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.
Adult Sunday School provides opportunities to learn and to connect with others through study, prayer, and discussion. Following are the classes that will be offered in April, May, and June. All classes are open. The Discipleship Ministry Team appreciates your suggestions for future classes.
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 ever written, including John MacArthur, Warren Wiersbe, and Life Application Commentary. Great illustrations and stories make the lessons come alive. The lessons in this session will be focused upon “How to Live the Christian Life.”
Inductive Bible Study - Behold, Jesus is Coming: Revelation Teachers: Barb Forney and Paul Allen Room 307
Inductive Study utilizes the Bible as its primary source of study and allows the Word to speak for itself. The approach is simple: observing, interpreting, and applying the Word of God. This class will continue its study of Ephesians, using Kay Arthur’s How Do I Walk the Walk I Talk? Vital passages from Ephesians highlight how Christians can live out God's priorities of unity, authenticity, holiness, forgiveness, and unconditional love. The group will then transition back to a study of Revelation: Behold, Jesus Is Coming. This study brings readers face-to-face with the truth of God’s precepts, promises, and purposes. Group discussion is encouraged. Be prepared for surprising discoveries from this unique method of Bible study!
In the Dust of the Rabbi Teacher: Dennis Emmert Room 305
“Follow a rabbi, drink in his words, and be covered with the dust of his feet,” says the ancient Jewish proverb. The teaching of Ray Vander Laan in this DVD study helps us discover how to follow Jesus and what it really means to be a disciple. The videos take us to the places where Jesus walked and where the early church began. We visit actual locations of stories and events in the Bible, learning the geography and the historical, economic, and cultural context of walking with Rabbi Jesus. Each lesson includes scripture, discussion, inspiration, and challenge to become more like Jesus.
Hispanic Culture (April 8, 15, 22, 29)Facilitator: Ivan Acosta-Vélez Room 303
[Love Others, Serve the World.]
Ivan Acosta-Vélez attends the Alpha & Omega Church of the Brethren. A native of San Germán, Puerto Rico, he will share things that we may not know about interacting with our Hispanic neighbors here in Lancaster County. He will also share information about the culture of Puerto Rico, which will be especially helpful for those participating in the June missions trip. Ivan has family members in Puerto Rico and plans to return on a personal mission trip to help with rebuilding. In this class, he will answer questions, share stories and information, teach a few important phrases, and perhaps bring some foods to taste. Classes such as this help to break down walls between cultures, even walls that we did not know exist.
I'd Like You More if You Were More Like Me by John Ortberg (May & June)Teacher: Sherry EshlemanRoom 309
Emotionally healthy spirituality and emotionally healthy relationships are important values of our church. This class connects to those values, as it takes on the question: How can I get closer to God and others? We were created for deep connections. We want people in our lives we can trust, confide in, and turn to when life gets tough - people who not only appreciate our gifts, but who are also fully aware of our flaws and failures, yet want to be with us anyway. Bestselling author John Ortberg shares scriptures, personal experiences, excerpts from the writing of experts like Dallas Willard, and humor to help us get real about getting close.
Pov.ology (May & June)Teacher: Bekah BowlandRoom 303
[Love Others, Serve the World] Pov.ology is the study of poverty through a theological lens, the intersection of Christian faith and charity, and the way in which the Bible informs one’s response to poverty. It consists of six 30-minute videos that seek to start a discussion within churches about poverty and how each church and individual can do their part to help those who are less fortunate. This is an effort to spark a conversation about how to narrow the gap between what we say and what we do in regards to alleviating poverty. Lesson titles are: “Our Homeless Leader,” “Putting Your Money Where Your Mouth Is,” “Responding to Poverty,” “Do No Harm,” “What About the Gospel?” and “The Power of Small Things.” Come and join the discussion.
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