LFC-Huntersville Classes

Welcome 101

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).

Each session of Welcome 101 is three consecutive Sundays from 6-7:45pm with free childcare (0-10 years). 

Winter Session 2: February 25 & March 4, 11
Register.

Spring Session 1: April 15, 22 & 29
Register. 

Register for “Sunday Night Childcare”

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 service on MARCH 25, 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.

Two class offerings to choose from:
Sunday, February 11 at 9:30am. Register. 
Sunday, March 11 at 9:30am. Register. 

Men's Weekly Bible Studies

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.

View all studies here and email specific leaders to connect…. 

GriefShare Support Group - Winter Session

Runs Thursdays: February 1 – April 1
You are welcome to join this group at any time. 
7-9pm at LFC-Huntersville
Led by Rhonda Favoright
Workbook cost is $10. 

GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. GriefShare support groups/classes are led by people who understand what you are going through and want to help. You’ll gain access to valuable GriefShare resources to help you recover from your loss and look forward to rebuilding your life.

Learn more about how GriefShare works and who it’s for here. 

REGISTER HERE. 

Oasis Evening Bible Studies

The Quest: There is No Quest Without Questions
Thursdays: March 15 – April 26 from 7-8:30pm
Led by Jaye Soss

Are you seeking a more intimate connection with Christ?  Do you feel unequipped to really explore the Word?  If so, then consider joining us starting March 15 for a six-week excursion called “The Quest.”  This brand new study from Beth Moore uses questions from Scripture to lead you into intimacy with the One who knows you best. Learn to dig into the Word, to respond to the questions of God, and to bring your questions before Him.

  • Learn to pray to promote intimacy with God.
  • Explore questions and responses from the Bible.
  • Track your quest by journaling along the way.
  • Learn to read and respond to Scripture.

Materials Needed: “The Quest – Study Journal: An Excursion Toward Intimacy with God” 

REGISTER. 

Galatians
Tuesdays: March 13 – April 17 from 7-8:30pm
Led by Natalie Christian

If someone asked you to explain the gospel, what would you say? What is the good news of the Christian faith? Writing to the Galatians, Paul made it clear how easily we can be tempted to turn toward fraudulent gospels, especially those that teach we can earn God’s love through our works. Through verse-by-verse study and engaging lessons, we’ll find how true freedom is found in surrender, not self-dependence.

REGISTER. 

Oasis Morning Bible Studies

2018 Morning Oasis for Winter/Spring
Thursdays, January 18 – March 22
9:30-11:30am at LFC-Huntersville
Free childcare available for ages 0-5. REGISTER YOUR CHILD HERE.
Important registration note: Each class hard caps at 25 people so sign up soon!

James Study
Led by Amy Crossan and Meghan Kosar
In this study, we will be unpacking the book of James. Short in length, but rich in material, James paints a picture of true religion—a faith not just of hearing but of doing. The James Study Book from “She Reads Truth” will provide scripture references and room for response, with practical questions from Francis Chan’s James study helping us to discover actionable ways to live out the Gospel in our daily lives.

Each week, we will dive in together, ask the hard questions and also leave space for reflection and journaling.  We will be using “Live it out” questions to guide the quiet time (about 30 min at the end of each class).

Materials Needed: Bible and “She Reads Truth” James Study
REGISTER. 

 

Gideon Study
Led by Lee McCracken
Gideon’s story is about us — finding the God-given strength to face our fears and to live out how He’s purposing of our lives for His glory. We doubt. We feel weak. We struggle. Discover how, from a state of insecurity (ill-equipped and outnumbered), Gideon emerged as Israel’s hero, filled with God’s presence and power. Come see God in a much bigger way. Be encouraged to recognize weakness as the key to unlocking the full experience of His sufficiency and sovereignty.

Materials Needed: Bible and “Gideon” Bible Study by Priscilla Shirer 
REGISTER. 

 

 

Walking With God in the Season of Motherhood
Led by Kerah Farley and Dana Hefner
Being a mom usually means being really busy. In Walking with God in the Season of Motherhood, we will spend time with God through a week by week devotional study to help us learn how to nourish our own heart, mind, and soul.

Resources Needed: Bible and “Walking with God in Season of Motherhood” Study Guide by Melissa Kruger
REGISTER.

 

 

Prayer Time With God
Led by Cammie Howard and Maria Furlough
Do you catch yourself saying” I just don’t have enough time in my day to carve out alone time with God?” This class is for you! During our weekly class time, we will spend some time sharing our lives and praying for one another, and you will also receive the gift of encouragement and guidance for carved out time alone with God DURING the class.”

