Come join the discussion at 9:00am Sunday mornings as we prepare for Pastor Mike’s sermon!
Deeper Life Series
Deeper Life Series | Sunday’s 9am
God has a desire that you become stronger and spiritually more mature. The Deeper Life Series provides solid Bible exposition through various books of the Bible to move you deeper into the Lord and the LBC Discipleship Process. These Classes are designed to provide increasing spiritual stability and strength in your life as an adult at LBC. Special attention is given to the verse by verse explanation of what God is teaching within each paragraph of every section of the Bible Book. Then these truths are applied specifically and personally to your life situation. Subjects and topics are covered when they are raised by the order of the message found in the book being taught.
Each class is designed to “stand alone” so that an adult at Laurelwood can step in at any time to be fed from God’s Word. Sunday morning classes begin at 9am hour, which corresponds tot he same time as our Youth and Children’s Sunday School and nursery to assist those with kids. We invite you to join us as we go deeper into God’s Word together.
Ezra: Reshaping A Prodigal People | Rm 204 (Great Room)
Taught by Paul Lantz
January 7-March 25 This book reveals how God overrules human failure among His people. God remakes the vessel, Israel, that had proven obstinate. Good news for us! God does not discard what He has chosen but remakes it when it fails. When the vessel is unyielding, God crushes it and begins to fashion it into a useful vessel again instead of discarding it as hopeless. God’s reason for doing this is His loyal love, compassion, and pity. No matter how a Christian may have failed in the past, God will still use that individual in some way—if he or she renounces their sin, re-commits himself or herself to Him, and returns to His Word.
Splendor of God’s Glory | Rm 303
Taught by John Wecks
Jan 7 – March 25 If you get God right you get everything right. The greater our knowledge of God, the greater our love for Him. The greater our love, the more motivated we are to please Him. This class will plunge into the wonders of God to challenge our minds, unwind in His immensity, and refresh our souls. “Without doubt, the mightiest thought the mind can entertain is the thought of God.” — A.W. Tozer.
Discovery Series | Rm 306
Our Discovery series classes are for you to meet our pastors and leaders, hear what we believe, know our vision for discipleship and discover along the way how God is prompting you to grow in your faith. Pastor Mike’s Discovery class is an introduction to our church and what it looks like to be a disciple of Christ. The other classes will unpack each area of discipleship in greater depth. Each class not only shares our faith and vision, but also practical steps for spiritual growth.
Classes are offered periodically at the 9am hour as announced in the e-bulletin. While you may not take all the classes at once or in any particular order, we encourage you to plan on eventually attending them all as a way to get to know your church but also to get a clear vision for your own discipleship journey.
Jan 7 – Jan 28 | Discovery Class | Rm 306 | Pastor Mike Wilde This is the story of Laurelwood; who we are as a church, what we believe in as a fellowship, and where we are going together. We take the time to get to know one another, share God’s story, and talk about the key principles of what makes Laurelwood tick. Join Pastor Mike for this 4 week class.
Feb 4 – Feb 18 | Fellowship Class | Rm 306 | Sundays 9am | Pastor Mike Wilde The church is the family of God, and the heavenly Father desires us to live in love and unity with each other, whether in celebration or conflict. Learn more about God’s design for his family with Pastor Mike.
March 4 – 25 | SHAPE Class | Rm 306 | Sundays 9am | Becky Doel and team Each one of us has a vital role to play in the body of Christ. In this class, you’ll learn about your spiritual gifts, heart, abilities, personality and experiences. You will discover more about how God has uniquely shaped and prepared you for service in your relationships, home, work, community and church. Join us for this 4 week class!
