Adult Education

St. John's encourages regular study of Scripture at every stage of a Christian's life.  Read on for our current and upcoming course offerings. (Advance registration is always appreciated, but not necessary to attend. Please call or email the church office. 703-971-2210 /

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{SJLC @9:30} (Sunday mornings)

Working for the Man Upstairs

Understanding the difference between an occupation and a vocation comes down to understanding who’s your boss.  Occupation has to do with earning a living for you, and vocation has to do with living your life for God.  For Christians, this is rooted in understanding that we are “God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand for us to walk in them (Ephesians 2:10).  Our work is both a service to God and a conduit through which God accomplishes his purposes in this world.  Produced by Lutheran Hour Ministries, “Working for the Man Upstairs” is a video-based Bible study that will be led by Pastor Meehan.  The study will take place in the Fellowship Hall on the following Sundays: June 24, 9:30 – 10:30AM; July 1 and 8, 8:30 – 9:15AM.


Midweek Study

2nd and 4th Wednesday Mornings 10:00-11:30 a.m.

Facilitator: Pastor Nass
Location: Rooms 307/309

The Mid-week Bible Class will kick off its 15th season on September 9th at its usual time of 10:00 AM. The class is scheduled to meet on the second (2nd) and fourth (4th) Wednesday of each month (except December) in Rooms 307 and 309 on the upper level of the education wing. An elevator is available if needed. The subject for the first four sessions will better prepare those attending for a more informed celebration of the Reformation on the last Sunday of October as well as the 500th anniversary in 2017. Identifying its causes, becoming familiar with the world situation at the time, and following the main characters and events will be issues examined and identified. With the aid of a newly published CD and the input from Pastor Nass, the session leader, you will be transported in time to the late 15th and early 16th Centuries to better understand not only what and why things happened as they did, but also their impact on the world subsequent to that initial movement. The class session ends at 11:30 AM. with a short prayer session for those in need, a voluntary donation to the "Helping HandsFund", and the option to join the group at a mutually agreed upon neighborhood restaurant. All are welcome and no prior registration is required.