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

Feel free to browse through all the opportunities listed below.

Present Over Perfect – Lenten Book Study with Pastor Sarah Breckenridge

Tuesdays during Lent – March 7, 14, 21, 28 and April 4
7:30 – 8:30 p.m. – New location – Great Hall

“A few years ago, I found myself exhausted and isolated, my soul and body sick. I was tired of being tired, burned out on busy.  And it seemed almost everyone I talked with was in the same boat: longing for connection, meaning, depth, but settling for busy.” – Shauna Nyquist, author of Present Over Perfect

If you’re ready to learn a new way to live marked by grace, love, rest and play, you are invited on this journey with Pastor Sarah Breckenridge of rediscovering our essential selves; who we were created to be before we began proving and earning our worth.  Join us for a five-week Lenten study of the book, Present Over Perfect: Leaving Behind Frantic for a Simpler, More Soulful Way of Living.  You can purchase or download the book on Amazon and register online.

Contact Lori Goodroad with any questions.,  651-762-9103.

Roaming Around Romans – Lenten Bible Study with Deacon Erin Morris

Saturdays during Lent – March 4, 11, 18, 25 and April 1
6:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. – Great Hall North Link

Enjoy a 5-week Bible Study on key passages in the book of Romans and how the original Greek informs our translation and understanding about what God is doing in scripture today. No fee, but please register online as a light dinner will be provided.

Adult Education Sunday Series
Sundays, 10:45 a.m.-11:45 a.m –  Great Hall

Come worship at 9 a.m. in the Sanctuary or 9:30 a.m in the Great Hall and stay for some coffee, cookies, and education.  No registration needed.

Prayer School – Teach Us To Pray – Sundays during Lent –  March 5 – April 2 

At one level prayer is simply a conversation with God. Only prayer goes deeper than conversation because prayer does not necessarily require words. At its center, prayer is simply “being present to the presence of God.”  Join Pastor John Straiton for a five-week Prayer School. Our goal is to increase and enhance the power and practice of prayer. Along with presenting a fresh perspective on the purpose and practice of prayer, you will also learn how to pray a Daily Prayer Liturgy created specifically for St. Andrew’s. “To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing.” – Martin Luther. Registration is not necessary.



Men’s Tuesday Morning Bible Study

Pastor John Straiton
Great Hall. Open to all men. No fee.
Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30 a.m., year-round
2016 -17 Topic:  The Gospel of Matthew 
Registration is not necessary.

John StraitonREAD Bible Study: The Old Testament
Pastor John Straiton

The study is offered at these two times for your convenience:

• Monday mornings, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m., Great Hall – resumes January 23, 2017
• Tuesday evenings, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m., Great Hall – resumes January 24, 2017

Written and taught by Pastor John Straiton, READ is a comprehensive overview of the Bible.  The Old Testament will be offered during the 2016/17 school year and the New Testament in 2017/18.
Cost:  $25.00 (includes both the Old and New Testaments study guide). Register online or with a registration envelope available at the hospitality desk in each building.

Register online.    For more information, contact Dianne Nash,, 651.762.9141.

Housing 101

First Thursday of every month, 10 – 11 a.m., Room 5B in Community Resource Center

Become more knowledgeable about your rights and responsibilities, housing resources, avoiding and expunging an eviction and much more. All are welcome. Curriculum developed in partnership with Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services.

Shoestring Budgeting

Third Thursday of every month, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m., Room 5B in Community Resource Center

Learn new concepts and tools for achieving financial success even on a “shoestring budget.” Learn how to better preserve and save money, as well as build and protect credit, build assets, learn basic investment strategies, financial terms, consumer protection and more.