Servant Leadership Academy

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Download the SLA Course Catalog below!

Servant Leadership Academy is our new model of confirmation. We are exceedingly excited about this new endeavor. Servant Leadership Academy at First Lutheran Church helps people explore, engage and encounter faith as they study side by side with people of all ages. The goal is not to reach a destination; the goal is the journey itself. Our Servant Leadership Academy is designed after a university model where participants will engage in 6 core classes, and choose from a number of electives classes as well as enrichment experiences. The courses are all designed to be intergenerational and are open to the entire congregation. After completing the 40 steps of Servant Leadership Academy, participants will be able to articulate their faith through: Creating a personal mission statement; defining their values; establishing practices in their daily lives.
New courses being offered are as follows:

Church Gets Weird
Wednesdays, February 22 ­- March 8, 8 p.m., in the Adult Ed. Room
Romans 12:6 tells us “In his grace, God has given us different gifts for doing certain things well.” What has God equipped you to do?

Faith and Science
Wednesdays, February 22 ­- March 29, 8 p.m., in the Chapel
Faith and science can complement one another. This class will facilitate a conversation of how faith intersects with our existing understanding of creation.

Exploring Other Faiths
Sundays, March 5 - March 26, 10:10 a.m., in the Chapel
All ages are welcome to come learn about other faiths, particularly the Muslim faith!

Crazy Talk
Wednesdays, March 15 - March 29, 8 p.m., in the Adult Ed. Room
We use some big words in the church: sacrament, atonement, redemption, Eucharist, eschatology, Armageddon, etc. What in the world are we talking about?

Selfies, Snaps, and Retweets
Sundays, April 2 - April 9, 10 a.m., in the Chapel
We all love social media–until it bites. For those who love selfies, posting instagram pics, snapchat streaks, and tweets, come discover how we can use social media well.

Gym Time with Jesus
Wednesdays, April 5 - May 17, 7 p.m., in the Gym (no class on April 12)
Faith in action: because you can play sports and love Jesus too. A great way to have fun, build relationships, and get some steps in.

How to Pray
Wednesdays, April 19 - May 17, 7 p.m., in the Chapel.
Does prayer feel awkward, clumsy, and intimidating? Jesus taught us to pray a long time ago. This course dives deeper into prayer: how, why, what, and when.

Human Face of Climate Change
Wednesdays, April 19 - May 17, 8 p.m., in the Chapel.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. Did you know these are Biblical? In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. Then, he told mankind to watch over it. The course will brainstorm ways our church can be more responsible and take care of the earth!

Seamless for Girls
Wednesdays, April 5 - May 24, 7 p.m., in Crosstalk Café. (no class on April 12)
Seamless is a seven-session study for middle and high school girls that covers major events from the Bible, tying them together into the greater story of Scripture. The goal is to lead girls to a complete understanding of God’s story as seen from Genesis to Revelation. Each session will feature people, places, and promises including maps, general Bible facts, word studies, and key information that ties all of Scripture together into the seamless truth of the gospel message.

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