We are glad when people are coming to our church. Yet, the real question is not whether they are coming but are they changing? The church was never intended to only be a birthing center. The church has always existed to help people to grow.
Jesus’ instructions were clear, "Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; (Matthew 28:19-20)” Notice that Jesus doesn’t say, “believers” but rather he uses the term, “disciples.” Believers don’t impress Jesus much and they didn’t impress James much either; so much so that he declared, “even the demons believe and shudder (James 2:19).” Jesus is looking for disciples, people who are willing to take up their cross, give up their old ways and follow him (Matthew 16:24).
Below you will find a list of discipleship groups being offered this semester at LOC. Simply text the key word for the group you would like to join and you will be contacted with details about attending that group.
Have you ever found yourself wondering: Can I set limits and still be a loving person? How do I answer someone who wants my time, love, energy, or money? Why do I feel guilty when I consider setting boundaries? In this Gold Medallion. Award-winning book and New York Times bestseller, Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend give you biblically based answers to these and other tough questions, and show you how to set healthy boundaries with your parents, spouses, children, friends, coworkers, and even with yourself.
Text the word “BOUNDARY” to 912-400-0750 to sign up
Financial Peace University
Do you want to learn how to get control of your finances and get on the path to financial freedom? Dave Ram- sey and his teaching team will walk you through the basics of budgeting, dumping debt, planning for the future, and much more.
Text “FPU” to 912-400-0750 to sign up
Please note the cost of this course is $109 for participants, but you will learn to save THOUSANDS. (Price is per couple)
The Power of God’s Names
This study examines 11 names of God. The words translated as name show up over one thousand times in Scrip- ture and routinely carry with them power, responsibility, purpose, and authority. A name not only expresses the essence and significance of what is being named but also—when duly authorized—accesses the capacity intrinsic within it. Because of God’s depth of character, He has a variety of names to reflect His different capaci- ties of relating to humanity. For example, God is called Elohim when referenced as the all-powerful Creator. When you need provision, get to know the name Jehovah Jireh, which means God, the Provider. God has a name for any and every situation you can find yourself in. Get to know the names of God because it is in know- ing His character and His capacity that you will rest and discover both peace and power in His covenant care.
Text the word “NAMES” to 912-400-0750 to sign up
Not a Fan
Are you a fan or a follower? Go ahead, think honestly about your relationship with God . . . but don't answer too quickly. In fact, you may want to read this book before you answer at all. Not a Fan is your DTR with God - a "define the relationship" conversation to determine exactly where you stand. Not a Fan calls you to consider the demands and rewards of being a true disciple. With frankness sprinkled with humor, the author invites you to live the way Jesus lived, love the way He loved, pray the way He prayed, and never give up living for the One who gave His all for you.
Text “NAF” to 912-400-0750 to sign up
Bait of Satan
This powerful study is one of the most important confrontations with truth you'll encounter in your lifetime. It exposes Satan's deceptive snare—offense—used to get believers out of the will of God. The issue of offense, the very core of The Bait of Satan, is often the most difficult obstacle an individual must face and overcome. Jesus said, "It is impossible that no offenses should come" (Luke 17:1 NKJV). Your choice is not in whether or not you get offended, but in how you choose to respond.
Text “BOS” to 912-400-0750 to sign up
What Every Christian Needs To Know
You wouldn't climb a mountain or sail the Pacific without first checking out your equipment. Why? Because your very life will depend on how prepared you are to face the obstacles and challenges before you. It's the same with launching into the great adventure called the Christian life. It's the best and most exciting journey anyone could ever make, but no one said it would be easy! You'll need a working knowledge of your guide book, the Bible, and your communication links with heaven through prayer. You'll also want to grab every opportunity to invite oth- ers along on the road to heaven as you share your faith with wisdom and passion. Here's a book that will get you on the road and prepare you for the valleys - and mountaintops! -- up ahead.
Text the word “FOUNDATION” to 912-400-0750 to sign up
Love Like You’ve Never Been Hurt
Sharing his own story of personal pain, pastor and New York Times bestselling author Jentezen Franklin shows us how to find the strength, courage, and motivation to set aside the hurt, see others as God sees them, and reach out in love. Through biblical and modern-day stories, he discusses different types of relational disappointment and heartache, and answers questions such as Why should I trust again? and How can I ever really forgive?
Text the word “LOVE” to 912-400-0750 to sign up
This is group will be separated by married couples 40 and older and married couples 39 and younger. Kingdom Marriage shows couples that the key to influencing our society and world with lasting impact is found in solidify- ing biblical marriage in the way God intended. It starts with both wife and husband reflecting God and His image and modeling that reflection within the roles and responsibilities of their union. This is based on a correct under- standing of God’s kingdom and their responsibilities in it.
Couples Ages 40+ Text “KM40” to 912-400-0750 to sign up
Couples Ages 39 & Younger Text “KM39” to 912-400-0750 to sign up
If you are single Dr. Tony Evans wants to encourage you to live fully where you are. Kingdom Single will encour- age you to see yourself as complete in Christ and free to serve Him. It will empower you to live as Kingdom men and women in a corrupt culture. Additionally, you will receive coaching for what to look for in a prospective spouse, and be challenged to live godly lives while pursuing Kingdom causes.
Text the word “SINGLE” to 912-400-0750 to sign up
Celebrate Recovery: The Journey Begins
This is a Christ-centered study for anyone struggling with hurts, hang-ups and habits. We work hard to create a safe place to find community and freedom from the issues that are controlling our life. This group will be sepa- rated in to a men’s group and a women’s group.
Women Text “CRW” to 912-400-0750 to sign up
Men Text “CRM” to 912-400-0750 to sign up
A New Song
A Music program for our 18+ special needs attenders and their parents. Along with fellowship and study of the word, we will be listening to the music for the upcoming worship services at LOC so that every family can wor- ship together in harmony each week.
Text the word “NEWSONG” to 912-400-0750 to sign up
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6:30 pm Student Drop Off @ LOC
6:45 - 8:15 pm D-Groups
8:30 pm Student Pick Up @ LOC
First Wednesday Worship
6:15 - 7:00 pm Food truck on site @ LOC
7:05 - 8:15 pm Worship Service