Discovery Series Topics…
|Service (SHAPE): We believe that each one of us has a vital role to play in the body of Christ. In this class, you’ll learn about your spiritual gifts, heart, abilities, personality and experiences and discover more about how God has uniquely shaped and prepared you for service in our relationships, home, work, community and church.||Bible Study: We believe the Bible is the Word of God and the sole authority for all matters of faith and practice. This class will inspire and walk you through how to effectively study the Bible for yourself.||
Prayer: We want our church to be a house of prayer. Find out what prayer is all about, why we take time to pray so often during our services, and get a chance to practice praying together.
|Worship: Laurelwood is a diverse, multi-generational community. This class gives you time to talk with Pastor Kevin about our church’s vision for worshiping together.||Fellowship: Understand how God has designed the body of Christ to connect and grow together and how you can be a part of it.||
Stewardship: Each one of us has time, talents and treasure: get a vision in this class for making the most of what God has entrusted to you.
Other Sunday Morning Classes & Mid-Week Ministry Classes & Seminars
Feb 10 | 9-12pm | Free to Disagree Agreeably | Worship Center | Speaker: Dr. John Wecks What is God’s wisdom when we disagree about what the Bible teaches us about cultural issues like tattoos, body piercings, home schooling, carving jack-0-lanterns, political parties, alcoholic drinks, attending a wedding of a homosexual couple? We will engage in lively interaction and apply key principles from biblical passages designed to guide us through the maze of conflicting opinions. The seminar materials originate from Dr. Wecks’ book Free to Disagree (Agreeably): Moving Beyond the Arguments Over Christian Liberty. Sign up online at the ministry Kiosks this Sunday, online sign ups coming soon. Registration $5
Watch for these classes as they come up in the bulletin!
Depression Class taught by Pastor Mike Wilde: (Watch the bulletin for the dates of the next class) Call or email the office to be put on the invite list and we will notify you when it is available. Open to everyone
Grief Class taught by Pastor Mike: (Watch the bulletin for the dates of the next class) Call or email the office to be put on the invite list and we will notify you when it is available. Open to everyone. Alumni drop in anytime!
Love & Respect This 5 week interactive workshop helps wives learn how to better show respect to their husbands, and husbands how to show love to their wives. (Watch the bulletin for dates of the next class) Open to everyone!
Women Mentoring Women Class… for Women of all Ages Have you ever been mentored or been interested in exploring the art of mentoring? Then this class is for you. During this seven-week course you will learn what mentoring is and what it isn’t. You will experience a mentoring relationship as we read a wonderful book entitled Calm My Anxious Heart by Linda Dillow. The class will equip you to become a mentor, should you choose to do so. Watch the bulletin for our next available class, or call the office to be put on the list and we will contact you. (Coming in January 2018)
How to help a friend: Coming Alongside in Times of Trial As women our desire is to help each other in times of struggle to rely on the Lord and trust Him more deeply. Come learn tools to encourage and support each other biblically and relationally. This 10 week follow up class for those who have been through the Women’s Mentoring class. Watch the bulletin for our next available class, or call the office to be put on the list and we will contact you.
Men’s Leadership Class How satisfied are you in your current leadership abilities? In other words, how well are you leading yourself? Your family? What kind of leadership are you providing at your school, workplace or here at church? Leadership is a learned skill. This class will train men in those skills as they put them into practice. Join Pastor Mike as you become a “band of brothers” from September – May becoming alert to what is happening around you, as you grow in both faith and strength leading in love and truth. Contact the office to be put on the list for our next class session. The Leadership 2 Class is next in the rotation of our Men’s Leadership Classes, 2017-2018 call the office to sign up or let Pastor Mike know this Sunday.
NextGen Leadership Class Leadership is a learned skill. This class will train youth from middle school to high school in those skills as they put them into practice. An investment today will yield rich blessings later. Join Pastor Mike as he unties together from September – May in a weekly class to grow both faith and strength as they learn to lead in love and truth. Contact the office to be put on the list for our next class season, 2017-2018.
While most small groups are taking a break for the summer, let Pastor Kevin know if you are interested in hosting, leading or being part of a small group this Fall. Laurelwood offers a number of different Small Groups that meet all throughout the week.