Bible Studies

Dig into God's Word


Adult Bible Studies are a time for adults to dig into God's Word and have small-group discussions about how it applies to everyday life. These classes give plenty of opportunity for getting to know one another, asking questions, and just learning how to live life God's way. Take a look at the various opportunities we offer and dive into a new study. 

For any questions on how to get plugged in contact Hector Castelltort . 

 

 
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Monday Mornings

The Epic of Eden Psalms by Sandra Richter
Class Facilitators: Tina Smith and Mary Lynn Broyles
September 13 – November 1
9:00-10:30 am in FC108
Come study the psalms from a new perspective and approach. During this eight week class, Sandra Richter brings the psalms alive through the historical context of people, places and customs. This study is for everyone, whether you have studied the psalms for years or this is your first encounter. Please order the study guide from seedbed.com and bring to the first class. If you have questions, please email Mary Lynn at .
 
 

Monday Evenings

Word on the Street Book Club: Color of Compromise by Jemar Tisby
Class Facilitator: Shuler Sitsch
September 27  -  November 1 
7:00 - 8:00 pm in  the Loft
It’s no secret that the world around us is broken. As Christians, we may often wonder where how we are called to respond to all the brokenness in our society and how we’re called to Christian action. The Word on the Street Book Club is a place where we read and discuss books that deal with the intersection of our broken world and our faith to educate us in our response.
 
Join us as we read our third book together, Color of Compromise by Jemar Tisby. This book hosts an open conversation about the Church and racism through a historical and present lens. Please RSVP for this study by e-mailing Pastor Shuler  before September 13 so that books can be purchased.
 
 

Tuesday Evenings

The Epic of Eden Psalms by Sandra Richter
Class Facilitator: Debbie Stephens
September 14 – November 9
Thursdays 7:00 pm (ZOOM)
The book of Psalms is well-known and well-worn. Experience fresh connections to contemporary worship and devotional practices in this study by scholar Sandra Richter. This study will help you answer the ever-present question, “so what does this have to do with me today?” Some of the topics what will be talked about are: How to bridge the gap between the culture and practices of ancient Israel and today; How the Psalms can empower your prayer life; How you can trust God with all your emotions: grief, anger, praise, fear, and hope; Why the book of Psalms is critical in our devotional lives today. You will receive Zoom link upon registration. For more information or sign up, please email Debbie at . You can purchase the book for this class here: https://my.seedbed.com/product/epic-of-eden-psalms/ 
 
 
 

Wednesday Mornings: Men's Bible Study

Life Lessons: Psalms
Class Facilitator: David Samuelson
Ongoing
6:00 am - Zoom
Worship is a daunting task. For that reason, God gave us the Psalms. This collection of hymns and petitions was written over a span of centuries, in many different settings, by kings such as David and Solomon and commoners like Asaph, Heman, and the sons of Korah. (Learned something right there I thought David Wrote all the Psalms). During this study we will explore the Psalms and how they apply in our 21st century lives.  Some of the psalms are defiant; others are reverent. Some are meant to be sung; others are to be prayed. Some are intensely personal; others are written as if the whole world is to use them. But all have one purpose – to help us express our self to God. So don’t just read these psalms but actually pray them along with the saints who composed them. As you do, you will experience their energy, appreciate their honesty, and enjoy their creativity.
 
The Life Lessons series by Max Lucado brings the Bible to life in twelve lessons filled with intriguing questions, inspirational stories, and poignant reflections to take you deeper into God’s Word. Each lesson includes an opening reflection, background information, an excerpt of the text (from the New International and New King James versions), exploration questions, inspirational thoughts  and a closing takeaway for further reflection. You can purchase the book here: https://amzn.to/2WKozZd 

 
Wednesday Mornings: Sister-to-Sister Women's Ministry

The Chosen
Class Facilitator: Betty Christian
August 18 - September 8 (4 weeks)
10:00 am - Noon in The Loft
A charismatic fisherman drowning in debt. A troubled woman wrestling with real demons. A young tax collector ostracized by society.
A religious leader questioning his faith tradition.
Come see what they saw. See Jesus through the eyes of those He touched.
Reservations for childcare are required, please email Jill Guettler
 
