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 Study

Tuesday morning (6:30 – 7:30 a.m.) – Founders Hall
Led by Tim Grothen

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

Bible Study

Wednesdays (7:00 – 8:00 p.m.) – Y&FMC in the L.O.T.
Led by Craig & Lesa Kautz

Text: Foundations in Faith

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 are welcome!

Women’s Bible Study

Wednesdays (6 – 7:15 p.m.) through May 9th – Lower Level, Genesis room
Led by Deb Stuehrenberg & Patsy Kelly

Text: “Unspoken”

We will be studying David and Bathsheba and reading “Unspoken”. It is a story of one woman’s journey from innocence to despair and of the God who restored her. Everyone is welcome!

Exercise & Healthy Living

Wednesdays (6:15 – 7:00 p.m.) – Founder’s Hall
Led by Anjanette Bonham

Text: Health, Fitness, Exercise, & Wellness for the Body & Soul

Adult Bible Study

Wednesdays (6:00 – 7:00 p.m.) – Heritage Room
Led by Dr. Nancy Krueger

Text: Discovering the Young Church

Is our church taking the message all the way to the world? All welcome!

Cross Makers

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

Put your hearts and hands to work carving crosses that fit into the palm of your hand. A great way to enjoy fellowship and be a blessing to others. *We meet at the church after supper and carpool to the woodshop.


Thursdays (7:00 – 9:00 p.m.) – Youth & Family Ministry Center
Led by Belva Junker

Text: GriefShare Workbook

A new 13 week session will start on March 1st. GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone. More information can be found at

Lutheran Church Women (LCW)

Tuesdays/Wednesdays (Monthly) – Youth & Family Ministry Center
Led by Sandie Buhr

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 9:00 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 7:30 p.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).

Knit~Pray~Crochet/Prayer Shawl Ministry

First Tuesday of Each Month at 6:30 p.m. – Heritage Room
Led by Sonja Dittmer

A prayer shawl is a simple wrap knitted or crocheted with love and prayer to be given to someone in need. It is meant to bring comfort to the wearer and serve as a reminder of God’s constant presence. Many blessings are knitted into every shawl. The creator begins with prayers for the recipient. When the shawl is completed, it is offered a final blessing before being sent along its way. We meet the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Heritage room.

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’s Ministry

Third Tuesday of Each Month – Youth & Family Ministry Center
Led by Becky Mohling

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