Classes

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LFC has a new church management software called Realm for class/event registration, online giving and a whole lot more. We encourage everyone to create an account in Realm so that we can communicate with you effectively and help you connect.

To register for classes and events, simply go to myaccount.lakeforest.org. Once you are logged in, click on Events. Find your class and then register. 

If you have not received an invitation from Lake Forest to join Realm/”Your Lake Forest Church Community,” or have misplaced that info, please email administration@lakeforest.org. 

See you in class!

Welcome 101: A Great First Step (All Communities)

If you’re new to Lake Forest and you are looking for opportunities to make connections and grow in your faith, the best starting place is our Welcome 101 course.

During these sessions, our pastors will lead you on a journey to help you identify where you are spiritually and also help you define your next step. As you discover your role in God’s story, you’ll build relationships, find places to share your gifts and have an opportunity to become a LFC Ministry Partner (our term for member).

REGISTER HERE for the sessions below. 
See red box on previous page for registration tips.
Email administration@lakeforest.org with any questions. 

Davidson edition: Saturdays from 9am-2:30pm and Sunday from 6-7:45pm at the Cotton Mill Office. 

  • February 25-26, 2017
  • April 22-23, 2017

Huntersville edition: Three Sunday nights from 6-8pm; Free childcare for ages 0-10 – please find “2017 Sunday PM Childcare: W101” to register for Childcare, do not register them in Welcome 101 class .

  • February 12, 19 and 26
  • March 5, 12 and 19

WestLake edition: Saturdays from 9am-3pm and Sunday from 6-8pm at “The Shop” in Denver (3539 Denver Dr, Denver)

  • January 21-22
  • April 22-23

 

Discovering Baptism (All Communities)

Discovering Baptism 

Baptism is an important and exciting step of faith for Christ followers and their children. For adults, it’s a public declaration that you are choosing to partner with the Church in this journey.

Infant/Child baptism is a public way of also claiming God’s promises for your children; looking forward, in hope, to the day they would recognize Jesus as their Savior.

If you would like to be a part of LFC’s next baptism services, or want to know more about our belief around baptism, please make plans to attend a Discovering Baptism class. In this one-hour class, you can learn about LFC’s baptism beliefs and requirements for adults, children and infants.

at LFC-Huntersville: February 26 at 9:30am

at LFC-Davidson: February 26 or April 23 at 9:30am

at LFC-WestLake: Email Aron Gibson for details. (Baptism service takes place March 12)

REGISTER HERE.
See black box on previous page for registration tips.
Email admin@lakeforest.org with any questions. 

Weekly Men's Bible Studies (All Communities)

Lake Forest men gather a various times in locations throughout Lake Norman to study scripture, build accountability and form friendships.

Studies are on-going and it’s never too late to jump in.

View all offerings here…

Genesis Part 2: Men's Bible Study (WestLake)

Begins January 16-May
Led by Mitch White
Mondays from 7:15-8:15am at “The Shop” in Denver (3539 Denver Dr, Denver)
Email David Dahle with any questions.

Join Pastor Mitch for a study on the book of Genesis. If you’ve never studied the Bible before, this is a a great place to start!

 

The Broken Way (Davidson Women's Study)

Led by Bobbi Campbell
Tuesdays January 10 – March 14
7-8:00pm at the Cotton Mill

Come explore and ponder The Broken Way, Ann Voskamp’s new book. Participants will read two chapters at home each week, and we will complete a scripture study in class.  This study is limited to 20 participants.

Materials needed: “The Broken Way” book

REGISTER HERE.
See red box on previous page for registration tips.
Email administration@lakeforest.org with any questions. 

Book of Exodus (Davidson Women's Study)

Led by Holly Worsley
Thursdays January 12 – March 23

10:30-11:30am at The Cotton Mill

We will study the book of Exodus with its rich stories about God and His people.  We will especially watch for how God already has a plan of salvation that He is working out and how these stories are already pointing towards Jesus.  The more we “see” God’s hand of faithfulness in the Old Testament, the more we trust Him today in our lives.

Materials needed: Bible, pen and journal.

REGISTER HERE.
See red box on previous page for registration tips.
Email administration@lakeforest.org with any questions. 

Oasis Women's Bible Studies (All communities)

Thursdays, January 19 – April 6
9:45-11:30am at LFC-Huntersville
Free childcare for ages 0-5 (Must register.)

Does your week need a pause button? A place for your spirit to be renewed as you deepen your relationship with God, build friendships with other women and pay attention to the needs of your soul?

If so, then we’d love for you to join us at Oasis.

This Thursday morning gathering includes small group studies on a variety of topics and select days will also include times of worship, prayer, mission opportunities and guest speakers. Women from all LFC churches and all ages and life stages are welcome at Oasis. We’d love for you to invite friends who do not attend LFC, too!

