Come join the discussion at 9:00am Sunday mornings as we prepare for Pastor Mike’s sermon!
Deeper Life Series
Deeper Life Series | Great Room
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.
June 25, “Working Wisely” Jim Draper will be teaching God’s principles for skillfully working each day. We invite adults to join us in the the Great Room at 9:00 am to learn the folly of ignoring the principles that God has set up to teach us the way God’s world works.
July 2, “Social Justice” Come join us in the Great Room at 9:00 am as Kevin Kruse provides godly, wise counsel to apply to social justice in Proverbs. What does God’s Word counsel about our responsibilities?
July 9, “Earning the Respect of Others” Taught by Tracy Halstead
July 16, “The Value of Friendship” Taught by Herman Chan
July 23, “Positive Parenting” Taught by Steve & Patricia Jones
July 30, “God’s Wisdom for Wealth” Taught by Randy Schmidt
August 6, “Perils of Price” Taught by Josh Espasandin
August 13, “Managing your Mouth” Taught by Kevin Kruse
August 20, “Family Life” Taught by Pastor Mike Wilde
August 27, “Foolishness” Taught by Pastor Mike Wilde
Discovery Series | Module 2
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.
Discovery Class, 9/10-10/1, 2017 This is a class about Laurelwood and how you can be a part of what God is doing here. Together we take the time to introduce ourselves to each other, get introduced to God and His Word, and find out His purpose for us and His church. Taught by Pastor Mike: Module 2 (Watch the bulletin for dates of the next class) Open to everyone!
S.H.A.P.E. Class, 10/8-10/29, 2017 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 your relationships, home, work, community and church. Sunday mornings at 9 am in module 2. (Watch the bulletin for dates of the next class) Everyone is welcome!
Worship Class, 9/10-10/1, 2017, Taught by Kevin Kruse
Evangelism Class, 10/8-11/19, 2017 Taught by Scott DeViney & Matt Johnson
Prayer Class, 12/3-12/17, 2017 Taught by Pastor Mike Wilde
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
Financial Peace We all need a plan for our money. Financial Peace University (FPU) is that plan! It teaches God’s ways of handling money. Through video teaching, class discussions and interactive small group activities, FPU presents biblical, practical steps to get from where you are to where you’ve dreamed you could be. This plan will show you how to get rid of debt, manage your money, spend and save wisely, and much more! Go to www.daveramsey.com search for Laurelwood to sign up. Contact Matt and Tami Smith or Dave and Katy Doel for more information. (Watch the bulletin for dates of the next class) Open to everyone!
Depression Class taught by Pastor Mike Wilde: Module 2 (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: Module 2 (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’s Mentoring 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.
Women’s Mentoring Class 2 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.