Small Groups & Fellowship

2022

 Read Through The Bible

Have you ever wanted to read through the entire Bible? Now is the perfect time!

Join us this summer through August 31 to read through the entire

Bible. Participants will receive a reading plan that takes them chronologically through scripture in three months. There will be bi-monthly opportunities via Zoom to share with one another an update in this journey. Whether you are in Texas all summer or traveling, you can participate!


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FELLOWSHIP GROUPS


  • Young Adult Discipleship Group

This is a discipleship group open to all LWLC members and friends (ages 16-22) who wish to delve deeper into the Bible. We meet Tuesday morning at 7:15 am at the Starbucks in Westlake (78 Andorra Dr). The curriculum we will be using is Harvest Workers - a series of lessons put out by the LCMC Texas district. This will provide a good deep dive into the Bible, what we believe and why. As this is a very new ministry, tweaks to times may come up. If interested in this new ministry, please contact David Coulson at [email protected] 


  • Summer BBQ Fellowship

Join us for fellowship and delicious Texas BBQ.

Hard Eight BBQ - Coppell –August 18 (6:00pm)


  • Golf Fellowship

We meet Tuesday mornings at Bear Creek Golf Club. Hope you can join us. Everyone is welcome! For more information, and to sign up Click Here.


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Men’s Bible Study

Our monthly Men’s Bible Study meets the second Saturday of every month at 7:30am.  All men are welcome and invited to attend.  Resumes in Sept.

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Ladies Bible Study

LIFT (Ladies In Faith Together) Summer Bible Study

Join us as we study the Letters of Paul using the SOAP method (Scripture, Observation, Application and Prayer). We will meet Tuesday’s June 14-August 16, from 9:30-11:00 AM at the church. Childcare is available.

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Prayer Small Groups

Meet for prayer weekly with your Christian brothers and sisters through Zoom. If you prefer not to pray out loud, you can still participate. Please include your availability (in the comment box below) and you will be notified by Pastor Malinak of the day and time of your weekly prayer group. Each session of prayer will last 15-30 minutes.  

We have a new Wednesday Night Prayer group via Zoom from 7:30 to 8:45. Join other believers for 15-30 minutes in prayer together.

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UPCOMING SMALL GROUPS


Wednesday Night Alive (Sept-May)

Track 1:

Holding Your Family Together (6 weeks). No matter your child's age or your family's unique situation, this study is designed to help you build a home where every person feels loved, valued, and heard, opening your hearts to each other and to God.

Worship for the Ages (6 weeks). In this study, we will explore the depth and richness of the Lutheran worship service and how one can share worship with younger generations.

Redeeming Technology: A Christian Approach to Healthy Digital Habits (10 weeks). Americans spend approximately 11 hours per day on social media, in front of a screen or texting friends and family. A Lutheran pastor teamed up with a psychiatrist to develop this study which considers: how all of this media time affects both physical and spiritual well-being, and how one can find a healthy balance of technology while still being focused on Christ.

Track 2:

Marks of a Disciple (6 weeks). This study will look at the six defining characteristics of discipleship: prayer, Bible study, fellowship, worship, witness, giving.

Worship (6 weeks). In this study, we will get into the ins and outs of the Lutheran worship service, what various aspects mean and how the entirety of the service preaches to and teaches the congregation.

The Book of Job (12 weeks). One of the most fascinating books within Scripture, Job raises questions of suffering and evil permitted in this world and God’s relationship to man and creation. This study will dive deep into Job and the questions surrounding his trial and tribulations.

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Walking in Their Shoes: A Small Group for all ages (9 months) Thursdays, once a month, beginning September 1, 6pm. In life we share a common bond of humanity with all people; however, not all of humanity shares in the same life experiences. Each month, this small group will gather to learn about how others in this world experience life and try “walking in their shoes” for 30 days by immersing themselves in similar experiences. Topics include: food options, technology, available entertainment, clothing and many more.

Iconology (4 weeks) Tuesdays, September 6-27, 6pm. This study will examine the rich practice of writing icons and the common themes within the icon artform. Topics include: The backstory of the Icon; Christ Icons; Mary with Jesus Icons; The Church Icons.

Mistaken as Christian (6 weeks) Tuesdays, October 4-November 8. Scripture warns of false teachers and false prophets... they walk amongst us even today and millions have been led astray. Over these six weeks we will study six modern religious movements which claim to be Christian, why they cannot be considered part of the Church, and how we, as Christians, can lovingly share God’s Word with them. Topics include: Mormonism, Jehovah’s Witness, Seventh Day Adventist, Christian Science, The Unification Church, The Unitarian Church.

Ephesians (13 weeks) Sundays, September 11-December 18, 7pm. This study will go through Paul’s beautiful letter to the Church at Ephesus.

Christmas Carols (4 weeks) Mondays, via zoom, November 28-December 19, 7pm. The store shelves are stocked, lights are going up, shopping has begun... but is this what Christmas is about? This Advent, you are invited to take time to truly prepare for Christmas in our third annual special Advent Small Group. Participants will listen to and learn about some of our favorite Christmas Carols: Come Thou Long Expected Jesus, The Coventry Carol, I Saw Three Ships, The Wassail Song.

The Characters of Christmas: the “Stuff” edition (4 weeks) Tuesdays, November 29-December 20, 6 pm We are all familiar with the Nativity story, as told in the Gospel of Luke, but what do we know about the different objects at the forefront of the birth of Jesus? In this study, we will consider the swaddling cloths, the manger, the star, and the gifts of the magi.

Mere Christianity (12 weeks) Sundays, January 8-April 23, 7pm. In this classic treatise, C.S. Lewis explores the common ground upon which all of those of Christian faith stand together. Mere Christianity is a compilation of Lewis’ legendary broadcast talks during World War Two which provide an unequaled and powerful apologetic for the Christian faith.

The Hiding Place (6 weeks) Tuesdays, January 10-February 14, 6pm. Corrie ten Boom was a Dutch watchmaker who became a heroine of the Resistance after she and her family risked their lives to help Jews and underground workers escape from the Nazis. A survivor of Hitler's concentration camps, in this book Corrie tells the story of God’s continued mercy and how faith ultimately triumphs over evil.

Why Did Jesus Have to Die? (6 weeks) Tuesdays, February 28-April 4, 6pm. This study examines the most profound event of salvation history: the crucifixion of our Lord Jesus Christ. By exploring from a biblical perspective what is known as the doctrine of the Atonement, participants will better understand what Christ has done for us in pursuit of answering the central question: “Why did Jesus have to die?” 

Musicians Who Are Christians (4 weeks) Mondays, April 17-May 8, 6pm. Air-1, K-Love and The Fish are Christian music radio stations, as are Star 102.1, The Eagle and The Wolf. Not all musicians who are Christian are part of the Christian music scene. In this study, participants will hear the story of mainstream musicians who share(d) their walks of faith through their various genres of music. Musicians include: Duke Ellington, Styx, Johnny Cash, U2.