Winter 2017 Course Offerings:

  • Your Daughter Needs a Hero, Led by Becky Steve
  • Happy Wives Club, Led by Lori Deming
  • 5 Habits of a Woman Who Doesn’t Quit, Led by Sarah Bai
  • Wisdom for Living Well, Led by RuthAnne Barga
  • Living Hope: 1 & 2 Peter, Led by Laura Nickerson

View course descriptions and materials needed here.

REGISTER HERE for your class and childcare.
See red box on previous page for registration tips.
Email administration@lakeforest.org with any questions. 

Parents Helping Parents (Davidson)

Led by Drew & Susan Richards, Matt & Amy Gallagher, TJ & Bethany Haycox, and Bill & Holly Worsley

Offered once a month on Sundays: Jan 22Feb 19, Mar 19 and Apr 23 from 9:30-11am at Davidson Elementary School

Becoming a new parent for the first time (or the second time) brings challenges you never considered before.  Lake Forest is committed to helping you navigate this new and vital responsibility.  Four couples have volunteered to meet with new parents to answer questions and share what has worked for them.

These meetings will happen on Sunday morning during a worship hour so childcare will be provided.  You will also still be able to worship at the 11am offering.

Email Dr. Bud with any questions.

REGISTER HERE. (register for each session separately)
See red box on previous page for registration tips.
Email administration@lakeforest.org with any questions. 

All Things New (Huntersville Women's Study)

Led by Jaye Soss and Janette Wells
Mondays, January 23 – March 13
7-8:30pm at LFC-Huntersville

The city of ancient Corinth was much like our own modern-day cities: a melting pot of electrifying cultural experiences to be had, along with the myriad pitfalls of spiritual depravity. Still, Paul wrote to the church of God in Corinth, meaning that God’s church is meant to thrive in any city and every circumstance in which we find ourselves. Paul’s letter is as timely as ever. 

This in-depth study of 2 Corinthians will show how God can also use you in any setting or circumstance for His story.  *This study also provides a new food recipe each week that we will be sampling, so we are starting a little earlier than normal (no meal required before you come)!

Workbook required:  “All Things New: Bible Study Book” by Kelly Minter

REGISTER HERE
See red box on previous page for registration tips.
Email administration@lakeforest.org with any questions. 

The Ministry of Motherhood (WestLake Mom's Study)

Led by MaryRobin Gibson
Meets once a month: Jan 24, Feb 28, Mar 28, Apr 24 and May 22
7:30-9:30pm in the Gibson Home

Join us for a study focused on following Christ’s example for reaching our children’s hearts.

For details, directions and to RSVP, email MaryRobin Gibson. 

Conversation Peace (Huntersville Women's Study)

Led by Natalie Christian and Cindy Sokal
Thursdays, January 26 – February 16
7pm at the home of Cindy Sokal 

Have you ever left a conversation feeling like shredded wheat? Stuck your foot in your mouth? Been at a loss for words? Had difficulty getting your point across? Or been talked into doing something you didn’t want to do?

Do you find it difficult to connect with others? Do you suspect that your speech patterns are hindering your relationships? Maybe you need some Conversation Peace! Let Mary Kassian teach you the seven powerful speech-transforming elements to master the skill of effective communications. You will also strengthen your vocabulary with Words from the Word.

Workbook required:  “Conversation Peace” by Mary Kassian

REGISTER HERE
See red box on previous page for registration tips.
Email administration@lakeforest.org with any questions. 

Children of the Day (Huntersville Women's Study)

Led by Candace Hall
Wednesdays, February 1 – March 29

7-8:30pm at LFC-Huntersville

The New Testament believers carried the Spirit of God as they walked along the shores of Thessalonica, just as you carry that light today. Your circumstances and conditions are not coincidental in your journey. God’s timing is impeccable. Join Beth Moore on the Thessalonian shores as you face real crises, real medical diagnoses, real afflictions, real relationships, real doubts, real concerns, and real fears.

Materials needed: “Children of the Day: 1&2 Thessalonians Member Book” by Beth Moore

 

REGISTER HERE
See red box on previous page for registration tips.
Email administration@lakeforest.org with any questions. 

Celebration of Discipline (Davidson Women’s Study)

Led by Meg Lyman
Mondays, February 6 – April 24

9-10:30am at the Lyman House

This study will examine the way that the classic practices of our faith enrich our relationship with God. Group meetings will focus on discussion, relationships, and personal growth.

Materials needed: “Celebration of Discipline” book by Richard Foster

REGISTER HERE
See red box on previous page for registration tips.
Email administration@lakeforest.org with any questions. 

 

 

 

The Holy Days (Huntersville)

Led by Steve Hunter
Sundays, February 12 – March 19
6-7:45pm at LFC-Huntersville

Free childcare is provided for ages 0-10. 

At Lake Forest, we recognize a variety of historical early church practices to help us stay connected to something greater than our modern traditions. We do this in our recognition of the season of Lent and the practice of Ash Wednesday. We want you to also understand the significance of other great historical practices and what they mean for us even today. Ever wonder what Passover is? Pentecost?

