Joining Other Young Families Uplifting the Lord

JOYFUL is the newest small group at Messiah, and BIG things are happening!

Comprised primarily of families with young children, JOYFUL meets twice a month on Sunday evenings. The adults enjoy  a time of fellowship, while the kiddos go off to the free childcare! (Please bring a snack if your kids get hungry about this time of day.) We also do mom’s night out and dad’s night out each month and have family get-togethers twice a year.

We are so excited for what God is doing with our group.

Come be JOYFUL with us!


WHERE: E110S—1st floor of the Education Building

WHEN: 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month — 4:00PM—5:30PM

ORGANIZER: Courtney Hamit,

GROUP SIZE: About 30



The human body has many parts, but the many parts make up one whole body. So it is with the body of Christ.—1 Corinthians 12:12

The name Mosaics come from the idea that our class is a Mosaic composed of lots of different parts. We are comprised mostly of people in their 30s and 40s though we would never exclude anyone. We have people who are married, singles, divorced, students, executives, stay at home moms, hourly employees, people from all walks of life.

Our class works because we are all different and bring different things to the table for our group discussions. Our main focus is getting to know each other and growing together in Christ.

We have some pieces missing in our Mosaic, come see how you fit!

WHERE: E220S—2nd floor of the Education Building

WHEN: Every Sunday — 9:45AM-10:40AM

ORGANIZER: Karrie Looney,

GROUP SIZE: About 30


Growing Marriages in Christ (GMC)

Righteous people flourish like palm trees and grow tall like the cedars in Lebanon —Psalm 92:12

The Growing Marriages in Christ Bible Study has been meeting for over 15 years. When we started, we were a group of 20-30 year olds with no children or very young children, and we have grown a lot since then.

We believe our success as a group comes down to three things:

Having a similar life situation—We’re now comprised of people in their upper 30s to early 50s, and most of us have kids.

Having regular fellowship—The time we spend in fellowship helps to strengthen our relationships with each other.

Caring for each other—We dedicate time each week to celebrate our wins and bear each other’s burdens.

We love welcoming new people in to this family. Come join us!

WHERE: E110S—1st floor of the Education Building 

WHEN: Every Sunday — 9:45AM-10:40AM

ORGANIZER: Paul Krizan,

GROUP SIZE: About 40


The Upper Room

There were many lights in the upper chamber, where we were gathered together. -Acts 20:8

This lively, discussion based class has had really hit it’s stride in recent years. Thoughts and ideas and wisdom are shared each week from all sorts of people, moderated by the very funny, very amicable Pastor Jim Otte.

We are very pleased to share The Upper Room Bible Study with the world via Messiah’s very first Podcast.  Subscribe via your favorite pod catching app to see what you’ve been missing!

See you in the upper room.


WHERE: E215S—2nd floor of the Education Building

WHEN: Every Sunday — 9:45AM-10:40AM

ORGANIZER: Pastor Otte,

GROUP SIZE: About 100



FOCUS is a small group that goes through bible one book, one chapter, one verse at a time. It is so important to have a comprehensive understanding of the word of God, and that is our mission.

Join us weekly for in-depth discussions about the bible, the whole bible, and nothing but the bible.



WHERE: E237N—2nd floor of the Education Building

WHEN: Every Sunday — 9:45AM-10:40AM

ORGANIZER: Steve Trimpe,

GROUP SIZE: About 10


Sunday Morning Bible Class with Pastor Kollmann

Apply your heart to instruction, and your ear to words of knowledge.             -Proverbs 23:12

Rev. Dr. Victor Kollmann attended college at St. Paul’s College, Concordia Senior College, and graduated from Concordia Teacher’s College. He graduated from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri in 1981 with a Master of Divinity degree. Since then he has earned his Doctor of Ministry degree from Fuller Seminary in Pasadena, California, in Church Leadership and Church Growth.

Pastor Kollmann’s commitment to education is evident in this Sunday Morning
bible class he has led for over 25 years. Since coming on staff as the Senior Pastor of Messiah in 1992, Pastor Kollmann has
led a Lecture style bible class for all ages.

Join us for a deeper dive in to the Word of God.

WHERE: In the gym on the west side of the MLC Campus

WHEN: Every Sunday — 9:45AM-10:40AM

ORGANIZER: Pastor Kollmann,

GROUP SIZE: About 150


Thursday Morning Women’s Bible Study

“I see our group as a beautiful tapestry of faith-filled women urging each other forward toward a closer relationship with God. I picture us joined together by a gold thread being God’s love for us and for each other.”                    — A Faithful Class Member

Our small group focuses on three important principles
– Learning about Jesus by studying His Word
– Living according to the example and wisdom of biblical role models
– Loving the wide variety of women found in our group

We also have great fellowship with one another through laughter, tears, serious discussions and light-hearted chats.

Childcare is available and FREE during the bible study!

Please come join us for a time of sisterhood.

WHERE: E245N—2nd floor of the Education Building

WHEN: Every Thursday — 9:30AM-11:00AM

ORGANIZER: Ellen Thorne,

GROUP SIZE: About 20


Wednesday Men’s Lunch

Faith is a living, daring confidence in God’s grace, so sure and certain that a man could stake his life on it a thousand times.—Martin Luther

This Men’s bible study provides a second wind in the middle of the long week. It is an opportunity to get away from our obligations and re-center our spiritual being.

