Come join the discussion at 9:00 am Sunday mornings as we prepare for worship!

We currently not offering any programs for children during this hour.

To learn more about additional studies for men visit the Men’s Ministry page.

To learn more about additional studies for women visit the Women’s Ministry page.

 

Discovery Series

Discovery Series | Sundays 9 am

 

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 9 a.m. 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.

 


 

SHAPE – Uniquely You!

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. Sign up at the kiosk in the Fellowship Hall at church.

 

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.   Personal Reflection: This class helps us discovery how to do a personal inventory and come clean before God and others.  

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.

 

Discovery Series Brochure

 

Deeper Life Series

Deeper Life Series

 

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.

 


 

What Has You Worked Up Inside?

John Wecks, Facilitator | Mondays, April 19 – May 24 | 7-8 p.m. | Register online
 
This Zoom discussion class, Monday nights 7-8 p.m., is designed to help us work through our feelings over current issues. This Monday, May 10, we will explore God’s Word to evaluate this question:  “What Do I Do If I Disagree With Church Leaders?” Who are the real spiritual leaders in any local church according to God’s Word? What do I do if the church chooses “Pastor Next” and I don’t like him, or I disagree with the choice? Is the biblical step to quietly leave the church and choose another one? How should I respond when leaders make a decision that I do not like? Are there biblical steps I can take that would be helpful? John Wecks facilitates the online discussion. We are having lively discussions on Monday nights online. Anyone can join us for any or all of the next 3 weeks! Register online to receive the Zoom link for the discussion. We encourage you to arrive online 10-15 minutes early for maximum benefit to everyone.

 

Serve the Lord With Our Best (Study of Malachi)

John Wecks | April 18 – May 23 | 9 a.m. on Sundays | Module 2 in-person  

The Lord wants us to pay close attention to our hearts as we serve Him each day. Do I give Him first-rate worship? Learn how my treatment of my spouse impacts my worship and how calls for justice today might upset God. Rather than treat God like a giant ATM machine, we should fear the Lord, serve Him, work hard for Him even though it doesn’t seem to pay off in this lifetime. Join us for this study, 9 a.m. in Module 2 for 6 weeks starting April 18.Sign up today (not required)! *No Childcare Provided*

 

 

Additional Classes

Other Sunday Morning Classes & Mid-Week Ministry Classes & Seminars

 

Watch for these other classes as they come up in the bulletin!

Depression Class (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 (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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Past Online Classes

Past Online Classes

These classes have concluded but are still available online to do at your own pace.

 

Upper Room Discourse

Words of Comfort For Troubled Hearts | 11 Sessions

Taught by John Wecks

 

As Jesus enjoyed a last supper with His disciples, He looked forward to centuries of the Church. The ‘upper room dialogue’ in John 14 -16 is stocked with concentrated spiritual truth ready to explode in the life of every believer. The Lord Jesus teaches about the power of His indwelling presence for living in a troubled world.  His words wash over us, strengthens us, and give us a clear path through stress filled days in 2021. 

 

Class Notes

Session 1 (4 files)

Class Notes

Description & Bibliography

Chronology of Last Week

Thursday of Passion Week

Session 2

Class Notes

Session 3

Class Notes

Session 4

Class Notes

Session 5

Class Notes

Last Will of Our Lord

Session 6

Class Notes

Session 7

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Session 8

Class Notes

Session 9

Class Notes

Session 10

Class Notes

Session 11

Class Notes

 

 

Revelation | 16 Weeks

Taught by John Wecks

 

In these uncertain times, be encouraged to work harder for the King every single day of your life. The revelation of Jesus Christ shows His glorious power to judge all the evil in God’s universe that makes life miserable for all of us today. Explore heaven’s worship themes with us. Learn the extent of God’s grace to protect His people from the devastating judgments God will pour out on those who shake their fist at God and His Son, Jesus Christ. Gain a clearer understanding of the overall plan of God for our world, the earth, and the universe. Learn what our priorities should be as we live today in our broken world filled with hurting people. Strengthen your confident expectation in what the Lord will do to make everything right.

 

Class Notes

Session 1 Notes

Session 2 Notes

Seven Churches Chart

Commentary List

Session 3 Notes

Session 4 Notes

Session 5 Notes Session 6 Notes Session 7 Notes Session 8 Notes
Session 9 Notes Session 10 Notes Session 11 Notes Session 12 Notes
Session 13 Notes

Session 14 Notes

The Program of Judgments

The Coming of the Messiah

Supplemental Chart

Session 15 Notes

 

 

Daniel | 12 Weeks

Taught by John Wecks

 

Relax! God’s got this! He’s in charge of everything all the time including every single election to government offices whether by mail, by absentee ballot, or whatever means in whatever country. In this book we will thrill over the fact that God’s unwavering promises always come through in the smallest detail for the whole world and our own lives. We learn how to thrive in enemy territory. We will watch what happens when we trust the Lord in impossible situations. We will learn from Daniel, “a man highly esteemed by God” (9:23).

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2 Corinthians: The Thrill of Genuine Christianity

Taught by John Wecks

 

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Deuteronomy: Moses’ Finest Sermon

Taught by J. Carl Laney, Western Seminary Prof (Retired)

 

Laurelwood Deuteronomy Class - Chapters 27-34

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Laurelwood Deuteronomy Class - Chapters 12-26

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Laurelwood Deuteronomy Class - Chapters 7-11

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