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.

 

Laurelwood Men

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 fellowship, evangelism, discipleship, service and leadership. We want to know God intimately, have the zeal to walk as Jesus walked, and to reach others for Christ.

 

Fellowship

Fellowship builds relationships

Doing things with other men brings a healthy balance to life. Age should make no difference. Whether it is attending a breakfast, going to a retreat such as Men’s Round Up or our yearly event, you will be revived, inspired, and challenged to be a better friend, husband, father, and minister of the Gospel (Philippians 2:3 NASB).

 

Evangelism

The Gospel is Good News

Sharing what Jesus has done in your life can take place wherever you are at. Whether it is at home, school, the store, or on vacation, the key is to offer others the truth with grace (2 Timothy 1:9 NASB). Activities such as hiking, fishing, boating, hunting, sports, and camping are also non-threatening activities that can provide opportunities to share the gospel. A “7 for Heaven” card is a great tool to help reach those around you with this good news.

 

Discipleship

Growth is an On-going Process

Men are searching for answers to their “manhood” questions. Society is redefining what being a man should be. From responsibilities and roles to gender identification and sexual preferences, men are constantly being challenged with who they are and what model to follow. The biblical call is to renew the mind not simply follow the pattern of the world (Romans 12:2 NASB). Our quest must be to follow the biblical manhood modeled by Jesus Christ. 

 

Current Study 

Wednesday Mornings | 6:00 a.m. | Room 306

Living Water. Helper. Lord. Many believers long for a clearer understanding of the Holy Spirit and the role He plays in our relationship with God. The good news is, when we study the Bible, the Spirit’s specific identity and work as a member of the Trinity is made clear.

In The Power of The Holy Spirit’s Names, bestselling author and pastor Dr. Tony Evans examines 12 of the Spirit’s most significant titles and what they reveal about this powerful, present, and personal expression of the triune God. As you read, you’ll gain eye-opening insights into how the Spirit moves within the hearts of believers while learning how His indwelling of you shapes your unique faith.

 

Service

Faith Cannot Be Without Works

Jesus came to serve not to be served (Mark 10:45 NASB). Helping our widows, seniors, single moms, and other attendees of our church through practical things such as repairs, painting, and moving is a start. Supporting the church through workdays or the annual picnic or other ministries in their efforts is another. Combine these with helping friends, neighborhoods, schools, and communities outside of the church, all model loving Jesus and people.

 

Current Service Opportunities

  • Prayer time for our church transition
    Thursday Evenings | 6:30 pm | Module 2

Leadership

Leadership is a learned skill

Men’s Leadership Class will train you in skills to lead in love and truth. Join in becoming a “band of brothers” through the year growing in both faith, strength, and commitment. Classes take place, as scheduled, on Sunday from 8-9 am and are kept to around 15 men. Putting knowledge into practice such as helping to lead Men’s Ministry and other ministries of the church is an investment today that will yield rich blessings later (Hebrews 6:10 NASB).

 

Syd Jones
Mike Lewis
Doug Lundahl
Mike Randall
Bob Skoubo

 

Laurelwood Women

 

Encouraging the Women of Laurelwood to Follow Jesus Together as we study the Word, as we establish and deepen relationships in community, and as we allow women to serve in areas that utilize their God given gifts and talents.

 

Building Relationships

 

 

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First Fridays  l  October-May @ 7 pm in the Worship Center

A casual time to connect through fellowship, testimony, and discussion. The first Friday of each month October-May at 7pm in the Worship Center. Details for each First Friday will be available one month prior, check back often for details!

Contact: Allison DeViney for more information

 

Did you miss one of the First Fridays?  Though we’d love to have you there with us, we know sometimes life is busy. We’re now posting recordings of our past speakers on our YouTube channel so you won’t miss out on the encouragement.  The only thing we can’t duplicate is the personal encouragement through relationships that happen when we meet in person, so we hope you’ll plan to join us next month!

You can view past First Friday events on our YouTube Channel

 

Bible Studies

We believe the word of God is the foundation for our spiritual growth. 

