LM Institute exists because...

We believe discipleship can and should happen primarily in the context of the local church.  Our goal is to make the Bible and theology accessible to everyone through transformative learning environments within the church.  From one-time forums to a year-long intensive discipleship program, all classes are designed to help pursue what we believe is necessary for all disciples: bible, doctrine, and spiritual formation. The basics of LM Institute begin with our 3 core classes:  Gospel story, Gospel belief and Gospel formation.  

We’re excited that you’re interested in LM Institute! Our hope is that participation in LMI will lead to deeper love of God, His Word, and others, increased biblical and theological formation, and greater passion and preparation for missional living. 

Current Course Offering: The Letters of John

Summer LMI Registration is Closed
Written toward the end of the first century, the Letters of John speak to a church in transition. With confusion inside and outside the church, John gives clarity about the person and work of Christ that leads believers to deeper joy, holiness, and assurance. Classes begin on Wednesday, May 15th, 2024.

  • Classes: Wednesdays, 6:30 - 8:00pm
  • Materials: Bring a Bible and notebook
  • Will require 1-2 hours of homework per week

"Where God’s Word is, there is God Himself, there God’s Spirit is at work, there God establishes His covenant, there He plants His church."


Core Classes

Believers need good foundations to grow.  LM Institute offers three Core Classes to help people internalize their faith and connect it practically to everyday life. Our Core Classes are for everyone, and can be taken in any order.  
We hope all LMBC members and regular attenders will go through them at some point.

Gospel Story

An 11-week class that covers the basic storyline of Scripture. The goal of this class is to help disciples understand, explain, and participate in the true story of the world in deeper and richer ways.

Next Class Offering: TBA

Gospel Belief

An 11-week class that covers the basic orthodox beliefs of Christianity. The goal of this class is to help disciples understand, explain, and apply the basic confessions of Christianity.

Next Class Offering: TBA

Gospel Formation

An 11-week class that covers the basic habits and practices that shape the Christian life. The goal of this class is to help disciples understand, value, and employ these practices in their lives as means of God’s grace.

Next Class Offering: TBA


Intro to Church History

Next Offering: TBA
Most Christians know little about the history of the Church. As a result, they’re missing a testament to God’s steadfast faithfulness throughout the centuries. Church history is not about names, dates, and facts. It is about the flesh and blood people of God and the life and death issues that have shaped our struggles and joys for two thousand years.

Timothy Paul Jones begins Christian History Made Easy with a chapter entitled, “The Gospels, the Apostles, Then . . . What?”. Over 11 weeks we will learn about the history of the Church through the people and moments that have shaped it. The history of the Church is sometimes absurd and sometimes inspiring, yet always exciting and covered with God’s amazing grace.

  • Classes: Wednesdays, 6:30 - 8:00pm
  • Cost: $30
  • Will require 1-2 hours of homework per week