Bible Studies, Classes & Small Groups

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Sunday, October 13

12:00 - 1:15 pm in Founders Court

Pastor Led

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. To REGISTER email


All Church Dinner & Study

Wednesdays, 6:00 pm - 7:00pm Asbury Hall

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

September 11 - October 30

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. 


A family-friendly study for parents and children, 

4 years - 5th grade, will mirror the pastor study and will include take home activities. The family study will meet in Founders Court from 6:30 - 7:00 pm.


Love & Logic (3 Different Classes)

Led by Kris Ramos;

Tuesday, September 24; 6:00 pm in Founders Ct

The Love and Logic Approach to Parenting.

Tuesday, October 29; 6:00 pm in Founders Ct

Putting and End to Arguing with Love and Logic. Wednesday, 

November 20; 6:00 pm in Founders Ct

Helping your Children Learn Responsibility with Love and Logic.

REGISTER HERE for Love & Logic


The Psalms, Part 1 by Brian D. Russell

Led by Mary Lynn Broyles;

and Tina Smith;

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

September 9 – November 25

This twelve week class will unwrap the layers of Psalms 1-41 through short, daily readings and reflection and once a week class discussion with a ten minute DVD lecture from Russell. This class is for all.

REGISTER HERE for The Psalms, Part 1


The Book of Jonah by Sandra Richter

Led by Debbie Stephens;

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

September 17 - November 5

In this Bible Study we will take a journey through Jonah’s life that leads us all to the place where we realize that our God is way bigger than we thought. Not only will we learn everything we ever wanted to know about the brutal Assyrians of Nineveh, ancient seafaring ships, and large aquatic creatures, but we will also be challenged with the same message that confronted Jonah.

REGISTER HERE for The Book of Jonah

The Prodigal Prophet- Jonah and the Mystery of God’s Mercy By Timothy Keller

Led by Tom Miller;

Tuesdays from 7:00 – 8:30 pm; FC209

September 24 – October 29

In this study we will look at the connections between Jonah, The Prodigal Son and Jesus. Jonah ‘s journey doesn’t end when he is freed from the belly of the fish. There is an entire second half to the story. Why does the book end on what is essentially a cliff hanger? We will also see the powerful Christian message at the heart of Jonah’s story.

REGISTER HERE for The Prodigal Prophet


The Letters of Paul

Men's Study

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.  

REGISTER HERE for The Letters of Paul

Epic of Eden by Sandra Richter

Wednesdays Women’s Study

Led by Betty Christian;

Wednesdays, 10:00am - Noon; Founders Court

September 4 - November 20

This 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 HERE for Epic of Eden

Christianity on Trial by Mark Lanier

Led by Mariella Car;

Wednesdays, 7:00 – 8:30 pm; FC110

Begins September 11

Does the Christian faith hold up under scrutiny? What does science tell us about the plausibility of a god? Can we trust the alleged eyewitness testimony of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus? These questions are worth investigating in order to find an answer solidified in fact and evidence. Mark Lanier, one of America's top trial lawyers, uses his experienced legal eye to examine the plausibility of the Christian faith.

REGISTER HERE for Christianity on Trial


Living Our Principles - General Board of Church and Society of the United Methodist Church

Led by Sally Stewart;

Thursdays, 9:30 – 11:30 am; Parlor

September 12 – October 17

In this 6 part video series, you will travel from the

farmlands of Kenya to the coal mining communities of

Appalachia to organic farms in the Philippines, hear

stories of how United Methodists advocate for

restorative justice in Zimbabwe.

REGISTER HERE for Living Our Principles

Life of the Beloved by Henri Nouwen

Led by Sally Stewart;

Thursdays, 9:30 – 11:30 am; Parlor

October 24 – November 14

This spiritual classic began as a simple request from

one friend to another. Fred Bratman, a secular

journalist and writer, asked friend and renowned

author Henri Nouwen to write a book explaining the

spiritual life in terms that he and his friends could

understand, avoiding theology and technical


REGISTER HERE for The Life of the Beloved

The Uncluttered Heart by Beth Richardson

Led by Sally Stewart;

Thursdays, 9:30 – 11:30 am; Parlor

November 21 – December 19

This study uses the traditional Advent themes of

Hope, Peace, Joy, and Love, interwoven with the

ancient practices of the Desert Mothers and Fathers,

to create a time of deep reflection and connection to


REGISTER HERE for The Unclutterd Heart

The Book of Isaiah by Sandra Richter

Led by Barbara Kendall;

Thursdays, 10:00 am – Noon; E118

September 19 – November 7

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 HERE for The Book of Isaiah

20s l 30s Bible Study

Led by Pastor Shuler;

1st Thursday of the month, 6:00 pm in Founders Court

This study for young adults focuses on how scriptures intersect with our everyday lives. We talk about theology, politics, ethics, and everything in between! Email Pastor Shuler to register for this study.

Book of Romans

Led by Marge Dickie; 

Thursdays, 7:00pm; E118

Begins September 12

In this OneBook Daily-Weekly, noted New Testament scholar Dr. Ben Witherington III leads learners to grow in knowledge and faith as they begin to discover the enormous breadth and depth of the scripture contained therein.


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


Journeying Through Grief

Led by Pastor Pam Cline

5-Week Study, classes offered at 10:00 am

Wednesdays, Aug 7 - Sept 4

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. Cost is $10. For child care please contact


New Normal Lunch

Sundays: September 22

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