And he took him by the right hand and raised him up; and immediately his feet and ankles were made strong.
— Acts 3:7

Congregational Learning/Small Groups

Are you looking to grow spiritually? Do you long to have a stronger faith but not sure how to do that? Are you looking to make new friends and build relationships?

This is a great place to start!

Growing spiritually doesn’t happen just when we know what Jesus says. It happens when we put His Words into action in our lives and we do that best when we are connected to others within a community of faith. King of Kings offers many opportunities to grow stronger in faith and to be in closer community with others. No matter where you are in your faith walk, we invite you to come, learn and grow in God’s love with others. Please take some time to look through these groups and discussions below and see where God is leading you so you can grow stronger in Him.

If you have questions about any of these opportunities and how you can get involved, please contact the individuals listed with each group or contact Sue Oberg. We would love to help you on your journey of faith!

Sunday Forum offers a convenient way to participate in adult learning before or after attending Sunday morning worship services. Registration is not required and it is unnecessary to attend every week. Coffee and snacks will be provided and everyone is welcome!

Video presentations, guest speakers, in-depth Bible studies, and group fellowship are all important parts of Sunday Forum. The group will often work through various study series that focus on relevant faith questions and dig deeper into God’s Word.

When: Sundays at 8:30 a.m. from September through May
Where: They are meeting via Zoom – contact Jim Ries if you are interested.
Who: Everyone!

September 19  8:30 a.m. West Conference Room
Sunday Forum will resume on September 19 at 8:30 a.m. in the West Conference Room. The topic will be What Makes You Happy? by Andy Stanley. Everybody seeks to be happy. For many people, happiness is measured in moments or fleeting experiences. Andy Stanley will explore 3 things that all happy people have in common.
Connection Groups, or Small Groups as they are better known, give us a place to connect with others and grow in faith while making a large church feel like home! Anyone can start or join a Connection Group with their friends, spouses, or others both in or outside of the church. Groups consist of 6-12 people committed to meeting regularly for study, prayer, and service. Training is provided for those wishing to start a Connection Group of their own.

Life is done in circles, not rows. We circle up around the table. We circle up around the campfire. We circle up around almost everything in life, so why do we try to do this thing called faith in rows?

Many times people wait until they, their marriage, or their families, are falling apart before they seek God and other believers. Wouldn’t those life-turns and ups-and-downs be easier to manage if you knew God was at the wheel and you had a family of faith riding with you? Join a group today and circle up to live out your faith. It is the way God always intended it to be!

For leaders: if you are interested, download our Leader Resource List for Bible Studies to assist you.

If you have general questions, feel free to email Sue Oberg. Watch for new studies beginning this fall!

God’s GALS is a ministry for adult women who are looking for an in-depth bible study, fellowship, service and fun. Every meeting consists of a combination of large and small group study time. Each year, the group comes together for at least one service project and has celebrations and special events that add to the fellowship and learning experience. Check out the new studies below.

SESSION FULL God’s GALS invites you to join us for our fall study of Galatians; Now that Faith has Come by Beth Moore and Melissa Moore.  This is one of the Apostle Paul’s most passionate and fiery letters and yet it is so pertinent to our lives and culture today.  This 7-week study will help us see the freedom we have in Christ and encourage us to stand firm in the truth, stay bold in love and walk in the Spirit. This study will be offered on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday mornings every other week—please check the schedule for details.

Wednesday 9:30–11:30 a.m. starting September 22
Friday 9:30 -11:30 a.m. starting September 17
Saturday 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. starting September 18

Cost for the study is $10 and each person should please purchase your own study book on Amazon.com or Christianbook.com. If you have questions please contact Sue Oberg.

SESSION FULL God’s GALS invites you to join us for the in-depth study of Hebrews called Better by Jen Wilkin. The book of Hebrews will help us learn how Christ is the substance and fulfillment of the Old Testament and gives us insight into how all scripture points to Him. We will walk away with a refreshed reverence and deeper faith in Jesus who is better than anything seen before. This 10-week study is for those who would like to meet weekly and who want to study the Bible without a lot of commentary.  This kind of study helps you learn to read the bible comprehensively, interpret it accurately and apply it to your daily life.

We will meet Wednesdays 9:30–11:30 a.m. starting September 15. Please see the schedule for exact dates.

Please note: this study does have limited space so sign up early as it may fill. The cost of the study is $10 and each person should purchase their own study guide on Amazon.com or Christianbook.com

If you have questions please contact Sue Oberg.

Readers unite! The PM Book Discussion Group is King of Kings’ very own book club that brings readers of all ages together to share thoughts on books and grow in faith. The group meets once every two months to join in fellowship and discuss a book they read the weeks before. One member will lead the discussion and provide insight into the story and its relevance to the Christian faith.
When: Second Monday of even months at 7:00 p.m.
Where: At church—please contact Bev for details.
Who: Avid readers of all ages

Contact
Have questions about the PM Book Discussion Group? Contact Bev Boyer.

The King of Kings Daytime Book Club brings readers of all ages together to discuss books from a Christian viewpoint and grow in faith. One member guides each discussion in the book’s relevance to Christian faith life.

The group meets once every two months to join in fellowship and explore books chosen by the group. Watch for announcements or contact Peggy Sorensen to be added to our email list.

When: Third Monday of odd months
Where: During Covid concerns, we are being flexible regarding time/place/zoom.
Who: Avid readers of all ages
Contact: Peggy Sorensen

King’s Daughters is a women’s Bible study group that provides a casual and relaxed atmosphere for women of all ages to spend time socializing while digging deeper into the Word of God. Each meeting, the group works to better understand scripture and its importance for women’s lives today.

