Adult Education at Holy Trinity includes book studies, Bible studies, and video and discussion series. We strive to provide education from diverse viewpoints and encourage respectful communication so all have a chance to share their viewpoints and be heard. Adult Forum involves some reading between sessions, but Sunday school is a drop in experience for anyone who wants to give it a try! Opportunities change frequently, here is what we have scheduled right now:
1:00-2:30 pm first and third Tuesdays of the month, September-June at Lakefront Plaza Community Room: New participants are welcome any time! Enter Lakefront Plaza by the main door and buzz the Community Room to be admitted.
Lenten Small Group Study
Sign up now to participate in a 5-week small group study on Mark Frost’s Surprise the World! Lent begins February 14, and participants will meet at approximately 7:30 p.m. following the Wednesday night Lenten worship.. A limited number of books are available to borrow, or can be purchased either as a hard copy or digital download through Kindle. Contact the church office (952-447-2990) to sign up or use the sign up sheets at Holy Trinity.
Adult Sunday School
You are cordially invited to attend the Adult Sunday School class, which begins at 9:30 am in The Parsonage (the house next door to the main building). Each week we will have interesting videos and lively discussions. Come when you can! The coffee, tea, and hot chocolate are always on. The current course offering is below. Note: We have ordered extra books for each series that has a book. If you’d like to borrow one ahead of time or during the series, check with us! We look forward to having you join us for any or all sessions!
February 18-March 25 (Lenten Study) Final Words from the Cross by Adam Hamilton. In this year’s Lenten Study, Final Words from the Cross, Adam Hamilton examines Christ’s dying hours and his final words as seen and heard through the eyes and ears of those who stood near the cross. This small-group study DVD features Hamilton providing fresh insight into Jesus’ final words at the cross through the perspective of those who witnessed the crucifixion. Then, he moves beyond the cross to Jesus’ words to the disciples on the road to Emmaus and to those who were witnesses to the Resurrection.
- Father Forgive Them
- Today You Will Be with Me in Paradise
- Behold Your Son…Behold Your Mother
- My God, Why Have You Forsaken Me?
- I Thirst
- It Is Finished…Into Your Hands I Commit My Spirit
April 8- April 29 Why in the World? by Andy Stanley. In this four-session video Bible study, bestselling author and pastor Andy Stanley takes a closer look at one of the unique things Christians believe: God became one of us. Why in the world would God do that? Why would God leave the comfort and recognition of heaven to live on this ball of dirt in a time before morphine and indoor plumbing when the best of conditions barely paralleled the worst of modern-day conditions? Why? We think we know why He died. But what compelled him to live as one of us?
May 6-May 20 Movie – All Saints (originally released fall of 2017) All Saints is based on the inspiring true story of salesman-turned-pastor Michael Spurlock (John Corbett), the tiny church he was ordered to shut down, and a group of refugees from Southeast Asia. Together, they risked everything to plant seeds for a future that might just save them all.
After trading in his corporate sales career to become a pastor, Michael’s first assignment is All Saints, a quaint country church with a dozen members. It comes with a catch: he has to close the church doors for good and sell the prime piece of land on which it sits. While developers eagerly eye the property and the congregation mourns the inevitable, Michael and his family look forward to moving on to an established church where they can put down roots. But when the church hesitantly begins welcoming Karen (kuh-REN) refugees from Burma—former farmers striving for a fresh start in America—Michael feels called to an improbable new mission. Toiling alongside the Karen people, the congregation attempts to turn their fertile land into a working farm to pay the church’s bills and feed its newest people. Jeopardizing his family’s future by ignoring his superiors, Michael must choose between completing what he was assigned to do—close the church and sell the property—or listening to a still, small voice challenging the people of All Saints to risk it all and provide much-needed hope to their new community.
The adult forum study has sessions in fall and spring. The spring group will begin in May, with the focus TBD. The group usually meets Thursdays, with a choice of morning (10:30-12:30 am) or evening (6:30-8:30 pm) sessions. Participants meet at The Parsonage next door to the church (enter by front door or use the side door for ramp access). You can obtain your own copy of the book, or inquire at the church office (952-447-2990) to purchase or borrow one of ours.