Sunday Morning

Adult Sunday School – Deuteronomy
Sundays 10:00 am, August 23 – December 20
Available on the SJD App for phone and TV and through the SJD Teaching Center
Faculty: Calvin Harris, Brooke Holt, Tom Knudson, Stephen Loftin, David Modesett, Tony Mayer, Susan Neuhaus, and Meg Rice
No Sunday School on November 29th, December 27th & January 3rd

Please join us for our 2020-21 Sunday morning adult education study of Deuteronomy. Deuteronomy is the final sermon of Moses, given to the people of Israel as they prepared to enter the Promised Land. It is also a sermon for each of us, today — a sermon which takes God's Word and our own experience and challenges us to trust God, discern his path for our lives, and follow that path, no matter what.

Sunday School for Children
Available on the SJD App and TV App, and Online
Children's Sunday school online provides age-appropriate video lessons for preschool, elementary, and preteen groups coupled with parent guides.

GO Education: After Prison - Challenges to Re-Entry
Sundays, 10 am, November 1 - 15
Available  the SJD Teaching Center
Faculty: Greg Buffone, Tony Mayer

This three-part series will look at the challenges to those returning to society from incarceration, and some of the faith-based programs and ministries that are working to make certain that they do not return to prison. We hope you will join us as we talk about some of the people that are making a difference for the Kingdom in this area.

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Parish-wide Life Group studies

Hope, Peace, Love and Joy!
November 29 – December 25

Our society often expects Christmas to look like a Norman Rockwell painting. However, very few of us live up to that ideal. The season of Advent helps Christians focus on what is really important. We expect a baby who will bring the world glad tidings of great joy (Luke 2:10). The God of the universe loves each of us so much that he became a helpless infant and lived and died for us. Just when we needed a Savior, God sent one. Sign up for an online group here.

Weekday Courses

Becoming Beloved Community
Tuesdays 5:00 pm, Ongoing
Available by Zoom
Faculty: The Rev. Louise Samuelson

This book club open to anyone interested in truth, justice, and healing related to racial inequality. In July White Fragility by Robin Diangelo was read and discussed. In August we will disucss The Color of Compromise: The Truth About the American Church’s Complicity in Racism. This is available as a book as well as a video series on Amazon Prime. Contact Louise Samuelson to sign up for the September book study.

The Core: Leadership Foundations
Wednesday 7:00 - 9:00 pm, September 16 – November 18
Faculty: Tony Mayer, Chris Hairel, and Andy Breckwoldt
Available by Zoom and through the SJD Teaching Center

The objective of the Leadership Foundations Course is to develop participants’ leadership capabilities with Jesus as the model. Whether leading a small team or a large organization, this program has been designed for those who are in leadership roles and want to increase their capacity, capabilities, and effectiveness to impact the world around them. You will have the opportunity in this course to work on the challenges you face today in your leadership role – regardless of what type of role that may be (business, church/ministry, education, or other).  If you have a sense of calling to grow and become more influential in your sphere, while living out the principles of your Christian faith, you should consider this program.

Hope of Glory: Philippians
Thursdays 10:30 am, beginning September 17
Available through the website, the SJD App and the SJD Teaching Center.
Small groups available via Zoom
Faculty: Meg Rice

Paul's letter to the Philippians is arguably the most tender of all Paul's letters to the various churches he established. In it are remarkable truths about the nature of Jesus Christ. During this church's time of difficulty and hardship, Paul makes a stunning argument for faith in the unshakeable Son of God. His words are comforting today as we face the uncertainty of our world. Jesus is still unshakable and can be relied upon in our world today.

Men’s Life - Rooted in Real Hope: Study of the book of 1 Thessalonians
Tuesdays, October 20 - December 15, 2020
Available by Zoom and through the SJD Teaching Center
Zoom information is sent to the course participants each Monday via email
Faculty: Josh Montgomery

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Self-Study Courses

The Art of Marriage
Available for self-study through the SJD Teaching Center

God can turn any marriage into a masterpiece. Every marriage is unique, expressed by the colorful personalities of each spouse and textured by the circumstances at play in their lives. Blending these to make marriage work is a divinely inspired art form — challenging to master but definitely worth the effort.