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. Following are the classes that will be offered in July, August, and September. NOTE: There will be no class on August 26 (Family Camp).
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 focus of lessons in the next quarter will be the Books of James and I Peter. Expect lively discussion!
Inductive Bible Study Teachers: Barb Forney and Paul Allen Room 307
Inductive Study utilizes the Bible as its primary source and allows the Word to speak for itself. The approach is simple: observing, interpreting, and applying the Word of God, and allowing His truths to take shape in your life. The resource that guides this study of Revelation is Behold, Jesus is Coming by Kay and David Arthur. "No book of the Bible has sparked more interest, curiosity, or disagreement than the book of Revelation. This study will...remove your fear of the unknown, give you hope for tomorrow, and give you new confidence in God's sovereignty and justice. Yes...you can undestand the book of Revelation! Group discussion is encouraged. Be prepared for surprising discoveries from this unique method of Bible study!
That the World May Know Teacher: Dennis Emmert Room 305
This teaching of Ray Vander Laan in this DVD study helps us experience the Bible in historical context. 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 that surrounds each teaching and story. Knowing this background helps us to understand the message as it was intended. Each lesson includes scripture, discussion, inspiration, and challenge to become more like Jesus.
Pov.ologyTeacher: Bekah Bowland Room 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 our responses to poverty. 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. Continuing this class allows more time for discussion and for the opportunity to supplement Pov.ology with Bridge Out of Poverty materials and other resources, such as a Ted Talk, "The Power of a Single Story." Come and join the discussion.
Simple Life Action PlanTeacher: Sherry EshlemanRoom 309
[Know God. Love Others. Serve the World]
We seek to be faithful followers of Jesus, obedient to the will of God as revealed in Scripture. One of the principles that the Church of the Brethren has historically believed to be central in true discipleship is simple living. Yet in our culture, simple living is not so simple! This DVD resource helps us consider four areas of our lives: time, relationships, money, and God. We will not only think about and discuss ideas, but also create a personal action plan for living more simple, focused lives.
A Young Adult/Young Married class led by Kim Nielson, will be meeting in the Family Life Center on August 5.
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Stop back in the Fall when our Wednesday Night Happenings program begins again!