Adult Study Groups


Continue your faith journey by joining a study group. 

What type of study group discussion would benefit your spiritual life today - reviewing current events, studying the scriptures? Are you looking for a Small Group? St. Mark's offers many options. 
Learn more about Study Groups below and sign-up or learn more about Small Groups.

Sunday Morning Groups

Open Doors, Open Ideas

9:40 AM  Open Doors, Open Ideas meets in room C. Join us in conversation about our faith in real life. We discuss current news issues from Wired Word and/or themes from Christian books and authors. All are welcome. Justin and Cathy Brinkman facilitates.


9:30 AM Venture targets retired people, age 65 and older, and enjoy guests who share about varied topics in room B.  They like to get started at 9:30 am on Sundays, so they have more time together!

Foundations & Friendships

9:40 AM Foundations & Friendships meets in room K. Join with others for discussion of our faith in real life. Discuss current news issues from Wired Word and/or themes from Christian books and authors. Doug Brown, John Flora and Joe Gorzalski facilitate.

Cutting Edge

9:40 AM This group meets in Room G-2 and reads and discusses the Bible following the Common Lectionary’s cycle.  The Word comes alive through the blessing of the Holy Spirit who participates in the group’s weekly discussions.  Steve Click facilitates.


11:00 AM Faith Journey meets in Room C and discusses a new topic of faith and life. Erica Seasor and Jonathan Barclay facilitate. All are welcome.


11:00 AM  Reel Spirituality watches a movie and then discusses the themes within our Christian perspectives in Room H.  Movies include SpotlightRisenThe Intern, and War Room.  All are welcome. Lydia and Terry F facilitate.  

The Reinhold Niebuhr Story by Jeremy L. Sabella

6:00–7:00 PM Sundays, 5 sessions, July 30-August 27, 2017
Reinhold Neibuhr (1892-1971) was an inner-city pastor, ethics professor, and author of the famous Serenity Prayer. In this companion volume to the documentary film by Martin Doblmeier on the life and influence of Reinhold Niebuhr, Sabella draws on an unprecedented set of exclusive interviews to explore how Niebuhr continues to compel minds and stir consciences in this century. Book cost is $15. All are welcome. 

Weekday Study Groups

Early Morning Bible Study

Wednesdays, 6:30-7:15 AM - September 6 to December 13
Genesis to Revelation:  The Minor Prophets by Gene Tucker 9/6-12/13
Book Cost $13, facilitated by Pastor Brian White. 

Pastor's Bible Study

Wednesdays, 9:30-10:45 AM  September 6 to December 13
Genesis to Revelation:  The Minor Prophets by Gene Tucker 9/6-12/13
Book Cost $13, facilitated by Pastor Brian White.

Restored by Tom Berlin

Wednesdays, July 19 – Aug 23, 2017, 9:30-11:30 AM
Using Scripture, stories, and personal affirmation, pastor and author Tom Berlin takes us on a journey from our own brokenness to redemption and restoration through Jesus. 6 sessions are: 1. This is a Real Mess; 2. Who Left This Mess?; 3.Bless This Mess; No Messing Around; 5. Address This Mess; 6. The Message in the Mess. Facilitator is Lydia Fourman. Childcare is available online. The book cost is $11. 

The Daniel Prayer by Anne Graham Lotz

Thursdays, September 7 – October 12, 2017, 9:30 – 11:00 AM
This six-session video Bible study by author Anne Graham Lotz looks at the life of Daniel and unpacks the prayer he prayed in Daniel chapter 9. It was a plea for Heaven to move and change his nation. For an entire generation, Daniel’s people had been held in captivity and separated from their homeland and thus separated from God. But when Daniel read a prophecy in which God said He would restore His people to Jerusalem after seventy years, he claimed that promise and cried out to the Lord to bring it to pass. Daniel’s example of praying God’s Word back to God is what Anne calls “reversed thunder”. In this study, Anne explains how we, too, can reverse the thunder until Heaven is moved and our own Worlds change. Following the pattern of Daniel’s original prayer, she helps us develop a more meaningful and powerful prayer life. Judy Woempner facilitates. Book cost for participant’s guide is $10. 

Beyond the broken Heart

Thursdays, September 14 – November 9, 2017, 6:30 – 8:00 PM
How does the heart understand grief when it is broken by the death of a loved one? To survive and live forward, those who grieve must find answers. Beyond the Broken Heart is an eight-week support and ministry program for those who are grieving the loss of a loved one. Led by Pastors Mary Ann Moman and Brian White. Click here to sign up. 

Fridays, 9:30-11:30 AM - sessions resume in the fall

Facilitator is Jackie Rowell. 

Read through the Bible (or New Testament) in 2017 Facebook Group

Have you ever thought about reading through the Bible but didn't think you could do it alone?  A new, online forum through a closed Facebook group will provide  a place to share your insights, ask questions of the pastors, or just receive encouragement from St. Mark's pastors. A reading plan for the year can be found once you join the group.
To join the group visit FaceBook or search for "Read the Bible (or New Testament in 2017 with the St. Mark's Pastors."  Please consider this online opportunity to read and share with your fellow St. Mark's members.

Click here to sign up.

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4780 E. 126th St.