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 weekly meetings every Tuesday night from 7-9pm. For more details email Joshua Espasandin.
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
Men’s Retreat 2019 | Sign Up Here!
“The Great Adventure” by Robert Lewis
Men’s Bible Study
Meets Wednesday mornings from 6:00am-7:30am in room 303. AND, Thursday evenings from 6:30-8:00pm in Module 1.
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.
Encouraging the women of Laurelwood to love God, love people, and make disciples.
We believe the word of god is the foundation for our spiritual growth.
Bible studies begin in September and January and are offered in both the morning (with childcare through age 5) and evenings to fit in your schedule.
Beginning September 10, 2019
Tuesdays | 9:15-11:30 AM | @ Laurelwood
Western Seminary “New Testament Overview” & Journaling through James | $15
6 Video Lessons from Western Seminary Professor Dr. Carl Laney
Class Facilitated by Connie Russell & Crista Hagan
This course will guide you through the major events and themes of the New Testament. The lessons will begin with “God’s Plan for the Ages” and end with “James”. The class will take a pause in the Western curriculum from late October through December to study the book of James in depth through journaling. The class will resume the video curriculum in January.
The Minor Prophets (Wiersbe Study Series) | $11
Class Facilitated by Connie Pratt
The twelve books of the Minor Prophets are anything but minor. Spanning 450 years, these writings offer a revealing look into the character, nature and heart of God. Based on six Minor Prophets—Hosea, Joel, Jonah, Nahum, Habakkuk, and Malachi—this study offers rich perspective on how God’s plans and purposes intersect in the lives of His people.
2nd & 4th Tuesdays | 7-9 PM | Offsite
Western Seminary “Bible Survey a Big Screen Perspective” $15
10 Video Lessons from Western Seminary Professor Dr. Bert Downs
Class Facilitated by Mary Dombrow
For some of us our knowledge of the Bible is like a refrigerator door covered with post-it notes, each containing an important message but there is no coherence between them. For some it’s like reading a Dictionary; a lot of important pieces of information but no thread to the story. This course will help you make sense of all those pieces. Dr. Downs will give you a file cabinet containing major folders into which you can insert your individual file folders. If you want to be able to summarize the Bible on a table napkin, this will give you a way to do that. (No childcare provided for this class)
Sign up online or at the Laurelwood Women’s Kiosk
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.
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 360.936.6889
Fall & Spring Gatherings
A casual time to connect through testimony, discussion and worship.
Women’s Spring Retreat
Our annual weekend retreat in April 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!
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.
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.