2016 FALL SEMESTER EMANUEL BIBLE STUDIES
“Your Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.” Psalm 119:105
Read the follow descriptors of Emanuel's fall Bible class offerings. Then click on the link below to access the online registration form. The link is also found at the bottom of this page. You can also, if you prefer, download the registration form and turn it in at the office or in the collection plate.
A Christian and Government
led by Phil Potratz on Sundays from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. or Wednesdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. for 5 weeks beginning September 11 & September 14
In America today, there is much discord in our government and politics. It often makes a Christian think what should I do when it comes to my involvement with government and politics. Does God say anything about a believer and his relationship to government and politics? Yes, he does. Come and see what he tells us in the Bible about a Christian and government as you prepare for the upcoming election.
A Christian in Today’s Culture
led by Rich Platz on Sundays from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. for 2 weeks beginning October 16
In this class we will look at Christianity in America today as pictured by the Barna Research Group. Then we will study the book of Jude to learn how to defend our faith in a culture like ours.
Addictions – A Living Hell
led by Dr. John Johnson, a Christian counselor for Living Hope Christian Counseling connected with St. Mark Lutheran Church in De Pere on Saturday, October 15 from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.
Are you addicted to something, or do you know someone who is suffering with an addiction? The devil uses addictions to gain control of a person’s life and lead them into a life of sin, guilt and shame. There are so many addictions such as drugs, alcohol, gambling, food, technology and pornography. Come and learn about addictions and ways to overcome them as presented from a Christian viewpoint. Discover what hope there is for someone trapped in addiction.
Am I Messing Up My Kids ….. and Other Questions Every Mom Asks
led by Heather Dahlke on every other Tuesday from 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. for 12 sessions beginning September 13. This class will run into 2017.
Overflowing with practical ideas, short Bible studies, and plenty of encouragement, this inspiring resource will help moms to realize that—with God’s wisdom and mercy—they can experience peace and satisfaction while raising their kids.
We will discuss how moms can:
- Stop blaming their parenting skills every time a child does something wrong
- Let kids live with the consequences of their bad choices
- Simplify life to create breathing room
- Quit comparing themselves to “perfect” moms
- Turn to God for support, guidance, and patience
led by Ed Krause on Wednesdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. for 6 weeks beginning October 19
Did you ever wonder about angels? Where did they come from? How did and does God use angels? Are there different kinds of angels? Do I really have a guardian angel? There is much to learn about these ministering spirits. Come and find out what we know about angels as God has revealed it to us in Scripture.
Breakfast Bible Class
led by Pastor Heiges on Thursdays from 6:30 – 8:00 a.m. at Marly’s Restaurant This group meets every week so you can join the class at any time.
This class goes through a book of the Bible. Presently the book of Jeremiah is being studied. There is fellowship time at the end of the class as you enjoy breakfast together.
led by Jack VandeGuchte on Wednesdays from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. from September 21 through December 21
Crossroads is for our youth in grades five through eight. Each week a different topic based on what the youth choose will be presented by Mr. VandeGuchte with time for the group to have some fellowship together.
led by Ken Johnson on Sundays from 9:15 – 10:15 a.m. meets for 6 weeks beginning November 13.
In the book of Romans, we understand the Gospel is the power of God onto salvation. The book of Ephesians explains the power we Christians have in Christ. It continues by listing some opportunities where this power can be at work in our lives.
Family Foundations - Trust
led by Matt Foley on Sundays from 9:15 – 10:15 a.m. for 5 sessions beginning October 23
Join with other parents in a parents’ discussion concerning growing Christ-centered families.
Financial Peace University
led by Phil Potratz on Sundays from 6:00 – 7:15 p.m. for 9 weeks beginning September 25
This class will help you get control of your money instead of your money controlling you. The class involves viewing a video in which Dave Ramsey presents the topic for the week such as saving money, getting out of debt, making and living on a budget. For those who complete the class and follow its Biblical principles about money, there is financial peace. There is a $100 cost for the class materials and internet access to web resources.
Growing in God
led by Rich Platz on Sundays from 9:15 – 10:15 a.m. for 8 weeks beginning October 30
This class is designed to help grow your relationship with our loving God by reading the Bible and applying it to our lives. The course features a seven week video series and one week of practical application of the principles taught in the video series.
