At Mountain View Lutheran Church, we believe in lifelong faith formation. Education is available for all ages. Rock Ministry is for children from age 2 through youth in high school. Adult education is offered on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings. Bible studies take place on a weekly, semi-monthly, or monthly basis, dependent upon the group.

ROCK MINISTRY • Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m.
Traditional Sunday school and confirmation classes have been replaced by our own Rock Ministry, which emphasizes children and youth in conversation with adult mentors on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings. In addition to weekly meetings, Rock Ministry also includes retreats and rites for each age group.
► Family Home Blessing with Pastor Bri for all Rock Ministry children, parents, and mentors. 9:30 a.m. on Sunday 1/6 in the Gym.

ADULT EDUCATION • Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m.
Pastors, area college professors (Pacific Lutheran University and University of Puget Sound), ministry partners, and MVLC ministry groups lead adult education on Sunday mornings. Classes focus on books of the Bible, areas of discipleship, and issues of concern to Christians.

Winter 2020 Session Schedule for Adult Education
“The Body of Christ in the Age of Loneliness” • four-week class with Pastor Briana Merkle
► Sunday, January 5 • “The Need for Intimacy”
► Sunday, January 12 • “The Virtue of Busyness”
► Sunday, January 19 • “The Lonely American Man”
► Sunday, January 26 • “Loneliness Among Seniors and Health Impacts”
“Hymnology—the Who, Why, When, Where, and How of What We Sing” • three-week class with Pastor Glenn Petersen
► Sunday, February 2 • “Hymnology” class 1
► Sunday, February 9 • “Hymnology” class 2
► Sunday, February 16 • “Hymnology” class 3

Listen/watch recent past adult education classes:
WATCH Pastor John Vaswig “Living into the Faith” (10/6) Class four. READ the outline.
WATCH Pastor John Vaswig “Living into the Faith” (9/29) Class three. READ the outline.
READ the outline for Pastor John Vaswig “Living into the Faith” (9/22) Class two.
WATCH Pastor John Vaswig “Living into the Faith” (9/15) Class one. READ the outline.
LISTEN to PLU Professor Kevin O’Brien “Can We Talk? Discourse and Civility” (5/19)
LISTEN to PLU Professor Kevin O’Brien “Can We Talk? Discourse and Civility” (5/5)

ExALT • Wednesday evenings at 5:45 p.m.

ExALT: Extraordinary Active Life Together is a time for the community of faith to gather for a shared meal, fellowship, and classes taught by our pastors. Dinner is at 5:45 p.m. Classes are at 6:30 p.m.

ExALT classes for adults. Wednesday evenings. 6:30 p.m. Life Together Hall. ExALT classes for kids in 1-7 grades. Wednesday evenings. 6:30 p.m. Education Building.

Winter 2020 Session Schedule for ExALT
“Eyes to See and Ears to Hear: Guided Meditations on Art, Scripture, and Other Spiritual Texts” • four-week class with Pastor Ron Rosenau
► Wednesday, January 8 • “You Lookin’ At Me?”
► Wednesday, January 15 • “Somewhere Under the Rainbow”
► Wednesday, January 22 • “Mad Men”
► Wednesday, January 29 • “Selfies at the Cross”

Listen/watch to recent past ExALT adult education classes:
WATCH Pastor John Vaswig “The Parables of Jesus.” (10/2) Class three. READ the outline.
WATCH Pastor John Vaswig “The Parables of Jesus.” (9/25) Class two, part one. READ the outline.
WATCH Pastor John Vaswig “The Parables of Jesus.” (9/25) Class two, part two.
WATCH Pastor Briana Merkle “The Parables of Jesus.” (9/18) Class one, part one. READ the outline.
WATCH Pastor Briana Merkle “The Parables of Jesus.” (9/18) Class one, part two.
LISTEN to Wednesday, September 11 — “Friends in Faith” Small Groups
LISTEN to “Small Group Ministry Overview” (5/22)
LISTEN to the “Stretching Our Ministry Dollars” session (5/1)
READ the Presentation for “Stretching Our Ministry Dollars” session (5/1)
READ the ideas shared during the “Stretching Our Ministry Dollars” roundtable discussion (5/1)

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
Each summer, Mountain View Lutheran Church runs a week-long Vacation Bible School (Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon each day) for children age 3 through sixth grade.
► MVLC Vacation Bible School will be Monday, July 6 through Friday, July 10, 2020.
VIEW photos of Day One of “ROAR” 2019 VBS.
VIEW photos of Day Two of “ROAR” 2019 VBS.
VIEW photos of Day Three of “ROAR” 2019 VBS.
VIEW photos of Day Four of “ROAR” 2019 VBS.
VIEW photos of Day Five of “ROAR” 2019 VBS.

MEN’S BIBLE STUDY
All men are invited to participate in a Bible study each Saturday morning at 7:30 a.m. in the Chapel basement. This Bible study is a lectionary-based study examining the texts for the next day’s worship services.

WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY
All women are invited to participate in a Bible study held on the first and third Thursday mornings of each month. This Bible study is a pastor-led study examining various books of the Bible.
► On break for the summer. Thursday morning Women’s Bible study resumes in September 2018.

READING RESOURCES
Senior Pastor John L. Vaswig recommends both core biblical texts for adults to read and favorite Bible stories for children to read.
CORE BIBLICAL TEXTS for adults.
FAVORITE BIBLE STORIES for children.