At various times throughout the year, Pastor’s Classes are offered at Mount Olive Lutheran Church. These classes are taught either by Pastor Defoe or Pastor Giese. Classes normally consist of 8 lessons, taught over a period of weeks. If circumstances require, such as with couples who are taking these classes as part of their pre-marital preparation, classes may be taught at the home of the individuals involved, on dates and times mutually agreed upon.
These classes will be of interest to individuals who are new to the Lutheran church and to its teachings. These classes provide a detailed understanding of Lutheran Christianity. At the conclusion of the class, individuals may become members of Mount Olive, should they so choose.
These classes will also be of interest to those who have been members of Mount Olive for a while, and want a "Refresher Course” in the basics of the faith. As mentioned above, attendance at a Pastor's Class is part of the premarital preparation of individuals who have not been confirmed in the Lutheran Church.
Course sessions cover topics such as:
- God's Will for Humanity
- The Fall into Sin
- The Ten Commandments
- Jesus Christ, The Word made Flesh
- Holy Baptism
- Holy Communion
- Spiritual Gifts
In addition to discussion, classes involve PowerPoint presentations and DVD materials on the Gospels and on the life of Martin Luther. Lesson materials and binders are provided.
For more information, please contact our Administrative Assistant, Mrs. Arletta Wood, at the church office at 306-543-9744.