Bible Studies


Bible Studies and equipping opportunities

Short-term Bible studies, classes, seminars, and other equipping opportunities provide great ways for you to connect with others and build your walk with Jesus. Choose from a variety of studies offered throughout the year.


Sign up for one (or more!) of these Winter Discipleship Studies today!

COED STUDIES

“90-Day Challenge Through the New Testament” led by Pastor James Armstrong, 1-2 p.m. Wednesdays, January 11 - April 5, in the Lighthouse Cafe at Woodridge. If you've never read the entire New Testament, then join Pastor James as we read and learn how to effectively read and study the Bible better than ever before.


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“Basics of the Faith” led by Tom Purvis, 9-11 a.m. Thursdays, January 12 - February 23, in the Lighthouse Cafe at Woodridge. The world constantly bombards us with messages that omit Christ from the equation. Do we have a confident answer, one based on a clear understanding of our Christian faith and its basic tenets? Whether you are new to the faith or just wanting to review/learn more about the basics of Christianity, this class is for you.

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“Chain Breakers” led by Bob and Sue Hawkins at 1-2 p.m. Mondays, January 2 - April 10, in the Family Room at Woodridge. Discover how the 12-step programs that have aided people in recovery from addictions and other challenging life issues capture principles clearly revealed in the Bible.

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“Discipleship in an Instant Society” led by former LOCC associate pastor Lee Solomon, 10-11:30 a.m. Mondays, January 9 - February 13, at the Southern Oaks Campus. Today’s passion for the immediate has fostered an impatient spirit regarding what it takes to be a transformed disciple of God. Explore Psalms 120-134 to discover timeless principles that still apply to God’s disciples today.

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WOMEN'S STUDIES

“Agents of Babylon: A Study of Daniel” led by Pat Wilson-Wolff at 9:30 a.m. Thursdays, January 12 - March 30, in the library at The Standard CLCL (Christian Library/Coffee Lounge), 1552 Bella Cruz Drive, Lady Lake. Verse by verse, here’s what the prophecies of Daniel say about the end of days. Buy the study guide "Agents of Babylon" at davidjeremiah.org. Class size limit: 20 (but there is a waiting list).


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“Don’t Give the Enemy a Seat at Your Table” led by Jan McQuade, 1-3 p.m. Mondays, January 23 - March 13, in the Lighthouse Cafe at Woodridge. Author Louie Giglio helps us learn how to place our negative thoughts and emotions under the control of the Holy Spirit. Through the power of Scripture, you need no longer allow the enemy to influence your thinking. Dealing with your thoughts is the first step on the road to healthy thinking. (Buy the book – workbook not required).

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“What Is Prayer All About, Anyway?” led by Darinda Dragon, 1-3 p.m. Mondays, January 16 - March 6, in the Commons at Southern Oaks. Learning to be a powerful woman of prayer could reinvigorate your spiritual life. We'll discuss questions like:

  • How do we pray in accordance with God's Word?
  • What hinders people's prayers to God?
  • How do we fight the "battlefield of our minds"?
  • How do we learn to listen and discern God's Holy Spirit speaking to us/HIS WILL for our lives?
  • How do we intercede in prayer for others?
  • How do I pray for healing?
  • How do I increase my faith/intimacy with God in prayer?
  • What is the mystery of the Holy Spirit praying on our behalf? 

Come share your experiences with prayer and learn how to go deeper as we dive into the exciting world of PRAYER.


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“Ruth: Discovering God’s Faithfulness in an Anxious World” led by Judy Gatterdam, 9-11 a.m. Thursdays, January 19 - March 16, at the home of Carol Prussman, 1146 Ivawood Way, The Villages. Trusted ministry leader Sue Edwards points to an unexpected biblical story that can lead us out of the anxieties we face in today’s world.

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“See Yourself the Way God Sees You” led by Madaline Offner, 1-2:30 p.m. Tuesdays, January 10 - February 14 in the Family Room at Woodridge. Author Josh McDowell helps us discover the biblical basis of a healthy self-identity. Learn how to embrace God’s view of who you are, and come to know yourself as God really knows you. Buy the book. Class size limit: 12

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“Who Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up? A Study of the Book of James” led by Cheri Benson and hosted by Melissa Dockum on Wednesdays, January 11 - February 15. Choose either 9-11 a.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room at Woodridge or 1-3 p.m. in the Worship Center at Southern Oaks. Growing older doesn't guarantee growing up. There’s a vast difference between age and maturity. God wants us to grow up in our faith, and the Book of James tells us how to do it. It's no surprise that this power-packed epistle has been called "The Proverbs of the New Testament." James is practical and to the point. His letter is a gold mine of solid wisdom for healthy growth that results in being more like Christ.

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MEN'S STUDIES

“1 & 2 Thessalonians” led by Bud Smith, 9:30-11 a.m. Thursdays, January 12 - March 23, in The Commons at Southern Oaks. Paul’s words of appreciation, instruction, and admonition scattered throughout these two letters can help LOCC become more and more the church God wants us to be.


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"Game Plan for Life: Your Personal Playbook for Success," a book study led by Lee Williams, 9-10 a.m. Thursdays, January 26 - April 27, in the Lighthouse Cafe at Woodridge. Written by 3-time Super Bowl and NASCAR championship winning coach/owner Joe GibbsGame Plan for Life is an “average Joe’s” guide to what the Bible says about relationships; finances; physical, emotional, and spiritual health; living a life of purpose; overcoming sin and addiction; and more. Participants will explore how to live a balanced, God-centered, purpose-filled life using examples from Coach Gibbs’ championship careers as a backdrop. Buy the paperback on Amazon.

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