LIFELONG LEARNING

Lifelong learning at Trinity is interactive, challenging and fun. Through a wide variety of classes, groups, and experiences, you can explore your questions, gain confidence in what you believe, and integrate your beliefs into your life. Scroll and read through these classes to find the experiences that best meet your needs and interests at this point in your spiritual journey. We would love to know your plans, so please register by clicking on the link below.

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Building your Personal Theology: God*
Two options:

Tue., Sept. 21, 28, Oct. 5, 12 - 9:30-11:30 a.m. or
Tue., Sept. 21, 28, Oct. 5, 12 - 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Trinity Garden Room; Cost: $30

From a pocket knife in the past to an iPhone today, we all have ordinary, everyday, dependable things that make our lives better. Having a good, workable theology is also one of those things. Come put together the pieces of your theology. Through conversation, creative reflection and connection to God, join us in building your personal theology. 

*This class is the prerequisite for all other classes in the Building your Personal Theology series. 
Register online now.


Building your Personal Theology: Bible

Tuesdays, Oct. 26, Nov. 9 & 16, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Location TBD; Cost $20

The Bible informs your personal theology, but you also have beliefs about the Bible itself. What is it? Where did it come from?  How does it relate to your everyday life? How does it reveal God? What is its core message? In this class you will have the chance to explore your core beliefs about the Bible. Through conversation, creative reflection and connection to God, join us in building your personal theology about the Bible.

Completion of Building your Personal Theology: God is a prerequisite for participation in this class.

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Theological coaching

Pastor Siri Erickson is available for individual coaching to help you explore questions as you build your personal theology.

Please contact Pastor Siri via email to make an appointment







Bible Studies



Making Sense of Scripture: Big Questions about the Book of Faith

Sun., Sept. 26; Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; Nov. 7
Two options:
9-10 am – 108B - Cancelled
10:30-11:30 am – Garden Room
Cost: $15
Have you ever had a question about the Bible or wondered how to make sense of this amazing and complicated book? Have you ever thought you should read more of the Bible but didn’t know how or where to begin? Have you ever been afraid to join a Bible study or lead a group at church because you think you don’t know enough about the Bible? Making Sense of Scripture invites you to bring all your questions and to enter into a conversation about the Bible: where it came from, what it is and isn’t, and how it functions in our lives today. No experience with the Bible is necessary and no question is a dumb question! Some reading is required between classes.
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Led by Pastor Siri Erickson. Email Siri


What Happens When God Speaks and No One Listens? 

Sat., Oct. 16, 23, 30; Nov. 6, 13, 20
9-10:30 am – Living Room
Come join this engaging study of major league minor prophets: Amos, Joel, Hosea, and Micah
Led by Rev. Steve Hokonson. Email Steve


Bible Study with Pastor Kris
Wednesdays, Sept. 15 – Dec. 15
9:30-10:30 am – Garden Room
Exploring the life and teachings of Jesus with others can be fun, engaging and life-giving. Together we will explore the biblical stories of how Jesus called, loved, and taught ordinary people, transforming them into extraordinary disciples. As we delve into Jesus’ interaction with his disciples, we will also look at the disciples’ response to Jesus. Sometimes the disciples were slow to catch on to who Jesus was and what he was about and at other times there was no stopping them. Through conversations about the transformation of Jesus’ disciples, we will look at how Jesus calls, loves, teaches and transforms us from ordinary people into extraordinary disciples. Led by Pastor Kris Linner. Email Kris.

Monday Evening Bible Study
Mondays, Sept. 13 – Dec. 13
7-8:30 pm – Living Library
Led by Diane Sauers, 430-3423

Tuesday Morning Women’s Bible Study
Tuesdays, Sept. 14, 21, 28; Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26; Nov. 2, 9, 16, 30; Dec. 7, 14
8:30-10:30 am – Room 108B
We are studying Kathleen Urtel Johnson’s Bible study entitled Whole Bible, Whole Life. We start our study with prayer requests, and we pray for all these people at the end of our time together. We read all of the study and Bible readings in class, so we have no homework, and anyone is invited to come as they are able. We are always open to new members. Also, our group has traditionally provided most of the food at the snack table for the Lutefisk Dinner, and most members work at the dinner as well. Led by Lynn Schurrer, 430-1632. Email Lynn

NEW!  Men’s Early Morning Bible Study
Wednesdays (about every other week)
6:30-8 am
Trinity’s Office Conference Room
Cost: $8 for Galatians study materials
Join other men for thoughtful conversations about faith and life as we study the book of Galatians. Bring your Bible, we’ll have the coffee brewing. Contact Mike Johnson for meeting dates and study materials. Email Mike.



 



Everyone is a theologian and every Christian congregation has a theological identity. The Theology Project equips people for the work of theological reflection, inspires theological conversations and builds Trinity’s congregational theology. To learn more, please visit the Theology Project.


God statement conversations
We are in the process of finishing the series of congregational conversations about the God statement. To read the God statement and leave your comments, please click here.


Jesus statement conversations
This fall, join the conversation about Jesus. The comment period for Trinity’s Jesus statement is Oct. 1-Dec. 31, 2010. To read the Jesus statement and leave your comments, please click here.


To invite Pastor Siri Erickson to join your group or team for a conversation about the Jesus statement, please contact Pastor Siri  via email.



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