Hymns: The Rest of the Story
led by Peter Krueger on Sundays for 4 weeks beginning September 11
This class will review and consider the lyrics and related Scripture verses of some of Christianity’s treasured hymns. Relevant biographical information about the hymn writers will be examined. The goal of this class is to have a better understanding of the hymns, that they might help to “set our minds on things above, not on earthly things”. Each week we will try to cover three hymns.
Life with God
led by Pastors Schulz and Heiges on Sundays from 9:15 – 10:15 a.m. for 12 weeks beginning September 11 and Tuesdays from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. beginning September 13
Do you ever ask yourself why we as Lutherans and Christians do practices like baptism, confirmation, prayer, communion, church attendance, offerings, etc.? The answers lie within the Bible, God’s Word. Questions you may have like “Why do we perform infant baptisms?”, “Why can’t just anyone come to communion here?” and “Why can’t women be pastors?” will be answered. This class serves to give you clear-cut information that will strengthen your faith. Come to the source. Come to Life with God!
Lunch Break Bible Study
led by Pastor Heiges meets on Wednesdays from noon – 1:30 p.m.
Pastor Heiges covers a wide range of topics. This class will be studying God’s Purpose for His Church. Come and discover the purpose God has for the body of believers in general and for Emanuel in particular. This class meets every week so you can come and join the class at any time.
led by Pastor Heiges meets on Wednesdays from 7 – 9 p.m. for 13 weeks beginning September 14
7 Visions 7 Truths is a video Bible study that will change your life. Within the book of Revelation God has recorded seven visions, each containing a message about this world that you need to know. 7 Visions 7 Truths will enable you to…
- understand what God is teaching in the Book of Revelation.
- understand "what" is happening in this world and "why" it is happening.
- be equipped to live everyday with hope and confidence.
SOAR (Students On Another Road)
led by Jack VandeGuchte on Wednesdays from 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. meets every week from September 21 through December 21
SOAR is for our youth of high school age. Mr. VandeGuchte presents different topics each week that the youth have chosen and there is time for fellowship among the teens as well.
led by various men in their homes or at church on different days and times for 10 weeks beginning in September for men(A list of leaders will be printed in the church bulletin Labor Day weekend and the following weekend prior to the first class.)
This class is about becoming a courageous man who answers God’s call to lead his family, in his church, at his work and in the community. You watch a video together and work through questions in a workbook and then do some assignments on your own during the week leading up to the next lesson. During the 10 weeks you will be working on a plan you intend to carry out after the course that will help you on your journey as a man.
Trinity Terrace Bible Study
led by Pastor Schulz on Thursdays from 9:15 – 9:50 a.m. at Trinity Terrace, St. Joseph’s Residence
This is a Bible study for our Christian veterans who have fought every battle possible throughout their many years of life. The Bible study is more like a verbal devotion that recounts the great things God has done and continues to do for all of us. There usually are some Seminary songs to begin and end each session; as well as prayer, and even some laughs. You are invited to join the group any time that you can as they meet weekly.
What does this mean? The continuing importance of Luther’s Small Catechism
led by Pastor John Braun of Northwestern Publishing House on Wednesdays from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. and from 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. for 6 weeks beginning September 21
This is a class that you would take in your home by logging into the following website,
You will study the importance of Luther’s Small Catechism for our own society and culture. You will review the six chief parts. What does it mean for Christian morality in today’s world without moral standards? What does it mean for Christian beliefs in a world where you can believe anything? What does it mean for Christian devotion and our personal relationship with God? What does it mean for our church life as Lutherans when the church appears to be more social than spiritual? The class will start with a little history of the Catechism and its importance in the Reformation and conclude with a discussion of what the future may hold for the next generation and us.
led by Barb Meyer, Shelley Backus, & Mandi Beck on Sundays from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. beginning September 11 for women Number of weeks the class will run is a minimum of four with possibility of more as determined.
Terrorism, politics, health, family, change, and many other concerns surround us all. It is easy to slide into the sin of worry. We will tackle this head on with the only resource that can help us---God and His Word. With the Holy Spirit’s help we will each be able to tackle the worries that rob us of our peace and joy.