spring bible studies

Adult studies are being formed for the spring term; you can sign up here, or this Sunday in the Commons.

*childcare may be available with reservation: email jill.guettler@lakewoodumc.org



    with Sr. PAstor Joe Fort

    Book of the Month Club

    Led by Sr. Pastor Joe Fort

    Meets First Tuesdays of the Month, April 4, May 2, 

    7:00 pm in Founders Court

    Books available in the church office.


    Our Senior Pastor Joe Fort will lead this study that explores some of the great

    devotional and spiritual writings of all time. Each month a different book will be

    assigned for reading and reflection. The Rev. Fort will convene a group discussion

    session on first Tuesdays, after each book is read. Writers represented will include

    Bonhoeffer, A’Kempis, Nouwen, Merton, Andrew Murray, and many others. These

    writings will challenge you and help you to grow significantly in your walk with Christ.*


    Epic of Eden

    Led by Mary Lynn Broyles, Tina Smith

    Mondays, February 27 - May 15, 9:00 - 11:00 am in E118


    Led by Debbie Stephens

    Wednesdays, March 1 - May 17, 7:00 - 8:45 pm in E118


    In Dr. Sandra Richter’s Epic of Eden, she takes us deeper into the Old Testament,

    clearly and powerfully communicating the history of God’s redeeming grace. She

    weaves together a story that runs from the Garden of Eden to the garden of the New



    Parenting with Love and Logic

    by Foster Vline and Jim Fay

    Led by Kris Ramos, Director of Lakewood Little People Preschool; 

    Child Development Center

    Mondays, March 20 - April 24, 6:30 pm in the Loft


    This parenting book shows you how to raise self-confident, motivated children who are

    ready for the real world. Learn how to parent effectively while teaching your children

    responsibility and growing their character. Establish healthy control through easy-to implement steps without anger, threats, nagging, or power struggles.*

  • the screwtape letters

    The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis

    Led by Mariella Carr

    Wednesdays, March 22 - April 26, 6:30 - 8:00 pm in FC110


    The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis is a classic masterpiece of religious satire that

    entertains readers with its sly and ironic portrayal of human life and foibles from the

    vantage point of Screwtape, a highly placed assistant to "Our Father Below." At once

    wildly comic, deadly serious, and strikingly original, C.S. Lewis's The Screwtape

    Letters is the most engaging account of temptation—and triumph over it—ever


  • three simple rules for christian living

    Three Simple Rules for Christian Living

    Led by Sally Stewart

    Thursdays, April 20 - May 25, 9:30-11:30 in the Parlor


    Three Simple Rules for Christian Living is a six session small-group study based on Rueben P. Job's book about John Wesley's General Rules that will provide extended reflection for adults on three principles of Christian life: do no harm, do good, and stay in love with God.

  • LAKEWOOD 101

    Lakewood 101

    Led by Pastor Trish Woodruff

    Sunday, May 21, 4:30 - 6:30 pm


    New to Lakewood? Visiting? Or just wanting to learn more? Join us for 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.*

  • financial peace university

    with dave ramsey

    Financial Peace University by Dave Ramsey

    Led by Ethan Brown

    This class will be offered again in the Fall of 2017

    Financial Peace University teaches God's ways of handling money. Through video teaching, class discussions, and interactive small group activities, FPU presents biblical, practical steps to get from where you are, to where you've dreamed you could be. This plan will show you how to get rid of debt, manage your money, spend and save wisely, and much more!



    Disciple 3 Remember Who You Are*

    Led by Debbie Stephens

    Tuesdays, September 6 - April 25, 7:00 - 8:30 pm in FC110


    Led by Barbara Kendall

    Thursdays, September 8 - April 27, 10:00 am - 12:00 noon in E118

    Remember Who You Are is the third study in the four-phase DISCIPLE program. The driving idea in this study is connection between memory and identity as the people of God.

    Registration Is Closed - Offered Again in Fall of 2017

    Please note: the Disciple classes do NOT need to be taken sequentially; they may be taken in any order.



    Men's Bible Study and Prayer Group

    The Call

    by Adam Hamilton

    Led by David Samuelson and John Willingham

    Wednesdays, Ongoing, 6:00 - 7:00 am E118

    Please contact John Willingham, or David Samuelson at david.sameulson@sbcglobal.net for details. 

    Doug Strain will be the facilitator. 

    Register Here


    Led by Ron Barth

    Fridays, Ongoing, 6:00 - 7:00 am at the Urban Vine, 13215 Grant R., Ste 700

    This men's group follows the Lakewood UMC daily readings, and discuss the Bible text for the upcoming week's sermon.  They will be digging deeper into the book of Matthew through Easter.  This group

    includes men from Lakewood UMC, St. Mary's episcopal, and Windwood Presbyterian.


    MEN's Monday night bible study

    What Are You Afraid Of?

    By Dr. David Jeremiah

    Led by Tom Miller and Mike Jackson

    Mondays, February 6 - March 13, 7:00 - 8:30 pm, The Lookout

    For many people, worry, anxiety, and fear are constant companions:  fear of death, fear of danger, fear of disease.  As Christians, we have been given all we need in order to face down even the most frightening, unexpected, and overwhelming obstacles in life.  Dr. Jeremiah explores the top ten fears that are holding so many of us back from the life God has called us to live and shares the secrets for facing down these fears with faith.

Pastoral Care

  • common ground

    Second Monday of Every Month

    10:15 - 11:30 am in the Parlor

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

  • new normal lunch

    Monthly Beginning 2017

    Sunday, 12:15 - 1:30 pm in Founders Court

    Lost a loved on 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.

STUDENT ministries

  • youth bible study

    Wednesdays, Beginning January 4

    6:30 - 8:30 at The Well in the Loft

    We are studying dynamic relationships in God's Word.  Join us every Wednesday for youth led worship service, fun fellowship, and small groups.