., the teacher Nicodemus, the scorned tax collector Zacchaeus, the Samaritan woman at the well, and the rich young ruler).
Nov 26 - Passion, Despair, Triumph - This lesson examines the core of the Bible: the Son of God, wrongly condemned to die by misguided religious leaders and callous government officials, mocked, beaten, crucified and abandoned by his followers, but vindicated by God and raised to new life. This chapter and the Bible readings follow the way of the cross and then the steps of our risen Jesus, breathing new courage into his followers before he ascends to heaven.
All are welcome! Learning is in a group discussion format, and inspirational guidebooks or video programs are sometimes used to highlight topics. Bible Study is an amazing opportunity for Christian learning, insightful discussions, fun fellowship, and a great way to grow your relationship with God. He is risen! He is risen indeed!!
Teaching Theology for our youth
Confirmation classes teach our youth about Martin Luther's theology on...
The Ten Commandments, the Apostles' Creed, the Lord's Prayer, Holy Baptism, Confession, and the Sacrament of the Eucharist.
Confirmation classes are intended for youth from 7th grade and above and meet twice per month from October through May. This is a two-year program to help youth grow in their faith through the study of the scriptures and Luther's Catechism, concluding with the Rite of Affirmation of Baptism (Public Affirmation of Faith). Confirmation classes teach our youth about Martin Luther's theology on the Ten Commandments, the Apostles' Creed, the Lord's Prayer, Holy Baptism, Confession, and the Sacrament of the Eucharist.
Seasonal Bible Study
TOPICS AND DAYS CAN VARY
Led by VARIOUS PASTORS
In additional to Sunday School and other Bible Study classes, Holy Trinity occasionally offers seasonal or topical Bible Study classes to occur during the daytime hours. Our most recent summer Bible Study course led by Pastor Torrance ran for 8 weeks on the parables of Jesus. Every year we also have multiple mid-week Advent services and mid-week Lenten services.