Pastor Zac holds several Bible studies

rooted & relevant – Atonement Adult classes

Find your connecting point with other Atonement adults through our Adult education offerings. Feel free to contact the church office with any questions.

Gen X, Gen Y, Gen Z: “Head + Heart” – Atonement Chapel

Pastor Zac and Jacob James invite you on Sunday mornings for “Head + Heart.” Jacob and Pastor Zac will alternate leading the class each week; Jacob’s lessons stretch our brains as we grapple with what Scripture means, while Pastor Zac’s lessons bind our hearts as we discover together how Scripture inspires us.

Faith & Life Class – Charter Hall

Offering opportunities for Bible study, as well as conversations on a variety of topics.

January 19th: To those of us attending one of Pastor Zac’s Wednesday Bible studies, our Jewish friend, Barry Speert, is a familiar face. He will share with us “Jewish Views on Jesus, Biblical Literalism, and Hebrew Biblical Prophecy.”

January 26th-February 9th – Forum on Homelessness. Homelessness in Johnson County is on the rise. “From Johnson County’s Point-In-Time (PIT) of homelessness, they found an increase in overall numbers for the second straight year.  The number of unsheltered individuals remained essentially the same, but the number of households in emergency shelters doubled. Understanding who is experiencing homelessness and their permanent housing needs is critical in Johnson County’s work to end homelessness in 2019 and beyond.” (

For three weeks beginning January 26th, our Adult Forum will focus on the issue of homelessness in our neighborhoods.

  • On January 26th, we will welcome Valorie Carson from the United Community Services of Johnson County. This organization has done significant work in identifying and publicizing the issue and will be able to provide us with an overview of homelessness in Johnson County. (
  • On February 2nd, a representatve from the Johnson County Interfaith Hospitality Network will share the work that IHN is doing to help Johnson County residents move out of homelessness through their network of congregations who provide weekly shelter and support services. (
  • On February 9th, we welcome Tom Lally, the Executive Director of Hillcrest Transitional Housing, who will share the work they have done in the metro KC area, and their move into Johnson County to begin ministry here. (

Parent Confirmation Class – Room 108

Led by Atonement members Cathy Dykman-Acinger and Tim Vannoy, parents discuss the weekend’s lessons, parenting topics, and more.


PZ’s Top 40 – Wednesdays, 7:00-8:30 PM

Pastor Zac leads “PZ’s Top 40” in the Gathering Place. In honor of Pastor Zac having celebrated his 40th birthday in 2019, we look at his Top 40 favorite Bible stories/passages. There’s no homework, and no required level of Biblical literacy; all are invited.

“Wednesdays in the Word”

Each Wednesday Pastor Zac (or a guest presenter) leads a weekly Bible study from 12:00 noon to 1:00 PM into the readings for the coming weekend’s worship. Join in the conversation in the Gathering Place; friends and brown bag lunches are welcome.

2nd Sundays at the Pub

From 6:30-8:00pm on the 2nd Sundays of most months, we gather at a local restaurant and enjoy presentations by Atonement members or local community leaders on a variety of topics. You may enjoy dinner at the restaurant; please arrive by 5:30pm to order and eat! On February 9th, we will lift up Black History Month, as we welcome Atonement members LeRoy and Ruthie Zimmerman; they’ll share experiences as members of an African American Lutheran church in St. Louis and their work towards improved civil rights.