St. John’s Adults Ministries
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, adult education will practice social distancing. Women and men get together to study scripture – Old and New Testament – or a book on contemporary issues and apply it to our everyday lives. We work to get a mutual understanding of the texts/book we are studying in an informal and friendly fashion. A number of our participants come every week and others come when they can – there is always a benefit to the participant.
Classes are virtual discussions. Go to the Adult Education tab on SignUp Genius for class times and to register to receive the Zoom links.
St. John’s Academy is part of adult education at St. John’s. Occasionally, guest lecturers will discuss topics in a more in-depth presentation. Recordings of recent lectures are below.
December 5, 2021 Pastor Kris Ruffatto “Psalms”
December 12, 2021 Pastor Kris Ruffatto “Prophets and the Future”
January 23, 2022 Pastor Kris Ruffatto “The Law”
February 27, 2022 Dr. Bruce Campbell “The Fullness of Uncertain Significance”
April 30, 2023 Tim and Linda Muth “Being the Church in El Salvador”
In the St John’s Library we have books and DVDs that may be checked out on such topics as Christian Living, Parenting, Luther, the Bible, Biblical History, and much more. We also have a large collection of materials for small group discussions.
Our group comes together to discuss the books we read and how they relate to our lives. A wide variety of books are selected. While the book is the catalyst for discussion, our main focus is on community and connection with each other. We meet at 7:00 p.m. the third Friday of each month at the home of the hostess for the month. The hostess provides beverages and light snacks.
Meet: 7:00 p.m., third Friday of each month (except December), in homes.
For more information, contact Patrice.
This group meets monthly in the home of a group member who leads the discussion of the book. At the end of the program year, we gather to decide on our reading list for the following year based on suggestions of the members.
Meet third Tuesday of each month during the school year.
For more information, contact Darlene, Barb or Judy.
This group grows in faith through Bible study and other resources.
Meet: 7:00 p.m., 8 weeks in the fall, 8 weeks prior to Easter
For more information, contact Kyle.
This is a bible study that focuses on contemporary faith issues. We typically use DVD supported learning by people such as Max Lucado and John Ortberg.
Meet: 6:00 p.m., weekly during the school year.
For more information, contact Steve.
This group meets for weekly book study and discussion.
Meet: 6:15 a.m., weekly
For more information, contact Chris.
It is a time to grow in our relationship with God and other Christian men through book discussion. The group alternates from discussing a book of interest and discussing books of the Bible. Bring a mug of coffee and join us for some fellowship and meaningful discussion with other Christian men.
Meet: 8:00 a.m., weekly during the school year
For more information, contact Ralph.
This ministry group is a wonderful opportunity for retired men to enjoy a devotion, food and fellowship with one another. Stories and experiences are exchanged over breakfast, on the first Thursday of the month, or lunch, which is held on the third Thursday of the month. Some of the men attend both meetings. The breakfast generally has 12-20 attendees and the lunch has 6-12. If you are a retired guy and have not come by yet, please join us at the next meeting.
Meet: 8:00 a.m., first Thursday of the month
12:00 p.m., third Thursday of the month
For more information, contact Jerry or Roy.
Men’s softball league for ages 18 and over. Participates in a league with 13 other church teams.
Meet: Monday nights, April-August
For more information, contact Brian.
This group meets for Bible study and to support each other in faith and in life.
Meet: 7:00 p.m., second and fourth Thursday during the school year
For more information, contact Carol
This group meets weekly in the youth room for yoga.
Meet: 10:00 a.m., Monday
For more information, contact Kathi
This women’s group meets to study and discuss materials that we feel will help us grow in our faith.
Meet: 1:00 p.m., third Monday
For more information, contact Janice
The Tuesday Morning Bible Study is comprised of women mostly over 55 with grown children. The group does both traditional bible study and spiritual books. The objective is to strengthen and care for one another, pursue growth in discipleship through study, education and prayer; and to share Jesus’s love with others. Expectations include honoring each other with respect and confidentiality.
Meet: 8:30 a.m., second and fourth Tuesday during the school year
For more information, contact LoAnn
Morning Circle Bible Study group. Social hour breakfast followed by a video Bible Study. Our group is for women in the church.
Meet: 9:30 a.m., second Wednesday of the month, September—May
For more information, contact Kathy
discuss ministries for adults?
Please contact us by email or call the Church Office.
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We’d love to hear from you and answer any additional questions you have.