Adult Ministries

Our Adult Ministries at Lake Avenue Church provides opportunities and communities for spiritual growth where hurts are healed, where friendships are developed, where authentic relationships are built, where marriages are strengthened, families are bonded, where singles are valued, where love is alive, where God is understood, and where Jesus Christ is Lord. This occurs through weekend classes, small groups, activities, retreats and joining together in reaching out in serving those within our community and world.

The purpose of our Adult Ministries is to help people to do three things here at LAC: connect, grow and serve.

Our Goals

  • Help connect people in authentic relationships at Lake Avenue Church.
  • Help people grow and mature in their relationships with Jesus Christ.
  • Equip and encourage people to serve in ministry.


Special Events & Electives

  • Positive Discipline Parenting

    Sunday, May 8Event Runs April 3 to May 15, 2016
    10:45 am - 12:15 pm, OH 205
    Positive Discipline Parenting

    By participating in this six-week interactive workshop, you will:

    • Meet with other parents
    • Take part in hands-on experiences
    • Enjoy healthy discussions!

    You'll also find positive changes in your children's behavior as you learn additional parenting techniques.

    Cost is $50 per person, $75 per couple. Online Pre-registration is required.

    Sunday 11am program available for children infant through third grade.
    We will have people ready to check your children in on the first floor of Maple Street Children's Center and help you find the correct class for your child.

    Class Locations:
    Infant – 2 two years old the first floor or Family Life
    Preschool (3-4 years old) - First floor of Ortlund Hall
    Kinder and first grade – 2nd floor of Maple Street
    2nd and 3rd grade – 3rd floor of Maple Street

    4th grade and older no programming at the 11am service.

    For further information please contact Arlene Wood at or 626.676.6332.

  • Ostrich Christianity

    Taking Our Heads out of the Sand

    Sunday, May 8Event Runs April 17 to July 17, 2016
    11 am - 12:15 pm, OH 202

    There are so many topics that we just don't talk much about in the church. This may not seem like that big of a deal, but it really is! If we are inundated by media and people all talking about a topic that we tend to ignore as Christians, then there are at least two major problems. 1) People checking us out from the "outside" will notice this discrepancy! 2) We won't have thought much about the given topic from a Christian perspective, thus leaving us hamstrung "out there" in the real world.

    Let's do something different then!

    The Crossroads Class is hosting a series in which we'll pull our heads out of the sand and talk about some of the difficult topics that are facing our world. The series is led by several staff members and some lay leaders as well. We'll dive into these issues, looking at them through a Christian worldview in order to increase our knowledge and better equip us for conversations with people where we all work, live, and play.
    See you there!

    Matt Barnes,  626-816-4810 

  • Divorce Recovery Group

    Tuesday, May 10Event Runs Feb. 23 to Dec. 20, 2016

    Are you emotionally hurting from a divorce, separation or loss of a relationship? The Divorce Recovery Support Group can lead you through the grief cycle and help you heal emotionally. We strive to restore your confidence, joy and hope for the future. We are a mixed group of men and women of various ages and in various stages of recovery.

    Questions? Contact David or Nancy Olaver at or 909.606.9062.

    Registration is required before attending - no walk-ins please.

    Note: This group meets year-round.


  • Joyful Sounds Chorale

    Wednesday, May 11Event Runs Sept. 9, 2015 to June 15, 2016
    10 am - 11:30 pm

    Music heals the body...and Jesus' music heals the soul.

    Join us Wednesday mornings 10:00 - 11:30 am to bring this message of love and joy to hundreds in the retirement and convalescent homes in our area.

    ALL voices and ALL ages are welcome!

    For meeting location please contact Joy Seiler, Director & Conductor at or call 626.797.3623.

  • Grief and Loss

    A Therapy Support Group at Lake

    Thursday, May 12Event Runs April 28 to Dec. 15, 2016

    You are invited to join this confidential group created specifically for you at this time in your life.  A place where you will feel safe to share, cry, and move beyond the pain caused by the significant loss.

    Total Cost:  $50 includes book (scholarships available).  Those who have attended the class and have the book may attend again at no cost.


    Questions? Contact Tamar Sevajian at 626.844-4794 or .

    Registration is required before attending - no walk-ins please.

    Note: This group meets year-round.



    Spring 2016

    Thursday, May 12Event Runs March 31 to May 26, 2016

    ALPHA is an opportunity to explore life and the Christian faith in a friendly, open and informal environment. Typically ALPHA has around ten sessions and is centered around a meal, a short talk (video), and a discussion at the end where we want to hear your thoughts on the evening's topic.

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    Questions? Contact us at or 626.817.4889.

  • Pathway to Wholeness 2016

    Saturday, May 21Event Runs Jan. 16 to Dec. 17, 2016
    9:45 am - 5 pm, FL 204/205

    This is a free course.  Seating is limited.  Infomormation regarding lunch, breaks, and schedule will be explained upon registration.

    The intensive part of the course is based on A More Excellent Way by Dr. Henry Wright followed by discipleship or walkout program. We believe that God wants all of us to be changed into His image to overcome the enemy and establish generations of overcomers, therefore, this course covers the basic and advanced principles of sanctification and discipleship. Teaching materials are available for purchase in the class.

    For questions and to register, contact: Chuchi Merino at or call 626 422-9074

  • Green Oak All-Church Family Camping

    30th Annual Memorial Day Weekend Camping Experience

    Friday, May 27 to Monday, May 30
    2 - 12 pm, Green Oak Ranch
    Green Oak All-Church Family Camping

    The Galilean's Class invites the entire LAC Family and newcomers to enjoy a once-in-a-year community experience! Spaces go quickly so register early! Fun, food, and fellowship for all ages! Relax, swim, play games, make crafts, join in the parade, water wars, enter into the first annual Dutch Oven Cook-off and worship with the LAC family in 200+ acres all to ourselves!

    Registration begins March 1, 2016 and ends Sunday, May 22 at midnight.

    Registration Costs
    $85 per person over 5 years of age. Children 5 and under go free!
    Cabins are sold out! - $85 (24 total available) (10 people max)
    4 RV Hook-ups left! - $65 - (9 total available) (no extra fee to park RV on grass)
    T-Shirts - $15 - through May 1

    Register by April 30 to receive 20% off your entire order. Simply enter go2016 in the Discount Code field prior to checkout!

    Questions about Green Oak?
    Visit our Green Oak webpage here, for general or payment questions, contact Jeff Leonard, Camp Coordinator, via e-mail at or call 626.374.0002. 

    For technical issues, please contact Jackson Uy at or 626.817.4521 or Emil Tulcan at or 626.807.8187.

  • Classic Car Nights

    Friday, June 10Event Runs June 10 to Aug. 26, 2016
    Classic Car Nights

    These nights are great opportunities for families and friends to share a warm summer evening of fuel, fun and fellowship.  You couldn't ask for a more interesting venue to bring a family, friend or neighbor.  Everyone is invited and admission is FREE. If that isn't enough to get your motor runnin', we will be BBQ-ing burgers and hot dogs each night while we listen to great music!

    June 10 & 24, July 8 & 22, August 12 & 26

    Questions? Contact Rich Kasten at or

    Watch for details about our 7th annual Chili Cook-off on August 26th.


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