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)

Laurelwood’s Women’s Bible Study, September-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.

 

 

GEMS (Grace & Encouragement for Moms)

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. Meets the 2nd and 4th Thursday from 9-11:30am, starting up again in the fall.  For moms with children from birth to kindergarten

 

 

Prayer Partners

If you are interested in having and being a prayer partner, sign up at the Women’s Ministry table on Sundays, or contact Elizabeth Hightower

 

 

Shower Ministry

Coordinates showers of love for new brides and new moms.

 

 

Mentoring

There are always opportunities for women to invest into each other. Contact Margie Ferris for more information.

 

 

Share The Care

Women supporting women in the church who are housebound due to illness, caring for a family member or other challenges that may prevent them from attending church. Contact Debra Kanis for more information.

 

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.