Often the first step people take is to join a short-term class (usually 3-6 weeks) to get to know others and help St. Luke's feel like a smaller place. Classes vary in topic, format and the amount of preparation required. Explore each section below to learn more!

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    Sunday AM

    Our Sunday AM Classes meet every week of the year (with the exception of Dec. 24th, Dec. 31, 2017 and April 1st – Easter 2018) and are always open to new people. Simply drop in!

    Class topics:

    • LIFELONG LEARNERS: Begins June 17 • 9:30AM • N101
      Led by Susan Baughman and Brad Davidson. 
      Counterfeit Gods; Have you ever thought money, power, or love would bring you happiness? Discover how only God can wholly satisfy our cravings! Using classic Bible stories, author, Tim Keller reveals the key to understanding our society and transforming our own minds. Book in Connections Bookstore.
       
    • Open Circle Class: Sundays, 11AM - 12PM, N101/102
      We are looking for new faces! If you have specific questions, you can ask in-person each Sunday at the Connect Here booths or email Susan Fuquay by  . On sunday mornings our children's classes and nurseries both meet at 9:30 and 11AM. No registration is needed; meet every Sunday and study the same material, at  11AM. All are welcome to attend any or all of the studies listed. Craig Overmyer and Gary Chambers lead at 11AM. Books are needed for discussion and are available in Connections bookstore.

    • New Perspectives: Sundays, 11AM - noon, N103/104 , no registration (Betty Brandt)
      1st, 2nd & 4th Sundays - Expect programs based on the social principles of the United Methodist Church focusing on human issues in the contemporary world.
      3rd Sundays - Ins and Outs of the Bible with Don Knebel
      These five presentations examine the historical contexts of the books of the Bible and who did or didn't write them. 

    • On Being : Sundays, 9:30 - 10:30AM, N103/104 
      Weekly conversation based around the weekly American Public Media radio show and podcast, “On Being,” hosted by Krista Tippet. This exploration of faith, humanity and  ideas can be heard locally on FM90.1 at 9PM on Thursdays or 7AM on Sundays or at www.onbeing.org.  Led by Betty Brandt

    • ENCORE CLASS: Sundays, 10:45-noon, Parlor
      All are welcome.  

      • July 22 & 29: Noah Built His Ark in the Sunshine; Noah built his ark on a sunny day; trusting in God, he prepared in advance for the storm that was to come. Strong faith and spiritual maturity doesn’t just happen overnight. We have to work at the faith; practice it, express it, study it, share it.
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    Wed PM

    • “ON TYRANNY: TWENTY LESSONS FROM THE TWENTIETH CENTURY” BOOK STUDY
      WEDNESDAYS, JULY 11 – 25 • 6:30 – 8PM • PARLOR

      Led by Charles Berdel & Betsy Fife. Authoritarianism is on the rise around the world. Timothy Snyder, history professor at Yale, wants to push back against this tide. Read a collection of observations and suggestions on what forms resisting authoritarianism can take. Expect videos and discussion. Register by emailing Betty Brandt. Book in Connections Bookstore.

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    During the Week

    • The Forum at the Crossing Study Group, Wednesdays, 10:30 - 11:30AM; The Forum, 8505 Woodfield Crossing Blvd., Indianapolis, (Charlie Boswell) Contact Adra Wheeler with questions, 317-846-3404 ext. 367

       

    • PERSONALITY, SPIRITUALITY AND PRAYER PREFERENCE
      THURSDAYS, JUNE 21 – JULY 26 • 10AM – 12PM • C125
      Led by Judy Homer. Expect to begin by discovering your preferred prayer style based on a Myers Briggs type questionnaire. Then thoroughly explore four prayer methods that will help you deepen your prayer life. Register to Betty Brandt.

       

    • THURSDAY AFTERNOON BOOK STUDY
      JUNE 21 & JULY 26 • 1 – 2:30PM • FIELD TRIPS
      Led by Phyllis Bybee. Join us for field trips to the Buddhist Center in Bloomington, and to the Indianapolis Art Museum to see an exhibit on Hats, lunch at Tamika Catchings Tea Shop and The Hope Center on the east side of Indianapolis. For more information, contact Phyllis Bybee

       

    • “AMERICAN ISLAMOPHOBIA:Understanding the Roots and Rise of Fear” 
      INTERFAITH BOOK STUDY
      THURSDAYS, JUNE 28, JULY 12, 26 & AUG. 9 • 6:30–8PM • C110
      Led by Gulsen Zehra Turker. Meet with members of the Muslim community to discuss this important book by Khaled Beydoun.  A chance to learn about the Muslim experience in the US and make new friends. Register by emailing Betty Brandt. Book in Connections Bookstore.

