L5 - Life Long Learning at Lord of Life
L5 One-shot Forums - Sundays, April 27, May 4
One-time classes offered at 9:45 and 11 am
No registration needed
Sunday, April 27 at 9:45 or 11 am
"This Is Your Brain on Prayer"
Rev. John Henrich
How do spiritual practices affect our health and well being? New research from the field of neuroscience suggests that prayer and spiritual practices have an impact on reducing stress and anxiety, and actually change the structure of the brain for the better. Based on research by neuroscientist Andrew Newberg in his book, How God Changes Your Brain, we'll explore how prayer, meditation and spiritual practice shape who we are and how we see the world and God.
What is L5?
Thank you to all of you who helped make last year a wonderful beginning. We filled almost all the classes with enough students to make learning a wonderful experience. So many people have commented on what great things they learned or reinforced in their lives to help them feel closer to God. With feedback we received, we have offered some of the same classes again, expanded some of the classes, and added other new and, we hope, meaningful classes. We invite you to come for an extra hour a week to learn and grow in your relationship with God.
How could it work for me?
Opportunities are available every Sunday morning, with a Bible study and a topical class each worship hour. You get two for one: An hour of worshipping our Lord and Savior and an hour to dig deeper into a topic of interest. There are also times for you to come during the week.
There are classes if you are new to studying the Bible and a little nervous, to more in-depth studies. There are relevant topics to help you in parenting, marriage, health and wellness, establishing spiritual habits, connecting faith and service, and strengthening relationships.
What about my family? What about worship?
If you have children in Church School, you too can be learning at L5 and then worship together as a family. This will be new for many of us, but as Brothers and Sisters in Christ, we can help each other to be more faithful to our life-giving, grace-filled God.
What do I do?
Read the information in the August LifeTIMES. Find a class that interests you and come on this new and exciting venture to help us live abundant lives as Children of God. Bring a friend! And grow together.
For those who wish to track their L5 progress, we are providing an opportunity for participants to receive "credit" for the classes they take. You have the option to write a short reflection paper at the end of each class. For every five classes completed, you will receive a certificate.
Plan to grow your faith at L5, Life Long Learning at Lord of Life.
Classes will be offered:
Sundays at 8:30, 9:45, 11 am, and 6 pm
Mondays at 7 pm
Tuesdays at 6:45 pm
Wednesdays at 6:30 pm
Session 1: Week of September 15 - Week of October 13, Class Descriptions, Instructor Bios
Session 2: Week of October 27 - Week of November 24, Class Descriptions, Instructor Bios
Session 3: Week of January 12 - Week of February 9, Class Descriptions, Instructor Bios
Session 4: Week of February 23 - Week of March 23, Class Descriptions, Instructor Bios