(2 Timothy 3:16-17)

 

Tuesday Mornings  l  9:30-11:30am  l  Laurelwood Worship Center

“Breathe: Making Room for Sabbath” by Priscilla Shirer facilitated by Cindy Demos ($15)—begins 2/21

One of the greatest challenges among women in our culture is taking time to cease from all the activities and just breathe. We are in bondage to busyness. We constantly strive to complete the limitless to-do lists that hinder us from experiencing all that God has for us. By neglecting time for tranquility, serenity, and repose, we limit our Christlikeness and miss out on some of God’s greatest gifts. In the Old Testament, Sabbath was given to the Israelites as a gift, and it is still a gift to us today. If you are weary, worn out, and exhausted, then the concept of Sabbath will change your life.

Link to purchase book

 

“Romans: Encountering the Gospel’s Power” facilitated by Connie Russell ($12)—begins 9/13

The gospel has power: the power to save us, the power to change the world. In Paul’s letter to the Romans he explains the power we’ve been given to be effective witnesses, overcome sin, be wholly committed to God, handle differences in Christ’s body, and be responsible Christian citizens. The truth in Romans will transform your thinking and convict your heart as you discover the power of the gospel for every area of your life and our world. John Stott was one of the world’s leading and most-loved Bible teachers and preachers. In this Bible study guide you can explore Scripture under his guidance, enhancing your own in-depth study with insights gained from his years of immersion in God’s Word.

Link to purchase book

 

Luke (Life Change Study) facilitated by Connie Pratt ($11)—begins 9/13

We all fear being left out, being exposed as outsiders. Jesus constantly encountered people―like us―who were longing to belong. Luke himself was an outsider to Jesus’ community, and yet there he found a new family and a new future. In his Gospel, we discover how Jesus responded to people like us. Jesus didn’t simply redraw the lines and create a wider circle. He erased the lines by drawing all people to Himself, no matter their social status. Study Luke’s Gospel and see how God made room―for everyone.

Link to purchase book

 

1st & 3rd Tuesday Evenings  l  7:00-9:00pm  l  Elizabeth Hightower’s Home

Isaiah: Striving Less and Trusting God More facilitated by Jen Lindsay ($23)—begins 2/7

Isaiah served as God’s mouthpiece to the nation of Judah but also to the surrounding nations. His message echoes into our lives today as we read his call to rely on the Lord. Using the genres of poetry, narrative, and prophecy, Isaiah communicated clearly that followers of God could trust in Him. As you study the chapters Isaiah wrote—from his challenging words to the nation of Israel to his prophecies of the Messiah to come—learn to rest in God’s promises and grow in trust. Unpacking Isaiah’s words will reveal that you can trust God more than your own human effort or the counterfeits the world suggests. You won’t be striving harder, but instead trusting more deeply the Faithful One who is so worthy of our utter dependence. In Him you’ll find the comfort and peace you need to sustain you.

Link to purchase book

 

 

Sign up for a Bible Study

 

 

Mentoring & Encouragement

There are times in life when it’s important to meet with others to offer encouragement or to celebrate!   (Romans 12:15)

 

Mentoring

Contact: Margie Ferris for more information

Mentoring is an intentional friendship among women of differing spiritual maturity. (Titus 2:3-5)

 

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 Biblical 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.

 

Bridal and Baby Showers | Watch bulletin for upcoming showers

Contact: Sana Rheaume for more information

Our women love to celebrate the joys of new beginnings.  EVERYONE is welcome to come and be an encouragement! We celebrate women who are engaged or expecting their first baby born while attending Laurelwood.

 

Victorious Sisterhood  l  See Calendar for details

Contact: Elizabeth Hightower for more information

A special group for single, divorced and widowed women who have chosen to live VICTORIOUS LIVES IN CHRIST in spite of life’s circumstances. Meets every-other month.

 

 

Laurelwood Seniors

 

 

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.

 

 

Ministry Goals

Encourage seniors through fellowship and support
1. Scheduled regular or frequent opportunities when seniors can gather
2. Supporting each other through prayer, words of encouragement, and our time

Grow together by studying/reading God’s Word and worshipping Him
1. Bi-weekly Bible study and scripture reading
2. Worshipping through prayer and singing of hymns

Upcoming Activities

Senior Hymn Sing

February 16, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Please join us for a special time of fellowship and worship.  Do you have a favorite Bible verse?  We will take time to share God’s word as well as sing some of your favorite hymns. Cookies will be provided. 

Sign- ups will be on February 5 or 12 at the Senior kiosk.

 

Please visit the church bulletins for announcements of planned activities.

 

LBC Young Adults

Vision statement

“Joining Young adults together to prepare them to face the world in fellowship with Christ”

 

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

 

 

 

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