Education Ministry - Provides opportunities for continuing learning. These opportunities include Pastor’s Bible Study each week as well as adult learning using Bible focused studies with video and study guides.
Each year, we have a “Vacation Bible School” like program called Camp Grand which is aimed at grandchildren of community residents. This three-day event is created and supported by the ministry of the LCBTL.
Our Tuesday morning Bible Study will be utilizing the Ray Vander Laan series, That the World May Know, volumes 13 and 14. We will meet on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month in the ARK. Below is a brief description of this study along with the dates.
Israel’s Mission - As they stood at the foot of Mount Sinai, the Israelites not only agreed to partner with God by worshipping Him as king, they also took on a mission: become a kingdom of priests in a prodigal world. This had been God's plan for His people from the time He called Abraham out of Ur, a mission that would forever characterize Abraham's descendants and one which Jesus would renew with His own ministry. Follow the rabbi through Israel and Jordan, scaling mountains in the Sinai and exploring the ancient cities of the Decapolis as you unpack what it means to be a kingdom of priests today.
November 15 – Abraham and Sarah and the Three Strangers
December 6 – Israel at Sinai: The First Great Commission
December 20 – Jesus Renews His Mission: Seeking the Lost
January 3 – The Lost Son: In a Far Country
January 17 – The Seeking Father: The Lost Son Returns
The Mission of Jesus - It’s easy to think of the Bible as a collection of short stories, but each one makes up a greater story – one story of a God who created the universe and entrusted it to His human partners to care for it. They were unfaithful, and it fell back into chaos and sin. But God didn’t give up on His creation. He decided to redeem it, preparing the way through His covenant with Israel and finally by sending His son, Jesus, to become the cornerstone of it all through His life, death, resurrection, and ascension. What would this mean for a people oppressed by the Roman Empire, and what does it mean for believers today? Follow the rabbi through the world of Jesus, hiking through the Galilee region, exploring the ruins of Rome, and kneeling on the stones of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem as you discover how the gospel of Jesus confronts the gospel of Imperial Rome.
February 7 – Capernaum: Jesus Binds the Evil One
February 14 – Decapolis: The Other Side – Jesus and the Man
March 7 – Crucifixion: The Coronation of a King
March 14 – Ascension: The King Takes His Throne
April 4 – Pentecost: God Changed His Address
Wednesday Evening Bible Study (4- 5:30PM second and fourth Wednesday of each month)
The Chosen is a television drama based on the life of Jesus of Nazareth, created, directed and co-written by American filmmaker Dallas Jenkins. It is the first multi-season series about the life of Jesus, and season one was the top crowd-funded TV series or film project of all time. The series' creators stated that they had hoped to distinguish the new series from previous portrayals of Jesus by crafting a multi-season, episode-based story. The series portrays Jesus "through the eyes of those who met him".
Set in 1st century Israel, the series revolves around Jesus and the different people who met and followed Him. We will meet on the following Wednesdays:
Where do we find it? In a song? In a flower? On the lake? In a bird’s trill? A baby’s smile or a child’s touch? A hug from a friend?
Join us as we examine Paul’s Letter to the Philippians AKA the Letter of Joy. With the guidance of Deb Burma, we’ll read Scripture, study, discuss and challenge one another to find joy in all kinds of places ...with God’s help.
The Women’s Bible Study meets monthly on the third Wednesday at 2 -3:30 pm in the ARK at LCBTL. Our next gathering will be Wednesday, November 16. Contact Donna Irmis or Nancy Spinner with any questions.
We’ll talk, study, sing, pray and laugh together as we learn how God encourages us to find and experience joy in our lives.
Come and invite friends and neighbors. All are welcome! We look forward to seeing your smiling faces.