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.

Great Decisions 2019

Mondays, January 14 - March 4 • 7:00 pm–8:30 pm

HSLC is happy to host a Great Decisions learning group again in 2019. Great Decisions is a small-group discussion program on topics related to world affairs, and this year we’ll tackle some very timely topics:

  • Refugees & Global Migration

  • The Middle East: Regional Disorder

  • Nuclear Negotiations: Back to the Future?

  • The Rise of Populism in Europe

  • Decoding U.S.-China Trade: Cyber Conflicts and Geopolitics

  • The United States and Mexico: Partnership Tested

  • State of the State Department and Diplomacy.

Big Ideas about worship

Wednesdays, January 9 - 30 • 7:00 pm-8:30 pm

Join John Sparkman and Pastor Katy as we explore Lutheran worship, music, and liturgy. Why do we worship the way we do? How has worship been shaped and changed over the years? How do Lutherans understand baptism and communion? We’ll talk about this and more as we think about worship together. Register online here.

Creative Souls

Tuesdays, January 8, January 22, February 5 & February 19 • 7:00 pm-8:15 pm

This workshop is designed for writers, artists, quilters, gardeners, musicians, and anyone who creates! Each week we will take a topic like nature, scripture, color, self-reflection, and sound (or quiet). After a short presentation on how the topic can inspire or challenge our creativity and our faith, we will have a time to share what we have created between sessions. Everyone will be encouraged to be creative in their chosen field and to try a new medium as well. Led by Pastor Larry. Register online here.

Big Ideas about Practicing your Faith

Wednesdays, February 6-20 • 7:00 pm-8:30 pm

How do you pray? How is creativity part of faith? What does it look like to ‘practice’ faith in everyday life? We’ll spend these weeks looking at practical, everyday ways to engage our faith into daily routines and patterns. Register online here.

Parenting the Love & Logic Way

Mondays, January 14-February 25 • 6:30 pm-8:15 pm

Lisa Greene returns to HSLC to lead our Parenting with Love & Logic class. Discover how to raise respectful, responsible, happy children and teens who know how to think and make wise decisions; kids who listen the first time. The Love and Logic approach offers practical, time-tested, easy-to-learn tools and strategies for parents, caregivers, educators, and healthcare providers. Laugh and learn our way to a happier home. The cost is $80, includes one workbook per family. Childcare is available— $5 per family per week. Scholarships are available. Register online here.

Wednesday morning BIBLE STUDY

You are invited to join our Wednesday Morning Bible Study.  We meet every week at 11:00 a.m. for an in-depth study of one of the books of the bible.  We have currently started delving into the book of Luke.