Adult Bible Studies

January - May 2018


Sunday Opportunities

New Adult Bible Studies

The Biblical Church in the 21st Century | 11:00am | Chapel

Led by Jeff Williams. Begins February 11th - March 25th

The New Testament has much to say about the characteristics of the local church. Essentials concern the priority and centrality of the Word of God, the proper administration of the sacraments, the development and responsibilities of biblical leadership, the priority of prayer, worship, fellowship, and discipleship, the gracious application of discipline, and a clear focus on the mission of the church.   We will examine the scriptures along those themes and consider the implications for Gloria Dei.


Genesis | 8am | Life Center 210

Led by Gary Himmler.

Genesis is a name taken from the Greek, and signifies “the book of generation or production.” It contains an account of the origin of all things. There’s no other history so old. There’s nothing in the most ancient books, which exists that contradict it. Many things recorded by the oldest heathen writers, or traced in the customs of different nations, confirm the book of Genesis.

In this study, we will see the Triune God at work in creation and then working through his people as His plan of Salvation for all, begins to unfold.


Ongoing Adult Bible Studies

Bethel Bible Series | 8:00, 9:30 & 11:00am | Life Center 214/216

Led by Kurt Rosenhagen and Rodger Carr.

Dive in with both feet into the truth of God’s Word and His plan of salvation for each of us. This 40-week Bible Study will go through the Old Testament and New Testament, focusing on God’s truth and promises for His beloved and chosen people Through it all, we learn that in His love we are “blessed to be a blessing”.


“What Lutherans Believe” | 11:00am | Life Center 215/217

Led by Keith Chuvala. Continues January 7th - February 4th & April 8th - June 24th

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!


Men in Ministry - Tuesday Morning

Questions about Tuesday Morning Men’s Bible study: contact Ron Petri at 281-733-9460


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

Led by Ron Petri. January 2nd - August 7th

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.


Roustabouts  |  8:15 am  |  Life Center Room 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. 


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


Women in Ministry - Wednesday Mornings

Questions about Wednesday morning Women in Ministry Bible studies:
contact Kay Wesson at 713-851-6282 or


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

LifeLight: The Christian's Mission| 9:30-11:30am | Life Center 210/212

Led by Kathie Stocker. January 17th - May 16th

LifeLight: The Christian’s Mission is an in-depth 9-session study of Bible Books.

  1. Your Mission
  2. GET Christ’s Forgiveness in His Word
  3. GET Christ’s Forgiveness Through the Sacraments
  4. GROW in Knowing Christ (A)
  5. GROW in Knowing Christ (B)
  6. GLOW with Christ’s Love in Your Calling
  7. GLOW with Christ’s Love Through the Church
  8. GO Tell the Good News in Your Calling
  9. GO Tell the Good News Through the Church


“Seamless” | 9:30-11:30am | Life Center 214

Led by Kay Wesson. January 17th - February 28th 

Seamless covers the people, places and promises of the Bible, tying them together into the great story of Scripture. Experience the Bible as a whole as you gain clarity and confidence in your understanding of Scripture. Discover biblical context that reshapes and brings to life, stories from the Old and New Testaments.



Wednesday Evening Women’s Bible Study



Focus on God's Grace | 6:30pm | Life Center 217

Led by Dixie Russo. January 10th - April 26th 

We will have a Bible study focusing on God’s grace.



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.