Come join the discussion at 9:00am Sunday mornings as we prepare for Pastor Mike’s sermon!
Deeper Life Series
Deeper Life Series | Rm 204 (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.
August 20, “Family Life” Taught by Pastor Mike Wilde
August 27, “Foolishness” Taught by Pastor Mike Wilde
Revelation Study | Rm 204 (Great Room)
Taught by John Wecks
Sept 3 – Dec 17 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, so that you are encouraged to work harder for the King every single day of your life.
New classes beginning in September 2017!
Discovery Series | Rm 306/301 |
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.
September 10 – Oct 1 | Worship Class | Rm 306 | Pastor Kevin Kruse There are many different ideas about what worship looks like. But what does the Bible say? Join Pastor Kevin as he discusses Laurelwood’s goals and vision for worship.
September 10 – Oct 1 | Discovery Class | 301 | Pastor Mike Wilde 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. Join Pastor Mike this fall for this 4 week class.
October 8 – Oct 39 | SHAPE Class | Rm 306 | Becky Doel & Team 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. Join us for this 4 week class!
Dec 10 – Dec 17 | Prayer Class | Rm 306 | Pastor Mike Wilde How do you talk to God? How do you know when He is speaking to you? Why are there times when you can’t seem to connect? Join us as we learn the key ingredients to having a fresh and fruitful conversation with God and with our eyes wide open.
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.
New classes beginning in September 2017!
Other Sunday Morning Classes & Mid-Week Ministry Classes |
Sept 10 – Spring | Leadership 2 Class | Rm 301 | Pastor Mike Wilde Join pastor Mike and other Leadership 1 class alumni from Sept-Spring! Sundays from 8-9am in the SE classroom. Contact the office to register.
Sept 17 – Nov 19 | How to help a friend: Coming Alongside in Times of Trial (Women’s Study) | Rm 303 | Carley Wecks 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. Sundays at 9am.
Sept 22 – Oct 13 | Love & Respect | Rm 204 | Fridays 7-9pm | Bill & Becky Doel Join this 4 week interactive class which helps wives learn how to better show respect to their husbands, and husbands how to show love to their wives. Great for dating couples too!!
Oct 8 – Dec 10 | Financial Peace University | Rm 301 | Sundays 9am | Dave Doel & David Worden 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 Dave and Katy Doel for more information. Open to everyone!
Oct 12 – Nov 14 | Love & Logic Parenting Class | Rm 204 | Thrusdays 6:30-8:15 | Kristen Arave Learn how to avoid power struggles, put an end to whining, tantrums, and back talk. Learn to guide kids as they solve their own problem while raising responsible children. Discuss how to stay calm in stressful parenting situations and discipline without showing anger or frustration. Gain more confidence as a parent while leaving your kids feeling great about themselves.
Nov 5 – Dec 3 | Grief Class | Rm 306 | Pastor Mike Wilde Pastor Mike teaches how to offer and receive comfort for those who are grieving with the hope and promises that the scriptures bring. He invites you to be a part of this time as we seek to express our grief and bring some closure to the loss that we have experienced. Join us for this 5 week class Sundays from 9-10am before service.
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. (Coming in January 2018)
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.
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.