Adult Ministries – Connect and Grow

Welcome to our Adult Ministry page. Our desire is to keep you informed as to what is happening with our adult ministry. We believe that God’s people do better when they are involved with other believers, and therefore we seek to provide opportunities for YOU to get plugged in with other Christ followers. Below are some of the places where you can get connected. Come and check them out.
 
Adult Sunday Morning Bible Classes 9:45 A.M.
Adult Bible Class: “The Basics of Christian Life”  Meets in the Library Teacher: Pastor Kim
 
Adult Marriage Class: “Marriage Enrichment”: Meets in the Sanctuary; Teachers: Jeff & Carla Floyd
 
18 – 30ish Class: “Be Confident” study on Hebrews: Meets downstairs; Teachers Christian & Erin Starr
 
Men’s Ministries
We meet  on Tuesday evenings at 7:00 pm at the Axtell home.  Please contact Michael Taylor (mtwheelbarrow@hotmail.com) for address.
 
We are now studying the book of Ephesians.

The City. It was the capital of pro-consular Asia, being about a mile from the sea coast, and was the great religious, commercial and political center of Asia. It was noteworthy because of two notable structures there. First, the great theatre which had a seating capacity of 50,000 people, and second, the temple of Diana which was one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. It was 342 feet long and 164 feet wide, made of shining marble, supported by a forest of columns 56 feet high, and was 220 years in building. This made it the center of the influence of Diana worship, of which we read in Acts 19:23-41. The statue with its many breasts betokened the fertility of nature.

Next to Rome, Ephesus was the most important city visited by Paul. It has been called the third capital of Christianity, it being the center of work in Asia through which were founded all the churches of Asia, especially the seven churches of Asia to which Jesus sent the messages of Revelations. Jerusalem, the birth place of power, is the first, and Antioch, the center of mission work, is the second capital.

Paul’s Work at Ephesus. (1) Revisited there on the return from the second missionary journey (Acts 18:18-21). and left with them Aquila and Priscilla. (2) On the third missionary journey he spent about three years there, (Acts 20:31). (3) During this second visit he had such influence as to check the worship of Diana to such an extent as to arouse the opposition of her worshippers and make it necessary for him to depart into Macedonia (Acts 20:1). (4) On the return from the third missionary journey he stopped at Miletus, thirty miles away, and sent for the elders of Ephesus to whom he delivered a farewell address (Acts 20:16-38).

The Epistle. The contents are much akin to those of Colossians, but also differ greatly from them. (1) In each book half is doctrinal and half practical. (2) Colossians discusses Christ-hood or Christ the head of the church, while Ephesians discusses church-hood or the church as the body of Christ. (3) In Colossians Christ is “All and in all”, in Ephesians the ascended Christ is seen in his church. (4) In Colossians we have Paul in the heated arena of controversy; in Ephesians he is quietly meditating upon a great theme.

It has been said to contain the profoundest truth revealed to men, and the church at Ephesus was, perhaps, better prepared than any other to be the custodian of such truth, since Paul’s long stay there had so well prepared them to hear and understand it. It may have been written as a circular letter to be sent in turn to several churches of which the church at Ephesus was one.

Date. By Paul, probably from Rome, A. D. 62 or 63.

 
Men’s Fellowship Breakfast
On the last Saturday of each month, a men and teen fellowship breakfast is held downstairs in the fellowship hall at 8:00 am. Each month there is a guest speaker, a time of good fellowship, and lots of great food.  You are invited so please mark your calendars for the last Saturday of the month.  If you have any questions, you can contact Michael Taylor at mtwheelbarrow@hotmailcom. 
 
Women’s Ministries
Wednesday Morning – 9:30 A.M.
Ladies Bible Study – in the Spirit Lake City Park
 
“Stronger: Finding Hope in Fragile Places”

Bible Study Book by Angela Thomas-Pharr

The moment you accept Jesus as the Lord over your life, you are redeemed. As the redeemed, we experience a lifelong journey of being transformed into HIs image. As redeemed women, we grow in the grace of Christ, and He calls us to extend grace to others.

In this 7-session Bible study, Angela Thomas-Pharr explores the practical side of redemption, inviting us to lean upon Jesus for our real help and hope.

2019 Woman’s Retreat

You are not going to want to miss woman’s retreat coming up in April of 2019.  We will be staying at Ross Point Conference Center in Post Falls, Idaho.  Dates are April 26 – 28, 2019.  The cost again will be $130 for a cabin (12 per room) and $175 for a motel (2 per room).  If you would like to start making payments or pay in full now, you may do so by sending a check to SLBC, P O Box 587, Spirit Lake, ID 83869 MEMO: 2019 Retreat or simply put your check in the offering with the MEMO marked 2019 Retreat.  You can register now by emailing the church at: slbc2u@gmail.com and indicate your: 1) Name  2) Cabin or Motel.  Your retreat committee is already praying and moving forward with what we believe to be our best retreat ever!  Looking forward to meeting new and old friends alike.   
 

Women’s Ministry Connect

Ladies, you can now follow our Women’s Ministry on Facebook at:  http://www.facebook.com/groups/slbcwomen/
The above bible study is also offered on our SLBC Facebook page for you to access at your convenience.,
Men & Women’s Change Group
 
Genesis-Process-BookIf you have an issue in your life that you need that extra help to become an overcomer, then these groups are for you!   Separate men and women’s classes are offered using the “Genesis Process Change Book” which is a 12 week accountability to assist you in your walk to victory.  The cost of books is $23.  If you would like additional information regarding upcoming classes, please contact the church office at (208) 623-5680.