Our GROWTH MINISTRY here at First Lutheran helps us to focus on education and fellowship opportunities for people of all ages. On this page you will find places to grow in faith and love as an individual, couple and family. This is ministry that is always looking for ways to challenge and inspire people to become all that God intends and needs them to be.
Reformation Education: Martin Luther’s 95 Theses Pastor Mike will be leading a 4 week Sunday Morning study using Timothy Wengert’s book, those wishing a copy can order one through our Reformation 500 Bookstore.
Sunday October 8 – Luther’s First Reformation Writings Sunday October 15 – 95 Theses Sunday October 22 – Luther’s Letter to Albright the Archbishop of Mainz Sunday October 29 – Luther’s Sermon on Indulgences and Grace
CHILDREN: Pre K - 6th Grade: Sunday School: Join us each Sunday from September to May for an exciting journey. For our Pre K - Kindergarten children you will meet together in your own learning community and experience awesome stories from the bible and enjoy a variety of activities to help us remember our bible story. For our 1st - 6th Grade children you will gather with your guide who will take you each week to a different location in our church to experience God's story using a variety of different teaching events including, dramas, cooking, art, games, small groups, videos, etc... You will love the trip through the bible and will want to keep coming back for more!
Wednesday : Elementary FLY Ministry begins on September 20th We will meet weekly from 3:30 - 5:30!
VBS: We had an awesome VBS 2017 as we learned about God, the Maker of all things!! Watch for information coming later this year about VBS 2018, and bring your friends along to enjoy it!
YOUTH: Grades 7 - 12: Sunday School 9:15 am: A new look is happening this year and you don't want to miss it!
Wednesday 6:30 pm : Confirmation and Faith Alive! Join us for a "new look" to confirmation and a new opportunity for those who have completed confirmation. Our Wednesday night ministry will start with worship at 6:30 which will be the principle teaching for the night, then we will move into small groups for further discussion, confirmation students will be with a mentor leader and other youth and adults will be mixed in small groups to learn and grow together. For those who have finished confirmation you are invited to the Youth Room for FLY Student Ministry beginning at 7:15 each Wednesday! FLY Ministry (Youth Ministry): Watch the Salt Shaker for upcoming events designed for you and your friends!
Adult: Sunday Morning 9:15 am: Sunday morning growth opportunities for adults will feature options for you to choose from. These options will include, Book Studies, Bible Studies, Video Series, Topical Series, etc. Watch the Salt Shaker Newsletter for up to date offerings.
Thursday Morning Pericope (Bible Study) 10 am meeting in the Library : This group is open to anyone who wants the chance to study and reflect on the Bible lessons used in church that upcoming Sunday. The group is lead by the Preaching Pastor on that Sunday and is filled with discussion, learning and laughter.
Prayer Lunch (Discussion and Prayer) 11:30 am on the 4th Thursday of the month meeting in Fellowship Hall:
Esther Circle: (Women's Bible Study) Rachel Circle: (Women's Bible Study) Master Builders: (Men's Bible Study): There are two Builder Groups that meet once a month throughout the year, one offered in the morning and one at night. This group is led by Pastor Mike and engages those who attend in relevant and meaningful discussion of the bible and life. We know that your time is precious so we are committed to these gatherings being 1 hour in length, though you are welcome to stay longer. Come check it out! - Bible and Breakfast: 3rd Saturday at 8 am meeting at church. We will enjoy breakfast together and great conversations. - Bible and Beverage: 3rd Tuesday at 8 pm @ ElmerZ
Date Night: This is a monthly opportunity for couples to come together with others for a night out. Child care will be offered at First Lutheran. Some of the activities we do are; Game Nights, Winery Tours, Dinner and a Movie, Progressive Dinner, etc...
Couple's Retreat: An opportunity to get away and enjoy time together as a couple while you explore themes that help connect your relationship to God. These offerings happen at different times during the year, and are held at Luther Crest Bible Camp. Watch for more information.
Family Nights: These are opportunities for your whole family to enjoy time together and with others. Some of activities that will happen are, Game Nights, Movie Nights, Outside Activties, etc... Watch for more information on events in the monthly Salt Shaker.