Through the educational Ministries at Mount Olive, it is our hope that people of all ages would learn and grow in the knowledge and love of Christ!

Explore the links above for information on our educational ministries for children and youth as well as the page for our Fall small group Bible studies, or read below for information on our Sunday school class, Connections, and our library of free downloadable study guides and devotional resources. 


Connecting Christ + The Congregation

Sunday mornings at 9:15

Christian education for ALL AGES!

Gather with others of all ages + life stages, around God's Word and grow in faith together! The interactive structure will include digging into a weekly reading from God's Word, connecting the Small Catechism to daily life, and joining together in prayer and song!

This fall we are embarking on a journey through the Old Testament with the Patriarchs. We invite you to join us on Sunday mornings in the Great Room! We gather at 9:15 am with our study beginning at 9:30.

"Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with God’s people and also members of his household, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone. In him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord. And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit." - Ephesians 2:19-22 (NIV)

Congregational Memory Verses

Each month our congregation joins together in learning a piece of scripture. For handy reference, here are our recent and current verses. Check back each month for updated, printable versions. Click each image to be taken to the passage on Bible Gateway.

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Personal Study Resources

Here you can find a variety of resources to aid your personal and devotional study on a variety of subjects, prepared by Dr. Bill Cullen. Click on the red titles to download. We hope these bless and strengthen your Christian walk!

Bible Study Resources

A Go- To Guide: Dr. Cullen's resource for anyone interested in digging deeper into personal and devotional Bible study.

Gospel of John study guide - to accompany our Monday morning Bible study study

1st Epistle of John study guide

Heilsgeschichte: a study on the unfolding of God's covenant promises

Gospel of Matthew Study Guide: Dr. Bill has made us a number of these studies on various books of the Bible, to accompany and/or guide you in personal study of each book. Enjoy!

Gospel of Mark Participant's Guide: the devotional guide from the Connections summer 2020 session, which can be used anytime you find yourself studying this Gospel. 

Gospel of Mark Devotional: to accompany personal study of Mark.

Gospel of Luke Study Guide: to accompany personal study of Luke.

Romans Study Guide: to accompany personal study of Romans. 

Galatians Study Guide: to accompany personal study of Galatians.

Ephesians Study Guide: to accompany personal study of Ephesians.

Philippians Study Guide: to accompany personal study of Ephesians.

Colossians Study Guide: to accompany personal study of Colossians.

James Study Guide: to accompany personal study of James.

Micah Study Guide: The Mt Olive Staff is currently studying Micah together; this is the guide we are using. Sharing with anyone who wants to study this book on their own; feel free to ask questions of Dr. Bill or the Pastoral staff!

1st & 2nd Thessalonians Study Guide: to accompany personal study of Thessalonians. 

1st & 2nd Peter Study Guide: to accompany personal study of Peter.

Pastoral Epistles: to accompany personal study of Timothy, Titus and more.

Discipleship Resources

Disciple, Discipling, Discipleship: An article guessed, it, what it means to be a Disciple! 

Activating the Church : A resource for honing vision in mission. This can be applied to our daily lives, as well as our church lives. 

Jesus did not Come to Set Up a Program: A tool to get us to think about how we "do" church, and what assumptions we bring to church work.

Cutting to Grow: Who do we want to be? Who does God want us to be?

Mission/Outreach Resources

Neighboring Article- What does it mean to be a neighbor, and how can this be part of our Christian mission?

Five Point Friend - advice on intentional friendship

Proclaiming the Gospel Vs Defending the Gospel: What is the difference and why is it important?

Education Resources

Being Strategic in Christian Education: A resource to get us thinking about missional thinking in discipleship and education.

Christian Education Using the Social Sciences: Using educational theory and methodologies to enrich the teaching-learning experience

Teaching With Humility: Education Vs Indoctrination: A guide on this nuanced distinction and how it comes to bear on the effectiveness of our teaching. 

Word Study--Kingdom: A detailed guide on how to do a Biblical word study and teach concepts surrounding the Bible's references to the Kingdom

Word Study--Love: A detailed guide on how to do a Biblical word study and teach concepts surrounding the Bible's various love languages

Theology Resources

Luther's Theology: an introductory guide to some of Luther's theology

Luther's Treatise on Christian Liberty: a guide for the study and application of this core text on Lutheran discipleship

Law and Gospel: This is a phrase we hear a lot, but how do we understand it?

Justification and Sanctification: Two integral concepts with a lot to unpack. A guide for doing so. 

One Way to Measure Spiritual Maturity: What does it mean to have spiritual maturity?

Confession with Conviction: notes on understanding confession, conviction and forgiveness