Adult Discipleship

Adult Classes

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

 

Discipleship Hour classes

Sunday Mornings | 9:45-10:45am

Sermon Series study | Chapel | new series starts September 5th


Join us every Sunday in the Chapel, as we engage in God's Word together using the current sermon series themes and Scripture readings. Led by the pastoral staff of Gloria Dei, this Bible study will be an opportunity to unpack even more application of the sermons in our daily lives of discipleship.  This class will also be available online to those who don't feel comfortable coming back on-campus.  A link with the Teams Meeting information will be sent to you once you register. 

To view past classes, click here. To request the Teams Meeting information, click here to register your email.

continuous breakthrough | LC 211/213 | begins september 19th


Led by Jason Phelps. The Continuous Breakthrough is an experience where the practical meets spiritual. We will be given the opportunity to read sections of scripture together, sing and pray, discuss what catches our attention, and explore what the Lord might be saying to us. This will be a training ground for developing spiritual practices you can incorporate into your daily rhythm and learn how to more clearly hear the voice of God and respond in belief.  We will check in with big picture questions like: Where am I thriving? Where am I struggling? What is confusing? What is missing? & What are my next right steps? As well as learning more about the words, works, and ways of Jesus.

Parent Groups | Begins September 12

Join a parent group on Sunday mornings that ties in the same lessons our kids and students are learning. Parents of infants-5th grade meet at the Life Center tables. Parents of middle and high school meet in the Student Center.
For more information about what each Parent Group will entails, click here.

bible stories for adults | LC 214/216

Led by Kurt Rosenhagen. How long has it been since you studied the classic stories of the Bible? Have you ever looked at these stories from an adult perspective? Are you a new Christian and have never heard these stories?

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.

The first year of the Bible Stories for Adults curriculum focuses on the stories of the Old Testament. Ancient human history and the patriarchs in the Book of Genesis are studied during the first quarter of Year One.
For more information please contact Kurt Rosenhagen

The Gospel of Luke: A Comprehensive account of Jesus | LC 210/212

Led by Gary Himmler & Richard Zalesak. 

From the angelic foretelling of the miraculous births of John the Baptist and Jesus to the latter's final earthly benediction and ascension into heaven, the Gospel of Luke gives us a comprehensive account of the life, ministry, and teachings of the Lord. You are invited to join us as we journey step-by-step, event-by-event through the gospel to learn about Jesus and the comprehensive transformation He will make in our lives.

This class will also be available online to those who don't feel comfortable coming back on-campus. To request the Zoom login, email Gary Himmler.

The Teachings of Jesus | LC 215/217

Led by Keith Chuvala. What did Jesus teach about politics? How about money management, forgiveness, and faith? And what did He teach about Himself, the Bible, and the Kingdom of God? Join us as we read about His words on these and other topics through the Gospels and epistles of the New Testament. Each week we'll cover a single teaching, so feel free to join us any time!

This class will also be available online to those who don't feel comfortable coming back on-campus.
A link to the Zoom Meeting will be sent to you once you register.
To request the Zoom Meeting information, please click here to register your email.

 

Mid-Week Class

1 & 2 Thessalonians &  Famous Bible Stories Men's Bible Study |  6:45-8am  |  LC 214/216

Led by Ron Petri.  1 & 2 Thessalonians will be studied June-August followed by Famous Bible Stories thru January 2022.

1 & 2 Thessalonians:
1 & 2 Thessalonians contain much of the material available from Paul about the Second Coming. A pagan myth focused on the hope that one day a hero would return and help the needy, especially those in Thessalonica. His emphasis on the Second Coming in these letters shows that the people may not have fully grasped the differences between Jesus' return and that of their expected hero.

Famous Bible Stories:
Topics will include God Creates the World (Genesis 1), The Great Flood (Genesis 6-8), David and Goliath (1 Samuel 17), The Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7), Jesus Rises from the Dead (John 20), and Our Heavenly Home (Revelation 21).

Questions about the Men's Bible Study, contact Ron Petri.

 

 Wednesday women's classes

LifeLight: 1 & 2 Peter | 9-11am | LC 210/212 (Begins September 8th)

Led by Kathie Stocker. Throughout this 9-session study, you will deepen your understanding of who Jesus is, and what He has done for us walking through 1 & 2 Peter. Topics include:
- Called to Live in Christ Forever
- Called to Reflect Our Redeemer
- Called to Follow Christ's Example
- Called to Mature in Suffering
- Called to Care for Fellow Believers
- Know the Certainty of Your Election
- Know the Reliability of God's Word
- Know the Folly of False Teachers
- Know the coming of the Day of the Lord

Join us for opening and announcements from 9-9:30am in LC 211/213 each morning. 

