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
“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.
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 Sign up today!
Laurelwood’s Women’s Bible Study, September 11-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.
Tuesday AM | 9-11:30 am | @ LBC | Childcare for ages birth-5 years
**TUESDAY AM Classes begin September 11th**
An Unexplainable Life: Recovering the Wonder & Devotion of the Early Church
Facilitator: Katie Doel | $9
An Unexplainable Life is a call to reignite the mission and movement of the early church individually and collectively. This 10-week, verse-by-verse Bible study of Acts 1-12 transports readers back to the early days of the Christian church, challenging our modern-day assumptions and inviting us to join Jesus in His work today. (No video)
Stepping Up: A Journey Through the Psalms of Ascent
Facilitators: Cindy Demos & Connie Russell | $13
Stepping Up is a 7-session in-depth study of Psalms 120-134. Traveling pilgrims sang these psalms both on the way to the great festivals of the LORD and as key elements of the worship at those festivals. Just as a song or poem can express feelings of fear, doubt, hope, and joy, these 15 psalms model how we can voice our own petitions and praises to our God, who is always available and ready to hear us. (Video)
Romans (Life Application Bible Study, NLT)
Facilitators: Connie Pratt & Carolyn Jeletic | $10
In Romans Paul makes clear the foundations of our faith (what to believe) and gives us clear practical guidelines for living a Christ centered life (how to behave). (No video)
2nd & 4th Tuesday PM | 7-9 pm | @ Elizabeth Higtower’s Home | $13
**TUESDAY PM Class begins September 11th**
Jesus the One and Only
Facilitators: Elizabeth Hightower & Mary Dombrow
Jesus the One and Only is an 11 session study of the life of Jesus based on the book of Luke. Get to know Jesus intimately as you are lead through the hills of Galilee with the Teacher, across the lake with the Master, and finally, on the road toward the cross with the Savior. (Video)
Thursday PM | 6:30-8:30 pm | @ LBC | Room TBD |No Childcare | $11
**THURSDAY PM Class begins September 13th**
Life Ready Woman: Thriving in a Do-It-All World
Facilitator: Becky Doel
Being a “Life Ready” woman means you are clear about your life, bold in your faith, and able to find God’s best for you. There is a way to be “ready” for life that leads to peace and enjoyment rather than stress and regret. Within the words of the Bible we can find a road map that applies directly to our lives as contemporary women: an encouraging, life-giving blueprint you can look to for clarity about the unique design, callings, balance, choices, relationships, and direction that God has for you. (Video)
GEMS (Grace & Encouragement for Moms)
2nd & 4th Thursday Sept 13 – 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
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
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.