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Traditional Sunday school and confirmation classes have been replaced by our own Rock Ministry, which emphasizes children and youth in conversation with adult mentors on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings.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.
► Rock Ministry resumes on Sunday 16 September 2018, Gathering Day!

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.

  • LISTEN 9/16 PLU Professor Seth Dowland, “American Evangelicalism”
  • LISTEN 9/23 PLU Professor Seth Dowland, “American Evangelicalism”
  • LISTEN 9/30 PLU Professor Seth Dowland, “American Evangelicalism”
  • LISTEN 10/7 PLU Professor Seth Dowland, “American Evangelicalism”
  • 10/14 John Buuck, Lutheran World Relief
  • 10/21 2019 Spending Guideline presentation
  • LISTEN 10/28 “Fellowship of the Light” breakfast testimonials from Jason Cornell & Wendy Wadnizak
  • 11/4 PLU Professor Erik Hammerstrom, “Buddhism and Its Fundamentalist Issues”
  • 11/11 PLU Professor Erik Hammerstrom, “Buddhism and Its Fundamentalist Issues”
  • 11/18 MVLC Music Director Carmen Van Soest, “Music of the Church Year”
  • 11/25 MVLC Communications Director Troy Kehm-Goins, “Art of the Worship Folder”

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.

  • LISTEN 9/12 “Anger: The World in Which We Live” with Pastor John
  • LISTEN 9/19 “Anger: Sorrow Redirected” with Pastor John
  • LISTEN 9/26 “Anger: A Righteous Response” with Pastor John
  • LISTEN 10/3 “Anger: As Grace” with Pastor John
  • 10/10 “And Still We Rise: Justice, Peace, and Awareness in the Middle East”
  • 10/17 “And Still We Rise: Justice, Peace, and Awareness in the Middle East”
  • 10/24 Stewardship and 2019 Spending Guideline conversation
  • 10/31 Trunk or Treat
  • 11/7 Mountain View Community Center on 10 years of mission and ministry
  • 11/14 “Faith Over Fear: Standing with Our Muslim Neighbors” Roadshow
  • 11/21 Thanksgiving Eve (6:00 p.m. meal + 7:00 p.m. worship)
  • 11/28 NO ExALT

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

  • 9/12 “When We’re Angry” class #1
  • 9/19 “When We’re Angry” class #2
  • 9/26 “The World Is Our Classroom” (hands-on learning about God’s creation)
  • 10/3 “The World Is Our Classroom” (hands-on learning about God’s creation)
  • 10/10 Prayer stations
  • 10/17 “How We Treat People of Other Faiths”
  • 10/24 Stewardship event (no children’s ExALT classes)
  • 10/31 Trunk or Treat
  • 11/7 Prayer stations
  • 11/14 “Muslim Neighbors” Roadshow (no children’s ExALT classes)
  • 11/21 Thanksgiving Eve (6:00 p.m. meal + 7:00 p.m. worship)
  • 11/28 NO ExALT

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.
► 2018 Vacation Bible School was “Shipwrecked: Rescued by Jesus” for kids from 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.
► 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.