Bible Engagement

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. Parents of infants-12th grade meet at the Life Center Dei Break Café Area (led by Lara Brumm).

We also have specific Parent Groups for those with students in Confirmation in the Student Center.

What Lutherans Believe | LC 211/213 | Begins March 10th

What Lutherans BelieveYou're invited to join us for an engaging exploration into the essence of Lutheran Christianity! Have you ever pondered what distinguishes Lutherans from other Christian denominations like Roman Catholics, Baptists, or Episcopalians? Look no further! Our class delves into the core tenets of Lutheran theology, firmly rooted in Biblical principles. At Gloria Dei, we're excited to offer an opportunity for open discussion and inquiry. Whether you're curious about our worship practices, seeking clarity on where the LC-MS stands on contemporary issues, or simply desiring deeper theological insights, this class is for you. Join Keith Chuvala for interactive sessions where your voice matters. Feel free to actively participate in discussions or quietly absorb the enriching dialogue. With topics rotating every 1 to 3 weeks, there's always something new to explore. All are welcome to embark on this enlightening journey with us. Come, join the conversation! Email Keith Chuvala with any questions.

The Minor Prophets | LC 210 | Begins Apr. 21st
minor prophets bible studyDiscover the profound depth of the Minor Prophets—those final 12 books of the Old Testament, from Hosea to Malachi. Despite their brevity, their spiritual vigor and practical relevance are anything but minor. Delve into their timeless messages, contexts, and practical applications alongside Gary Himmler and Richard Zalesak. Together, we'll uncover how these texts beautifully foreshadow the Messiah, Jesus Christ.

Embark on this enlightening journey with us starting Sunday, April 21 at 9:45 AM in Room 210 of the Life Center. Be prepared for an enriching exploration that will span several months. Don't miss this opportunity to deepen your understanding of scripture and its relevance to our lives today. Join us as we uncover the timeless wisdom within the Minor Prophets.

The Chosen: Season Three | LC 215/217 | Begins Mar. 24th

Ignite your spiritual curiosity and join us for an enriching Bible Study adventure inspired by “The Chosen.” Whether you have already watched the first three seasons, started watching but weren’t able to finish, or just haven’t been able to find the time, join us as we dive into the #1 crowdfunded show of all time. Together we will immerse ourselves into the lives of those who walked alongside Jesus, exploring the scriptures, understanding what it might have been like to actually live with Jesus as your teacher, and see how we can apply His Truths in our lives today. Come, be a part of “The Chosen” Bible Study, and experience the scriptures in a whole new light. Led by Todd Ariens.

Disciple-Maker Pathway | LC 214/216 | Jan. 21 - Mar. 24

The Disciple-Maker Pathway is designed to help disciples become disciple-makers and to help disciple-makers to become disciple-multipliers... or what we call "Catalysts." REGISTER HERE: https://members.gdlc.org/page/413?RegistrationInstanceId=352 The Disciple-Maker Pathway is a journey through seven big ideas that will fundamentally change how everyday followers of Jesus make disciples. These ideas will unleash your passion to share Jesus' Fully Alive life with others by: clearly defining the outcomes of disciple-making, providing a framework for disciple-making environments that will keep those outcomes in focus, and leveraging those environments to develop a network of disciple-makers around you. This training course will take place on Sunday mornings over 8 weeks during the discipleship hour. It will be interactive with videos, bible engagement, journaling, and allowing Jesus to guide you and/or your group to make your right next steps in multiplying disciple makers. *Please contact Jason Phelps for more information.

Prepare for Impact! | LC 212 | April 7th - May 5th

Get ready for an incredible journey with us as we dive into the exciting formula of "Character X Calling = Impact" in our lives as Jesus followers. Join us for "Prepare for Impact!" where we'll explore how to grow personally in Character and Calling. Throughout this five-week experience, uncover how developing Jesus-like Character leads to deeper connections with God and others. Discover your unique Calling from Jesus, sparking your ability to make a positive impact in the world. "Prepare for Impact!" is your ticket to grasping the key elements of spiritual growth: focusing on results, building spiritual habits, and shaping your worldview alongside Jesus through captivating content. Join Jason Phelps as we team up with Jesus to make our world a little more like heaven. Don't miss out on the chance to become Fully Alive followers of Jesus! *Please contact Jason Phelps for more information and click here to register.

Find Your Place (Develop Your Calling) | LC 214/216 | Begins May 12th

Character X Calling = Impact is the formula for becoming a Fully Alive follower of Jesus. Find Your Place is focused on developing your Calling. Find Your Place is a four-session journey created for everyday followers of Jesus who want to discover and grow into their unique Masterpiece Mission. Find Your Place is a companion experience to the Find Your Place book. Click here for event information.

  • Session 1:  Discover Your Masterpiece Mission
  • Session 2:  Discover Your Gifts  
  • Session 3:  Clarify Your Passions
  • Session 4:  Your Story & Your Impact

Men's Bible Engagement

Men's Bible Study | Tuesdays 6:45-8am | LC 214/216

Beginning September 26th we will begin a thirteen week study in Acts. 

The theme of Acts is the spread of the Gospel to all the known world (1:8). Luke records the growth of the church in Jerusalem and Judea, Galilee and Samaria, Antioch, which became a missionary to the Gentile world, Asia, Europe and Rome. Luke centers in on Paul. Acts provides essential background information about the churches Paul founded and to whom he wrote his epistles.

Email Ron Petri with questions.

Men's Impact Group | Every Other Monday 8:30-10pm | J. Henry's Clear Lake

Men's Impact GroupAll men are invited to gather every other Monday night at 8:30pm at J. Henry's on Clear Lake City Blvd. to develop their character and calling to make a kingdom impact. Click here to join the online group to stay up to date. Email Jason Rimington with questions.

Join Men's Impact Group on Fully Alive App

Women's Bible Classes

Wednesday Morning Classes | 9-11am | LC210-LC216

Classes are held on Wednesday mornings from 9-11am. The 2024 class schedule runs from January 3rd through May 22nd. All classes are currently on break for the summer and will resume in September. Check back in August for more details!

Wednesday Evening Classes | 6:30-8pm | ZOOM

Fruit of the Spirit (begins Feb. 7th)

The evening class is currently on break for the summer. Check back in August for more details!

Summer Bible Study | 9-11am | Chat Room

Encountering God by Kelly Minter

Join us for the Women's Summer Bible Study as we follow Kelly Minter on a 7-week journey of Encountering God! This study will help us increase our knowledge and understanding of spiritual disciplines as well as grow our discipline to practice them. Class is led by Renee Page and will include a study book and weekly handouts. The study book, Encountering God, can be ordered online through Lifeway or other resources, or you can contact Renee to order a copy through the church for $17.

Class will meet in the Chat Room on Wednesdays from 9-11am. Summer Bible study meets June 12th-July 31st with no class the week of July 4.

Questions? Contact Renee Page. Hope to see you this summer!

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 Peg Motter.

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. For more information, contact Ollie Schwausch.