bible studies, CLASSES & SMALL GROUPS


  • The Way

    all church dinner & study

    The Way

    All Church Dinner & Study

    Wednesdays, February 13 - April 10; Asbury Hall

    Dinner: 6:00 pm;  Study: 6:30 - 7:00 pm

    Led by Lakewood UMC Pastors

    Our Wednesday night dinner and study has returned! We will serve dinner in Asbury Hall beginning at 6:00 pm, then have our pastoral study from 6:30 - 7:00 pm.

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  • financial peace university

    Financial Peace University (FPU)

    Led by Ethan Brown and Doug Strain

    Tuesdays from 6:30 - 8:00 pm; Founders Court

    February 5 - April 9

    Take control of your money! Dave Ramsey created Financial Peace University nearly 25 years ago after learning how to pay of debt, save and spend wisely, and build wealth. Today, millions have used the same principles to transform their lives. 

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  • FOR VISITORS & NEW MEMBERS

    Lakewood 101

    DTA

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

    grow here at Lakewood. A light lunch and childcare will be provided with registration online.

    REGISTER HERE

  • for parents

    Sundays: March 24, 31, April 7, 14, 28, and May 5

    5:00 - 7:00 pm

    Led by Kris Ramos, Director of Lakewood Little People Preschool

    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.

    Books available for $10

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  • 20s I 30s Bible Study

    The 20s|30s Bible Study meets at 7:00 pm in Founders Court and will meet monthly on the first Thursday of each month. This group will focus on learning how to study & analyze scripture. For more information, please contact Pastor Shuler Sitsch.

    REGISTER HERE

  • spring bible studies

    for everyone

    MONDAYS:

    The Gospel of John by Ben Witherington III

    Led by Mary Lynn Broyles and Tina Smith

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

    February 4 - April 29

    Through this twelve-week study led by Witherington's incisive insight and compelling observations, participants will gain a new perspectives on common gospel stories and passages and learn the original context in which the Gospel of John was written all while discovering its relevance today. 

    ** Please order your study guide at www.seedbed.com after enrolling, $14.95

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    TUESDAYS:

    Discerning The Voice of God by Priscilla Shirer

    Led by Deborah Stephens

    Tuesdays 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm; FC209

    April 23 - June 4, 7-week study

    If hearing God has seemed challenging, Priscilla Shirer invites you to explore a more intimate relationship with Him, one that can make hearing Him - His will, His heart, and His voice - your ongoing experience. Discover how you can listen with greater confidence, clarity, and discernment. Cost of workbook is $12.99 at Lifeway. Please purchase workbook and bring to class.

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    WEDNESDAYS:

    Epic of Eden

    by Sandra Richter

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

    Led by Mariella Carr

    There are 4 weeks left to this study that brings a new dimension to the history of the ancient Near East. This study is ideal for 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. Drop in anytime, as each class stands alone.

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    THURSDAYS:

    Companions in Christ: The Way of Prayer

    Led by Sally Stewart

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

    January 10 - February 28, April 18 - 25

    The Way of Prayer expands on our knowledge of prayer through a ten-week exploration of different forms of prayer practices. Through this exploration, small group members embark on a journey of genuine discovery—the discovery of different dimensions of God’s grace and love. Prayer is explored through music, dance, gazing, silence, or acts of service. The Way of Prayer teaches us how to respond to God’s invitation into the divine Presence, and it brings a deeper sense of spiritual vitality and encouragement to seek out new ways to pray. 

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    Because of this I Rejoice:

    Reading Philippians during Lent

    Led by Sally Stewart

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

    March 7 - April 11

    Because of This I Rejoice is a 6-week study of Philippians that explores what Paul teaches about joyfully practicing spiritual disciplines. The intent of these disciplines is to help us focus less on ourselves and more

    on God. This Lenten study invites us to engage in the same spiritual practices as a way to grow closer to God and allow joy to flow through our lives.

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    Freedom in Christ Study by Neil Anderson

    Led by Marge Dickie; Begins February 21

    Thursdays at 7:00 pm, E118

    No matter how long or short a time you have been a Christian, or how far you are on the journey, you will find The Steps To Freedom In Christ a wonderfully refreshing spiritual check-up. It will help you clear away the

    spiritual cobwebs and connect with Jesus in a deeper way.

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  • for men

    The Return of the Prodigal Son by Henri Nouwen

    Thursdays, 7:00 - 9:00 pm; Founders Court

    February 7 - March 14, no class February 21

    Led by Tom Miller

    In his reflection on Rembrandt in light of his own life journey, the author evokes the powerful drama of the parable in a rich, captivating way that is sure to reverberate in the hearts of readers. The themes of homecoming, afrmation, and reconciliation will be newly discovered by all who have known loneliness, 

    dejection, jealousy, or anger. The challenge to love as the father and be loved as the son will be seen as the ultimate revelation of the parable known to Christians throughout time, and here represented with a vigor and power fresh for our times.

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    The Letters of Paul

    Wednesdays, Continuous

    6:00 - 7:00 am; E118

    Led by David Samuelson

    Paul’s Letters, Philippians, Colossians, Philemon,  1 & 2 Timothy, and Titus. This is a Bible study with discussion of the Letters of Paul using NT Wright’s study guide. Cost of study guide is $7.  

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  • for women

    What Matters Most

    by Priscilla Shirer

    Led by Betty Christian

    Wednesdays from 10:00 am – Noon

    March 20 - May 1

    Founder's Court

    Wednesday morning Women’s Bible study beginning on Wednesday, March 20. We will be studying Philippians, “What Matters Most” by Karen Ehman. Books can be picked up Sunday in the Lakeworld store for $12.98, please have a check or exact change. Please email betty.christian@lakewoodumc.org if you would like to be a part of this great study. Small group teachers are Sherry Simmons & Sandra Roberson.


    Uninvited by Lysa TerKeurst

    Led by Constance Benham

    Tuesdays at 7:00 pm; FC 110

    Beginning: Tuesday, February 12

    The enemy wants us to feel rejected . . . left out, lonely, and less than. With biblical depth, this study will help you honestly examine the roots of feeling left out and overlooked. This study reminds us that we are handpicked and destined for a love that will never be diminished, tarnished or shaken. Please order your Uninvited Study Guide prior to class, available through Amazon.com.

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    Discerning The Voice of God by Priscilla Shirer

    Led by Deborah Stephens

    Tuesdays 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm; FC209

    April 23 - June 4, 7-week study

    If hearing God has seemed challenging, Priscilla Shirer invites you to explore a more intimate relationship with Him, one that can make hearing Him - His will, His heart, and His voice - your ongoing experience. Discover how you can listen with greater confidence, clarity, and discernment. Cost of workbook is $12.99 at Lifeway. Please purchase workbook and bring to class.

    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. RSVP to beth.parnell@lakewoodumc.org.

    REGISTER HERE


    Journeying Through Grief

    Led by Pastor Pam Cline

    Upcoming Dates To Be Determined

    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. For more information, contact beth.parnell@lakewoodumc.org.


    New Normal Lunch

    Sundays: March 24

    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. RSVP to beth.parnell@lakewoodumc.org

    REGISTER HERE


  • for STUDENTS

    Student Ministries

    Worship & Small Groups

    Wednesdays, Beginning January 9

    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

    Joins us every Wednesday for a student led worship service. 


    7:15 - 8:00 pm Small Groups

    Student Page

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