January ABF Electives - all classes offered both 9:00 & 10:30 am
Human Life and Dignity in Today’s World: Led by Pastor Ric Stanghelle
What does the Scripture have to say about human life and dignity? What are the ethical and moral issues we should consider when it comes to reproductive technology and end of life decisions? What does it mean to be made in the image of God and how does that affect the choices we make? These are some of the topics we will explore in this class on bioethics and Christian living.
Meeting Jesus at the Crossroads of Life: Led by Pastor Ken Marquardt
Life is fleeting. History is coming to a climax. At any moment, at any turn of the road, we should each be ready to meet Jesus. Are you prepared? Do you share Christ’s burden for lost people? In this class we will look at 4 of the most powerful teachings of Jesus that speak to the urgency of living in light of eternity.
The Book of James: Led by Tom Tollefson
“Walk the talk.” It’s a simple statement that summarizes the book of James; a book that has challenged Christians throughout the ages to live consistently the message we proclaim. It’s not only a challenge to us personally, but it’s essential for our witness to a watching world. In this class we will examine the central teachings of the book of James with the goal of allowing the Holy Spirit to transform us through the power of His word.
We invite you to come and be a part of an ABF Community!
What is an ABF?
An ABF is a medium sized group (15-70 people) that meets during our Sunday morning worship services. ABF’s are one of your best opportunities for connecting here at Lakes Free and for building relationships with people of a similar life stage.
How do I get involved?
ABF’s are offered during both hours on Sunday mornings. Please note the schedule below and find the group that fits you best. ABF groups are organized by life stage, but we invite you to join the group that feels most comfortable to you, regardless of age or marital status.
Please come and visit. We will be happy to welcome you! Come early for coffee, snacks and fellowship!
What happens at an ABF meeting?
- Fellowship: An ABF cultivates a warm, friendly atmosphere to meet people and provides a setting for relationships, spiritual growth, and caregiving.
- Teaching: Bible and topical studies are covered by a team of great teachers.
- Prayer: ABF’s provide time for corporate prayer for your needs and for our congregation.
- Team Led: Each ABF is led by a committed, caring ministry team made up from peers within your group.
9:00 am ABF’s
- Mosaics: Multi-Generational: comprised of singles, couples, and families. Room 235.
- Oikia: Mostly married couples & families (30’s-40’s), most with children. Room 225.
- New Horizons: Mostly married couples & families (30’s-50’s) with elementary aged children and up. Room 219.
- Crossroads: Senior adults, singles & married couples (60’s+). Room 233.
10:30 am ABF’s
- Age to Age: Multi-Generational: comprised of singles, couples, and families. Room 233.
- Kingdom Builders: Mostly married couples (50s+), some with teens, some empty nesters. Room 235.
- Common Ground: Singles, couples, and families (40’s-60’s) of various life stages. Room 225.
- Families of Faith: Young couples & families (20’s-early 30’s). Room 219.
* Descriptions above are general. Feel free to try out any of our ABF’s.