Adults

Adult discipleship resources

While we have moved our weekly worship to an online venue, we will want to ensure that you have plenty of opportunities to continue growing at home!  Below you will find handful of studies to watch, listen and dive into.


How many times have you been in a very disorienting, chaotic season in life? For some, these seasons seem like a normal part of life, for others, they seem to happen so infrequently that they simply don't know how to handle the chaos.
This Bible study has been prepared as an opportunity to dive into the Old and New Testament Scripture to further understand, experience and live our God's promise of presence, peace and strength in His Son Jesus Christ. Chaotic seasons, trying seasons, tribulation and turmoil will be something each of us experiences as disciples of Christ. However, each is an opportunity to seek Him first, to learn devotion and obedience to His word, to love and serve others in our life, and through the experience, be disciples and disciple others.
Participant Study Guide


The goal of 21 Days Together is simple and straightforward.  We want to bring as many people together as possible to share encouragement and hope during this unprecedented time.  This is also a call to prayer and action for the sake of our communities and the world.  
21 churches have banded together to create the #21DaysTogether movement.  Each church will be providing three videos per day except Sunday.  These videos are intended to inspire, encourage and provide hope.


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 virtually as we read this book together, seeing how God established, blessed, and preserved His church, and discover how many issue faced by the first century church are still faced by the church today.

Sundays, beginning April 5th at 8am via Zoom.  To request the Zoom login information, please contact Keith Chuvala.

Led by Gary Himmler. Paul wrote these letters 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.

Sundays, beginning April 5th at 8am via Zoom. To request the Zoom login information, please contact Gary Himmler.

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.

Click here to download all the studies through the end of summer.

For more information please contact Kurt Rosenhagen.

 

Men's Discipleship

Below are some digital resources that we hope will challenge you to grow spiritually in your relationship with Jesus, as leaders in your homes and together in brotherly fellowship.

 


Led by Greg Owen & Michael Kaemmer. 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 cause by the lack of real me 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 virtually to see if you have what it takes.

To join in the study, please join the GDLC Men's Bible Study Facebook Group.

Be a Godly Man
God has created men to have incredible strength.  But today's culture has hijacked masculinity, distorting strength into passivity and abuse.  In this 5-party video Bible study series, pastor Joby Martin invites men to embrace God's definition of masculinity and to step into His calling upon their lives to weild their strength on behalf of others.  God has designed men to be proectors, providers, and defenders.  When men act like men, everyone flourishes.

 

Email Pastor Brian to learn more

Women's Discipleship

Below are some digital studies that we at Gloria Dei hope will help you during this season to 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.

 



One Thousand Gifts - Virtual Bible Study

We will be offering three online opportunities to participate in this women's Bible study.  Led by Victoria Weaver, Sarah Watson & Stephany Lunzman.  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.  
 
Zoom Bible Study Options
Mondays 8-9pm with Victoria Weaver (beginning April 13th)
Thursdays 12-1pm with Sarah Watson (beginning April 16th)
Saturdays 1-2pm with Stephany Lunzman (beginning April 18th)

To request the Zoom login information, please contact Victoria Weaver with the day you would like.

Fear And Faith
Failure, rejection, sickness, losing a loved one, being alone - the fears we carry are many and heavy.  Fear can be a tyrant, a bully we can't hide from.  It can paralyze our spirit, damage our relationships, and hinder our faith.  In five heartfelt sessions based on her book, Fear and faith: Finding the Peace Your Heart Craves, speaker and author Trillia Newbell invites women to explore their fears and how those fears impact thier relationships, self-esteem, peace of mind, and walk with God.

Breathing Room for Women
You're filling your calendar, draining your bank account, and multitasking your way through life.  You're efficient...but exhausted.  You just need a little bit of breathing room.  With one surprisingly simple invitation, God offers a way to trade your overwhelming pace for one that will finally bring you peace.

Email Pastor Brian to learn more