Adult Spiritual Formation – Winter/Spring 2020

Sunday mornings at 10:30:  Christians in the Age of Outrage

This study for the six weeks of Lent is based on the book, Christians in the Age of Outrage, by Ed Stetzer.  Led by Tom Olschner, this video/book study helps us think about how to respond faithfully as followers of Christ in this time of incivility and conflict in our nation and our world.

We are finishing up the final three weeks of this study via the online Zoom platform. Those meetings will take place March 29th, April 5th and April 19th, skipping Easter Sunday (April 12th).  Even if you haven’t been able to join us until now, please feel free to join in the conversation!  If you would like to receive an email with Zoom access for this class, please let Robin Olschner know:

Monday evenings at 6:30 pm, and Thursday mornings at 9:30 am:  Faith & Racial Equity: Exploring Power & Privilege

Current participants in these groups will resume meeting on the Zoom platform starting March 30th (Monday evening group) and April 2nd (Thursday morning group).

Tuesday mornings at 11 am:  Journeying Together Through God’s Story

This Bible Study conversation takes a deeper look at the passages from the Gospel of John that Pastor John Anderson is using for his sermon series this spring.  All are welcome...even newcomers and even friends of yours outside of our geographic community!  Gathering together remotely allows us the opportunity to expand our church community beyond our walls!  If you would like to receive an email with Zoom access for this class, please let Robin Olschner know.

Senior Adult Bible Study

When we are able to gather together again we will be reading, viewing and discussing the video book series by Ray Vander Laan entitled The Path to the Cross.  Mondays at 1 pm in the church library.  In the meantime, we’ll take a break in order to help avoid the spread of the coronavirus.  Consider calling a friend in the group to check in!

Men’s Breakfast Study: Reflecting on the News through the Eyes of Faith

When we begin meeting again, we will be embarking on a new study using a curriculum called The Wired Word, led by Reverend Terry Olthoff.  Join us for breakfast and conversation as we consider how our lives are affected by news events and ways in which we might reflect on these events through the lens of our faith. 7:30 am in Fellowship Hall once a month on Saturday mornings.

Divorce Care

If you, or someone you know, have gone through (or are currently going through) separation or divorce and would like a safe place to process some of your experience, Divorce Care might be for you!  We started a 13-week series on January 12th, and we are finishing up with that group via the Zoom online platform.  Contact Penni Benkler for more details (

Ongoing Groups

Ruth Circle meets the second Thursdays of each month at 10 a.m. beginning on September 12th.  This year’s study will center on the Epistle to the Hebrews.  Contact Marilyn Archer for details.

Film and Faith generally meets on the fourth Tuesdays of the month.  When we are free to gather together again in person, we will view and discuss the film, Knives Out.  Stay tuned for more details about that upcoming date.  These are always great gatherings as we look at both technical aspects of the film with our resident film-maker, Rob Gosbee, as well as discuss themes that intersect our faith journey.

Women’s Book Groups: Daytime and evening options available. For information on the daytime group, contact Pixie Corson. For information on the evening group, contact Michelle Stephans. The evening book group will meet next–either in person or online–on Wednesday evening, May 13th. They will be discussing the novels, A Fall of Marigolds and Snow Flower and the Secret Fan. For more information, please contact Michelle Stephans ( This group is always open to new members!

Please consider joining in with one of these experiences!  Questions or ready to join one of these groups? Please talk to or email Robin Olschner to register: