Grow: “Grow in grace and knowledge” 2 Peter 3:18
St. Luke’s provides opportunities for worship and spiritual growth that helps develop mature disciples of Jesus Christ. We provide opportunities for individual growth and both small and large group spiritual formation Bible studies for children, youth, and adults. These ministries will encompass the total person: body, mind, and spirit.
“Growth Groups” are places where Christians gather to study, pray, and engage in respectful, challenging conversation in order to be formed more in the image of Jesus. These are groups of various sizes and that are on-going, long-term, or short-term. They can be Bible study groups, book study groups, or utilize a DVD series for discussion. Registration is requested but not required unless specifically noted in the descriptions below
Wednesday Night Dinners
Join your family for fellowship at dinner starting at 5:15 p.m. and ending at 6:15 p.m. We will nourish your stomachs before we fill your spirits with various small group classes for adults or programming for children and youth.
Dinners are by reservation only and cost is $6.00 per adult (13 and up) and $5.00 per child (ages 4 to 12). All reservations need to be made by 12 noon on the Monday of the week you will be attending.
Dinner Menu for the next 2 weeks
March 8 – Click Here
- Not Your Mother’s Lasagna
- Mixed Veggies
- Arugula Spinach Salad
- Bread Sticks
- Ice Cream
March 15 – Click Here
- Mac and Cheese and Broccoli
- Garden Green Cranberry Vinaigrette Salad
- Garlic Knots
- Lemon Square
Make your reservation for dinner now! need to be made by 12 noon on the Monday of the week you will be attending. Click here to register.
Children Growth Groups
Sunday School class rooms have been collecting travel size shampoo, soaps and other toiletry items. Now see what happens in the next step of this mission project! Come as a family to Clean the World on February 25th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and participate in a project together. Children must be at least 8 years old. Wear closed toed shoes. Join together to give families and children around the world a start for good health. Click here to register.
LEC Family Retreats
It’s time to make your 2017 family plans!
Registration is now open for all our 2017 LECFamily retreats!
2017 was a record-breaking year for all of our programs, so you will definitely want to make your plans EARLY this year to ensure you’ll have a spot at the family retreat of your choice.
Dates and registration links are now available at www.LECFamily.org so don’t wait! Claim your family’s faith and fun time for 2017 now.
Questions? You can always email us at info@LECFamily.org for more information!
Want to share these amazing experiences with others in your church? Let us know, and we can send you brochures to share with family and friends!
Youth Growth Groups
MERGE (5th and 6th grade):
Merge is a collaborative ministry between Youth and Children and Family Ministries . The class consists of games and activities that connect scripture with everyday living. Meet in the Attic of Building C from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Email Zac Burke for more information.
7th and 8th Grade Bible Study:
Grow deeper in the Bible with your fellow students. Meet in Building C Room 205-207 from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Email Zac Burke for more information.
HIGH SCHOOL (9th through 12th grade): Build a stronger faith connection. Meet in Building C Room 204-206 from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Contact Caryn Royer for more information.
EXODUS CIVIL RIGHT TOUR
This spring break, March 17-21, we will have an intergenerational experience called Exodus: A Civil Rights Journey that will challenge participants to view themselves as world-changers and explore what injustice God is calling them to change in our city, state, country, and world.
From March 17-21, we will follow in the footsteps of the American Civil Rights Movement–from Kelly Ingram Park in Birmingham, AL where children were sprayed with hoses by the police to Selma, AL where will walk across the iconic Edmund Pettus Bridge that launched the movement to Montgomery, AL and the steps of the capitol building where Gov. George Wallace stood against Dr. King and many years later admitted his fault, and finally to Atlanta, GA where will visit the Center for Civil and Human Rights to examine how this movement has shaped and changed how we all view our rights. Click here to register.
The Gospel of John is the most deeply spiritual of the four gospels. This writing is filled with rich images and profound truths, but John notes that his aim in writing the gospel is that readers will not only believe in Jesus Christ, but that they “may have life in his name.”
Adults can experience a season of spiritual growth and life-changing renewal in Adam Hamilton’s six-week, DVD-series, John: The Gospel of Light and Life. You’ll follow the life, ministry, death, and resurrection of Jesus through the Gospel of John and understand the context of some of the best-known verses in the New Testament.
Wednesdays from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Building C, Room 204. Click here to register.
Sundays from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Building C, SEDR. Click here to register.
Adult Growth Groups
Adult Ministry GROWTH GROUPS
All St. Luke’s adults are encouraged to grow in their faith and in their relationship with God and others by joining a GROWTH group. Our Bible studies use scripture as our central place of authority recognizing the importance of experience, knowledge and tradition in biblical interpretation. You are invited to gather for study, prayer, and respectful, challenging conversation in a safe space where St Lukers grow in faith and community. No matter where you are on your journey, there is a group for you!
“Where is God calling me to Grow at this time?”
Project Connect: Membership class where you learn more about Christianity, The Methodist Church, St. Luke’s and God’s call for your life. For more information, contact Amy Winslow at firstname.lastname@example.org or 407.876.4881, ext. 297.
Foundational classes introducing basic concepts
of Christian faith and practice.
Who is My Neighbor? Learning Spanish as a Church: Learn to be a welcoming church to our Spanish-speaking members of the congregation in this 8-week class. Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. Building C,Room205. Click here to register.
Mom Connection: A Bible study and fellowship group for moms of all ages. Why by Adam Hamilton Starts January 5, followed by Lysa Terkuerst’s “Am I Messing Up My Kids”? February 2, Thursdays at 9:15 a.m. in Building C, Room 208. Click here to register.
