LifeGroups

WELCOME TO LBC LIFE GROUPS

The purpose of the LBC Life Groups is to grow church members and attenders in their knowledge of God’s Word and provide them with Christian life skills.

LBC Life Groups are designed to build Kingdom leaders and to equip believers to serve by engaging them in a way that moves them toward spiritual transformation through short-term, self-contained training in an atmosphere of accountability to God and to one another. While our church’s small groups exist to reach people and put them into relationships, Life Groups are designed to equip believers for Kingdom ministry. The following is a chart which shows the difference between small groups and LBC Life Groups:

SMALL GROUPS                                                    LBC LIFE GROUPS
-People centered                                                     -Content centered
-Begin small and grow                                             -Begin large and finish with a smaller number
-Indefinite in length                                                  -Last for a specific time period
-Built to teach, evangelize and assimilate               -Built to equip and mature leaders for ministry
-Reach unbelievers and believers                           -Focus on believers who need maturity

Life Groups will be made up of believers who are eager to learn how to put their faith into practice and share it with others. The focus of Life Groups will be training, their context will be discipling and their intent will be to move participants on to the next level of Christian experience and commitment. Life Groups will help make the transition from “discipled” to “discipler.”

Life groups will be held on Sunday evenings from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. on the following dates:

February 12, 2017 – April 30, 2017

Life groups will have something for everyone from preschoolers to senior adults. Join us on Sunday nights!

Spring Schedule
February 12, 2017 – April 30, 2017
Sunday nights @ 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

ADULTS:
Class: Multiply: Disciples making Disciples
Teacher: Pastor David Simmerman
Location: Worship Center
Class Description: We were made to make disciples. This Life Group will equip you to carry out Jesus’s ministry of making disciples who make disciples who make disciple. This Life Group is a simple, practical, biblical, helpful and personal tool for disciples of Jesus who want to make more disciples of Jesus.

Class: A Man and His Marriage
Teacher: Pastor Mahlon FIsher
Location: Room 203 Shelton Small Group Room
Class Description: This Life Group is designed for men and will tackle head on some of the key issues in marriage. The beautiful thing about marriage is that it continually invites us to focus on another person and not just ourselves. Two people dying to themselves to serve and love one another…showing each other the same grace God shows us. Our marriages are under attack and this Life Group will help men understand how to embrace God’s plan for marriage.

Class: Christian Financial Principles
Teacher: Ryan Prince
Location: Room 204 SOS Small Group Room
Class Description: This Life Group will cover a Christian perspective of being a good steward of your money. Topics to be covered include becoming debt free, preparing for the future and getting on a plan as a family to control your finances.

Class: Young MOPS of South Central Tennessee
Teacher: Kate Archer
Location: Room 08 Pendergraphs Small Group Room
Class Description: Young MOPS of South Central Tennessee (Also known as Teen MOPS) provides a faith-based, supportive and non-judgmental environment where mothers under the age of 23 can come together with others who are in a similar life situation. Our goal is to help meet the needs (physical, social and spiritual) of these young women who find themselves trying to fill the role of “mom” while they are still growing up themselves.
http://leomabaptist.org/young-mops-of-south-central-tn/

Class: Gardening with God
Teacher: Nick Eledge
Location: Room 201 Dean Small Group Room
Class Description: Join us for a look into common garden practices, techniques, and basic know how of improving your own back yard garden as we apply these principles to daily living for Christ. From God creating the first garden, to mans fall in the garden, and Jesus crying blood in the garden of Gethsemane, scripture is full of valuable comparisons that can grow us into better producing disciples.

STUDENTS (7th – 12th grade):
Class: Impact Round 2
Teacher: Ethan Giles
Location: MPB
Class Description: Impact is a team based Life Group that involves competitive games, icebreakers, and small group devotions geared towards introducing students to the basic truths of Christianity. Which team will dominate the rest and win the coveted Impact trophy? Let’s gear up for Round 2!

CHILDREN (1ST – 3rd grade):
Class: “Unseen: The Armor of God for Kids”
Teacher: Nelda Eledge and assistants
Location: 108
Class Description: Unseen is a bible study based off Priscilla Shirer’s Armor of God. This study will teach kids what the Armor of God is and to help them discover how they can apply the armor to their lives through bible study and fun learning activities.

CHILDREN (4th – 6th grade):
Class: “Unseen: The Armor of God for Kids
Teacher: Alesha Moore and assistants
Location: 105
Class Description: Unseen is a bible study based off Priscilla Shirer’s Armor of God. This study will teach kids what the Armor of God is and to help them discover how they can apply the armor to their lives through bible study and fun learning activities.

PRESCHOOLERS (3 year olds – K):
Class: The Armor of God
Teacher: Teresa Lee & Tasha Corbin
Location: Preschool Wing
Class Description: Your preschoolers will be learning about the armor of God in a fun and exciting way.

PRESCHOOLERS (Bed Babies – 2 year olds):
Class: Little Servants
Teacher: Blake & Brittany Sherrell, Tanna Weathers, & Shelly Fisher
Location: Preschool Wing
Class Description: This Life Group will teach children about Jesus while being loved and nurtured.