Adult Education

Holy Spirit Lutheran Church provides a wide range of opportunities to challenge and nurture our Christian faith through lectures, readings, discussions, and other activities. Childcare is always available for evening classes. We accept donations to cover the cost of staffing.

The theme for this coming year is “Big Ideas” as we explore the various themes and ideas of our faith. The life of faith is full of big ideas. How do we read the bible in modern life? How do we understand the ups and downs of the church’s history, and why does it matter? How do I actually pray? Why do we worship the way we do? How do I work for justice and peace in a chaotic world? This year, we’ll gather on Wednesday evenings around some of these big ideas to ask big questions and wrestle with them together. You can join us every week, or just for the series that interest you the most. What are your big ideas? Let’s talk about them together.

Big Ideas of the Church

Wednesdays, October 24-November 14; 7:00 pm–8:30 pm

How did the church become…well, the church? We’ll spend four weeks talking about early church history, the impact of the Reformation, and what’s happening to Christianity around the world today. Led by Pastor Mary-Alyce and Pastor Katy. Click here for registration.

“Wild Man to Wise Man” A book reading only for Men

Mondays Beginning September 24th; 7:00 pm

Led by Pastor Larry Morris

Why would we bother speaking of a spirituality that is especially masculine or male?…I am convinced that there are different paths because men and women pay attention to different things. Movie makers know that, book publishers know that, advertisers know that, salespersons know that, almost everybody knows that except clergy.” -Rev Richard Rohr (From Wild Man to Wise Man pg 7).

Beginning Monday, September 24 at 7:00 pm a group of men will gather to talk about what we know and what we need. We will use Rev Richard Rohr’s book From Wild Man to Wise Man to start our discussions. We will talk about Male Spirituality, our journey of faith, our own fathers and being fathers, how we grieve, how we see the world, sexuality, and more. The book will give us a start. Our lives will provide the context for where we go. The course will be every Monday to November 5th. Click here for registration.

Winter Adult Education Offerings 

  • Parenting Class: Thursdays

  • Great Decisions 2019: Mondays

  • Big Ideas about Worship

  • Big Ideas about Practicing Your Faith: Wednesdays

  • Drawing 101: Monday Evenings

  • Lutheran Voices: Saturday Morning—Speaker/Date TBD

  • Women’s Retreat: January 25-27 at Rainbow Lodge