St. Luke's United Methodist Church

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8:00, 9:30, & 11:00 a.m. - Traditional
9:30 and 11:00 a.m. - Contemporary

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4851 S. Apopka-Vineland Road
Orlando, FL 32819
407.876.4991

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Fresh New Logo, Same Great Classes!

 

St. Luke’s invites adults of all ages, no matter where they are in their faith to journey to grow deeper.  Whether you have been a part of the church for your whole life or are still trying to figure out what church is all about, we have classes that are selected to help your faith deepen and your relationship with God grow.

 

 

St. Luke’s offers 3 different group types:

SERMON STUDIES

Sermon Studies are groups that meet for the duration of a St. Luke’s sermon series to discuss sermon subject/themes. These classes are open to everyone!

Current Sermon Series:            So… the Bible…

So…The Bible…is a sermon series that examines who the United Methodist Church and St. Luke’s approach biblical interpretation.  Join us for classes designed to allow participants to dig deeper and gain greater relationship and understanding of the Bible.

Sunday Studies

The Bible Says….What!?

Most of the disagreements we have about issues of faith and culture have to do with the differing ways we interpret scriptures as churches, denominations, and people.  Join our pastors Sunday evenings for dialogue and deeper learning.  Gather with fellow St. Lukers and special guests for a chance to wrestle with understanding God’s word.  Childcare available ONLY by reservation.

Wednesday Nights beginning August 22

Join us each Wednesday for St. Luke’s U programming for the whole family!  Activities begin after school for children at 3:30 pm and dinner begins at 5:30 pm! 

Join us…it’s where U become a disciple!  Get more information at st.lukes.org/wednesday

 

Disciple I Fast Track                                                            Cost: $30

Fully engage with the entire biblical text in this bestselling Bible study!  Join Pastor Jenn for 12 weeks of Old Testament Study this fall and 12 week of New Testament Study in Spring 2019!

Each day, participants will focus on 3-5 chapters and weekly sessions will provide insight to the week’s reading selections.

Great choice for new believers and those seeking connection to the Bible.

Meets Wednesdays, 7-8:30 pm in Founder’s Hall Distance Learning Classroom

 

The Bible in 12 Words                                                           Cost: $5

Did you enjoy Pastor Bill’s overview of the Bible in worship this summer? Join him this fall as he goes deeper with his signature Bible study series.

Participants will learn the order, history, theology, and unity of the Bible’s message from Genesis to Revelation, one key word at a time.

Great choice for Biblical novices and veterans alike; no matter if you are familiar with the Bible or this is your first time reading scripture, you will learn and enjoy this new way to study the Bible.

Wednesdays beginning August 22, 2018, 7:00-8:30 p.m. in The Attic 

 

Thursdays beginning August 23, 2018, 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. in The Attic    

 

Tough Texts: What the Bible Says about Homosexuality                                                                                                       Cost: $15

As we study the Bible we sometimes find tough verses, chapters, or references that challenge the ways we understand God.  Join Pastor Jad and St. Luker Alice Williams as they discuss the tough biblical texts surrounding homosexuality.

Participants will use the Wesleyan quadrilateral of scripture, reason, tradition, and experience to focus on what tough texts are saying to us as believers.

Great choice for those seeking to learn more about Wesleyan biblical interpretation and those who want to learn more about the Bible.

Meets Wednesdays, 7-830 in Founder’s Hall Smart Classroom

 

young*ish adults: Learning to Study the Bible          Cost: $10

Often the most discouraging thing about the Bible is knowing where to start!  Join St. Lukers Daniel and Jeni Roop as they discover the foundational tools needed to understand the Bible.

Participants will learn about the biblical genres, historical contexts, and how to use study bibles, maps, and commentaries.  Each session invites you to explore your Bible, apply, practice, and reflect as you learn more about the Bible and strengthen your relationship with God.

Great choice for young*ish adults seeking community for learning and fellowship, those seeking to gain more comfort with reading the Bible regularly, and new believers.

Meets Wednesdays, 7-830 in Building C, Room 200

 

Take pArt: Animate the Bible                                           Cost: $15

Who says delving into the Bible had to be boring?!  Join Connect Ministry Leaders Liz Vasquez and Denise Leonard on a creative journey to learn more about the Bible.

 Participants are invited to consider their ideas with thought provoking ideas, beautiful illustrations with invitations to write, sketch, and reflect on what they know and don’t know about the Bible.  Sessions explore the Gospels, genre, and interpretation of the Bible in new and creative ways.

Great choice for those passionate about creative expression (writing, poetry, drawing) and those looking for new ways to connect with the Bible.

Meets Wednesdays, 7-830 in Building C, Room 204

       

Sundays beginning August 19

Genesis to Revelation: Corinthians, Galatians, and Ephesians                                                                               Cost: $10

Explore Paul’s letters to the early church.  Join St. Luker Bobby Cox for discussion about worship, open-hearted sharing, and the divine plan.

