Bible Studies

For information contact Pastor Laabs at revdalaabs@trinitykiel.com

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Core Curriculum

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“Basic Bible Christianity”

A Bible Information Class

This course is described as “a Bible Information Course on the basic Christian Doctrine and Christian Discipleship.” It is the “entry level” course in the core curriculum. It is a good review and starting point for those out of the habit of Bible study and is a course that can lead new-comers to membership in Trinity Lutheran Church if they wish.

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“Gifted to Serve”

A Study of Spiritual Gifts

9 Lessons of 60 minutes
4 Lessons of 120 minutes
Online Option

The Bible says, “Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms. . .so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ (1 Peter 4:10, 11) The objectives of this course are:

  1. To come to understand what Holy Scripture means when it speaks to us about the subject of spiritual gifts.
  2. To make a study of the various spiritual gifts that are mentioned in the Word of God.
  3. To determine which of these spiritual gifts are still present in the church today.
  4. To help each of us determine which spiritual gifts he or she possesses.
  5. To encourage us to make faithful use of our spiritual gifts whenever, wherever and however the Lord enables.

At the end of the study each participant takes a “Spiritual Gifts Analysis” to determine where your spiritual gifts lie and explore how they may be put to work for the Lord’s service.

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“Heart in Focus”

Christian Steward and Personal Finance

6 Lessons of 60 minutes
Weekend Seminar

This course guides individual members in the basics of Christian stewardship and in the basics of wise faith-focused finances for their daily lives. The course will cover the Christian attitudes behind healthy financial decisions and practical advice for giving, saving, debt removal and financially wise lifestyles. The course is written by Cornerstone Stewardship Ministry leader Mr. Jeff Davis and Adult Discipleship Administrator Rev. David Kehl. Those who have participated in it in the past have found it extremely practical and helpful. Each student will purchase a workbook that can be used after the class to place what has been learned into action.

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“Sharing Jesus with Friends”

Sharing the Gospel with those we know

4 Lessons of 60 minutes
Half-day Seminar

When God called us to faith, he gave us a mission to be witnesses of the life and work of Jesus. This is not just the work of a few Christians. God’s will is for every believer on earth to share the message of salvation through Jesus Christ. This course focuses on helpful ways for putting friendship evangelism into practice. It comes with a CD containing many helpful resources to aid our sharing. There are four parts:

  1. Getting to Know People Who Know Jesus
    • Ways to strengthen our relationships which are important settings for sharing our faith.
  2. Starting a Spiritual Conversation
    • Comfortably starting a spiritual conversation and turning small talk into conversation about things that matter eternally.
  3. Sharing the Savior
    • Preparing ourselves for sharing what we believe about Jesus.
  4. Follow-up with our Friends
    • Learn what we can do to keep on sharing the Word of God with our friends.
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“Come Worship Christ”

A Study of Christian Worship

12 Lessons of 60 minutes
Abbreviated Offering Available

Worship is still one of the most important and frequent activities of the Christian life. But Satan can turn this natural response of the Christian heart into mindless repetition. It is important for every Lutheran Christian to understand “why we do what we do the way we do it.” This course is designed primarily for congregations which use “Christian Worship” as their hymnal.

The entire life of the Christian is essentially dialog. Christ speaks to the heart of the believer, and the believer responds to Christ from a heart of faith. Without Christ’s part in the dialog faith cannot exist, for “faith comes from hearing the message and the message is heard through the Word of Christ” (Romans 10:17). Without the believer’s part in the dialog faith does not exist, for “faith without actions is dead” (James 2:26). In worship Christ and his people gather to repeat the dialog on a regular basis. Jesus speaks at worship through Word and Sacrament. Believers respond at worship in confession, prayer, acclamation, and praise. In order to see the dialog, in order to understand the dialog, in order to participate in the dialog, believers must understand our forms of worship. This course is designed to achieve that goal.