Special Saturday Seminar “Making Sense in a Senseless World”
March 23, 2019 | 9-12pm | Laurelwood Baptist Church
Registration $10, Childcare provided
How do I make sense of a world that’s so messed up? Why did God allow evil to enter His world? What is God’s purpose through my life today? I s my Christian life a constant struggle toward unreachable goals designed to frustrate me? This seminar will uncover God’s purposes throughout all of history and through each one of our lives. Discover how God has provided what I need when the uphill road of life is the steepest. In this seminar Dr. Wecks uses the Bible to tackle huge questions. He will also explain how jacana birds, amplifiers, clay pigeons, and cars relate.
Come join the discussion at 9:00am Sunday mornings as we prepare for Pastor Mike’s sermon!
Discovery Series | Sundays 9am
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.
Bible Study Methods
Taught by Bard Hebard
Sundays 9am, March 3 – April 14 While the Bible is the very words of God, many people don’t know how to understand it well. This class is designed to help you read, understand and even apply His word to the various situations you face in life.
Discovery Class: LBC 101
Taught by Pastor Mike Wilde
Sundays 9am, April 28 – May 19 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.
Taught by Pastor Kevin Kruse
Sundays 9am, April 28 – May 19 There are many different ideas about what worship looks like. But what does the Bible say?
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.
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.
Ephesians: Awesome Relationships in Christ
Taught by John Wecks
Sundays 9am, January 6 – April 14 In-depth, highly applicational study of Ephesians where God reveals our spiritual riches. Do you realize who you are as a Christian, and why racial hate has no place in the church? Discover your special place in our church, and how you can be strengthened by God’s limitless love. How do you stay safe from the nagging dark side or heal relational wounds? How are we filled with the Spirit? What does God want from us in our marriages and our parenting? Do you know how to put on the spiritual armor so that you are not defeated by spiritual forces that battle against you every day? Join us as we immerse ourselves in God’s truths in this wonderful book.
Genesis 12-50: Back to the Beginnings
Taught by Pastor Mike Wilde
Sundays 9am, March 3 – April 14 Genesis is the book of beginnings where all of God, theology, His creation and the affairs of men are revealed in their initial “bud” like form. Dr. Laney has been sharing the first 11 chapters of God’s creation and this class will continue with chapters 12-50. This second section of Genesis speaks of God’s relationship with mankind through one family and His redemptive plan for all the nations.
Other Sunday Morning Classes & Mid-Week Ministry Classes & Seminars
Financial Peace University
Facilitated by Dave Doel
Sundays 9am, March 3 – May 5 Dave Ramsey and his teaching team will walk you through the basics of budgeting, dumping debt, planning for the future, and much more. This class is a great way to share ideas, be encouraged, and stay motivated. Register for FPU here . The cost per family for the FPU class will be $109 if you use our class link. Each family that registers will receive a class workbook, access to a budgeting app, Dave Ramsey’s e-book The Complete Guide to Money, access to the FPU class videos online for each family to review, and 1 year and 2 additional classes for free (retirement and parenting). Each week the class members will watch a video (1 hour) at home then come to class for a brief (5 minute) review video followed by a discussion of the lesson and other related topics as they come up.
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.
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.
Kick off the new season in a Small Group! Sign up after service Sunday September 9th & 16th. Meet the group leaders and get more information about each group.
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.