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

  • Pathway to Wholeness 2016

    Saturday, Feb. 13Event Runs Jan. 16 to Dec. 10, 2016
    9:45 am - 5 pm, FL 204/205

    Note: we will meet in HH 400 Syroom February 13 only.

    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
  • Joyful Sounds Chorale

    Wednesday, Feb. 17Event 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.

  • Deepening Your Walk With God

    Wednesday, Feb. 17Event Runs Jan. 6 to March 9, 2016
    7 - 9 pm, HH 404
    Deepening Your Walk With God

    Have you ignored the emotional component of your life in seeking God? Come learn & experience how God's Word and Christ's transforming power helps us become more fully alive spiritually & emotionally and bring greater glory to God.

    This 10-week class led by Pastor Bill and Jeanne Mead will utilize a study from the book Emotionally Healthy Spirituality by Peter Scazzero.

    Cost for the books is $30.

    For more information please contact Pastor Bill Mead at or 626.817.4882.

  • Conflict Happens - Manage It Successfully!

    presented by Married Couples Night @ Lake

    Saturday, March 5
    Conflict Happens - Manage It Successfully!

    Seminar, Dinner and Dessert with Dr. Terry and Sharon Hargrave.

    • Backed by strong psychological principles and sound biblical teachings, Terry and Sharon will share three decades of experience with couples and recent research resulting in a new strategy for successfully dealing with conflict.  They will bring important insights on how interpersonal conflict is driven by deeply held feelings and coping skills to break the cycle of "pain" and bring "peace" to your relationship.

    Registration and Childcare required in advance

    • $25 per couple through February 22 using Early Discount Code: 15OFF
    • $40 per couple from February 23 until February 29 deadline

    Childcare is available for $5 per child (birth thru 12 years of age) by advance reservation only. No walk ins; registration must be made by Monday, February 22. Dinner is not provided for children, please bring a snack.  You may bring them in their pajamas.

    Terry Hargrave, Ph.D. is a Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy at Fuller Seminary. The author of eleven books and many professional articles, he has appeared on ABC News 20/20, Good Morning America and CBS Early Morning. Sharon Hargrave is the Executive Director for the Boone Center for the Family at Pepperdine University, the Founder of MarriageStrong, an Instructor at Fuller Seminary, and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Married for 36 years, both have worked with couples at all stages including those in crisis, using a marriage intensive model.

  • Home Purchase Workshop

    Sponsored by Adult Ministries

    Saturday, March 12
    10:30 am - 2:30 pm, FL 300 (Warehouse)

    If you are interested in owning a home, NACA (Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America) is a national non-profit community advocacy and housing services organization - HUD approved - that can offer mortgages with over $10 Billion committed to its home ownership program. The NACA mortgage is a revolutionary product that can be used for purchasing an existing single or multi-family home, condo or co-op or new construction. Sign up at or call Toll Free: 1.888.302.6222.

    For information contact Dr. Krejcir at or call 626.716.6732.

  • Disciples Class 2016 Retreat

    Pala Mesa Resort, Fallbrook CA 92028 Tel. 800.722.4700

    Friday, April 22 to Sunday, April 24
    Disciples Class 2016 Retreat

    Retreat Theme - "Passing it on to the next generation."

    Speakers, Pastor Steve Morgan and Pastor Jerry Johnson.

    Activities:  golf, tennis, shopping, Fallbrook sightseeing.

    Questions? Please contact George Terzian at or call 626.798.3772.

    For information on extra nights stay contact George Terzian at or call 626.798.3772.

  • Tea for All Seasons

    An intergenerational Event

    Saturday, April 30
    10:30 am - 1:30 pm
    Tea for All Seasons


    Jewel Diamond Taylor presents "taylor-made" messages which plants seeds of greatness, inspiration, knowledge, faith, empowerment and encouragement for women and youth.  Taylor is a spiritual seeker of God's wisdom, a faith increaser, a life coach for women across the nation, author of 7 life changing books, and an ordained Elder in the body of Christ, Founder of Women on the Grow Ministry.

    The next Tea for All Seasons will be on Saturday, April 30, 2016.

    Check back in March of 2016 for tickets.

    For more information or to find out how to be a table host, contact Carrie Gazanian at  or 626.445.3527.

  • National Day of Prayer

    Sponsored by LAC Prayer Ministries

    Thursday, May 5
    7 - 8:30 pm, Worship Center

    At this crucial time for our nation, we can do nothing more important than gather as a church family to pray.

    The National Day of Prayer theme for 2016 is Wake Up America, emphasizing the need for our nation to return to  God in reverence for His Holy Name.

    The scripture for 2016 is Isaiah 58:1a : “Shout it aloud, do not hold back. Raise your voice like a trumpet.”

    All are invited and welcome, including families.



    Pastor Walter Alexander at or 626.817.4885.

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