Weekly Equip Classes are part of the discipleship and family ministry at Lone Oak FBC. Classes are offered throughout the school year to provide opportunities to strengthen you in your personal walk with Jesus and to grow more in love with Him in order to be equipped to share Him with others. We invite you to participate in the class(es) which will be most beneficial for your spiritual growth and assist you in your family.
Spring 2024 Equip Classes
Loss of A Spouse
Sunday at 4:00 PM in Room A102, led by Cindy Mangrum
Dates: January 14
This 2-hour seminar features a video with practical, encouraging advice from counselors, pastors, and widowed men and women. You’ll learn what to expect in the days ahead, how to handle loneliness, what to do with your spouse’s belongings, and how to find the strength to go on.
Sundays at 4:00 PM in Room A102, led by Cindy Mangrum
Dates: January 21 – March 31
GriefShare is a weekly support group that is Christ-centered and biblical. This group will be a welcoming place where people around understand the difficult pain of your loss. You will be prayed for and learn valuable information that will help you through this difficult season of life. Through this 13-weeks, you’ll discover what to expect in the days ahead and what’s “normal” in grief. Since there are no neat, orderly stages of grief, you’ll learn helpful ways of coping with grief, in all its unpredictability—and gain solid support each step of the way.
Henry T. Blackaby, Richard Blackaby, Claude V. King (Author)
Sundays at 4:30 PM in the Chapel, led by Bobby Bragg
Dates: January 7 – March 25
Over the years God has used the truths of Experiencing God to awaken believers to a radically God-centered way of life. As a result, millions have come to know God intimately, to recognize His voice, and to understand His will for their lives. God is inviting you to experience Him in an intimate love relationship through which He reveals to you His will, His ways, and His work.
When you recognize where God is working, you can join Him in what He is doing. Carefully listening to His voice will anchor you in His plan and set you free to live it with boldness and freedom. Then you will experience God doing through you what only He can do.
God of Creation
Jen Wilkin (Author)
Tuesdays at 9:30 AM in the D100, led by Jennifer Adams and Sunni Mauk
Dates: January 9 – March 12
The opening lines and chapters of Genesis teach us fundamental truths about God. We watch Him bring light after darkness, order after chaos, and rest after toil—all through the power of His Word. Study verse-by-verse study, dive into the first 11 chapters of Genesis by following three critical stages of understanding: comprehension, interpretation, and application. Revisit familiar stories and historical figures, challenge your basic knowledge, and discover deeper meanings in the text. As God reveals Himself through Scripture, we can only begin to understand ourselves when we first glimpse the character, attributes, and promises of our Creator.
Alexander Hoover (Author)
Tuesdays at 6:30 PM in Room D204, led by Rachel Rannals
Dates: January 9 – February 20
Enduring, resilient, courageous—these are qualities we want to describe our faith in God. But the truth is that faith is hard, especially when trials, setbacks, and failures seem to define us.
How do we trust God day in and day out? When the odds are stacked against us? In the moments when we’re left wondering how we’ll ever get back up? The good news is a life of resilient faith is possible.
Alexandra Hoover offers encouraging words of hope and examples of unwavering faith from the Bible. Drawing inspiration from the examples of faith in Hebrews 11 and the early church, you’ll see that life’s challenges don’t have to define you. Through hope in Christ, you can become the woman who weathers the storms of life with renewed strength and confidence in who God is and who He says you are.
Evangelism – Sharing the Gospel
Wednesdays at 6:00 PM in Room B207, led Mike Scheer
Dates: January 10 – February 14
You will learn how to be confident in sharing the gospel without fear of not knowing enough, offending others, or being rejected. Find out how to share the gospel in a way that is natural, non-threatening and will reduce pressure or arguments with others.
Wednesdays at 6:00 PM in Room D103, led Jamie Coomer
Dates: August 23 – November 1
Learn biblical understanding of prayer and how to be more intentional in praying for the next generation.
Financial Peace University
Wednesdays at 6:00 PM in Room B206, led Lee Willingham
Dates: January 10 – March 6
Who is Financial Peace University for?
Anyone and everyone! Whether you’re trying to get out of debt or save for retirement, you’ll learn God’s and grandma’s ways of handling money. No matter where you are in your financial journey, Financial Peace University helps you reach your goals faster.
