Adults

A place to be formed in the image of Christ for the sake of our neighbors.

We’re committed to creating spaces, in-person and online, where we can be formed to love God and our neighbors more deeply. It takes on lots of shapes, but they’re all intended to help us deepen our journey with Jesus and love for our neighbors.

A community where you'll learn to wrestle with the tensions between the story of God and the stories going on all around us.

Bible Studies & Gatherings.

Meetinghouse Church embraces the call to be formed in the image of Christ for the sake of our neighbors throughout our adult ministries and learning forums, it’s through these opportunities that we stretch and grow our faith while building community with one another. Here’s what’s happening on different days of the week:

Monday Morning Adult Bible Study

Dive into the book of Acts as we track the first Christians and their attempts to follow Jesus and be the Church in their day and age. Led by Dr. Christian Collins Winn, this study promises to challenge and invite you to see the Scriptures afresh and anew.

– Starting date: September 19th, 2022 – May 15th, 2023
– Time: 10am-11:30am
– Frequency: Weekly
– Location: Gathering Room + Zoom
– Cost: $25

Register: Sign up here.


Monday Morning Women’s Bible Study
An opportunity to immerse in the book of Philippians through Beth Moore’s study, The Surpassing Value of Knowing Christ.

– Dates: October 17th – November 28th
– Time: 9:30- 11:30am
– Frequency: Weekly
– Location: Hearth Room
– Cost: $20

Register: Sign up here.


Monday Night Women’s Bible Study
An opportunity to connect with other women and wrestle with matters of faith and life through gathering around both a book and scripture as we share our lives with one another.

– Dates: September 26th – December 5th (no meeting on October 31st or November 14th)
– Time: 6:30pm-8pm
– Frequency: Weekly
– Location: Hearth Room + Zoom
– Cost: $20

Register: Sign up here.

Wednesday Women
Gather with other women for a deeper dive into our stories and prayer together.

– Starting date: September 14th
– Time: 8:30am-10:00am
– Frequency: Weekly
– Location: Hearth Room + Zoom (Password: Fellowship)
– Cost: None

Register: None required


Centering Prayer

Join us as trained facilitators lead us in one to two periods of Centering Prayer — a form of listening for God in silence — and Lectio Divina, an ancient way of reading the Scriptures to hear the voice of Jesus.

– Date: 1st Wednesday of the month beginning on October 5th
– Time: Wednesdays 10:30 – 11:30am
– Frequency: Monthly
– Location: Library
– Cost: None
– Register: None required.


Animate: Faith and Practice

Who is God? What is faith? Why pray? Why bother with church? Join us for an exploration into life’s deepest questions.

– Starting date: September 14th, 2022
– Time: Wednesdays 6:30 – 7:30pm
– Frequency: Weekly
– Location: Great Hall, YouTube + Zoom
– Cost: None
– Register: None required.

Dudes & Donuts
A Bible Study for men.

– Starting date: September 15th
– Time: 7:00 – 8:00am
– Frequency: Weekly
– Location: Library + Zoom
– Cost: None

Register: None required.

 

Kickstart
Delve into Sunday morning’s scripture passage before joining the service.

– Starting date: September 18th
– Time: 8:30am-9:15am
– Frequency: Weekly
– Location: Hearth Room + Zoom
– Cost: None

Register: None required


Turned Upside Down: The Story of the Reformations

A look-back at the revolutionary changes from the Reformations that rocked the theological, social, and political landscape.

– Starting date: September 26th – November 13th
– Time: Sundays at 11:00am
– Frequency: Weekly
– Location: Great Hall + YouTube + Zoom
– Cost: None

Register: None required.

Classes.

We don’t always have the answers, but we’re learning to wrestle with the tensions in God’s Word + World. Because of this, we’re always looking for opportunities to learn how following Jesus informs and transforms our life and the lives of our neighbors.

Who is God? What is faith? Why pray? Why bother with church? Join us for an exploration into life’s deepest questions. 

– Starting date: September 14th
– Time: Wednesdays from 6:15 – 7:30pm.
– Frequency: Weekly
– Location: Great Hall, YouTube + Zoom
– Cost: None
– Register: None required. 

