FAITHBUILDERS

YOUTHGROUPS

BIBLESTUDIES



What is Faith Builders?

The purpose of Faith Builders is to provide opportunities in Sunday morning Bible classes for people of all ages to grow in their knowledge and understanding of Jesus Christ and to deepen their relationship with Him through relevant studies that actively connect God's Word to His people.

Faith Builders

9:45-10:45 Sunday mornings

September through May

During Faith Builders (Sunday School), all ages meet for bible classes beginning at 9:45am. Classes include a nursery, preschool, kindergarten, 1st & 2nd grade, 3rd & 4th grade, 5th & 6th grade, Confirmation for 7th & 8th grade (along with their parents), High School, College, and a variety of adult classes. The education hour for children includes fellowship, opening celebration, hands-on activities, reading Scripture, and life application. 

All youth classes meet in the lower level, in individual classrooms. Please see the signs outside each door for the age levels in each room, or ask the Host at the bottom of the stairs for assistance. Adult classes use every other available classroom, upstairs and down. Any of our deacons or elders can help direct you. You can find them in the lobby or in the back of the sanctuary before and after each service.

Jr. Youth

9:45-10:45 Sunday mornings

6:30-8:00 pm Wednesday nights

Students in grades 7 and 8 (aka "Confirmands") attend Confirmation Class every Sunday during the Faithbuilder hour (between services at 9:45 a.m.) with their parents. Class is taught by Eric and Pastor. This 2 year time period prepares them for Confirmation during May of their 8th grade year, in which they confirm their baptismal faith. This faith milestone is taken very seriously and is something worth celebrating! The Confirmands are strongly encouraged to attend at least 2 retreats per year, serve as acolytes during worship services, serve meals during Lent and Advent, assist with Sauerkraut Supper, and spend one day each fall cleaning up our cemetery. They squeeze additional fun activities into their busy schedules, like a Christmas party, winter fun (sledding or skating), and whirlyball! Wednesday nights are Youth Nights! Jr. High & High School youth will have different activities each week including games, service projects, devotions, small groups, outings, movies, fellowship, etc. 



Sr. Youth (High School)

9:45-10:45 Sunday mornings

6:30-8:00 Wednesday nights

Youth Group is for all High School students 9th-12th grade. We meet Sunday mornings during Faithbuilders hour at 9:45am and Wednesday nights from 6:30-8:00 in the Youth Room (except during Lent and Advent). The Sr. Youth comes together to form a community that cares for one another as well as welcomes all into our group. We are striving to grow deeper in our relationship with the Lord and with one another. The SJLC Youth Ministry Motto: "Hungry for Jesus"  is from Matthew 5:6 "Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled."

St. John's Youth Ministry Mission Statement: "Pointing to Jesus by actively enriching & enhancing relationships through growing, owning & sharing faith with one another."

Purpose Driven Youth Ministry focuses on: Discipleship, Service, Worship, Outreach, Fellowship & Family.

We meet weekly, have large quarterly retreats or gatherings, serve as needed in our congregation, our community, and worldwide through a yearly mission trip. Wednesday nights are Youth Nights! Jr. High & High School youth will have different activities each week including games, service projects, devotions, small groups, outings, movies, fellowship, etc. 

FB Kidz

2nd Wednesday of the month*, 6:30-8:00 pm

*except during Lent

FB (Faith Builder) Kidz is a program for 3rd - 6th graders once a month, the second Wednesday of the month at 6:30pm  (except during Advent & Lent). This is an opportunity for kids to fellowship, grow in relationship with one another, gain Christian knowledge, and grow in their relationship with the Lord. FB Kidz includes games, activities, pizza, ice cream, and devotion time; a great way for kids to hang out with their friends, and with one another. Led by Kathy Scobie.

Adult Bible Studies

We have a variety of topics offered on different days and times throughout the week. You are invited to pop in to any of them and see what interests you.  In addition to the offerings below, we have a number of small groups meeting regularly, both in members' homes and for outings. These groups are essential for building relationships - creating encouragement, support, fellowship and accountability. If you are interested in joining a small group, please contact Eric Steinke

Jesus said, "If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth and the truth will set you free." John 8:31-32

  • Women's Bible Study

    2nd and 4th Tuesdays at 7:00 am

    Studying "Two Steps Forward" by Sharon Garlough Brown.

    Led by Dawn Sarrault

    Held in the Apostles Room

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  • ChristCare

    Tuesdays at 9:00 am

    Led by Tom Hansen

    Held in the Mary Martha Room

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  • Ladies of Grace

    Wednesdays at 9:30 am

    Summer schedule subject to change. Please see calendar

    Led by Grace Hanke

    Held in the Mary Martha Room

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  • AMen

    Thursdays at 6:00 am

    (check them out under Serving)

    Led by Stan Masters

    Held in the Mary Martha Room

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  • HeBrews Men's Bible Study

    2nd & 4th Thursdays at 8:30 pm

    Topical issues for husbands/fathers/men

    Cotton Brewing Company

    626 Oak St. Adrian, MI

    Led by Eric Steinke

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  • Men's Group

    A new men's group is in the works. They will meet at 8:00 a.m. some weekday morning. If you are interested and available, please contact Pastor Sarrault.

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  • Sunday Morning Classes

    from 9:45-10:45, we're offering :

    • "He Chose the Nails" - God reveals His gift of love to us in the cross of His Son, led by Stan Masters, in the Mary Martha Room
    • "Biblical Stories for Life", led by Mike Osborne in the Preschool Room downstairs
    • New Member Class with Pastor in the Apostles Room. Starts March 12th


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  • College Students

    Sundays 9:45-10:45 am

    "At The Crossroads"

     - Each story in the series reveals in some way how Christ and his cross lead us to follow the path of God's will for us.


    Led by Zach Sarrault

    Held in our Library

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Interested in Serving?

Many hands make light work. If you would like to serve as a teacher or assistant in any of our Faith Builder classes or study groups, please contact Kathy or Eric in the office by calling (517) 265-6998 or clicking either name to send an email.