CROSS EXPLORATIONS

Sundays | 9:30 – 10:30 am | Gathering Room

Led by Pastor Carl Lehenbauer and Pastor Chris Conkling

September 12th, 2021 – May 29th, 2022

Cross Explorations is a weekly Bible study for adults that follows the same path in the New Testament that the children will be taking in their Sunday School lessons throughout the coming year.

Beginning with Jesus’ earthly ministry (calling his disciples) all the way to his suffering and death and resurrection on Easter.

This Bible study is perfect for parents of children in our Sunday School so that there will be a shared experience of what was talked about each week. There will
be ideas for at-home conversations and applications to daily life. But even if you are not a current Sunday School parent, you can definitely benefit from this study – as each week you’ll encounter a new event from Jesus’ ministry. Reacquaint yourselves with the stories you learned years ago, enriching your faith and walk with the Savior.

HABAKKUK

Sundays | 9:30 – 10:30 am | Science Lab

Led by Brian and Joan Forke

September 12th – 26th, 2021

God, why is it that evil seems to be winning? Why are the bad guys always getting away with it? Maybe you’ve heard those questions before or maybe you’ve even asked that yourself? Habakkuk did, and he directed his questions directly to God himself. Such is the book of Habakkuk. It’s certainly not one of the most recognizable books in the Bible. He is what is called a minor prophet, and his book was written in the mid to late 7th century B.C. But minor or not – he was a prophet, and as such, God spoke to him and through him. Is there anything here for us? Yes.

So if you’re looking for a great opportunity to learn more about God’s Word in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, you might want to check this study out. Brian and Joan are both teachers at Milwaukee Lutheran High School, Brian being the head of the English Department and now also teaching Theology there. They have a passion for God’s Word and do an excellent job of preparation and presentation.

The Forke’s have a faithful following of dozens of participants, but there’s plenty of room for you in the spacious (and air-conditioned!) Science Lab, located just off the elevator on the lower level.

KINGDOM QUEST

Sundays | 9:30 -10:30 am | Mrs. Gehrke’s Kindergarten Classroom

September 12th, 2021 – May 29th, 2022

Sunday School is back – for both children AND adults! Experience the KingdomQuest program for children in 3K, 4K, and 5K on Sunday mornings this year. Kingdom Quest is relational, creative, and JESUS-CENTERED. It speaks the language of kids: FUN! Why shouldn’t learning be highly participatory and fun…especially at church? It utilizes hands-on experiential learning aimed at multiple senses and learning styles. It even gets at the emotions behind Bible events.

The lessons will be of the same Bible story as the Cross Explorations, except it is geared for this specific age group.

The teachers/leaders will be:

  • Mrs. Eunice Szpizar
  • Mrs. Rose Wood
  • Mrs. Linda Phillips
  • Mrs. Maralea DeDecker

Join us in the Gathering Room on SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 12TH, for a time of coffee and refreshments. You can take your children to their respective Sunday School classrooms, meet their teachers, and return to the Gathering Room to browse the various small groups that will begin starting that week. Both the pastor-led Bible study and the Bible study led by Brian and Joan Forke will begin that morning at 9:45 a.m.

CROSS EXPLORATIONS

Sundays | 9:30 -10:30 am

September 12th, 2021 – May 29th, 2022

Sunday School is back – for both children AND adults! Experience the Cross Explorations Sunday School program for grades 1–3 and 4-6 on Sunday mornings this year. Cross Explorations takes kids through the entire Bible in three years. This year, we will be learning about Jesus’ earthly ministry beginning with the call of Matthew and following the Gospels all the way through Jesus’ death, resurrection, and post-resurrection appearances. Parents and other adults are encouraged to participate in a Bible study led by the pastors that uses the exact same accounts the children are learning each week so families can grow in faith together.

