Bible Studies

Bible study groups and classes resume starting September 18th, 2022! 

Please check the schedules of each group below. You are warmly welcome to visit and join any of the groups!

Being a part of a small group provides you with opportunities to be supported in your faith and encourage fellow believers in their walk with Jesus. By time your small group may become your family!

If you have any questions or other concerns, please don't hesitate to contact biblestudy@allsaints-lcms.com

BIBLE STUDY GROUPS on Sunday

Bible class on the background, context, and life application of the Gospel according to St. John. On Sunday mornings at 9:30am at the back of the sanctuary. Contact Pastor Emeritus Bob Porterfield.

‘Through the Bible’ is over 30 years old tradition in our church where the group reads through the Bible with insights from commentaries. Every Sunday at 9:30am. Contact Patrick Callahan.

Small group studying Acts and providing prayer support in the Library on Sundays at 9:30am. Contact Mohan Das.

Deborah's multigenerational women's bible study group meets at the Living Stone Center on Sundays from 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM studying through the "Women of the Bible". Contact Ebencilin Das.

High school youth group lead by Pastor Benjamin Dolby meets in the Living Stone Center on Sundays at 9:30am. Contact Pastor Dolby.

Sunday school in various age-appropriate groups meet at the Living Stone Center on Sundays at 9:15am studying D6 curriculum. Contact Paix Irigon sundayschool@allsaints-lcms.com

BIBLE STUDY GROUPS on weekdays

Duvall small group meets on Mondays at 7pm at Kuivalainen’s house studying “Grace / Truth” (Preston Sprinkle). Contact Marjaana Kuivalainen

Virtual small group meets via Zoom on Wednesdays at 6pm. Contact Elizabeth Surendranath

Women’s Bible Study “Lydias” meets Fridays at 10am IN THE CHURCH LIBRARY.  studying "The Prodigal Son". Contact Julia Sinclair

Saturday Bible study lead by Pastor Benjamin Dolby meets at the church at 9:30am starting October.  The first and third Saturday of the month studying Screwtape Letters (C.S. Lewis). The second Saturday of the month studying the Book of Concord (The letters, articles and doctrine of the Lutheran Church. 

Live stream weekly devotions with Pastor Dolby will start in October as well. Stay tuned for more info!

For current group leaders,

Thank you for your faithful service to the Lord through All Saints! You can find group leader resources provided by Pastor, Julia and Marjaana here: Bible Studies - All Saints Lutheran Church (LCMS) (360unite.com) Let us know if there's anything else we can do for you.

For those who consider starting a group,

Would you like to start your own Bible study group with the support of Pastor Dolby and other small group ministry leaders?

During Lent All Saints offers a church-wide Bible study. This is a perfect opportunity to start a small group of your own! We look forward to having several new groups start at that time around our area.

We can also help you start one during the year. We are happy to provide you with ideas on study materials and a basic 1-on-1 training on how to facilitate a group discussion. 

Let Pastor Dolby, Lay Deaconess Julia Sinclair, or Spiritual Gifts Coordinator Marjaana Kuivalainen know if you are interested!


Why be part of a Small Group Bible Study?

Ask yourself these questions:

How am I being spiritualy fed by God's Word? Just as we eat food each day to sustain our bodies, we need to also partiake of God's Word each day to feed ourselves spiritualy. (see Matthew 4:4)
How do I keep in touch with my church family? Being part of a small group keeps you in touch with your church famlly outside of the usual Sunday Service. 
What am I doing to tell others about Christs love and forgiveness? We can equip ourselves to share this good news naturaly when we take time to be in the Word each day. As we read our daily devotions we learn to live more like Jesus. His love for people will then pour out of us like living water. 

Called to be Ambassadors for Christ

In (2 Corinthians 5:20) we are told that we are to be ambassadors for Christ. By being in God's Word each day with a devotonal and being in community in a Small Group we are equipped and supported to become His ambassadors. 
Let the Lord work through you to bring His message of love and forgiveness to others! Share with others how God has worked in your life. Be in His word each day with a daily devotional and prayerfully consider attending a small group each week. You will be spiritualy fed and gain a connection to your church family.
Small Groups give us a deeper understanding of our faith and a stronger connection to others as we pray and support each other.

Being in God's Word

Our vision is that every person attending the All Saints Lutheran Church would also be a part of a Bible study group. We offer Bible study groups of different kinds both during the week and on Sunday. 

We provide two church-wide study sessions a year for you to study together with your family, friends and groups of believers. This year we did the Red Letter Challenge (by Zach Zehnder) during Lent.

The Bible study groups usually come together once a week in homes, at the church, or via screens to study God’s Word. The materials and structure for studying together is provided by the church but group leaders have a lot of freedom in how the group session will look like. In addition to studying, the groups also provide prayer support and fellowship. Studying the Word together is a perfect opportunity to learn to know God and fellow believers more deeply. It can be like a family that supports you in your faith walk and helps out at times of trouble.

To attend a Bible study you don’t have to be knowledgeable about the Bible – the whole point is to learn and grow together. This form of fellowship works for new and mature Christians alike.


Why study the Bible?

There can be no true and lasting life change apart from the Word of God. See the story of Lydia from Acts 16. She heard the Word and the Holy Spirit opened her heart to understand. After hearing Paul share the Gospel message, she received Christ as her Savior. Her faith was born through the hearing of the Word! Too often we allow the secular distractions of life to rob us of our time with God. Take time to be in His Word today! 

"In John 17, Jesus prayed for the disciples. He prayed for God to Sanctify the disciples, to set them apart for His service. How was this to happen? John 17:17 tells us: the truth, Gods very Word, would do it. The more we focus on biblical truth, the more it will work within us to make us fit for God's work."

 (D6 FUSION: Teaching guide P.34 - Righeousness -Sept.Oct.Nov. 2021)

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