FaTHoM Discipleship

Fathom Discipleship Series

You can enroll in FaTHoM. It’s free.

Enroll in FaTHoM
Holy Cross seeks to be a community transformed by the love of Jesus. Our mission is to make disciples of Jesus Christ. FaTHoM is the name of our discipleship ministries at Holy Cross, specifically applied to our Sunday and Wednesday nurture programs. A fathom is a measurement of depth. Holy Cross wants to continually encourage all of our friends and members to “go deeper” in their faith as they grow in their understanding the depths of Jesus’ love for them.

“I pray that out of His glorious riches He may strengthen you with power through His Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.” Ephesians 3


FaTHoM is offered twice each week.
Here are the details…

Wednesdays 6:00 p.m.

FaTHoM Wednesday is a mid-week Christian Education evening for the whole family, infants through adults. We call it “FaTHoM” as it help us to “go deeper” in our understanding of God’s love. It is integrally connected with and mirrors our FaTHoM Sunday program, but on Wednesday we can begin with a meal and fellowship together to enhance our connections with each other. The rest of the time together is spent in one of the many electives that are offered for children & adults. It is offered every Wednesday (except during Advent and Lent) when we gather for worship instead of classes. It all begins at 6:00 p.m. followed by fun and fellowship for school-aged children, confirmation classes for our junior high youth, and a series of study electives for adults young and old.

Winter/Spring 2019 Classes

Begins Wednesday, January 9, 2019
6:00-7:30 p.m.

Ages 3-4th Grade: Children’s Ministry
5th-6th Grade: SPARK
7 & 8th Grade: Jr. Confirmation Class
9th-12th: All In

Adult Classes

One & Done
Each class is unique with individual topics and speakers, so you don’t have to keep up with a study—just come when you can!

Upcoming Schedule:

  • January 9- “Fathom 101: Learn About Holy Cross’s Discipleship Model,” taught by Brandon Grelle.
  • January 16- “Why We Sing: The Importance of Worship,” taught by Paul Groth.
  • January 23- “Screenagers Movie,” a church and school outreach event concerning newly released information about long-term damaging effects of handheld computer devices. (Event is from 6:00-8:00 p.m. and includes free pizza for all ages. Advance registration required. See the event and sign up here.)
  • January 30- “Social Media Says the Darnedest Things,” a time to dissect the truth of what we see on social media, taught by Brandon Grelle.

Christian History Made Easy
This DVD-based study by Dr. Timothy Paul Jones covers the 200 most important people and events in Christian history from the time of the apostles to today. Learn fascinating stories of people who changed history. The study covers how we got today’s Bible, where different church doctrines and practices originated, and how Christianity has spread around the world. Led by Karen Geiger and Paulette Carson.

“The Quest” Women’s Study
There is no quest without questions. In this Beth Moore study, you can deepen your intimacy with God as you ask, discuss, and ponder questions of faith. Learn to pray to promote intimacy with God, explore questions and responses from the Bible, track your quest by journaling and learn to respond to scripture. Led by Lelani Galbreath.

Small Groups Forming

Try out a small group at Holy Cross Lutheran Church. Two new groups will meet at HCLC on Wednesday nights and follow the “All-In” curriculum. Childcare and FaTHoM classes are available for families requiring childcare.

You can purchase a meal for FaTHoM Wednesday in advance, or bring your own.

Meals will be available each Wednesday evening to make it easier for busy families to get to FaTHoM. Each Wednesday, you may purchase pizza or Chick-Fil-A. Parents please drop off your child in their respective classrooms, then proceed to the Crossing to pick up your meal and then take it to the classroom to eat together as a class in your elective. Class discussion will begin at 6:00 p.m. and you may participate as you eat. Children will eat as a class. Online ordering for meals will allow for ordering on Tuesday of the week you plan to attend (or for the whole year if you wish). The early Christians ate together every day to build relationships, love and care for one another. Join us!

Sign up for meals here Register for Classes

Sundays 9:45-10:30 a.m.

Faith in Jesus is an on-going relationship with God that, like all relationships, needs constant nurture and development. God has provided His Word, the Bible, to help continually strengthen faith. Holy Cross offers many ways to study His Word every Sunday morning from 9:45 to 10:30 a.m. which we call FaTHoM Sunday.

“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.”
1 Timothy 3:16-17

Winter/Spring 2019 Classes 

9:45-10:30 a.m.
Sunday School (Ages 3 – 8th Grade)

Adults and High School (9th-12th Grade)

The Gospel of Luke
Most of our Sunday Gospel readings throughout 2019 will come from the Gospel of Luke. To help us in our understanding of God while also preparing for our weekend worship experience, join us as we walk through the 24 Chapters of Luke. Taught by Pastors John Sattler and Dave McClean.


Children and Youth

ALL Children’s classes BEGIN in the Worship Center for music and worship before heading off to their respective classrooms. Pickup for the children will be in these classroom locations:

  • Infant-2yrs  ~ Child Care (Room 142)
  • Preschool (Age 3-4) ~  (Room 125)
  • Kindergarten & Grade 1  ~  (Room 123)
  • Grades 2 & 3 ~ (Room 122)
  • Grades 4 & 5 ~  (Room 122)
  • Grade 6 – 8 ~ (Room 141)

To Register for Classes


Junior Confirmation

For 7th and 8th Grade students, confirmation classes are offered every Wednesday during the school year from 6:00-7:30 p.m. as an alternative elective during FaTHoM Wednesday. You can learn more about Confirmation.

About Confirmation

Ladies Wednesday Study

Each Wednesday at 9:15 a.m. in The Youth Center of the Faith Life Center, Rachel Engler leads a study just for women.

Men’s Bible Breakfast

A time for men to join each other in collaborative discussion of the Bible. 1st and 3rd Saturdays each month at 8:00 a.m. in Room 141.

Women’s Bible Breakfast

All women are invited to visit and discuss the Bible on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month at 8:00 a.m. in the Wartburg Room of the Faith Life Center.