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. 


Connections

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 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.


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!


Discipleship Resources


Disciple, Discipling, Discipleship: An article on....you 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. 


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


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.