Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. Romans 12:2
Adult Faith Formation
The primary setting for faith formation is fellowship in a faith community (church) and with fellow believers, friends, family members, coaches, teachers, and pastors who model faith and create space to wrestle with the difficult questions of faith and life. It is nearly impossible to live as an isolated Christian, so we are GATHERED by the Holy Spirit, FED with the Word of God, and SENT to make Christ known.
Jesus calls us to "follow me" and be his disciples, that is learners, apprentices, and followers. Below are opportunities to gather with others to learn, explore, study, and eat God’s Word. No advanced experience is required. Everyone is welcome. If you just want to sit back and listen, that’s fine too! Click on the button to check the calendar to verify times and locations.
Questions are good! You are invited to join Pastor Andrew to ask your questions regarding faith and life, whether they are about the Scripture for the day, the Sermon, the Bible, the Creed, God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, faith, prayer, baptism, communion, etc. Together we'll wrestle with God. See you 'round the table!
WHO: Anyone with questions
WHEN: After worship on Sunday mornings from 10:30 to 11:00 AM.
WHERE: Around a table in the Worship space.
The Divine Drama
The Divine Drama is a Bible survey course in two parts. Part 1, the Biblical Narrative, leads you through an overview of the Biblical story in 16 sessions. Part 2, Our Narrative, explores basic Christian teachings in 14-sessions. Topics include the Trinity, prayer, stewardship, and the Church.
WHO: For adults and youth (16+). Please Click Here to register.
WHEN: Please check the Calendar.
WHERE: The Church Office.
COST: There are two books that will cost about $40-$45 total. Actual cost will depend upon shipping. If cost is an issue, please talk to Pastor Andrew
Tuesday Video Study
We gather every Tuesday to explore different aspects of our faith, typically as part of a video series.
WHO: Adults and youth (16+)
WHEN: Tuesdays at 2:00 PM (check the Calendar)
WHERE: Zoom Link Click Here
Women's Prayer Group
We gather twice a month to share our concerns, hopes, and dreams and to offer prayers. We also meditate on God's Word.
WHO: Adult women.
WHEN: 1st & 3rd Thursday at 10:00 AM (check the Calendar)
WHERE: Zoom Link Click Here
Men's Bible Study
We gather every two weeks to study Scripture, encourage one another, hold each other accountable, and pray.
WHO: Male adults and youth (16+)
WHEN: Saturday every two weeks at 8:00 AM (check the Calendar)
WHERE: IHOP Restaurant in Maricopa (Click here for Map)
Prior to becoming a member, please arrange to attend a new member luncheon so you can learn more about MLC. You will formally join on New Member Sunday. Please check the calendar or call the church office at 951-878-5138. If you are interested in becoming a member of Maricopa Lutheran Church, please complete the New Member Form.
A Via de Cristo weekend is a three-day retreat based on the fundamentals of Christianity, concentrating on the person and teachings of Jesus Christ. The Spanish words “Via de Cristo” mean “way of Christ.” The purpose of Via de Cristo is to inspire, challenge, and equip people for Christian action in their homes, churches, and communities. Please check out their website soazviadecristo.org for more information and contact Pastor Andrew if you are interested in attending a retreat. The application is available here. The three-day retreat is free of charge.
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