Midweek Discipleship

We are moving forward as a church! Our methods are changing, but the mission of evangelism and discipleship remains the same. There is a place of service and growth for all who attend onsite or online. There is no better time for members or guests to be immersed in God’s Word.

 Sign Ups for Men’s and Women’s Small Group Discipleship Coming Soon.

Kids

Awana

Starting Aug. 17

 Wednesdays | 6:30 p.m.

 Kids Street

Join us for AWANA on Wednesdays at 6:30pm (starting Aug. 17) as we have fun and memorize God’s word!

As children enter into the pivotal elementary years, AWANA ensures that kids are not only knowledgeable of God’s Word but are able to apply His truth to their lives and face anything as disciples of Christ. 

Students

High School | Refuel

 Wednesdays

 6:30 p.m.

 K-Hall

 9th – 12th Grade

,Refuel is our weekly worship and discipleship time for high school students.  We meet in the K-Hall from 6:30-8:00 p.m.  Each week we worship God through song, play exciting games, and learn more about God from His word.  Join us on Wednesday nights for an amazing night with friends, and bring someone with you!

Middle School | Fusion

 Wednesdays

 6:30 p.m.

 The Foundry

 6th – 8th Grade

Fusion is our weekly worship time for middle school students.  We meet downstairs in the Foundry from 6:30-8:00 p.m.  Each week we worship God through song, play exciting games, and learn more about God from His word.  Join us on Wednesday nights for an amazing night with friends, and bring someone with you!

Women

Apples of Gold

Fall 2022

 Mondays

 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Apples of Gold is a women’s group, that meets weekly to provide an opportunity for younger women to be mentored in a loving, caring environment, by women who have already traveled the path they are on. These groups meet in homes each week as they grow in God’s word.

This semester’s session begins October 3rd with a Meet and Greet at 6:00 p.m. Meetings will occur on October 10th, 17th 24th, November 1st, 7th, and 14th 6-8:30 p.m. Celebration Dinner November 18th at 6 p.m. No child care is provided for these events.

Precepts New Inductive Study: Discovering the God of Second Chances

By Kay Arthur • Led by Cheryl Schweizer

 Pastor’s Reception Room

 Tuesdays | Aug. 16 – Nov. 8

 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

This study highlights the striking similarities between the twenty-first century and the times of these prophets.  Come learn what these prophets have to teach us about living out our faith today.

*Zoom Available

Precepts: Daniel

By Kay Arthur • Led by Caroline Trammel & Lisa Bower

 Room 232-234

 Tuesdays | Aug. 16 – Nov. 15

 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Precept Upon Precept Inductive Studies . . . Daniel Part 1 – Living Out a Biblical Worldview Threatened with death, Daniel stuck to his guns and refused to adopt a pagan lifestyle. His worldview had God at the center and he lived it out even under extreme pressure to change. Learn to adopt a biblical worldview and adhere to it even when it’s not the norm.

Daniel Part 2 – Gaining Understanding of the Time of the End How do you live as a Daniel in the crucial days in which you find yourself? How can you dare to be different? How do you get to know God Most High? The Book of Daniel has the answers.

For His Glory: Living as God’s Masterpiece A Study of Ephesians

By Marian Jordan Ellis • Led by Monty Sheridan

 Room 228

 Tuesdays | Aug. 16 – Sep. 27

 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

The truths in this beloved epistle speak to the core beliefs we carry about ourselves, revealing to us our part in God’s magnificent design to redeem a people for Himself who reflect His glory to the world. Journey to discover our true worth in Christ, our status as beloved children of God, and our glorious calling as His masterpiece.

Find Your People

Led by Miranda Renfro

 Room 228

 Wednesdays | Jul. 6 – Aug. 10

 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Find Your People begins with a look at the original community in Genesis, the Trinity, and the creation of people to see what God had planned for us all along. We will also discover throughout the study the life patterns required to build deep, connected relationships.

*There is no child care provided during this study.

In View of God’s Mercies: The Gift of the Gospel in Romans

By Courtney Doctor • Led by Kate Wilson

 Room 224

 Tuesdays | Aug. 16 – Oct. 11

 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Walk through the book of Romans to discover that salvation doesn’t just change your eternal future; it changes your present reality. Because of God’s salvation, hope, peace, life, faith, trust, and endurance are yours.

