heridan’s adult education ministries are intentional in class offerings to engage each another in learning and understanding of Biblical truths and develop a language of faith that helps us to shape and equip new generations. Sheridan believes that through Christian education, we acquire knowledge, wisdom, attitudes, beliefs, skills and abilities to think, feel, and act in ways that reflect our desire to follow Christ.
Adults may join classes at any time.
Registration is indicated if needed to attend. Any needed class resources may be purchased on your own or at our OneSent Market just off of the Great Hall.
Current Ongoing Adult Bible Studies
Bible Studies for Women Bible Studies for Men
Sunday Morning Study
Sundays; 9:45am; Conference Room
All are welcome. Bring an open heart and a listening ear. Julie Johnson facilitates the study.
Upcoming Classes & Events
Embrace the essential elements of yoga: breath work, meditation and physical postures. New participants, please register prior to attending your first class. This class is free. All levels of yoga experience are welcome. Bring a yoga mat if you have one. First time? Pre-register here.
Winter Learning Academy Classes
Wed., Jan. 24, 31 & Feb. 7; 6:30-7:30pm
Sheridan’s Learning Academy is able to provide this rich environment for all ages to grow. The best environment for a young person to grow in faith is when they are in an inter-generational faith community. Sheridan encourages this with the Learning Academy. Adults may choose one of the classes to attend for the three weeks:
- Gospel As Story – We know the four Gospels – Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. How are they different? Why are they different? What does it matter? We know that Jesus was a very complex person – he was God and man, after all. One story about him wasn’t enough. To fully understand him we need to look at him from differing viewpoints. This class will help us understand Jesus better by looking at what each gospel seeks to teach us. You will leave this class being able to read about Jesus in a way that grows your faith. Taught by Pastor Greg Bouvier.
- Singing through the Scriptures – Wonder where a composer’s inspiration for a hymn, contemporary Christian song or even a popular song is from? We will dig deep into the lyrics and music of all genres to learn what passages, Bible stories or verses some of our favorite songs are based on. From Handel’s “Messiah” to Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” to the Byrd’s “Turn, Turn, Turn”. We’ll even listen to fun parodies of songs you’re bound to know! Taught by Molly Schmit.
- Honoring our Neighbor’s Faith – Christianity is one of many religions followed in our community. How do we stand up for our Christian faith while also respecting the different religions of our neighbors? This class will invite people of religious traditions other than Christian to share their story, history, and beliefs. Taught by Pastor Eric Bostrom.
- Jesus Walks Among Us: Stories of Service to the Poor – Ever wonder what it’s like to serve the poor, to be the face of Jesus to someone not like you, to enter a difficult situation and offer hope? This class offers stories and personal experiences from Sheridan members that answer some of these questions. From Tanzania, Haiti, El Salvador, even Lincoln, Nebraska, stories of service to those in need will inspire you in your faith journey. You will also learn how Sheridan’s outreach ministry makes a big impact in our community and world! Taught by Pastor Rhonda Bostrom.
- What Does it Mean to be Lutheran? – You are invited to come and enrich your faith as we together explore what it means to be a Lutheran. We will learn about key concepts that are central to our faith as we read the Scriptures. Taught by Pastor Michelle Oetken.
- Parenting Forum – Need encouragement in navigating the unknown territory of parenting? No matter the age or stage, we always wonder if we are doing the right things for our kids, guiding them in the right direction. Just when we think we may be doing okay at any point, they grow into another stage that leaves us questioning ourselves. This conversational small group-style class will allow participants to address these questions and concerns with other parents at similar stages of parenting. Facilitated by Deacon Kathy Paisley.
Wed., Feb. 7; 6:30pm; Conference Room
Book: The Ninth Hour by Alice McDermott
In Catholic Brooklyn in the early part of the 20th century, decorum, superstition and shame collude to erase a man’s brief existence, yet his suicide, though never spoken of, reverberates through many lives– testing the limits and demands of love and sacrifice, of forgiveness and forgetfulness, even across multiple generations. Books are available in OneSent for $17 + tax.