bible studies, CLASSES & SMALL GROUPS


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    Join us for The Way Wednesday night dinner and study through November 14. Dinner will be served at 6:00 pm in Asbury Hall, followed by a study on the “I AM” statements of Jesus from 6:30 - 7:00 pm. There will also be a children’s study led by Mingo Williamson on the “Miracles of Jesus.” Student Ministries will join us for the church-wide dinner, then move upstairs to their small groups at 6:30 pm. If you have not yet registered, please do so through our website, including child care needs.



    Lakewood 101

    Sunday, September 30

    12:15 - 1:30 pm in Founders Court

    Led by Pastor Joe Fort

    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, staf, and other ministry leaders to learn how you can reach, serve, and

    grow here at Lakewood. A light lunch and childcare will be provided.  REGISTER

  • fall bible studies - for everyone


    Bondage Breaker by Neil T. Anderson

    Led by Marge Dickie

    Thursdays, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm; E118

    Begins September 13

    This 12-week study leads readers away from the shadows and shackles in their lives and toward the freedom that comes when they realize they have the right to be free. Neil Anderson ultimately helps people break negative thought patterns, control irrational feelings, and break out of the bondage of sinful behavior. Those struggling will discover how to embrace the promise of Jesus to win the spiritual battles that confront them.


    Book of Isaiah

    by Sandra Richter

    Led by Barbara Kendall

    Tuesdays from 10:00 am – Noon; E118

    September 4 - October 23

    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. But too often, when Isaiah speaks today, God’s people have

    trouble hearing. This eight-week study explains Israel’s religion and economy, explores the definition

    and role of the prophets, and helps us to apply the message of this great champion of the faith to our

    lives today.  REGISTER

    Book of Ruth

    by Sandra Richter

    Led by Mary Lynn Broyles and Tina Smith

    Mondays from 9:00 am – 10:30 am; FC 220

    September 10 – October 22

    In the 6-week study of the Book of Ruth, Dr. Sandra Richter makes Naomi, Ruth, and Boaz come alive.  

    Participants in this study will be challenged as they see themselves in these characters and find themselves faced with many of the same questions and challenges. Here is real life, lived out by real people with real fears, real struggles, real hope, and real faith.  REGISTER

    Christian Believer

    Led by Barbara Kendall

    Thursdays, 10:00 am - Noon; E118

    Begins September 6

    The Christian Believer program focuses on classical teachings of the Christian faith. Over a 30-week period, participants will examine the writings of ancient and modern Christian commentators and view video presentations by leading Bible scholars.


    Creed by J.D. Walt

    Led by Debbie Stephens

    Tuesdays, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm; FC209

    Begins January 8, 2019 - February 26, 2019

    This study brings particular focus to the Apostles’ Creed. You will be invited into a daily practice of reading Scripture, meditating or dwelling on the text, and reflecting on the teachings of some of the Church’s earliest leaders. You will be offered the opportunity to delve deep into the biblical world of this great creed.


    Disciple 1 Fast Track

    Sundays, 5:00 pm in E118

    Year-long Study Beginning September 9

    Led by Tony Niles

    Disciple Fast Track groups meet for a total of 24 weeks, devoting 12 weeks each to the Old Testament and the New Testament. Participants read a manageable 3-5 chapters of the Bible daily in preparation for the weekly meetings, which last approximately 75 minutes.  REGISTER

    Epic of Eden

    by Sandra Richter

    Wednesdays, Ongoing; 7:00 - 8:00 pm, E118

    Led by Mariella Carr

    This 12-week study brings a new dimension to the history of the ancient Near East, orienting any study

    group in time, geography, culture, redemption, and relevance to today. this study is ideal for serious

    church groups wanting a meaty study of biblical text, as would anyone eager for a strategic grasp of the

    good, the bad, and the ugly of the Old Testament and how it relates to God’s activity in the present.  REGISTER