Or even the great feast that are mentioned in the OT? Do they have any value at all for us today? Our Holy Days course will help you to see God’s plan of Salvation through Jesus Christ even in these Old Testament holidays.

Materials: Bible, pen and notebook.

REGISTER HERE for the class and childcare. 
See red box on previous page for registration tips.
Email administration@lakeforest.org with any questions. 

Love for a Lifetime (Huntersville Couples Study)

Led by Jason & Bekah Stitt and Mike & Alyssa Collier
Sundays, February 12 – March 12

6-8pm at LFC-Huntersville

This Bible study will focus on important foundations and tools necessary for building a healthy marriage and is designed for couples married less than 10 years. Love for a Lifetime is encouraging and practical, and is perfect for every husband and wife who want to strengthen and celebrate their marriage relationship.

Free childcare is offered for aged 0-10 years. You must register.

Materials needed: “Love for a Lifetime, Member book/ study guide” by James Dobson

REGISTER HERE for the class and Sunday night childcare. 
See red box on previous page for registration tips.
Email administration@lakeforest.org with any questions. 

Writing to God (Huntersville Women's Study)

 A Lent Study, led by Jaye Soss and Kristi Leonard
Thursdays: Feb. 23, March 9, March 23 and April 6
7pm in “The Well” at LFC-Huntersville

Lent is a time of preparation and reflection as we prepare for Easter.  Join us as we practice 40 days of journal prayer with guided prompts for reflection each day.  We will meet every two weeks to share how our journaling is progressing and pray together as we meditate on the events leading to the cross and what it truly means to be Easter people.

Book required: “Writing to God: 40 Days of Praying with My Pen” by Rachel Hackenberg

REGISTER HERE
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Email administration@lakeforest.org with any questions. 

Sacred Marriage (Huntersville Couples Study)

Led by Mark & Denise Tornberg and T.J & Julie Albert
Sundays, February 12 – March 19

6-8pm at LFC-Huntersville

Scores of books have been written that offer guidance for building the marriage of your dreams. Yet, what if God’s primary intent for your marriage isn’t to make you happy . . . but holy? And, what if your relationship isn’t as much about you and your spouse as it is about you and God? In this study (watch a DVD together and then discuss questions in a small group), you can uncover how your marriage can become a doorway to a closer walk with God and each other. You will learn how to:

  • Turn marital struggles into spiritual and personal appreciation.
  • Love your spouse with a stronger sense of purpose.
  • Partner in the spiritual growth and character formation of your spouse.
  • Transform a “tired” marriage into a relationship filled with awe and respect.

Free childcare is offered for aged 0-10 years. You must register.

Book required: “Sacred Marriage Participants Guide” by Gary Thomas; “Sacred Marriage” book not required but helpful. 

REGISTER HERE for the class and childcare. 
See red box on previous page for registration tips.
Email administration@lakeforest.org with any questions. 

Stepping Up (Huntersville Men's Study)

Led by Shane Harmon
Mondays, March 13 – May 15
7:30-9pm at LFC-Huntersville

Today, more than ever, the world needs godly men. Men who will step up and courageously lead at home, at church, at work, and in their communities. That’s the message of Stepping Up in this 10-week DVD teaching series. In a world where too many men are shrinking back, Stepping Up gives men vision and tools to live godly, courageous lives.

Materials: Class workbook is $15 and you can pay for it as you register. 

REGISTER HERE.
See red box on previous page for registration tips.
Email administration@lakeforest.org with any questions. 

33: A Man and His Story (Huntersville Men's Study)

Led by David Neal
Wednesdays, March 15 – April 26 (skips April 12)

7:30-9pm at LFC-Huntersville

In this six-week series, you will learn how your past shapes who you are today. Understand your past and enjoy God’s best for your future.

Materials: Class workbook is $15 and you can pay for it as you register. 

REGISTER HERE.
See red box on previous page for registration tips.
Email administration@lakeforest.org with any questions. 

Questions about Registration? Click here. Welcome 101: A Great First Step (All Communities)Discovering Baptism (All Communities)Weekly Men's Bible Studies (All Communities)Genesis Part 2: Men's Bible Study (WestLake)The Broken Way (Davidson Women's Study)Book of Exodus (Davidson Women's Study)Oasis Women's Bible Studies (All communities)Parents Helping Parents (Davidson)All Things New (Huntersville Women's Study)The Ministry of Motherhood (WestLake Mom's Study)Conversation Peace (Huntersville Women's Study)Children of the Day (Huntersville Women's Study)Celebration of Discipline (Davidson Women’s Study)The Holy Days (Huntersville)Love for a Lifetime (Huntersville Couples Study)Writing to God (Huntersville Women's Study)Sacred Marriage (Huntersville Couples Study)Stepping Up (Huntersville Men's Study)33: A Man and His Story (Huntersville Men's Study)

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