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.

Monday Morning Women's Book Study

A Man Named Martin Part 3: The Movement will begin Monday April 16th. These studies stand alone so if you haven't been able to join us for the first two you can still jump in! We will look at how God was at work in the Reformation through the lives of the men and women that shaped it. Beginning with Luther’s nailing of his 95 Theses to the church door at Wittenberg, this movement produced enormous changes in Europe, changes that eventually swept across the Atlantic, influencing our own nation as well. 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.

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 Crossing the Waters by Leslie Leyland Fields. Each session stands alone, so please join us anytime!

Men of Saron

The Men of Saron meet the last Sunday of every month, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.  There's good conversation, a bit of ribbing, snacks, support and getting into real concerns, struggles and the victories of life in Christ.  They get into scriptural and/or topical discussions.  There is lots of room for questions.  The men reinforce each other in their sometimes unique roles as fathers, brothers or sons and support each other through prayer and having a safe place to be heard.

The Men of Saron also periodically take on service projects to help people in need, regularly get together with men from other congregations and occasionally put on a fine fund-raising breakfast for a variety of worthy causes.

Currently being challenged by a video called "A Contrarian's Guide to Knowing God: A Spirituality for the Rest of Us".  Sometimes what we believe about the Christian life comes from a single but prominent point of view—an older Christian we look up to, a preacher, or a parent. But is there only one way of living the life of a Jesus follower?

Please join us!

Spiritual Gifts Study

Thursday Evening All Ages Study

Do you know your primary spiritual gift?  Do you know how to apply it?Do you even know what a spiritual gift is?All ages are welcome to our three-part series, where we will unwrap, inventory, and assemble for use the amazing gifts that God has intentionally and very specifically shared with each one of us.Join us Thursdays from 7pm-8, starting April 12th, to open your gift!  Contact Ben or Jill Schaefbauer ( or Kristen Vigoren (320-293-2867) for questions.