Adult Education & Small Groups

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Adult Education & Small Groups

Spiritual life at St. Timothy for adults is provided through and small groups throughout the week and on Sunday in the form of guest speakers, forums, presentations, prayer and discussion groups and of course, Bible studies. Various presentations and retreats are offered for both men and women during the year.

Participants and Leaders are always needed to keep growing our Faith Development team.

If you have an idea for a venue and or would like to lead a particular study or Spiritual Life event, please contact our Spiritual Life Chair

Here are some current opportunities where you can grow your faith:

“The Emotional Aspect to Retirement”

A discussion group based on the book “Retire Smart, Retire Happy” by Nancy Schlossberg will be led by Jeff Gross. This group is for all people looking to plan for retirement within 3-5 years, or those recently retired who want to learn more. The group will meet weekly for seven weeks. Jeff has a few copies of the book for people who want to join. Please sign up in the narthex. Contact jeff.gross@3dfamilytree.com with questions or if you might prefer a different meeting time.

Weekly  on Tuesdays, 7:00 p.m. from 4/9 – 5/21

Women’s Bible Study

Women’s Morning Bible study uses books, videos, or magazine articles, which focus on a variety of topics that resonate with women of all ages. Participants use their own Bibles in every study, no matter what the topic may be. All women are invited to participate when they can. Weekly attendance is not required. This is a fun group that enjoys talking about their faith and praying together. Facilitated by Vicki Oftedal. 

Weekly on Wednesdays, 9:30am – 11am, starting September 13


MinisTREE
with Pr. Jason

Learn about different branches of ministry that can be found in the Bible.  Sign up online or in the narthex.  Sign Up Here

Wednesdays, 6-7pm


Adult Catechism Class with Pr. Sarah

Learn the fundamentals of Christianity & Lutheranism as we work our way through Martin Luther’s Small Catechism! The class is intended for folks who are new to the theological foundations of our faith, or who would like to deepen their understanding and revisit the pillars of our tradition. Sign up online or in the narthex. Sign Up Here

Wednesdays, 5-6pm starting January 10th.

“Holy Land Lutherans” Small Group

Lead by Ruth LaCroix. From Linda Eden’s gripping ThED talk on March 17, we felt the profound horror of war and injustice cycling all throughout history, and into today’s Holy Land. Come to learn more or connect your curiosity and hope to others’. The group meets for 4 weekly session in April beginning on Wednesday 4/3 at 6pm, and Thursday 4/4 at 10:30am. Signup in the narthex, but feel free to drop in at either time.

Weekly on Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m. and Thursdays at 10:30 a.m., April 3 – 25th 

Discussion on Ephesians with Dick Riederer

Come share thoughts & ideas on this thought provoking book of the Bible. Sign up in the Narthex or online here. Sign Up Here

Meets on Mondays 6:30-7:30pm.


Biblical Idiomatic Expressions with Greg Kerfoot

Verses from the Bible are used every day in personal communication, advertising, entertainment and business. There are scores of Bible phases often used by people who do not know they are quoting the Bible. The goal of this study is to identify these phrases, explore how they are used in the English language and compare them to how they are used in the Bible.  So don’t be sour grapes, see the writing on the wall, go the extra mile and consider joining us as we explore Everyday Phrases from the Bible. Sign up online or in the narthex. Sign Up Here

Meets on Tuesdays: 1/30, 2/6, & 2/13 at 10-11am and again at 6:30-7:30pm


Men’s Bible Study

This weekly Bible study offers wide ranging discussions centered around various bible topics and passages. Sometimes a book of the bible is explored chapter by chapter for many weeks, and at other times an individual topic or theme is discussed for one meeting. The discussions offer flexibility for those who may not be able to attend every week. Usually topics are focused to fit the one-hour time slot. Come when you can. A continental breakfast of pastries is often included. Attendees, however, bring their own favorite coffee. Facilitated by Bruce Everhart and John Ohaver.

Weekly on Saturdays, 8:00am – 9:00am starting September 16


Parents of Infants and Toddlers

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This group is for parents of Infants and Toddlers. Sign up to get information about events where you can meet other families at St. Timothy, get together for play dates, and get support from other people experiencing the same stage of parenting as you! Families can meet at the PlayCafe at City Gate or gather at homes for some fun time. More information to come soon!

Fill out this Survey to help us see what days and times are best for your family: https://forms.gle/CPHkvBWjxDdcS58S7


Young Adults Group

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Meet other young adults here at church that you can do fun things with! This group might get together to talk Bible study, go out to baseball games, apple picking, or just hang out at someone’s house for a low-key get-together.

Sign-up to find out information about young-adult gatherings and groups!

To learn more about any of these opportunities, please contact the church office at 630.355.1330 or email: office@sttimothylutheran.com