Adult Bible Forum



Each Sunday morning following a brief time of fellowship and refreshments, the adults among us gather in the lounge for presentations lead by Pastor Johnson, members of First Saint Paul's and community leaders. Each session, focused on connecting our lives with the truths found in God's Word, are opportunities to nurture our faith through lively discussions involving deeper faith and life issues. We gain insight through bible study, from past and present theological scholarship, and from the sharing of each other's life experiences.

Home Bible Study


This small group meets most first and third Tuesday evenings at the Hendricksen's home in Logan Square for dinner, followed by bible study and discussion on timely topics of interest to the group. Resuming this fall on September 5, we begin our discussion of Faithful Presence: Seven Disciplines That Shape the Church for Mission by David E. Fitch. Contact Dan and Amy Hendricksen through the church office at 312-642-7172 for more information. We look forward to getting to know you.

Bible Study


Looking for an uplifting way to spend one lunch hour each week? This small group enjoys the fellowship and faith nurturing opportunity of a guided discussion through individual books of the Bible with Pastor Johnson. Many of us bring our own lunch and the occassional treat to share with the rest of the group. Contact Pastor Johnson through the church office at 312-642-7172 for more information.

Recently, following our study of the book of Exodus, our small group experienced a personal guided tour of the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago's exhibit of artifacts from the time of the Exodus of the Israelites, ancient Egypt, Babylon, and the ancient Middle East with Pastor Ryan Tietz, Professor of Hebrew and Old Testament at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, IN. It was an educational and eye-opening experience for all of us.

Book Club




This bi-weekly book club delves into rich texts on a variety of subjects throughout the year. Our most recent subjects include Rosa Young’s Light in the Dark Belt, Luther: Biography of a Reformer, and The Theology of the Cross for the 21st Century. We begin with a new book on September 21. Contact Marlo Schulz-Kittl through the church office at 312-642-7172 with questions.