Adult Ministry

At First St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, we want each person to connect and grow in faith.

Discover some of the options available for you to grow in faith. Studies offered changes frequently.

If you’d like to start a new study or small group, we are happy to help you develop and establish a group!

Men’s Bible Studies

Tuesday morning (6:30 – 7:30 a.m.) – Founders Hall

All men are welcome to come share in Fellowship and teachings of the Bible.

Thursday Nights (6:30 p.m.) – Arron Diecker’s House

All men are welcome to come share in Fellowship and teachings of the Bible.

Inherent in the Lord’s Prayer is all the strength and compassion of our Father in heaven. In this six week introduction to the truths of God’s Word, we will examine the Lord’s Prayer phrase by phrase in a clear, understandable way. – All men welcome!

Bible Studies

Wednesdays (6:15 – 7:30 p.m.)
Led by Craig & Lesa Kautz

Text: “Genesis: A 12-Week Study”

This study is for any adult church member and will be facilitated by Craig and Lesa Kautz.  As Luther said, Genesis is “certainly the foundation of the whole scripture.”   This study will remind participants that it all starts with God. 

Wednesdays (6:55 – 7:30 p.m.)
Led by Becky Mohling

Text: “Drop the Anchor”

Christine Cane will show you where to put your faith and maintain it through every trial might bring your way. Our hope is in Jesus!!!!!   

Women’s Bible Studies

Wednesdays (6:15 – 7:30 p.m.)
Led by Micki Buscher and Deb Stuehrenberg

Text: “Mysteries of the Messiah”

Mysteries of the Messiah reveals that God’s word – written by many people over thousands of years – is not a random selection of stories but of intricate connections. Rabbi Jason connects the dots for readers, helping them see with clarity what God intended.

Wednesdays (6:15 – 7:45 p.m.)
Led by Jennifer Karl

Text: “Get Out of Your Head”

The Armor of God by Priscilla Shirer equips women to stand firm against the schemes of the enemy on our emotions, our minds, our families, and our future by going in depth into Ephesians 6:10-19. We will also tie in some service opportunities throughout our study as well!

Cross Makers

Wednesdays (6:30 – 9:00 p.m.) – Steve Mohling’s Woodshop
Led by Steve Mohling

Do you like to work with wood? The Crossmaker’s Ministry Team is looking for individuals of any age to join our team in making crosses!  We meet on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 9:00. We have made over 16,000 crosses since we started in 2005, so please consider joining our ministry team and contact either the church office or Steve Mohling at 402-984-0602.


Tuesdays– Youth & Family Ministry Center
Led by Belva Junker

Text: GriefShare Workbook

GriefShare is currently meeting, in-person, on Tuesday afternoons, 1:30  in the Y&FCenter. Grieving individuals are invited to come. Each week features a video with grief “experts” talking about their personal experiences after the death of a loved one. Fall planning is underway for another 13 week series plus a couple of “Surviving the Holidays” events. The web site ( continues to be a source of materials on grief, including a Locator for GriefShare groups, information on talking with children about loss of a loved one, and a free daily devotional for grieving individuals.”

Lutheran Church Women (LCW)

Tuesdays/Wednesdays (Monthly) – Youth & Family Ministry Center
Led by Jeanne Loch

The First St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Women of Hastings were created in the image of God, so we are called to be disciples for Jesus Christ empowered in the Holy Spirit. We commit ourselves to grow in faith, affirm our gifts, support one another, engage in ministry and action, and promote healing and wholeness to the church, community, and the world.

Group 1: Meets the third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 a.m.
Group 2: Meets the third Wednesday of each month at 1:30 p.m.
Group 3: Meets the third Wednesday of each month at 9:30 a.m.

Compassionate Friends

Fourth Tuesday of Each Month – Youth & Family Ministry Center
Led by Michelle & Penny

When a child dies, at any age, the family suffers intense pain and may feel hopeless and isolated. The Compassionate Friends provides highly personal comfort, hope, and support to every family experiencing the death of a son or daughter, brother or a sister, or a grandchild, and helps others better assist the grieving family. For more information, please contact Michelle at (402-773-5669) or Penny at (402-756-3432).


Second and Fourth Tuesday of Each Month from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. – Heritage Room
Led by Sonya Dittmer

Knit-Pray-Crochet is a ministry that combines Christian service and the love of knitting and crocheting an prayer outreach ministry that provides handmade items to those in need.  Prayer shawls, blankets, hats and scarves are made for joyous occasions as well as for those in need of spiritual comfort.  This informal group meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. All are welcome.

Middle Mixers

Second Sunday of Each Month – Youth & Family Ministry Center
Led by Les Harms

Middle mixers is a time for middle aged adults to get connected with those around them. Members will focus on devotions, prayer, and intellectual and spiritual growth.

Stephen Ministry

Third Tuesday of Each Month (5:00 p.m.) – Youth & Family Ministry Center
Led by Ann Auten

Stephen Ministry is the one-to-one lay caring ministry that takes place in congregations that use the Stephen Series system. Stephen Ministry congregations equip and empower lay caregivers—called Stephen Ministers—to provide high-quality, confidential, Christ-centered care to people who are hurting.

501 N Burlington Ave, Hastings, NE 68901