Christian Education

The adults in our congregation enjoy continued growth in the Word through studying the Sunday scripture lessons in-depth at the weekly Continue in my Word. Many check out current and classic books and tapes from our church library, attend prayer breakfast on Friday, participate in a Sunday morning Adult Bible Study and take part in Bible studies and small group gatherings, as well. The women of Messiah are invited to participate in Book Club, a Women’s Bible Study and Circle meetings, too.

Seaside Escape Registration

Anxious for Nothing Afternoon

Vacation Bible School Registration

Fostering Faith


A growing faith requires constant nurturing — the kind provided by the Christian education programs at Messiah. From our youngest youth to our adult membership, the goal of our Christian education program is to help each member continually grow intellectually and spiritually in their walk with Christ.


Become a Volunteer


Want to get involved in the lives of our congregation’s Children? Consider becoming a Sunday School teacher. Contact the Director of Christian Education, Linda Colquhoun, at the church office at 237-6770 to learn how you can help.

Education Offerings
     
Sunday Morning Bible Study for Adults   Meets weekly at 10:00 AM in the Conference Room– a new study topic will begin soon.
Continue in My Word   Weekly @ 2:00 PM at the Trollwood Sr. Center Library
Retired Men’s Coffee Group   Weekly @ 9:00 a.m. for coffee & bible Study on Wednesday in the Conference Room
Women’s Bible Study   Weekly @ 4:30 p.m. in the Conference Room
Women of the ELCA Circle  

Meets monthly (typically September –May) for Bible Study on the 2nd Tuesday of the month.  Rachel & Mary Circles meet @ 9:30 a.m., Priscilla Circle meets at 1:00 p.m., & Anna Circle meets @ 7:00 p.m.  Call the office for more information, 701-237-6770.

Monday Night Bible Study   Beginning March 12 @ 7:00 PM in the Conferene Room. Anxious for Nothing by Max Lucado. The course is open to both women and men. Materials are $10/ person. Join us as we study how to trust in God and free ourselves from anxiety. Vicki Peterson will facilitate the discussion.
Women's Seaside Escape Retreat   Saturday March 17, 2018  9:00 a.m. – 4:00 pm. @ the Hektner Chapel at Oak Grove Lutheran School Campus. Cost is $20. Childcare available if you reserve it by Wed. March 15 @ 5:00 p.m.  (attached flier & registration form)
Sunday Faith Builders   Meets weekly @ 10:00 a.m. No classes will be held on April 1, 2018 – Easter Sunday.
Wednesday Faith Builders   Not meeting during Lent but will resume meeting on Wednesday, April 4th 6:30 p.m. in the upper level classrooms.
1st Communion Instruction for 3rd Graders and parents   Sundays, March 18th & 25th  @ 2:00 PM 3rd for instruction prior to the student’s 1st Communion on Maundy Thursday, March 29 @ 7:00 PM. Course will include making Chalices for each student, baking communion bread, and participating in an Seder Meal experience.

Thank you to our Faith Builder children who are sponsoring a child from Ecuador!