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Bible Study Guide Spring, 2011

Growing Together

Thank you for picking up a copy of our Spring 2011 Bible Study Guide. The Word of God changes lives! God always accomplishes His intended purpose as He speaks to us. (Isaiah 55:11) Join us this year as we open the Bible together and seek to live it out daily. God’s Word will grow in us and change us according to His perfect purpose! And join us ONLINE this year for: • Daily Bible readings • Weekly Devotions

Pray - Mission 11:06 Members of the Prince of Peace staff

gather every day at 11:06am to pray. Will you join us? Wherever you are — at work, home, school or elsewhere — pause for a moment and pray. Lift up your requests to God and pray for the Mission and Ministry of His Church. And, share your prayers online at:

Using this Guide: The list below shows Bible Studies for Children, Youth and Adults. Adult Bible Studies and groups are listed by day/time and color-coded as follows: All Adults - Men Only - Women Only Study locations are listed with the title: 9:30am - CREDO: Theology 101 (FAC) Abbreviated Class Locations: AEC.......Adult Education Center FAC.......Fine Arts Center CC........Conference Center YC.........Youth Center Campus maps are available at Guest Services in the Fellowship Center.

SATURDAY Prayer Time!

6:30am - Rise and Raise (Sanctuary)

You are invited to join Pastor Biggs for an ongoing prayer opportunity. Pastor is looking for all prayer warriors interested in joining him for weekly prayer time! Pastor Luke … [email protected]

SUNDAY Children’s Ministry

8:00am - Infants and Toddlers (KidZone)

(Birth - 36 months) Consists of Bible stories, songs, and a snack.

9:30am - Birth - 5th grade (KidZone)

Each Sunday we have age-appropriate programs for children ages, birth through 5th grade. Classes are fun and include songs, Bible Stories and more. Snacks are provided for birth through 36 months. Preschool and above are encouraged to bring their own Bibles. Each age group meets in a separate area that fits their needs and learning styles.

11:00am - Infants & Toddlers (KidZone)

(Birth - 36 months) Consists of Bible stories, songs, and a snack.

Youth Ministry

9:30am - Middle School STUFF (YC)

No matter where middle school students are in their spiritual journey, they all have one thing in common – an inquisitive mind with an overwhelming desire for real relationships. Students will plunge into the Bible to get answers to their biggest questions about God, others, and themselves. Chris Elmer…[email protected]

9:30am - Confirmation LIFEGroups (Studio 6)

Confirmation is a two-year ministry of spiritual formation for middle school students. Students will grow in their faith as they personally confess Jesus Christ as their Lord and their Savior, explore the awesomeness of God and the mysteries of the Christian faith, and grow in their knowledge of the unique history of the Lutheran Reformation and the Lutheran Church in America. Confirmation includes both large group teaching and small group (LIFEGroup) interaction. Serena [email protected]


Join us each Sunday as we open the Bible together! Jan 9 - Feb 6: True U: Does God Exist? Feb 13 - Mar 6: Courage Mar 13 - Apr 3: Made to Make a Difference Apr 10 - May 8: Why Jesus? May 15 - Jun 12: Conflict Randy Bullard … [email protected]

Adult Bible Studies

9:30am - Bible 101: The Old Testament (FAC)

Join our pastoral team on a 20-week walk through the Old Testament. It will be a fun, fast-paced study that will help you understand key themes that point toward Christ and His work for us. Pastoral Staff [email protected]

9:30am - The Family Faith Legacy (AEC2)

(Begins Jan. 16) Grace-Based Parenting - As parents, we have the responsibility to lead at home, but sometimes we don’t know how. Join us for a 10 week series that will help you nurture your children by creating a family environment that brings out their best. Sandi [email protected]

9:30am - Book of the Bible: Luke (AEC4)

A verse-by-verse study of Luke, with a commitment to understanding what our Lord taught the people then and what He is teaching His Church now. Carl [email protected]

9:30am - Book of the Bible: Acts (AEC1)

Acts shows us the work of the Holy Spirit to equip and strengthen early Christians as they brought the message of salvation to the world. It provides insight into how the church carried out Christ’s Great Commission and how we are to continue the blessed Christian tradition of bringing the lost to Christ, one at a time. Elroy [email protected]

9:30am - Pastor Holdorf’s Bible Class (CC) January 9-30: The Book of Jonah February 6-27: Extravagant Generosity Mar 6 - April 17: Christ, the Servant, calls us to serve. May 1-22: Leaving a Legacy Pastor [email protected]

9:30am - Running on Empty: Contemplative Spirituality for Overachievers (1050)

(Begins Jan. 16) If you have fallen for the soul-killing lie that doing more is what matters, Running on Empty will help you stop living for God and start living with Him. You’ll learn how to practice silence, solitude, prayer, listening, and Scripture meditation to experience the deep joy of being with your caring, loving God. Dave [email protected]

