Adult Ministries at St. Andrew offer opportunities to grow in faith, expand your understanding of the Word, and bring you into a closer, more meaningful relationship with God and his son, Jesus Christ. There are a variety of Adult Education class offerings each Sunday at 9:45 am. You can also join a small group to study the Bible or read and discuss other faith-focused books, and you can participate in our Senior Fellowship Group.
Adult Education at St. Andrew has as its primary focus to help members of our congregation learn and grow as Christian disciples - to be persons who are whole-heartedly and knowledgeably following Jesus Christ. For more information, contact Pastor Kyle.
Adult Ed Fall 2019
The Stories We Tell
October 13, 20, 27, & November 3
Join the Rev. Jan Rippentrop and the St. Andrew Stewardship Team to discover the power of personal testimony in community.
Testimony is a true, first-person account. While it has come, over time, to carry additional connotations of emotionally-laden or persuasive rhetoric, it is, at its core, the practice of making a public statement about what you have seen, heard, and experienced yourself.
Learn with other show your story intersects with the story of God and the story of our community.
Vital worship center the hearts, minds, and lives of the followers of Christ. Filled with song, prayer, spoken word, and active response, our worship shapes our lives and expresses our love. Join us in a listening post as we talk about our worship at St. Andrew and think about how our worship can more completely and richly express our praise of God and our witness to others.
On Calling a Pastor
with Rev. Dr. Danie de Beer
During this interim period between permanently installed pastors, we naturally look ahead to our next pastor for St. Andrew. Many of you may be wondering when and how this all takes place. Join Interim Pastor Danie de Beer as he shares with us the process of calling a pastor in the Presbyterian Church (USA).
with Rev. Dr. Danie de Beer
Christians not only follow Jesus Christ, they also observe a decidedly unique calendar which shapes and informs the weekly rhythm of prayer, study, worship, and service of our discipleship. Come and learn more about how Christians see time.
Signing with Babies & Children
with Sara Penn
One of the great miracles of life is the learning of our first words. Join St. Andrew member Sara Penn as she shares about deepening our communication with our children through signing.
Stories and Cents: Resourcing Our Mission
St. Andrew's Stewardship and Finance Teams will present updated information on our church finances and annual budget. They will provide the inside perspective on what happens in our ministry support teams. The presentation is a starting point for more discussion about the link between our many resources and our church ministries.
They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Day by day, as they spent much time together in the temple, they broke bread at home and ate their food with glad and generous hearts, praising God and having the goodwill of the people. And day by day the Lord added to their number those who were being saved. Acts 2:42, 46-47
When Jesus called his disciples he joined them with strong bonds of fellowship as a group of twelve! Since that time, Christians around the world have discovered the power of small group community. Worship at St. Andrew can be a joyous experience, but worship alone does not fill our need for daily encouragement and practical ministry. Within a variety of small groups, St. Andrew members and friends experience growth as they share the ordinary concerns and celebrations of daily life.
Currently there are a number of small groups at
St. Andrew that meet to share their lives of Christian faith, spur one another onto spiritual growth, and learn together in discipleship.
Basic Christian Community: Each St. Andrew small group possesses its own distinct personality, but all our groups encourage the practice of core Christian practices. Small group meetings typically last an hour and a half and include Biblical reflection, prayer, and the sharing of daily concerns.
Small Group Resources: Many of our groups use the readings from the weekly lectionary as the focus of their Biblical reflection. Others use online video-based small group studies from RightNow Media. Recent titles that group shave studied include "The Good Book" with Kyle Idleman and Deron Spoo, "The DNA of Joy: Finding Joy in Everyday Life" with Greg Surratt, "Simplify: Unclutter Your Soul" with Bill Hybels, "The Influential Disciple" by Scott and Karen Hagen, "The Wonder Life" by Mike Foster, and "The Anatomy of a Disciple".
For more information about small groups at
St. Andrew, click here.
It is in fellowship that we create a healthy St. Andrew community and provide opportunities for new people to become integrated into the life of the church. When we assemble together for worship, ministry, and social events, we develop meaningful Christ-centered friendships for all generations. Genuine fellowship is demonstrated when we each open our lives and homes to others in the congregation. And through our fellowship and faith in Jesus Christ, our oneness and unity become evident to the community.
Throughout the year the Fellowship Team works hard to plan events for the whole congregation to attend providing these opportunities for friendship and oneness. These events include:
- The St. Andrew Chili-Cook Off in conjunction with Souper Bowl Sunday
- St. Andrew Night dinners (hosted in members' homes throughout the year)
- Maundy Thursday supper
- Annual hayride and hot dog roast
- Christmas Caroling Party in December at Oaknoll Retirement Center and throughout the neighborhood
One other way the Fellowship Team provides to the
St. Andrew congregation is through coordination of receptions for memorial services. The team is still in need of more volunteers who occasionally make cookies or bars or help serve at a reception. If you are interested in this type of mission, please contact Ruth Dane at 319/330.8953 or Joellen Roffman at 319/351.3141.
The Neighborhood Ministry was developed to create personal connections within the congregation. All St. Andrew members and active non-members are assigned a neighborhood number depending upon the location of their residence. The neighborhood coordinator facilitates and hosts activities in their neighborhood, or at the church, in conjunction with a deacon assigned to that neighborhood. If you are unsure of your neighborhood designation, contact Office and Communications Administrator, Sarah Dyck, in the St. Andrew office.