fall bible studies, CLASSES & GROUPS




    Miracles of Jesus by Jessica LaGrone

    Led by Betty Christian

    Wednesdays from 10:00 am – Noon

    September 13 – October 25

    Founders Court, E118, FC110

    In this Bible study, Jessica LaGrone leads us on an exploration of the miracles of Jesus, helping us to see that our weakness is an invitation for God to work powerfully in our lives. 

    A Mom After God’s Own Heart

    by Elizabeth George

    Led by Margaret Fort

    Mondays from 10:00 am – 11:30 am; FC210

    September 18 – November 20

    Audience: Mothers with Preschool Children

    God has put moms in a unique situation where they have tremendous influence in the lives of others. Come be refreshed in the Lord and encouraged to share your love for God with your children. It will make a difference for eternity!

    Faithful: Christmas Through the Eyes of Joseph

    by Adam Hamilton

    Led by Betty Christian

    Wednesdays from 10:00 am – Noon; Founders Ct.

    November 1 – November 29

    Learn to accept and glorify God’s will, even when our situation makes it difficult to do so.



    Detours by Tony Evans

    Led by Mike Jackson

    Wednesdays, September 27 - November 1

    7:00 - 8:30 pm; Founders Court

    Are life's detours slowing you down? Walk through the life of Joseph and discover why and how God uses unpredictable byways to bring about His blessing and reveal His plan for you.

    The Letters of Paul

    Wednesdays, Continuous

    6:00 - 7:00 am; E118

    Led by David Samuelson and John Willingham

    Study the letters of Paul and learn who Jesus was and how we should live as Christians.

    Men's Bible Study & Prayer Group

    Led by Ron Barth

    Fridays, Ongoing, 6:00 - 7:00 am at St. Mary's Episcopal Church on Louetta

    This men's group follows the Lakewood UMC daily readings, and discuss the Bible text for the upcoming week's sermon. This group includes men from Lakewood UMC, St. Mary's Episcopal Church, and Windwood Presbyterian Church.



    Common Ground

    Second Monday of every month

    10:15 - 11:30 am; Parlor

    Led by Becky Kimes

    Audience: Those caring for loved ones

    Are you a caregiver? Would you like some support? Join us for an hour long conversational support group for primary caregivers. 

    New Normal Lunch

    Sundays: October 22, November 19

    12:15 - 1:30 pm; Founders Court

    Led by the New Normal Team, and Pastor Pam Cline

    Audience: Those dealing with grief

    Lost a loved one and feeling lost yourself? Come share lunch and conversation of hope in Founders Court, as we journey together to find the “new normal” after loss.

    Journeying Through Grief

    Wednesdays from 6:00 – 7:30 pm; E118

    October 4 – November 1

    - OR -

    Thursdays from 9:30 – 11:00 am; E118

    October 5 – November 2

    Led by Pastor Pam Cline

    Audience: Those dealing with loss or grief

    We invite you to join us for a special five week series as we walk with each other to find comfort, support, strength, and encouragement. Gain helpful insights about grief, biblical truths, and stories that provide comfort and reassurance. 

    Divorce Care

    Sundays from 5:30 – 7:00 pm; E118

    September 10 – November 19

    Led by Pastor Pam Cline and Pastor Trish Woodruff

    Audience: Those dealing with divorce

    Find practical advice, learn concepts to help you heal, and have a safe place to talk. Divorce Care is offered so that you may find help, discover hope, experience healing, and deepen your relationship with God.

  • for everyone



    Word Alive - New Fall Teaching Service

    Led by Senior Pastor Joe Fort

    Sundays, beginning September 17

    8:30 - 9:20 am; Asbury Hall

    Word Alive will be a weekly bible teaching in a relaxed worship setting led by Senior Pastor Joe Fort. This meaningful study and worship opportunity is for people of all ages. It will be a chance for you to dive deeper into the Word of God and grow in your walk with Jesus Christ.

