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.
Winter 2022 Equip Classes:
Grace Filled Marriage
Tim Kimmel (Author)
Wednesdays at 6:00 PM in B201, led by Matt & Heather Rudy.
Dates: March 9 – May 11
Couples come to the altar bursting with love for each other. Yet, based on how many marriages are unfulfilling, unhappy, or worse yet, end in divorce, it would seem that the love that gets couples married isn’t enough to keep couples married. Maybe if we had the ability to love unconditionally, like God does, love would be enough…but we don’t. Therefore, love falls short. Love isn’t enough to save struggling marriages.
This study explores a radical hypothesis: Most marriages don’t fail because they lack love…they fail because they lack grace.
Grace can make good marriages into great marriages. Grace can bring intimacy and restoration to broken marriages. Grace means giving your spouse something they desperately need, but don’t necessarily deserve…things like kindness, forgiveness and the benefit of the doubt. And the best part is that if we focus on grace, the love we so desire with our spouse will naturally follow.
In this study, couples will:
- Discover what lens they are viewing their spouse through, and how flawed lenses lead to flawed relationships
- Discover how to meet their spouse’s 3 inner needs of the heart
- Discover how to give their spouse 4 vital freedoms
- Learn how to resolve conflict
- Learn how a relationship built on grace results in mind-blowing sex
- Learn how a Grace Filled Marriage leads to a life that truly make a difference
Jennifer Rothschild (Author)
Mondays at 6:00 PM in A100, led by Lisa Elrod.
Dates: March 14 – April 25
Does God care? Is He fair? Is He even there? Although you may know all the right answers, they don’t always feel right. Explore these and other questions in this realistic look at the messy, mysterious uncertainties of faith. God’s ways don’t always make sense, but He is trustworthy. Come close to Him. Trust Him more than your feelings. God will reveal Himself and fill in your missing pieces.
Participants Who Take This Study Will:
- Experience unexpected peace in spite of unexpected heartache
- Hang on to God’s answers when you feel you are at the end of your rope
- Move forward when you feel stuck in your circumstances
- Have a greater sense of peace through every storm you face
- Strengthen your faith when you feel beat down by life
- Experience stability when tidal waves of emotion hit
- Trust God more than your feelings
God of Freedom – A Study of Exodus 19-40
Jen Wilkin (Author)
Tuesdays at 9:30 AM in D100, led by Jennifer Adams.
Dates: March 22 – May 24
Every book of the Bible tells us what is true about God. In Genesis we see Him as Creator and Covenant Maker. In Exodus we see Him as our strong Deliverer who sets us free from sin and death.
In this 10-session study of Exodus 19–40, journey through the story of how God shepherds His newly-liberated children into an understanding of what their freedom means: lives consecrated for service to God and to one another. Revisit familiar scenes of the giving of the Ten Commandments, the idolatrous worship of a golden calf, and of the intricate details of the tabernacle. And with fresh perspective, ask what these stories teach God’s children today about how to live as those set free.
In every page of the Bible, learn to see Christ through the stories of His people. And discover how the God who created you and made a covenant with you will deliver you from death to life, for His name and renown.
Find Your People: Building Deep Community in a Lonely World
Jennie Allen (Author)
Tuesdays at 6:30 PM in Room A100, led by Rachel Rannals.
Dates: April 12 – May 24
The author of Get Out of Your Head offers practical solutions for creating true community, the kind that’s crucial to our mental and spiritual health.
“My dear friend Jennie Allen shows us how to make true emotional connections with the right people so that our authentic relationships can be healthy for all.”—Lysa TerKeurst, author of It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way
In a world that’s both more connected and more isolating than ever before, we’re often tempted to do life alone, whether because we’re so busy or because relationships feel risky and hard. But science confirms that consistent, meaningful connection with others has a powerful impact on our well-being. We are meant to live known and loved. But so many are hiding behind emotional walls that we’re experiencing an epidemic of loneliness.
In Find Your People, bestselling author Jennie Allen draws on fascinating insights from science and history, timeless biblical truth, and vulnerable stories from her own life to help you:
- Overcome the barriers to making new friends and learn to initiate with easy-to-follow steps
- Find simple ways to press through awkward to get to authentic in conversations
- Understand how conflict can strengthen relationships rather than destroy them