When God's People Pray

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 When God s People Pray, Jim Cymbala, pastor of Brooklyn Tabernacle, shows you and your small group truths about prayer that God has used to turn his own church from a tiny, struggling inner-city congregation into a vital, thriving community of believers who pray with passion, focus, and faith. Your group will see video interviews of ordinary people who have received extraordinary answers to their prayers.  These six sessions will help you pray with new confidence.

Time Commitment: 6 Weeks

Beginning: Late Summer 2017

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:  Fall 2017

The Shack

Mackenzie Allen Phillips's youngest daughter, Missy, has been abducted during a family vacation, and evidence that she may have been brutally murdered is found in an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Four years later, in this midst of his great sadness, Mack receives a suspicious note, apparently from God, inviting him back to that shack for a weekend. Against his better judgment he arrives at the shack on wintry afternoon and walks back into his darkest nightmare. What he finds there will change his life forever.

The Shack small group study is designed to help people experience the life- changing goodness, grace, and presence of God. Using engaging scenes from the film, paired with relevant Scripture, these resources are an invitation to experience the ultimate truth about love, loss, and forgiveness. The Study includes viewing the movie and an opportunity to meet Paul Young in person at Lovers Lane UMC on Sept 24!

Time Commitment: 5 Weeks

Beginning Fridays, Aug 25, 2017

Renegade Gospel: The Rebel Jesus (Men’s Group)

Who was Jesus, really? Wasn’t the central figure to the Christian faith a man who denied all preconceived notions about what God should look like? Wouldn’t associating with him have meant joining a rebel movement? Doesn’t it still? Renegade Gospel is a church study that challenges believers to come to terms with the real Jesus—the rebel Jesus.  

Topics include: 

  • Discovering the Rebel Jesus
  • Revolutionary Lifestyle
  • The Most Important Question You Will Ever Have to Answer
  • Seeing Jesus Today
  • The Way of the Cross
  • Resurrection

Time Commitment: 6 Weeks

Beginning Fall 2017

Broken and Blessed (Women's Group)

Broken and Blessed is a study that traces the story of the Genesis family from Adam and Eve through Joseph, bringing blessing from brokenness. We will see that despite both good and bad traits that were passed down, God worked for good in every generation. Through these stories, N.T. teaching about family, and stories of contemporary families, this study shows us how God can use our own imperfect families to bring blessing in a hurting and broken world.

Participants will enjoy five daily readings per week, including Scripture, teaching, questions, space in their workbook for recording responses, prayer suggestions, and ideas for practical application.

Time Commitment: 6 Weeks

Beginning Fall 2017

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 Fall 2017


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 Fall 2017

Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University

Financial Peace University (FPU) is a money-management course created by America's most trusted financial guru, Dave Ramsey. Dave and our teaching team will walk you through the basics of budgeting, dumping debt, planning for what lies ahead and much more. No matter whether you are trying to pay off huge amounts of debt or just a little, Financial Peace is a proven system that has helped tens of thousands of people to get out of debt and create financial peace for themselves and for their families.

Time Commitment: 9 Weeks

Beginning Fall 2017

Covenant Bible Study

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: 8 Weeks Per Semester (3 Semesters Total)

Beginning Fall 2017

Stretching Yourself with Yahweh and Yoga

Many have found that the practice of stretching and yoga relieves tension and stress from your body so you can sit quietly in prayer and mediate on the Scriptures. This exercise group will focus your attention on your sense of God’s presence and hold that focus while you take in the deep, ancient Hebrew writing of the Psalms. One of the significant contributions it makes on a spiritual level is that it directly addresses two of the greatest obstacles in prayer: the restless mind, and the restless body. It gives fidgety activists something to do that is actually very peaceful and calming. Not to mention, it is good for YOU and YOUR SPIRIT! All levels of ability are welcome.

Time Commitment: 6 Weeks

Beginning Fall 2017

Dare to Dream

Are your goals too small? Are you living the “just get by” plan? Or is there a greater “God dream” for you that, if lived to the fullest, could permeate and inform every move you make?

Dare to Dream is a startling and inspiring program that draws on the Bible and ministry experience of the revered author, Mike Slaughter, to help us discern God’s dream for us and learn to live it out, prayerfully and enthusiastically. Participants will learn how to develop a life mission statement that helps them fully commit to a God-directed lifestyle.

You will explore: How to wake up to God’s dream inside you; how to discover your birthright, because you were created with a purpose; what is your burning bush and how to be aware of those illuminating “God moments” in your life: how to lose your big “buts” by allowing God’s strength to be displayed in your weakness, how to identify and utilize the ordinary gifts God has given you; and, how to perseve and discover a dream for your life far greater than your own.

Time Commitment: 6 Weeks

Beginning Fall 2017

Just Walk Across the Room: Simple Steps Pointing People to Faith

Just Walk Across the Room signals the next era in personal evangelism. Pastor Bill Hybels's firm conviction is that the highest value in personal evangelism is being attuned to and cooperative with the promptings of the Holy Spirit. This means playing only the role one is intended to play-- walking when the Spirit says to walk, talking when the Spirit says to talk, and falling silent when the Spirit suggests that you have already said enough.

According to Hybels, the goal for every Christian is to reflect Christ's love and follow his example by taking simple walks across rooms, leaving one's circles of comfort and extending hands of care, compassion, and inclusiveness to people living far from God.

Time Commitment: 4 Weeks

Beginning Fall 2017

Pastor’s Advent Study

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

Here, you will journey deeply into the narrative of the birth of Jesus Christ and uncover the significance of each character, setting, and event while connecting it to our contemporary world and the characters, settings
and events of your own life today.

Time Commitment: 4 Weeks

Beginning December 3, 2017


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