adult ministries

ADULT MINISTRIES

Are you growing in your faith? We offer a variety of classes designed to help you study the Bible and apply it to your daily life. Classes meet on Sunday mornings, Wednesday nights and other times during the week. Whether you are a Bible scholar or a beginner, we have a class for you:

Classes Offered on Sundays

Faith Weavers Community Room 102 at 9:45 a.m.
This class, led by Jim and Rosie VanDeGrift, is for all adults. It is deeply Bible-based and life application-oriented with open discussion.

 

S.A.L.T. Room 309 at 9:45 a.m.
Seeking Adults Learning Together. Our class is a fellowship that welcomes adult singles and couples of all ages to join in learning opportunities to feed our faith. We involve our group in studies pertaining to current life issues and how we should live and learn by following Jesus Christ’s example.

 

Faith Explorers Room 313 at 9:45 a.m.
Led by Gary Ensing, this group is for all ages who want meet in a fun relaxed setting for fellowship and to explore the Word of God using Right Now Media. A Zoom option (instead of in-person) is available: please email Colleen.Ensing@Zoomtown.com

 

Bible in Life Room 306 at 9:45 a.m.
Bible-in-Life promotes community and challenges each person to grow spiritually and to apply every lesson to their own lives in a meaningful way. This quarter traces the arc of salvation history from Abraham to Jesus and onto the early church. All are welcome. Led by Jim Garrett.

 

Vintage LPC Student Center at 9:45 a.m.
Parents and Jr. High/High School students are invited to a time of student led devotion and a mix of large and small group discussions. Please join us as we breathe life into something old.

 

Parents Connecting Room 307
Our study of the Book of James includes four basic components: (1)reflection questions help us engage with the text at a deeper level; (2)“Gospel Glimpses” highlight the gospel of grace throughout the book;(3) “Whole-Bible Connections” show how any given passage connects to the Bible’s overarching story of redemption, and (4) “Theological Soundings” identify how historic orthodox doctrines are taught or reinforced throughout Scripture. Led by John Untener & Christy Johnson.

 

Bible Study Groups

Men’s Bible Study Room 313 at 7 p.m.
The Thursday evening Men’s weekly Bible study is entering its 21st year. We meet every Thursday (except Thanksgiving, Christmas time and Maundy Thursday) from September 15 through the end of May in Room 313 at 7p.m. We study God’s Word in an unhurried forum discussing and sharing one another’s insights, questions and prayers as we grow together in fellowship and discipleship. Led by the Holy Spirit and coordinated by Ron Benedict and Mike Dunn. The only resource material you need for this class is your Bible.

 

Women’s Bible Study Community Room 102 from 1 to 3 p.m.
FALL Women’s Bible Study will meet on Thursday afternoons from 1 to 3 p.m. We will study Encountering God for 7 weeks: Sept. 15 – Oct. 27, 2022 with a luncheon on Nov. 3rd. Lessons include Kelly Minter teaching on DVD in class to unpack the biblical foundation for spiritual disciplines like prayer, study, worship, simplicity and more sacred habits to help us encounter God personally. We will also use a workbook for home study and class discussions. (Book fee is $17.00) To assure that we have adequate materials please contact Joyce Palmer.

 

Men’s Tuesday Morning Bible Study Room 311 at 8:30 a.m.
A tight-knit group searching for spiritual answers to current personal, family, LPC, and community questions from prayer, the Bible, and wide-ranging scholars and sources. After choosing a subject, we share our individual research and material. When appropriate, we share results through LPC class presentations.For more information, contact Joe McKenzie.

Wednesday Nights Together

Wednesday Nights Together is for couples, singles and families to eat a meal together in fellowship then discipleship with one another through classes and activities. Please join us for our Fall Session starting September 14.

 

Mere Christianity
Please join us as we explore the history, meaning and relevance of C.S. Lewis’s greatest book. Each week will have a short reading assignment. We’ll begin each class with a short video segment providing context and insight into Lewis’s background and cultural moment (for example, Mere Christianity was written in England for public broadcast on the BBC during WWII). Then, we’ll review and discuss each week’s reading and its continued relevance, implications and applications in our lives, nearly 80 years after it was first published. It’s a great book and a great way to spend your Wednesday evenings this fall. Led by Brad Heath. 

 

The Apostles Creed
This study is an in-depth examination of the primary tenets of Christianity expressed line by line as a summary of apostolic teaching. Biblically rooted and gospel-centered, our study will help believers better understand the foundations of the Christian faith and the significance of understanding and clearly professing what you believe, enabling us to become engaged disciples of Jesus who embrace and practice the essential doctrines of our faith. Led by John Untener.

 

Daniel the Prophet
Many of your favorite Bible stories as a child can probably be found in the book of Daniel—Daniel in the lions’ den; Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego in the fiery furnace; and the mysterious handwriting on the wall. But did you know Daniel also contains the personal testimony of Babylonian king Nebuchadnezzar, detailed prophecies concerning future Gentile kingdoms hundreds of years before they came on the world scene, and God’s precise timing for the Messiah’s first appearance? Come join us as we explore this wonderful book together and take inspiration from one of God’s most faithful servants who shows us how to live for God in ungodly times like our own! Our study guide will be from NavPress Life Change Series titled simply Daniel. Led by Steve Newby. 

 

The Marriage School 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Why doesn’t marriage, our most intense lifelong relationship, come with a manual? We want our marriages to glorify God, but what does that really look like in daily life? We know God calls us to love and respect our spouse, but we need some practical steps to get there. The Marriage School offers The Third Option a 14-week relationship skills course that helps couples build stronger, healthier marriages. The course is designed for healthy couples who want to grow stronger, committed couples who suffer from conflict or miscommunication, and couples who are in crisis. The two-hour class includes discussion, teaching and testimony. Workbooks are included. Cost: $420 with partial and full scholarships available (free to LPC families). Led by Daniel and Rachel Sachs.