Will this class work for me?
It’s easy to feel like you’re the only one in your situation. But no matter where you are on your financial journey—sitting at rock bottom or just trying to do better—we’ve seen this class work for millions of people who:
- Have a huge amount of debt
- Have nothing saved for retirement
- Can’t get on the same page with their spouse about money
- Are facing a financial crisis
- Are newly widowed or divorced
- Are living paycheck to paycheck
- Have a low to average income
- Can’t keep up with their bills
In fact, the average FPU graduate is debt-free in two years or less!
Is it for couples only?
No way—FPU is for anyone! If you're married (or about to be), FPU is definitely one of the best ways to get on the same page with your spouse about money.
But if you're single, it can be tough to manage your money on your own. For better or worse, you have to answer to you. But in an FPU class, you'll get plugged into a community that will encourage you and hold you accountable—so you stay focused on your goals.
Tony Evans (Author)
Wednesdays at 6:00 PM in Room B201, led by Matt & Heather Rudy
Dates: January 10 – February 21
Based on the book, Kingdom Marriage, study instructs Christian couples will learn how to tap into the power of God as they seek God’s purpose and perspective for their marriage. Tony Evans explains how kingdom couples bring light and life to their families and communities and offers many practical insights and applications.
Tony Evans & Chrystal Evans Hurst (Author)
Wednesdays at 6:00 PM in Room B201, led by Heather Rudy
Dates: February 28 -March 30
Discover your TRUE value! Come along esteemed speakers and writers Drs. Tony and Lois Evans and their oldest daughter, Chrystal Evans Hurst, as they cast a kingdom vision for women in all walks of life. Whether you're married or single, you'll discover that God wants to be the first "Husband" in your life. You'll learn how the Creator makes, refines, and redeems a kingdom woman, much like a diamond is unearthed, cut, and polished to shine for its Maker.
Tony Evans (Author)
Wednesdays at 6:00 PM in Room B201, led by Matt Rudy
Dates: February 28 - March 30
This study empowers men to exercise the God-given dominion they were created for by giving them a Kingdom understanding, vision, and perspective on their identity and responsibilities along with practical steps on how to become a man who rules his world well.
Our culture has redefined manhood by emasculating men through a repositioning of the role. Men are portrayed as weak, self-serving, and unfocused. The Bible clearly communicates that man was created to exercise dominion over the various areas of his life, taking responsibility for himself and others entrusted to his care. When a man functions within the principles of biblical manhood, those around him benefit from his leadership and care.
Matchless – The Life and Love of Jesus
Angie Smith (Author)
Wednesdays at 6:00 PM in Room B205 led by Jennifer Windhorst
Dates January 10 – February 28
Who is Jesus? Why did He come to earth? How can I know Him?
We live in a world where there’s a lot of confusion about Jesus. Too often people want to shape Him and His message to fit their personal needs or agendas. So how can we know the truth?
Join Seamless author Angie Smith in this 8-session search for truth as she unfolds the story of our matchless Savior—His mission, miracles, and message. Through her signature wit and accessible style, Angie unpacks Scripture in a way that’s easy to understand, regardless of how long you’ve been studying the Bible (a great option for new believers!). This study will deepen your understanding of Jesus through biblical, historical, and cultural insight and help you see Him less as an iconic figure and more as an intimate friend.
1 & 2 Thessalonians
Pastor Gary Hamrick (Author)
Thursdays at 10:00 AM in Room B201 led by Ruth Brinly
Dates: January 11 – February 29
Jesus is coming again! The Bible predicted His First Coming with more than 300 prophecies, and the Bible predicts His Second Coming with three times that number of prophecies! The predominant theme of 1st Thessalonians is the Second Coming of Christ. Join Pastor Gary Hamrick as we look at what it means for us that Jesus is coming again.
Continuing with his theme from 1st Thessalonians, Paul writes 2nd Thessalonians a few months later about the Second Coming of Christ. He explains three things that will happen when Jesus comes or just prior to His Coming. This letter gives significant detail about the Antichrist as well as a warning about falling away from the faith. Join Pastor Gary today for part 3 of “What Does the Lord’s Return Mean?”