Participants are invited to examine verse-by-verse what the Bible says, what it means, and how it relates to their life.  Each sessions brings selected passages to life by providing context for ancient customs, location and geography, and the meanings of words.

Great choice for those seeking deeper, comprehensive study.

Meets Sundays, 930-1030 in Building C, Room 208

Disciple I Fast Track                                                            Cost: $30

Fully engage with the entire biblical text in this bestselling Bible study!  Join St. Luker Sandra Stine for 12 weeks of Old Testament Study this fall and 12 week of New Testament Study in Spring 2019!

Each day, participants will focus on 3-5 chapters and weekly sessions will provide insight to the week’s reading selections.

Great choice for new believers and those seeking connection to the Bible.

Meets Sundays, 10:45-12:30 pm in Building C, Room 201

GROUP STUDIES

Groups Studies meet to study a specific curriculum, book of the bible, or other material outside of the themes of the sermon series.
This includes classes such as Disciple, Dave Ramsay’s Financial Peace University (FPU) and Legacy, and Christian Believer.

Financial Peace University coming September 2018!!

Christian Believer                                                                Cost: $45

Often the rituals of our faith become habit and become actions we perform mindlessly by rote.  Join St. Luker Gary Danner for a 30 week study focusing on classical Christian faith teachings using words, symbols, and cherished hymns.

Participants are encouraged to pray and examine scripture and readings daily.  Each session encourages understanding and interpretation of the symbolism, hymns, and language of Christianity.

Great choice for new believers, those seeking a deeper understanding of Christian hymns and creeds, and those seeking deeper connection to worship.

Meets Sundays beginning August 19, 2018, 9:30-10:30 a.m. in Building C, Room 200

 

Life Lessons from Philippians                                                                 Cost: $10

Join Pastor David for 8 weeks of questions, inspirational stories, times of reflection and study from Max Lucado’s bestselling books.

Participants will journey through Paul’s letter to the church at Philippi seeking lessons that can be applied to 21st century life.

Great choice for those seeking time to reflect and apply the Bible’s lessons to their life and those seeking more understanding of Paul’s messages to the early church.

Meets Thursdays beginning September 27, 2018, 10:30 a.m. -12:00 p.m. in Building C, Room 204

 

Morning Edition: Believe                                                   Cost: $15

Experience a unique spiritual growth journey to think, act, and be more like Jesus.  Join St. Luker Joline Krolicki on a 30-week journey through the key beliefs of Christianity, practices of a follower of Christ, and virtues of Christ.

Participants are encouraged to ask themselves: What do I believe?, What should I do?, and Who am I becoming?  What you believe drives how you live out the story of the Bible each day.

Great choice for those seeking practical ideas of how to live out their faith.

Meets Wednesdays beginning September 5, 2018, 8:00-9:30 a.m. in Building C, Room 204

Mom’s Connection: The Story                                          Cost: $15

Read the greatest love story ever told in chronological order.  Join St. Luker Jaylene Garau on the incredible journey of God’s love affair with humanity.

Participants are invited to be swept into the progression of the Bible’s characters and events in novel form!  Experience the story of God’s love for his children and how his grace is revealed through who he speaks to, how he acts, and the ultimate sacrifice of his son for us to experience his love for eternity.

Great choice for women seeking fellowship and community, those seeking to understand the timeline of the Bible, and those seeking a fresh look at the Bible.

Meets Thursdays beginning August 23, 2018, 10:00-11:30 a.m. in Founder’s Hall, Distance Learning Classroom

Tuesday Studies

Contemplative Way
Centering/silent prayer and Lectio Divina study group.   A group of men and women that join together to practice prayer and study scripture. We meet at 9:30 AM for a gathering time and begin our centering/silent prayer time at 10:00 AM followed by Lectio Divina.  Our meeting is open to anyone wishing to join and experience this enriching prayer and scripture time. Meets in Building C, Special Events Dining Room

Thursday Studies

Sisters of Soul with Pastor Jenn
Welcome all women of all ages!  Join Pastor Jenn and the Sisters of the Soul!  New study begins this fall!

 Saturday Studies

Women of the Word with Bea Pederson
Join Bea Pederson as she leads a discussion between women walking through the Bible.  A time to share, learn, and explore the depth of God’s word.

COVENANT GROUPS

Covenant Groups are long term groups that choose to be together for all aspects of Christian life (worship, connect, grow, and serve).  These groups begin and end at the determination of its members. If you would like to start a covenant group,  contact Caryn Royer, for more information.

 

ADULT MINISTRY STAFF

                                                                       
Caryn L. Royer, Director of Adult Ministries
Email: croyer@st.lukes.org    
phone: 407.876.4991, ext. 296

Dr. William S Barnes, Teaching Pastor
Email: bbarnes@st.lukes.org
Phone: 407.876.4991, ext. 231

Danielle Cox, Administrator for the Grow Team
Email: dcox@st.lukes.org
phone: 407-876-4991, ext. 238

 

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