There’s something for every age and stage of the journey here at Gloria Dei. Find more information below for discipleship opportunities for men, women and adults 50+.

Plus, a list of our current adult bible studies as we live out our devotion and obedience to God's Word!

Men's Discipleship

Men at Gloria Dei are challenged to grow spiritually in their relationship with Jesus, as leaders in their homes and together in brotherly fellowship.

Email Pastor Brian to learn more

Upcoming Events

Fri 3/27/20

Men's Campfire Night

Friday, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us for a night of gumbo on Friday, March 27th from 6-9pm.  Good food, good friends, campfire -...

Fri 4/17/20

Discipleship Adventure: Buffalo River

Friday, 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

Nestled in the hills and mountains of Arkansas is the Buffalo National River with lots of trails to hike...

Sun 4/19/20

Man Up!

Sunday, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Do you have what it takes to be a real man?  Manhood has been redefined by generational culture over...

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Women's Discipleship

At Gloria Dei we seek to grow, equip and encourage women as they share His love and compassion, serve joyfully, and foster the spiritual growth of those God has placed in their lives.

Email Pastor Brian to learn more

Upcoming Events

Wed 2/19/20

LifeLight: Joshua

Wednesday, 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Joshua's remarkable life was filled with excitement, variety, success and honor.  He was known for...

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Adults 50+

If you are 50 years or older, or if you are retired, come get involved at Gloria Dei and make some new friends while you're here!

Friendship Club

Meets 2nd Friday every month at 9:15am in KidzSpace, for Bible Study and informational speakers.  Fellowship is continued afterwards with lunch at local restaurants.  Special occasions are catered or "pot luck" in Life Center. Precinct #2 bus trips take us on interesting tours 6 times per year. This is a perfect opportunity to join in the fun with us who are "young at heart." For more information, contact Sandy Garcia at 281.615.0356.


Some of our "more seasoned" guys meet as the 'Roustabouts' on Tuesday mornings at 8:15 am for coffee, donuts and kolaches, and periodic opportunities to serve. 

Bible Studies

You're invited to take this opportunity to dig deeper into scripture and grow as a disciple, devoted and obedient to God's Word.



New Sunday Studies

5 Love Languages | 9:30am | Life Center 211/213
(Beginning February 2-February 23)

Led by Kat Sievert.  We will be exploring the 5 Love Languages that people have and how those impact our closest relationships.  Do you know your love language?  What about those closest to you?  We will also be looking at how God shows His love to use through the 5 Love Languages.

Understanding the Trinity: the heart of the Christian Faith | 11am | Chapel (March 1-15)

Led by Jeff Williams.  Every Sunday we gather "in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit" and, by reciting an ancient creed, confess our faith in the Triune God.  How well do we understand this largely neglected by central teaching of the Christian Faith - the Trinity?  This series will address what the Bible says about One God who manifests Himself in three Persons and bring to bear the implications of that foundational truth.

Next Steps: Growing in Grace | 9:30AM | LIFE CENTER 210/212 (March 8-March 29 & June 7-July 5)

Led by Richard Zalesak.  In the New Testament we are repeatedly urged to seek maturity in the faith.  Once we become Christians, how do we grow as believers?  In this four-session class, we will learn more about discipleship or being an intentional follower and student of Christ.  We will learn to put into practice the life habits or disciplines that have been most helpful to Christians throughout the centuries to grow in grace.

Those who have completed the Essentials New Member Class are especially invited to attend.

One Thousand Gifts | 9:30am & 11am | Life Center 215/217
(Beginning April 19-May 17)

Led by Katy Keeling & Stephanie Lunzman (9:30am) and Sarah Watson & Victoria Weaver (11am).  In this five-session Bible study, bestselling author Ann Voskamp helps watchers ponder the questions of finding joy in the midst of everything from the typical grind daily chores and deadlines to the calamity every person eventually faces.

Man Up! | 9:30am & 11am| Life Center 211/213
(Beginning April 19-May 17)

Led by Greg Owen & Michael Kaemmer (9:30am) and Pastor Brian Weaver (11am).  Do you have what it takes to be a real man?  Manhood has been redefined by generational culture over the years and today we can see the turmoil in our society caused by the lack of real men in America.  During this study, we will recapture what it means to be a real man according to what the Bible says, gaining a clearer definition that inspires precise action.  Whether it be through influence you have on other men, or a personal transformation, we challenge you to join us to see if you have what it takes!

