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)
  • Exodus: The Gospel in the Old Testament
    January 7 - April 8 (except January 28 & April 1)
    Taught by Dr. John Lawrenz

    It was the word Jesus selected to describe his coming death and resurrection on the Mount of Transfiguration. Jesus connected what God did for “his son” Israel under Moses in Egypt with what the only begotten Son was about to do for the whole world in Jerusalem. The night of the Passover speaks to Jesus as the Lamb of God. The Red Sea passage is a precursor of the baptismal drowning of Satan and the forces of evil. On Sinai Israel becomes God’s treasured possession. The book closes with the planning, building and dedication of God’s dwelling place in spite of backsliding apostasy.

    Click here for class handouts, materials, and video.

    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 Paul’s letter to the Romans.  Romans is one of the chief parts of the New Testament and a book that Luther felt we should come to know by heart.  Join us as we discuss topics such as:  law, gospel, sin, punishment, grace, faith, righteousness, good works, love, hope, and the cross.  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
    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. 

    Women’s Bible study (“RIBS”): We take a final look at the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, this time exploring the life of Katie Luther, the unique and inspiring wife of the renowned Lutheran reformer, Martin Luther. Join us as we study where she found hope and certainty in her many roles as a woman. Pick up a copy of Cling Like a Burr from and join us Wednesday mornings from 8:30 to 10:00 in the Fellowship Hall starting January 10th. Fellowship begins at 8:00 and childcare is available. Contact Monica Gnat at or 414-774-6180 for more information.


    Thursday Morning Bible Study
  • The Gospel According to St. Mark
    Thursdays at 10:30 AM 
    led by Pastor Schroeder

    Fellowship Hall (church, lower level)

    Mark's gospel account is the shortest of the four, but that doesn't mean it is any less valuable than the other three.  In this study we will note the efficient style with which Mark was inspired to capture the life and ministry of Jesus.  Join us as we hear Jesus teach on themes of discipleship, the necessity of the cross, and the Messianic "secret." 

    Coffee/tea and light snacks are provided, and all are invited to attend.


    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
    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 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.