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.
LBC Young Adults
“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 monthly meetings. For more details email Joshua Espasandin.
The purpose of Men’s Ministry is to develop a thriving, inter-generational community of Christian men who, together, are resisting passivity, accepting responsibility, living courageously, and investing eternally.
(1 Corinthians 16:13-14 NASB)
We believe that this community reflects a lifestyle of worship – glorifying God in all we do. This community is accomplished through the components of leadership, discipleship, fellowship, service, and evangelism. We want to know God intimately, have the zeal to walk as Jesus walked, and to reach others for Christ.
Leadership is a learned skill. Pastor Mike teaches a Men’s Leadership Class from September – May on Sundays from 8-9 am. 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.
Studying Your Bible Inductively
How do we go from just reading our Bible to knowing what it means and how we should respond? Inductive study gives us a process to go beyond our culture, preconceptions, prior teachings, and previous conclusions to knowing what God is saying to us right now as we study. The three elements of the process are:
- Observation – What does the scripture say?
- Interpretation – What does the scripture mean?
- Application – What do I do in response to the scripture?
Beginning October 15, 2020
Sign up by October 13!
Thursday Evenings | 6:30-8 pm | Module 1 (safety measures will be in effect!)
A group from church goes to Men’s Round Up (this link takes you to a typical year’s schedule), always returning home revived, inspired and challenged to be a better father, husband and Christian (Philippians 2:3 NASB). Click here for information on this year’s event which will take place at Laurelwood on November 6 & 7.
We get together a group of men every year for a workday to help our widows, seniors, single moms and other church attenders with tasks that they need help with. We also help each year with the church picnic.
We try to have activities that are non-threatening where men can come and have a good time with other men. An annual golf tournament is usually held in July at one of our local courses. A retreat usually takes place in the fall, one year at the church and another year at the coast. Hiking, fishing, and camping are also just a few activities that can provide opportunities to share the gospel.
Encouraging the women of Laurelwood to love God, love people, and make disciples.
Fall 2020 Bible Studies
Classes Begin The Week of October 5
We believe the word of god is the foundation for our spiritual growth.
(2 Timothy 3:16-17)
EVERY OTHER MONDAY 7-9 PM VIA ZOOM
“Be Still and Know”
Facilitator: Melissa Gentile
Books: Available from Melissa, $10
The focus of the study is to meditate on God’s Word and plant it deep within our hearts. Hebrews 4:12 tells us that God’s Word is alive and active. It has the power to change us, direct our steps, and bring joy to our souls. It is our life, our breath, and the hope of our days. Go slowly and plant the words deeply in your heart, asking the Holy Spirit to water, grow, and produce fruit in your life. May God revive our hearts and remind us of the beauty of the gospel as we begin this adventure.
TUESDAY 9:15-11:30 AM IN PERSON @ LBC
MASKS REQUIRED, NO CHILDCARE
“Philippians: Christ the Source of Joy and Strength”
Facilitators: Connie Russell & Gloria Smith
Books: Order here or contact Miwa Satoh
The people in the city of Philippi who received this letter from their friend, Paul, were suffering from two of Christianity’s greatest adversaries: self-sufficiency and complacency. While writing this letter from a Roman prison cell, Paul was able to provide a unique perspective on these enemies of our faith. Even as he faced horrific trials, Paul continued to encourage his brothers and sisters by declaring that his imprisonment was reason for joy.
This letter also includes Paul’s concerns for the church regarding spiritual and practical matters, such as unity and false teachers. He urges the believers to maintain their spiritual commitment and integrity as well as to continue to grow in Christ.
“Nehemiah: Standing Firm in the Face of Opposition”
Facilitator: Connie Pratt
Books: Order here or contact Miwa Satoh
The life of Nehemiah is an inspiring testament to the power of determination. Years after Jerusalem’s defeat by Babylon, the Jewish people returned to their land, only to discover a city left in ruins. Surrounded by enemies, Nehemiah finds himself tasked with an overwhelming charge: To rebuild the walls of his beloved city. This Bible study examines Nehemiah’s remarkable journey from the everyday to the extraordinary, and explores the unique power found in perseverance.
