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 Adult Bible Study
Begins Sun., Sept. 10; 9:45am; Conference Room
A study of Ephesians, written by Paul, opens with statements about God’s blessings and continues by describing God’s wisdom and His purpose for the church. There are no assignments and no textbook, other than the Bible. Just bring an open heart and a listening ear. Julie Johnson facilitates the discussion.
Upcoming Classes & Events
History of Martin Luther & the Reformation
Begins Wed., Sept. 13, 6:30-7:30pm
Info: Pastor Eric
This year we are celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. Learn about Martin Luther and the Reformation. This class is a part of our Wednesdays @ the Well evening. Join with us for this reformation journey and consider inviting someone to come with you.
2018 Marriage Retreat
Save the date for Sheridan’s Marriage Retreat at the beautiful Lied Lodge and Conference Center in Nebraska City. Watch for details coming soon!
Fall Learning Academy Classes
Wednesdays, Nov. 1, 8 and 15; 6:30-7:30pm
Adults are invited to attend any of the following classes. We want these classes to be intergenerational. Adults or high school youth do not need to register for any of the classes.
Come for an overview of the history of the books in the Bible. Become familiar with the Old and New Testaments, authors of the Bible, Biblical geography and how we can grow in faith from the reading the Bible. Bring your Bibles and get ready for an awesome, faith-filled adventure that begins with creation! No experience needed. Taught by Pastor Rhonda Bostrom.
The E Boys – Elijah & Elisha
These two prophets served our God in amazing ways. Remember the story of Elijah calling fire down from heaven? What about the story of the floating ax head? Together we will discover and have some fun exploring stories of these two miracle working prophets of the Old Testament. Come, learn and grow as we take a look at these very unusual, but cool Biblical stories! Taught by Pastor Michelle Oetken.
Faith & Science
This class will explore the ways that science and faith work together to help us uncover the awe and wonder of the heavens and the earth. Faith gives us insight into the mysteries of sacrificial love, the power of community, and the resilience of the human spirit. Taught by Pastor Eric Bostrom.
Worship through Movement
Participants will focus on the history of dance in worship and how dance can be an effective part of a worship experience as well as learn and rehearse a dance. We will look at key verses that describe biblical characters dancing as well as verses that encourage us to dance and rejoice! The dance routine learned during this elective will be performed during worship Sunday, Nov. 19. It is a requirement of this class that participants be able to participate in worship. Exceptions will be made on a case by case basis. Come celebrate through dance! Taught by Amelia Barrett.
Social Media & Evangelism?
Match who we are online to who God created us to be. Lessons and best practices for sharing the Good News online. Taught by Dana Rademacher and Amy Wagner.
The Sacraments: Baptism and Communion
We become a part of the Christian community in Holy Baptism, a ritual of word and washing with water. We then encounter Christ not only in words, but also by Christ’s promise paired with sharing bread and wine in Holy Communion. How do we as Lutheran Christians understand these Sacraments? This class is for kids who did not attend the Baptism and Holy Communion Stepping Stones and for anyone needing a refresher on these amazing gifts of God’s Grace. Taught by Deacon Kathy Paisley.
Martin Luther – The Man Behind the Myth
This year we celebrate the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. That is a long time! “What was the Reformation?” “Why does it matter?” and “Who was this Martin Luther guy, anyway?” are important questions for us to consider in this year. Get a quick overview of the Reformation and a deeper look into Martin Luther, a man of great struggle, who is very much like you and me. This class will focus on the man, the myth and the legend of Martin Luther and how his life and faith are still important today. Taught by Pastor Greg Bouvier.