ADULT FAITH FORMATION

Every week adults from Peace Lutheran Church gather together to study the Bible, develop friendships, pursue wholeness, and share life experiences. Are you ready to join in? Learn more about a sampling of our groups and classes here, email office@peaceaustin.org to explore what may be your next steps. 

Sunday Opportunities

Community Connections on Sundays at 1:00 pm on Zoom. See the listings below for more about the weekly sessions or email us with any questions. The Zoom link is published in the weekly email.

Weekday Opportunities

Leveraging White Privilege in Spiritual Communities, a followup to our Dialogues on Race series, began in October and is continuing, facilitated Fatima Mann. We meet 6:30 – 8:00 pm on Tuesdays online.  Email us for the link or for more information.
 
Women’s Bible Study on the first Wednesday of each month at 9:30 am on ZoomAll women are welcome for Bible Study. Bring your Bible as we dive into God’s word through the study published in Gather, the ELCA women’s publication. See the weekly email for the link or email us.

 Community Connections Sessions

3/28/21 2 Peter

One of the traditional Lenten disciplines is reading scripture. For our Community Connections Bible Studies during Lent, we will turn our attention to some of the lesser-read, small books of the New Testament. Some of these are NOT included in the 3-year lectionary cycle, and some only appear for a month or so every three years. Perhaps there is a reason why these books get less attention, so let’s find out together!

These studies are discussion based and you can join them at any time and fully participate. So grab your favorite beverage and join us at 1:00 PM on Zoom or Facebook.

Each session will begin with readings of each passage to study followed by a time to reflect. Then we will explore the passages, think about how each passage relates to our lives, and consider how we can apply these insights to our lives in the coming days or weeks.


3/14/21 Jude

One of the traditional Lenten disciplines is reading scripture. For our Community Connections Bible Studies during Lent, we will turn our attention to some of the lesser-read, small books of the New Testament. Some of these are NOT included in the 3-year lectionary cycle, and some only appear for a month or so every three years. Perhaps there is a reason why these books get less attention, so let’s find out together!

These studies are discussion based and you can join them at any time and fully participate. So grab your favorite beverage and join us at 1:00 PM on Zoom or Facebook.

Each session will begin with readings of each passage to study followed by a time to reflect. Then we will explore the passages, think about how each passage relates to our lives, and consider how we can apply these insights to our lives in the coming days or weeks.


3/7/21 Titus

One of the traditional Lenten disciplines is reading scripture. For our Community Connections Bible Studies during Lent, we will turn our attention to some of the lesser-read, small books of the New Testament. Some of these are NOT included in the 3-year lectionary cycle, and some only appear for a month or so every three years. Perhaps there is a reason why these books get less attention, so let’s find out together!

These studies are discussion based and you can join them at any time and fully participate. So grab your favorite beverage and join us at 1:00 PM on Zoom or Facebook.

Each session will begin with readings of each passage to study followed by a time to reflect. Then we will explore the passages, think about how each passage relates to our lives, and consider how we can apply these insights to our lives in the coming days or weeks.


2/28/21 Philemon

One of the traditional Lenten disciplines is reading scripture. For our Community Connections Bible Studies during Lent, we will turn our attention to some of the lesser-read, small books of the New Testament. Some of these are NOT included in the 3-year lectionary cycle, and some only appear for a month or so every three years. Perhaps there is a reason why these books get less attention, so let’s find out together!

These studies are discussion based and you can join them at any time and fully participate. So grab your favorite beverage and join us at 1:00 PM on Zoom or Facebook.

Each session will begin with readings of each passage to study followed by a time to reflect. Then we will explore the passages, think about how each passage relates to our lives, and consider how we can apply these insights to our lives in the coming days or weeks.


2/21/21 2 Thess.

One of the traditional Lenten disciplines is reading scripture. For our Community Connections Bible Studies during Lent, we will turn our attention to some of the lesser-read, small books of the New Testament. Some of these are NOT included in the 3-year lectionary cycle, and some only appear for a month or so every three years. Perhaps there is a reason why these books get less attention, so let’s find out together!

These studies are discussion based and you can join them at any time and fully participate. So grab your favorite beverage and join us at 1:00 PM on Zoom or Facebook.

Each session will begin with readings of each passage to study followed by a time to reflect. Then we will explore the passages, think about how each passage relates to our lives, and consider how we can apply these insights to our lives in the coming days or weeks.


2/14/21 Romans

Continuing the study of Romans. Paul’s letter to the Romans is near and dear to the heart of most Lutherans because it is here that Paul most clearly states our understanding of the gospel and grace. We will continue with Chapters 5 and 6. These studies are discussion based and you can join them at any time and fully participate. So grab your favorite beverage and join us on Zoom or Facebook Live at 1:00 PM.


2/7/21 Astro photo graphy

Presented by Bob Van Gulick:  Astrophotography of the heavens has been a passion of mine for many years, but now I have discovered a new software package to really make my pictures pop. It’s called PixInsight, a very advanced and complex astro photo tool. We will go through a simple processing session and then look at some of the images I have processed with PixInsight. Join us on Zoom or Facebook Live at 1:00 PM.


1/31/21 Romans

Continuing the study of Romans. Paul’s letter to the Romans is near and dear to the heart of most Lutherans because it is here that Paul most clearly states our understanding of the gospel and grace. We will cover Chapters 1, 2 & 3 and continue with the rest of Chapter 5. These studies are discussion based and you can join them at any time and fully participate. So grab your favorite beverage and join us on Zoom or Facebook Live at 1:00 PM.


1/24/21 Romans

Continuing the study of Romans. Paul’s letter to the Romans is near and dear to the heart of most Lutherans because it is here that Paul most clearly states our understanding of the gospel and grace. We will cover Chapters 1, 2 & 3 and continue with the rest of Chapter 5. These studies are discussion based and you can join them at any time and fully participate. So grab your favorite beverage and join us on Zoom or Facebook Live at 1:00 PM.


1/17/21 Legacy Gifts

Lutheran Foundation of the Southwest provides a regional gift planner for the members and congregations of the Southwestern Texas Synod. Our congregation has the advantage of a full-time gift planner who can meet with individuals for a custom designed plan. Our synod’s senior gift planner, Deacon John Dellis, can help with planning for legacy gifts for family and loved ones and also the ministries of our church and other non-profit organizations.

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1/10/21 Romans

On January 10, 24 and 31 we will continue our study of Romans that began in December. Paul’s letter to the Romans is near and dear to the heart of most Lutherans because it is here that Paul most clearly states our understanding of the gospel and grace. We will cover Chapters 1, 2 & 3 and continue with the rest of Chapter 5. These studies are discussion based and you can join them at any time and fully participate. So grab your favorite beverage and join us on Zoom or Facebook Live at 1:00 PM.


12/20/20 Romans

Romans 5:1-11
Advent is often associated with waiting, but not just waiting, waiting with hope. Paul’s letter to the Roman 1 – 3 begins with one of the clearest arguments and statements of grace in the New Testament. And the fruit of this grace is hope. Join us as we study the foundation of our hope during advent by studying Romans 4 and 5.