Knowledge and understanding of Scripture is very important at Abiding Word. We strive to follow the encouragement of the apostle Paul when he writes, “Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God” (Colossians 3:16).
Sunday school is for children ages 3 through 8th grade and their parents
Sunday school meets each Sunday at 10:45 am
To assist parents, a class that parallels the children's Sunday School lesson is offered. This study goes into greater detail, and allows parents to reinforce the Sunday School lesson during the week
Classes for the children meet in the library and the fellowship hall. The adult class meets in the pastor's office
Abiding Word uses the Christ-Light Sunday School curriculum, designed to nurture children with God's Word and allow parents to be actively involved
For more detailed information about our Sunday School, call 677-9357, or contact us.
Generally, the Sunday School schedule is as follows:
10:45 AM: Class starts
11:30 AM: Gather around piano for songs
11:40 AM: Closing devotion and dismissal
Meet our Teachers
Hello! My name is Roy Ohr and I teach an adult Bible Class. I am married, have three grown sons and two grandsons and am retired from the Provident Bank of Cincinnati. I believe it is most important for Christian growth to spend your life studying God's inerrant Word, the Bible. I am grateful for the opportunity to teach God's Word to the parents of the Sunday School students.
Hi! My name is Jim Inniger. I am currently the Preteen Sunday school teacher for 7th and 8th grades at Abiding Word Lutheran Church. I have enjoyed the opportunity to share God’s Word with the Pre-teens at our church. Growing up my Sunday school lessons and church attendance had a big impact on me and shaped my beliefs and morals and I hope to help lay the same foundation for the children of Abiding Word. The message of sins forgiven is the most important thing in my life, and I hope to share this message with the students every Sunday.
I grew up on a farm in northwest Ohio near the small town of Jenera. I was the second of five children who were blessed to have God-fearing parents. My mother still lives on our farm in northwest Ohio and attends Trinity Lutheran Church in Jenera. I graduated from Otterbein College in 1975 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business. I have been employed by the Campbell Soup Company for the past 32 years and currently have the position of Senior Customer Business Manager in sales.
I was a Sunday school teacher at Shepherd of Peace Lutheran Church in Powell, Ohio for 12 years. For the past 8 years I have been in the Cincinnati area attending Abiding Word. It has been a joy to again teach the pre-teen age and hopefully with God’s guidance able to help shape the lives of our children.
Hello, my name is Bill Gorder and I am one of the teachers for the 7th and 8th grade class. This is a great opportunity for me personally to grow in faith and I pray that my students will grow in faith with me as I teach them God’s Word.
I am originally from Rochester, MN. I graduated from Minnesota State University, Mankato in 2005. I have a degree in Computer Engineering.
In college I tutored, but this is my first opportunity to teach this age group about the Bible. Through our study of the Scripture, I pray that the Holy Spirit will inspire my students to grow in their appreciation for God’s Word.
Hello! My name is Deanna Leib and I am the Sunday school teacher for the 5-6 grades at Abiding Word Lutheran Church. I am truly blessed to have this opportunity to spread God’s word.
I was born and raised in Middletown, Ohio and am the youngest of three children. In 2004, I graduated from Drexel University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance and a minor in History. I am currently an Accounts Payable Specialist at Lerner, Sampson and Rothfuss in Downtown Cincinnati, Ohio and have worked there for about four years. This is my second year serving as a Sunday school teacher at Abiding Word and I look forward to serving in the future.
Hello all! I'm Norm Wright, the new 5th & 6th grade Sunday School teacher here at Abiding Word Lutheran Church. I'm not new to the church, I'm just new to the teaching staff. I'm looking forward to the opportunity to convey the Scriptural truths to my first Sunday School class. Like it says in James 1:22 – Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says!
Although my formal education was completed a few decades ago, I graduated from Milwaukee School of Engineering with an Associates Degree in Electronic Communications Technology and a Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Management. When we moved here in 1987 due to a job transfer, we were one of the few families that were part of the small congregation which met at the Kinder Care in Loveland.
Within the course of my working career, I've had the opportunity to teach and train others – which I enjoy. Likewise, here at church, I've held the position of Pioneer Trainmaster for a few years and now I look forward to leading this group of young adults as well.
Hello, my name is Kim Pierson and I teach Sunday school classes here at Abiding Word Lutheran Church for grades 3-4. It is important to me to help these children attain a long term Christian foundation. I view this responsibility as a great opportunity to share God’s love and instill in them the message of sins forgiven.
My husband and I have been members at Abiding Word Lutheran church since 2007 and recently moved from northeast Ohio to this area. I studied early childhood education at the University of Akron and I am currently providing private childcare. Each Sunday I strive to provide an inviting environment so the children will enjoy hearing God’s Word and I look forward to meeting you!
Hello, my name is Jamie Stump, a Sunday school teacher (grades 3-4) for Abiding Word Lutheran church. I appreciate being part of a biblical based church that truly abides in the Word of God. I pray God uses me to help establish a firm Christian foundation in the children.
I grew up in Maineville, Ohio. I am the youngest of three. Currently, I am a manger for United Dairy Farmers (UDF). I’ve been a student of God’s Word my whole life, and now am privileged to teach the next generation about the Savior. I hope to teach the children in such a way that they remain excited about their Savior Jesus and eager to learn about him.
Hello! My name is Barbara Leib, and I am the 1-2 Grade Sunday school teacher at Abiding Word Lutheran Church. Teaching and reinforcing the spiritual truths in a young child, fosters a spiritual growth and Christian values formation in them. I am privileged to teach the young children the biblical truths, each and every Sunday.
I have been raised in the Lutheran faith, and have one brother. My parents reinforced my Christian upbringing. I attended a Lutheran day school as a child. I am a graduate of Miami University, Oxford, and hold a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in education. I am also certified as an elementary teacher, and supervisor, and have taken Bible History Literature courses from Martin Luther College, in pursuit of certification in biblical knowledge.
I am a retired educator from the Middletown City, and Monroe Local schools. I have been retired for five years, and remain actively involved in the educational programs of Abiding Word. I have taught Sunday school for the past thirty-one years, and have served Abiding Word as a Sunday school teacher for two years. I look forward to a successful year, partnering with the parents and students of Abiding Word!
Hi, I’m Gayle Reinbolt, one of the music leaders at Abiding Word. I graduated from Dr. Martin Luther College (now Martin Luther College) in New Ulm, Minnesota with a Bachelor of Science in Education. I taught in Lutheran schools in Monroe, Michigan and Toledo, Ohio.
At Abiding Word Lutheran I am one of 3 organists and direct the adult choir and the children’s choir. I am humbled by this opportunity to teach the Word of God through music to the Sunday School children. May the children grow in the knowledge of their Savior Jesus and their love for worshipping the Lord.