The Bible in Twelve Words: This course will introduce an approach to the Bible’s order, history, and theological themes based on 12 easy to understand words. The course is useful for any person seeking to read and understand the scriptures, but is also helpful for those persons seeking to teach an overview of the Bible. Thursdays at 6:00 p.m. Building B, Room 209 (Choir Room) Click here to register.
Topic-specific classes that move beyond foundational concepts to deepen understanding faith and/or practice
Shalom Sessions: Join our pastors as St. Luke’s embarks of the journey to move beyond acceptance and welcome to begin the work of creating sacred space to hear one another share personal life experiences and their journey with God to build us into a diverse but united community of faith. Sundays at 4:00 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. Click here to register.
Disciple 2 Into the Word, Into the World A 32-week Bible study of Genesis-Exodus and Luke-Acts. Sundays at 10:45 a.m. in Building C, Special Events Dining Room. Click here to register.
Disciple 4 Under the Tree of Life A 32-week Bible study of the Writings (Old Testament books not in the Torah or the Prophets), the Gospel of John, and Revelation. Sundays at 11:00 p.m. in Building C, Front Office Conference Room. Click here to register.
Living the Questions: Is a study for people of faith who are in the midst of a life-long conversation about the mysteries of faith and life. Topics include creation, lives of Jesus, Paul and his passion for Christ and other challenges facing progressive Christians. Sundays at 11:00 a.m. Building C, Room 200. Click here to register.
Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis. The Beloved Classic on What All Christians Believe. This is one of the most popular introductions to Christian faith ever written. Rejecting the boundaries that divide Christianity’s many denominations, Lewis provides an unequaled opportunity for believers and nonbelievers alike to hear a powerful, rational case for the Christian faith.Required Reading: Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis and study guide. Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. Click here to register. Building C, SEDR.
Sabbath Revisited: The Me I want To Be,will help you discover spiritual vitality like never before as you learn to live in the flow of the spirit. Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. in Building C, Room 204. Click here to register.
Young Adults: Connect for fellowship and spiritual exploration with Pastor Corey. For adults 19 to 35. Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. Building C, Room 200. Click here to register.
Covenant-like groups with ongoing accountability to one another and deep spiritual formation
“The Shack” – Women’s and Men’s Book Studies
See the movie premiere with St. Lukers at West Orange Cinema in Ocoee, on Thursday, March 2 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets cost $8.00 each and may be purchased online and at church on Sundays or at the church office in Building C during the week. Please purchase your tickets soon as we have a limited number of tickets.
After seeing the movie, consider joining a five-week women’s or men’s book study on “The Shack” beginning Thursday, March 9 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Pastor Jenn will lead a women’s book study and Pastor Jad will lead a men’s book study to allow men and women to have some safe space to share and grow together through conversation and learning. Take a deep dive into personal issues of grief, healing, forgiveness and understanding of our relationship with the Triune God. Email the Care office or call 407.876.4991 ext. 262 with any questions.
Click here to register for Pastor Jenn’s women’s book study.
Click here to register for Pastor Jad’s men’s book study
Connections: All adults welcome to join the study, What’s so Amazing About Grace? By Max Lucado. Sundays at 9:30 a.m. Building C, Office Conference Room
Contemplative Way: A group of men and women who join together for centering/silent prayer, Bible study and Lectio Divina using The Wisdom of Jesus by Cynthia Bourgeault . Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. in building C SEDR.
Discovery Class: A welcoming, supportive women’s group gathers weekly for prayer, Bible study and fellowship.Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. in Building C, SEDR.
Emmaus Prayer Group: Walk to Emmaus reunion group meets for accountability, devotions and communion. All welcome. Fridays at 8:45 a.m. in Building C – Special Events Dining Room
Mom Connection: A Bible study and fellowship group for moms of all ages. Thursdays at 9:15 a.m. in Building C, Room 208. Click here to register
Morning Edition: Start your day centered and supported in this loving women’s Bible study. Studying The Good and the Beautiful God,Wednesdays at 8:00 a.m. in Building C, Room 200.
New Directions: Our love of God and desire to continue in Bible study to learn and strengthen our faith is the thread that weaves us together. Studying the Genesis. Sundays at 9:30 a.m. in Building C,Room 208
Pathways: Deepen your relationship with God using God’s Word and leading of the Holy Spirit through Bible study. Studying Namesake. Sundays at 9:30 a.m. in Building C, Room 200
Plugged In: Join this group of adults in Bible study and care for one another. Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m. in Building C, Room 208. Click here to register.
Single Servings: Bible study and fellowship for singles to come together and experience intimacy with God. This will be an authentic loving community of renewal, healing, empowerment, inspiration, encouragement and transformation to lives worthy and pleasing to the Lord. For single adults 40+ Sundays at 11:00 a.m. in Building C, Room 204. Click here to register.
Soul Mates: Lively discussion about the faith of couples and the keys to a loving and sacred relationship in this more than a Bible study. For couples in their 20s , 30s and 40s. Sundays at 11:00 a.m. in Building C, Room 208
Thursday Morning Men’s Bible Study: All men are welcome for study and fellowship meeting at the Bay Hill Club. Thursdays at 7:00 a.m
Thursday Morning Women’s Bible Study: Join this women’s group to study and connect with friends. For women 35+. Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. in Building B, Room 218. Click here to register.
Visit the My St. Luke’s site to sign-up for our current small groups.