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.

“Wired Word” | A Current Events Study

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

Led by Brian and Joan Forke

Ongoing

News is inevitable–whether it be good or bad, but what better way to extract hope from this input, is to juxtapose Scriptures as tools to persevere and navigate our daily walk in Christian faith.

At times we will also be adding a “Answers to the Toughest Questions Christians Get from Non-believers” element.

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.

BAD GIRLS OF THE BIBLE AND WHAT WE CAN LEARN FROM THEM by LIZ CURTIS HIGGS

Monday | 6:00 pm | Panera Bread in Menomonee Falls

Starts: February 21st
Ends: April 25th

Women everywhere marvel at those “good girls” in Scripture–Sarah, Mary, Esther–but on most days, that’s not who they see when they look in the mirror. Most women (if they’re honest) see the selfishness of Sapphira or the deception of Delilah. They catch of glimpse of Jezebel’s take-charge pride or Eve’s disastrous disobedience. Like Bathsheba, Herodias, and the rest, today’s modern woman is surrounded by temptations, exhausted by the demands of daily living, and burdened by her own desires.

So what’s a good girl to do? Learn from their lives, says beloved Bible study teacher and speaker Liz Curtis Higgs, and choose a better path. Whether they were “Bad to the Bone,” “Bad for a Season, but Not Forever” or only “Bad for a Moment,” these infamous sisters show women how not to handle the challenges of life.

With her trademark humor and encouragement, Higgs combines a contemporary retelling of the stories of these “other women” in Scripture with a solid, verse-by-verse study to teach us how to avoid their tragic mistakes and joyfully embrace grace.
Let these Bad Girls show you why studying the Bible has never been more fun!

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.

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.

7 FEASTS

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

8-weeks, starting January 21st

You’re invited to join Women in the Word as we begin a new study on Friday, January 28th at 8:30 am in the Western Conference Room. We will be taking a deeper look at the seven feasts God instructed the Children of Israel to observe each year and how they point directly to Jesus during Holy Week.

Written by Erin Davis, this eight-week course includes a Bible study guide ($12-available in the office) and a short video that will be watched each week during class. If you have any questions, please call Lori in the office 262-242-2045 or cell 262-309-8546.

What’s the story behind all those feasts?–It’s hard to know when you read about the Feast of Booths why exactly it matters for your life. What in the world is the Feast of Trumpets supposed to be teaching you? And, in this case, the text itself doesn’t tell you. You need a resource, a guide that can help you understand the cultural significance and how these feasts relate to the rest of the Bible.

That’s exactly what Erin Davis does in this new 8-week Bible study, 7 Feasts. She’ll teach you:

  • The significance of these feasts and why God wanted His people to celebrate
  • How each of them point to Jesus and His work in redemption
  • Why all of this matters for our lives today

You will discover that passages you once skimmed over are now rich and meaningful in your life today.

Please bring your own Bible.

LOST BOOKS

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

Led by Rick Adams | Ongoing

The Saturday Morning Men’s Bible Study is beginning a dive into the Old Testament Prophetic book of Isaiah. Written 700 years before the birth of Christ, Isaiah is quoted (or alluded to) in the Gospels approximately 21 times, 25 times in Paul’s letters, 6 times in 1 Peter, 5 times in Acts, 4 times in Revelation, and once in Hebrews. Isaiah 53 provides the clearest prophecy of the Suffering Servant, Christ Jesus. In this chapter we read

“Surely he took up our pain and bore our suffering,
yet we considered him punished by God,
   stricken by him, and afflicted.
But he was pierced for our transgressions,
   he was crushed for our iniquities;
the punishment that brought us peace was on him,
   and by his wounds we are healed.
We all, like sheep, have gone astray,
   each of us has turned to our own way;
and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all.”

Because of this prophecy and dozens more within Isaiah, it is most definitely an Old Testament book worth studying and knowing well. Sixty-six chapters in all, which is why we are calling this Isaiah’s Greatest Hits. We will look at the entire book, but spend particularly close attention to those sections that provide us with a clear path to our Savior Jesus. And since it talks so much about Jesus, we will find ourselves repeatedly jumping into the New Testament to see how Isaiah’s prophecies were all fulfilled.

Join us! We’d love to have you take a seat around the table with our growing group. The coffee is hot, the donuts are unhealthy, and the fellowship is genuine! 7 a.m. every Saturday in the Gathering Room, led by Rick Adams

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.