9:30am - Adult Special Needs (Eagle Room)

This ABF group is devoted to sharing the knowledge and love of Jesus with those who have special needs. The group attends the 11:00 service together and has other times of fellowship and service projects. Paul Heckman & Doris Borino [email protected]

11:00am - Reasons We Believe (AEC3)

(Begins Jan. 23) A study in Christian apologetics and the reasons we believe. Come any time and join the discussion. Be prepared to defend your faith! Roxane [email protected]

11:00am - Book of the Bible: Romans (AEC1) A continuing chapter-by-chapter study of the Book of Romans and its key themes and teachings. Join us at any time! Matt [email protected]

9:30am - Battle-Ready Christianity (1052)

Would you like to be better equipped to hear from God in daily life? Join us as we explore fundamental disciplines of Christian living that will help you become a proactive member of the Kingdom of God. George [email protected]

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Adult Bible Studies

Children’s Ministry

are based on the sermon messages of Tim Keller.  Joel Dittmer … [email protected]

Email [email protected]

6:30am - Monday Morning Men’s Community (AEC1) Habakkuk: Faith in troubled times. The lessons

7:00pm - Book of the Bible: Proverbs (AEC2)

Our purpose is to meet with other Christian men of faith, study God’s word, and apply it in our lives; also to grow in our relationship with God and be held accountable to that goal by other men so that we might be the Spiritual leaders of our homes and make a difference in the lives of all the people God brings into our lives. Ken Trimmer … [email protected]

7:00pm - Spiritual Gifts (Lux Home)

(1st and 3rd Mondays) A study for women. Each of us is unique. And each of us was created to participate in God’s kingdom work. Yet we often hesitate to serve, uncertain of our gifts and of God’s purpose for our life. Learn how to recognize your spiritual gifts and those of others and how to use them to glorify God in your relationship, your work and the world. Joan Lux … [email protected]

7:00pm - Beth Moore: Esther (AEC3)

(Begins Jan 10) Join Beth in a very personal examination of the Old Testament story of Esther as she peels back the layers of history and shows how very contemporary and applicable the story is to our lives today. If you’ve ever felt inadequate, threatened, or pushed into situations that seemed overpowering, this study is for you. It was tough being a woman in Esther’s day and it’s tough today. Donna Turay … [email protected]

TUESDAY Adult Bible Studies

6:30am - Book of the Bible: Revelation (CC)

Join at any point in the study as we uncover the meaning of what might be called, “The Most Important, yet Most Misunderstood” book in the New Testament. We‘ll look at the structure of the book, its linguistic genre, but most importantly, its message for the church and for our lives today! Don’t miss this opportunity to allow the Spirit of God to speak into your life as a Man! Pastor Luke … [email protected]

6:30am - Men’s Fraternity 3 (AEC2)

The Great Adventure explores a man and his world beyond the everyday. The study puts the roof on the house of masculinity and creates a vision for a man’s future and destiny. This study will help men rediscover the adventure in life through a greater understanding of who they are. Men will uncover the uniqueness they have as a man and discover a satisfying life focus. Randy Bullard … [email protected]

6:30am - The Apostles (AEC1)

A Men’s Bible study that examines the lives of the Apostles—what they shared, how they were different, where they stumbled, and how Christ transformed them into powerful servants of God. As you walk through this study, you will see yourself in these men and confirm Jesus’ power to use your personal strengths and glaring weaknesses for His glory. Craig Faubel … [email protected]

9:00am-3:00pm - Stitch Study Share (CC)

(1st & 3rd Tue. through May) Help assemble quilts for Lutheran World Relief. These quilts are very easy to do - layering fabric, tying them with crochet thread, those who have sewing machine skills hem the quilts. We bring a sack lunch and have Bible Study led by Carolyn Weiss. Our studies are from the Lutheran Women’s Quarterly; if you do not have a copy, we will provide one. Marlene Dreyer ... [email protected]

9:30-11am — Childcare for birth- through 5th Grade (KidZone) By reservation only. 6:30-8:30pm — Childcare for birth through 5th Grade (KidZone) By reservation only. Email [email protected]

Youth Ministry

6:30pm - Middle School: JAM Out Loud (Studio 6)

A weekly gathering for Middle School Youth Serena Pace…[email protected]

6:30pm - High School: ROC (YC)

A weekly gathering for High School Youth Serena Pace…[email protected]

Adult Bible Studies

6:45am - Cornerstone Men’s Group (offcampus) In February we’re beginning a study of the Gospel of Matthew. We meet each week and would love a few more men to join the group. John Sefcik … [email protected]

9:30am - Book of the Bible: Revelation (CC)