    Five Means of Grace

    Experiencing God’s Love the Wesleyan Way

    Thursdays, 9:30 - 11:30 am, in the Parlor

    September 6 - November 1

    Led by Sally Stewart

    This six-week study will show you how to reorder your life through prayer, searching Scripture, receiving the Lord’s Supper, fasting, and conferencing (worshiping together). You’ll learn how to recognize and affirm the outward signs, words, and actions of an invisible divine grace, deepening your relationship with God and making your faith more complete.  REGISTER


    All Earth is Waiting - Good News for

    God’s Creation at Advent

    Led by Sally Stewart

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

    November 8 - December 13

    Quite simply, we have a responsibility to care for this earth in preparation for Christ’s return. Explore the familiar Advent themes of hope, preparation, joy, and peace with the heavens and earth in mind and consider how all creation longs for the coming of Christ, taking seriously the notion that the good news of Christ is good news for all the world.  REGISTER


    Anointed, Transformed & Redeemed

    A Story of David by Priscilla Shirer, Beth Moore & Kay Arthur

    Led by Betty Christian

    Wednesdays from 10:00 am – Noon

    September 12 – October 31 , Founders Court, E118, FC110

    Books are $13, available in Commons Aug. 26

    Taped at the 2007 Deeper Still women's event, the messages presented by Beth Moore, Priscilla Shirer, 

    and Kay Arthur are divided into three segments, two lessons from each author. Each segment focuses on

    the life of David at a diferent stage of his life: as a young man, as a middle-aged man, and as a man

    facing the final third of his life. You'll laugh with them, cry with them, and learn to love God with them.


    Finding I Am by Lysa Terkeurst

    Led by Debbie Stephens

    Tuesdays from 7:00 – 8:30 pm; FC110

    September 25 – October 30

    Audience: Women

    What is the deep cry of your heart? That ache in your soul that keeps you up at night? The prayer you keep repeating? Jesus not only cares about this deep, spiritual wrestling, but He also wants to step in and see you through it. Join Lysa TerKeurst as she explores the seven I AM statements of Jesus found in the Gospel of John.  REGISTER

    Young Women’s Bible Study

    Topic To Be Announced

    Led by Jackie Dummer

    Mondays from 9:30 am – 11:30 am; FC209

    September 24


  • for men

    The Reason For God

    Thursdays, 7:00 - 8:30 pm; Founders Court

    Beginning September 20

    Led by Tom Miller

    This six-session study captures live and unscripted conversations between Tim Keller and a group of people to address their doubts and objections to Christianity. Using literature, philosophy, and Scripture, Keller and the group explore the truth of Christianity.


    The Letters of Paul

    Wednesdays, Continuous

    6:00 - 7:00 am; E118

    Led by David Samuelson

    Paul's letters are full of life, energy, questions, problems, excitement, danger, and above ALL, a sense of the presence and power of the living God who has changed the world. As a group we want to study those letters and learn from Paul who Jesus was and how we should live as Christians. This class uses the “For Everyone

    Bible Study Guides” by N.T. Wright.  REGISTER

  • pastoral care

    Common Ground

    Second Monday of every month

    10:15 - 11:30 am in the Parlor

    Led by a Pastor

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

    primary caregivers.  REGISTER

    Journeying Through Grief

    Led by Pastor Pam Cline

    Sundays 2:00 pm; E118

    September 9 – October 14

    If you are journeying through grief, we invite you to join us for a very special five week series as we walk with

    each other to comfort, support, strengthen, and encourage one another. Gain helpful insights about

    grief, biblical truths, and stories that provide comfort and reassurance.  REGISTER

    New Normal Lunch

    Sundays: September 23, November 18

    12:15 - 1:30 pm in Founders Court

    Led by the New Normal Team

    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.  REGISTER

  • for STUDENTS

    Student Ministries

    Worship & Small Groups

    Wednesdays, Beginning August 29

    4:00 - 5:30 pm Hang Time / Open Gym & Games

    5:45 - 6:30 pm Dinner

    6:30 - 7:15 pm at The Well Worship in The Loft

    7:15 - 8:00 pm Small Groups

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