The Christ Encounter

What if you had the opportunity to interview your favorite celebrity and ask him anything you wanted about his life? What if afterwards that person invited you to tour his home or have dinner with his family? It would probably be the experience of a lifetime.

 

Not too many of us will get the opportunity to hang out with someone famous, but all of us have the opportunity to encounter the most important historical figure of all time at anytime we want. One of the great aspects of Jesus’ love for us is that he is not a distant God who is too important to associate with his people. Jesus invites us to draw near to him in his Word, the Bible, so we can get to know him better, find strength in him for our lives and certainty for our future. In his Word, Jesus speaks tenderly to us and tells us everything he did to secure a place for us in heaven. He assures us of the peace we have with God the Father through the sacrifice he made for our sins on the cross. In his Word, he shepherds us every step of the way to the heaven he has won for us. 

 

Whether you know this Jesus well or have just started to learn about him, the Christ Encounter is a two day seminar that will help participants grow in their understanding and appreciation of their Savior, Jesus. Those new to St. Lucas Lutheran Church will also come away with a good understanding of what our congregation believes and teaches about Jesus and his Word. While there is no obligation to join the church after the seminar, our hope for prospective members is that they would see that St. Lucas is a congregation that listens to the voice of their Shepherd, Jesus, and is a congregation that would love and encourage them on their journey to heaven.

 

There is no cost or obligation to attend the seminar. Meals, snacks and childcare are  available. The class is ideal for adult and teen-aged learners, but pre-teens and younger children may wish to attend with their parents. We would be privileged to have you join us for this seminar and know you will be uplifted during this weekend of growing in Jesus’ promises.  To the right is a typical schedule for the class. If you are interested in attending please contatct Pastor Jim Hoogervorst: 262-626-2680 ext 18 or jhoogervorst@stlucaswels.org. to set up a weekend that works well with yoru schedule. If the weekend seminar format does not work for you please contact Pastor Hoogervorst about setting up an individual lesson on a weekly basis for about 10 weeks. 

The Christ Encounter Schedule

Below is a typical schedule for the Christ Encounter. Please contact us to set up a seminar for a weekend that works with your schedule. 

 

Saturday

Encountering Christ’s Word
        8:30am             Continental Breakfast
        9:00am             Welcome and Introductions
        9:30am             The Great Exchange
        10:00am           What is the Bible?
        10:30am           Break
        10:45am           What is the Bible About?
        11:15am           Getting Familiar with the Bible?
        11:30pm           Video Presentation
        12:00pm           Lunch 

Encountering the Father, Son and Spirit 
        12:30pm           How do we know there is a God?
        1:00pm             Who is the one true God?
        2:00pm             Who are Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit?
        3:00pm             Break
    

Encountering Christ’s Grace (Part 1)
        3:15pm             What is the Work of Jesus Christ ?
        4:30pm             What is the Work of the Holy Spirit?
        5:00pm             Dismissal

Sunday, 

 

Encountering Christ in Worship
Participants in "The Christ Encounter” are cordially invited to attend our normally scheduled weekend activities:

        8 or 10:30am     Worship
        9:15am                Bible Class

Encountering Christ’s Grace (Part 2)
        11:45am            Lunch 
        12:15pm           What do Jesus and the Holy Spirit do in Baptism?
        1:00pm              What do Jesus and the Holy Spirit do in                                                        Communion?
        2:00pm              Break
  

Encountering Christ’s Church
        2:15pm              What and where is Christ’s Church?
        3:15pm              What will Christ do for his Church in the end?
        4:00pm              Dismissal

262-626-2680

 

1417 Parkview Dr

Kewaskum, WI 

 

church@stlucaswels.org

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