Sunday Morning Learning
At First Lutheran we believe you're never to old to be learning new things and growing spiritually. This year we're offering a number of options for adults each and every Sunday from 10:15-11 a.m. to learn and grow in faith. Please drop in for any session when you are here.
This is an overview of our topics for the fall. For specifics of each weekend, please visit the "This Weekend" page.
Sept. 9 – Oct. 21, 2018
Pr. Craig Brown, Room 312
Your heart will be touched by this video-based and discussion series from people just like you who tell their “God Stories” and how God’s deep love has changed their lives.
You will have a deeper understanding of the “One Another” worship series the pastors will be preaching on each week, and provide you with opportunities for growth and challenge that will greatly impact the life of your family.
Cost: $10 per workbook (not required to attend). Introduction 10:15 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 2 in the Chapel.
Sept. 9, 2018
Herod the Great: Deserving of the Name?
Mike Bryant, LFC
In the year 25 B.C., Judea was afflicted by a terrible famine. King Herod exhausted the royal treasury and even sold furniture from his palaces to import food from abroad to feed his starving people. This is the same Herod who, according to the Gospel of Matthew, ordered all the male babies in Bethlehem to be slaughtered. In this class we examine the reign and complicated character of this prince whom the Romans placed on the throne.
Sept. 16, 2018
Imani Moja: Being One Faithwith our Partners in Tanzania
Pastor Steve Knudson, LFC
Join Pastor Steve to hear about the trip he and others took to Tanzania to visit our partners in faith. He will show pictures and videos, along with recounting the personal and spiritual experiences they had along the way.
Sept. 23, 2018
Judea in the time of Christ: Who’s in charge here, anyway?
– Mike Bryant, LFC
According to the gospels, the Jewish priests arrested Jesus, then handed Him over to the Roman prefect, Pontius Pilate, for trial.
Pilate, in turn, tried to hand him over to King Herod Antipas. In this class we untangle the complicated political situation during Christ’s lifetime, where authority was divided and shared between Jews and Romans.
Sept. 30 - Oct. 21, 2018
Dr. Ken Jones, from Grandview University
Popular speaker and Grandview University Professor Ken Jones returns for a funny and intelligent four-week class on the four treatises written in 1520 by the great reformer of the faith, Martin Luther.
Nov. 4-11, 2018
Roman Judea Jewish Revoltsand the Early Christian Church
Mike Bryant, LFC
First Lutheran’s own resident scholar Mike Bryant will give us a closer look into the Roman Judea Jewish Revolts and the Early Christian Church. From the years 66 - 135 A.D. three violent revolts raged and were brutally put down.
Nov. 4, 2018
FLC Trust and CR Foundation –
Brad Wegmann, LFC
Have you ever considered leaving a legacy to the Kingdom of Christ when you’ve “finished the race” as the Apostle Paul says? First Lu-theran Trust Team Member Brad Wegmann will explain some of your options to continue to make an impact with your generosity that will last for generations.
Dec. 2, 2018
Guided Tour of the Labyrinth –
Marcie Watson, Chapel
First Lutheran’s Director of Spiritual Transformation Marcie Watson will give you a guided tour of how you can use our labyrinth for a deeper connection with God this Advent. The Labyrinth is made available each Wednesday during Advent.