Spiritual Growth

As followers of Jesus, we want to become more like him as we journey through life. Through Bible study we connect with God and one another.

 

Sunday Education Hour

Opportunities for studying God’s Word are available on Sunday during the education hour. The Sunday school classes for children and youth are a top priority for our church. Sharing our faith through Bible stories, music and arts creates new relationships with others and a deeper understanding of God. There is also an adult forum which offers lively conversation as we study the Word of God. These activities happen after we enjoy fellowship and refreshments following the worship service.

 

Additional Bible Study

During the year there are other Bible study groups offered at St. James and with other Lutheran churches. Watch the announcements for these wonderful opportunities.

There are monthly women’s Bible study groups. Both the Martha/Naomi and Ruth Circles use the Bible study in Gather Magazine.  This magazine provides a mix of articles, theological reflections, devotions, and stories of comfort and challenge that help readers grow in faith and engage in ministry and action.

Another women’s Bible study group is the Café group. Their resource for discussion is the online magazine Café.

 

Devotions

The Women of the ELCA website offers daily devotions called Daily Grace.

Christ in Our Home is a quarterly devotional resource that encourages readers to live out their faith daily. Each reflective reading is accompanied by a daily scripture reference and prayer for the day. It is also available in a large print format. This devotional booklet and other resources are available on the Information Tables situated near each church entrance. At the table you may pick up the current issue of the Living Lutheran magazine. It offers a range of inspirational and informative stories.

An ELCA resource webpage called Bible Studies is a gateway to a host of Bible-based devotions. One in particular, God Pause, sends daily email devotions which are short, meaningful reflections on the following Sunday’s lessons and gospel. The devotion writers are Luther Seminary alumni.

 

Bible App

The Holy Bible app for mobile devices allows you to read the scriptures using different translations. This free app is easy to use and has many features that you will enjoy exploring. It offers a variety of Bible reading plans.