Materials Needed: Bible and Journal.
REGISTER. 

Feasts of the Bible

Sundays, February 25 – April 8 (skips Easter Sunday)
6-8pm at LFC-Huntersville
Led by Steve Hunter

Leviticus 23 outlines a series of annual Holy Days (or Feasts) that God commanded Israel to observe from “generation to generation.”  Its easy to dismiss these Feasts as ancient and obscure celebrations with no relevance to modern day Christians, but they contain amazing symbolism and foreshadow God’s plan of salvation.

In this class led by Ministry Partner Steve Hunter, we explore the 7 Annual Holy Days and learn how each festival represents a step in God’s “big picture”:  from Christ’s sacrifice to pay the penalty for our sin, through His final return and restoration of all things.  We will see how echoes of the gospel message can be found through both the Old and New testament, and how each of the Feasts are (or will be) fulfilled in Jesus Christ.

Bring your Bible.

REGISTER. 

DAWG Day with Pastor Mike

Saturday, March 24 from 9:30am – 4pm in NC Mountains

For Men/Women/Older Teens with a Parent…Learn to spend a half or whole DAWG Day (Day Alone With God) by actually doing so, under Mike Moses’ guidance in the mountains.  Mike will give a short introduction to the classic spiritual practices of Solitude and Silence with the Lord, send participants out for structured alone time, debrief over lunch, send folks out again for the afternoon and finish with a joyful debrief.

Bring journal and Bible. $10 fee covers lunch and snacks.

NOTE: Will occur at a mountain house 1.5 hours north (directions provided upon registration).  Arrive by 9:30 am, back home by 5:30 pm.

REGISTER. 

Email Susan Arrington with any questions. 

What the Bible Teaches about Women in Leadership

One-night lecture: Monday, March 19
7-8:30pm
Led by Mike Moses

Register here. 

 

DAWG Day with Cammie Howard

Wednesday, April 11 from 9am – 3:30pm in Lake Norman. Register. 

Wednesday, April 25 from 9am – 3:30pm in Lake Norman (this date is full)

You’ve probably heard that spending time alone with God is an important element of a healthy spiritual life and a great way to re-center your soul. But if you’re like a lot of women, spending just 10 minutes in quiet reflection can feel overwhelming…maybe even terrifying! It’s hard to know where to start and how to keep distraction out. We want to help.

During this DAWG Day on the lake, Family Ministry Director Cammie Howard will help you learn how to schedule, relax into and craft meaningful times of solitude that can help you grow closer to Jesus. You’ll also get some small group time, lunch together, and a couple guided times of solitude with God!

Bring journal and Bible. $10 fee covers lunch and snacks.

NOTE: Will occur at home in Lake Norman-area (directions provided upon registration).

Email Cammie with any questions. 

Men's Study: Stepping Up

Sundays: March 4 – May 13
7-9pm at LFC-Huntersville
Led by Jim Boone

Stepping Up: A Call to Courageous Manhood
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 a world where too many men are shrinking back, Stepping Up gives men vision and tools to live godly, courageous lives.

Learn more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Ekn4suqrW0

REGISTER. 

Men's Study: 33 - A Man and His Traps

Mondays, March 5 – April 9
7-9pm at LFC-Huntersville
Led by David Neal

This six-part series is designed to help men avoid or escape the destruction that can result from falling into common traps men face. Traps include idols, empty promises, lust, control, significance and comfort.

Learn more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-EnM6JOw0Ps

REGISTER. 

Parenting on Mission

Sundays: April 15 – April 29
6-7:30pm
Led by Tiffany and Daniel Archekavitz
Free childcare for ages 0-10.

Every parent wants to be the best parent they possibly can.  But life is tough and messy and busy.  We want to give everything to our kids so that they can have the “best life.”  How do we do that?  In this three week study we will wrestle together with other parents about what the “best life” really looks like for our children and how the big and small choices we make every day are influencing our children in ways we can’t even imagine.

REGISTER.

REGISTER for Sunday night childcare. 

 

Welcome 101Discovering BaptismMen's Weekly Bible StudiesGriefShare Support Group - Winter SessionOasis Evening Bible StudiesOasis Morning Bible StudiesFeasts of the BibleDAWG Day with Pastor MikeWhat the Bible Teaches about Women in Leadership DAWG Day with Cammie HowardMen's Study: Stepping UpMen's Study: 33 - A Man and His TrapsParenting on Mission

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