Lakeside Baptist Church

Growth Groups

2014 Spring Session
April 13 — June 29

* Fall Session begins September 7, 2014 *

What is a Growth Group?

A Growth Group is a Bible study group consisting of 6-8 people who meet weekly to share, study, and support one another. The groups are formed based on the study you select.

When and Where Do They Meet?

Growth Groups can meet at various times and at various locations throughout the week, depending on what works best for the group. Most groups choose to meet on Sundays before the Worship Service or on Wednesday evenings during Awana Club to take advantage of the child-care available during those times.

How Long Do They Last?

Each Growth Group session lasts 8 to 13 weeks, depending on the study you choose. We have a Winter session (Jan-Mar), a Spring session (Apr-Jun), and a Fall session (Sept-Nov). At the end of each session, you choose a new study and are grouped accordingly.  Growth Groups do not meet during July, August, and December.

What is the Required Commitment?

Joining a Growth Group requires a 8 to 13 week commitment to attend the weekly Bible study and do the homework ahead of time. Obviously, allowances are made for sickness, vacation, work conflicts and other special events, but to get the most out of the study you really need to be present each week. This commitment is the key to a strong Growth Group.

What Will We Study?

Each session there are six new Bible studies to choose from (listed to the right). Some studies are tailored specifically for men or for women.  Choose a study subject that piques your interest and one you hope will help your life.  Groups of 6-8 are formed based on study selection.


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But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. — 2 Peter 3:18






1 Peter: Living in Hostile Territory by the Grace of God

Audience: General.  Subject: This study on 1 Peter helps learners to know how they can handle the trials of life by the grace of God. The course provides help in dealing with the stresses of life that threaten to undo us all.
13 Lessons.  Book Cost $4.49






How To Stay Sane When Life Doesn’t Make Sense
by J.O. & Juanita Purcell
Audience: General.  Subject: Stress, worry, bitterness, financial trouble, loneliness, and other “why’s” can drag us down. But we can stay sane. Here’s a Bible study to help you keep your sanity!
12 lessons. Book Cost: $8.99






Men at Lead
 by Duke Crawford
Audience: Men.  Subject: Trace the life of David and discover that his leadership related directly to his relationship with God and his obedience to God’s Word. Discover how to gain the capacity to lead or how to mature as a leader.
12 lessons. Book Cost: $8.99


Forgiveness: A Prescription for Peace
by Juanita Purcell
Audience: Women.   Subject: Harbored hurts turn into bitterness, and bitterness imprisons us. This study will show you how to accept God’s prescription for forgiveness and know real peace.
10 Lessons.  Book Cost: $8.99






Draw Me Closer, Lord 
by Marsha Hubler
Audience: Women.  Subject: You can draw closer to God through Bible study and prayer. But what is prayer? How does it work? When can you find time for it? Find the answers to these questions and more.
10 Lessons.  Book Cost: $8.99