Bible Classes

Discipleship Hour

Sunday Mornings | 9:45-10:45am

In order to encourage and equip you to grow and live out your faith as a disciple in EVERY aspect of your life, we have dedicated time on Sunday mornings for devotion and obedience to God's Word with age-appropriate discipleship for all ages between services from 9:45-10:45am. A life of discipleship is about the journey along the way with those God has placed in our life, so that together, we grow as His loved, redeemed people in Jesus Christ. We’d love to have you join us on this journey of discipleship, and together we can continue Jesus’ Kingdom work in and through Gloria Dei!

Sermon Series Study | Chapel

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. Click the link below to join us on our online streaming site.

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Parent Groups

Join a parent group on Sunday mornings that ties in the same lessons our kids and students are learning. Parents of infants-12th grade meet at the Life Center tables (led by Lara Brumm). We also have specific Parent Groups for those with students in Confirmation in the Student Center.

A Study of David | LC 210/212

Led by Gary Himmler & Richard Zalesak. As the Messiah, Jesus was a descendant of King David and his ministry was pivotally impacted by the life of his great ancestor. Join us as we study the epoch of King David and how it helped shape the expectations and reality of Jesus' ministry. This class will also be available online to those who don't feel comfortable coming back on-campus.

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The Book of Daniel | LC 215/217

book of daniel bible study

The writing's on the wall! What Old Testament book is prophetic, apocalyptic, and casts long shadows into the New Testament? It's the Book of Daniel. We'll study the fascinating stories about this man who was among best and brightest of God's people yet who found himself captive in Babylon. We'll see God in action in amazing ways, with and through His people, in circumstances that would be completely hopeless apart from His mercy and grace. Join Keith Chuvala as he takes us through this incredible book!

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Men's Bible Classes

The Apostle Paul | Tuesdays 6:45-8am | LC 214/216

Led by Ron Petri. Written to churches in Galatia founded by Paul during his missionary journey perhaps as early as A.D. 48-50 which would make this the earliest surviving letter of Paul. Key thought: "It is by grace through faith alone that people are justified and it is by faith alone that they are to live out their new life in the freedom of the Spirit." Martin Luther relied so strongly on this letter in all his preaching, teaching and writing against the prevailing theology of his day.

The Judaizers argued that Paul was not an authentic apostle and that out of a desire to make the message more appealing to Gentiles he had removed from the gospel certain legal requirements. Paul writes to counter the claims of legalistic Judaizers who were telling the Galatian believers that they must be circumcised and keep the law of Moses in order to be saved.

Email Ron Petri with questions.

Women's Bible Classes

Morning Classes | Wednesdays 9-11am| New Classes Starting Jan 4th

Classes are held on Wednesday mornings from 9-11am. Both classes gather at 9am in LC210/212 for opening prayer and worship before moving to individual classrooms. The Fall Classes are winding down before the Holiday Break and will resume in January. The classes listed below are for the new schedule beginning on January 4th.

LifeLight - Parables.  This class will be led by Kathie Stocker in room LC 210/212  beginning Jan 4th, 2023.

 We will look at:  Why Parables? - Matthew 13:34-35.  2: Something Old, Something New - Matthew 9:15-17.  3: A Most Radical Grace - John 10:11.  4: Lost and Found - Luke 15:7.  5: Keeping Faith - John 15:5.  6: Living Mercy - Luke 10:36-37.   7: The Coming Judgment - Matthew 21:21-32.  8: Looking for Judgment Day - Matthew 25:21.  9: Watching for Eternity - Matthew 24:45-47. 

Habakkuk - Remembering God's Faithfulness. This class will be led by Beth Hranicky in room LC214/216 beginning Jan 4th, 2023.

Does God ever seem silent when you need Him most? Habakkuk was a prophet who looked around at the broken world he lived in and wondered, Where is God? He felt forgotten and didn’t remember God was in control. How is it, then, that he is now a shining example of how the righteous live by faith? Through Habakkuk’s story, learn how the storms of life can become opportunities to activate your faith.

No registration required - just come and see what we have to offer! Contact Beth Hranicky for questions or more information.

Evening Classes | Wednesdays 6:30-8pm | Year-round

The Bible Recap by Tara-Leigh Cobble. This evening class will be led by Dixie Russo via ZOOM from 6:30-8pm. This session takes place January through May.

The Entire Bible over two years as taught by Tara-Leigh Cobble from "The Bible Recap Podcast". This is our 3rd in 4 groupings however previous attendance is not required. All are welcome! This author will help us break the bible down into daily studies and see God's story of love and the desire to have an everlasting relationship with us.

Many feel overwhelmed tackling the entire bible but this study really helps you break it down into small parts, dig into each portion and come out with a much stronger understanding. I hope you can join us in person or on zoom. New members are always welcome. To join the class contact for the ZOOM link and more information.

Men's Ministry

Men at Gloria Dei are challenged to grow spiritually in their relationship with Jesus, as leaders in their homes and together in brotherly fellowship.

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Women's Ministry

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.

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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!

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 "potluck" in the 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.

Some of our "more seasoned" guys meet as the 'Roustabouts' on Tuesday mornings at 8:15 am in Life Center Classroom 214/216 for coffee, donuts and kolaches, and periodic opportunities to serve.