St. Luke’s is commissioned to make disciples. It is an on-going and lifelong process that forms, informs and transforms us and those we encounter to become disciples of Jesus Christ.
Our goal is to provide educational programs to all ages that enable the participants to grow in faith and understanding; to provide Christian educational programs to all ages that reach out to St. Luke’s members as well as our community.
Ask yourself…How much do you know about the Bible? Or Christian history? Or different ways of praying? Or Christian stewardship? Or Christian theology? Do you even know why most-but not all-Christians worship on Sundays?
The point is, no matter what your age, there is much to learn from studies offered at the church. If you are interested in learning about a certain religious topic, speak to the pastor. Look for the smile which breaks forth on the pastor’s face. Why? Because an educated congregation thrills pastors. Learning is part of loving God with one’s mind. Christian education helps us understand what living as Christians is all about. So go ahead, ask about a topic that might interest you.
“Instruct a wise man and he will be wiser still; Teach a righteous man and he will add to his learning. ” Proverbs 9:9
Bible studies/Adult Forum: Provide Christian education for adults
Life Groups: Small group ministry
Catechumenate: To deepen one’s Christian faith and prepare for baptism or reaffirmation of baptism. Begins January 11, 2015! This program is the “new member class” for St. Luke’s. It is based on early church practices and is a program/class used to prepare new people to receive and/or renew their baptism. The program will begin on January 11, 2015 at 9:45 am with an introduction to the course. Classes will start on Sunday, February 1, and will meet from 9:45am-10:45am weekly until the Easter Vigil (Saturday night prior to Easter Sunday) when the new members will be accepted into the church.
Confirmation: To prepare youth grades 6 – 9 for reaffirmation of baptism
Stewards of God’s Mysteries: Develop a year around stewardship program
Men’s Discernment Groups: Provide pastoral support for men’s small group