7160 South Robert Trail
Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077

Sunday Adult Education

Here at Amazing Grace we continue learning by offering a Sunday morning Bible study for adults where we examine our basic beliefs and how they relate to what we do in our everyday life. Come and join us!

Winter 2019

Choose Your Own Adventure – January 13, 20, February 3, 17

Track A:  Waking Up White Book Club

Join a short-term book club for the months of January and February where small groups will read the memoir, Waking Up White. This book was written by Debby Irving, a white woman, who for twenty-five years sensed inexplicable racial tensions in her personal and professional relationships. As a colleague and neighbor, she worried about offending people she dearly wanted to befriend. As an arts administrator, she didn’t understand why her diversity efforts lacked traction. As a teacher, she found her best efforts to reach out to students and families of color left her wondering what she was missing. Then, in 2009, one “aha!” moment launched an adventure of discovery and insight that drastically shifted her worldview and upended her life plan. In Waking Up White, Irving tells her often cringe-worthy story with such openness that readers will turn every page rooting for her – and ultimately for all of us.

To reserve this book:  Dakota County Library has a few copies, so reserve your copy in advance.  Or sign up on the Community Bulletin Board at Amazing Grace to let Pastor if you will need a book (donations accepted but not expected). Sign up on the Community Bulletin Board and indicate if you need a book.

 Where & When?

Small groups may meet either on Sunday mornings at 9:15 am (near the coffee & donuts or in the Sanctuary) OR another mutually agreed-upon location, day and time. Books and small group discussion guides will be available to pick up from Pastor Julie beginning on Sunday, January 6 in the Upper Room at 9:15 a.m.

 Track B:  Women & Justice in the ELCA

Did you know that the ELCA has Social Statements on everything from economics to caring for creation, from genetics and human sexuality to race & ethnicity?  Social Statements are one way that the ELCA seeks to address important issues facing the world today by bringing faith into the public sphere. These statements also set policy for the church and guide advocacy efforts.

Lent 2019

By Heart: Conversations with Martin Luther’s Small Catechism

On the heels of the 500th Anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation, this study connects your life today to the biblical and historical context of the Small Catechism. Each participant will receive a richly illustrated book for in-depth exploration of the Small Catechism.

Spring 2019

New Member Classes

For any adult considering membership, this 3-part series explores Amazing Grace Lutheran Church, Lutheran theology, and incorporates conversations with current members as a way to build relationships.

Date Topic
9/9/18 Go Day! Intergenerational
9/16/18 Who is My Neighbor? God made us different on purpose
9/23/18 Who is My Neighbor? What is Race?
9/30/18 Who is My Neighbor? Racism is a Sin
10/7/18 Go Day! Intergenerational
10/14/18 Who is My Neighbor? Privilege
10/21/18 Who is My Neighbor? How do we listen? How do we tell our stories?
10/28/18 No Adult Education. 9:15 am Congregational Meeting
11/4/18 Conversations with the Council
11/11/18 Who is My Neighbor? Next Steps
11/18/18 Go Day! Intergenerational
11/25/18 No Adult Education
12/2/18 Building an Inclusive Church
12/9/18 Building an Inclusive Church
12/16/18 No Adult Education
12/23/18 No Adult Education
12/30/18 No Adult Education
1/6/19 Go Day! Intergenerational
1/13/19 Women & Justice: ELCA Draft Social Statement
1/20/19 Women & Justice: ELCA Draft Social Statement
1/27/19 No Adult Education. 11:30 am Annual Meeting
2/3/19 Book Club: Waking up white
2/10/19 Go Day! Intergenerational
2/17/19 Renewal Team: Dreaming Together!
2/24/19 Renewal Team: Dreaming Together!
3/3/19 By Heart: Conversations with Martin Luther’s Small Catechism
3/10/19 Go Day! Intergenerational
3/17/19 By Heart: Conversations with Martin Luther’s Small Catechism
3/24/19 By Heart: Conversations with Martin Luther’s Small Catechism
3/31/19 By Heart: Conversations with Martin Luther’s Small Catechsim
4/7/19 By Heart: Conversations with Martin Luther’s Small Catechsim
4/14/19 By Heart: Conversations with Martin Luther’s Small Catechism
4/21/19 EASTER! No Adult Education
4/28/19 Go Day! Intergenerational
5/5/18 New Member Class – Part 1
5/12/18 New Member Class – Part 2
5/19/18 New Member Class – Part 3