BLC Winter Book Club

Have you resolved to spend less time staring at phone, computer and TV screens? Do you want to connect with others in faithful discussions and prayerful conversations about life? Join us as we dive into reading and discussing one of these two books (your choice!).

Cutting to the Core by Carolyn Thompson

Caroline Thompson was a successful attorney in the Sioux Falls area and faithful member of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church. Her brave and faithful battle with cancer caused her to reflect on the things that really matter in life. She reflects on the lessons learned in struggle as they apply to life, business, and leadership. In her life she saw how God could use every situation for good.

Discussion of this book will take place on Sunday mornings from 9:40-10:40, beginning on 2/2.

It is available on Kindle Unlimited for free or on amazon.com. Its only 108 pages and you don’t have to read anything before our first gathering!

Rising Strong by Brenè Brown

Best-selling author Brenè Brown tackles how we recognize our own emotional process and learn to get comfortable with the uncomfortable places it might lead us. She wonders in this book what happens when we get up after a fall. A thorough and experienced researcher, she examines the practices from military leaders to artists of “resetting” after a set back and wants to help you do the same.

How does our faith call us to be honest about failures and move hopefully into the future?

Discussion of this book takes place on Wednesday night from 7-8 and begins on 2/5. Available for order or purchase in many places.

REGISTER HERE Small groups begin in February (reading begins after your first gathering)


Dinners for 7

There is something spiritually powerful in sharing a meal together. Eating is shared experience and once you've shared a meal with someone, you often feel more willing share other parts of your life with them. Dinners for 7 is an opportunity to gather in Jesus name to eat, pray and talk about life. There are no books to read, no homework to complete; just bring yourself, a dish to share, a willingness to share life together.

Sign up to attend and/or host HERE 


Men's Morning Bible Study

This Bible Study meets at 6:30 am every Tuesday morning in the Friendship Room. A variety of studies are used throughout the year. Anyone is welcome to join the group. 


Wednesday Morning Bible Study

This group meets on Wednesday mornings at 8:30 am in the Friendship Room. All are welcome!