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.
Discovery Class: LBC 101
Taught by Pastor Mike Wilde
Sundays 9am, Jan 6 – Jan 27 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.
Facilitated by Rotating Instructors
Sundays 9am, Feb 3 – 24th 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.
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.
Genesis 1-12: Back to the Beginnings
Taught by Dr. J. Carl Laney
Sundays 9am, Jan 6 – Feb 24 The book of Genesis is the book of beginnings. In this 8-week class we will be exploring the beginnings of the universe, humanity, sin and suffering, the consequences of disobedience for Adam and all humanity, and the beginnings of God’s great plan to repair the mess we made of God’s creation. I look forward to meeting you and sharing God’s Word at Laurelwood Baptist Church.
J. Carl Laney recently completed forty years of teaching Bible at Western Seminary (1977-2018). In addition to his teaching, Carl has served in a dozen different churches as interim-pastor. His most recent books include Essential Bible Background, Biblical Wisdom: Your Key to Success, and Discipleship: Instructions from the Master Disciple Maker. Since 1992 Carl has been taking Western Seminary to Israel to study God’s Word in the land of the Bible. Carl and his wife Nancy are blessed with four amazing adult children and seven grandchildren. Carl’s hobbies include running, bicycling, backpacking and restoring WWII military jeeps. His philosophy of teaching is captured in the words of Ezra 7:10.
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.
Galatians: It Is for Freedom
Taught by Alec Paul
Sundays 9am, January 6 – Feb 24 When the gospel of Jesus Christ itself is at risk, the Apostle Paul valiantly defends it and clarifies its many dramatic ramifications for the church, in both the first century and beyond – even until today. Rediscover how the Christian life begins and continues by faith alone to produce glorious attitudes that prove life-change.
Alec Paul is a young husband and father who is an experienced speaker. Alec is finishing his seminary Internship at Laurelwood with Dr. Wecks as his Mentor until he graduates with his Master of Divinity degree in May. He has completed adult teacher training Monday evenings at Laurelwood this past fall.
Other Sunday Morning Classes & Mid-Week Ministry Classes & Seminars
“Women Mentoring Women”
Taught by Elizabeth Hightower
Sundays 9am, Jan 6 – Feb 24 Have you ever thought about coming alongside someone in the role of mentor? If so, plan to join Elizabeth Hightower as she leads this eight-week class. You will learn that the goal of mentoring is to form strong and lasting relationships that are a source of support and spiritual growth. You will receive tools that will help you in leading a woman to grow in faith and learn to walk each day in victory in the power of God. You will leave this class feeling as though you’ve been in a mentoring relationship as we read a wonderful book entitled Calm My Anxious Heart by Linda Dillow.
Sign up to attend the class at the Women’s Ministry Kiosk December 9th through 30th. The cost of the book is $11 (make checks payable to LBC).
Facilitated by Brandon Draper, Children’s Director and Luke Jech, Youth Director
Stay Tuned!! This class will provide lively discussion and guidance for parents, from getting ready for that first baby in your home to launching your teenagers.
Love and Respect
Taught by Rotating Facilitators
Fridays 7-9pm, Jan 18 – Feb 15 This 5-week interactive class helps wives learn how to better show respect to their husbands, and husbands how to show love to their wives. Sign up anytime online or January 6th & 13th at the ministry kiosks! For more information call Becky Doel.
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.