Trinity Bible Studies

SIGN UP NOW for Ongoing and New Virtual Bible Study, Book Clubs, Video Studies & Discussion Groups

Groups are listed below and are open to all. Let us know which you’d like to be involved in! More groups can be added based on topics meaningful to you, and we can schedule groups on lunch hours or in the evening after work is done/kids are in bed/families fed… whatever works best for those interested. Groups can start with as few as TWO participants and grow from there! Open to church, CDC, guests, friends, neighbors and strangers. All are welcome to connect, learn and grow! If you don’t see something that you’re looking for let us know and we’ll find something in your area of interest. And if you’re new to virtual meetings, don’t worry, it’s not complicated, and we can walk you through the process. You’ll be a pro in no time. Reach out to Trinity’s Ministry and Communications Coordinator, Chanda Gillenwater, at Chanda.Gillenwater@TrinityDowntown.com or 407-490-7339 (text or call).

Online Group Options

 

Sunday Morning Adult Study Group – Ongoing

Studying the scriptures based on the Lectionary reading assignments.  Zoom meetings.  For zoom meeting invitation contact Gregg at gyawman@instetag.com

 

Wednesday Connection & Prayer Group (morning and afternoon options)

Connect and pray for one another, our community, and the world.  Zoom meetings.  For zoom invitation contact Pastor Doug at doug.kallesen@trinitydowntown.com 

 

Tuesdays at 10am – Joining Jesus On His Mission – August 18-September 22

Have you ever tried to explain why you pray about things that concern you? Have you tried to describe to someone who Jesus is to you? Have you ever tried to explain how your spiritual development has had an impact on your parenting choices or your finances or career….. but you just couldn’t find the right words to make it happen? This book study is a great opportunity to learn about how to have these conversations, in every day circumstances, with people who are put in your path as a regular course of your day. Talking about who you are in Christ and what you believe can be a huge gift you give to others, and is a very important part of being a disciple of Christ. Join us to learn more and have some great discussions!

This is a six week book study series on how to be an EVERYDAY MISSIONARY lead by Pastor Doug Kallesen, Trinity’s Senior Pastor. Please purchase the book on your own in advance. First meeting on August 18 will cover chapters 1-2. Each week there will be another weekly reading assignment and on Tuesdays at 10am the group will come together for discussion via Zoom meeting – link will be shared via email each week so please contact us at TLC@TrinityDowntown.com to share your contact info and indicate you’ll be participating. Thanks!!
All are welcome. Please invite/share with others.
Joining Jesus on His Mission will alter the way you see your life as a follower of Jesus and take you beyond living your life for Jesus to living life with Jesus. Simple, powerful and applicable insights show you how to be on mission and recognize where Jesus is already at work in your neighborhoods, workplaces and schools. You will feel both relief and hope. You may even hear yourself say, “I can do this ” as you start responding to the everyday opportunities Jesus is placing in your path. 

 

Joining Jesus on His Mission – How to Be An Everyday Missionary by Greg Finke. Joining Jesus on His Mission will alter the way you see your life as a follower of Jesus and take you beyond living your life for Jesus to living life with Jesus. Simple, powerful and applicable insights show you how to be on mission and recognize where Jesus is already at work in your neighborhoods, workplaces and schools. You will feel both relief and hope. You may even hear yourself say, “I can do this ” as you start responding to the everyday opportunities Jesus is placing in your path.

 

 

Begins the week of AUGUST 24

One Nation under God: Healing Racial Divides in America

(Adults, discussion lead by Alina Davis, weekly reading assignements, 6-weeks, reading materials will be provided)

We are a nation divided. This division stems from a lack of communication, empathy, and understanding. Author Rev. B. Keith Haney, an African American LCMS pastor, encourages everyone to seek answers to racial tensions in the only place where truth and peace can be found—God’s Word. Healing must begin with Jesus. In this six-session study, you’ll openly communicate and begin the healing process. Let’s be a nation united—united under God. “The study is dangerous and risky. It will demand open and honest conversation. . . . The study will likely make a predominately white-Missouri synod feel discomfort as we talk about prejudice, discrimination, hatred, diversity, and divisions. So be it.”—Rev. Bart Day, Executive Director of National Mission for the LCMS

 

 

