Midweek Connect

at Holy Cross Lutheran Church

Wednesday Nights

Nurture and Grow Your Faith

Holy Cross seeks to be a community transformed by the love of Jesus. Midweek Connect is an opportunity to nurture your faith and grow in your understanding of the Gospel. It is an education evening for the whole family, infants through adults.

Midweek Connect begins at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday evenings (it breaks during Advent, Lent and the summer season). There are various snacks available for purchase ahead of time in the Crossing. Everyone is welcome to bring snacks or an outside meal to class.

“I pray that out of His glorious riches He may strengthen you with power through His Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.” 

Ephesians 3

Fall 2019 Wednesday Night Electives

All In Sermon Discussion

Led by Mark Bradley and Paul Groth
Room 204
August 21 – November 20 (does not meet on October 16 or 30)

Bring your thoughts, questions, and notes from the week’s sermon during this deeper study of scripture as we discuss how it applies to our lives as both a congregation and individually as a Child of God journeying this world.  Get to know God and your Holy Cross community in a brighter light every Sunday in the Fall.

Christianity 101

Led by Pastor John Sattler
Room 206
August 21 – September 25

Pastor John Sattler will be teaching a six-week class on the basics of Christian faith and involvement at Holy Cross. This series is designed especially for those who are new to Holy Cross, but is also a helpful refresher for ALL our members and friends. More info about the class can be found here.

Christian History Made Easy

Led by Paulette Carson
Room 203
August 21 – November 20 (does not meet October 16 or 30)

The 12-session study, Christian History Made Easy. Dr. Timothy Paul Jones takes you through the most important events in Christian history from the time of the apostles to today. He brings to life the fascinating people and events that shaped our world. This isn’t dry names and dates. It’s full of dramatic stories told with a touch of humor. This series ties in spiritual lessons believers can glean by looking at the past, and shows how God was still working in his church despite all the ups and downs.

Connect Café

In The Crossing
August 21 – November 20 (does not meet October 16)

Come to the Connect Café, located in the Crossing, which will have snacks available for purchase as well as coffee! Talk about your week, your joys, your struggles.  Pray with one another, but above all, connect! Not ready for a class?  We would love for you to bring your work, bring your small group, or meet up with a friend.

Family All In Bible Study

Led by Brandon Grelle and Others
Room 131
August – November 20

Join our Children and Family Ministry Team as we lead a Family Bible Study over this week’s message.  Not only will you be able to enjoy a Bible Study with your family, but you will also learn helpful and easy-to-use tools to improve your home devotions and/or daily conversations you have with your family.

Men’s Study: The Resolution

Led by Matt Reed and Jeff Krider
Room 207
August 21 – November 20 (does not meet October 16 or 30)

The Resolution: A Small-Group Study for Men was inspired by the resolution challenge featured in the movie Courageous. The resolution contained 12 commitments related to characteristics that all men of God want to pursue, such as responsibility, faithfulness, honor, justice, forgiveness, integrity, and courage. The Resolution Bible study walks participants through each of the 12 challenges, identifying their biblical roots and outlining how to live out each godly principle in real life.

Women’s Study: Finding I Am

Led by Jennifer Harrison, Marti DeFord, Kelly Hubbard
Room 210
August 21 – September 25

What is the deep cry of your heart? That ache in your soul that keeps you up at night? The prayer you keep repeating? Jesus not only cares about this deep, spiritual wrestling, but He also wants to step in and see you through it.  Join Lysa TerKeurst on the streets of Israel to explore the seven I AM statements of Jesus found in the Gospel of John. Through this interactive, in-depth study, you will learn to trade feelings of emptiness and depletion for a more personal fulfillment from knowing who Jesus is, stop living like a slave to your circumstances by training your heart to embrace the life-giving freedom God wants for you, and gain a better understanding of how Jesus’ words 2,000 years ago are so very applicable to the answers we are searching for today.

Daniel: Lives of Integrity, Words of Prophecy

Women’s Study Led by Michelle Searcy
Room 210
October 2 – November 20 (does not meet October 16 or 30)

This is a faith-building study of prophecy in which you will learn how to live with integrity in today’s self-absorbed society. The prophet Daniel faced unbelievable pressures to compromise his faith, to live in a hostile culture, and to confront temptations and threats. Today, we face many of the same trials.

This Old Testament Bible study falls in two parts.  The first portion, from Daniel chapters 1-6, deals with Daniel’s life as he faced the kind of pressures and temptations Christians encounter today. Daniel models how to develop enduring integrity in an enticing world. We will complete the first part of this study over six weeks between October 2 and Thanksgiving.  

The second portion, chapters 7-12, explores thrilling prophecies from the time of Daniel through the second coming of Jesus Christ.  We will cover this section over six weeks beginning in January of 2020.

Each participant will need to purchase a study guide through the study leader Michelle Searcy

Parenting Study: Psalm 119

Led by Cara Hougesen
Room 207
August 21 – September 18, October 2 and 23

Even the most mature believers face dark nights of the soul. During those times God seems distant, his Word feels dry, and the vibrant intimacy we knew before seems absent leaving us wondering, “Where is the Lord in this?” In Psalm 119, Matt Chandler aims to introduce viewers to the words of King David who experienced similar seasons of life. Serving as the anchor for the study, Psalm 119 demonstrates the power of God’s Word in the lives of believers and its ability to provide a warm blanket for the soul.  Parents will meet together to discuss how this applies to their families as they Live it to Give it!

High School Small Group

Led by DCE Brandon Grelle
Youth Room
August 21 – November 24 (does not meet October 16)

This is a night specifically prepared for High School students to fellowship together while going discussing the sermon each week.  It’s their weekly place to connect and become nurtured with their peers as we grow in the knowledge of Jesus.

Middle School Confirmation and Community

Led by Dave McClean, Becky Hufty, Malinda Davidson, and Todd Herzog
Great Room
August 21  – November 20 (does not meet October 16)

We welcome all sixth thru eighth graders to our newly renovated Confirmation and Community!  Adding significantly more opportunity to relationships as well as deeper ways to connect and provide opportunities for faith application during this very formative years, we have added Small Group Leaders, a monthly Community Night in which the students will learn more about each other while talking about hot topics or develop servant leadership traits through group initiative challenges that will include building relationships with our high school students as they make their wake to Senior High Youth Group in the years to come.  We have also kept our monthly Parent Too classes that give parents the opportunity to play a larger role in the kid’s faith development.

Kids Connect

Led by Hannah Lang
100 Wing in School Hallway
August 21 – November 20 (does not meet October 16)

We want children in our ministry to grow up with an authentic faith in Jesus Christ. Our Kids Connect activities will help children grow in wisdom, faith, and friendship! The interactive games, small group discussions, videos, crafts, and music work into memorable, Jesus-centered lessons to influence children towards a lifelong faith and we’ll focus on developing 4 Faith Skills: HEAR (listening to God’s Word), PRAY (talking with God), TALK (articulate your faith) and LIVE (worship God with your life).

Our Holy Cross Kids Sunday School and Midweek Kids Connect will share a monthly theme and lessons will be connected, but not identical. We encourage parents to make both of these education and fellowship opportunities part of your family’s weekly rhythm.