ADULT MINISTRIES

Whether you’re young or young at heart, single or married, there’s something for everyone in our church family. We invite you to check out our Bible studies, service or fellowship opportunities at any time during the year. All offer a great way to explore God’s Word, develop relationships and make valuable contributions with your God-given gifts.

LIFE GROUPS

We love to connect with and learn from the King of all kings. This happens in church on Sunday mornings and when we gather around God's Word in fellowship. We invite you to join one of our Life Groups and connect with each other and with God as He strengthens your faith through His Word.

 

Life Groups provide each person in King of Kings a place to grow, to connect, to encourage and be encouraged, and to serve. It is in the company of other believers that God calls, gathers, enlightens, and sanctifies us. He builds our faith, causing it to grow through the mutual study of His Word. It is in community that life's problems become manageable. We lean on each other for ideas, support, and encouragement. And as a community, it is easier to serve our brothers and sisters in Christ and the people we call family, friend, neighbor, and stranger, giving them a firsthand account of God's good work in our lives.

Because we have different kinds of people, there are different kinds of Life Groups. Most of our Life Groups are Bible study orientated, studying topics found in Scripture or going through a book in the Bible. Some groups are focused on outreach, and others are simply about spending time together fellowshipping with other Christians. Many of our groups dedicate some time to fellowship and serving others along with studying God's Word.

 

Scroll through our options for this fall. They are organized by day and time, beginning with Sunday. You can sign up for a Life Group at the bottom of this page.

Love Unending: Rediscovering Your Marriage in the Midst of Family

When: Sunday mornings during Sunday School

Time: 10:30 am

Leader: Lori Bennett

In the process of working through Becky Thompson’s book “Love Unending: Rediscovering Your Marriage in the Midst of Family,” as well as, looking at famous married couples in the Bible, the group will learn ways to rekindle and recapture the love they first felt for their spouses amongst the everyday stress and chaos of keeping up with their homes, children, and careers.

Christianity 101

When: Sunday mornings during Sunday School

Time: 10:30 am

Leader: Alvin Bennett

This ten-week look at the fundamentals of the Christian faith and Lutheran Confessions helps to prepare potential new members to join the family at King of Kings by reviewing the “basics” of what we believe, teach, and confess. 

 

We will cover the 10 Commandments, the Creed, the Lord’s Prayer, Baptism, and Holy Communion plus other topics. We will also learn about each other and about our life together at King of Kings.

 

Target Audience: Those interested in becoming members of King of Kings, and any current members who would like to review our faith and meet with potential new members.

King of Kings' Artisans Guild

When: Sunday mornings during Sunday School

Time: 10:30 am, in-person at church

Leader: Matt Hewlett

This fall, we will work through God's Word on Canvas by Joe and Cindy Garland.

This study guide explores six concepts of the Christian faith - hope, belief, purpose, God's will, strength, and history - connected with works of art by Van Gogh, Rembrandt, and more. Each of these sessions will include Bible study, discussion of art and Scripture, and art prompts to encourage participants to explore faith in their own creative medium.

Interspersed in the calendar we will also have casual weeks with themed activities, open studio sessions, and collaborative art projects.

Not an artist? Can't draw more than a stick figure? No problem! This Life Group for all ages is not reserved only for the next Monet. Anyone who loves art and craftsmanship, anyone who's interested in learning about who God is and what He has done for us through visual and hands-on explorations will find enrichment through this group. And, who knows, you just might make a happy accident of your own!

Ephesians: Wholeness for a Broken World (Growing Older and Wiser)

When: Sunday mornings during Sunday School

Time: 10:30 am, in-person at church and online using Zoom

Leader: Judy Pluenneke & Mary Ann Gill

Broken marriages…

      Shattered friendships…

             War between nations…

                       Racial divisions…

We live in a broken world! How can the pieces be put back together? In Ephesians, Paul lifts the veil from the future to allow us to see God's plan to unite everyone and everything in Christ. 

      Studying this book will RENEW YOUR HOPE!

Come and join us as we continue to…….. grow Older and grow Wiser!

Angels Standing Guard (Women of the Word)

When: Sunday mornings during Sunday School

Time: 10:30 am, in-person at church

Leader: Nancy Brisbois

An 8 week discovery of what the Bible tells us about Angels. This study will help us sort out much of
the bad information that we receive from some very misguided sources. We will explore the genuine source of truth - God's Word.

This is a study option for women who are still working outside the home and unable to attend any of the
studies offered on weekday mornings…ALL women are welcome!

Hebrews (Young at Heart)

When: Tuesday mornings

Time: 9:00 am, in-person at church and online using Zoom

Leader: Pastor Chris Brynestad

The best just got better—it’s a favorite slogan with advertisers. It’s not that our previous product was poor. It’s just that the current one is superior. The book of Hebrews might well use the same slogan. The best just got better. There was nothing inferior about the Jewish religion. It was given by God and designed by God. Every principle, rule, and ritual had a wealth of meaning. The Old Testament served as a faithful guide for thousands of people over thousands of years. It was the best offered to man. But when Christ came, the best got better.

Pastor Brynestad is leading this study on the book of Hebrews for 10 weeks this Fall. We will follow Max Lucado’s book, Life Lessons from Hebrews. We will see how the author skillfully guides the Jews in avoiding falling back into their old ways and see that Jesus is the better way.

2 Peter & Jude: A Christian Response to a Pagan World

When: Tuesday Evenings

Time: 7:00 pm, online using Zoom

Leader: Alvin Bennett

This online study examines two short epistles that together provide a powerful response to a world of false teachers and others who mock the faith by reminding us of the qualities God has given us as we persevere in this life. 

 

Through Peter’s confession of Christ and Jude’s uplifting praise, we examine our growth in grace and knowledge until Christ’s return.

Galatians

When: Wednesday nights

Time: 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Leader: Jennifer Hicks

Max Lucado's Life Lessons from Galatians is a study on Paul's letter to the Galatians. Written by one who had known slavery, he declares and defines Christian liberty.


Many of the early Christians were Jewish Christians accustomed to following the Law and had started substituting human effort for God's gift of grace.


Key Themes:

  • Salvation comes by grace, not works.

  • We should bear fruit of the Holy Spirit in our lives.

  • We will reap in life what we have sown in life.

Meeting the Spirit

When: Thursday mornings

Time: 9:00 am, in-person at church and online using Zoom

Leader: Judy Pluenneke & Mary Ann Gill

This bible study by Douglas Connelly examines various aspects of the Holy Spirit. We will study scripture to gain an understanding of how the Holy Spirit 

    • Changes our lives;

    • Speaks to us;

    • Renews us;

    • Empowers us;

    • Guides us;

    • Liberates us;

    • Equips us;

    • Transforms us; and,

    • Influences us.

King's Men

When: 1st, 3rd, and 5th Thirsty Thursdays

Time and location: 6:00 pm at Red Horn Coffee House & Brewing Co.

Leaders: Stephan George & Pastor Chris Brynestad

This gathering provides a great opportunity for men to unwind and fellowship over a freshly brewed tea, a cup of coffee, or a pint of beer. These men love to ask questions, share stories, and catch up on what's going on in each other's life, praying for each other's concerns and needs. The goal is to encourage each other and build each other up.