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Discovery Series

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, Sept 9 – 30th 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.

 

SHAPE

Facilitated by Rotating Instructors

Sundays 9am, Oct 7 – 28th 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.

 

Personal Reflection

Taught by Pastor Mike Wilde

Sundays 9am, Oct 7 – 21st Did you know that God wants you to know His will more than you want to know it?  Part of knowing His will for our lives is learning how examine our lives for those thoughts, ideas, and obstacles that are keeping us from knowing God and His will and confessing them.  This class helps us discovery how to do a personal inventory and come clean before God and others.

 

Prayer

Taught by Pastor Mike Wilde

Sundays 9am, Dec 2 – 16 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? Pastor Mike shares the key ingredients to having a fresh and fruitful conversation with God 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.   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.

 

 

The Twelve Spokesman | Room 204

Taught by a rotating teaching team

Sundays 9am, June 17 – August 26 Be amazed as you restore an attitude of wonder and worship. Be more courageous and brave in your walk with the One who loves and shows mercy to undesirable, disobedient people. Discover how God uses evil to accomplish His purposes. Look forward to His coming to judge the nations and bring future blessings, and bring comfort and hope to His people. Join us this summer to uncover the riches contained in the 12 “minor” prophets, “The Twelve Spokesmen” God uses to speak to us today!

 

Revelation

Taught by John Wecks

Sundays 9am, Sept 2 (16 weeks) This is the same class that was offered last year in the Fall.  This repeat is for those who want to take it again or who were unable to sign up for it. Dr. Wecks will explain the book of Revelation verse by verse.   Explore heaven’s worship themes and gain a clearer understanding of the overall plan of God for our world, the earth, and the universe.  This study is designed so that you are encouraged to work harder for the King every single day of your life.

 

Colossians: Spiritually Complete in Christ

Taught by a cohort of teachers

MONDAY NIGHTS 7-8pm, Sept 17 (9 weeks) LBC is offering a 9-week Monday evening adult Bible exposition class on the book of Colossians.  Join us as we go deeper into God’s Word!

 

 

Additional Classes

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

 

Teacher Training Workshop in Exposition

Facilitated by John Wecks

MONDAY NIGHTS 7-9pm, Sept 17 – Nov 12 LBC is committed to provide excellence in training for adult Bible teachers in Bible exposition.  This fall, a cohort of up to 9 adult teachers will teach the book of Colossians and receive enhanced skills training for teaching adults.   The teaching is from 7-8 pm and is open to anyone in the church to attend.  The training portion is guided feedback from cohorts facilitated by Dr. Wecks from 8-9 pm. If you would like to be included in this training, contact John Wecks, Director of ACL with your preferred section of Colossians before the end of August, 2018.

 

Colossians: Spiritually Complete in Christ

Taught by a cohort of teachers

MONDAY NIGHTS 7-8pm, Sept 17 (9 weeks) LBC is offering a 9-week Monday evening adult Bible exposition class on the book of Colossians.  Join us as we go deeper into God’s Word!

 

Parenting Together

Facilitated by Brandon Draper, Children’s Director and Luke Jech, Youth Director

Sundays 9am, Sept 9 – Dec 16th This class will provide lively discussion and guidance for parents, from getting ready for that first baby in your home to launching your teenagers.  

 

Depression Class

Taught by Pastor Mike Wilde

Sundays 9am, Nov 4 – 25th I think every one of us either knows someone who has been depressed or has experienced depression ourselves.  It’s been called “the dark night of the soul” and for good reason.  Feelings of sadness, difficulties sleeping, pessimistic views of life and even suicidal thoughts are all part of those who struggle with their hopelessness.  It’s important to know that anyone can become depressed at any time.  This four week class will seek to provide help and answers to some common questions surrounding depression; What is Depression? What is happening when we are depressed? Is there something I can do to find hope in my depression? How can I offer hope to those who are depressed? You will receive a workbook and some other resources that can help.  

 

Successful Christian Living in a Post-Christian Culture

Taught by Bob Russell

Sundays 9am, Sept 16 – Dec 16th The Apostle Paul said, “For what I am doing, I do not understand.  For what I will to do, that I do not practice; but what I hate, that I do” (Romans 7:15).  We all struggle to some degree with this.  This class is for those of all ages who want to gain a better control over sin in their lives: “lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us” (Hebrews 12:1).  We will not focus on traditional spiritual disciplines—but rather look at principles of gaining self-control in problem areas of our spiritual lives.  We will look at a step-by-step Biblically-based approach to increasing spiritual victory regardless of the cultural conditions.  By the end of the class, participants will be continuously “climbing the pyramid.”

 

Men’s Leadership Class

Taught by Pastor Mike Wilde

Sundays 8-9am, Sept 2018 – May 2019 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 1 Class is next in the rotation of our Men’s Leadership Classes, 2018-2019 call the office to sign up or let Pastor Mike know this Sunday.

 

 
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.

 

Small Groups

Small Groups

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.

 

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