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Adult Education

Equipping adults for faithful service to God and His Church

Adult Education in the Kansas District

 

The Kansas District recognizes the importance of education for Christians of all ages. The Adult Education Committee meets regularly  to assess needs and practices; identify, recommend, and/or create resources and training opportunities; and advocate for strong support of adult education in congregations.

If you have ideas about adult education in the District, contact Jim Bradshaw, Assistant to the President for Education & Youth, at jbradshaw@kslcms.org, or Rev. Mike Penikis, chair of the Adult Education Committee, at penikis@hopelutheran.org.

THE CONGREGATION AT PRAYER

Looking for guidance when it comes to daily prayer and devotion? Check out The Congregation at Prayer, a weekly devotional and catechetical resource. The Congregation at Prayer suggests daily readings, learn-by-heart Scripture and Catechism verses, a hymn to sing, along with a psalm and prayer to pray. It coordinates with the Church calendar and is used by others, so you know you’re not alone. The video above provides a quick tour of the resource.

Below, you’ll find links to The Congregation at Prayer materials for the one-year series (as used at Grace and Trinity in Wichita) and the three-year series (prepared in sets by the Kansas District Adult Education Committee). Use as is or modify—whatever works best for you.

The Congregation at Prayer, one-year series
Link to materials at Grace and Trinity in Wichita

The Congregation at Prayer, three-year series, Series B
Prepared by the Adult Education Committee 
May 31-Aug. 1: Holy Trinity to Pentecost 9

Guide to Using Congregation at Prayer

GETTING THINGS DONE: FINDING TIME TO PRAY

We’re supposed to “pray at all times,” but it can be a challenge to find the time. Our Adult Education Committee recommends the “Getting Things Done” (GTD) workflow. See how it works in this short video (with thanks to Pastor Bryan Wolfmueller for his demo).

RECOMMENDATION LISTS

Need a handy list of recommended resources available from Concordia Publishing House? The Adult Education Committee has put two lists together, one for catechetical and home devotion resources and the other for Bible studies. Download the lists and share with others in your congregation.

Catechetical and Home Devotion Resources

Bible Studies

 

DAILY DEVOTIONS

Higher Things Daily Reflections
For youth and their families

Lutheran Women in Mission (LWML) Mustard Seed Devotions
For Christian growth and Gospel sharing

Lutheran Hour Ministries (LHM) Daily Devotions
Devotions with prayers and brief reflection questions; audio available

Portals of Prayer
A daily devotion resource from Concordia Publishing House (CPH)

Memorial Moment
Daily devotion prepared by Rev. Dr. Scott Murray of Memorial Lutheran Church, Houston; emailed to subscribers

Teaching the Faith in the Home Video Series

“Train up a child in the way he should go …” (Prov. 22:6). It’s a familiar passage, but what does that training involve? The Teaching the Faith in the Home video series covers the basics.

District Staff

Jim Bradshaw
Assistant to the President for Education & Youth
785-357-4441
Fax: 785-357-5071
jbradshaw@kslcms.org

Tami Lierz
Administrative Assistant
tami@kslcms.org
785-357-4441, ext. 5001

Adult Education Committee, 2018-2021

Jim Bauck
Zion, Vassar

Rev. Geoff Boyle
Grace and Trinity, Wichita

Dennis Hintz
St. John’s, Topeka

Rev. Ed Kettner
Emeritus, Lenexa

Rev. Mike Penikis, Chair
Hope, Shawnee

Denise Sprengeler
Trinity, Leavenworth