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Traditional Sunday school and confirmation classes have been replaced by our own Rock Ministry, which emphasizes children and youth in conversation with adult mentors on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings.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.
► FLINTSTONES 23 children learn about “We Are Family!” and “Church Is Important!”
► LITTLE PEBBLES PRE-K/K children learn about “Welcome to Worship!” and “Who Is Jesus?”
► ROLLING STONES 12 children learn about “Prayer,” “Seasons of the Church Year,” “Bible Rite/Retreat.”
► ROCK CLIMBERS 34 children learn about “Sacraments,” “Bible Stories,” and have an “Acolyte Retreat.”
► IGNITE 678 youth learn about “Faith Statement,” “Baptism,” and the “Souper Bowl of Caring.”
►HIGH SCHOOL youth learn about “Gifts and Talents,” “Concerns of the World,” and hold a “Baccalaureate Rite” for our graduating high school seniors.
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.
► 4/25/2018 = PLU Assistant Professor of Religion Michael Zbaraschuk on “Native and Christian? Directions for a Possible North American Future.”
► 3/4/2018 = PLU Professor of Religion Douglas Oakman on “Paul’s View ‘In Christ’ of the Human Situation.”
► 3/11/2018 = PLU Professor of Religion Douglas Oakman on “Paul’s Understanding of the Life and Death of Jesus.”
► 3/18/2018 = PLU Professor of Religion Douglas Oakman on “Paul’s Understanding of God.”
► 3/25/2018 = Class to be announced.
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.
► 4/11/2018 = The spring session of ExALT begins. Class to be announced.
► 4/18/2018 = Class to be announced.
► 4/25/2018 = Bishop Jaech of the Southwestern Washington Synod speaks of his recent trip to Israel and Palestine.
► 5/2/2018 = Members of MVLC speak about their recent trip to Israel and Palestine.
► 5/9/2018 = Members of MVLC speak about their recent trip to Israel and Palestine.
► 5/16/2018 = Class to be announced.
► 5/23/2018 = Class to be announced.
► 5/30/2018 = The spring session of ExALT ends with a celebratory BBQ!
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.
► VIEW photos of Day One of “Passport to Peru” 2017 VBS.
► VIEW photos of Day Two of “Passport to Peru” 2017 VBS.
► VIEW photos of Day Three of “Passport to Peru” 2017 VBS.
► VIEW photos of Day Four of “Passport to Peru” 2017 VBS.
► VIEW photos of Day Five of “Passport to Peru” 2017 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.
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.