Come join the discussion at 9:00am Sunday mornings as we prepare for worship!
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.
Taught by Pastor Mike Wilde
Sundays 9 am | September 8-29
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 Bob DeViney
Sundays 9 am | September 8-29
Have you considered that all you have is entrusted to you by God for a reason – your time, SHAPE, treasures and people in your life – even hardships and limitations? Explore what it looks like to faithfully preserve, apply and grow what God entrusts to you.
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.
Exodus: The Birth of a Nation
Taught by Paul Lantz
Sundays 9 am |September 8 – December 15
The Book of Exodus is most noted for its content of many Divinely orchestrated miracles (plagues, Passover, parting of the Red Sea, burning bush, 10 Commandments, water out of a rock, manna from heaven, etc.). To focus only on the miracles, however, is to miss God’s primary purpose for the exodus, which was to birth a Nation essential to His Plan of Redemption of mankind, a Nation (Israel) from which the promised Messiah would come. God’s preparation and testing of that young Nation’s worthiness for such a role began during the wilderness experience.
Come with us as we study the geography, history, and theology of the Book of Exodus. Such knowledge is essential for our being able to defend our faith against today’s headlines which read:
“Palestinians petition World Court to invalidate Israel’s claim to land”
“United Nations pursues ‘two-state’ solution for Israel”
“World governments condemn U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s national capitol”
“Palestinians attack Israeli borders; rockets target Israeli towns”
Today’s headlines have their origin in the story of the exodus; let us see from God’s word why God saw it necessary that the Book of Exodus be included as the second book of the Bible.
A Study in the Book of Mark
Taught by Bard Hebard & Jim Draper
Sundays 9 am |September 8 – December 15
The Gospel of Mark would not be in our Bibles if the Lord was not a God of grace and forgiveness. The theme of the Gospel is expressed in Mark 10:45, “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.” The point of the passage is that Jesus’ willingness to humble Himself in sacrificial service for others is intended as a pattern for the lives of His followers. The purpose of Mark is to present the person and work of Christ as God’s Servant and Son as demonstrated by His mighty works. Mark records 18 of the 35 specifically detailed miracles in the Bible. There are more miracles per page in Mark’s gospel than in Matthew, Luke or John. Jesus reminds us that what seems impossible from a human point of view is always possible with God.
Taught by John & Carley Wecks and Steve & Patricia Jones
Sundays 9 am | Starts September 8
This class will provide lively discussion and guidance for parents, from getting ready for that first baby in your home to launching your teenagers.
Other Sunday Morning Classes & Mid-Week Ministry Classes & Seminars
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.
Epicenter Day Conference Handbook 11-4-2017