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.
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 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).
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.
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.
New study starts Wednesday, September 13th at 6 a.m. in Room 306.
Book can be purchased online.
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
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.
We believe the word of God is the foundation for our spiritual growth.
(2 Timothy 3:16-17)
Tuesday Mornings, starting September 19 | 9:30 – 11:30 AM | Laurelwood Worship Center
Armor of God
Facilitators: Connie Russell and Laurie Hall
All day, every day, an invisible war rages around you — unseen, unheard, yet felt throughout every aspect of your life. A devoted, devilish enemy seeks to wreak havoc on everything that matters to you: your heart, your mind, your marriage, your children, your relationships, your resilience, your dreams, your destiny. But his battle plan depends on catching you unaware and unarmed. If you’re tired of being pushed around and caught with your guard down, this study is for you.
Link to order on Amazon
Facilitator: Connie Pratt
The Acts of the Apostles is an amazing book that easily could be called The Acts of the Holy Spirit. It is a page-turner with signs and wonders, danger and intrigue, conflicts and confrontations. In this 30-lesson study, you will engage with ordinary people who do extraordinary things as God empowers them. You also will clearly see God’s love as He establishes His church. Engage Bible Studies connect you with the enduring truth of God’s Word. Come out of the clutter and clanging of our culture and discover the peace of meeting the God of the Bible in the pages of His Word.
Link to order on Amazon
Tuesday Evenings | 6:30 – 8:30 PM | Elizabeth Hightower’s Home
September 19, October 10, November 7, and December
Prayer and Fellowship Meal
Facilitator: Jennifer Lindsay
The Tuesday Evening Lady’s Bible Study will be shifting to a once-per-month prayer and fellowship meal for the fall semester. Join us from 6:30–8:30pm, Tuesday, September 19, October 10, November 7, and December 19 at Elizabeth Hightower’s Home where we’ll share a simple meal, a devotional, and walk through life together. For more information, contact Jennifer Lindsay or sign up at the Women’s Kiosk.
Mentoring & Encouragement
There are times in life when it’s important to meet with others to offer encouragement or to celebrate! (Romans 12:15)
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 Next event Saturday, August 19th, 2 P.M. | 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 is comprised of active retired and semi-retired seniors who enjoy meeting for fellowship and support. We have a Bible study which meets twice a month and a variety of activities planned during the year. We invite senior members of the church and friends to join us in our time together.
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
Welcome back! Please join us for a fun time on September 21 from 12:00-2:00 in the Worship Center. We are having a Mexican food potluck, so bring a favorite Mexican food dish. Wearing hats or clothing from Mexico is optional. Carley Wecks will be our guest speaker and share with us about using our talents and abilities. Signups will be on September 10 and 17 at the Seniors’ kiosk.
LBC Young Adults
“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
We are having a BBQ on Tuesday October 3rd at The Lundahl’s (14618 NE 113th Street) from 6:30pm-8:30pm.
There will be food, fellowship, and an opportunity to connect and create friendships.
If you are just entering college or college age, please come and learn more about this exciting new ministry at Laurelwood.
Please contact the office for more information or questions about these ministries.