Men's Ministry

Chili & Campfire Night | Friday, November 9th | 6-9pm | Location: Santa Fe, TX

Men 18+ are invited to attend a night of chili, campfire, and fellowship.  Cost: $10.00 ($5 if you bring chili for the cook-off).  Location: Santa Fe, TX. Email Pastor Brian to register by November 2nd.


Adult Bible Studies - Fall 2018 (New Adult Bible Studies Begin Sept 9)


Sunday Opportunities

Marriage by Design | 9:30am | Chapel

Led by Pastor Brian Weaver and Jeff Williams.

Marriage is the most intimate, complicated, stressful, rewarding and joy-filled relationship a man and woman can have, in the truth of God’s Word and the love of Jesus Christ. This study will look at the marriage relationship through God’s Word, with in-depth conversation and insight. Topics to be discussed include God’s design and purpose for marriage, the impact of sin in our relationships, the Biblical roles and understanding of man and woman and serving together as husband and wife in Christ’s Kingdom. 


Acts | 9:30 & 11am | Life Center 211/213

Led by Pastor Rob Bailey. 

This 14-week Bible study in the book of Acts will look at Jesus-centered church planting, and how Gloria Dei is church planting in today's world. 


Bible Studies for Adults | 9:30am | Life Center 214/216

Led by Kurt Rosenhagen. 

Bible Stories for Adults is your opportunity to become reacquainted with the Biblical characters and events that Christians have come to love. There is much we can learn about God as He reveals Himself through His-Story.


Ongoing Adult Bible Studies

“What Lutherans Believe” | 11:00am | Life Center 214/216

Led by Keith Chuvala. 

What does it mean to be a "Lutheran" Christian? What sets Lutherans apart from Roman Catholics, Baptists, Episcopalians, and all those other Christian denominations? In this class we look at the fundamentals of Lutheran/Christian theology and its basis in the Bible, plus we cover topics picked by members of the class! If you're wondering about elements of our worship here at Gloria Dei, want to know where the LC-MS stands on a hot-button issue, or have questions that require a deeper answer than you can typically get from a Sunday sermon, this class is for you. It is an interactive, discussion-based study, and is open to all. You can jump in and join the discussion if you like, or just sit back, enjoy, and absorb the conversation. The topic usually changes every 1 to 3 weeks. Come and join us at any time!


The Gospel of John | 8am | Life Center 210

Led by Gary Himmler.

The "Disciple Whom Jesus Loved" reveals Jesus much more intimately than any other writer.  John pulls back the curtain to share Jesus' private, powerful prayer to His Father for us, His disciples.  He tells us that Jesus is the Light who came into the world.  He records Jesus' deep teachings about the indwelling Holy Spirit.  He reveals most fully Jesus' tender love for the little flock who respond to His call to follow Him.  He gives us even the innermost thoughts and emotions of the Lord.

In this study, we will grow in our relationship with Jesus Christ by receiving the grace that He gives us through the gospel.


Mid-Week Bible Studies


Book of Romans  |  Tuesdays 6:45-8:00 am  |  Life Center 216

Led by Ron Petri. 

There are a great many reasons why this particular book is perhaps the most crucial in the entire Bible for the Christian to understand the doctrines of the Faith. Nowhere else in Scripture is so direct and precise of presentation given concerning the great truths of the Gospel. In this study we will walk through the explanation of the Gospel.

Questions about Tuesday Morning Men's Bible Study: contact Ron Petri at 281-733-9460.


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


Wednesday Morning Bible Study Kick-off - September 5th

Opening & Announcements | 9:00-9:30am | Life Center 211/213


LifeLight Foundations: Miracles | Wednesdays 9:00am | Life Center 210/212

Led by Kathie Stocker. Begins Sept 12.

Explores the miracles Jesus performed during His earthly ministry and studies His miraculous power over sickness, Satan, creation and more. Miracles also covers Old Testament miracles and questions about miracles today.


Finding I AM | Wednesdays 9:00am | Life Center 214/216

Led by Kay Wesson. Begins Sept 12.

Join Lysa TerKerust on the streets of Israel to explore the seven I AM statements of Jesus found in the Gospel of John. Through this interactive study learn to trade feelings of emptiness and depletion for a more personal fulfillment from knowing who Jesus is, stop living like a slave to your circumstances by embracing the life-giving freedom God wants for you, and gain a better understanding of how Jesus’ words 2,000 years ago are so very applicable to the answers we are searching for today.


Knowing Christ | Wednesdays 9:00am | Life Center Classroom 217

Led by Mary Fricke & Beth Hranicky. Begins Sept 12.

Author, Mark Jones, takes the reader by a loving hand into depths and riches, exhorting us to know Christ better and to love Him more.  We will be seeing all Scripture has to say about our Lord Jesus, who is of course the Bible's focal figure.


The Armor of God | Wednesdays 6:30pm | Life Center Classroom 217

Led by Dixie Russo. Begins Sept 5.

All day, every day, an invisible war rages around us – unseen, unheard, yet felt throughout every aspect of your life (your heart, mind, marriage, children, and relationships).  But the battle plan depends on catching you unaware and unarmed.  The Enemy always fails when he meets a woman dressed in the Armor of God!  Come join us as we study putting on this armor and developing a personalized strategy to secure victory.


Upcoming Bible Studies 2018/2019

Parenting Bible Study - Spring 2019


Other Adult Opportunities

Holy Smokers

Do you like Bar-B-Q? Do you like working with other men to serve up some great food for the community? Then this group is for you. Contact Bill Whatley at 281-488-6883.


Friendship Club for Anyone 50+

Meets 2nd Friday every month at 9:15am in KidzSpace, for Bible Study and informational speakers.  Fellowship is continued afterwards with lunch at local restaurants.  Special occasions are catered or "pot luck" in 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 Harvey Seyfang at 832-671-9191 or  .


Financial Peace University

Financial Peace University is designed to help you manage your money better, eliminate debt and build wealth. The course lasts 9 weeks, is Biblically based, and taught (via video) by author and radio host Dave Ramsey.


For information, contact Johnna Little at 281-798-9228.