Adult EducationEquipping 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 email@example.com, or Rev. Mike Penikis, chair of the Adult Education Committee, at firstname.lastname@example.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
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).
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.
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)
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.
Adult Education Committee, 2018-2021
Rev. Geoff Boyle
Grace and Trinity, Wichita
St. John’s, Topeka
Rev. Ed Kettner
Rev. Mike Penikis, Chair