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 out or have been traveling this path for a long time, we offer classes which will inform and inspire you in your relationship with God.
Amazing People in the Bible [Dennis Emmert] Room 305
[Know God.] This class is based upon Dr. David Jeremiah’s two-volume study, Thirty Amazing People in The Bible and will continue for both fall and winter sessions. Before God came to earth as a man in the person of Jesus Christ, everything that God did was carried out through individuals or individual groups. The script is God’s, and the Bible is filled with many characters who are the actors and whom we will study chronologically as they appear in scripture. The Bible provides more information about some than others, but there is no insignificant part in God’s drama. Some of these characters provide chuckles, some will bring applause, and some will even draw gasps and amazement. Each profile of the thirty people studied is followed by a life lesson for today’s Christian. What we learn from the experiences of these people, we can then begin to apply to our own lives.
Believe by Randy Frazee [Colleen Crammer, Bill DeMora, Becky Wagner] Room 309
[Know God] This study takes us to the core of our Christian faith. It's one thing to know the story of the Bible. It's another thing to live it. In this video-based Bible study from bestselling author and pastor Randy Frazee, experience a transformative journey through the Bible that explores the 30 essential beliefs, practices, and virtues that every Christian needs to know and live. In each of the 30 ten-minute DVD teachings, participants will learn how the story of the Bible helps us think, act, and become more like Jesus by examining key questions, studying Scripture, and learning practical ways to apply the concepts to everyday life. As you journey through this study during fall, winter and spring sessions, one simple truth will become undeniably clear: The story of God isn't just a story. It changes everything.[paraphrased from book synopsis and book jacket] Books and study guides will be purchased for participants, who will be given the opportunity to contribute toward the cost. This is a great place for those who have been away from Sunday School, never tried it, or need a new place to land and connect.
Boundaries by Dr. Henry Cloud & Dr. John Townsend
[Sherry Eshleman] Room 410
This study gives great insights and practical wisdom about the God-given gift of boundaries. The authors show how boundaries can be damaged, give the biblical basis for setting limits, and show us how to set healthy physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual boundaries in our lives and still be loving persons. This is an empowering study! A workbook is also provided.
Emotionally Healthy Spirituality, by Peter Scazzero
[Pastor John Hostetter] Room 311
This class is recommended as a next step for those who have completed the intro study about the Church of the Brethren, spiritual gifts, and community. It is recommended both for those who have not studied this material previously and for those who would like a “refresher” course. Emotionally Healthy Spirituality leads us toward self-awareness and authenticity in our relationships with God and with one another. We learn to love well!
The Hole in Our Gospel
[Andy Mellinger & John Weigel] Room 303
In The Hole in Our Gospel, Rich Stearns, President of World Vision US, explores Jesus' call to love our neighbors with Christian compassion and shows us how to use our time, talents, and money to heal a broken world.