Education Ministry


Prior to the Worship Service, opportunities to increase spiritual knowledge and to grow in faith are available through the study of God’s Word.

  •      Children’s Sunday School begins at 9:00 AM
  •      Adult Bible Study begins at 9:00 AM

Occassionally Bible study on special topics is provided by Pastor Turriff at other times and days of the week.  The ladies of Sophia Circle also hold Bible study from time to time.


Confirmation classes are held for children ages 12 to 15 in preparation for church membership.  Adult confirmation classes can be scheduled at a mutually agreeable time with the pastor for adults interesting in becoming members of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church.


Each month, members of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church receive, in the mail, a copy of the Forward in Christ magazine published by the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS), Northwestern Publishing House.  The magazine features a variety of inspirational, informative, and uplifting Christ centered articles on a variety of issues along with the monthly topics of Devotion, Teen Talk, WELS News, and Bible Study among others that are written by various WELS pastors and Church leaders, professors at WELS colleges, and the editorial staff.  The magazine is one source of information that can help provide encouragement, support, and instruction for our growth in Christian knowledge and wisdom.


Also, church members and visitors have available free of charge, on a table in the narthex next to the member's mailboxes, various educational materials.  Included are Meditations, a daily devotional guide published quarterly by Northwestern Publishing House, Martin Luther College InFocus, a magazine published three time a year providing information about events and endeavors occurring at Martin Luther College, and a monthly calendar listing daily Scripture readings with words of encouragement and instruction for living a Christian life for each day of the month.


Presently, in adult Bible study, we are studying the Book of Proverbs in a series of lessons.  Proverbs, along with Song of Solomon and Ecclesiastes, is called “wisdom literature”.  After God came to Solomon in a dream and told him He would give him whatever he requested, Solomon’s answer was wisdom and knowledge.  This response pleased God, so Solomon became regarded as being wiser than anyone else and people came from all nations to listen to his wisdom (1 Kings 4:29-34).  Please join us Sundays at 9:00 AM in the fellowship hall to see how King Solomon’s words of wisdom can impact our lives.






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Gloria Dei Lutheran Church

Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod

5415 Raleigh-LaGrange Road

Memphis, TN 38134

Rev. Jim Turriff, Pastor

901-386-9695

gdlcmemphis@gmail.com

Please join us this Sunday

Bible Hour for all ages 9:00AM - Sep. through May

Worship Service 10:15AM