Our Mission

Laurel Wesleyan Church is part of the Chesapeake District of Wesleyan churches which includes Delaware, Maryland, and parts of Virginia. The church originally formed from a merger of the Pilgrim Holiness Church and a branch of Methodism.


The Mission of Laurel Wesleyan Church

is Find, Follow & Go.


Find   Those who need a relationship with Jesus

 “For the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost." 

Luke 19:10


Follow   Jesus and become more like Him

 “…If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.” Luke 9:23


Go   Everywhere and tell everyone about Jesus

 "… Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation.” 

Mark 16:15

Our vision

As we look toward the future: 


God is calling our congregation to focus on encouraging, equipping, enabling, and empowering disciples to share God’s love and message of salvation with those around us and to grow in Christ’s likeness through three central themes: 


 •Commit: Intentionally searching for opportunities to share the love of Jesus through words and actions. 


 •Communicate: Loving those in our relational world and sharing the message of salvation. 


 •Connect: Establishing meaningful relationships with others to grow deeper in our relationship with Christ. 


God is calling our congregation to focus on encouraging, equipping, enabling, and empowering disciples to become leaders who will develop and lead ministries that will engage our culture around three central themes: 


 •Build: Partnering with disciples—both new and experienced—to deepen their faith and investment in the Church.


 •Bridge: Fostering meaningful relationships to connect LWC to the community. 


 •Broaden: Sending and supporting missionaries to our local and global neighbors, helping them share the Good News across the street and around the globe.