 
“Pursued” by Jennifer Cowart
Class Facilitator: Betty Christian
September 15 - October 20 (6 Weeks)
10:00 am - Noon in Founders Court
Discover how God is pursuing you as you explore His relentless love from Genesis to Revelation. There is something in all of us that longs to be loved, to be desired, to be pursued, whether by a special someone, our friends, or others in our lives. I will purchase the books. $14. Please RSVP Betty Christian. Childcare requests Jill Guettler.


Wednesday Evenings

The Story of God, the Story of Us by Sean Gladding
Class Facilitator: Mariella Carr
August 18-November 3
6:30 pm (This group meets off-campus. You will receive address upon registration)
During this bible study you will be able to travel between the lines of the Scripture to listen to the conversations of people wrestling with the story of God for the first time. On this journey, you will be looking at Bible stories you probably already know, but hear them in a different perspective. During this twelve-week study, you will be to read the Bible stories and feel with the characters within as they learn about God and what He has done.
 


Thursday Mornings

When the Heart Waits: Spiritual Direction for Life’s Sacred Questions
Class Facilitator: Sally Stewart
September 9 - October 28
9 a.m.- 11:30 am (Zoom)
On this study we will look at a compelling story coming back from a spiritual crisis at midlife. Using When the Heart Waits: Spiritual Direction for Life’s Sacred Questions we would look at the struggles of author, Sue Monk Kidd and how her experience allowed her to compare her struggles with the processes inside a chrysalis on a wintry tree branch. During the time of waiting, the cocoon, become an icon of hope for transformation. Her wise, inspiring book helps those in doubt and crisis recognize the opportunity to "dismantle old masks and patterns and unfold a deeper, more authentic self." After you register, the class facilitator will reach out with a Zoom link.
 
 
The Gospel of Luke
Class Facilitator: Barbara Kendall
September 9 - October 28
10:00 am - noon in FC219/FC220 
Join us on an eight-week journey as we study the Gospel of Luke. During this study we will venture with Dr. Jim Miller as we look to practical lessons from Luke’s Gospel that will help us live a life modeled after Jesus’ example. This involves his pattern of prayer, relating to others, establishing holy priorities, and a host of day-to-day issues that together establish what Jesus himself called the abundant life.
 

 

Sunday Evenings

Cancer Now What?
Class Facilitator: Stephen Ministry
Contact: 
September 12 - October 31
4:00 pm in FC108/FC109
If you or someone you love is fighting Cancer, you are welcome to join this group. Using "Cancer Now What?" by Dr. Kenneth Haugk this study will help you navigate the medical, emotional, relational, and spiritual challenges of this disease.

 

Faithbuilders Bible Study
Class Facilitator:Derek & Stacie Wrobbel & Tony & Kelly Niles
Contact:   
September 12 - December 19
5:00 pm in E118
Faithbuilders is a class of families with school-age thru college-age children. During the next 12 weeks they will be studying A Game Plan for Life by Joe Gibbs, which will include topics such as finances, relationships, living a life of purpose, physical & emotional health. In this study, our hope is that you will be able to find the Bible as a playbook to help you navigate through life while fostering lasting relationships. All are welcome!
 
 

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ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: Amplify

Lakewood now has access to Amplify! Amplify is a multimedia platform that features thousands of videos you can use for study, reflection, worship, and inspiration. During this time in which we are all worshiping, studying, staying connecting to God and one another digitally. You can access all of these videos anytime and on almost any device.  
To access your Amplify account, just follow these simple steps:
1. Go to https://my.amplifymedia.com/amplify 
2. Look for the small icon in the far-right upper corner.
3. Click on that icon and then on the drop-down menu where it says, Access Code.
4. Enter our Access Code: to obtain access code please email Hector Castelltort
5. You can set up your own log in with your email and password.
6. If you have any questions, feel free to call the church office at 281.370.2273.
 
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