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:  “Two are better than one, Because they have a good reward for their labor. For if they fall, one will lift up his companion. But woe to him who is alone when he falls, For he has no one to help him up. Again, if two lie down together, they will keep warm; But how can one be warm alone? Though one may be overpowered by another, two can withstand him. And a threefold cord is not quickly broken.” Ecclesiastes 4:9-12


Small Group Fellowship & Bible Study

Off campus 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




Ecclesiastes: The Search for Meaning

Men’s Bible Study

Meets Wednesday mornings from 6:00am-7:30am in room 306. AND, Thursday evenings from 6:30-8:00pm in Room 306. 

See you there!


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.




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).




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.




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 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.


Women’s Retreat 2018

Beautifully Rooted

April 20-22


WOW (Women of the Word) Bible Study   

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.



  • “Gideon” by Priscilla Shirer, facilitated by Connie Russell with Belinda Smith as Co-Leader

Tuesday morning Jan 9- May 15, 2018  9:15-11:30am

Childcare is available for children ages birth – 5years

Do you ever feel overwhelmed?  Inexperienced?  Intimidated?  Insufficient?  Too old?  Too young?  Too invisible?  Too afraid?
Gideon’s story involves far more than a wet fleece and a battle won with 300 soldiers.  His epic victory actually tells of one man’s struggle with his own weakness – and the One True God who transformed it into triumph.


  • “The Shelter of God’s Promises” by Sheila Walsh, facilitated by Melissa Gentile

Tuesday morning Jan 9 – May 15, 2018  9:15-11:30am

Childcare is available for children ages birth – 5years

In The Shelter of God’s Promises, gifted Bible study teacher Sheila Walsh explores Scripture for what God has promised us, what God’s promises mean, and how these promises provide the foundation for daily confidence, joy and hope. Join us for fellowship, laughter and tears as we journey through Scripture together, uncovering these promises and learning to apply them to our daily lives. 


  • “James” by JI Packer, Facilitated by Connie Pratt

Tuesday morning  Jan 9 – May 15, 2018  9:15-11:30am

Childcare is available for children ages birth – 5years

We will be studying the book of James which is considered to be the NT version of the book of Proverbs because of its practical advice. James also challenges us to live a life of genuine faith and heartfelt obedience.


Contact Miwa Satoh for questions regarding Morning Bible studies.


  • “Discerning the Voice of God: How to Recognize When God Speaks” by Priscilla Shirer, facilitated by Mary Dombrow

2nd & 4th Tuesday Jan 9 – May 15, 2018  7-9pm at Elizabeth Hightower’s home

Childcare is NOT available

Learn to recognize God’s character, language, and tone of voice as you spend time in His Word and understand the role of the Holy Spirit.


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




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.


Watch for these special classes for Women:


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

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.


“Women Mentoring Women”

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



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