Bad Girls of the Bible
This women's group meets on Monday evenings at 6:15 PM. This group meets at various times during the year so please call for the schedule.
Quarterly Educational Opportunities
Adult Education classes include on-going and seasonal offerings. Please contact the church office at 702-255-1990 for the most recent schedule.
Pastor Phil Shuart
Pastor Phil has been our pastor for 16 years. Pastor has a gift for communicating God’s Word in a practical and inviting way. His love for people and God is infectious and shows in his preaching and teaching.
Dodie is a certified brown sash Instructor of Tai Chi Chuan and Chi Kung (Qigong) Healing Systems through the Lohan School of Shaolin in Las Vegas. She has been teaching for many years and enjoys passing on her passion for physical health and wholeness.
Annette has a passion for serving people and building their faith. She works at UNLV and has grown children in the area.
John has been a member for 8 years. John has a passion for Bible Study and he has faithfully served our congregation with wisdom and love. He and his wife Trudy, also sing in the choir.
Brian Neely , MTS
Brian serves as our Director of Pastoral Care and Director of Youth and Family Ministry. Brian is expert in Middle Eastern Religions as well as the New Testament. For the past 8 years he has been an adjunct professor/lecturer for the University of Wyoming offering on-line classes in Introduction to World Religions, Eastern Philosophy, Introduction to the New Testament, among others. Brian helped to launch a thriving international school in an indigenous Mayan region of Guatemala and still serves on the Board of Directors in the area of development and fund raising. We are blessed to have Brian serving at St. Andrew.
"Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples." (Luke 11:1)
Prayer Ministry is an intentional response to the powerful gift of prayer that God has given to his people. By establishing Prayer Ministry as one of the ministry areas of our congregation, it gives a team of prayerful people the opportunity to intentionally seek God’s will and advance the power of prayer for all.
There are many different types of prayer and Christian disciplines. The Prayer Ministry group meets weekly to explore those options in a setting full of learning, inspiration, and encouragement. This group studies a variety of discipleship and prayer-related topics through readings and discussion.
There is no requirement to pray out loud. Instead, the group strives for personal spiritual growth through many forms of prayer and fellowship.
A peaceful meditation room is available in the Fellowship Hall for quiet contemplation and prayer.
For more information about this class, please contact the church office at 702-255-1990.
Women’s Bible Study
Meet with an extraordinary group of women for study, prayer and mutual support. This class is led by Annette Amdal and meets on Mondays at 6:15pm throughout the year. You can always find out more information about this and other classes by contacting the church office at 702-255-1990.
Men’s Bible Study
John Mestemacher is one of our me's group leaders. It is important for men to gather for prayer and study. Often, spirituality has been more embraced by the women of the church but we know that all of us, female and male are children of God and the more we seek the Lord the healthier and more effective we are as disciples of Jesus Christ.
For more information about future classes please contact the church office at 702- 255-1990.
Wednesday Morning Study
Pastor Phil leads this weekly study of various topics. Currently (March 2017) the class is considering Reformation History issues and subjects, such as Luther's Small Catechism. No sign up necessary, just show up at 9:00 AM in classrooms 210 A and B. For more information about this class, please contact the church office at 702-255-1990 or email Pastor Phil: email@example.com.
Chi Kung (Qigong) and Tai Chi Exercise Classes
Stressed? Want to improve your health, balance, and strength? Chi Kung (Qigong) are ancient healing exercises used to awaken and balance energy (chi) through movement, breath work, visualizations, sounds, and meditation. They unify our body, mind, and spirit leading to improved metabolism, stimulated immune systems, reduced stress, and increased stamina, balance, and flexibility.
Chi Kung is appropriate for all ability levels and can even be practiced while sitting. Dodie Amundson leads these classes twice a week throughout the year, and newcomers are always welcome. Per instructions from the Church Council, all participants need to complete a release form (available at the class) and the suggested free-will offering for non-church members of $5.00 per class will continue to stay in effect.
If you are looking for a good next step in exercising from Chi Kung, consider joining Dodie’s weekly Tai Chi class. This class is learning the Yan 48 form and a fan form. Giving more of a workout with deep stretching exercises and slow, flowing movements, the Tai Chi class deeply integrates and enhances chi energy circulation. This class also welcomes new participants at any time and no prior experience is necessary.
For more information about these exercise classes, please contact the church office at 702-255-1990 or Dodie Amundson at firstname.lastname@example.org.