    20s |30s Table Groups Kickoff

    Led by Pastor Daniel Childs

    Sunday, September 17

    5:00 - 7:30 pm in Founders Court

    Table Groups registration for Fall 2017 begins online August 20. Deadline for registration is September 6. 

    If you want more information or to get plugged into a

    Table Group, contact daniel.childs@lakewoodumc.org.

    Advent Bible Study: A Study on Jesus' Birth Narrative

    Led by Pastor Joe Fort

    Sunday, December 10, Founder's Court

    5:00 - 7:00 pm, light dinner and childcare provided with registration.


    Invitation by Dr. Brian Russell

    Led by Mary Lynn Broyles and Tina Smith

    Mondays from 9:00 am – 10:30 am; FC 209

    September 11 – November 13

    Audience: General

    This study is ideal for both beginners and long-time studiers of the Bible. Invitation will help new readers get their bearings as they consider the Bible for the first time. Long-time Bible researchers will find this study a valuable tool to enrich their understanding.


    The Letter to the Romans by Ben Witherington, III

    Led by Barbara Kendall

    Tuesdays from 10:00 am – Noon; E118

    September 12 - November 21

    Audience: General

    The book of Romans is considered by many to be the apostle Paul’s greatest written work. In this book, learners will grow in knowledge and faith as they begin to discover the depth of the scripture. This study will guide students toward holy love, revealing more of Christ through deeper understanding.


    The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis

    Led by Mariella Carr

    Wednesdays, Ongoing

    6:30 - 8:00 pm; FC110

    The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis is a classic masterpiece of religious satire. At once wildly comic, deadly serious, and strikingly original, The Screwtape Letters is the most engaging account of temptation—and triumph over it—ever written.

    Epic of Isaiah by Sandra Richter

    Led by Debbie Stephens

    Wednesdays from 7:00 – 8:30 pm; E204

    September 13 – November 8

    Audience: General

    Often named “the fifth gospel,” the book of the prophet Isaiah has more to say about Israel’s coming Messiah than any other Old Testament book. In this study, Dr. Richter explains Israel’s religion and economy, explores the definition and the role of the prophets, and helps us to apply the message of this great champion of the faith to our lives today.


    Disciple 4 - Under the Tree of Life

    Led by Barbara Kendall

    Thursdays, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm; E118

    Year-long study beginning September 14

    Audience: Completed Disciple 1, 2, and 3

    This is the final study in the four-phase DISCIPLE program. The study concentrates on Old Testament writings, the Gospel of John, the Epistles of John, James, Jude, and finally, Revelation.

    Parenting with Love and Logic

    Led by Kris Ramos

    Watch for 2018 Dates

    Audience: Parents

    Ditch the nagging, drop the threats, and lose the stress: you can raise great kids with techniques that are practical, proven, and fun.

    While We Wait by Mary Lou Redding

    Led by Sally Stewart

    Thursdays from 9:30 – 11:30 am; Parlor

    November 9 - December 14

    Audience: General

    Go deeper into your own journey toward God while focusing on the questions asked by Tamar, Zechariah, and Ruth, Elizabeth, Mary, and the Magi. While We Wait addresses Advent as God's deepening search for us. 



    Lakewood 101

    Sunday, November 12

    4:30 - 6:30 pm; Children’s Chapel

    Led by Pastors and Staff

    New to Lakewood? Visiting? Or just wanting to learn more? Get connected at Lakewood 101. You will have the opportunity to chat with the pastors, staff, and other ministry leaders to learn how you can connect, serve, and grow here at Lakewood. A light dinner and childcare will be provided.

  • FOR students


    “The Well” Youth Bible Study


    6:30 - 8:30 pm; The Loft

    Joins us every Wednesday for youth led worship service, fun fellowship, and small groups.


    The Well: September 13 - November 15

    “Christ: The Mystery of God Revealed – A study of Colossians”

    The Well Advent Study: November 29 - December 20

    “Faithful: Christmas Through the Eyes of Joseph” by Adam Hamilton

    Learn to accept and glorify God’s will even when our situation makes it difficult to do so.