Bible Classes

Bible Classes

The development of young hearts matters to God.

My son, do not forget my teaching, but let your heart keep my commandments, for length of days and years of life and peace they will add to you. Let not steadfast love and faithfulness forsake you; bind them around your neck; write them on the tablet of your heart. So you will find favor and good success in the sight of God and man. (Prov 3:1-4)

Young people can grow to be fantastic examples in speech, conduct, love, faith, and purity (1 Tim 4:12). But, they do not develop these qualities by accident. They must be taught, molded, led, and equipped to form faith of their own. Parents, teachers, and mentors must walk with them and guide them.

We take our Bible classes very seriously at Laurel Canyon. Our goal is to use God’s word to shape and inscribe seven fundamental truths on the tablets of young hearts:

1.  A grasp of the big picture of the Bible (Acts 8:30-31; 18:26) 

2. Respect for authority (Eph 6:1; Lev 19:32; Rom 13:1; 1 Pet 5:6) 

3. A sincere commitment to personal purity (2 Tim 2:22; 1 Cor 6:19-20) 

4. Solid reasons for faith and hope (Rom 1:16; 2 Tim 1:12; 1 Pet 3:15)

5. The ability to make wise choices (Prov 3:13-18; Col 4:5)

6. A “God-first, others-next” way of thinking (Matt 6:33; 22:36-40; Phil 2:3-4)

7. An authentic, developing connection with Jesus (John 15:4-5; Matt 4:4; 1 Thes 5:17)

These seven ideals from Scripture form the cornerstone of our Bible classes at all age-levels:

  • Our littlest hearts (6 months-4th grade): Shaping Hearts for God
    • JANUARY-MARCH: Take Time To Be Holy Studies in Leviticus & Numbers
    • APRIL-JUNE: I’m in the Lord’s Army Studies in Deuteronomy, Joshua, Judges, and Ruth
    • JULY-SEPTEMBER: Loving Hearts & Working Hands Studies in 1 & 2 Samuel and 1 Kings 1-11
    • OCTOBER-DECEMBER: Measuring by God’s Rule Studies About Israel’s Kings & Prophets
  • Our developing hearts (5-7th grades): Get Them Talking
    • JANUARY-MARCH:
      • SUNDAY- My Roles In Life: Learning to Be the Person God Wants Me To Be
      • WEDNESDAY- Explorer Series: Journey #1— Christian Evidences
    • APRIL-JUNE:
      • SUNDAY- Discovering the Prophets: Learning How to Study the Prophets for Yourself
      • WEDNESDAY- Explorer Series: Journey #2— Faith-Building Answers
    • JULY-SEPTEMBER:
      • SUNDAY- Salvation: A Study of Conversion from the Book of Acts
      • WEDNESDAY- Explorer Series: Journey #3— Jesus: His Life and Teachings
    • OCTOBER-DECEMBER:
      • SUNDAY- Me vs. the World
      • WEDNESDAY- Explorer Series: Journey #4— Christian Values for Kids
  • Our maturing hearts (8-12th grades): Making It Personal
    • JANUARY-MARCH:
      • SUNDAY- Grace: God’s Power to Overcome Sin
      • WEDNESDAY- Introduction to Christian Evidences
    • APRIL-JUNE:
      • SUNDAY- Construction in Progress: Building A Better Christian One Project at a Time
      • WEDNESDAY- Mind Your Faith
    • JULY-SEPTEMBER:
      • SUNDAY- The Big Picture of the Bible
      • WEDNESDAY- Mind Your Faith (2)
    • OCTOBER-DECEMBER:
      • SUNDAY- Walks with God
      • WEDNESDAY- Always Be Ready: Equipping Young People to Deal with Unbelief
  • Adults
    • JANUARY-MARCH:
      • SUNDAY- Genesis: The First Eleven Chapters
      • WEDNESDAY- The Case for Divinity: by Charlie Brackett
    • APRIL-JUNE:
      • SUNDAY- Old Testament Geography
      • WEDNESDAY- Deuteronomy: The Law Repeated
    • JULY-SEPTEMBER:
      • SUNDAY- That You May Believe—A Survey of the Gospel of John
      • WEDNESDAY- Changed by Encountering Jesus
    • OCTOBER-DECEMBER:
      • SUNDAY- Abstain From Every Form of Evil
      • WEDNESDAY- Job—None Like Him
  • Adult Wednesday 10:30 AM
    • JANUARY 9th- MARCH 20th- Growing Older in God's Grace

At Laurel Canyon, we’re working hard to build a quality Bible class program. We invite you to come and experience firsthand the great benefits that Bible-centered learning can offer you and your family.