Adult Ministry takes many forms here at St. Luke’s.  Each of the various options are listed below:

Retreat Opportunities

There is usually at least one retreat offered a year.  These retreats are primarily offered through the Kansas District LCMS.  Any questions about retreats can be directed to the Kansas District Office at 785-357-4441.

 

There is a Singles Retreat scheduled for Oct 16-18 at the Kansas District Retreat Center in Herington, KS.  Registration is now open.  The cost is $60 to attend.  You can also check out the Kansas District Lutheran Singles Facebook page.

Education Opportunities

Bible Study Bible Studies typically go year round, breaking for special occasions. The location can vary from homes to businesses. The number of participants can be large or small. Topics can also differ throughout the year. Bible Studies are great for creating a consistency of faith nourishment and the ability to explore a topic thoroughly.

 

Adult Sunday Study

Topic:  Kings

We are learning about the kings of Israel and Judah as we walk through I & II Kings and I & II Chronicles.  We are also examining the ministry of Elijah and Elisha.  The lessons that come from their lives are still incredibly relevant today.

Contact Person: Pastor Schmidt at the Church Office

Phone Number: 785-539-2604

E-mail: srpastor@stlukesmanhattan.org

Location: Church Fellowship Hall at 330 Sunset Ave

Date/Time: Sundays at 9:45

 

 

Women’s Bible Study

Topic: Golden Fruit

Contact Person: Diane Moiser

Phone Number: 785-776-8615

E-mail: sdmosier_2000@yahoo.com

Location: Moisers home at 3016 Briaroak Rd

Date/Time: 2nd & 4th Monday’s of the month at 9:30 AM

 

Men’s Bible Breakfast

Topic: Baptize – Ark Connection

Contact Person: Walt Fick

Phone Number: 785-776-0879

E-mail: wm_fick@yahoo.com

Location: Burger King in Aggieville

Date/Time: Tuesdays at 6:30 AM (During School Year Only)

 

Young Adult Bible Study

Topic: Fruits of the Spirit

Contact Person: Gretchen Hartsook

Phone Number: 785-410-1691

E-mail: gretchenamelia@gmail.com

Location: Hartsook home at 712 Rannells Road

Date/Time: Thursdays at 8:00 PM (During School Year Only)

 

College Bible Study

Please consult our Campus Ministries page.

 

Lutheran Hour Ministries – Men’s Network Bible Studies

The Men’s Network of the Lutheran Hour Ministries produces wonderful video Bible Studies.  John Johnson shows these Bible Studies on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Wednesdays of the month at 4:00 PM at Meadowlark Hills Living Room, 2121 Meadowlark Road, Manhattan, KS  66502.

Click on Men’s Network Bible Studies for more information.

John Johnson is also at Meadowlark Hills Living Room on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month at 4:00 PM showing a video called “Worship for Shut-Ins”.

Click on Worship for Shut-Ins for more information.

 

Small Group Small Groups run for a limited time and are usually hosted at a home. The number of participants is around a dozen or less. Small groups are wonderful for hectic schedules and building relationships with members.

 

Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University

We all need a plan for our money. Financial Peace University (FPU) is that plan! It teaches God’s ways of handling money. Through video teaching, class discussions and interactive small group activities, FPU presents biblical, practical steps to get from where you are to where you’ve dreamed you could be. This plan will show you how to get rid of debt, manage your money, spend and save wisely, and much more! Free childcare is provided!  Dinner will be available the first night.  Class materials may be purchased through the church office for 25% off, or register online.

Contact Person: Jesse Smith

Phone Number: 402-879-5825

E-mail: smithjesse@icloud.com

Location: Church Fellowship Hall at 330 Sunset Ave

Date/Time: Wednesdays at 5:45 – 7:20 PM, beginning February 15th

 

Love and Logic

Parenting Tips: Love and Logic provides a wealth of parenting articles, tips and advice for handling children. Trusted for over 35 years, parents can depend on the advice provided.  You’ll find information and handouts for dealing with a range of situations, including potty training, toddler aggression, homework assignments, internet safety, accountability, appropriate consequences and more!  Free childcare is provided!

Contact Person: Anita Hinkle

Phone Number: 785-822-6057

E-mail: anita-g@sbcgloal.net

Location: Church Fellowship Hall at 330 Sunset Ave

Date/Time: Wednesdays at 6:15-7:45 PM, beginning January 11th.

 

Ladies’ Bible Study

In a society where conversations about gender have too often become stale and predictable, LadyLike: Living Biblically reimagines what it means to be a Christian woman in our feminized secular society.  Radically retro, freshly old-fashioned, and powerfully submissive, Rosie Adle and Rebekah Curtis, two playful and mischievous sisters, challenge us to rethink everything we thought we knew about men and women. Like a jolt of espresso, or a polar bear plunge, their writing enlivens the senses, helping us to see the world, as it were, for the first time.

Contact Person: Kim Kerschen

Phone Number: 316-727-4724

E-mail: kimk@ksu.edu

Location: Radina’s in Aggieville

Date/Time: Mondays at 8-9 PM, beginning Oct 24th

 

Young Men’s Small Group

Fight: Winning the battles that matter most.  Some battles are worth fighting for. Author and pastor Craig Groeschel helps you uncover who you really are ― a powerful man with the heart of a warrior. With God’s help, you’ll find strength to fight the battles you know you must win: the ones that determine the state of your heart, the quality of your marriage, and the spiritual health of those you love most

Contact Person: Andrew Hudson

Phone Number: 308-204-1488

E-mail: hudsonatg@gmail.com

Location: Rotational Schedule

Date/Time: Oct 6th at 7pm

 

Men’s Small Group

Something everyone needs, refresher course in Luther’s Small Catechism!

Contact Person: Erik Loverude

Phone Number: 620-210-0610

E-mail: eloveru@gmail.comer

Location: Loverude’s Home at 121 Park Dr

Date/Time: Thursdays starting at 7pm, beginning November 10th.

 

 

Lutheran Laymen’s League (LLL)

The Lutheran Laymen’s League supports the Lutheran Hour Ministries.  Our LLL meets on the 2nd Sunday of the month at 7:00 PM during the school year in a member’s home.  The meetings include devotions, business, and social time.  In December, our LLL sponsors a Christmas Caroling event; and in February, our LLL hosts a Pancake Supper.

 

Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML)

The Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML) is the official women’s auxiliary of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. For almost 75 years, the LWML has focused on affirming each woman’s relationship with Christ, encouraging and equipping women to live out their Christian lives in active mission ministries and to support global missions.

The mission of the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League is to assist each woman of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod in affirming her relationship with the Triune God so that she is enabled to use her gifts in ministry to the people of the world.

The LWML of St. Luke’s has 2 Circles (or Small Groups).  The Elizabeth Circle meets on the 1st Wednesday of the month at 1:15 PM in a member’s home.  The Mary & Martha Circle meets on the 2nd Monday of the month at 7:00 PM in the church fellowship hall.  The two circles come together about 4 times a year for a Guild meeting.  The LWML of St. Luke’s meets with the LWML of other churches in our circuit twice a year.

For more information on how to get involved, please call the church office at (785) 539-2604.

 

Social Activities

Every quarter we have social events just for young adult.  We have gone bowling, had a cook out and gone to a KSU baseball game.  Please check out our Events Page for any upcoming events.

We also have social events for the whole family.  These happen once a month and can consist of ice skating, going swimming or having an ice cream party.  Learn more about our Family Events click here.  If you would like know when our next event is please visit our Events Info Page.

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