heridan’s goal for adult education is spiritual formation leading to transformation to Christlikeness. As adults, we grow in our understanding of God’s unconditional grace and love as we acquire knowledge, wisdom, attitudes, beliefs, skills, and abilities to think, feel, and act in ways that reflect our desire to follow Christ. As much as Jesus loved children, he called adults to be his disciples and to be transformed. Adults are called to be agents of change in our world. The Bible has many stories of Jesus teaching adults and blessing the children. It is through adult education, that followers of Christ understand their fears and work through tough issues with a mature biblical perspective.
Adult Faith Formation takes on various forms and activities that include focused learning on Biblical topics, meaningful conversation, attentive listening, and practicing the disciplines of a Christian way of life. Sheridan’s ministry for adults in all of the various seasons of life strives to help us live God’s promises as the family of God and to equip all of us to be formed and transformed as disciples of 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
Sunday Morning Bible Study
Sunday mornings at 9:45am
All are welcome; begins Sept. 9
in the office Conference Room
Upcoming Classes & Events
Compassion was the center of Jesus’ ministry and his mission for his disciples – and his call for us today. In this six-week course, participants will be inspired and encouraged to develop the kind of love that motivated Jesus’ life and mission. Boundless Compassion is based on the research and writings of Joyce Rupp.
This class is a joint project between Sheridan Lutheran Church and First Plymouth UCC. The class will meet at Sheridan Lutheran Sept. 17, 24 & October 1 then at First-Plymouth Oct. 8-22. The class is facilitated by Patty Forsberg, Jeanne Johnson, Anne Kubr, Kim Morrow, and Deacon Kathy Paisley.
Bible Study Becomes Living Faith
Sept. 12-Oct. 3; 6:30-7:30pm; Room 111
For more information contact Pastor Eric Bostrom
Musicians make music when they bring notes on paper to life with melody, harmony, and rhythm. Football players make great plays when they bring X’s and O’s to life with speed, power, and execution on the field. Christians make their faith come alive in words and actions when we bring our Biblical faith to life. How do musicians, football players, and Christians do this? Practice makes perfect. This class will be more than a Bible study. We will experience fun, creative, and interactive ways of practicing our Biblical faith. Invite your friends to join us.
Wed., Oct. 17; 6:30pm; Conference Room
Book: “Watching Over Me” by Rachel Hartman available in OneSent for $16 plus tax
This is the story of Elfi Lee born in Germany in 1940. She lives a picture-perfect life until shadows of war creep onto their property in eastern Germany and her peaceful life is turned upside down. An offer to come to America and live near a Lutheran church arises and her family accepts. After a journey across the sea, Elfi will need to find out if a better life and true adventure can indeed be found.
Come and meet Elfi Lee, now living in Lincoln and the subject of this true story. She will be with us for the discussion of this book.