*Zoom Available

God of Freedom: A Study of Exodus 19-40

By Jen Wilken • Led by Jessica Whittington

 Room 224

 Wednesdays | Aug. 17 – Oct. 19

 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

In this study of Exodus 19–40, journey through the story of how God shepherds His newly-liberated children into an understanding of what their freedom means: lives consecrated for service to God and to one another.  

*Zoom Available

In View of God’s Mercies: The Gift of the Gospel in Romans

By Courtney Doctor • Led by Cathy Schmidt

 Room 228

 Wednesdays | Aug. 17 – Oct. 12

 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Walk through the book of Romans to discover that salvation doesn’t just change your eternal future; it changes your present reality. Because of God’s salvation, hope, peace, life, faith, trust, and endurance are yours.

The Gospel on the Ground: The Grit and Glory of the Early Church in Acts

By Kristi McLelland • Led by Allison Johnson

 Room 224

 Wednesdays | Oct. 26 – Dec. 14

 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Study the life of the early church in the book of Acts and shows us that the kingdom of God is always on the move, always looking outward to bring meaning and joy to a world searching for true fulfillment and hope.

*Zoom Available

With Us in the Wilderness

By Lauren Chandler • Led by Melanie Golightly

 Room 228

 Wednesdays | Oct. 19 – Dec. 7

 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

The Book of Numbers continues the historical narrative in Exodus, the story of God’s people newly freed from Egypt’s shackles and wandering toward the promised land. Numbers is a story of wilderness wandering, but it’s also a story of God’s presence among His beloved.

Women’s Small Group Discipleship Class

Led by Christian Barnes

 Wednesdays

 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

*Summer & Fall 2022 sign-ups coming soon.

The LBC Women’s Ministry is offering a special discipleship class for all women. This ministry will focus on fellowship, accountability, better Bible comprehension, and establishing spiritual disciplines. Meetings will be in a small group setting on a weekly basis. This program runs for two semesters.

Men’s Monday Night

Food Nights @ 6:00pm
9/12 Pizza Preview Night • 10/10 Jambalaya Night • 11/14 Fried Turkey Night • 12/12 Chili Night

Isaiah: A 12-Week Study in the ‘Knowing the Bible’

Led by Jim Golightly and Alan Otto

 K-Hall

 Mondays | Sep. 12 – Dec. 12

 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Isaiah’s prophecy, which alternates between promises of judgment and restoration, reminds God’s people of the magnitude of humanity’s sin, the judgment that we all deserve, and how God displays his glory by saving sinners. Isaiah’s promise of cosmic renewal ultimately anticipates the work of Jesus Christ, the servant-king whose death would result in new life for all who trust in him.

Christian Beliefs: Twenty Basics Every Christian Should Know

Led by Jeff McCracken and Curt Boswell

 K-Hall

 Mondays | Sep. 12 – Dec. 12

 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Not every Christian needs to go to seminary, but there are certain teachings of the Bible that every Christian should know. Whether you’re a relatively new believer in Jesus or a mature Christian looking for a better understanding of basics of the faith, Christian Beliefs is for you. This study boils down the essentials of theology for everyday Christians and made them both clear and applicable to life.

Revealing Revelation: How God’s Plan For the Future Can Change Your Life Now

Led by Mike Rich and Howard Dickinson

 K-Hall

 Mondays | Sep. 12 – Dec. 12

 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Revealing Revelation provides an eye-opening look at what lies ahead for every person in the end times – either in heaven or  on earth. Are you prepared for what is to come? With eye-opening insights, this study  examine the timeline of events before, during, and after the tribulation; God’s specific plan for the people of Israel in the end times; the encouragement, challenges, and warnings Jesus gave to prepare us for his return; and more.

Knowing Sin

Led by Dwight Ferguson and Pete Sorn

 K-Hall

 Mondays | Sep. 12 – Dec. 12

 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

In Knowing Sin, you’ll come to understand topics like sin’s: origin, grief, thoughts, temptations, misery, secrecy, and defeat. None of us is free from the struggle with sin. The question isn’t whether we’re sinful, it’s what we’re doing about it.

50 Ethical Questions: Biblical Wisdom for Confusing Times

Led by Keith Baird and Larry Beard

 K-Hall

 Mondays | Sep. 12 – Dec. 12

 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

What Christians need is guidance to think well. In 50 Ethical Questions, J. Alan Branch addresses pointed questions regarding ethics, sexuality, marriage and divorce, bioethics, and Christian living.

