We love connecting with one another here! There are many different ways for you to find your place among the community of believers and build lasting relationships that encourage and empower you. If you are looking for a place to belong and would like to gather more information about our ministries, this is a great place to discover how you can begin your journey here.

 

Young Adults

Vision statement

“Joining Young adults together to prepare them to face the world in fellowship with Christ”

 

Age group: 18-25 years old

 

At Young Adults, we strive to be intentional and authentic in our fellowship by sharing the highs and lows of our weeks with each other and choosing studies specific to the passions and desires of the group. We want to build each other up as we grow together in this strange but exciting transition from youth to adulthood. God intended for us to be in community with fellow believers, so we encourage any young adults looking for that to connect with us.

 

Group verse:  “Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.” Hebrews 10:23-25

 

Small Group Fellowship & Bible Study

Weekly meetings every Tuesday night from 7-9pm. For more details email Joshua Espasandin.

 

 

Men's Ministry

Our purpose in Men’s Ministry is to develop a thriving community of Christian men who know God intimately, have zeal to walk as Jesus walked and desire to reach and disciple others for Christ.

 

We believe that a lifestyle of worship – glorifying God in all we do (1 Corinthians 10:31) – is a balance of fellowship, discipleship, ministry, and evangelism. Every component of our ministry is dedicated to one of these core values.

“Discipline yourself for the purpose of godliness” 1 Timothy 4:7
“As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another” Proverbs 27:17

 

 

Discipleship

Men’s Fraternity: The Quest for Manhood

http://www.mensfraternity.com

Meets Wednesday mornings from 6:00am-7:30am in the Great Room at LBC.

 

Men’s Fraternity provides men with an encouraging process that teaches them how to live lives of authentic manhood as modeled by Jesus Christ and directed by the Word of God. Contact Pascal Gentile for more information.

 

Swordsmen for Christ/Swordsmen for Life:
We acknowledge the preeminence of the Bible being the Word of God as vital for our spiritual growth. It is our desire to memorize one scripture verse a week for the rest of our lives.

 

 

Fellowship

A group from church goes to Men’s Round Up, always returning home revived, inspired and challenged to be a better father, husband and Christian (Ephesians 5:25).

 

 

Ministry

We get together a group of men every year for a work day to help our widows, seniors and single moms with chores and tasks around the house that they need help with.

 

 

Evangelism

The following event is a non-threatening activity where people can come and have a good time with other men:
Annual golf tournament: Usually held in July at one of our local courses.

 

 

Leadership

 Leadership is a learned skill.  Pastor Mike teaches a Men’s Leadership Class from September 18 – May from 8-9am.  Classes are kept to around 15 men.  This class will train you in leadership skills as you put them into practice.  An investment today will yield rich blessings later.  Join Pastor Mike as you become a “band of brothers” this year, alert to what is happening around us, growing in both faith and strength as we lead in love and truth. Click here to view the Men’s Leadership Class Brochure.

 

 

 

Women's Ministry

It is the Mission of Women’s Ministries to provide opportunities for the women of Laurelwood to grow in knowledge and wisdom through the study of God’s Word, as well as other Christian literature; to provide opportunities for our women to establish and deepen relationships with one another, to come alongside women who are experiencing hurtful life situations and give godly counsel, and to train women for service by providing opportunities to utilize their gifts and talents.

 

 

WOW (Women of the Word) Bible Study   Register Now!

Laurelwood’s Women’s Bible Study, September 12-May. Many have been challenged and inspired during these times of study and fellowship. Dig deep and grow in knowledge of the Bible and God’s truth.

 

 

  • “Anointed, Transformed, Redeemed; A Study of David” by Beth Moore, Priscilla Shirer and Kay Arthur, Facilitated by Connie Russell, Belinda Smith & Katie Doel

Tuesday morning Sept 12 – May  9:15-11:30am

Childcare is available for children ages birth – 5years

These three beloved authors each teach two lessons from different stages of David’s life; as a young man, middle aged man, and as a man facing the final third of his life. You’ll laugh with them,cry with them and learn to love God with them.

 

  • “Galatians, Life Change” Bible Study, Facilitated by Pauline Nordlund & Connie Pratt

Tuesday morning Sept 12 – May  9:15-11:30am

Childcare is available for children ages birth – 5years

Galatians is a bible study to encourage believers through God’s Word to maintain your faith and stand firm against false teachings. Participants will learn to apply relevant scriptures to their lives.

Contact Miwa Satoh for questions about regarding Morning Bible studies.

