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).
Fall 2017 Sessions at the LFC-D Cotton Mill Office:
Thursdays, September 7-September 28
7-8:30pm at the Cotton Mill
Led by Bobbi Campbell
This four-week study will look at exploring the meaning of Psalm 145 and the personal application it has for our lives. We will dive deeper into this scripture to read “well between the lines” of it.
We will use biblehub.com for our resource, please bring your device of choice for reading.
Lake Forest men gather a various times in locations throughout Lake Norman to study scripture and books, build accountability and form friendships. Studies are on-going and it’s never too late to jump in.
Mondays, September 18 – November 9 (no class 10/9)
Led by Becky Brainerd in her home
Find the courage to be who you are―not who you wish you were. Is fear holding you back from becoming your best self? Does it add stress to your day and keep you up at night? What could be different if you let go and started living brave today? Bravery doesn’t have to mean cliff diving out of your comfort zone. Life is about being brave enough―for yourself, for God, for your tasks, and for your calling―right where He’s placed you.
A brave-enough life is one lived fully and confidently, with your shoulders relaxed and free from the weight of responsibility and the burden of trying too hard.
Book Needed: “Brave Enough” by Nicole Unice.
Tuesdays, September 12 – November 7
10am-12pm at the Cotton Mill
Led by Leah Arrington
Are you longing to hear from God, aching to know who He really is? The beautiful truth is this – we can encounter the living God today and every day in His Word. Whether you are a seasoned Bible reader or struggle to keep up with studying Scripture, Open Your Bible, a 7-session study from Raechel Myers & Amanda Bible Williams of She Reads Truth, will leave you with a greater appreciation for the Word of God, a deeper understanding of its authority, and a stronger desire to truly know the Bible inside and out.
Using powerful storytelling, real-life examples, and scripture itself, Open Your Bible will quench a thirst you might not even know you have—one that can only be satisfied by God’s Word.
Tuesdays, September 12 – November 14 (No class 9/19 & 10/10)
7-8pm at the Cotton Mill
Led by Dr. Bud Brainerd
500 year old contemporary answers to questions about the nature of Sin and Grace;
Why it matters if we are justified by faith or justified by faith alone;
How the Reformers dealt with the questions of Authority and how we know what is true;
The place and role of Sacraments;
Why God and not man must have center stage.
And what difference do these things make Monday through Saturday.
Thursdays, September 14 – November 16
10:30-11:30am at the Cotton Mill – Childcare available
Led by Holly Worsley
Join with us as we journey through the Old Testament and learn from the great leaders God has used throughout His story. We will study each leader at a pivotal moment in their life and the decisions they were making in their faith journey. Some will fail, some will triumph, some will speak hard truth and stand alone, and others will step out in faith not seeing the path before them. We are all fellow strugglers in the faith, seeking to learn more and more about how to follow God well each day.
Come learn with us as we learn from those who have gone before us!
Register for CHILD CARE here.
Living out your role in God’s story is quite significant, especially as you approach the teenage years. Through Foundations, the youth of LFC will have the chance to become Ministry Partners.
We will meet for five weeks for one-hour each week to explore, “Who is God?”, “Why the church?”, and “What’s my role?”
Sundays, October 1 – October 29
7:00-8:00pm at the Cotton Mill
Led by Susan Richards
Are you seeking the abundant life described in the bible, yet living in the world can be difficult, confusing and steal our peace? Living in the promises of God’s grace can be transformational. This class will focus on biblical truths and uncover lies and misconceptions you might be living with about God, yourself and others so that you can move forward in truth, joy and peace in your relationship with the Lord.
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