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.
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 (www.cph.org)
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: Preschool Office
Adult Study: Character Matters: A Study on Lutheran Virtue Ethics
Led by: Pastor Brian Thomas
Where: Fellowship Hall
What: A deep-dive into the study of ethics and Lutheran theology using a study by Dr. Joel Biermann
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 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)