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)
  • The Judges and Their Times
    Led by Rev. Dr. John Lawrenz

    February 3 - April 14, 2019

    This class explores the spiritual fabric of ancient Israel from the time that God's people entered Canaan until human kings appeared to rule them. Moses and Joshua had accepted God himself as Israel's king, but 300 years later the people wanted a king like the nations around them. Again and again the people forsook God their king to follow other gods. Again and again God sent enemies to humble the nation. When things got bad enough, the people cried out for help and God sent saviors called judges. For a time these judges brought rest. But the quality and effectiveness of the judges declined until there was no longer true rest. The period ends with the Lord keeping his promises to Abraham nevertheless.  The Lord gave Israel King David, a man after God's own heart. To David the Lord promised the greatest king of all, the God/man Jesus.  

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    Small Group Bible Study (School Lecture Room)
  • A New Small Group Bible Study
    Will Begin in April 2019

    Join us in January 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 studying Paul’s second letter to the Corinthians.   2 Corinthians was written to a congregation still struggling with conflict, division and false apostles.  Paul encourages the Corinthians to evaluate his ministry truly as Christ's work among them.  Join us as we discuss topics such as:  comfort in Christ, restoration through forgiveness, reconciliation, wealth in Christ and God's sufficient grace.  

    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.