 

  • “The Armor of God” By Priscilla Shirer, Facilitated by Mary Dombrow

2nd & 4th Tuesday Sept 12-May  7-9pm at Elizabeth Hightower’s home

Childcare is NOT available

All day, every day, an invisible war rages around you – unseen, unheard, yet felt throughout every aspect of your life. A devoted, devilish enemy seeks to wreak havoc on everything that matters to you. But his battle plan depends on catching you unaware and unarmed. If you’re tired of being pushed around and caught with your guard down, this study is for you!

 

Contact Mary Dombrow for questions regarding the Evening Bible Study.

 

 

GEMS (Grace & Encouragement for Moms)

2nd & 4th Thursday Sept 14 – May  9:30-11:30am

For moms with children from birth to kindergarten

 

LBC GEMS exists to empower, educate and equip moms as they encourage each other to cultivate excellence as wives, mothers, and members of our community. Listen to speakers on relevant topics, be encouraged and strengthened by other moms experiencing the same things you are, as well as from experienced moms offering advice, comfort and prayer.

 

If you are interested in learning more contact Crista Hagan

 

 

Shower Ministry

Our women love to celebrate the joys of new beginnings. Watch weekly announcements in the e-bulletin for the latest showers. EVERYONE is welcome to come and be an encouragement!

 

For questions contact Katie Doel

 

 

Mentoring

This is a ministry for women of all ages based on Titus 2:3-5. It is a ministry that intentionally develops friendships among women of differing spiritual maturity. Women invest in the lives of one another through encouragement, guidance, listening, laughing and loving.

 

Are you interested in becoming a mentor? A mentor is a woman who is successfully navigating the seasons and experiences of life. She is a mature woman who is developing in faith and consistent in godly conduct.

 

Are you interested in being mentored? “Merea” is a Hebrew term that means young friend. A Merea is a woman who welcomes the insights and knowledge of a more mature woman. She desires to develop certain skills and/or strengths for her personal, spiritual journey.

 

Contact Margie Ferris for more information.

 

Sundays Sept 17 – Nov 19  9:00-10:00am

 

“How to Help a Friend: Coming along side in times of trial”

Taught by Carley Wecks

Register Now!

As women our desire is to help each other in times of struggle to rely on the lord and trust Him more deeply. Come learn tools to encourage and support each other biblically and relationally.

 

Sundays Jan 21 – Mar 25, 2018  9:00-10:00am

 

“Women Mentoring Women”

Taught by Elizabeth Hightower

 

During this seven-week course you will learn what mentoring is and what it isn’t. You will experience a mentoring relationship as we read a wonderful book entitled “Calm My Anxious Heart” by Linda Dillow. The class will equip you to become a mentor, should you choose to do so.

 

For questions about these classes contact Allison DeViney

 

 

Share The Care

This is a unique ministry designed to connect women, who are unable to attend church due to a prolonged illness, with the Laurelwood community. We also desire to help meet the needs of those who are recovering from surgery or are acting as care-giver to their spouse. This ministry may involve making a few phone calls, sending a few cards or driving a lady to an appointment. It doesn’t require a huge time commitment but there are enormous blessings in store!

 

Please contact Tammy Lansaw if you are interested in finding out more or speak with one of our women at the Women’s Kiosk

 

BoomersPlus (Retired)

We call our ministry to seniors the “Boomers Plus Ministry,” comprised of an active retired & semi-retired senior age group of people who meet on the 3rd Thursday of every month (except November) for fellowship and support. We have a variety of luncheon programs and day trips within the local area. Our Christmas luncheon is usually scheduled early in December with a special speaker and is held at a local restaurant. We seek to meet annually with the youth of the church to establish relationships and support them with prayer. We invite all retired & semi-retired friends and members of the church to be a part of our time together.

 

 

Boomers Goals

Fellowship and Support
1. Monthly meetings and day trips
2. Phone calls to seniors who don’t attend by active participants
3. Visit more of the people who can no longer attend church

Adopt a family
1. Find out needs of family
2. Available to advise
3. Pray for them on a regular basis

Praying for the Youth of Laurelwood
1. Meet once a year with the youth
2. Get monthly requests
3. Seek personal contact from time to time either by seeing them at church or by telephone

 

 

Outreach Opportunities

Angel Tree Outreach

Angel tree is an organization that sponsors inmates to give gifts to their children while they are serving time.  Boomers Plus has partnered with Angel Tree to coordinate Laurelwood Volunteers to donate gifts and bibles and deliver them along with the message of Christ to children.

 

 

Please contact the office for more information or questions about these ministries.