Augsburg Academy


The new Sunday School and Bible Study curriculum begins Sunday 8 September. There are classes for all ages, preschoolers through adults, visitors and members. Classes meet for 45 minutes from 9:30–10:15 am.


 Our Lord Jesus said, “Father, sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth” (Jn. 17.17). It is by God’s Word and Sacraments rightly understood, believed, and received in faith that His disciples are sanctified and equipped to think and act biblically. The formation of disciples happens when we are involved in purposeful Bible studies and the theology of the creeds and confessions of the Church and devoted to the Sacraments of Christ. Attendance at Bible studies has continued to increase over the past five years and it is our hope that you will join one of the studies offered for 2019-2020.


Toddlers and Parents – Enduring Faith (Tentative)

Jennifer Gertz teaches the little ones (and their parents) about the joys and richness of the Divine Service


Preschool & Kindergarten – Enduring Faith

Michelle Thompson and Kelsey Bonilla will be teaching our little ones Bible truths through storytelling and crafts.

Who: 3-5-year-old children (Preschool & Kindergarten)

Where: St Paul classroom


Grades 1-2: My First Catechism

Amy Russert will provide an interactive primer to the six chief parts of Luther’s Small Catechism. Students will gain an understanding of the Ten Commandments, the Apostles’ Creed, the Lord’s Prayer and the Sacraments of Holy Baptism, Holy Absolution and Holy Communion.

Who: 1st and 2nd grades

Where: St. Matthew’s Classroom (school side downstairs)

What: Children’s Bible and My First Catechism and Workbook (


Grades 3-4: Enduring Faith

John and Cindy Hansen will lead this age group and will take catechesis to the next level in a survey of the New Testament.

Who: 3rd and 4th grades

Where: East classroom (upstairs school-side)

What: Holy Bible


Grade 5: First and Second Year Confirmation- Enduring Faith

Deaconess Doris Snashall

Who: 5th and 6th grades

Where: West Classroom (upstairs)

What: Our text will be Luther's Small Catechism, the 2017 ESV edition. This book is available through Concordia Publishing House (CPH). And, of course, a Bible


Grades 7-8: Enduring Faith

Valda Houts, brings her skills and insights to this class as Junior High schoolers explore and gain fresh appreciation for what it means to be a Christian in today’s world.

Who: Jr. High Teens

Where: “The Den”

What: Holy Bible (other materials supplied)


Grades 9-12: Enduring Faith

A new class for our High School students taught by our experienced High School teacher.

Where:  TBA


Adult Study: Praying through the Psalms

Led by: Pastor Brian W. Thomas

Where: Fellowship Hall

What: A deep-dive into the Bible's rich devotional and theological prayer book.


Adult Study: The Reformation Web

Led by : Pastor Gleason Snashall

Where:   Chamber Room

What: Scripture forms a web that provides the foundation of the works of the Lutheran Fathers.



Augsburg Academy Term Schedule for 2019–2020


Fall Session: Sept. 8 — Nov. 24 (11 Sundays)

No Augsburg Academy on Reformation Sunday October 27, 2019 (combined Mass @10am)

No Augsburg Academy from Advent through Epiphany Break resuming on Jan. 12, 2020


Winter Session: Jan. 12, 2020 — March 29 (12 Sundays)

No Augsburg Academy on Palm Sunday through Easter Break resuming on April 19


Spring Session: April 19 — May 31 (7 Sundays)

Grace Lutheran Church & Preschool   3967 Park Blvd. San Diego, CA 92103   619.299.2890