At Lakewood, our greatest desire is to see you connect with others and grow spiritually. We believe you grow to be like Christ as you do life with other people. In addition, we are convinced sustained life-change happens best in the context of a small group.

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SUNDAY MORNING GROUPS

Join a Sunday Morning Group at Lakewood at 8:15, 9:30, or 11:00.

Sunday Morning Groups

On Sunday mornings, we have groups meeting at Lakewood at 8:15am, 9:30am and 11am. Most of these groups are co-ed, range from 10-40 people and are typically based on age, stage or study topic. We do offer some any age and stage adult classes on Sundays as well. Find a group that you can be a part of on Sunday Mornings!

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WEEKDAY GROUPS

Join a group that meets throughout the week.

Community Groups

Community Groups are small groups of 6-12 people that join together weekly for intentional, purposeful Bible study focused on life change and spiritual transformation. Through Community Groups we seek a common purpose of deepening our relationship with God and creating authentic community with other believers. Fill out the Community Connection Form below and we will find a group that’s a good fit for you!

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Wednesday Night Bible Studies

Finish Well | Starts 8/17 | REGISTER
How we start in life is important. Athletic races are often won and lost at the starting blocks. But, even more important than a good start is a great finish. But how do we do it? How do you and I best train and prepare to run the marathon of life well? How do we FINISH WELL? Join Scott & Dawn Smith in the Fellowship Hall at 6:15 for 5 weeks to learn the 10 characteristics of those who FINISH WELL.

Financial Freedom | Starts 9/21 | REGISTER
Scott Smith will lead a group through It’s a New Day for Financial Freedom at 6:15 on Wednesdays in room 108-109. Contact Emily Lavender for more information.

The Love Letters of John | Starts 9/21 | REGISTER
This 5 week study, led by Don Ormsbee, will be through the books of 1, 2 & 3 John. Located in the Fellowship Hall. Contact Don Ormsbee for more information.

Habits of the Household | Starts 9/21 | REGISTER
This parenting study is led by Next Generation Pastor, Jamie Willis, and his wife, Joy. Located in the Fellowship Hall. Contact Jamie Willis for more information.

Reading C.S. Lewis | Starts 11/2 | REGISTER
This study is led by Elizabeth Ormsbee and will meet for 4 weeks. Located in room 101. Contact Elizabeth Ormsbee for more information.

On Guard | Starts 9/7 | REGISTER
This apologetics study through William Lane Craig’s On Guard: Defending Your Faith with Reason & Precision is led by Mike Casey and will meet for 10 weeks. Located in room 132. Contact Emily Lavender for more information.

Adoption/Foster Care Bible Study | Starts 8/17
All adoptive and foster care parents are invited to a time of fellowship, community and Bible study Wednesday nights from 6:15-7:30 pm in room 208. For more information contact Tanna Roush.

Accountability Groups

These gender-specific groups for 3-6 people meet weekly off campus to encourage each other through accountability, grow together through God’s word, cover each other in prayer, and impact others for Christ. New groups are always forming. Fill out the Community Connection Form below and we will find an accountability group that’s a good fit for you!

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First Wednesday Men's Gathering

Men of Lakewood will gather on the first Wednesday morning of each month.  This Fall we will explore the core doctrines of the Christian faith, as we seek to bring them into clear focus.  These are the truths that define who God is, who we are, and the choices that every man has to make. Scott Smith will lead this group in the Fellowship Hall from 6:15-7:30 AM. Biscuits and coffee provided.

First Wednesday Men’s Gathering will resume on September 7.

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Women's Bible Studies

Bible Studies for women are launched Fall, Winter and Summer semesters. Click on the Current Studies link below to learn more and to register.

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Divorce Care

Divorce Care is a Christ-centered 13-week support group for men and women to help you face the challenges and move toward rebuilding your life. New Divorce Care groups launch every January and August. 

Divorce Care For Kids (DC4K) is a Christ-centered 13-week support group for children age 5–12 years of age to help them cope with the devastating experience of divorce.

The class will begin August 17. Adults will meet in Room 111 and kids will meet in Room 110 from 6:30-8:00 PM. Fee is $20.

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OUR STAFF

Meet our Adult Discipleship Ministry

Adult Discipleship Ministry Staff

ADULT DISCIPLESHIP MINISTRY


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Andrew Beccue* | Group Life Director Email

Emily Lavender | Discipleship Ministry Asst.Email

Mark Thomas | College & Young Adult Pastor | Email

Hannah Thomas | College & Young Adult Min. Asst. | Email

Scott Smith | Discipleship Pastor | Email

Dawn Smith | Connection Director | Email

Beth Everett | Counseling & Prayer Director | Email

AJ Culp | Pastor of Theological Training | Email

Allie Weaver | First Impressions Director | Email

Jessica Hart | Women’s Discipleship Director | Email

Lisa Elliott* | Coffeehouse & Bookstore Director | Email

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