LCOB classes are designed to help you take your next step in your spiritual journey of Knowing God, Loving Others and Serving the World. Whether you're just starting your journey or have been traveling this path for a long time, we offer classes which will inform and inspire you in your relationship with God.
Emotionally Healthy Relationships Teachers: Pastor John Hostetter & Nichole Whiteman Room 303
This DVD study by Peter Scazzero equips people with eight practical skills to love others well as mature followers of Jesus. It offers new language and new strategies to break through the relational roadblocks that we all experience. Some of the skills that you will practice are: stopping mind-reading, clarifying expectations, creating a genogram of your family, listening, climbing the ladder of integrity, fighting cleanly, and developing a “rule of life.” Put scripture into practice and open yourself to being transformed in the way you love God, yourself, and others. A primary focus of our church is loving well.
Good Question Bible Studies Teachers: Matt Cooper & Bob Frick Room 410
This Bible Study is discussion-based with the tag line, “Good questions have groups talking.” Application is woven throughout each lesson, which consists of about 20 questions guaranteed to motivate the class to think and to talk. Each question is footnoted with answers taken from some of the best commentaries every written, including John MacArthur, Warren Wiersbe, and Life Application Commentary. Great illustrations and stories make the lessons come alive. The lessons this session will be “The Gospel of Jesus” and “4 Habits (Quiet Time, Gratitude, Service, and Exercise.)” Actively engage in studying and talking about the Bible!
Inductive Bible Study - Behold, Jesus is Coming: Revelation Teachers: Barb Forney and Paul Allen Room 307
Yes...the everyday christian can understand the book of Revelation! This clear, helpful study encourages readers to delve into this important scripture and, by studying it inductively, let the text speak for itself. The Bible is the primary source of study to learn about God and His teachings. The approach is simple: observing, interpreting, and applying the Word of God. This exciting inductive study by Kay and David Arthur brings readers face-to-face with the truth of God's precepts, promises, and purposes. Group discussion, based upon observations and insights, is encouraged. Surprising discoveries come out of this unique method of Bible study!
Studying The Book of James Teacher: Dennis Emmert Room 305
James, the half-brother of Christ, was a powerful figure in the early church and a pillar of the church at Jerusalem. His epistle gives very practical lessons on life’s problems and is sometimes referred to as the Proverbs of the New Testament. The themes of the book include patience, wisdom, prayer, rich versus poor, relationship with God, and our tongue. Faith and service are connected. You will be challenged and encouraged in practical and meaningful ways by this study of the Book of James.
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Bible Study Teacher: Sherry Eshleman Room 305
Ray Vander Laan’s videos take us to the actual locations of stories and events in the Bible. As he guides us through the land of the Bible, we learn not only about the geography, but also about the historical, economic, and cultural context of God’s interactions with humanity. We begin our study by considering the fierce passion of the brothers and sisters in the early church to walk like Jesus, even when the path became treacherous. Our next lessons look back to the experiences of the Israelites in Egypt. We will discover how God answers the cries of His persecuted people and proclaims Himself LORD to them and to their powerful Egyptian oppressors. Participating in this study transforms our understanding of God and challenges us to be true followers of Jesus.
Men’s Ministry Facilitator: Pastor John HostetterRoom 309
Colossians: “Against the Tide” focuses on the principles for living a Christian life in the midst of a society that is fast-paced and depletes us of emotional energy. Serving in God’s kingdom, in your family, and in the church with fervor and passion are real challenges. Pursing and standing for truth, in a day of relativity, is often seen as meaningless. Those participating in this study will encounter the truth about the real nature of Jesus; they will encounter key personalities such as Paul, Timothy, Tychicus, Onesimus, Aristarchus, Mark, and Epaphras. They will learn how to resist being swayed by the tide of public opinion or popular trends. Participating in this study will deepen your understanding of Jesus Christ, challenge you to pursue and live your life based on truth, arouse you to be a faithful man of God in the way you live, and motivate you to serve your family and the church with fervor.
Project Linus Facilitators: Bonnie Anderson and Mack McGinnisRoom 307
Project Linus is a non-profit organization that provides homemade blankets to children in need. Its mission is:
1) To provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need through the gifts of new, handmade blankets and afghans, lovingly created by volunteer “blanketeers.”
2) To provide a rewarding and fun service opportunity for interested individuals and groups in local communities, for the benefit of children.
(Information from http://projectlinus.org)
Beginners are welcome!