Lovers Lane Prayer Group

Prayer can change lives and circumstances like nothing else can. What are the keys that unlock its power, that turn prayer from a mere activity into a vital link with God and all his resources?

In the Lovers Lane prayer group, your small group will discover truths about prayer that God has used to transform churches into thriving community of believers who pray with passion, focus, and faith. Your group will consist of ordinary people who have received extraordinary answers to their prayers. These six sessions will help you pray with new confidence and to undergird the ministries of the church with prayer.

Time Commitment: Six Weeks
Beginning: January 2018


Living the Five

Join with your small group for five weeks. Dig into God’s word. Discover together how the principles in Living the Five will give you the life you long for and the relationships God wants for you.

The study is based around two key scriptures that are given to us directly from Jesus. We know these core Bible texts as:

1. The Great Commandment. Love God with all your heart, your entire mind, and all your being—and love your neighbor as yourself.

2. The Great Commission. Go into all the world and make disciples.

During this five-session study, your group will learn five principles based on the Great Commandment and the Great Commission:

  • You can’t do life alone

  • Growing people change

  • Saved people serve people

  • Found people find people

  • Worship is a lifestyle.

Time Commitment: 5 Weeks

Beginning:  January 2018


What are we fighting for?

The Church is in need a breath of fresh air when it comes to conflict resolution. For anyone who is facing divisive issues within Christianity head on, this small group is for you! This is not a study full of theories and opinions about what we should do concerning all the issues facing our denomination and the church at large — quite the opposite. In What Are We Fighting For?, Thomas J. Bickerton offers a way to move beyond all the discord to a hope- filled future by exploring how we can come together around what matters most so that the gospel of Jesus Christ becomes a vibrant part of our lives and witness. This study is recommended for every person functioning within groups of any kind.

Time Commitment: Six Weeks
Beginning: January 2018


Get Their Name

Learn to lead our church to be an outwardly focused environment where hospitality and invitation happen Sunday and every other day of the week. In five simple steps, you will learn to go public with your faith — from service projects to sharing the faith with persons who want to know more about Christ and the church. This study offers strategies to increase individual and church competency by developing healthy relationships with friends, neighbors, and even strangers. You will discuss how to start up a conversation, follow up with new people, and navigate unfamiliar settings. Learn what works and what does not in encouraging people to get involved!

We may think that just because we invite someone on our church property that they will come back. And often, we do not reach out to help people cross the faith line, because we’re uncomfortable with “evangelism” or just plain scared. Gain the confidence to share the Good News boldly.

Time Commitment: Three Weeks
Beginning: January 2018


Self to Lose, Self to Find

We will begin the next part of our Women’s study that stemmed from our fall session as we step into discovery of: Who am I really, and why am I here? What drives my thoughts and actions?

We will dive into a unique approach to the personality system known as the Enneagram. The wisdom of the spiritual discernment tool has helped thousands for many generations. All ages are finding out who they are meant to be.

Time Commitment: Five Weeks
Beginning: January 2018


One

Life is better shared…especially in a Christ-centered community. This study leads participants into meaningful interactions with fellow Christians. Group activities and lessons help participants lift each other up, push each other forward, and send each other out. Each participate will enjoy a journal, guide and videos along the way. This is a great initial small group if you’re trying it out for the first time!

One Life.
One Mind.
One Heart.
One Way.

Time Commitment: 8 Weeks

Beginning: February 2018


The Wesley Challenge: 21 Days to a More Authentic Faith

The Wesley Challenge is an introduction to our denomination’s founder in a practical and accessible way through twenty-one questions studied over three weeks. This series will help develop a passion for what Methodists value and help each person discover a deeper commitment to God—one that is more authentic, vulnerable, and soul-shaping.

The lessons are designed to engage your physical, emotional, and spiritual lives throughout the 21-day study.

Time Commitment: 3 Weeks

Beginning: February 2018


Defying Gravity: Break Free From the Culture of More

Stuff. And more stuff. And even more stuff. The next thing you know, we are pulled into the orbit of materialism! In Defying Gravity, Tom Berlin takes a look at the difference between “want” and “need” and illustrates how possessions can create an unbearable weight on our lives. He shows us how too much stuff affects our ability to serve and thrive, and then he helps us explore what is required to sustain a vibrant life.

Defying Gravity features uplifting stories of how generosity has changed and shaped the lives of people, helped them break free from the culture of “more,” and help them to lead their churches to generosity.

Time Commitment: Four Weeks
Beginning: February 2018


Pastor's Lenten Study

This is a church-wide study led by the pastors of Lovers Lane United Methodist Church that coincides with the Lent Sermon Series.

Here, you will journey deeply into the narrative of the Jesus Christ life, ministry, and death, and uncover the significance of the various characters, settings, and events while connecting it to our contemporary world and the characters, settings and events of your own life today.

Time Commitment: Four Weeks
Beginning: Mid-February 2018


She: Five Keys to Unlock the Power of Women in Ministry (Women's Group)

As a woman in ministry, you negotiate unique challenges every day. You need a trusted and comprehensive resource that not only helps you survive, but one that gives you the tools you need to thrive in your calling. She is that resource.

Covering everything from biblical arguments for and against women in the church to what not to wear, this book offers background information to help you navigate through the many and varied issues you face as a woman in ministry.

Time Commitment: Six Weeks
Beginning: March 2018


Moses (Men's Group)

It does not get much more dramatic: rescued baby, life in the courts of Pharaoh, parting the Red Sea, leading his people out of Egypt...

Moses’ life was one challenge after the next, but although he resisted God’s calling, by the end of his life he successfully fulfilled the role he was given.

Join award-winning author Adam Hamilton as he travels from Egypt to Mt. Sinai, the Nile, the Red Sea, and the wilderness exploring the sites of Moses’ life. As Hamilton shares historical information, archaeological data, and biblical text, you’ll gain a better understanding of Moses’ significance in your life today, and you’ll discover how you, too, can turn your own reluctance into boldness.

Time Commitment: Six Weeks
Beginning: March 2018


Make a Difference

As Christians — United Methodists — we are called to “make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.” It is a grand mission — so grand, in fact, that it’s sometimes hard to know what we’re supposed to do.

How can we help transform the world, make a Difference draws upon biblical wisdom to provide practical guidance to help disciples connect their passion with the world’s great need? Real stories of how real people found their place to serve will inspire and encourage you to do the same.

Time Commitment: Six Weeks
Beginning: April 2018


Covenant Bible Study - Semester 1

This Covenant experience is a comprehensive, in-depth study of the Bible over three, eight-week semesters. This in-depth study of the whole Bible emphasizes the biblical concept of covenant as a unifying pattern through all the books in the Old and New Testaments. It underscores the unique relationship that God chooses to have with us as God’s people. This relationship is grounded in the faithfulness of God’s love and on our ongoing commitment to stay in love with God while we share signs of that love with others.

Each episode in the Covenant study connects to an aspect of this covenant relationship. The Covenant study offers space to interact personally with the daily Bible readings, daily prayers, and weekly covenant meditations.

Time Commitment: Eight Weeks Per Semester (Three Semesters Total)
Beginning: April 2018


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