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Orlando, FL 32819
407.876.4991
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 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 offer opportunities to help you deepen your faith and grow your relationship with God.

Your Week with St. Luke’s Podcast – On Demand:

Catch up on all previously recorded Sunday Night lectures and Office Hours Conversations with the pastors and special guests on your own time. New episodes drop on Mondays.

 

 

 

NEW Classes coming during Lent!

Love is the Way – Walk the path of love with one of the warmest, most beloved spiritual leaders of our time, and learn how to put faith into action. Join Pastor Jad on Wednesdays from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. during Lent (starting Feb 21) for this powerful study.

Wesleyan Way – How we live out our faith is directly tied to our core beliefs as a Methodist church in the Wesleyan theological tradition. If you didn’t grow up in this tradition, or if you never got a chance to dig deep with the “why” of who we are as a church, this class is going to be a great chance to get a thorough overview of the core beliefs about God, humanity and the church from a Wesleyan perspective. Join Pastor Melissa on Tuesdays or Wednesdays during Lent (starting Feb. 20 or 21) for this engaging discussion.

Sign up for Wesleyan Way ONLINE (Tuesdays from 7-8:30 p.m. starting February 20)

Sign up for Wesleyan Way in-person (Wednesdays from 6:30 – 8 p.m. starting February 21)

The Third Day: Living the Resurrection – In this book, Bishop Tom Berlin uses his gifts of storytelling and understanding the Scriptures to connect the reader to the experiences of several individuals around Jesus in his final days, focusing on new life and redemption rather than loss. Join Pastor Jenn on this journey Thursdays during Lent from 10-11 a.m. in the Distance Learning Room (BLC-210) starting Feb 15.

The Third Day: Living the Resurrection – Lunch & Learn online with Pastor Jenn! In this book, Bishop Tom Berlin uses his gifts of storytelling and understanding the Scriptures to connect the reader to the experiences of several individuals around Jesus in his final days, focusing on new life and redemption rather than loss. Join Pastor Jenn on this journey Thursdays during Lent from 12-1 p.m. on Zoom starting Feb 15.

Thursday Morning Men’s Group: All men are invited to join this virtual community for conversation, community, and prayer. During Lent, this group will be using a new book: The Third Day: Living the Resurrection (starting February 22). This Zoom group starts at 7:45 a.m. every Thursday.

Fierce Love – A healing antidote to our divisive culture, full of evocative storytelling, spiritual wisdom, and nine essential daily practices—by Jacqui Lewis, the first female, Black senior minister at the historic Collegiate Churches of New York. Join Pastor Jenn and the Sisters of the Soul for this powerful study every other Thursday from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. starting March 7.

NEW Lenten Life Together Groups

While Lent is a journey of individual self examination, you don’t have to do it alone! Join a new group during lent to walk this journey with others!

Lenten Life Together – Sundays: This group will meet in BLC-212 (the Smart Classroom above Founder’s Hall) at 10:45 a.m. starting February 18. Join us for worship at 9:30 a.m. and then make your way over. Don’t forget your donuts!

Lenten Life Together for Retired Women: This group will meet Tuesdays during Lent in BLC-212 (the Smart Classroom above Founder’s Hall) at 1:00 p.m. starting February 20. Grab a friend and join us for these engaging discussions!

Lenten Life Together – Thursdays: This group will meet Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. (locations will vary). The first meeting will be online on Thursday, February 15. Sign up to receive the zoom link!

Lenten Life Together – Fridays: This group will meet Fridays at 7:00 p.m. at the home of Linda Sibley & Dave Russell in Winter Garden starting February 23. Sign up to rsvp and to receive the address.

Join an ongoing Life Together Group anytime!

Sundays

New Directions (Retirees): Join this group of 50 to 80-somethings for Bible study, discussion, and fellowship. The New Directions class meets Sundays at 10:45 AM in B-201. Participants can also join by Zoom!

Single Servings (Single Adults): Join other adult singles for study, fellowship, and prayer each week in this ongoing small group. Participants can join at any time. Meet Sundays at 10:45 a.m.  in B-202. You can also join by Zoom.

Breathing Space: Join this group for community, discussion, and lectio divina Sundays evenings online.

Tuesdays

Retirees (online at 1:30 p.m.)
This online group of retirees meets weekly! Join us Tuesdays @ 1:30 p.m. on Zoom to be part of this safe place of acceptance and hospitality where everyone can LEARN God’s story and LIVE their stories together while being connected and cared for, growing spiritually, and being supported to LEAD faith-centered lives. Group will resume weekly meetings on Tuesday, September 12.

Wednesdays

Morning Edition – All women are invited to join this online group Wednesdays at 8:15 a.m. starting August 16. New book: What’s So Amazing About Grace by Phil Yancey. Sign up to receive zoom link.

Parenting Together

Join this group for fellowship and discussion with other parents after dropping off the kids for Wednesday night programming. We’ll meet in the Smart Classroom of the Barnes Learning Center (above Founder’s Hall) starting at 6:30 p.m.

Thursdays

Thursday Afternoon Women’s Bible Study (hybrid)

All women are invited to join this group. We meet weekly for discussion and connection following along with the church-wide study. Join us Thursdays at 1:00 p.m on campus or online.

Thursday evenings with friends 

Join this intergenerational group for fellowship, connection, and spiritual growth weekly on Zoom starting at 6:30 p.m. We meet once a month in person. New friends can join us anytime!

Couples (Thursday nights on Zoom)

Join other couples for weekly Bible Study and lots of laughs! We meet Thursdays on Zoom starting at 6:30 p.m.

 

 

Pints & Parables

This community meets monthly at Windermere Brewing Company on the fourth Thursday at 7:00 p.m.! Participants share in open discussion on matters o life in our world today, faith, philosophy, theology, and more. All are welcome! Email Pastor Jad Denmark with questions.

SPIRITUAL GIFTS

Spiritual Gifts are special abilities used for spiritual purposes. Of God’s design and grace, these gifts are bestowed upon us by the Holy Spirit according to God’s purpose for our lives. We each have talents that enable us to train in different fields. However, it is in the utilization of our spiritual gifts that we fulfill God’s purpose for us–in the church, in the community, and in the world. Identifying your spiritual gifts provides insight as to what you can do to achieve the most fulfillment in service.

Click here to take the Spiritual Gifts Assessment!

This assessment helps you discover and define the special abilities God has given you according to his spiritual purpose for your life.

Email Liz Vasquez, Director of Adult Discipleship & Evangelism, with questions on Spiritual Gifts.

WATCH PREVIOUSLY RECORDED CLASSES

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ADULT MINISTRY STAFF

                                                                       
Rev. Jad Denmark, Minister of Community Life & Grow Ministries
Email: jdenmark@st.lukes.org    
phone: 407.876.4991, ext. 237

Liz Vasquez, Director of Adult Discipleship & Evangelism
Email: evasquez@st.lukes.org
phone: 407-876-4991, ext. 216

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