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Conversations in Theology and Spirituality (Jan. 2012 Adult Classes)
In Christ: Experiencing the Story of Jesus // Expressing the Story of Jesus
The Divine Conspiracy World Religions God’s Justice: Romans Mere Christianity Financial Peace Univ.

Mission & Shawnee Campus. Is your “resolution” to walk more closely with Jesus this year? As we kick off the new year, we’ll walk through a six week DVD based study with Dallas Willard and John Ortberg that provides a timely and challenging call back to discipleship. Led by Ben, Luke, Scott and Lee. Mission Location: Adult Lounge. Shawnee Location: Worship Center. 9:45a. Jan. 8 Feb. 12. Contact Benjamin Vineyard for details.

Mission Campus. Sundays | 9:45am Begins: Jan. 8. Location: Prayer Chapel. Together, we’ll explore four major world religions (Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, and Judaism) as well as our own Christianity. The main goal of this conversation is to practice articulating the hope that we have as Christians with gentleness and respect. Leader: Wayne & Nancy Meyer.

Mission & Shawnee Campus. We currently have three groups exploring Paul’s letter to the Romans. #1: Leader: Rik Scarborough. Sunday 9:45a. Conference Room. #2: Leader: Gary Williamson. Sunday, 11:00am. Lounge. #3: Leader: Luke Kammrath. Wed. 6:00pm. Shawnee 205. What does Paul mean when he says that in the gospel the "justice of God" is being revealed? What is "justice" really about and how is the cross of Jesus the center of it?

Shawnee Campus. Sundays | 9:45am | Room 204. Leader: Brian Pike. C.S. Lewis is noted as one of the most influential devotional and theological writers of the 20th century. His book Mere Christianity has helped thousands and thousands explore life with God, a life immersed in grace. Come, explore what you believe with us, and with C.S. Lewis’ writing. Explore ‘mere Christianity.’

Mission Campus beginning on Monday, January 23rd, 6-8 pm (preview class on January 16th) Shawnee Campus beginning on Thursday, January 26th, 6-8 pm (preview class on January 19th) The classes are 13 weeks in duration, the curriculum (membership kit) is $90 Child care is available if reserved at least 7 days in advance at a cost of $60 per family for the session. Contact Rhonda Synovec for childcare. Contact Rex for more information.

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in faith so that you overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. (Romans 15:13, CEB) Trinity Lutheran Church + Mission & Shawnee 1

ADDITIONAL CLASSES & CONVERSATIONS:
Below is a collection of various other opportunities for conversation in Christian theology and spirituality! Please feel free to contact Benjamin Vineyard for details.

MISSION CAMPUS: Devotional Classics (Monday Morning Ladies Study) Leader: Benjamin Vineyard | Monday 9:30 - 11:15a | Lounge We’re going to immerse ourselves in the simple yet deep Christian Spirituality language of Henri Nouwen. Contact Rhonda Synovec for Childcare Tuesday Morning Men’s Bible Study Leader: Rex Garrelts. Tuesday Mornings. 7:00am. First Watch in Shawnee. Join us on Tuesday mornings as we explore various books of the Bible. Contact Rex for more details. Women’s Walk of Faith Leader: Nancy Smith | Wednesday 6:00 - 7:30p | Room: Conference Room The Women's Walk of Faith group (that meets on Wednesdays at the Mission Campus) will begin a new study.  The group usually meets from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  We will start studying Ephesians on January 11th.  The study guide being used is one of the N.T. Wright for Everyone series. 50 + Group Leader: Iva Schlatter. Wednesday Mornings, 10:15am, Lounge. For fun, Christian fellowship, and good Biblical study, come on and join us! Contact Iva. Thursday Morning Men’s Bible Study Leader: Rik Scarborough. Thursday mornings, 7:00am. First Watch, Fairway. Conversations in Theology and Spirituality. Thursday Mornings (always morphing schedule). Leader: Benjamin Vineyard. Location: Einstein Bros, Fairway. 7:00am. We’re a group that enjoys exploring Christian theology and spirituality. We want to challenge one another and provoke one another to “go and do likewise.” Contact Benjamin Vineyard for more details.

SHAWNEE CAMPUS: Beth Moore Study | James Leader: Julie von der Linden. Wednesday Mornings 9:15am. Room 201. Come along with Beth Moore on a journey to get to know both the man and the Book of James. You will never be the same again. Topics in this study include: joy, hardship, faith, reversal of fortunes for rich and poor, wisdom, gifts from above, single-mindedness, the dangers of the tongue, humility, and prayer. Spiritual Friendships Leader: Gloria Garrelts | 4th Wednesday of Each Month - 7:30p We will be continuing our study of James Bryan Smith’s books about spiritual growth with The Good and Beautiful Life, which follows the Sermon on the Mount and guides us to look behind our character flaws and replace our false beliefs with Jesus’ narratives about life in the kingdom of God. Guy Talk Bible Study : Leader: Shawnee Rm 102 The first Tuesday of each month. 7:30 PM to 9 PM at the Shawnee campus. Come hear what God has to say, get to know each other better and enjoy some fun. Questions about this can be directed to Al von der Linden or (913) 63 ONE-1856.

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