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Labs are what we call classes, and they are the main environment to help train disciples to think and live biblically. Labs are broken down into four areas of focus, and are led by LifePoint Staff and selected Christian leaders in Gospel living.


Current Labs

Christian Beliefs 2: You will learn basic christian beliefs about the Bible, the characteristics of God, what it means that we are created in the image of God, what God has done for us in Christ, the purpose of the church, and much more. 10 weeks. Begins January 15/18, 2017.
 

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4 Areas of Focus

Theology
Study

Leadership
Lab

Disciple-
Making

Missional & Cultural Engagement

 

Theology

Theology labs are designed to help leaders expand their knowledge and heart’s affections towards God by studying His attributes, actions, and character. The purpose in offering theological studies are to widen your ability to love and worship the Lord through greater knowledge of who He is.

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Leadership

These labs are designed to show what it looks like to lead the way Jesus did by offering a comprehensive look at what makes a strong and godly leader. After completing the Leadership labs, you will have a better grasp on how to lead both in ministry and your daily life.

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Disciple-Making

These labs are designed to give practical insight in how to fulfill the final command Christ gave us on earth: make disciples of all nations. Whether in your home, your neighborhood, or the other side of the world, these labs will develop your ability to disciple people everywhere.

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Missional & Cultural Engagement

These labs are designed to help leaders have a biblical perspective on some of the most prominent cultural issues of our day. In the cultural engagement labs you will learn how to lead like Christ in a world filled with tough and complicated issues such as beginning of life and ending of life issues, racial equality, and how to engage religiously diverse cultural.

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Theology Labs

Christian Beliefs 1 & 2

Reading Material: 
Christian Beliefs by Wayne Grudem (required),
Systematic Theology by Wayne Grudem (optional)
Lab length: 20 total weeks (each lab is 10 weeks)

You will learn basic christian beliefs about the Bible, the characteristics of God, what it means that we are created in the image of God, what God has done for us in Christ, the purpose of the church, and much more.

 

What is Biblical Theology?

Reading Material: 
What is Biblical Theology? by James M. Hamilton Jr. (required)
Lab length: 4 weeks

You will understand the worldview of the biblical writers so that you can read the Old and New Testament as the authors intended by tracing the key patterns, symbols, and themes that bind the Bible together.

What is the Gospel? 

Reading Material: 
What is the Gospel? by Greg Gilbert (required)
Lab length: 1 day

You will gain a clearer understanding of the gospel through four main subjects: God, man, Christ, and a response. Then you will explore the effects the gospel can have in individuals, churches, and the world. 

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Leadership Labs

Gospel-Centered Leadership

Reading Material: 
Gospel-Centered Leadershipby Steve Timmis (required)
Lab length: 4 weeks

You will learn how the gospel should shape your attitude and practice of leadership by using the example of the person of Jesus Christ who models to us a supreme example of authentic and effective leadership.

Next Gen Leader

Reading Material: 
Next Gen Leader by Andy Stanley (required)
Lab length: 5 weeks

You will learn essential leadership qualities such as character, clarity, courage, and competency while studying the Old Testament book of Nehemiah.

Being Leaders

Reading Material: 
Being Leaders: The Nature of Authentic Christian Leadership by Aubrey Malphurs (required)
Lab length: 6 weeks

You will examine the leaders of the first-century church and then discuss qualities such as credibility, capability, and influence that are essential for successful leadership.

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Disciple-Making Labs

How to Study the Bible

Reading Material: 
Living by the Book by Howard Hendricks (required)
Lab length: 6 weeks

You will learn how to study Scripture by following easy to apply principles.

 

How to Grow in Your Faith

Reading Material: 
Growing Your Faith: How to Mature in Christ by Jerry Bridges (required)
Lab length: 4 weeks

You will understand the goals of ministry for every Christian which is to encourage other believers to achieve long-term gospel growth.

How to Make Disciples

Reading Material: 
Growing Up by Robby Gallaty (required)
Lab length: 8 weeks

You will learn the what, why, where, and how of discipleship and how to be a disciple-making disciple.

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Missional & Cultural Engagement Labs

Foreign to Familiar

Reading Material: 
Foreign to Familiar by Sarah Lanier (required)
Lab length: 1 week

You will get an introductory understanding of the differences between different kinds of cultures which is vital for those who are involved in Living Sent.

Comparative World Religions

Reading Material: 
Comparative World Religions(required)
Lab length: 6 weeks

You will study the differences between the historic Christian faith and other views represented in major religions, cults and ideologies and how God’s Word should be the determining factor used to define the differences between the basic truths on which Christianity was founded and what other faiths believe.

The Gospel and Culture Issues

Reading Material: 
Onward by Russell Moore (required)
Lab length: 4 weeks

You will learn what scripture says about everyday social issues and how we are to live out the gospel in our society.

What the Bible Says About Homosexuality

Reading Material: 
What Does the Bible Really Teach about Homosexuality? by Kevin DeYoung (optional)
Lab length: 1 day

You will examine key biblical passages in the Old and New Testament to learn what the Bible says about one of the most pressing issues of our day.

 

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