Spiritual Growth Opportunities for Fall 2020
Due to the difficulty of conducting and participating in Bible classes while wearing masks, most of Mount Olive’s Bible Classes will be conducted online. Some will be offered at specific times, so that people can participate in a “live” discussion with the leader and other members of the class (or just watch and listen). Others will be offered as more of a self-directed study, conducted at a time and pace of your own choosing. Both options offer you the chance to continue to grow in your personal faith, and in your connection with other Christians, while still maintaining a healthy social distance during this time of COVID-19. Please sign up for any of the following classes with the Google Form.
Encourage One Another: Paul’s Letters to the Thessalonians
Do you feel like your Christian faith is under attack in our world today? Could you use some words of encouragement for these trying times? Are you interested in rediscovering some of the hidden treasures in God’s word? Then read what Paul writes to the Christians in Thessalonica. We’ll take a closer look at Paul’s letters to the Thessalonians during our new “virtual” Bible Class, every Sunday morning from 9:15 to 10:00 a.m. (to allow participants time to drive to/from Sunday worship services). Plan now to tune in via Zoom (use the link on the Mount Olive website) for your weekly deeper dive into God’s Word!
Leader: Pastor Robert Raasch
Date: Sundays, beginning September 13th
Time: 9:15-10:00 am
Place: Online – Computer or Smartphone: click here to join.
Through an interactive online study of God’s Word, we will recognize our God-given roles as citizens of God’s two kingdoms, the church and the state. We’ll see how the government and the church are designed to carry out God’s will on earth, even though they have different roles. In nine lessons we will be encouraged by the work of many Christian thinkers from the past, and ultimately, we’ll be enlightened by God’s Word.
Leader: Pastor Nathan Wordell
Date: Begins September 13th
Time: Access materials anytime
Place: Online – Contact Pastor Wordell for Resources
This class gives a basic introduction to what the Bible and Mount Olive teach. If you’ve got questions, this is the place to get them answered while also becoming familiar with the foundations of the Christian faith. If you’re interested in becoming part of the Mount Olive Family, this class serves as the path to membership and is a great opportunity to form new relationships. Even if you’ve been around a while, Bible 101 is also a great review for anyone looking to get a refresher on the basics! This relaxed, conversational study will meet online and in person. If you are interested in being a part of the class, please contact Pastor Priewe at 920-944-5920 or email@example.com.
Leader: Pastor Timothy Priewe
Tuesdays, 6-7:00 pm starting September 8th, Fireside Room
Thursdays, 6-7:00 pm starting September 10th, via Zoom
Men’s Bible Study
We plan to start Friday, September 18 with the NPH study of “Politics is Driving Me Crazy”. Contact Paul Kolell at firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text 920-284-8574 to let him know you’d like to attend or with any questions.
Mount Olive SISTERS: Fall Backyard Bible Study!
Women of Mount Olive are invited to join together on Beth Flatau’s patio for a study on I Peter. In Peter’s words, this letter was written “encouraging you and testifying that this is the true grace of God. Stand fast in it.” Contact Beth at email@example.com or call/text 920-213-0780 to let her know you’d like to attend or with any questions.
Date: Tuesdays, September 8, 15, 22, 29
Time: 6-7:00 pm
Life Groups: Applying God’s Word to Life
Could you benefit from the encouragement and mutual accountability offered by a circle of Christian friends? Do you need help applying God’s Word to your personal life? Life Groups are lay-led discussions of the weekly sermon. Mount Olive offers a number of groups meeting at various times and locations throughout the week.
Watch for times and locations of Life Groups in the coming weeks.
This year our Sunday School will have online lessons accompanied by materials for children to use at home. If you’d like some at-home materials for children to work with, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Look for occasional in-person family gatherings coming in the near future.