Educational Opportunities
 
Gloria Dei offers many different opportunities for adults to grow in their faith. These groups vary in terms of time, subject, size. Listed below are a few opportunities:
 
L&L (Lunch and Learn) – The first Sunday of each month, 11:00am, a different professor, speaker, teacher leads a forum while a lunch is served. See the newsletter for details or speak with Pastor Sabrina (pastorsabrina@mygloriadei.org). 
 
Men’s Breakfast Bible Study (2nd Saturday of each month, 8am) – Pastor David leads this study and a wonderful breakfast is served. Meets in Knudson Hall.
 
Women’s Wednesday Bible Study (Meets every Wednesday at 10am) – All women are invited and is led by one of the pastors.
 
Heart-Lifters – Women’s Bible Study meets on selected Tuesday evenings at 7:00 pm in member’s homes.
 
Special Events: Gloria Dei offers many other “special occasion” speakers/teachers/leaders that speak in a large group setting. The themes of these large gatherings vary depending upon the expertise of the speakers. Past speakers include: Dr. Dick Hardel (Director of Augsburg College’s Youth and Family Program); Dr. J. Ellsworth Kalas (Presdient of Asbury Theological Seminary); Dr. George Forell (Professor Emeritus, University of Iowa); and many others.
 
G.I.F.T. Groups (Growing in Faith Together) – Our GIFT groups continue to meet this year with a variety of Bible study themes. One group is beginning their series on the Book of Ecclesiastes, another will be studying Life Principles of New Testament Men of Faith, and another is looking at the writings of C.S. Lewis. Study books are available at each group gathering or check with one of the pastors.  Please check the church newsletter or Sunday worship bulletin for current meeting dates and locations.