Join at any point in the study as we uncover the meaning of what might be called, “The Most Important, yet Most Misunderstood” book in the New Testament. We‘ll look at the structure of the book, its linguistic genre, but most importantly, its message for the church and for our lives today! Don’t miss this opportunity to allow the Spirit of God to speak into your life as a woman! Pastor Luke … [email protected]

10:00am - Good News (Church Library)

Join us weekly for studies in theology from the Good News magazine and later in the Spring for a new Bible Study. Contact Curt for more details. Curt Riske … [email protected]

9:30am Thurs. Morning Ladies Study (AEC 1-4) (Jan 6 – Mar 10) - Breaking Free - Beth Moore looks

at the Book of Isaiah through the lives of the kings who ruled during the prophet’s ministry. These kings exemplify many of the obstacles to freedom in our lives. Learn to use Scripture to identify spiritual strongholds in your life, no matter how big or small. And understand how anything that hinders us from the benefits of knowing God is bondage. (Mar 24 – Apr 28) Return to the Garden: Embracing God’s Design for Sexuality - A 6-week, interactive Bible study that takes an honest look at God’s standards for purity, love, marriage and sexuality. (May 5 - June 16) Faithful, Abundant, True: Three Lives Going Deeper Still - A 7-week DVD Bible Study. Kimi Miller … [email protected] Register online:

7:00pm - Financial Peace University (AEC3) (Jan 13-Apr 7) “Baby steps” sounds silly to adults. Yet,

when financial challenges arrive at your door, it’s the best way to manage your money. This faith-based approach is simple to use and life changing for people who are ready to “live their wage.” The cost is $93 to cover the materials. Scholarships available. Brian & Julie Wieters … [email protected]

FRIDAY Adult Bible Studies

11:45am - Friday Women’s Bible Study (Church Library) Our current study on Abigail goes through

January. In February, we’ll begin a new study by Stormie Omartian: Just Enough Light for the Step I’m On: Trusting God in the Tough Times. Laura Seale … [email protected]

Looking for other groups? We have a variety of fellowship and support groups that

meet on a regular basis. We also have a number of small groups that meet 1-2 times per month.

Support Groups:

Compulsive Eating Addiction (CEA)

For young adults in their “college and career” years. Join us each week for dinner, Bible Study & fun. Will Kemp… [email protected]

(Mon, Thurs @ 6:30pm, Fri @ 12noon) We understand your struggle with food and weight. Compulsive Eaters Anonymous has no dues, no fees, no weigh-ins, no surgery, no pills, and no special food. Ralph [email protected]

7:00pm - Men’s Fraternity 1 (AEC2)

DivorceCare Group (AEC1)

7:30-9:30pm - neXtgen cafe (4th floor)

(Begins April 27) The Quest for Authentic Manhood helps a man become a man in today’s world. Topics include: seasons of a man’s life, uncovering a man’s wounds, deepening the marriage relationship, raising sons and daughters, and developing a manhood plan. Get off the sidelines - get into the game! Suggested donation of $15 covers materials for the class. Matt Cooper … [email protected]

THURSDAY Children’s Ministry

9:30-11:30am — Childcare for birth through 5th Grade (KidZone) By reservation only. Email [email protected]

Adult Bible Studies

6:30am - Every Man’s Battle (AEC2)

(Begins in February) In a culture that is filled with sexual images, and temptations, how does a man go to battle against sexual sin and stand up as a pure and righteous leader, husband and father? Open the scriptures and engage in the battle with us! Randy Bullard … [email protected]

(Thurs. Bible studies continued next column)

(Wednesdays, Jan 12 - Mar 2, 6:30-8:30pm) Wondering what to do or where to turn next? Come explore “DivorceCare” to talk and listen, so you don’t have to go through it alone. Kathy Rulli … [email protected]

Fellowship & Service Groups: Basketball & Prayer (South Gym)

(Mondays and Fridays @ 6:30am) Ready for a workout? Meet in the gym for prayer and play time. Joel Dittmer … [email protected]

Holy Smokers (Studio 6)

(last Thurs of every month @ 7pm) A men’s service group focused on fellowship with one another and growth in Christ. Come on by and help cook or volunteer to serve at our next outreach event! Ron [email protected]

Mission Crafts Ministry (AEC1)

(2nd and 4th Mondays @ 7pm) Open to any crafter who has a heart for the Lord and wants to bless others with their handiwork. Everything we create will be given to those in need. Join us or donate supplies! Elizabeth Herman … [email protected]

7:00pm - LWML: Lutheran Women in Mission (CC) (Every 2nd Tue @ 7pm, during school year) Dinner is included for free, no reservation required! Marlene Dreyer... [email protected]; 469-384-2977

Small Groups:

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