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Classes

Lakeside offers a variety of classes throughout the year designed to help you ask questions and learn in relaxed environments with people like yourself. The list is always updating. Times vary. If you ever want the latest info you can check back here or email the fine folks listed below each class description. Check 'em out . . .

BEGIN BELONG BECOME

BEGIN
Do you have questions about who Jesus says he is? Are you wondering what baptism is all about? Wondering why we think church is an important part of following Jesus? Start with the BEGIN class. This is a safe place to ask any question you want about Christian spirituality without feeling dumb.

BEGIN STUDENTS (Middle & High School)
This class is for you if you recently made a significant faith decision, have always wondered why Christians believe what they believe, or want answers to your toughest faith questions. Contact donnapepper@lakesidechurch.com for more information. 

BEGIN KIDS (1st through 5th grade)
Children ask great questions! Questions about their faith, baptism and what happens next. Begin Kids is designed just for them. Contact lauriewilliams@lakesidechurch.com for more information.

BELONG
Why do we do things the way we do them at Lakeside? Is there a job for me to do here? What are Lakeside’s plans for the future? How did this place get started? Dang, those are good questions. Take another step and bring those up again at our BELONG class.

BECOME
We believe God is inviting us into something pretty special. Something vibrant. A movement. Jesus called it abundant life. We weren’t made just to exist. And, he wants us to become the best possible version of ourselves. Do you want to know more about that? Come hang out with us at the BECOME class. 

Classes are offered 2-3 times a year.  Attendance to all three classes is highly recommended, but not required. For more information email beginbelongbecome@lakesidechurch.com

SHAPE WORKSHOP

What you have to offer the world and your church is specific to you. God made you with unique gifts, heart, abilities, personality and experiences that influence your contribution. This 3-hour workshop will help you uncover how you have been uniquely shaped to influence your world - and help you discover opportunities both at Lakeside and out in the community where you can use your gifts to make a difference.  Typically offered twice a year.  For more information email shape@lakesidechurch.com.

TOOLBOX MEETUP

A successful craftsperson knows the tools they employ in creating their craft. They spend time testing, using, and honing their skills with those tools. Toolbox Meetups are designed to give us practical tools to better practice the crafts of Scripture, Prayer, Generosity, Connection, and Service in order to live a Well-Crafted Life. For more information email inreach@lakesidechurch.com.

LIFECRAFT

Think of Lifecraft as a master class. Master classes are for students of any particular discipline or craft (music, art, design) where they develop their skills in order to become a master—able to teach and pass on the trade.

Jesus passed down the trade to his followers who studied, learned, and became master craftsmen themselves through their relationship with him. Jesus’ followers replicated the process and now we do the same—learning from those who came before us and modeled a well-crafted life.

In this 4-week course we’ll talk about how Jesus followers partner with him to make a change in this broken world. We’ll consider honest and approachable ways to have God-dialogues with others and talk about why relationship is so vital to following Jesus and inviting others to do the same. For more information email inreach@lakesidechurch.com.

FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY (FPU)

Most people struggle to make ends meet. They have too much month left at the end of the money. What would your life look like if you had no debt and were really in control of your money? Through video teaching, class discussions and interactive small group activities, this 9-week class presents practical steps to  get rid of debt, manage your money, and spend and save wisely.  Typically offered each winter.  For more information email mikeklockenbrink@lakesidechurch.com

THE LEGACY JOURNEY

This 7-week class will lead you deeper into investing, basic estate planning, purposeful living, safeguarding your legacy, and discovering the keys to generational wealth and true generosity. Through video teaching, class discussions and interactive small-group activities, you’ll learn a biblical framework for living intentionally now so that later you’ll be able to leave a legacy that will secure your family’s future and make a lasting impact on the world around you.  Typically offered each fall.  For more information email mikeklockenbrink@lakesidechurch.com