FUTURE GROUPS – SIGN UP NOW

  • IMMERSE-Kingdoms — Beings the week of Sept 27 (Multiple groups TBA)  Immerse: Kingdoms is the third of six volumes in Immerse: The Bible Reading Experience. Kingdoms presents a new and unique journey through the story of Israel from the time of its conquest of Canaan (Joshua) through its struggle to settle the land (Judges, Ruth) and the establishment of Israel’s kingdom, which ends in a forced exile (Samuel–Kings). The nation of Israel, commissioned to be God’s light to the nations, falls to division and then foreign conquest for rejecting God’s rule.
  • Surrendered – Letting Go & Living Like Jesus, by Barb Roose (Women’s STUDY, Teaching led by author via video, daily study assignments in Study book, 6 weeks long.) Are you disappointed by unchanging circumstances? Perhaps you’ve heard the phrase, “Let go and let God,” which suggests that surrender is God’s path for peace for your life. It may be true, but it’s easier said than done, isn’t it? In this six-week Bible study, you’ll learn how to let go by exploring Jesus’ time of testing in the wilderness. As you look to his example, you’ll discover six principles that will equip you to let God lead you to victory as you deal with the problems and pain you are facing. Along the way, you’ll compare Jesus’ responses to those of the Israelites, who also faced a long wilderness season centuries earlier. This study will equip you to give up control, reach for God, let go of fear, and experience the blessings of the surrendered life. It’s possible to let go and live like Jesus and the result is experiencing God’s power and peace as never before.Resources Available: Leader Guide, Study Workbook, Six-Session Teaching videos online.
  • Anxious for Nothing – Finding Calm in a Chaotic World by Max Lucado, (Men & Women/separate or coed, Author led teaching on video, five session study guide required) Do you feel weighed down with worry? Does the uncertainty and chaos of life keep you up at night? Are irrational fears your constant companion? Could you use some calm? In this five-session video Bible study, bestselling author Max Lucado explores God’s treatment plan for anxiety found in the most underlined verse in the Bible, Philippians 4:6-7: Be anxious for nothing, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. As you follow the Biblical prescription – celebrating God”s goodness, asking for his help, leaving your concerns with him, and meditating on good things – you will experience God’s peace. This is a peace that “transcends all understanding” and will help you reframe the way you look at your fears.With the heart of a pastor and his poetic storytelling and homespun humor, Max will help you:*Let God help you win the war on worry and receive the lasting peace of Christ.*Recognize the difference between present anxiety and persistent anxiety. *Find true freedom and experience more joy, clarity, physical renewal, and contentment by the power of the Holy Spirit. *Train yourself to rejoice in all circumstances. *Discover the secret of remaining calm when you feel you have more than you can handle. *Know how to encourage a friend and help them navigate anxiety and fear with real help from God’s Word.
  • Revolutionary Parenting -How to Raise Spiritual Champions by George Barna (Parents, author lead via video, book needed, 8 sessions) As parents our deepest desire is to raise children who succeed in life. This is also our greatest challenge. How can we foster traits such as honesty, compassion, and dedication in young minds? How can we raise children who will love and serve God as adults? How can we develop future spiritual champions? The Revolutionary Parenting series will help you create a plan for your family to do just that. Drawn from a landmark study of Christian twentysomethings and the parents who raised them, these resources are designed to help you build a solid foundation of faith in your child. Revolutionary Parenting is an eight-week journey designed to help you create a parenting plan for your unique children. So whether you’re the parent of a newborn, a teenager, or any age in between, join the revolution and share a lasting legacy of faith with your children.

 

MESSIAH:

Completed Oct-Dec 2019

BEGINNINGS:

Completed Jan-April 2020

KINGDOMS:

Begins this Fall 2020

Immerse Small Group Studies are offered in multiple locations and at different times.  (You can also work through this study on your own.)  You can purchase the print or e-book MESSIAH HERE.  Host and Group Leader Resources, weekly videos, and daily audio messages can be found HERE.

Readings

Your Own Bible You can use your own Bible and follow along with the reading assignments

Immerse Book Orders can be made through Tyndale (print or Kindle) https://www.tyndale.com/p/immerse-messiah/9781496424136

Immerse Text  You can read the text on the Immerse website at no cost
https://www.paperturn-view.com/us/tyndale-bibles/immersemessiah-nlt?pid=MTM13813&v=1.2

Free Audio
Podcasts are available via Apple and Google podcasts, and readings can be streamed online from the website.  https://www.tyndale.com/p/immerse-messiah/9781496424136

To learn more, visit the Immerse Bible website.

Spritual Growth & Development

We recognize how important Christian Education is to your overall Spritual Development and Wellness.  Trinity Bible Sutdies are just one of many resourses.  If you don’t see something here that works for you, let us know!  We’ll help you find something that meets your needs and keeps you on a path of growth and development!  Contact us at TLC@TrinityDowntown.com.