       

    • BUILDING DIVERSE COMMUNITIES
      FRIDAYS, JUNE 22 (FELLOWSHIP HALL), JULY 27 (LUKE’S LODGE) • 6-8PM
      Experience and celebrate the diversity of our community. Food, music and games from a variety of cultures. Appropriate for middle school and older youth. Donations for food appreciated. Register to attend or to request childcare by emailing Betty Brandt by June 12.

    • MARQUETTE MANOR SERMON DISCUSSION GROUP
      1st & 3rd Fridays • 1PM • Marquette Manor, 8140 Township Line Rd (lower level Activity Room)
      Join Marquette residents in discussing St. Luke’s Sunday sermons. No registration required. Questions? Contact class leader, Barbara Furlow, at .

     

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    Disciple Bible Study

    Join in the exploration of the Bible that more than 500 St. Luke’s members have already done!

    Disciple Classes begin the week of August 26, 2018.

    • Disciple I is a life-transforming 24-week, 75-minute class that offers an overview of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation. A strong commitment of 20-30 minutes of daily reading is needed. No previous Bible knowledge is necessary. You will read 60% of the Bible. At the end of this class, you will know that Bible from beginning to end, have new friends, and no doubt, will grow stronger in your own faith. 

    Disciple I covers the Old Testament in the fall and New Testament in the spring. After completing Disciple I, the following may be taken in any order, also in the 24-week format except where noted:

    • Disciple IIThis class covers Genesis, Exodus, Luke and Acts. Connections between the Old and New Testaments are emphasized. 

    • Disciple III - This class covers The Prophets and The Letters of Paul. (Prerequisite: Disciple I).
    • Disciple IV - Under the Tree of Life: This class covers the writings in the Old Testament of Ruth, I and II Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther, Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon, Lamentations and Daniel. New Testament Scripture includes the book of John, I, II, III John, James, Jude and Revelation. (Prerequisite: Disciple I). 

    Beyond Disciple Bible Study

    • Covenant
      This 24 week, in-depth study of the whole Bible emphasizes the biblical concept of covenant as a unifying pattern through all the books in the Old and New Testaments. It underscores the unique relationship that God chooses to have with us as God's people. This study requires 20-30 minutes of daily Bible readings, prayer and weekly group meetings. 

    • Jesus in The Gospels
      Study manual content illuminates some aspect of Jesus' life and ministry as it is conveyed across the four gospels. The goal is to connect scripture to daily life and Jesus' call to discipleship. The overarching aim is to deepen discipleship through better understanding of the biblical texts and their message. The study helps group members understand that Jesus is rooted in Judaism and the way this shapes his actions and the parables he told. 

    • Christian Believer
      Christian Believer focuses on classical teachings of the Christian faith- presenting, explaining, and interpreting them in a way that participants can understand, through the use of words, symbols and hymns. Over a 30 week period, participants will examine the writings of ancient and modern Christian commentators and view video presentations by leading Bible scholars. 
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    Special Events

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    Additional & Online Classes

    25 Books Every Christian Should Read

    When: Wednesdays • 10:30 – 11:45AM
    Where: N103/104 (Elisa Jenkins)
    Meets: Approximately every six weeks
    Info:

    When: Thursdays • 6 – 8:30PM
    Where: Meets in home (Steve Krusie)
    Meets: Approximately every six weeks
    Info:

    Well-known Christian contemplatives have compiled a list of 25 influential, classical, pivotal books for Christian discipleship. Points addressed for each book include: overview, why it is a classic, a study guide and more. At each meeting, the class discusses a different book. The group has already read On the Incarnation (Athanasius), Confessions (St. Augustine), Rule of St. Benedict, The Divine Comedy, and The Cloud of Knowing. This year we will begin with The Imitation of Christ (Thomas à Kempis) and The Philokalia. Please join us at any point and come for whichever books are of interest to you. Click here to register.

    Many Online Classes Offered

    We are pleased to partner with BeADisciple.com, which provides quality online Christian education on topics such as church leadership, theology, worship and United Methodism. Course duration is typically two or three weeks, costs range from $25 to $100; You will find yourself "in class" (virtually) with individuals from across the country. For more information, go to BeADisciple.com or contact Kurt Schoch at .

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    Bookstore

    The Connections Bookstore is rich with books and gifts to support your faith journey - including the books you’ll need for all of our classes. 100% of proceeds support St. Luke's Outreach.

    The store is open Sundays, 9AM - 12:30 PM; Tuesdays, 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM and Wednesdays, 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM and 5PM - 6:30PM. 

    For more information, contact Dorothy Eads by email or phone 317-846-3404 x332 or visit the store’s webpage

 

For more information on any class, contact Susan Fuquay, Director of Program Ministries by  or phone 317-846-3404 x340.