Grades 1-3 will meet in the 2nd Grade Classroom. The teachers/leaders will be:

  • Mrs. Kathy Adams
  • Mrs. Susan Ernst
  • Mrs. Amanda Kropp

Grades 4-6 will meet in the 4th Grade Classroom. The teachers/leaders will be:

  • Miss Abby Knueppel
  • Miss Emily Woelfel
  • Mrs. Deb Yahr

Those in grade 7 and up are encouraged to participate in the adult studies on Sunday morning with their parents.

Join us in the Gathering Room on SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 12TH, for a time of coffee and refreshments. You can take your children to their respective Sunday School classrooms, meet their teachers, and return to the Gathering Room to browse the various small groups that will begin starting that week. Both the pastor-led Bible study and the Bible study led by Brian and Joan Forke will begin that morning at 9:45 a.m.

THE CASE FOR CHRIST

Sunday 9/12, 9/19, 9/26 | 4:30 pm | Kinderberg Park in Germantown

Led and hosted by the Weber and Saleska Families

God, why is it that evil seems to be winning?  Why are the bad guys always getting away with it?  Maybe you’ve heard those questions before or maybe you’ve even asked that yourself?  Habakkuk did, and he directed his questions directly to God himself.  Such is the book of Habakkuk.  It’s certainly not one of the most recognizable books in the Bible.  He is what is called a minor prophet, and his book was written in the mid to late 7th century B.C.  But minor or not – he was a prophet, and as such, God spoke to him and through him.  Is there anything here for us?  Yes.

Please bring your own Bible.

THE CASE FOR CHRIST

Sundays | 6:30 pm (except otherwise noted) | 9827 N Melrose Court in Mequon, WI

Led and hosted by Fred Mollwitz
Weekly starting on September 19th

Skeptics dismiss the Jesus of the Gospels by claiming there is no evidence in the case for Christ. Lee Strobel disagrees. The former legal journalist and one-time atheist knows to ask tough questions. His own search for truth about Jesus led him to faith in Christ.

Fred and Cindy Mollwitz are hosting a six-week small group Bible study featuring Strobel’s work. He investigates the truth about Jesus Christ leading to the facts that guided Strobel from atheism to faith in Christ. Rejecting easy answers, you will sift through fascinating historical evidence as you weigh compelling expert testimony.

It is our hope you will see Jesus in a new way – and even, like Strobel, find your life transformed.

Sessions include:

The Investigation of a Lifetime
Eyewitness Evidence
Evidence Outside the Bible
Analyzing Jesus
Evidence for the Resurrection
Reaching Your Verdict

Fred and Cindy’s Schedule is as follows:

  • Sunday, September 19 6:30pm Habakkuk Lesson 1 – Trusting God in Difficult Times
  • Sunday, September 26 4pm Habakkuk Lesson 2 – Trusting God in Difficult Times
  • Sunday, October 3 1:30pm Habakkuk Lesson 3 – Trusting God in Difficult Times
  • Sunday, October 10 6:30pm Lesson 1 – The Case for Christ: The Investigation of a Lifetime
  • Sunday, October 17 6:30pm Lesson 2 – The Case for Christ: Eyewitness Evidence
  • Sunday, October 24 6:30pm Lesson 3 – The Case for Christ: Evidence Outside the Bible
  • Sunday, October 31 6:30pm Lesson 4 – The Case for Christ: Analyzing Jesus
  • Sunday, November 7 1:30pm Lesson 5 – The Case for Christ: Evidence for the Resurrection
  • Sunday, November 14 1:30pm Lesson 6 – The Case for Christ: Reaching your Verdict
  • Sunday, November 21 6:30pm The Case for Christ Movie
  • Holiday Break

The Mollwitz’s small group will begin with a 3-week Bible study on the Old Testament book of Habakkuk, which offers great insights into the question, “If God is in charge, why is there so much injustice and evil in the world?” This 3-week study will parallel our pastors’ sermon series on Habakkuk to start our year of small groups and Bible studies.

