GROW IN THE GOSPEL

Morrison Zion Lutheran hosts many different Bible studies throughout the week. These varied gatherings are held on mornings and evenings, weekdays and weekends, for both youth and adults and much more – all in an effort to meet the spiritual needs of its members and to praise God.  Morrison Zion’s Bible classes at this time include:

SUNDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY (9:15 a.m. in the Church Basement):

This study is the Adult Christ Light.  We will look at lessons from the Old Testament this year.  Join us at 9:15 a.m. in the church basement and bring the family!  These studies are a great way to review basic Bible history lessons and apply them to your daily life.  Come and learn from one another!

SUNDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY (9:15 a.m. in the School Commons):

We meet each Sunday at 9:15 a.m. in the commons.

On Dec. 3, we will move our study to the 7th-8th grade classroom.  We will look at
an overview of Advent.  On Dec. 10, we will begin a new 12 lesson study:  Reformation: Grace, Faith, Scripture.  This study uses short clips from the new Luther movie, A Return to Grace.  There are four lessons on Grace, four lessons on Faith, and four lessons on Scripture.  In December, our focus is Grace.  Join us Sundays at 9:15 a.m. in the commons.  The weekly themes are:

Dec. 10 – The Beginning:  Baptism
Dec. 17 – God’s Undeserved Gift:  Justification by Grace
Dec. 24 – Not for Sale:  Forgiveness in Christ Alone
Dec. 31 – Christ’s Body and Blood:  Holy Communion

(This Bible Study does not meet during the summer months.)

SUNDAY EVENING BOOK STUDY (7 p.m. in the Church Basement): 

We continue discussing the book, Broken: 7 “Christian” Rules That Every Christian Ought To Break As Often As Possible by Jonathan Fisk.  This book examines seven of the most common spiritual traditions and how they use speculation, mysticism, and moralism to break Christianity.  The dark secret of Christianity in America is that we are losing.  We hide it with light shows, Christian dance and music, and video games, but it’s true.  And it’s not new.  The house has grown too dirty.  Fisk is going to sweep it clean.  All of it:  the dusty corners where spores of speculation lay, the air filled with the mustiness of mysticism, the grout where the mold of moralism has grown thick over our clean confidence in Christ.  Once the grime has been scrubbed away, Fisk shows how, under the cross of Jesus, you will find that your mind, heart, and hands, your reason, emotions, and sense of mercy, are the very things that our Lord has redeemed.  In the resurrection of Jesus, in His fulfillment of the Law, in the essence of His Gospel, in the pure Word of God, you will find the truth.  We meet in the church basement each Sunday at 7:00 p.m.  If you would like a book, they are available from Pastor Ott for $10.

YOUTH GROUP BIBLE STUDY (Sundays at 7 p.m. in the School Commons): 

These studies pertain to issues which concern today’s teens from a Christian point of view.  All teens from 9th grade through 12th grade are invited to attend.  We usually have “Open Gym” following the Bible study for those who would like to enjoy some extra fellowship with kids their age.  Join us and bring a friend!   

BIBLE HISTORY & CONFIRMATION CLASSES: 

Confirmation Class for those in grades 5-8 who do not attend our school will meet from 5:00-6:15 p.m. each Wednesday.  We meet in the school basement.

Bible History Class for those in grades 1-4 who do not attend our school will meet from 5:30-6:15 p.m. each Wednesday.  We meet in the school commons.

(We do not meet during the summer months.)

WEDNESDAY NIGHT MEN’S BIBLE STUDY (and optional basketball):

Men, join us Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. (Mondays during Lent) for an opportunity to grow in God’s Word together and study it in light of our specific roles as brothers in Christ.  There will be an open gym afterwards for those interested in playing basketball.  Even if you don’t want to play basketball, come to the Bible study and stick around to play cards or just hang out and get to know other guys in the congregation.  We hope to see you all there!

THURSDAY NIGHT WOMEN’S HOME BIBLE STUDY:

The Women’s Bible Study is held every Thursday evening at 8:00 pm.  The Bible study is hosted by women who attend the Bible study, providing a comfortable setting in which to study God’s Word and have candid discussion.  If you would like to attend this study, there is no obligation to host!  Women of all age groups are welcome to come.  If you have any questions, feel free to call or text Jen Pingel 920-632-3622.  Bring your Bible and a friend, and join us!

NEW LIFE IN CHRIST CLASS: 

This is the name of a Bible Information class that covers the basic doctrines that we teach and believe.  If you are already a member, it is a great review of confirmation class.  It uses the same format that grades 5-8 use in Confirmation Class.  If you are not a member, this class introduces you to what we believe.  After completing the course, you are welcome to join the congregation if you also believe what we teach.  If you are interested this class, please talk to Pastor Ott.

SUNDAY SCHOOL:

If you have a child between the ages of 3 and 5, feel free to send them.  At 9:15 a.m. each Sunday, we will meet for about 25 minutes in the Bible Classroom in the church basement.  We will read a short story from the Bible, sing songs of praise, and do an art activity.  Each of the children will have their own folder, which they should try to bring each week.  The children will also be singing in church a few Sundays.  Please watch your child’s folder and the church bulletin for those dates.  Coming to Sunday School each week is an excellent opportunity to learn about the Savior, but we also encourage each family to sit down and review the stories with their child and do the coloring sheets and activities that are sent home with them each week.  If you want to sit in with your child to see what they are learning, please feel free.  We thank God for allowing us this opportunity to share his Word with the young believers of our congregation.   (We do not meet during the summer months.)

CHRISTMAS FOR KIDS/EASTER FOR KIDS:

These Vacation Bible School style events are for children ages 3 through those in the 4th grade.  We learn the Christmas story at Christmas for Kids and the story of Easter at Easter for Kids.  We sing songs, make crafts, and enjoy lunch together.  Invite a friend or neighbor to join us!  This is a free program and open to children age 3 through 4th grade.

Christmas for Kids will be on Saturday, December 2, 9:00-11:00 a.m.