What Is EPH4?

EPH4 (E - four) is a midweek ministry based on Ephesians 4:11-13 which says, “And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God.”

This weekly time of fellowship and faith enrichment for the whole family meets on Wednesday evenings in three sessions during the Fall, Winter and Spring.

Doors to our school building will open at 5pm. We begin with a meal to help accommodate busy family schedules. We don't charge for the meal but donations are accepted to help offset the cost. We then gather at 5:45pm in Kuechle Hall for a brief time of prayer and praise.

Beginning at 6pm, both adults and children head out to a variety of different class offerings where you will engage in discussion with other Christians, be encouraged in your faith-walk with Jesus, equipped with biblical knowledge, and leave feeling enriched in your faith! The evening wraps up with prayer and a sending blessing at 7pm. 

Winter EPH4 Classes

  • Parent and Toddler

    You and your toddler learn about Jesus together! As parents, you will also discover practical ways to worship and teach about Jesus in your home

  • 4K - 5th Grade

    Stories, games, and crafts combine for and hour of engaging Bible instruction.

  • 5th - 8th Grade

    Faith Formation Year 1 - Bible Overview: A review of the Bible which will help to provide a foundation for the study of Luther’s Small Catechism. This class is one of three included in Immanuel’s Confirmation program but open to all in these grades.

    Faith Formation Year 2 - Catechism: A study of Luther’s Small Catechism through journal and discussion. This class is one of three included in Immanuel’s Confirmation program but open to all in these grades.

    Faith Formation Year 3 - Apologetics: A study in defending your faith from opposing worldviews and religions. This class is one of three included in Immanuel’s Confirmation program but open to all students in these grades

  • High School Youth

    Christianity is more than just another spiritual option. It uniquely tells us the truth about God, the world, and ourselves. Sin has trapped us in a reality apart from our Creator. Jesus came to free us from sin, so we could learn to live in the life-affirming light of the real world with God. This 8-week series covers the foundations of the Christian faith.

  • Adult Classes

    Prophets & Kings: Experience the Bible in historical context! Biblical analogies and examples, while meaningful and helpful even to this day, were first meant to convey God's truth to particular people in a particular time and place. So the more fully we can appreciate those times and places, the more fully we can respond to the power of the Word. Led by Dave Funke.

    Symbols that Surround Us: Crosses, fish, crossed keys, eagles, lions, and oxen, colors, collars and clerical gear. The Christian faith is one that has, since the Ascension of our Lord Jesus, associated and attributed different signs, symbols and pictures with deep significance and meaning to our faith. This class will dig a little deeper into the significance of these symbols when it comes to our common Christian faith. We will especially focus on the art, style, architecture, and symbols of the current church building as well as the future home for the congregation of Immanuel. Led by Vicar Joseph.

    Psalm 23: Many people are familiar with Psalm 23. But because we all know it, we often breeze through the psalm without slowing down long enough to rest in the assurance it offers. Though only six verses long, this psalm teaches us profound truths about our loving and protective God. By studying Psalm 23, we’ll encounter a life-transforming question: Do you trust the Lord to care for your needs? Led by Brian Hanson.