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 - New Advent Series Begins Nov 28

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-5th grade meet at the Life Center tables. Parents of middle and high school students meet in the Student Center.

Bible Stories for Adults | LC 214/216

Led by Kurt Rosenhagen. How long has it been since you studied the classic stories of the Bible? Have you ever looked at these stories from an adult perspective? Are you a new Christian and have never heard these stories? 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. The first year of the Bible Stories for Adults curriculum focuses on the stories of the Old Testament. Ancient human history and the patriarchs in the Book of Genesis are studied during the first quarter of Year One. For more information email Kurt Rosenhagen.

The Gospel of Luke: A Comprehensive Account of Jesus | LC 210/212

Led by Gary Himmler & Richard Zalesak. From the angelic foretelling of the miraculous births of John the Baptist and Jesus to the latter's final earthly benediction and ascension into heaven, the Gospel of Luke gives us a comprehensive account of the life, ministry, and teachings of the Lord. You are invited to join us as we journey step-by-step, event-by-event through the gospel to learn about Jesus and the comprehensive transformation He will make in our lives. This class will also be available online to those who don't feel comfortable coming back on-campus.

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The Teachings of Jesus | LC 215/217

Led by Keith Chuvala. What did Jesus teach about politics? How about money management, forgiveness, and faith? And what did He teach about Himself, the Bible, and the Kingdom of God? Join us as we read about His words on these and other topics through the Gospels and epistles of the New Testament. Each week we'll cover a single teaching, so feel free to join us any time! This class will also be available online to those who don't feel comfortable coming back on-campus.

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Men's Bible Classes

Famous Bible Stories | Tuesdays | 6:45-8am | LC 214/216

Led by Ron Petri. Topics will include:

    • God Creates the World (Genesis 1)
    • The Great Flood (Genesis 6-8)
    • David and Goliath (1 Samuel 17)
    • The Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7)
    • Jesus Rises from the Dead (John 20)
    • Our Heavenly Home (Revelation 21).

Email Ron Petri with questions.

Wednesday Women's Bible Classes

Lifelight: 1 & 2 Peter | 9-11am | LC 210/212

Led by Kathie Stocker. Throughout this 9-session study, you will deepen your understanding of who Jesus is, and what He has done for us walking through 1 & 2 Peter. Topics include:

  • Called to Live in Christ Forever
  • Called to Reflect Our Redeemer
  • Called to Follow Christ's Example
  • Called to Mature in Suffering
  • Called to Care for Fellow Believers
  • Know the Certainty of Your Election
  • Know the Reliability of God's Word
  • Know the Folly of False Teachers
  • Know the coming of the Day of the Lord

Join us for opening and announcements from 9-9:30am in LC 211/213 each morning.

Strength for the Battle | 9-11am | LC 214/216

Led by Beth Hranicky. As Paul drew his letter to the Ephesians to a close, he addressed a topic as timeless as it is likely to be approached with skepticism: spiritual warfare. Jesus secured salvation for all believers when He defeated Satan at the cross. Until Christ returns, however, spiritual warfare rages on in this world and should not be easily dismissed. In His mercy, God has provided the armor by which we can withstand such fierce opposition. In this series, author Alistair Begg considers Paul's call to "put on the whole armor of God," from the defenses of truth, righteousness, the Gospel of peace, faith, and salvation to the weaponry of God's Word and prayer, with which we fight not "against flesh and blood, but...against the spiritual forces of evil." As Christ's soldiers, we are to take up God's provision to do battle against our foe and know the triumph that can only be ours in Him.

Join us for opening and announcements from 9-9:30am in LC 211/213 each morning

Elijah | 6:30-8pm | LC 210/212

Led by Dixie Russo. Elijah emerged as the voice of unapologetic truth during a time of national crisis and moral decline. His ministry was marked by tenacious faith and holy fire - the same kind you will need in order to remain steadfast in current culture. Join us as author Priscilla Shirer leads us through the life and times of the prophet Elijah to discover how the fire on Mount Carmel was forged in the valley of famine. And how the emboldened, fiery faith you desire is being fashioned by God in your life right now.

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Advent | 9-11am | LC 214/216 (Begins December 1)

Led by Beth Hranicky. The Christmas story, or Advent, is more than a sentimental myth or a quiet manger scene we use to decorate our living rooms. The Christmas story is the good news of God entering into our darkness. Join us in this series with author J.D. Greear in this 4-part study, as he takes a deeper look at Jesus as Emmanuel, our Wonderful Counselor, the Everlasting Father, and the great I Am. When you know Jesus, you will realize Christmas is more than a nice story - the arrival of Jesus changes everything.

Join us for opening and announcements from 9-9:30am in LC 211/213 each morning.

The Book of Ephesians | 9-11am | LC 214/216 (Begins January 19)

Led by Beth Hranicky. Has it ever dawned on you that nothing has ever dawned on God? He knew before the world began that His people would face hardship, so He gave us His Word. The Book of Ephesians is a survival manual - it equips believers to thrive in a world that hates the message of Jesus Christ. Paul the Apostle writes to encourage believers to live well - we've been lifted from the graveyard of sin and called to shout the gospel into the darkened world. Pastor and author J.D. Greear walks through the powerful words of Paul. In 9 sessions, J.D. digs into the text of Ephesians verse-by-verse and challenges believers to live out the gospel. If the people of your city, of your school of your family are going to hear the gospel, it's going to be from your mouth. Encounter Ephesians, and get swept up into the story of Jesus.

Join us for opening and announcements from 9-9:30am in LC 211/213 each morning.

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.