Pastor Don Welmer is a wealth of knowledge and has a knack for distilling discussion topics in to a lunch sized portion. If you work in the area and can get away for just a little while, come join us for a feast of food and edification.


WHERE: E110S—On the first floor of the Education Building

WHEN: Wednesdays 12PM—1PM

ORGANIZER:Pastor Welmer,

GROUP SIZE: About 20


Tuesday Morning Women’s Bible Study with Pastor Kollmann

She is clothed with strength and dignity, She can laugh at the days to come.                —Proverbs 31:25

The goal of this LifeLight bible study is to meet ladies right where they are and come along side them – encouraging, supporting, praying and equipping them in their journey with God. We want to grow our faith and demonstrate His love and grace through our lives and relationships.

We want to encourage and equip women to faithfully and fully use their God-given gifts to glorify God.  As we study the word and serve the Lord together, we want every woman to feel loved and accepted for who she is in Christ so that she is transformed and empowered to live out Christ’s love and grace.

We hope to see you there!

WHERE: E110S—1st floor of the Education Building

WHEN: Every Tuesday — 9:30AM-11:00AM

ORGANIZER: Pastor Kollmann,

GROUP SIZE: About 50


Thursday Night Open Gym


We are so proud that Messiah offers an Open Gym time!

Come enjoy our beautiful facility. There’s lots of space so we run several games at once. We are set up to host basketball, volleyball, soccer, pickle ball, Frisbee, Dodgeball, and a whole host of games.

There is no fee to attend an Open Gym Night
Childcare is FREE and available upon request.

Come play and help us Share His Light with our community!

WHERE: In the gym on the west side of the MLC Campus

WHEN: Every Thursday — 7:00PM—8:00PM

ORGANIZER: Toby Meeks,

GROUP SIZE: About 5-15

Worship Arts Team

Let them praise his name with dancing, making melody to him with tambourine and lyre!                      – Psalm 149:3

We have several worship arts teams with unique styles and identities that lead about once a month. Sometimes we are unable to make it to the other small groups that meet during the Sunday school hour, so we have started our own small group.

We usually begin our Sunday morning with some fellowship, we then have a short mic check and warm up, then one of our mentors will lead us in a small prayer or bible lesson.

Leading the congregation with music and setting the atmosphere with lighting and sound design is an important responsibility.
We want to make sure that our leaders have the opportunity to be fed spiritually before they take on this task.

Come join us for a new perspective on the church service. We’d love to have you!

WHERE: In the Sanctuary Balcony

WHEN: Practice—Wednesdays 7:30PM-9:00PM

ORGANIZER: Dorothy Sherrod,




Prime Timers

Older adults can enjoy a wide range of opportunities for fellowship with this active group. There are regularly planned outings, both to area points of interest and restaurants as well as the occasional road trip. In addition to these, many of our older adults are active in service groups and leadership positions within the church. Click here to read about our next big event.
For more information, contact the church office at (972) 398-7500

Mom’s Group

The Messiah Lutheran Church Mom’s Group consists of Mom’s with children ranging in age from newborn to about six years of age. We meet monthly, doing a variety of activities ranging from dinner out to a scrapbook night. We also have a couple of playgroups that meet on a weekly basis and are always open to new people joining.

If you’re interested in knowing more or joining us for the next activity please e-mail Christina Knoernschild at

Girlfriends Unlimited

Looking for a place to relax, laugh and meet new people? If so, Girlfriends Unlimited is for you! Girlfriends Unlimited offers fun events, special interest groups (chick flicks, books, etc) and opportunities for women of all ages to grow in their faith. Join our fun-filled group. You’ll never think of church in the same way again!

If you’d like to learn more about this new ministry for women, call Ellen at 972-398-7508 or click here. You can also watch a promotional video.

Lutheran Adult Fellowship (LAF)

LAF is for adults from ages 35 and older although no one younger than 35 is ever turned away! They plan around 6 activities a year like Valentine or Progressive Dinners, Bunco, Bingo, and Chili Parties, Baseball Games, Ice Cream Socials, or Good-Time Barbecues. You are guaranteed to meet some great people and have fun at these events.

If you’re interested in learning more about LAF, please contact Ellen Thorne, 972-398-7508 or

Investment Clubs

There are two Investment Clubs at Messiah:
Messiah Investment Club meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 7:30 pm.

Faithful Investors Club meets on the fourth Thursday of the month at 7:00
pm. The members research stocks to purchase for the club’s portfolio. Research sources include “Value Line”, “Standard & Poor’s and guidelines from the National Association of Investment Clubs.

If any member of Messiah is interested they can contact Gina Lehrmann 972-398-0300 or Dick Huechteman 972-985-0845

Boy Scout Troop 198 is chartered by Messiah Lutheran Church to bring the Scouting program to 10-17 years old boys. We offer a fun and diverse program with monthly camping, high adventure and active leadership development. Visit our website at or contact Ken Myers at for more information.

If you’re still looking for more opportunities check out these groups!!!

Dining Out Club: Every month 25-30 members of all ages and family types gather together at a local restaurant for dinner. Every month is different. This is one of the easiest ways to get to know a great group of Messiah members. Watch the bulletins, Messenger, and events portion of the website for upcoming outings.

Pinochle Club: This group gets together on two Fridays a month to play cards. Call the church office for the next date.

Messiah Dinner and a Movie Night: Every month a group gathers for a potluck dinner and a classic movie from the 1930s-60s. There is no charge for this event. Hosted by Chuck and Ellen Thorne. Call Ellen or the church office for details.

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