Please bring your own Bible. Childcare is not available.

WAITING

Mondays | 6:00 pm | Starbucks on Mequon Road in Germantown

Weekly starting on October 4th
Led by Hannah Adams

We wait. And . . . wait. In traffic, at the doctor’s office, at the restaurant. For the right guy. For a baby. For the test results. For prayers to be heard.

Waiting can be agony. In our culture where almost everything is instant, we are accustomed to getting what we want now. So, when our lives are put in a holding pattern, we squirm.

But what if the waiting rooms of life are God’s best classrooms? What if the Holy Spirit changes us through the uncomfortable delays of life?

This Bible study – appropriately called “Waiting” – focuses on the lives of eight biblical women who waited and yearned and ached. It highlights principles that make these times more bearable, and maybe more meaningful, even if it feels like God isn’t present or there’s nothing we can do. Learn how to surrender your worries to God, handle the daily-ness of waiting, and draw closer to Jesus.

Please bring your own Bible.

STUFF THEY DIDN’T TEACH YOU IN SUNDAY SCHOOL

Tuesdays | 7:30 – 8:30 am | Western Conference Room

Ongoing

Ever wondered if there was just a bit more to some of those lessons you learned in Sunday school? Well, we thought so too. Fred Mollwitz leads this study that examines the familiar and the not-so-familiar stories in both the Old and New Testaments.

Please bring your own Bible.

PSALM 23 by Matt Chandler

Tuesdays | 6:30 pm | ZOOM

September: Habakkuk
October: Psalm 23
Break for Thanksgiving & Christmas
Regroup in January

Many people are familiar with Psalm 23. But because we all know it, we often breeze through the psalm without slowing down long enough to rest in the assurance it offers. In this 6-part series on Psalm 23, pastor Matt Chandler introduces us to the great shepherd, the Lord, who promises to provide for every need of his flock. Though only six verses long, this psalm teaches us profound truths about our loving and protective God. By studying Psalm 23, we’ll encounter a life-transforming question: Do you trust the Lord to care for your needs?

Email Marlene at mforshee@trinityfreistadt.com for more details and links to the Zoom.

WAITING

Wednesdays | 9:00 am | Margorie Kreienbrink’s home

Weekly starting on October 6th
Led and hosted by Margorie Kreienbrink

We wait. And . . . wait. In traffic, at the doctor’s office, at the restaurant. For the right guy. For a baby. For the test results. For prayers to be heard.

Waiting can be agony. In our culture where almost everything is instant, we are accustomed to getting what we want now. So, when our lives are put in a holding pattern, we squirm.

But what if the waiting rooms of life are God’s best classrooms? What if the Holy Spirit changes us through the uncomfortable delays of life?

This Bible study – appropriately called “Waiting” – focuses on the lives of eight biblical women who waited and yearned and ached. It highlights principles that make these times more bearable, and maybe more meaningful, even if it feels like God isn’t present or there’s nothing we can do. Learn how to surrender your worries to God, handle the daily-ness of waiting, and draw closer to Jesus.

Please bring your own Bible.

GOSPEL IN LIFE by Tim Keller

Thursdays | 8:00 am | Historical Grounds on Trinity’s Campus

Starting September 16th

Led by Beth Dieringer

Gospel in Life is an eight-week study on the gospel and how it is lived out in all of life- first in our hearts, then in community, and out into the world.

Week 1 opens the course with the theme of the city: our home now, the world that is. Week 8 closes the course with the theme of the eternal city: our heavenly home, the world that is to come. In between we will look at how the gospel changes our hearts (weeks 2 and 3), changes our community (weeks 4 and 5), and changes how we live in the world (weeks 6 and 7).

