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)
  • Times of Trial . . . Times of Opportunity
    Led by Chaplain Steven Stern

    At some point in time every one of us has been with a friend or a family member who is in the midst of a trial in their life. They may have just lost a loved one. What do we say? What do we do? Where do we start in trying to be helpful to them? Using various scriptures, role plays, and looking at themes that might arise in people’s hearts in their times of trial, this Bible study will find something that will give you the confidence to reach out to those who are hurting. Join us as we grow together in Christ at 9:15 a.m. in the church Fellowship Hall.

    Click Here for Class Handouts and Video

    Sunday, October 7, 2018
    Mission Festival Bible Study
    Asia Lutheran Seminary - Led by Dr. John Lawrenz

    We welcome retired professor Dr. John Lawrenz who will lead us in Bible study on his work with Asia Lutheran Seminary. Join us at 9:15 a.m. in the church Fellowship Hall.

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    Small Group Bible Study (School Lecture Room)
  • A Survey of Christian Hymnody
    Led by Dr. William Braun 

    This class will trace the development of hymns in service of the church. We will begin with Pre-Reformation and Reformation traditions in Europe and continue with British and American contributions. The basic purpose of this class is to better understand and appreciate the long tradition of congregational hymn singing at 9:15 a.m. in the school Lecture Room. 
    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.

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 Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians. 1 Corinthians was written to a congregation facing conflict and division because they lost sight of the core gospel message – The Wisdom of the Cross.  Join us as we discuss topics such as: church unity, holiness, freedom, worship and resurrection hope. These are some of the essential teachings of our Christian faith.  

    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 - beginning September 5, 2018
    Fellowship Hall (church, lower level)

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

    Have you ever felt a twinge of guilt about not getting full enjoyment out of personal Bible study? Do you wonder how some people percolate with enthusiasm over the same passages you've read time and time again – unmoved? What's their secret? Practicing effective Bible study methods. Using inductive study techniques, this workbook creates the opportunity to grow in faith and knowledge through short, practical exercises and complete studies of the books of Ruth and James. In simple step-by-step fashion, you will learn to:
    ·   Observe: Learn what to look for when interpreting the Bible, such as repeated phrases, key words, parallelism.
    ·   Interpret: Learn how to put together what you've observed to help you arrive at a passage's meaning.
    ·   Apply: Learn how to take a passage from its page to your life, letting it transform you.
    This simple book will make the Bible more accessible to you than you ever thought possible. So pick up a copy of Living by the Book Workbook by Howard Hendricks and William Hendricks and join us Wednesday mornings from 8:30 to 10:00 in the Fellowship Hall starting September 5th. Fellowship begins at 8:00 and childcare is available. Contact Monica Gnat at or 414-774-6180 for more information.
    NOTE: there is a book and a workbook. We are using the workbook. It is available at various retailers, including Amazon:


    Thursday Morning Bible Study
  • Bible Parables and Word Pictures
    Thursdays at 10:30 AM 
    led by Pastor Schroeder

    Fellowship Hall (church, lower level)

    “The kingdom of God is like…” a man sowing seed, a net, a bottle of perfume.  Why did Jesus use so many parables, rather than simply telling people what he wanted them to know?  In this class, we will gather around God’s Word with a focused look at the way Jesus teaches truth.  We will seek to understand and appreciate God’s word communicated through everyday illustrations, some of which we know well in our modern lives, and some others that might need some cultural insight in order to grasp.  All are welcome; light refreshments are provided. 

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

    Grill Kings is a 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.

    Click here to view the Grill Kings website.