Spiritual growth doesn’t only happen in corporate worship, but often happens in less formal gatherings like small groups. A small group typically meets on a weekly basis for fellowship, study, prayer, and reflection. Small groups of six to 10 people allow us to experience the purpose and power of Christ in our lives, dig deeper into our faith and grow closer to God. We want to help you find a place to truly belong, to celebrate the joys of life and to weather the storms together. And, we want you to become who God made you to be through personal and spiritual growth.
Want to join a new small group?
Two Ways To Get Started!
Start with a new group: Twice a year, St. Luke’s has a launch event. At the launch, you’ll learn what it means to be in a small group and meet others looking for the same type of group. The Small Groups that form at the Launch follow an 8-week curriculum based on building and growing community around issues of faith. After completing the initial curriculum, your group will decide if you want to continue meeting and will have the opportunity to pick new curriculum. Register today for the next launch on Tuesday, September 24, 2019, from 6:30-8 pm, in the Fellowship Hall.
Start your own small group: Do you have friends that are ready to dive deep into Christian study and have meaningful accountability? It only takes three to eight people that share the goal of becoming a more deeply devoted follower of Jesus Christ to start a small group. Let us help you get started! We’ll meet with the group, cast the vision and provide the kickoff curriculum. Contact Rev. Katie Montgomery Mears to get started.
Want to join an existing group?
What is the Old Testament all about? Who wrote it? Have you heard of Esther, Habakkuk, and Nehemiah and wondered who they were, but were too afraid to ask? Join us for a 10-week study of the Old Testament, during which you will gain a deeper understanding of the birth of Israel, its rulers and prophets, the exile and return of the Israelites, and the way that God was with them the whole time.
Tuesdays │ June 4 – August 6
6-7:30 p.m. │ Room ES313/314
Led by Rev. Katie Montgomery Mears and Rev. Thomas Harper
Join us for a special class designed to read the Bible from cover to cover…in 90 days! Ted Cooper, Jr., author of The Bible in 90 Days says, “Reading every word of the Bible is not the norm, nor is doing so in such a short time frame. Something just happens when you do this. In your case, this “something” might be obvious, or maybe it won’t become apparent for a while.” Committing to competing this challenge will positively impact your faith journey in ways you cannot imagine…. sign up today! The registration fee of $15 includes the participant book. An “official” Bible in 90 Days Bible is available for $15, if desired, but any Bible will suffice.
Tuesdays │ June 4 – August 27
6-7 p.m. │Hines Baker Room
Led by Ken and Gail Jacobson and Peggy Keus
We invite men of all ages to join Dr. Tom Pace for teaching, a light breakfast and round-table discussion.
Wednesdays, beginning in September
6:30-7:45 a.m. | Fellowship Hall
Led by Dr. Tom Pace
Men’s Small Group
Join men of all ages for breakfast, study and fellowship on Thursday mornings at the Corner Bakery Cafe. Beginning May 2 through June 13, the group will study Counterfeit Gods: The Empty Promises of Money, Sex, and Power, and The Only Hope That Matters by Timothy Keller.
Thursdays │May 2-June 13
Corner Bakery Cafe (2615 Southwest Freeway)
Led by John Holmes
Men’s Small Group
Join other men (ages 25-45) for a downtown study group at lunchtime on Thursdays. This summer Whitney and Barry will be leading a six-week study on the book by Adam Hamilton, Simon Peter: Flawed But Faithful Disciple.
Thursdays │beginning June 6
Led by Whitney Mears and Barry Alsup
Join us in exploring this creative approach to Bible study. We will share techniques and spend time together in God’s word. No art experience needed. Supplies and Bible selections will be emailed after registration. Childcare is available with advance registration. Go to https://www.stlukesmethodist.org/childcare-request-form/ to make a childcare reservation.
Fourth Sundays │ Beginning June 23
4:30-6 p.m. │ Room ES306
Led by Sally Penning and Helen Shultz
Westheimer Book Group
All who enjoy reading and discussing books are welcome. Each month a book is read and then discussed at the meeting. Books are chosen by members of the group and range from the most contemporary to the classics. Whether you read the entire book, make it part way through, or did not have a chance to read it, everyone is welcome to come join!
Select books for 2019-2020
Book to be determined
Book to be determined
Second Mondays │Monthly
10-11:30 a.m. │ Room ES306
For the current book list and more information, please contact Dorothy Voss, 713-660-7243
Set Apart: Holy Habits of Prophets and Kings Bible Study
Set Apart is a dynamic six-week study of 1 and 2 Kings that examines the holy habits of the prophets and kings who were set apart by their close walk with God. Each week we will explore the central story of one of these intriguing followers of God and the specific practice each observed, as well as what the Bible teaches about this practice. As we consider their example, we will discover that even prophets and kings struggled and grew in their faith through spiritual practices, and we will learn how to follow God’s unique purposes for us in His Kingdom. Participants will purchase the participant guide Set Apart by Jessica LaGrone.
Mondays │ July 8 – August 12 │ 7:30-9 p.m.
Room ES308/313 │ Led by Catherine Washington and Rebecca Alsup
Mom’s Bible Study
A weekly Bible study for mothers of children, led by Children’s Ministries Director, Julie Ellerbrock. Moms are super busy; yet, we all need time with Christ and time with each other as we journey through motherhood. This commitment is simple – just come. The conversations are rich. The studies are impactful. The relationships formed are life-changing. Childcare is available at no cost to participants with an advance reservation. Contact Adrian Chandler to make a childcare reservation at [email protected]. For more information or to receive a copy of the book or current study, contact Julie Ellerbrock at [email protected].
Tuesdays │ Ongoing
9:15-10:30 a.m. │ Room ES314
Led by Julie Ellerbrock
Busy Moms’ Bible Study
Striking a balance between work, motherhood, and all of the other things that fill up our lives can be tough. Bible study may get pushed to the side because it feels like one more thing on the “to do” list… but the truth is that time spent studying scripture and being in fellowship with other women brings refreshment. Join Lori and Katie on Wednesdays at lunch time for encouragement and meaningful discussion about our faith.
Wednesdays │ Ongoing
11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. │ Room ES309
Led by Lori Fahrbach and
Rev. Katie Montgomery Mears
SCRIPTURE + SHARED
Scripture+Shared is a church-wide Bible Study ministry with materials written by St. Luke’s clergy launched every fall and spring for 8-10 weeks. The studies feature daily and weekly readings, as well as a video lesson. You can access the material by downloading the Scripture+Shared app or by clicking here. For more information contact Kathy Neely or call her at 713-402-5139.
In a Sunday morning class you will find opportunities to enrich your Christian education, continue growing, develop friendships, study, serve and journey together! Not sure which class to try? Stop by the Connection Desk on Sunday morning or contact Kathy Neely for guidance. Classes expect new visitors every week, so feel free to visit! Check out individual class information here.