TUESDAY 7-9 PM VIA ZOOM
“Finding Hope During Grief and Covid”
Facilitator: Carolyn Jeletic
Materials: Available via Email from Carolyn
We have all lost Freedoms, the ability to physically worship together, physical connection to family or friends, or the ability to mourn the deaths of loved ones or to see our children go back to school with their friends. In this study, we’ll work through eight lessons that help us put our hope and faith in Jesus during difficult times.
Lesson 1: Trusting in God and Being Honest with Him
Lesson 2: Running to the Lord for Comfort
Lesson 3: Falling into the Grief Traps of Temptation
Lesson 4: Believers are One Body
Lesson 5: Giving Thanks During Grief
Lesson 6: Keeping Up with Your Spiritual Habits
Lesson 7: Celebrating God’s Promises and Eternal Life
Lesson 8: Giving Away the Comfort You Have Received
WEDNESDAY 7-9 PM VIA ZOOM
Women of the Word: Discipleship Group
Facilitator: Allison DeViney
Materials: Bible, Journal and a Bible Reading Plan
“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” Psalm 119:105
Reading the Bible is foundational to our growth as disciples of Christ. As we read, we learn more about God and what He has done which gives comfort and strength to those who believe in Him. In this self-paced class, we’ll share the joy and the challenges of reading through the scripture. Whether you’re new to reading the Bible and feel overwhelmed or intimidated -OR- you’re already reading and would love to share what you’re learning with others, please join us!
Contact: Miwa Satoh if you are interested in finding out more or speak with one of our women at the Women’s Kiosk
Mentoring is an intentional friendship among women of differing spiritual maturity. (Titus 2:3-5)
Through mentoring women invest in the lives of one another trough encouragement, guidance, listening, laughing and loving one another.
Contact: Margie Ferris if you are interested in finding out more or speak with one of our women at the Women’s Kiosk
There are times in life when it’s important to meet with others to offer encouragement or to celebrate! (Romans 12:15)
Grace and Encouragement for Moms
2nd & 4th Thursday Sept 13 – May from 9:30-11:30am. For moms looking for community, childcare for ages birth to 5 yrs.
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.
Registration for Fall 2020 begins May 28 – $20 at registration, $40 in September. See the Women’s Kiosk for more information or contact Katie below.
Contact: Katie Doel if you are interested in finding out more or speak with one of our women at the Women’s Kiosk
A special support group for single women who have chosen to live VICTORIOUS LIVES IN CHRIST in spite of life’s circumstances. Meets every-other month.
Contact: Elizabeth Hightower if you are interested in finding out more or speak with one of our women at the Women’s Kiosk
Bridal & Baby Showers
We love to celebrate the joy of new beginnings! Watch the e-bulletin or Facebook for announcements. Everyone is welcome to be an encouragement!
Contact: Natalie Wilde if you are interested in finding out more or speak with one of our women at the Women’s Kiosk
God created us for relationship. Throughout the year we offer opportunities for women to connect. (Hebrews 10:24-25)
Contact: Allison DeViney
Fall & Spring Gatherings
A casual time to connect through testimony, discussion and worship.
Prayer Journal Make & Take
Friday, April 17 | 7-9 pm | $5
All ages welcome! Katie will lead us in creating and organizing a prayer journal.
Women’s Fall Retreat
Our annual weekend retreat allows women to get away and connect with God and each other.
Activities that bring us together to learn something new, try something you haven’t done for a while or to just have fun!
Laurelwood Seniors is 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 invite all retired & semi-retired friends and members of the church to be a part of our time together.
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
Currently, all activities are on hold.
Please contact the office for more information or questions about these ministries.