L5 Class Descriptions
Session 1 – Week of September 15-Week of October 13


Sunday at 8:30
Reading the Psalms
Pastor Donna Rohrer 
There are many types of psalms for many different situations. Together we will discover the different types and how
 we can use them in our own lives. We can use them to help us talk to God since the writers share many of the concerns in our lives today. Sometimes the writings in the Bible are confusing to us, so we will use
different translations and other tools to help us understand why these songs and poems offer so much comfort and blessing to us.

Sunday at 9:45 am
Book of Romans 1
Pastor David Lippitt

The message of Paul's Letter to the Romans has always been transformative for those who study it.  In fact, most scholars consider Romans to be the turning point for Martin Luther and the Reformation.  In his preface to his own commentary on the Romans, Luther writes, "This epistle is really the chief part of the New Testament, and is truly the purest gospel...it is a bright light, almost sufficient to illuminate the entire Holy Scriptures."  This 10-week, two-session survey of Romans will help participants to understand the gospel as an unfolding story of Gods love.

Sunday at 9:45 am
Wiser Women 1 - God's Power in the Midlile Experience
Joan Freeberg

Women of a "certain age" -  Embrace the midlife power God has given you!  Midlife is a time of exciting creativity, growth, and healing.  It's a unique time to look inward, to try something new, to rediscover your strengths and aspirations.  This class will help you along that transformational midlife journey, toward the woman you are called to be for the second half of life.

Sunday at 11 am
Prayer School
Pastor Karen Sue Greimel with Larry & Cynthia Pivec

Have you ever thought God was outside your network?  Do you find yourself asking God, "Can you hear me now?"  If you want to change your "prayer plan" and get a better connection, have we got a plan for you!  Prayer School offers a hands-on class for everyone who desires to know God better and hear Him more clearly.  Come for one 5-week session or as many sessions as you'd like, as all of the classes will be different.

Sunday at 11 am
As Families Grow Older
Lisa Toms

As Families Grow Older is designed to assist older adults, families/family caregivers and elder care professionals in planning and providing loving care for elderly members as they grow older.  As Families Grow Older is composed of six modules that address important issues in aging including family dynamics, care giving, health issues, living arrangements, and financial and legal concerns.

Sunday at 11 am
Faithfully FIT Spiritual Health
Beth Kanthak

You are destined for great things through Christ!  This class will support and encourage your to follow God's will in your life.  You will learn practical tips on how to enrich your spiritual health, center your emotional health in Christ, and enhance your physical health to better serve the Lord.  After putting principles into action, you will be motivated to serve Christ in a stronger, more godly way.  Come experience growth, inspiration, inner peace and a personal touch from God. 
Focus on love, obedience, prayer, meditation, and sharing your faith with others.

Sunday at 6 pm
Alpha 1
Tom Brady/Lary Pivec/Larry Stokes

Alpha is a 10-week course to find out more about the Christian faith, get to know others, and to have fun doing it.  You will have an opportunity to meet other people while enjoying fellowship and a meal and through large and small group settings.  This course is for new Christians or for those interested in growing their faith.  There is a series of talks presented in the large group and time for discussion of questions or issues in small groups.

Monday at 7 pm
Book of Romans 1
Pastor David Lippitt

The message of Paul's Letter to the Romans has always been transformative for those who study it.  In fact, most scholars consider Romans to be the turning point for Martin Luther and the Reformation.  In his preface to his own commentary on the Romans, Luther writes, "This epistle is really the chief part of the New Testament, and is truly the purest gospel...It is a bright light, almost sufficient to illuminate the entire Holy Scriptures."  This 10-week, two session survey of Romans will help participants to understand the gospel as an unfolding story of Gods love.

Monday at 7 pm
Make a Difference as a Church School Leader
Clark Hjelmstad

...and if you're still reading this, chances are you'd be perfect for this class. The purpose of this course is simple:  to discuss Church School, the leadership opportunities it represents, and the challenges and victories you'll experience in an open, fun environment.  We will walk through the basics of individual lessons, openly brainstorm ideas, address any questions, and probably come up with a few ideas of our own.  All former, current, and future Church School leaders are strongly encouraged to attend.

Tuesday at 6:45 pm
Wiser Women 1 - God's Power in the Midlile Experience
Joan Freeberg
Women of a "certain age" -  Embrace the midlife power God has given you!  Midlife is a time of exciting creativity, growth, and healing.  It's a unique time to look inward, to try something new, to rediscover your strengths and aspirations.  This class will help you along that transformational midlife journey, toward the woman you are called to be for the second half of life.

Tuesday at 6:45 pm
Reading the Psalms
Pastor Donna Rohrer
There are many types of psalms for many different situations. Together we will discover the different types and how we can use them in our own lives. We can use them to help us talk to God since the writers share many of the concerns in our lives today. Sometimes the writings in the Bible are confusing to us, so we will use different translations and other tools to help us understand why these songs and poems offer so much comfort and blessing to us.

Wednesday at 6:30 pm 
Navigating School Special Needs
Leesa Avila
Whose plan is it anyway?  As parents we have many dreams and aspirations for our children from the minute they are born.  Then at some point in the journey we discover that the plan will need to change.  Our children have entered into a world of special needs, due to a host of reasons.  As a group of faith-based parents, we will learn about strengthening IEP goals and objectives; how to positively advocate while partnering with the education system; gain understanding of transitional planning that includes the gifts our children have been given; all while listening for God's voice in this journey.  Professional resources from the community will partner with our community at Lord of Life to assist in the discussion on some of the topics explored.

Wednesday at 6:30 pm
Parenting Teens 1
Pastor Todd
The Parenting Teens class is specifically designed for those parenting 11-18 year olds.  The 10-week class will be a mixture of video and conversation focused on equipping teens for life by looking at: Keeping the End in Mind; Meeting our Teenager's Needs; Setting Boundaries; Developing Emotional Health; and Helping Teens Make Good Choices.  Great responses from everyone who took this class last year; very helpful video and conversation.