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.

Please mark your calendars and join us for;

A Three Evening exploration of the Birth of Christ

The Christmas Story and its Origins!

The Nativity-Myth or Miracle?

Monday December 10, 2018 7:00 – 8:30 PM Session 1:

1.5 hours - Birth of Jesus the Traditional story we all love!

30 minutes- A NEW Docudrama on the traditional Evangelical Christmas Story

30 minutes- The “Geography” of Christmas

30 minutes- On the Matthew and Luke Versions of the Story

Tuesday December 11, 2018 7:00 – 8:30 PM Session 2:

1.5 hours -The Birth of Jesus Investigated by Christianscholars.

50 minutes- The Birth of Jesus Investigated, a FULL DOCUMENTARY! Featuring many top New Testament scholars, professors, historians, and, archeologists. A critical examination from the Christian historic and scientific perspectives. What do we really know?

30 minutes – Apocryphal writings about Christ’s birth.

10 minutes - Questions and discussion

Thursday December 13, 2018 7:00 – 8:30 PM Session 3:

1.5 hours- Science of the BIBLE – The birth of JESUS!

60 minutes- The National Geographic documentary on the birth of Christ. A secular look at what we know about Jesus birth. A respectful but critical scientific examination of the event!

30 minutes – Questions/Answers and discussion

Please contact Adult Ministries, or Ardy Prekker, for questions.



Spiritual Gifts Study

All ages are welcome to our three-part miniseries, where we will discover and discuss the amazing talents ("spiritual gifts") that God has intentionally and very specifically given to each one of us.

Available sessions:

Mondays, 1-14, 1-21 & 1-28 at 7pm.

Thursdays, 1-17, 1-24 & 1-31 at 7pm.

Daytime: dates and times TBD

Questions?  Please contact Mary Niklaus at 612-964-0406 or

Monday Morning Women's Book Study

Life is never as easy as we want it to be. Car tires blow out. Work piles up. Kids throw tantrums. It’s a struggle. But should it be? We often believe that when we follow Jesus, life should get easier. And when it doesn’t we tell ourselves we’re failing or stuck or abandoned by God. But it’s simply not true.

In this 6-part series, The Struggle is Real, Nicole Unice explores why life’s a struggle and what to do about it. With God as the hero of the story, a hard day has new meaning. We can find joy in him instead of feeling stuck. And our lives can be defined by redemption instead of struggle. This new study begins November 5th. It’s also a "join anytime" study using videos on Rightnow media, so missed sessions can be viewed any time. Join us Monday mornings from 9:30-11:00 for friendship and great conversation! Volunteer childcare is available upon request.  Contact Molly Schroeder at 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 Fall.

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!