Adult Education


Faith is a life-long journey. We offer many opportunities to participate in on-going Bible studies and short-term series. All groups are open to everyone and meet at church unless otherwise noted.

Sunday Adult Forums

Between services on most Sunday mornings we have a time for growth and learning.   The Adult Forum covers a variety of topics ranging from Bible Study to ELCA Social Statements to book studies to hearing from our community partners to inter-generational events. The Sunday Adult Forums are held in Rees Hall #102/103 from 9:35 to 10:20 am most every Sunday. Bring your coffee (with a lid, please)! 

Monday Evening Bible Study

The group is currently exploring the New Testament story of Jesus. This is a great group for those who are interested in digging deeper into the Bible regardless of what experience or knowledge level you bring. The group is led by John Froiland and meets on Mondays evenings at 6:00 pm at St. Mark's. 

Tuesday Morning Bible Study

This group is taking a year long walk through the highlights of the Bible from beginning to end. The group has completed a survey of the Old Testament and is currently following the life of Jesus as recorded in the Gospel of Matthew. Meets on Tuesdays from 8:30 to 9:30 am and is led by Pastor Mary Froiland.  

Wednesday Word Bible Study

This group has the opportunity to preview the scripture passages which will be used in worship and preaching for the following week. The group is led by the preaching pastor for that week and meets on Wednesdays from 10:00 to 11:00 am.

Bridging the Gap Discussion Group 

Bridging the Gap: Questions and Conversations around Faith and Life meets on the third Tuesday of the month at the Tamarack Tap Room (Woodbury) at 6:30 pm. This is a fun group of 20- and 30-somethings that’s looking to add new people! 

Denny's Bible Study

Faithful and far-ranging conversations around scripture are accompanied by good food. Meets Thursdays from 8:00 to 9:00 am at Denny's on White Bear Avenue (across from Maplewood Mall).

Women's Monthly Bible Studies

There are five Women's Bible study groups that meet at various time and dates each month.  For times and dates, click here.

For more information 

To learn more about any of St. Mark's adult education opportunities, please contact the church office at 651-777-7451 or