• july 2018-present

    What are characteristics of Christians and how should we share our faith with boldness and in love? During our current Bible Study series, we will talk about about the contagious nature of believers and how this becomes a reality at NLCC.

  • may 2018-july

    Matt Mittelberg provides practical approaches to tackling the Great Commission that unifies and energizes the church.  Throughout our Bible Study series, we will discuss how evangelism transforms our church and community.  

  • march-mAY 2018

    autopsy of a deceased church:  

    12 ways to keep yours alive

    Thom Rainer says “Autopsies are performed on humans to find out why they died. The discoveries might give surviving family members information they need to avoid the same path as their loved one.”  During our series based on Rainer's book, we will identify the warning signs for church decline and discuss practical ways God empowers us to avoid this preventable condition.   

     #nlccpontiacthemovement     #churchautopsy         

  • january-march 2018

    I am a church member

    Church membership is more involved than attending services and events.  Christians have a responsibility to support their local assembly through their spiritual gifts, talents, time, and resources. This 6-week series is based on Thom Rainer's best selling book:  

    I Am a Church Member: Discovering the Attitude that Makes the Difference.

  • November 2017-january 2018

    Everyday questions

    This series is based on Ravi Zacharias' Everyday Questions curriculum addresses how Christians should provide a clear and convicting response to life’s big questions.

  • October-november 2017

    The Body of christ

    In 1 Corinthians 12:1-31, Paul reminds us of the important distinction between uniformity and unity.  God equips Christians with at least one spiritual gift in order to bring Him glory, unify the universal and local church, and empower us to do effective ministry.  So rather than creating a hierarchy of spiritual gifts, Christians should recognize and celebrate the unique ways God empowers us affirm and proclaim the saving power of the Gospel message. Our classes will be based on Frank Gilbert's book  Your Gifts:  Discover God's Unique Design for You.

  • july-september 2017

    The beatitudes

    In the Sermon on the Mount recorded in Matthew 5-7, Jesus provides undeniable evidence of His deity and role as Savior.  More specifically, the eight Beatitudes mentioned in Matthew 5:1-12 point to identification, purpose and implications of the Kingdom of Heaven at work in the lives of Christians.  This expository series is based on John Stott's book entitled

    The Beatitudes: Developing Spiritual Character.

  • june-July 2017

    Forgiveness: Breaking the Power of the Past

    How can we fully forgive others without first receiving forgiveness of sins from God?  Our lessons will focus on practical struggles and strategies on how we can experience true forgiveness. This series is based on Kay Arthur's book of the same name.

  • April-May 2017

    spiritual warfare:  overcoming the enemy

    Ephesians 6:10-20 describes the Armor of God that all Christians should wear as we engage in spiritual warfare throughout our daily living.  This series is based on Kay Arthur's book of the same name.

  • March 2017

    Stewardship:  Principles and purposes

    Christians should view stewardship as an important aspect of our lives.  Our understanding of Biblical principles should guide our decision making because everything we have belongs to God. 

  • february 2017

    Before Amen:  the power of a simple prayer

    Taken from the book with the same name written by Max Lucado, this series addresses questions such as How often do you pray and for what?  Are your prayers focused on your wants and needs or do you intercede for others? Participants are encouraged the book's study guide.

  • JANUARY-february 2017

    Everyday Evangelism:  are you "too good" to share?

    Sharing the Gospel message through evangelism isn’t a suggestion, fad, or casual affair.  In Matthew 28:16-20, Jesus clearly states the mandate and eternal rewards for “The Great Commission.”  


    During this month’s Bible Study, we will learn about the proper attitudes Christians should have about everyday evangelism by looking at experiences of Jonah and Peter.

  • November-December 2016

    Authentic fellowship:  rebuilding walls, filling gaps, and rejecting distractions

    The book of Nehemiah provides a clear roadmap on how Israel responds to their broken fellowship with God.  During this series, we will identity the physical and spiritual walls (barriers), gaps (deficiencies) and distractions (worldliness) we must overcome in order to develop and maintain authentic fellowship with Christians and non-Christians. 

  • August- november 2016

    Signs of Life:  Back to the basics of christianity

    Inspired by David Jeremiah's book by the same title, our current Bible study series looks at how Christian's love for God and man should be manifested by specific characteristics.  Just as we look for signs of physical alertness and activity, we should look for similar spiritual signs that point to our living the Gospel Message and Great Commission.  

  • June-July 2016

    evangelism and the believer

    Although evangelism is one of the spiritual gifts, all Christians are commanded to and are responsible for evangelizing to family, friends, and our community (Matthew 28:16-20).  Adapted from Chapter 11 of Fundamentals of the Faith, this unit will address the mandates, motives, methods, and message about evangelism.  Feel free to listen to Dr. John MacArthur's sermon Fishing for Men.  

  • January-may 2016

    Spiritual Gifts

    During this unit adapted from Chapter 10 of Fundamentals of the Faith, we will discuss the types, purposes, and functions of spiritual gifts for Christians. We encourage you to listen to Dr. John MacArthur's sermon:  Miracles, Healings, and Tongues.

  • December 2015

    Is the bible really relevant anymore?

    The Bible is God's eternal and infallible word whose truths do not depend upon our feelings or opinions.  We should not allow moral relativism, post modernism, and political correctness to creep into the church.  Key verses in the series include  II Timothy 3:16-17 and Hebrews 4:12.

  • August-november 2015

    The Church:  Fellowship and Worship

    During this unit adapted from Chapter 9 of Fundamentals of the Faith, we will discuss characteristics and implications of the Universal and Local Church, examples of fellowship with God and fellow believers, reasons and benefits of worship, and proper responses to church ordinances.  Prior to the lesson, please listen to Dr. John MacArthur's sermon The Body of Christ.

  • May-July 2015

    Prayer and the believer

    When speaking of prayer, there are four important areas to look at: adoration, confession, thanksgiving, and supplication. The acronym ACTS will be in review, as we look at how to pray. Adapted from Chapter 8 of Fundamentals of the Faith, our discussion will include possible hindrances in prayer and repentance. We will also talk about four important areas of prayer: adoration, confession, thanksgiving, and supplication.

  • August 2013-june 2015

    Fundamentals of the Faith

    Lessons are adapted from Chapters 1-7 of John MacArthur's workbook Fundamentals of the Faith: 13 Lessons to Grow in the Grace and Knowledge of Jesus Christ. For a more detailed list of lessons along with links to MacArthur's supplemental sermon podcasts, please visit our Fundamentals of Faith Archive.  

  • August 2012-july 2013


    Lessons about witnessing were adapted from Daniel Meyer's Witness Essentials. Our Witnessing Bible Study Archive contains handouts and online resources.

  • june-august 2012


    Lessons about evangelism were adapted from Kelli Mahoney’s handout Types of Evangelism.  Our Evangelism Bible Study Archive and Evangelism Core Value Page contain handouts and online resources.

  • March-June 2012


    Lessons about discipleship were adapted from Greg Ogden's Discipleship Essentials. Visit our Discipleship Bible Study Archive for handouts and online resources.