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.

Join the Adult Ministry team at Emagine Theatre in Monticello, Tuesday, August 27th at 7:00 p.m. to watch Overcomer.

Please contact Jill Schaefbaurer, 612-802-1057 or for questions and to let her know you will be attending.

Monday Morning Women's Book Study

Of Mess and Moxie - In this highly anticipated new book, beloved author Jen Hatmaker parlays her own triumphs and tragedies into a sigh of relief for all normal, fierce women everywhere. Whether it’s the time she drove to the wrong city for a fourth-grade field trip (“Why are we in San Antonio?”) or the way she learned to forgive (God was super clear: Pray for this person every day, which was the meanest thing He ever said to me. I was furious.), she offers a reminder to those of us who sometimes hide in the car eating crackers that we do have the moxie to get back up and get back out. We can choose to live undaunted “in the moment” no matter what the moments hold and lead vibrant, courageous, grace-filled lives.Volunteer childcare is available upon request. Contact Molly Schroeder at or 763-263-2209 to sign up! This study begins August 26th.


People of Faith Book Club

If you are looking for a warm, friendly place to discuss great Christian books with friends, you will love our book club, People of Faith Book Club for Everyone.

We will meet once a month for coffee, tea and donuts and share lively discussion on Christian fiction and non-fiction books. The discussion will take place from 7-9PM the third (3rd) Wednesday of each month at Saron Lutheran Church.

Each month we’ll share:

  • Discussions on the book and characters
  • How the content applies to your spiritual life
  • A fun freebie about the book (bookmarks, word searches, crossword puzzles, worksheets, and overviews, etc.)

We’ll also learn a little about the authors and many book selections will also include a study guide for deeper insight.  All activities are optional.

Books can be borrowed from a friend or the library or purchased.  When possible, we’ll offer discounts on the book selections.

In August we will discuss the classic Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis, the most important writer of the 20th century, explores the common ground upon which all of those of Christian faith stand together. Bringing together Lewis’ legendary broadcast talks during World War Two from his three previous books The Case for Christianity, Christian Behavior, and Beyond Personality, Mere Christianity provides an unequaled opportunity for believers and nonbelievers alike to hear this powerful apologetic for the Christian faith.

If you are interested in participating please contact Ardy Prekker at or

The book discussion will be on August 21st.





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.

Paul wrote the letter of 1st Corinthians to a divided and self-centered people to remind them to follow Jesus and only Jesus. In this twelve-part series, author and Bible teacher Jennie Allen walks into the messy lives of the Corinthians and takes us through Paul’s works to the conflicted church.

**SOS is going on a field trip this month!  We will NOT have our usual meeting on the last Sunday of the month but will instead meet a week earlier and go to the home of one of our "sisters".  We will meet at 5:30 at Saron on August 18 to carpool to Elk River.  Watch your email for details and contact Mary Niklaus 612-964-0406 or Val Sidlo 612-269-1572 with questions. All women are invited to every SOS gathering....please join us!!**





Saron College of Bible Knowledge

This 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. The Bible Course is an easy and accessible way to understand the Old Testament. For those who don’t have time for Bible school, this is a great way to kick-start your journey. Please make plans to join us Mondays from 7-8:30 p.m. and Thursdays from 9:30-11:00 a.m. Classes will resume Monday, September 9th and Thursday, September 12th. If you have questions please contact Ardy Prekker