Scripture Circles is a different kind of Bible Study, seeking to help people ask better questions of the Scriptures, feel more comfortable with wrestling and wonder, find the courage to add their voice to the conversation, and listen for how God might still be speaking to them through the ancient narratives. Scripture Circles is a ministry partnership with 40 Orchards meant to form curious and deeply rooted people of faith in our midst.

– Dates: January 23rd, 2023, March 20th, 2023, and May 8th, 2023
– Time: 6:30 – 8:30pm
– Location: Hearth Room
– Cost: Optional free will offering

Register: Visit the 40 Orchards website here to register.

Who is Christ for us today? Engage the Advent season of waiting through Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s enduring question and his intersecting concepts of discipleship, vicarious representative action, “doing justice among humans,” and the view from below.

Led by Dr. Lori Brandt Hale, Professor and Chair in the Department of Religion & Philosophy at Augsburg University.

– Dates: December 4th and 11th
– Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm
– Location: Great Hall + YouTube + Zoom
– Cost: None

Register: None required.

A dive into life’s deepest questions over beer. No matter how much theology you do or don’t know, we welcome your voice at our tables.

– Dates: January 12th, 2023 (Nine Mile Brewing), February 9th, 2023 (Wooden Hill Brewing)
– Time: 6:00 -7:30pm
– Cost: None

Gather with other women this Holy Holiday.

Join us (and invite women and girls of all ages who are in your life to come as well!) as we celebrate this Holy Holiday. Featuring stories about the meaning of Christmas, delicious brunch food, and special musical guest Dane Stauffer performing Christmas favorites. You won’t want to miss it! 

P.S. Want to get a bit of Christmas shopping done that day or pick up some Christmas cookies? Fair Anita and Into the Forrest will be onsite along with a Cookie Bake Sale (portions of the proceeds will go to support our Mission of the Month).

– Date: December 3rd
– Time: 9:30 – 11:30am
– Location: Great Hall
– Cost: Tickets are $10 per person – or purchase a whole table at $50 and get 6 tickets for the price of 5!

Register: Click here to register.

Small Groups.

Regardless of your age, stage, or season of life, your journey matters. This Fall, we invite you to share that journey with others in a similar phase of life. Interested in being part of a small group but don't see your stage of life represented? We're looking to expand our initial range of groups - if you're interested in hosting, reach out to Michele Steinke by emailing msteinke@meetinghouse.church. We also invite you to look at the groups on the rest of this page to find a place where you can connect.

Connect with others exploring the earlier stages of adulthood. This group is made up of those in their 20ish-30ish range. The aim is to build a support network, have fun and meaningful conversations around faith and life.

– Host: Haley Larson
– Dates & Locations: 

  • October 11th (Haley Larson’s House),
  • November 17th (Meetinghouse Church)
  • December 15th (Meetinghouse Church)

– Time: 7:00 -9:00pm

Register: Sign up here.

Join other families along with your kids! Aimed for families with kids under 12ish to get to know each other, swap stories, laugh a lot, and support each other in raising great humans. Child care will be provided as well as some snacks for kids and adults. Can’t wait to see you!

– Host: Erin and Gabe Watson
– Location: Meetinghouse Church (Youth Lounge by Gym)
– Dates:

  • October 2nd 
  • October 16th
  • November 13th
  • November 27th
  • December 11th

– Time: 10:45am – 12:00pm

Register: Sign up here.

Join other adults who are raising teens around ages 13ish-18ish. Share stories, support and cheer each other on in this particular season of life. This group will be for adults only. Come as you are and take some time for yourself!

– Hosts: Tim & Christi Anderson, Amanda & Adam Thompson
– Location: Anderson’s House
– Dates:

  • October 13th 
  • November 17th
  • December 15th

– Time: 7:00 – 9:00pm

Register: Sign up here.

Whether you work in finance, law, education, non-profit, education, or another field, sometimes the effort to bring your full self to your work and integrate your faith and your professional life can be a challenge. Join with other working professionals as you encourage and support each other through conversation, prayer, and study of the Bible.

– Hosts: TBD, Rev. Dr. Sara Wilhelm Garbers
– Location: Hope Breakfast Bar (St. Louis Park)
– Dates:

  • October 5th
  • October 19th
  • November 2nd
  • November 16th
  • November 30th
  • December 14th

– Time: 7:00 – 8:00(ish)am

Register: Sign up here.