CROSS OF GLORY LUTHERAN CHURCH

"A worshiping and serving community proclaiming the Good News of Jesus Christ."

Upcoming Events

Friday, Sep 22 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday, Sep 23 at 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday, Sep 24 at 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM
Sunday, Sep 24 at 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

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Diakonia Course Descriptions

Year A


Church History - The First 400 Years

  • Students will study the development of Christian tradition in the first 4 centuries and the role of the theology and practice of this period in today's church.


The Daily Life of a Christian

  • This practical theology course explores the meaning of discipleship in everyday experiences. Students gain an understanding of balancing family life, vocation in work, and ecclesiastical life.


Introduction to the New Testament

  • Students will learn how the Gospel, as reflected in the New Testament, has shaped our Christian lives.


Lutheran Creeds and Confessions

  • The Book of Concord is the basis of this course, looking at topics of God and Sin, Justification by Grace alone, Sacraments, and others.


Practical Ministry I - Biblical Images in the Life of the Church

  • Studies the four major images of the Church, their biblical basis, theological uses and implication for the life of the Church and our individual daily life.


Practical Ministry II - Visitation

  • Students will have an opportunity to make supervised visits to the homebound and/or hospital. Class sessions deal with needs of patients, grieving, as well as practical issues related to this ministry.


Year B


Basic Themes and Issues in Christian Ethics

  • Introductions to concepts and systems by which Christian tradition has taught personal and public morality. An opportunity to reflect on ethical issues.


Christian Doctrine

  • Introduces students to Systematic Theology as well as other foundational doctrines and their scriptural foundations, to gain understanding of orthodoxy and heresy, as well as how disciplined thought and faithful confession is crucial for church leaders.


Christian Worship

  • The course provides practical understanding of words, actions and items involved in worship, and ties the content of services to their Biblical roots.


Introduction to the Old Testament

  • An overview of Hebrew scriptures and the relation between the Old Testament history and present practical theology.


Lutheran Faith in the American Context

  • A look at history of religions to understand basic developments and schism. Students will become more informed about the evangelical faith.

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For more information on our Diakonia Program or other educational programs for adults, please contact Walter Kain, Location Manager or Church Office at 732.583.1118.

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- 10:30 AM Worship Service

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