Spiritual Growth Opportunities for Winter 2019

The Book of Ephesians

When was the last time you really sunk your teeth into a book of the Bible (figuratively speaking, of course)?  This study will allow you to do just that.  Paul’s letter to the Christians in Ephesus features a beautiful description of God’s plan for his church, while offering practical advice for parents, spouses, and employees.  Come and hear how God still speaks to his people today.

Leader:    Pastor Raasch

Date:        Sundays, beginning January 13th

Time:       9:25-10:15 a.m.

Place:       Fellowship Hall

Cross Explorations for Adults

How do Old Testament Bible stories apply to our lives today?  Where can parents go to dig a little deeper into Bible stories their children are learning each week?  How can parents strengthen the connection between Christ and the next generation?  The answer to all of these questions is found in “Cross Explorations for Adults.”  Join Pastor Wordell, as he leads an adult level discussion of the same Bible stories your children are learning. (Non-parents are also welcome!)

Leader:   Pastor Wordell

Date:        Sundays, beginning January 6th

Time:       9:25-10:15 a.m.

Place:      Church Sanctuary

The Foundations of Our Faith

Do you ever feel like it’s time to get back to the basics of the Bible? Do you feel unequipped to answer even the fundamental questions people ask about your faith? Are you interested in learning more about what the Bible teaches, and what our church believes? Interested in becoming a member of Mount Olive? If any of these questions describe you, then our Foundations Bible Study is for you! This relaxed, conversational study will meet for 7 weeks on Thursday evenings and Sunday mornings with the same session being taught on both of those days to give people the flexibility to attend whichever session best fits their schedule.

Leader:       Pastor Schreiner


Thursdays, beginning January 24, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Sundays, beginning January 27, 9:25-10:15 a.m.

Place:          8th grade room

The Book of Revelation

Imagine reading the Revelation and understanding what you read, and being able to explain it to others!  Equipped with what God reveals in this book, you will understand what is happening in our world and be equipped to live each day with hope and confidence!  Beginning on January 9, Pastor David Scherbarth will step in to lead a study of the Book of Revelation for our Wednesday morning Bible Class.  Join us for some delicious food for your soul and body!

Leader:    Pastor Scherbarth

Date:        Wednesdays, beginning January 9th

Time:        9:30-10:30 a.m.

Place:        Fellowship Hall

Breakfast Bible Study

This early bird special offers a bite of the Bread of Life along with your cup of coffee or stack of pancakes.  Join us at Mary’s Restaurant as we discuss how God’s timeless truth still impacts our everyday lives.

Leader:     Pastor Raasch

Date:         Tuesdays, year-round

Time:         6:30–7:30 a.m.

Place:        Mary’s on North Richmond

A New Study for Women

How does a Christian define “success” in life?  How does a woman maintain her balance in various vocational arenas—family, professional, community, and congregational? On Saturday, January 12th, Kathy Kolell will lead a discussion of the book The Calling: Live a Life of Significance. To reserve your seat at the table, please contact Kathy at kkolell@fvlhs.org.

Leader:  Kathy Kolell

Date:       Saturdays, once a month

Time:      8:30-9:30 a.m.

Place:     Copper Rock on Edgewood Drive

Men’s Bible Study

Where does a man go to grow in his role as a Christian husband, father, and man of God? Where can he be intellectually challenged, spiritually fed, genuinely encouraged, and yet still receive a bit of good natured ribbing? The answer: Mount Olive’s Men’s Bible Study. Before you do anything else on Friday, stop in to recharge your batteries with your brothers in Christ.

Leader:   Paul Kolell

Date:        Fridays, beginning January 4th

Time:       6:30-7:30 a.m.

Place:      Mount Olive Teen Room


Starting the third week of January, SISTERS will be offering three different times for you to gather with your fellow sisters to look at A Study of the Book of James: Real Faith Produces Good Works.

  • Beth Flatau on Tuesday, 1/15/19, at 7 p.m. at her home
  • Leah Needham on Wednesday, 1/16/19, at 1:45 p.m. at the church
  • Kerri Kleist on Wednesday, 1/16/19, at 6:30 p.m. at her home

Please contact the person whose study you would like to attend or Kerri if you have any questions (kerrikleist@gmail.com or 920-740-5901).

Life Groups: Applying God’s Word to Life

Do you need help applying God’s Word to your personal life?  Could you benefit from the encouragement and mutual accountability offered by a circle of Christian friends?  Life Groups are lay-led discussions of the weekly sermon.  Groups meet for 6-8 weeks and then take a break. Please see Pastor Raasch (pastor.raasch@mountoliveappleton.com) for further details.

Watch for the locations, times, and dates of Life Groups in the coming weeks.

Sunday School & Under-Four Daycare

Mount Olive has a new Sunday School curriculum that is sure to be an engaging, fun learning experience for the entire family.  Sunday School meets from 9:15-10:15 a.m. every Sunday morning.

Mount Olive also offers a daycare room with music, play, and structured learning for children under the age of 4 who are not old enough yet for Sunday School.  Parents can then attend Bible class themselves.

Please make use of our new interactive Sunday School program and our Under-Four Daycare resources for the spiritual growth of both you and your children!

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