Every year, the King’s Daughters takes on a new Bible study series. Our current study is The Greatest Story: Paul, an exploration of the life of the Apostle Paul, from Acts through the Epistles. If interested contact Carol Berger.
When: Third Tuesday of each month from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Where: Please contact Carol for details.
Who: Women of all ages looking to connect and grow spiritually

Contact
To learn more about The King’s Daughters, contact Carol Berger.

King’s Sisters brings together retired and semi-retired women for the purpose of fellowship and education. Along with monthly meetings at King of Kings that includes lunch and a program, the group also take part in events around the community such as art gallery tours and outings to local restaurants and attractions.
When: Second Thursday of each month
Where: varies
Who: Retired & semi-retired women looking to socialize and grow spiritually.

Contact
For more information about how to get involved with the King’s Sisters, contact:
Ruth Kosek or (651) 739-6962
Jan Olson or (651) 739-2924
Joanne Lillo or (651) 735-2955

This is a very active group of retired men who enjoy socializing, serving, and learning together. The group’s monthly meetings include breakfast and an educational and inspirational guest speaker. The men also stay active by taking on various projects around the church and the community as the need arises. The men are currently not meeting in person due to Covid. Please contact Richard for details.
When: 2nd Tuesday of every month at 8 a.m.
Where: Holy Grounds Café
Who: Retired men looking to learn and grow with others

Contact
For more information about the Retired Men’s Group, contact Richard Boyer.

Man Up Men’s Ministry’s vision is to challenge men to be bold and intentional leaders in their home, work and community to create a Godly legacy. This is accomplished by encouraging men to connect with other men of King of Kings and the community through fellowship, discipleship and service. The group’s monthly meetings are centered on fellowship and Bible study and they also take part in various service projects and social events throughout the community.

When: One Saturday morning a month (September to May) from 8:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Fellowship begins at 8:30 a.m. and Bible study follows from 9:00-10:30 a.m.
Where: In Person & Zoom
Who: Any man regardless of age or marital status; No cost or registration required

We will begin our new Bible Study on Saturday, September 18. Men of all ages are invited to participate in the discussion of Faith Full: Fueling your Faith in a World on Empty by Andy Stanley. People whose faith leads them to trust God in spite of their circumstances are the deepest people you’ll ever meet. In this series, we will explore five catalyst God uses to build enduring, go-the-distance faith. If you have questions, email Man Up.
Our next meeting date will be Saturday, October 9 at the times listed above.

Man Up Ministry Team Members
Kevin Bottolfson
Greg Hammond
Brad Henry
Mike Romano
Tom Weber

Toastmasters is an international organization dedicated to improving communication and leadership skills. The club at King of Kings includes some faith-based aspects that members might not find in other clubs. Members find fellowship through weekly interactions, improved listening skills, increased comfort when speaking with groups of any size (both formally and extemporaneously), and improved communication and leadership skills.

When: The group meets every Thursday evening from 7:00 -8:00 p.m.
Where: They are meeting via Zoom – please contact Laura Griffith if you are interested.
Who: Members and Guests are always welcome!

King of King’s now has year-round Toastmasters groups for youth and adults! Whether you want to brush up on your public speaking and leadership skills, practice impromptu speaking for an interview or dinner conversation, or join a small group for networking and fellowship opportunities, come and check us out!  You may visit as many times as you would like and are only required to join when you’re ready!

The King’s Youth Speakers | Gaveliers at King of Kings
For: Open to anyone under 18 years, middle school and high school preferred
When: Thursdays at 5:45 p.m.
Where: They are meeting via Zoom – please contact Laura Griffith if you are interested.

Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPs) at King of Kings

MOPS and MOMSnext for FALL
Twice a month on Mondays from 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Are you looking for connection with other moms? Join MOPS and MOMSnext at King of Kings! Our group is a chapter of MOPS international, ministering to moms of children ages newborn through elementary school. This year the theme is “All for Love.” We will explore putting fear aside to walking in power, loving your neighbors and leaving a legacy of love.

MOPS/MOMSnext meet twice a month on Monday evenings from 7:00-9:00 p.m. throughout the school year. Please see the schedule for more details. Cost is $30 per semester and $32 yearly for MOPS International.

To register:
Step 1: register for MOPS International ($32+)

  • Please pay for your MOPS International fees by visiting https://www.mops.org/join/ and entering the code K8UK. This allows you to be linked with our group.

Step 2: register with King of Kings Woodbury ($30 per semester)

  • Download the King of Kings Woodbury app (Search for King of Kings Woodbury in the App Store or Text KingofKingsApp to 833-245-6561) or go to https://pushpay.com/g/kingofkingslutheranchurch
  • Type into the amount location: $30.00
  • Under Gift type select: Give one time
  • Under fund hit the drop down bar and scroll to MOPS Registration Fee, $30
  • Enter your card information or your bank information and proceed as per usual.

For questions please contact Kellie Hudson. We are excited to experience motherhood with you!

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We’ve partnered with RightNow Media, the “Nextflix of Bible studies” to bring you an online media library that offers over 2,000 Bible study, training and leadership videos from respected teachers and leaders!

We’re thrilled to offer this resource to you! We want everyone to have the opportunity to develop a deeper relationship with God and with other people! This online library offers a wide variety of studies, so no matter were you are in your relationship with God, there is something for you. Rightnow Media also offers the ease of doing a study in your home, at a coffee shop, or virtually anywhere.

To find out more about Rightnow Media and discover what it has to offer, click here. To get this amazing resource, simply text the keyword KOKLC to 49775 and you will instantly get registered to our RightNow Media account. If you have questions, please email Sue Oberg.

Connect With Us

Please call or email if you have questions, concerns or would like more details!

Sue Oberg
Director of Congregational Life
651-738-3110

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