Adult Bible Studies
At Immanuel, we encourage all believers to grow in their knowledge and understanding of the Scriptures.
Tuesday Morning Bible Study Group. Tuesdays 9:00 AM @ Meeting Room. Led by Pastor Eric, this group meets during the school year. The current topic is the Book of Hebrews. The book of Hebrews offers a model to follow, a cause to champion, deep theology, and practical applications for today. We will take a look at the life of Jewish Christians in the first century. They were homeless because of their faith and lived as strangers in a world that was often hostile to them; Christians just didn’t fit into the Roman style of life. As aliens, they needed encouragement to live for Christ despite their circumstances, so the writer of this letter urged them to endure. The courage they needed would come through Jesus Christ. Through Jesus, we, too, are made capable of enduring and overcoming all the struggles of life.
Thursday Evening Bible Study Group. Thursdays 6:30 PM @ Library. Led by Pastor Eric. The group is currently studying the book of Ezekiel.
Sunday Bible Study
Adult Forum Bible Study. Sundays 9:30 - 10:30 AM @ the Meeting Room & via Zoom. Led by Bob Schmidt or Elvin Harms, this group meets during the Sunday morning education hour. Currently doing a Discover Your Gifts study. Curious about the aptitudes, innate abilities, and acquired skills that make you unique? Each of us has gifts to offer to the world around us, but we have not always identified or shared them effectively. Explore your giftedness by taking the EveryGift inventory, learning about the 12 kinds of gifts, and understanding how to use your own gifts. Along the way, we will discover how our gifts can pave a way for re-connecting with our communities. Thanks to the generosity of Immanuel’s Foundation all participants will receive their own copy of the Discover Your Gifts Workbook produced by Lutheran Hour Ministries. Feel free to join in any time. If you have any questions or are interested in attending virtually, please email Bob Schmidt at firstname.lastname@example.org or Elvin Harms at email@example.com.
Men's Bible Study Groups
Saturday Men’s Bible Study Group. Saturdays 8:00 AM @ Fellowship Hall. Led by Pastor Eric, this group meets year-round.
Women's Bible Study Groups
Wednesday Women's Bible Study (WWBS). Wednesdays 9:00 AM @ Board Room. This group meets regularly during the school year. Fall Bible Study will start Sept 7th. The current topic is the book of Ephesians. Max Lucado's Life Lessons from Ephesians is a 12-session study on Paul's letter to the Ephesians. In this letter, he focuses on the church as the bride of Christ and speaks of Jesus dying for his bride and anticipating his Bride wearing his spotless gown. The key themes for the study are: we have spiritual blessings through Christ; each believer is gifted through the Spirit of God; our faith should work its way into all of our relationships; our spiritual strength comes from God through his Word and our faith. Each lesson has the following sections: Key Scripture Verse, Reflection, Situation, Observation, Exploration, Inspiration, Reaction, Life Lessons, Devotion, and Journaling. Contact Laura Klein with questions firstname.lastname@example.org.
Working Women's Bible Study. Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 PM @Student Ministry Room. All women are invited to join this Bible Study group that meets Wednesdays in the evening. This class is led by Erica Ciro. Contact Erica with questions or to join the group email@example.com.
Relational Bible Studies
#1 Going Deep: The Divine Adventure. This is the 8-week beginning course for Immanuel's relationship series. Move more deeply into your relationship with God. Led by Pastor Eric and based on Blackaby's Experiencing God, you will learn to observe God-sightings, see your current life from a new lens, and develop relational skills toward transformation. 2022 Fall Class date and time is to-be-determined. Please register here if you are interested in attending and let us know what times work best for you.
#2 Immanuel Journaling. Prerequisite: must have completed the Going Deep: The Divine Adventure study. Level 2 of the relational studies. Continue to move more deeply into your relationship with God. In this 12-week study based on Joyful Journey you will explore thought-rhyming with God as discussed in Ephesians 2:10 and how to access this skill as well as an introduction to some of the ways God has created our brains for relationship. Led by Julaine Kammrath.
Going Deep/Experiencing God Huddle #1. This 6-week small group experience is for those who have taken either relational course and would like to review the 7 realities as illustrated in the Bible and our lives now.
Going Deep/Experiencing God Huddle Continued. A similar format to Huddle #1 above, but with new Biblical events and life questions. This 6-week small group is for those who have taken either relational course, but especially for those who have already taken the Huddle #1 class.
Mindfulness. Mindfulness is being aware of our thoughts. In this study learn to to be more mindfully aware in your everyday Life. Explore what that means for you in your walk with God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. There are no prerequisites; come as you are. Call or text Amy Glinke at 630.842.8732 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. 2022 Fall Session is Mondays, Sep 12-Oct 31, 6:30-8:00PM at Amy's House 121 Sauk Dr in Batavia.
Immanuel Lifestyle. For those who have completed the Going Deep class: Want to move toward an interactive relationship with God? Learn how to live a God-with-me life? Come find out in this 10-week class! Learn how to deepen gratitude experiences that kickstart the relational areas in your brain. Draw nearer to the Lord and identify blocks that hinder your relationship with Him. Learn a new visual style prayer form. Goals for this course include: learn ways to deepen appreciation in a move toward Interactive gratitude; practice the skill of reflective listening during group time; learn the Peace prayer and 4+ stories; distinguish between trauma A and trauma B; and put yourself into biblical events and increase visual right brain perspective (3 boxes). Email Julaine email@example.com to register. 2022 Fall Session is Thursdays, Sep 15-Nov 17, 7:00-9:00pm in the Board Room.