Fall 2023 Bible Class & Sunday School
What help does God offer for Christians who are struggling with real challenges in life? This 5 week class will address the ways in which Christians, motivated by a love for Jesus, can respond to personal difficulties in their lives and in the lives of loved ones. Topics will include: unmet needs and expectations, unresolved anger, moral desensitization, instant gratification, and unexpected financial blessings.
Leader: Pastor Raasch
Date: Sundays, beginning September 10th
Time: 9:15-10:15 am
Sometimes it feels like life can be a rat-race where our daily existence boils down to nothing but the same repetitive tasks with no end in sight! Other times it can feel like things you once loved and delighted in aren’t so fun anymore. Is the world really getting worse? Has it always been beyond repair? What’s the point? How do I find fulfillment in life? The book of Ecclesiastes is packed full of King Solomon’s wisdom to address these concerns and many others and shows us where meaning in life is found: from the hand of our gracious God.
Leader: Pastor Gawel
Date: Sundays, beginning September 10th
Time: 9:15-10:15 a.m.
This class gives a basic introduction to what the Bible and Mount Olive teach, along with a chance for you to ask questions, develop relationships with other people and the pastor. It serves as the path to membership at Mount Olive but is also a newly written class that serves as a great review for Mount Olive members. This class will meet on Thursday evenings and Sunday mornings with the same session being taught on both of those days to give people the flexibility to attend whichever session best fits their schedule.
Leader: Pastor Priewe
Place: Lower-level Conference Room
Date/Time: Thursdays, Sept. 7th, 6:00 pm; OR Sundays, Sept. 10th, 9:15 am
A long-running TV series entitled, “This Is Your Life” gave viewers a look into the lives of athletes, celebrities, and, on occasion, everyday people. This year’s Wednesday morning Bible class will focus on a similar theme. We’ll be looking into the lives of important Biblical figures. We’ll begin with Abraham whose God-given faith demonstrates the boldness of faith, the importance of prayer, and the calm contentment that is ours as we rely on God’s unfailing promises. As the class progresses, we’ll have a chance to look at several other people of God, like Moses, Joseph, and David, to name just a few.
Leader: Pastor Zank
Date: Wednesdays, beginning Sept.13th
Time: 9:00-10:00 am
Are you looking for connection and encouragement from Christian friends at Mount Olive? Mount Olive can feel like a big place. Life Groups offer the opportunity to grow closer to God and other believers as we strive to be A Family Growing in Christ. These groups, led by Mount Olive members, center around a discussion of the weekly sermon while also emphasizing the chance to get to know each other better. Mount Olive offers many groups meeting at various times and locations, in person or online, in homes or at church. We are looking for new groups to form. Meeting space is available. Scheduling is flexible. Groups are kid-friendly. Please reach out to your pastors if you would like to form or find a group.
Watch for times and locations of Life Groups in the coming weeks.
Where does a man go to grow in his role as a Christian husband, father, man of God? Where can he be intellectually challenged, spiritually fed, genuinely encouraged, and yet still receive a bit of good-natured ribbing? The answer: Mount Olive’s Men’s Bible Study. This fall we’ll be studying the Book of Romans. Before you do anything else on Friday, stop in to recharge your batteries with your brothers in Christ.
Leader: Paul Kolell
Date: Fridays, beginning September 8th
Time: 6:30-7:30 am
Place: Fireside Room
Looking for an opportunity to sit at Jesus’ feet along with your fellow sisters in Christ? Interested in receiving encouragement to face the challenges of everyday life, as you spend time in God’s Word? Please contact one of these leaders to join their group:
Beth Flatau – Mondays in her home – start date 9/11, 7 pm
Kerri Kleist – Wednesday in her home – start date 9/13, 4 & 6:30 pm
Mandy Ehlke – Thursday in the Fireside Room – start date 9/14, 8:00 am
As our children grow physically, growing in their faith and understanding of God’s Word is absolutely vital! Mount Olive offers Sunday School classes for age 4 (by Sept. 1) through 6th grade. These classes include Bible stories, crafts, music, and age-appropriate discussion and application of the truths of God’s Word. Sunday School uses a different curriculum than our Christian Day School, so each Sunday features a different Bible story not covered during the school week. Sunday School meets from 9:15 am-10:15 am every Sunday morning. Mount Olive also offers a daycare room with music, play, and structured learning for children under the age of 4 who aren’t old enough for Sunday School so parents can drop off their kids and attend Bible class themselves. Please make use of this resource for the spiritual growth of you and your children!
- The Life of Joseph, led by Pastor Raasch
- Conversations in the Gospel of John, led by Pastor Gawel