Immanuel offers a wide variety of Bible Studies during the week and on weekends. Find the study that matches your schedule, grab your coffee, and join us for lively discussion and valued fellowship!

 


 

 

 

The Story on Adult Bible Study at Immanuel

 

BEGINS SUNDAY, SEPT. 10

 

The Bible is the best-selling book in history, but how many people read it cover to cover? A Gallup survey reported the average American household has four Bibles. However, research by Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life (2008) found that only 16 percent of Americans read the Bible every day. In 2013 Religion News Service reported that, “The Bible is still firmly rooted in American soil: 88 percent of respondents said they own a Bible, 80 percent think the Bible is sacred, 61 percent wish they read the Bible more, and the average household has 4.4 Bibles. … If they do read it, the majority (57 percent) only read their Bibles four times a year or fewer. Only 26 percent of Americans said they read their Bible on a regular basis (four or more times a week).” 

Immanuel is hoping to reverse this trend and believes that The Story is the right tool to increase Biblical literacy, helping readers understand God’s story from Genesis to Revelation and how their own stories intersect with God’s. Consisting of 31 chapters of scriptures sequenced in chronological order, The Story presents the word of God in an engaging format, reading like a novel.

The Story Church Campaign is a unique program providing up to 31 weeks of curriculum for children, teen and adult study and up to 31 weeks of corresponding sermons. When accompanied by reading through the five age-related books (The Story, The Story: Teen Edition, The Story for Kids, The Story for Children, and The Story for Little Ones), everyone at Immanuel Lutheran Church and School will be literally on the same page for 31 weeks.

With thousands of participating churches nationwide,The Story is becoming a movement that is bringing wide-ranging benefits to local churches. Many have reported increased community outreach, increased Biblical literacy, congregational growth, and a greater understanding of how God’s story reveals the reasons for the things that happen in man’s story.

To learn more, contact the church office or visit www.thestory.com

 

SUNDAY ADULT FORUM

SUNDAYS AT 9:30 AM IN THE IMMANUEL LIBRARY (SEP.-MAY)

 

TUESDAY AM BIBLE STUDY

TUESDAYS 9:30-11 AM (AUG.30-MAY 30)

 

EARLY RISERS BIBLE STUDY

WEDNESDAYS 6:30-7:30 AM (AUG. 31-MAY 31)

 

WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY

WEDNESDAYS AT 9 AM IN THE FELLOWHSIP HALL (AUG 31-MAY 31)

 

HOFFMAN(N) MEN'S BIBLE STUDY

SATURDAYS AT 8 AM, FELLOWSHIP HALL / BATAVIA PANERA

 

THEOLOGY ON TAP

SECOND AND FOURTH MONDAYS AT CROSSTOWN GRILL & PUB, BATAVIA

On the second  Monday of each month members of Immanuel will gather at a local watering hole for a time of fellowship and relevant theological discussion. The topics will often deal with current events, considering how the issue impacted the Church in Luther’s day, what the good Doctor had to say about it, and then dovetailing into a conversation about how it is impacting the Church today. Bring your Bible, order a pint, and join the conversation. 

 

DISCOVERING IMMANUEL

SUNDAYS AT NOON, AS SCHEDULED

Discovering Immanuel is the first of three classes designed to guide participants through a process from considering membership in the Immanuel community to active and intentional participation. The three classes are:

  1. Discovering Immanuel: An exploration of the core beliefs that shape how we experience God and live out our faith.
  2. Discovering Maturity: A further look at what the Bible teaches with an emphasis on discovery of your SHAPE, a tool that shows how your spiritual gifts and personal talents make you unique in the Kingdom of God and where best to apply them.
  3. Discovering Missions: A focus on the Great Commission and Command that move us to use our unique SHAPE to build the Kingdom of God both locally and globally.

This fall’s Discovering Immanuel class will cover the key things that you need to know to be an active and engaged participant at Immanuel and that are essential to understand if you are interested in becoming a member. You will also have the opportunity to meet with an active and mature member of Immanuel who can answer questions and help you make connections. Finally, you will be introduced to key ministry leaders and entry level ministry opportunities to consider.

The class will cover these topics:

  1. What is the Bible and why should I trust it
  2. Who is God
  3. What is Salvation and How does it Work
  4. God’s Gifts: the Sacraments
  5. Why Should I Belong to a Church

Discovering Immanuel is a great starting point for everyone! I hope you will consider attending.

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