Saron
Lutheran Church
Big Lake, MN

Adult Ministries

Community is often the best place for spiritual growth. Through small group relationships with people from many different backgrounds, experiences and understandings, we can come together, challenge one another, and enrich each other’s lives.

As a church community, we often meet for events, bible studies, retreats, to meet needs in the community, and sometimes just to spend time together. Most of our groups are open to everyone, but we also offer separate Men’s and Women’s ministries to allow a space for conversations and support for some of the unique challenges that we all face.

Saron College of Bible Knowledge

The Old Testament World through Story and Art!

This 7-session Old Testament course will help you explore the world's bestseller. These stories and history will enhance and inform your ongoing Bible study, whether you are new to the Bible or want to go deeper. Using stories and art, the course shows how the key events, books, and characters all fit together. You’ll get to see the BIG picture and discover how the Old Testament builds the ground work for the coming Messiah. All of Jesus’ teachings relayed in the Gospels assumes a familiarity with the Old Testament. No one can really develop a serious understanding of the New Testament without the backdrop of the Old Testament. Numerous accounts of wars and rebellions that involved ancient Israel, Judah, Egypt, Assyria, Babylon, Persia, Macedonia, and other powers in the region are recorded in the Bible’s Old Testament. These and other nations had tormented Israel in ancient times by conquering the Holy Land and forcing the Jews into exile and slavery. Who were Joseph, Judah, Solomon, Nehemiah, Zerubbabel, Sargot the I, Cyrus, and Alexander the Great? What was their role in ancient times and how did they shape the future of Israel? Over 7 sessions you can sit back and listen to the stories and how they all fit together. You will also see the works of many of the greatest artists in history - Rembrandt, Leonardo da Vinci, Rubens, and Van Dyke. The Bible Course is an easy and accessible way to understand the Old Testament Bible story. For those who don’t have time for Bible school, this is a great way to kick-start your journey.

7-8:30 pm Mondays through March 25th.

9:30-11 am Thursdays through March 28th.

Please contact Ardy Prekker for questions at biggamehunter@msn.com

 

Monday Morning Women's Book Study

Join us Monday mornings from 9:30-11:00 for friendship and great conversation! Our study, Present Over Perfect, is bestselling author Shauna Niequist’s motto for how to live a rich, engaged, and loving life in the midst of what often feels terribly messy and imperfect.  It’s a collection of essays that focuses on the journey from frantic and tired to connected and free. Many of us find ourselves busier than we want to be, missing the sweetest moments along the way. We end up resentful and distracted, full of regret and feeling disconnected. Present Over Perfect is a hand reaching out to a new way of living—full of grace, space, and connection. Volunteer childcare is available upon request. Contact Molly Schroeder at molly@saron.org or 763-263-2209 to sign up!

 

 

Thursday Bible Study

A conversational study lead by Pastor Kyle, which meets every Thursday at 11:00am. We are currently reading the letters of Peter.

We will be taking a break until later in the year.

Sisters of Saron

The Sisters of Saron, or SOS, is open to women of all ages. We meet on the last Sunday of every month at 6:00 p.m. We enjoy coming together for special events, bible studies, prayer, good food, crafts, retreats, and special activities.

Currently, we are studying You Matter More Than You Think by Leslie Parrott. Each session stands alone, so please join us anytime!