"Ministry is about connection, one to another, about sharing in suffering and joy, about persons meeting persons with no pretense or secret motives. It is about shared life, confessing Christ not outside the relationship but within it. This, I learned, was living the gospel"
– Andrew Root, Revisiting Relational Youth Ministry
Sundays @ 9:45am
Labor Day - Memorial Day
These casual conversations during the Sunday school hour, at 9:45 a.m., revolve around issues that bring life and faith together for the adults and confirmed of our congregation. Our current topic is on the theology of Dietrich Bonhoeffer (German pastor, theologian, anti-Nazi dissident) and is led by Rev. Dr. Rob Saler.
“Grace Groups” is Cross of Grace’s weekday small group offering centered around fellowship, food, and spiritual formation. Join us for dinner at 5:30 p.m. and then choose from a variety of experiences. The Fall 2018 Grace Groups feature a course on the Enneagram, discussion on the book Unclobber, and also a handyman group to tackle various projects around the church and grounds.
Wednesdays @ 5:30pm
Sept. 19, 26
Oct. 3, 17, 24
Upcoming Dates TDB
This study group occasionally throughout the year to discuss books, Bible studies and other curriculum for small groups. Recent topics have included What is the Bible? by Rob Bell, Why?: Making Sense of God's Will by Adam Hamilton, Learning to Walk in the Dark by Barbara Brown Taylor, Short Stories by Jesus by Amy Jill-Levine, and Strength to Love by Martin Luther King Jr.
Over the summer, Pastor Aaron facilitates informal theological discussion paired with beer.
PINTS AND PARABLES
2nd and 4th Tuesdays @ 7:00pm (May – July)
MEN'S BIBLE STUDY
Mondays @ 6:30pm
Men from the congregation gather for Bible study, discussion and fellowship, led by one of our Partners in Mission. No experience is necessary for these casual, meaningful discussions of various books of the Bible.
WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY
Thursdays @ 9:00am
Labor Day - Memorial Day
Women are invited to gather for fun, lively studies focused on a variety of topics. Snacks and refreshments are provided. Our current topic is an exploration of the book of James.
SonRise ministers for and with adults with intellectual and physical disabilities. It’s a great time to get involved with this important ministry. Contact Chuck Hershberger, 317-501-4464 or ChuckH5142@gmail.com to get more information.
Are you curious about what it means to be a disciple and "Partner in Mission" at Cross of Grace? Do you want to know more about the Lutheran church? Do you wish you knew how you could 'plug in' more to the mission and ministry of our congregation? The CrossRoads class is your invitation to all of these things.
CrossRoads is our take on new member education and it's a fun, casual way to learn about all of the above before making a commitment to the partnership so many of us share. It's not a test to pass. It's not a hoop through which you must jump. It's a great way to get to know more about the people and ministries here.
Look for details about upcoming classes in the newsletter or contact the church office for more information.