Every Man a Warrior

 Onsite and Offsite Available

 Wednesdays | Aug. 17 – Nov. 16

 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Every Man a Warrior has a total of 27 lessons and may be the most practical Bible study most men will ever do. It is designed specifically to deal with the issues that men face and need to succeed in. Field tested for years, it has been used with men of all ages from teens to men in their 70s.

Measure of a Man

Led by Jacob Oehlert

 Room 248

 Wednesdays | Aug. 17 – Nov. 16

 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Drawing on the apostle Paul’s letters to Timothy and Titus, men will study the 20 attributes of a godly man. 

Adults

The Art of Parenting

Jim and Sue Fruth

 Room 232-234

 Wednesdays | Aug. 24 – Nov. 30

 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Experience God’s truth and apply his Word in your family by focusing your attention on four crucial elements in your children’s lives:

1. Identity–understanding who they are in Christ
2. Character–learning to live wisely and honorably
3. Relationships–fostering godly connections with others
4. Mission–understanding why they are here

Parables of Jesus

Led by Duane McCracken

 Room 249

 Wednesdays | Aug. 17 – Nov. 16

 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Come discover The Parables of Jesus. Some sections of the Bible give us grand theology, some move us to grateful responses to God, but the Parables break through mere words and make us ask whether there has indeed been any real difference in our lives. And isn’t that what we should expect, since the parables come from the lips of Jesus?

This interactive study is for men and women and our textbook is the Bible. 

College & Career Discipleship Groups

Led by Tavis Hackathorn

 Tuesdays

 7:00 p.m.

Discipleship Groups are small groups that meet on a weekly basis to read and study scripture together, pray for each other and challenging one another to live out God’s Word in our everyday lives. In these groups you will build relationships with other believers as you seek to become life-long disciple makers both in the church and in your community. 

How to Share Jesus Without Feeling Awkward

Led by Pastor Steve Barnes and Pastor Nick Swearingen

 Café

 Wednesdays | Aug. 17 – Sep. 7

 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

 Café

 Wednesdays | Sep. 28 – Oct. 19

 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

This 4-week study will be offered twice this fall.  The focus is on six primary components of fruitful God conversations; Preparation & Initiation with Prayer, the Power of Your Story & Sharing the Plan of Salvation, The Conversation: From “Hello to the Gospel” and The Follow Through. The last focus will be on Objections…carefully and lovingly responding to difficult questions including cultural & political hot topics.

*Zoom Available

The Block

 K-Hall

 Thursdays

 7:00 p.m.

The Block is all about helping young adults build their life on what counts. We believe that by following God, we can change the world through Kansas City.

On a Block Night (every other Thursday at 7:00pm at LBC), you can expect to meet other young adults, both singles and married couples, hear an engaging message geared towards 20s and 30s, and have a time of reflection through music and discussion. Oftentimes there will be some form of social event after.

Saturday Night Discipleship Class

Led by Brandon Harris

 Saturdays

 After Sat. Night Service

A place for adults to connect and apply God’s word to their families in an interactive, book-by-book study of the Bible.

Counseling

Divorce Care

 Pastor’s Reception Room

 Mondays | Starting Aug. 22

 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

DivorceCare is a safe place where caring people come alongside you as you find healing from the pain of separation or divorce. Find helpful counsel to manage the emotional turmoil and practical tools for decision-making.

Chronic Illness & Cancer Support Group

 Available via Zoom only

 Every 3rd Thursday starting Sep. 16

 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Join with others for a time of encouragement and resources for those dealing with chronic illness or cancer.

Contact Stephanie Shepard at shepards471@gmail.com to register.

GriefShare

 Pastor’s Reception Room

 Wednesdays | Starting Aug. 24

 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone. 

Recovery

Celebrate Recovery

 K-Hall

 Fridays

 7:00 p.m.

Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-Centered 12 Step Recovery group. A place to be open and honest about our struggles. To work on living a life that would honor God and to develop healthy relationships with those around us. Through the Celebrate Recovery program, we learn how to celebrate God’s healing power in our lives by applying the 8 recovery principles found in the Beatitudes to our daily life. By working and applying these principles, we begin to grow spiritually and become willing to accept God’s grace in solving our problems.

Finding Hope

Led by Keith Rickard

 Pastor’s Reception Room

 Every 2nd and 4th Fri. 

 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Finding Hope is a support group for family members who want to truly help their addicted loved ones and themselves.  With Christ at the Center of our hope, we work together to better understand the disease, its impact on us, and to develop strategies to survive a loved one’s addiction.  In the process, some of those family members suffering addictions also find hope.