Green and purple circles floating like bubbles around all 4 edges. 3 photos in circles: People of varied ages, genders, races, ethnicities, top left 3 around a table, bottom right, 2 at voting booths; bottom left: close-up of a mic with a crowd in the background. Text: Civic Life and Faith

Bible Study

Join our tradition of nurturing and nourishing faith.

Our study of the Bible is an opportunity to read and ask questions about Scripture, tradition, faith and what each means in the world today.

Civic Life and Faith


Weekly through July 18:

  • Wednesdays, 7:30 – 8:30 PM in person (GSLC lounge, main level, across from the worship space)
  • Thursdays, 11 AM – 12 PM online (see Zoom info below)

How do people of faith engage questions of democracy, faith and public life?

How do Christians think about these topics and share our views with others?

Being civically engaged is vital for disciples because through government many of the needs of our neighbors are met—or ignored.

Join Pastor Kate and Vicar Amy for a 6 week study on Civic Life and Faith, a new social statement in development by the ELCA

  • Session 1: How Is God’s Invitation to Discipleship Lived Out in a Democracy?
  • Session 2: How Do Christians Address Controversial Civic Issues?
  • Session 3: What Are Lutheran Views on Civic Life?
  • Session 4: What Are the Objectives of Democracy in the United States?
  • Session 5: What's Faith-based Living Got to Do with Civic Life?
  • Session 6: How Do We Go in Peace to Love and Serve the Lord in Civic Life?

Questions? Contact Pastor Kate


Join via Zoom


Meeting ID: 820 2308 7932

Passcode: 785905


Or join by phone: 301-715-8592

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About Bible Study

Ages: Adults (Youth Bible study happens in the context of Sunday School and Confirmation classes.)

Typical schedule: Multi-week sessions several times each year:

Thursdays, 11 AM - Noon

We hold Bible studies throughout the year, typically in small group format, usually alternating study between an Old Testament and New Testament book. Pastor Kate or Vicar Amy lead the classes, which are informal in nature with time for checking in with each other, reading and discussion. Often there is a brief video to accompany the study.

Recent studies have included:

All are welcome to join in at any time and it's okay if you can’t attend every class, need to leave early or arrive late. Nonmembers are welcome!

Questions? Contact Pastor Kate