Adult Education

At St. Andrew’s we are called to proclaim Jesus Christ, live in Christ, and serve. In order to do this we need to continue to grow, learn, and be strong in our understanding of the Triune God in this world. We offer a variety of classes, taught by seminary professors, pastors and lay leaders, that will challenge you, bring you into a deeper relationship with Christ, and move you into mission.

You are welcome to jump in any time, or contact the church office for more information at 651.426.3261 or

Discipleship 201 Class

Mondays, September 10-October 1, 2018, 7 p.m. Sanctuary
Back by popular demand, Discipleship 201 builds on the ever-popular 101 class offered last fall. But don’t worry, you didn’t need to attend 101 to get into 201. Just show up for insight and wisdom from Pastors Mike Carlson and John Straiton.

Watch previous classes – Video archive 


Tuesdays, October 9-30, 2018, 6:30 p.m. Great Hall
Living out your faith can be easier in some places than others. What does it take to live out your faith in your workplace? Whether you lead a large team or are a part of one, understanding how grace and mercy play a part in of Faith@Work can be liberating and motivating. Join the conversation with guest speakers and experienced panelists from a variety of workplaces including Medtronic, Health Partners, Thrivent, and more. Program begins at 6:30 p.m. with a light dinner available beginning at 6 p.m.

Men’s Tuesday Morning Bible Study

Pastor John Straiton
Great Hall. Open to all men. No fee. Registration is not necessary.
Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30 a.m., year-round


Women’s Bible Study – Wednesdays
Studying the Book of Mark

Starts October 3, 9:30 a.m.

Click here for details

The Gospel on Monday

Mondays beginning September 24, 2018
Great Hall; 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Join Pastor John Straiton for this Bible study as we look at the Scriptures for the following weekend worship. He will walk through each week’s readings to give us a deeper understanding of the lesson and Gospel readings. There is no cost for this class; however, please sign up online or by contacting Dianne Nash ( or 651.762.9141).

Parent Education Series 2018 – 2019

St. Andrew’s presents a series of learning opportunities for adults that address topics important in the lives of today’s families. Sessions are open to all parents, grandparents, and other caring adults committed to strengthening families and caring for children and youth. Hosted as a partnership of the Children, Youth & Family Ministry and Congregational Care Teams.

Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety and Its Impact on Today’s Youth

A Community Screening of the New Documentary Film

St. Andrew’s has secured a unique screening of Angst, a new documentary addressing root causes of anxiety in children and youth and how parents and adults can respond in healthy, helpful ways.  Facilitated by Heidi Lender, Resource Counselor, and Kelly Olson, High School & Young Adult Minister, in partnership with Youth Service Bureau, Mahtomedi Public Schools, White Bear Lake Public Schools, and a panel of local mental health professionals.

Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018 –  7  – 8:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary
Audience: 10 years old and up (with adult), parents, and caring adults

Click here for details about the film and other upcoming Parent Education events