Session Titles:
1. City: The World That Is
2. Heart: Three Ways to Live
3. Idolatry: The Sin Beneath The Sin
4. Community: The Context for Change
5. Witness: An Alternate City
6. Work: Cultivating the Garden
7. Justice: A People For Others
8. Eternity: The World That Is To Come

September 16 will begin a 3-week study on Habakkuk, then switch to Gospel in Life after that.

People interested should dress for the weather and bring a chair. There is no child care, but you are welcome to bring your kids to play on the grounds nearby. We’re a very casual group and used to a lot of interruptions. 😉

Please bring your own Bible.

HABAKKUK

Every Other Thursday | 5:30 pm (dinner, then study) | Campbell’s Home

Led and hosted by The Campbell’s and Conklings
Starting on September 30th (ending on November 18th)

God, why is it that evil seems to be winning?  Why are the bad guys always getting away with it?  Maybe you’ve heard those questions before or maybe you’ve even asked that yourself?  Habakkuk did, and he directed his questions directly to God himself.  Such is the book of Habakkuk.  It’s certainly not one of the most recognizable books in the Bible.  He is what is called a minor prophet, and his book was written in the mid to late 7th century B.C.  But minor or not – he was a prophet, and as such, God spoke to him and through him.  Is there anything here for us?  Yes.

The bible study following Habukuk will be determined shortly. Please contact Chris at cconkling@trinityfreistadt.com.

Please bring your own Bible. Childcare is not available.

DEBORAH: BECOMING A WOMAN OF INFLUENCE (Judges 4)

Fridays | 8:30 – 9:30 am | Western Conference Room

Ongoing starting October 15th

  • Trust the Promises. Deborah believed the Word of the Lord. We’ll learn how to stand on God’s promises and trust Him to lead and enable us.
  • Embrace God’s Design. Through Deborah’s example, we’ll discover how to embrace the beauty of God’s design for our identity as women.
  • Trust and Obey. We’ll see the danger of disobeying God and the magnitude of His grace. Deborah, Barak, and others will show us how to respond to the Lord in obedience despite our hesitations.
  • Surrender to His Purpose. When God places a calling on our lives, He equips us to fulfill His purposes. We’ll see how He uses us as instruments for His glory to share the truth of the gospel.
  • Become a Woman of Influence. As we see Deborah’s demonstration of humble valor, we’ll learn how to become women who exert a godly influence on others through Christ who lives in us.

Please bring your own Bible.

THE WAR ROOM

Fridays | 6:30 pm | September 24th – December 3rd

Led and hosted by Ryan & Hana Dummann
5779 Pleasant Hill Rd. Hartford, WI 53027

The War Room Bible Study includes scriptural lessons and inspiring movie clips found in Kendrick Brothers’ movie WAR ROOM. This series provides a variety of heartfelt or humorous movie scenes and Bible study sessions that focus on dealing with spiritual lukewarmness, Christian accountability, grasping grace and the gospel, engaging in spiritual warfare, and trusting God in prayer.

The first three weeks will be focused on the Habakkuk Bible study provided by Trinity, followed by 7 weeks of WAR ROOM. Each session will be held at our home, 5779 Pleasant Hill Rd. Hartford, WI 53027. Multiple Babysitters will be available to watch all children for those who participate in this group. In addition, refreshments and snacks will be served at each session.

Please bring your own Bible.

LOST BOOKS

Saturdays | 7:00 – 8:00 am | Gathering Room

Led by Rick Adams | Ongoing

Ever wondered if some texts were intentionally excluded from the Bible and why? In Lost Books? the Men’s NetWork looks at why some ancient writings failed to make the cut for inclusion, why other texts most definitely met the standard, and why others, including those “gospels” found in the last century, came up short.

We have hot coffee and fresh pastries and rolls, so please join us!

Please bring your own Bible.

THE CHOSEN

2 Saturdays per Month | 7:00 pm | 10016 W Freistadt Rd Mequon

Led and hosted by Kurt & Cary Schoessow | Ongoing

Please bring your own Bible. Children and neighbors are welcome.