Holy Trinity Lutheran Church

Adult Studies

Sunday School:

Sunday Morning Classes & Groups for Adults

Are you interested in learning more about the Bible? Do you want to grow spiritually? Are you seeking genuine Christian friendships?

We want to help you find a place where you are comfortable, encouraged, and strengthened in your faith journey. And Sunday mornings is a great time to start. After “Connection Time” coffee and refreshments at 9:45 a.m., adult classes & groups begin at 10:00 a.m. We welcome you to join us.

Choose from the following adult classes & groups:

Young Adults

This group is for young adults who desire to grow in community together. On Sunday mornings, their focus is on exploring God’s Word and what it means for the church in coming generations. The young adults also meet at other times for service projects, social outings, and additional studies. If you are a young adult, this group looks forward to knowing you by name and growing in faith and friendship with you. Recent studies by Francis Chan and Max Lucado.


Each week in the Recharge class, busy parents, couples, and singles seek God to recharge their faith in preparation for the week ahead. By sharing life experiences and applying the Bible’s timeless truths to them, group members find themselves growing closer to Christ and to one another. Study methods include reading scripture, watching teaching videos, and discussing issues as a group. If you need a weekly “recharge,” join this group and experience encouragement in your faith journey. Recent studies include The Jesus Lifestyle by Nicky Gumbel, and New Testament books of the Bible.

The Upper Room

The Upper Room class has been established for over 40 years and the love has only grown. This group used to meet above the sanctuary in an “upper room” and the name stuck, even after they moved to the Parish Life Center (PLC). Today, singles and couples in their 50s–70s continue to grow in God’s Word and in loving relationships with one another through this class. This group also gathers for activities such as Christmas caroling, service projects, and meals. Recent studies by Beth Moore and Lee Strobel.

Back To Basics                       

One of our newest groups, Back to Basics debuted in 2015. Each week, participants in this class take a journey through the Bible together. Along the way, they visit key locations, meet principal characters, and explore the foundations of the Christian faith. The main text for this class is the Bible. Back to Basics draws people of all ages and from all walks of life. The only criteria for participation is a sincere desire to study and learn about God’s Word.  Recent studies include The Story: The Bible as One Continuing Story of God and His People, and Jesus’ Parables.

Do Drop In

Come in, pull up a chair, and stay a while – that’s the mantra of the Do Drop In class. An informal group, this class is a place for anyone of any age or life stage to “drop in” at any time. They don’t want you to ever feel lost or left out but rather to be made welcome and feel at home. Each week, this class catches up on the latest happenings, lifts up prayer concerns, watches a teaching video segment, and engages in lively discussion. “Do drop in” sometime soon and check it out. Recent studies include video series by Andy Stanley, Max Lucado, and Rick Warren.

The Lingle Class

Named for a beloved former pastor, the Lingle Class initially formed more than 40 years ago. While currently comprised of mostly senior adults, this group invites all ages to join them as they desire their class to bridge the generations. Their study emphasis is on the Bible and often explores the same scriptures highlighted during the morning’s worship services. They also enjoy drawing connections to Luther’s Small Catechism and learning about the traditions of the Lutheran Church. Recent studies include the Growth in Christ Quarterly Series by Concordia Publishing.

Sunday Morning Café                  

A hot cup of coffee, a casual atmosphere, and a new kind of faith adventure is now being served in the Sunday morning café. Picture yourself meeting regularly with one, two, or three others to walk together into God’s plans and purposes for your lives. Each week, these groups of two, three, and four gather to study the Bible’s truths and promises, memorize key verses, and share life’s victories and challenges. New groups continue to form so stop in the Café soon to learn how you can be a part of it. Available studies include Growing in Christ; Every Man a Warrior; and the 2:7 series.



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Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
805 S. York Street
Gastonia, NC
(704) 864-0378

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