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 – 6:45 p.m.)
Led by Craig & Lesa Kautz

Text: “Real Faith for Real Life: Living the Six Marks of Discipleship”

Through God’s grace, we are called to be disciples and to “make disciples of all nations” But what does that mean in our daily lives? Michael W. Foss tries to provide some answers to this question in his book, Real Faith for Real Life: Living the Six Marks of Discipleship. This six-session class will focus on each “mark of discipleship” until all six are addressed. This class will only require 30 minutes per session. The overall goal of the class is to provide participants with some practical ideas on how to be, and grow as, a disciple. While this class will occur in conjunction with Issues Forum it does not require attendance of the Issues Forum.

Precautions to avoid the spread of COVID19 (mask wearing and/or social distancing) will be in place unless circumstances dictate otherwise.       

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

Issues Forum

Local Church experts will be speaking on six different issues. There will be a Q&A portion afterwards.

Jan. 6th- Becky Mohling”How to say goodbye to an Addition” (i.e. cell phones, drugs, over eating, workaholic, nicotine etc.)

Jan. 13th- Amanda Schroder “Mindfulness; Staying present and The Ways to Practice Mindfulness”

Jan. 20th- Jennifer Pohlson”8 to Great” Forgiveness of the Past, Gratitude for the Present and Hope for the Future.

Jan. 27th- Jennifer Fleischer “Human Trafficking”

Feb. 3rd- Amy Kelly and Sonja Dittmer “Relationships and Service”

Feb. 10th- Dan Rutt “Recovery Testimonies”

Women’s Bible Studies

Wednesdays (6:15 – 7:45 p.m.)
Led by Micki Buscher, Deb Stuehrenberg and Deanna Thaut

Text: “When God Doesn’t Fix It”

“When God Doesn’t Fix It” by Laura Story. Learning to Walk in God’s Plans Instead of our Own. This Bible Study examines what the Bible says about God and why our lives often don’t turn out the way we like.

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

Text: “Get Out of Your Head”

In Get Out of Your Head, Jennie inspires and equips us to transform our emotions, our outlook, and even our circumstances by taking control of our thoughts. Our enemy is determined to get in our heads to make us feel helpless, overwhelmed, and incapable of making a difference for the kingdom of God. But when we submit our minds to Christ, the promises and goodness of God flood our lives in remarkable ways. Jennie leads these conversations through 6 video sessions that we’ll watch and discuss.

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.


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 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).


First Tuesday of Each Month at 6:30 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 first Tuesday of each month.  October – March @ 2:00 pm.  April – September @ 6:30 pm.  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’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