Ongoing Sunday Studies

bible stories for adults | 9:30am | life Center 214/216

 Led by Kurt Rosenhagen. Bible Stories for Adults is your opportunity to become reacquainted with the Biblical characters and events that Christians have come to love.  There is much we can learn about God as He reveals Himself through His-Story.

paul's Prison letters | 8am | Life Center 211/213
(beginning January 12-May 31)

Led by Gary Himmler.  Philippians, Colossians and Philemon: A careful look at Paul's letters from prison.

Paul wrote these letters along with Ephesians while in prison facing possible death, but their passion and energy are undimmed.  They reveal Paul's longing to see young churches grow in faith and understanding, rooted in Jesus himself, and to see this faith worked out in practice.  Hearing it afresh from the pen of the Apostle, we will gain a greater understanding of God's purpose and how believers are to fulfill it in their lives.  We will also learn about standing firm in the fact of adversity while exhibiting humility and unity.  Finally, we will further cultivate the qualities of Christian joy and faithful moderation with Paul as our tutor.

The Acts of the Holy Spirit | 11am | Life Center 214/216

Led by Keith Chuvala. The New Testament book commonly titled "Acts" or "The Acts of the Apostles", is a fascinating, instructive, and inspiring book. But it might be misnamed! It doesn't describe all of the actions of all of the Apostles, so it could be titled "Some of the Acts of a Subset of the Apostles", or perhaps "The Acts of Peter and Paul, with cameos by a few other Apostles". However, the Apostles aren't really the stars of the show. As the book reveals the tremendous power of God at work through His Gospel, perhaps the best title is "The Acts of the Holy Spirit". Join us as we read this book together, seeing how God established, blessed, and preserved His church, and discover how many issues faced by the first century church are still faced by the church today.

Mid-Week Men's Studies

Psalms |  Tuesdays | 6:45-8am  |  Life Center 214/216
(Continuing December 3-February 18)

Led by our Ron Petri.  This study will do one selected chapter from each of the different types of Psalms.  These types are:

1. Individual Lament
2. Individual Praise
3. Community Lament and Praise
4. Penitential Psalms
5. Imprecatory Psalms
6. Liturgical Psalms
7. Messianic Psalms
8. Royal Psalms
9. Wisdom Psalms

Questions about Tuesday Morning Men's Bible Study, contact Ron Petri at 281-733-9460.

Mid-Week Women's Studies

walking and talking with Jesus | Wednesdays | 9:30am | Life Center 214/216
(beginning January 8-May 27)

Led by Mary Fricke.  Throughout this study we will read and discuss scriptures from the Gospels and Acts.  We will practice reaching out to the lost.

Opening and Announcement are from 9-9:30am in Life Center 211/213.

Women of the Bible Journey - Abigail & Esther | 9:30am | life center 215/217
(Beginning January 8-may 27)

Led by Beth Hranicky.
Abigail - In this study, journey along with Abigail as she uses her influence in two men's lives - with different results.  See how the empowerment of the Holy Spirit can help you deal with difficult people...without becoming difficult yourself!

Esther - God masterfully orchestrates and weaves every detail of our lives in jaw-dropping ways.  Nothing and no one can thwart His plan!  In this study, explore the subject of God's providence, walking verse by verse through the book of Esther.

Opening and Announcement are from 9-9:30am in Life Center 211/213.

Lifelight: Joshua | 9:30am | Life center 210/212
(Beginning January 8-May 27)

Led by Kathie Stocker.  Joshua's remarkable life was filled with excitement, variety, success and honor.  He was known for his deep trust in God and as a "man in whom is the spirit" (Nu. 27:18).  Joshua is a story of conquest and the fulfillment of promise by God for the people of God.

Opening and Announcement are from 9-9:30am in Life Center 211/213.

Better | 6-8:30pm | Life center 215/217
(beginning February 5-april 29)

Led by Dixie Russo.  In this 10-session, verse-by-verse study of the Book of Hebrews, author Jen Wilkin explores how God "provided something better for us" in the person of Jesus Christ.

Through stories of Old Testament heroes and practices, the author of Hebrews demonstrates how the new covenant is superior to the old and how Jesus Christ is the fulfillment of every promise.  Explore familiar verses in context of the entire Bible, learning how to place your hope and faith in Christ alone.