List of Learning Groups

Learning through Bible Study as the primary agenda. 

 

ADULT EDUCATION

Sunday Classes gather for the purpose of delving deeper into our faith through study of the Bible and/or other Christian resources. They meet at 9:45 AM Sundays in the Chapel (436). Contact Paul Crownhart, paulcrownhart@gmail.com, (309) 662-5703.

Faith and Life Study members gather for the purpose of delving deeper into our faith through study of the Bible and/or other Christian resources. They meet 9:30-10:30 AM Thursdays during the program year in the Fellowship Hall (340). All are welcome, especially retirees. Contact Pastor Christine McNeal, christine@stjohnsbloomington.org, (309) 827-6121 ext. 251.

Learning Small Groups meet for the purpose of studying the Bible and other Christian material for fellowship, mutual prayer, and support. They meet in homes or at the church. We have multitudes of these groups and encourage you to get involved. Contact Pastor Christine McNeal, christine@stjohnsbloomington.org, (309) 827-6121 ext. 251. A few of the types of groups available:
• Couples groups of all ages.
• Singles groups of all ages.
• Men’s groups of all ages.
• Women’s groups of all ages.
• Mixed groups of all ages.

Membership Class participants gather for the purpose of teaching potential St. John’s members what it means to be part of St. John’s. The class meets monthly. Contact Melissa Drobnak, melissa@stjohnsbloomington.org, (309) 827-6121 ext. 211.

Men’s Bible Study members gather for the purpose of studying the Bible as well as spending time sharing knowledge and insight; ending with everyone’s participation in prayer. They meet at 7:30 AM Fridays in Room 179. Contact David Roehrig, xusaf1@gmail.com, (309) 726-1589. 

Moms’ Bible Study members gather for the purpose of learning through small group Bible study and support for each other in the role of mother and grandmother. They meet 9-11 AM Thursdays during the school year in the Loft (365). Contact Ann Marie Sellenrick, annemariediener@gmail.com, (559) 410 2354. 

CHILDREN’S MINISTRY ACTIVITIES  

Joy Zone Children’s Ministries gathers for the purpose of boldly leading children to know God, live like Jesus, and share love through the Spirit. They meet at 9:45 AM on Sundays (September–April) throughout the entire church. Welcome/information stations are located on the upper balcony, Noah’s Ark Preschool, and the west entrance. Contact Laura Freyman, laura@stjohnsbloomington.org, (309) 827-6121 ext. 225.

Vacation Bible School (VBS) gathers for the purpose of creating a fun, interactive immersion experience for children, ages 3½ through fifth grade to know God, live like Jesus, and share love through the Spirit. VBS meets for one week in the summer. Contact Laura Freyman, laura@stjohnsbloomington.org, (309) 827-6121 ext. 225.

JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL ACTIVITIES

 Thrive participants gather for the purpose of building relationships with God and each other through intentional small groups. Thrive meets three Wednesdays per month (during the school year) and registration is required. Visit www.stjohnsbloomington.org/family for more information. Contact Rob Gieraltowski, rob@stjohnsbloomington.org, (309) 827-6121 ext. 223.

Faith Works and LOMC Week are two separate weeks that take place in the summer with hiking, canoeing, team building, Bible study, service work, and more and is open to all incoming sixth through eighth graders. Visit www.stjohnsbloomington.org/family for more information or contact Rob Gieraltowski, rob@stjohnsbloomington.org, (309) 827-6121 ext. 223.

Genesis gathers at 9:45 AM Sunday mornings in the Junior High Room (173) for fellowship, scripture study, prayer, mission exposure, and more. Genesis meets during the school year and is open to all current sixth through eighth graders. There is no registration required. Visit www.stjohnsbloomington.org/family or contact Rob Gieraltowski, rob@stjohnsbloomington.org, (309) 827-6121 ext. 223. 

SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL ACTIVITIES

 Ignite Small Group members meet every other week on either Wednesday or Sunday nights. Groups meet during the school year. Small groups have six to nine teens with two adult shepherd leaders. Groups either meet in the homes or at the church. This ministry creates small Christian communities from within the larger youth community to foster strong mentoring relationships with faith-filled adults, to study the Bible, and share in prayer, service ministry, and fellowship. Visit www.stjohnsbloomington.org/family or contact Steve Terry, steve@stjohnsbloomington.org, (309) 827-6121 ext. 215.

Leadership Lab is a group of senior high youth that participates in a week-long Christian leadership training at Augustana College in July. This week is run by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) synods of Illinois. Contact Steve Terry, steve@stjohnsbloomington.org, (309) 827-6121 ext. 215.