Adult Education

Christian education continues long after confirmation. Bible specific studies as well as current events and topical issues are all means by which we come together to question and reform our definitions as Christians.

Sunday Mornings: Adult Forum – discussion of current issues and how we answer them as Christians.

2015-2016 Schedule of Topics:

Topics for this year:

September: Disaster Preparation & Response

Lutheran Disaster Recovery

Sparta Community Emergency Response Team

October: Sexuality & Church

What are all these terms? – October 4

Marriage Equality – October 11

November: Money Matters – Retirement & Long term Issues – November 1 & 15

December: Faithful Journey – End of Life issues

Five Wishes (Advance Directives) – December 13

January: Immigration

February: Interfaith Issues

March: Criminal Justice

April: Genocide

May: Mental Health Awareness Month

Wednesday Noon: Brown Bag Bible – bring your lunch and your bible.  We study a book of the bible that is selected by the class.

Discipleship Academy: Discipleship Academy is a Saturday morning class that meets twice a month where we discover the marks of discipleship and how they help us grow in our faith journey.  Classes meet from 10 AM to 12 PM.


September: Telling your story

October: Prayer

November: The Word & you

January: Worship

February: Christ in Community

April: Service & Generosity

May: Lutheran Ideas

We are asking $5/course to pay for materials & snacks

These courses are good for someone new to SOTH, someone who seeks new ways of interacting with God, or someone who wants to join in a community of learners.

New Disciples: For those wishing to join the congregation of Shepherd of the Hills, Pastor-led New Disciples Classes are held several times throughout the year. These classes introduce the Lutheran faith, worship basics, discipleship and how we at SOTH engage the world.