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At Good Shepherd, we think developing faith is a life-long journey. Therefore, we offer Bible Studies and other Educational Experiences throughout the week for children, youth and adults. These educational opportunities are designed to challenge, stretch and deepen faith, as it is lived out in our homes, workplaces and world.
Thursdays at 10am
Completing our Journey through the Gospels with an exploration of the fourth and most poetic gospel: The Gospel of John. We will read John, the book written “so that you also will come to believe and have life” (John 20:30-31) on . This Gospel was the favorite of Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformers of the 16th century. Come to encounter Jesus the Word of God made flesh. Experience the abundant outpouring of life in the only non-synoptic Gospel, and witness all the things that Jesus says “I AM.”
Wednesdays at 7:00pm
We will tackle the obscure and hard to read Book of Revelation. We invite anyone interested in the profound words of comfort written by John in the late first century. This book was meant to be solace for those who faced a world dominated by empire, oppression, persecution and cruelty. (So, NOTHING like what we MIGHT see in our world today.) This will be a good study for anyone who is facing a crisis of faith, anyone who is tired and weary, or anyone who has felt despair listening to our daily news cycle. Come discover these words of comfort!
Wednesdays at 5:30pm
In this faith sharing class titled By Heart we will dive into some deeper issues with Luther’s Catechisms. We’ll tackle stuff you learned by heart when you were in confirmation class, maybe even some stuff you forgot since you were a teen. Even if you have never once cracked the spine of Luther’s Catechism, this class will be fun, engaging and refreshing for all! The goal is to share our faith and to talk about the things that matter to our hearts.
Devotion & Enrichment
YogaDevotion: Classes begin in the breath, centering ourselves in the Presence of God, setting aside all that distracts us from the relationship God intends for us. The devotional time at the beginning of class opens with Scripture that speaks to a practice of faith during the breath work. The body of the class is a combination of standing, balance and floor poses. Music and silence are used to intentionally listen for God’s voice. The classes close with restorative yoga, a practice of calm alertness that allows reflection and thanksgiving for God’s presence in our lives.
It is our goal to create opportunities for Adults of all ages to learn and grow in their faith through learning opportunities and social events.