The fear of the Lord 
is the beginning

of knowledge,

but fools despise

wisdom and instruction.

Proverbs 1:7

If you see yourself
as a little sinner,
you will inevitably
see Jesus as
a little Savior. 

Martin Luther

For I am not ashamed
of the gospel,
because it is
the power of God
that brings salvation
to everyone who believes.

Romans 1:16

The gospel shows
the Father’s grace,

Who sent his Son
to save our race,

Proclaims how Jesus
lived and died

That we might thus
be justified.

Matthias Loy

CW Hymn 288

Interested in a Course?

Contact Staff Minister Brent Bitter at or (704) 365-6828.

For Adults

Basic Bible Teachings: An Introduction to the Lutheran Faith  |  7 Sessions
Basic Bible Teachings is specifically designed to teach the basics of the Christian Faith in easy-to-understand terms and in a highly visual format. Adults who are new to the faith, as well as long-time Lutherans looking for a refresher, will appreciate this simple synopsis of the Lutheran faith.

The Big Picture: A Bible History Overview  |  6 Sessions
The Big Picture gives an overview of the Bible to help those with little Bible background or knowledge. It puts the accounts of Scripture into context by teaching the full expanse of Scripture first. It’s great new Christians both young and old to gain further insight.

Exploring God’s Word: An Old Testament Overview  |  12 Sessions
This course provides a broad look at how God’s plan of salvation unfolded during the roughly 4,000 years of history included in the Old Testament. It highlights how sin stains all of human history, but God’s grace is weaved throughout it as well. 

Exploring God’s Word: A New Testament Overview  |  12 Sessions
This course looks at the four Gospels, the book of Acts and all of the epistles with consideration of the authors, audience, and purpose of the writing. We see God’s grace overcome sin time and time again through the life of Christ and the growth of the Christian church.

Reformation History: A Man Named Martin  |  13 Sessions
The Reformation of the Christian church inspired by the work of Martin Luther is considered to be one of the most history-altering movements of all time. This course covers the life of Luther and shows how is work confronted the sinful corruption of the Church and the distortion of the Scriptures and gave people the opportunity to learn of God’s grace for the first time.

The Bible On Trial: Beyond a Reasonable Doubt  |  4 Sessions
This course shows that the Scriptures are authentic, dependable, God-inspired and worthy-not only of our full attention but of our complete faith. The Bible, as well as the salvation through Jesus Christ that it communicates, is reliable and trustworthy – beyond a reasonable doubt. 

Every One His Witness  |  5 Sessions
Every One His Witness is a Lutheran evangelism program that teaches you to witness to your friends, coworkers, and any other nonchurched people you may know. Using the LASSIE approach to witnessing (listen, ask, seek, share, invite, and encourage), you will learn how to naturally share the Good News of Jesus Christ through relational, contextual witnessing.

Foundations of the World  |  12 Sessions
This course affirms the authority of God’s Word, warns against compromise taking place in today’s church and points out the cause of society’s moral decline. Both science and Scripture are used to substantiate the evidence of the Bible’s account of Creation.

Lutheranism 101: WORSHIP  |  5 Sessions
What makes Lutheran worship different? This course provides background information on the development of Lutheran worship, a deeper look at the parts of the worship service, and an understanding of why Lutheran worship is both consistent with the way Christians have worshiped over the centuries as well as a unique expression of Biblical theology.

For Youth

Kids at the Cross Sunday School for PreK-Grade 5 (September-May)
This customized Sunday School program includes a short Bible story video with application activities, memory challenges, uplifting songs, and fun crafts and games. The stories are taught chronologically each year. The kids learn Old Testament stories when the course begins in an odd year, and New Testament stories when it begins in an even year. 

Grow in God’s Word: A Bible History Course for Grades 6-7 (September-May)            
Growing in God’s Word is a 58-lesson course that helps students build a foundational knowledge of Bible history while incorporating the most important elements of Christian doctrine. Old Testament history is covered chronologically when the course begins in an even year, and New Testament history is taught when the course begins in an odd year. 

Grow in God’s Grace: A Lutheran Doctrine Course for Grade 8 (September-May)
Growing in God’s Grace is a 32-lesson course designed to teach the six chief parts of Luther’s Small Catechism. Each lesson is based on a brief account from Bible history to underscore the connection between our Lutheran doctrine and God’s plan of salvation. This course prepares young people for communicant membership and service in the church.