Bible Studies

Sunday Bible Class

This is one of the most popular opportunities for members to “grow in grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior." All members are encouraged to attend.

Sunday Bible class is conveniently scheduled between the Sunday morning worship services, from 9:15 – 10:15 AM.  It runs during the same time as Sunday School, enabling families with children to participate.

    Large Group Bible Study (Fellowship Hall)
  • July 23 - August 27*
    Exploring Faith and Science
    Taught by WLC Science Faculty

    What might the laws of nature tell us about its Creator?  Is science in conflict with Scripture?  If so, since when?  And what can scientific techniques like carbon dating tell us about the age of the Earth?  In this summer Bible class, we will explore the relationship between faith and reason and apparent conflicts between Christianity and modern science.  The course will be team-taught by science faculty from Wisconsin Lutheran College: Dr. Rob Balza (biology), Dr. Kerry Kuehn (physics) and Dr. Dan Ebeling (chemistry).

    *Note: No class on Sunday, August 6.

    Click here for class handouts and materials.

    Click here to send questions or comments to Dr. Balza.
    Click here to send questions or comments to Dr. Ebeling.
    Click here to send questions or comments to Dr. Kuehn.

    Small Group Bible Study (School Lecture Room)
  • Please check back in the fall for a new small group Bible study.

    Bible Information Class (St. Matthew's Room)
  • Taught by St. John’s Pastoral Staff

    Invite your friends and neighbors! Come and review the basics of Christianity!  This course provides a general overview of the Bible, touches upon every major Christian doctrine, and supplies a solid understanding of what we confess and believe as a confessional Lutheran Church.  Since it provides the foundation for a deeper relationship with God, we encourage both members and non-members to attend. Please note there will also be some week-night evening classes.

    Click here for current class handouts and materials.
    Sunday School & Teen Ministry (School Classrooms & Conference Room)
  • For ages 3 – grade 7, Sunday School is held at 9:15 AM on Sunday mornings in the school classrooms from September - May. 
    Click here to register for the current school year.

    Teens in grades 8-11 are invited to join us on Sunday mornings at 9:30 AM for life-changing studies that refresh, challenge, and grow your faith.  We will present practical Gospel truths that you can apply to your everyday life.  Get connected with other teens as we study God's Word together and build a community of faith, nurturing one another in the love of Christ.  Pizza, beverages, snacks, and sweet treats will be available.


Additional Bible Study Opportunities
    Wednesday Men's Bible Study
  • Wednesdays at 6:30 AM
    The City Market (8700 W Watertown Plank Rd #2)

    Come join your brothers in Christ for fellowship, food and study.

    We are currently studying the book of "Revelation" from the NPH People's Bible Teaching series. Join us as we discuss the beautiful assurance of Christ's final victory. The seven visions recorded by the apostle John describe the ongoing struggle between Christ and Satan. In these visions God assures us that we will have eternal victory in the new Jerusalem above and that Satan finally will be defeated.

    Newcomers are always welcome.  Please email Jon Johnson with questions.

    Click here to view the Wednesday Morning Men's Bible Study webpage.
    Women's Bible Study - RIBS (Renewed & Inspired by our Savior)
  • Wednesdays at 8:30 AM
    Fellowship Hall (church, lower level)
    New class will begin September 6, 2017

    RIBS is a Bible study group led by women for women who want to deepen their faith and strengthen their walk with their Savior. 

    Just in time for the fall harvest season, we will study The Vine Speaks by Cindy Steinbeck, a study of John 15 that uses wine and vineyard analogies to explore how we are rooted in, grafted to, and fed by Christ's life, His Word and Sacrament. We will address how we are called by Christ, created to be His holy people and to grow in understanding to live out God’s calling.

    Join us on Wednesday mornings from 8:30 to 10:00 in the church Fellowship Hall. Fellowship begins at 8:00 and childcare is available. For more information, contact Monica Gnat via e-mail or at (414) 774-6180.

    Women's Evening Bible Study
  • Wednesdays at 7:00 PM
    St. Matthew's Room (church, lower level)
    Class is on summer break and will resume in fall. Watch for details coming soon.

    Meeting at 7:00 PM in the St. Matthew’s Room, this is a self-led bible study group meeting every other week on Wednesday evenings. We are currently reading the book "Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World" by Joanna Weaver (available here). If you are interested in fun and fellowship with your sisters in Christ or have any questions, please contact Amy Stauffer by email or at (208) 602-8199.
    Thursday Morning Bible Study
  • Thursdays at 10:30 AM 
    led by Pastor Schroeder

    Fellowship Hall (church, lower level)
    Class is currently on summer break
    A new class will begin on Thursday, September 14, 2017

    You know about Jonah and the big fish.  Do you remember Jonah and the vine?  In this study we will start with the familiar and continue on in the works of some "minor" prophets of the Old Testament.  The books may be shorter than those of "major" prophets like Isaiah and Jeremiah, but there is nothing minor about the truths we will take from God's Word.  Join us and see how relevant this portion of the Bible is to our everyday lives.

    Coffee/tea will be provided, and all are invited.

    Christ-Empowered Dads
  • Thursdays at 6:30 PM (second Thursday of each month)
    Fellowship Hall

    Christian fathers and father-figures have a double responsibility: to grow in their own faith and to lead their kids to grow spiritually as well. Can you and your kids both confidently fulfill what is mentioned in 1 Peter 3:15 “Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.” Is being in God’s Word a priority? Do your kids know that and see it in your actions? Are you showing them the motivation to live a life in Christ?

    In this monthly men’s group, we’ll explore how to live the life God wants us to live as fathers or fatherly-figures with 2 Timothy 3:16 in mind: “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness.” Join us from 6:30 – 8:30 PM on the second Thursday of each month. For details, please email Pastor Schroeder.

    Financial Peace University

    Wednesdays at 6:30 PM
    New class begins September 13, 2017

    Facilitated by Mark Naumann and Larry Totsky
    Fellowship Hall

    Financial Peace University is a popular and well-received video-based course featuring Dave Ramsey that touches upon every area of financial management from a common sense and Biblical perspective. The classes consist of watching a 45-60 minute DVD on a variety of topics – savings, budgeting, debt retirement, etc. Each session concludes with group discussion, questions and yes… homework.
    FPU classes have been conducted in many churches in the area and around the country. This is not a get rich quick scheme or an inducement to a particular investment. It is rather a Biblical based look at how we manage the dollars that God sends our way.

    We strongly encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity like so many other members have already done. Register for the 9-week class by clicking here.

    Cost is $93 to cover materials. Scholarships are available for St. John’s members in need of assistance. For questions, contact Mark Naumann or Larry Totsky.

    Grill Kings Men's Bible Study
  • Saturdays from 4:30 - 10:30 PM (monthly)
    Various locations

    Grill Kings is group for men of all ages and backgrounds to come together to enjoy fellowship and growing in the Lord. Our topical discussions are backed up by scripture passages on our signature bookmark Bible study. Your fears can rest at the foot of the Cross of Christ; you will be safe and accepted as we journey together through the Gospel message of Jesus! We then fire up the grill and do what men love to do, eat meat.

    RSVP by email to Brian Arthur Lampe

    Click here to view the Grill Kings website.