There are many great classes at St. Mark to help you grow in your faith, with enough variety to meet anyone’s schedule. Whether you want to discuss literature from a Christian perspective, make more sense out of the Old Testament, focus on studies that speak to you as a man or woman, or any number of other topics, St. Mark can help you dig deeper into your faith.
Unless otherwise noted, all studies run September-May.
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Pastor's Class
This group studies books that are written to improve marriages and family life. Currently they are going through Gary Thomas' Cherish. Led by Pastor Terry Breum.
9:20am in the Education Center lobby.
Adult Bible Study
This class is currently studying 1 Thessalonians verse-by-verse. Led by David Barnes.
9:20am in the library.
Digging Deeper
This class studies historical and theological texts in depth. Currently going through J. I. Packer's Knowing God. Co-led by professors Bradley Gundlach and David Luy.
9:20am in the upstairs South Balcony room off of the sanctuary.
Tuesday Morning Study
Study the Bible and famous Christian literature with Pastor Terry Breum. They are currently studying Life Lessons from the Hiding Place by Pam Rosewell Moore, Corrie ten Boom's constant companion for the last 7 years of her life.
10:00am-11:00am in the Fellowship Hall. 
Women's Morning Study
Currently studying Beth Moore's Entrusted: A Study of 2 Timothy. Led by Joy Gajda.
9:30am in the St. Mark Library. 
Women's Evening Study
This class is separate from the morning study. Beginning May 3 through June 7 they will be studying Melissa Spoelstra's First Corinthians: Living Love when We Disagree. Sign up by April 23! Led by Glenda Niffenegger.
6:30pm in the library. 
Growing in Christ
This class, in anticipation of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation in October 2017, just studied Erwin Lutzer's Rescuing the Gospel: The Story and Significance of the Reformation. Led by Barb Ewert. 
6:30pm in the St. Mark Library. Currently not meeting -- stay tuned for updates!
Wednesday Night Bible Study
This small group works through the Bible, book by book. Please bring your Bible! Led by Dan Kwiatkowski.
8:00-9:00pm in the Education Center lobby.
Old Testament Study
(AM & PM)
Studies the Old Testament book-by-book with St. Mark Communications Director, Derek Caldwell. They are currently studying Proverbs
11:00am in the library & 7:00pm in the Education Center (same content is taught during morning & evening session). 
Lydia Circle (Monthly)
This women's gathering is currently studying the names of the Lord in the Old Testament.
Meets second Thursday of each month @ 9:00am, study is 9:30-10:30am in the Education Center
Morning Men's Bible Study
Meetings consist of prayer, Bible study, and fellowship. Currently they are in the Book of Revelation. Led by Dan Kwiatkowski.
7:00am @ Panera Bread in Round Lake Beach.