Discipleship Hour – Reformation 500

Join us on September 10, 17, and 24 for a special large group discipleship hour celebrating the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation. Discipleship Hour returns at the 9:25 AM discipleship time in the St. John’s School Gymnasium. We are blessed to have three speakers with us for this time of Connecting, Caring, and Sharing in Christ.

September 10 – Europe was prime for revolution when Luther introduced the ideas that led to the reformation of the church. Dr. Tim Maschke will lead us through what was happening in Europe as Luther was igniting the reformation. Dr. Maschke has served Concordia University Wisconsin as a Professor of Theology since 1982, and was a pastor of two LCMS churches in Illinois—Itasca (The Lutheran Church of St Luke) and Elgin (St John’s).

September 17 – Heather Choate Davis returns to unpack the “Priesthood of all Believers” and Luther’s recapturing of the teaching that all men and women are part of the holy priesthood.

In addition, Heather has offered to stay for additional BONUS TIME to unpack “Church Turned in On Itself,” a discussion about the state of the church in our country and its decline in membership and ability to reach new people.

Davis began her writing career as an advertising copywriter and aspiring screenwriter but God had other plans. She received her MA in Theology at Concordia University Irvine in 2013 and started icktank – short for “ichthus think tank.”

September 24 – Many of us think about Martin Luther as a preacher, teacher, and reformer. Dr. Dan Paavola brings us a more personal look into Luther as a husband, father, son, and brother. Dr. Paavola is a professor of theology at Concordia University Wisconsin, as well as a pastor, who served twelve years at St. Paul Lutheran Church in the town of Butternut, Wisconsin. He spends a lot of his days of storytelling, motorcycle riding, and Model T restoring.

Discipleship Hour continues after our September 24 session. In October and November, we will have seven unique breakout sessions designed to equip you with the tools to Connect, Share, and Care in Christ. You can sign up online, or get a form from an usher and turn it in to the church office.