Strength for the Battle | 9-11am | LC 214/216 (Begins September 8th)

Led by Beth Hranicky. As Paul drew his letter to the Ephesians to a close, he addressed a topic as timeless as it is likely to be approached with skepticism: spiritual warfare. Jesus secured salvation for all believers when He defeated Satan at the cross. Until Christ returns, however, spiritual warfare rages on in this world and should not be easily dismissed. In His mercy, God has provided the armor by which we can withstand such fierce opposition. In this series, author Alistair Begg considers Paul's call to "put on the whole armor of God," from the defenses of truth, righteousness, the Gospel of peace, faith, and salvation to the weaponry of God's Word and prayer, with which we fight not "against flesh and blood, but...against the spiritual forces of evil." As Christ's soldiers, we are to take up God's provision to do battle against our foe and know the triumph that can only be ours in Him.

Join us for opening and announcements from 9-9:30am in LC 211/213 each morning. 

Advent | 9-11am | LC 214/216 (Begins December 1st)

Led by Beth Hranicky. The Christmas story, or Advent, is more than a sentimental myth or a quiet manger scene we use to decorate our living rooms. The Christmas story is the good news of God entering into our darkness. Join us in this series with author J.D. Greear in this 4-part study, as he takes a deeper look at Jesus as Emmanuel, our Wonderful Counselor, the Everlasting Father, and the great I Am. When you know Jesus, you will realize Christmas is more than a nice story - the arrival of Jesus changes everything. 

Join us for opening and announcements from 9-9:30am in LC 211/213 each morning. 

The Book of Ephesians | 9-11am | LC 214/216 (Begins january 19th)

Led by Beth Hranicky. Has it ever dawned on you that nothing has ever dawned on God? He knew before the world began that His people would face hardship, so He gave us His Word. The Book of Ephesians is a survival manual - it equips  believers to thrive in a world that hates the message of Jesus Christ. Paul the Apostle writes to encourage believers to live well - we've been lifted from the graveyard of sin and called to shout the gospel into the darkened world.

Pastor and author J.D. Greear walks through the powerful words of Paul. In 9 sessions, J.D. digs into the text of Ephesians verse-by-verse and challenges believers to live out the gospel. If the people of your city, of your school of your family are going to hear the gospel, it's going to be from your mouth. Encounter Ephesians, and get swept up into the story of Jesus.

Join us for opening and announcements from 9-9:30am in LC 211/213 each morning. 

Elijah | 6:30-8pm | LC 210/212 (Begins September 15th)

Led by Dixie Russo. Elijah emerged as the voice of unapologetic truth during a time of national crisis and moral decline. His ministry was marked by tenacious faith and holy fire - the same kind you will need in order to remain steadfast in current culture. Join us as author Priscilla Shirer leads us through the life and times of the prophet Elijah to discover how the fire on Mount Carmel was forged in the valley of famine. And how the emboldened, fiery faith you desire is being fashioned by God in your life right now. If you are unable to join us in-person, please email Dixie Russo for the Zoom link.

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 Jason Phelps to learn more

Upcoming Events

Tue 9/21/21

Tuesday Men's Discipleship

Tuesday, 6:45 AM - 8:00 AM

Led by Ron Petri.  1 & 2 Thessalonians will be studied June-August followed by Famous Bible...

Sat 10/16/21

Men's Campfire Night

Saturday, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us for a night of men's discipleship on Saturday, October 16th from 6-9pm.  Good food, good...

Sat 12/4/21

Parents Night Out

Saturday, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Parents Night Out is a great opportunity for you to drop off your kid (s) and have a few hours to get...

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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.

Learn more here

Upcoming Events

Fri 10/8/21

Women's Revive '21 Livestream Event

Friday, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Join us for an amazing event livestreamed for FREE here at Gloria Dei! This 2-day women's conference is...

Sat 11/6/21

Women's Fashion Meets Faith

Saturday, 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Gloria Dei welcomes Shari Braendel to the stage for an event filled with fashion tips and Biblical wisdom!...

Sat 12/4/21

Parents Night Out

Saturday, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Parents Night Out is a great opportunity for you to drop off your kid (s) and have a few hours to get...

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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 the Life Center, 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.

Roustabouts

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.