Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

7600 Cahill Avenue, Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076 651.451.6225 Get Directions

Adult Ministry

At Good Shepherd we believe that getting to know each other and having fun together helps build a deep sense of community. 

If you have ideas for bringing adults together for life-long learning or social events, please email them to adultministry@goodshepherdigh.com

Learning Opportunities

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.

Bible Study

Tuesdays at 6:30pm and Thursdays at 10am beginning on September 17
Completing our Journey through the Gospels with an exploration of the fourth and most poetic gospel: The Gospel of John. The same class will be offered at two different times during the week, so pick the time that works best for you. 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 beginning September 18
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!

Faith Study

Wednesdays at 5:30pm beginning September 18
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.

Sunday Morning Adult Forum

Starting September 29 we will meet in Meeting Room One during coffee hour between services to informally dive a little deeper into the Sunday Message. This will be a mostly unstructured forum, where we share in fellowship and read an alternate text from the lectionary assigned for that Sunday. We can chat about the alternate text, or about what you heard in the sermon in worship, or just about whatever faith concerns you may have in your every day life!

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.

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Events

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.

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