Church Life

Church Life

20 Questions: Patriarch Edition

We’ve recently begun a sermon series through Genesis 12-20  to explore the life of Abraham. Of course, Abraham is a popular Bible character, but how well do you know the details of his life? Here are 20 questions to help you investigate a little more about him. Try to answer these together with your family or roommates. Or you could challenge a fellow church member to a contest. Maybe you could have a friendly competition within your small group. Actually, let’s…

Summer of Service

WHAT IS SUMMER OF SERVICE? Summer of Service is a strategic initiative for the LBC family to display the loving-kindness of Jesus by intentionally serving our neighborhoods and communities in very practical ways. A variety of service projects will take place over select days throughout the summer in place of the regularly scheduled midweek activities. The desire is not to fill our calendars with more things to do, but rather to help us be strategic and intentional with what we do in…

Why Missions Conference?

Each February, our church sets aside a few days to focus on what God is doing locally, nationally, and globally. Much more than just a 4-day event, we take the time, energy, and finances to meet together like this for a few reasons. REMIND We are forgetful people and often get preoccupied with living our lives for ourselves. We easily get distracted and forget about what God has called us to do. Missions Conference is our opportunity to be reminded…

2020 Bible Reading Plans

We honor the Bible as the revelation of God to man and our final authority for belief and behavior. With this in mind, each year we seek to give ourselves to a simple, yet consistent reading of the Bible. For 2020, there are two different plans we are encouraging the church family to consider. THE PLANS READ SCRIPTURE EXPERIENCE1 This plan takes you on a chronological journey through the Bible that will help you see the whole Bible as one unified…

Why LifeStage Classes, Part 5

We’ve been discussing a few reasons why each member should seriously consider being a part of a LifeStage Class each Sunday. So far we’ve looked at … Biblical Literacy + Theological Understanding Practical Life-application + Obedience Mutual Care + Discipling Today, we will briefly consider the final objective: Leadership Training + Development In the traditional Sunday School set up of the past, each particular class had their own teacher. But, if you’ve been a part of a LifeStage Class over…

How’s That Bible Reading Thing Working Out for You?

Well, summer has unofficially arrived (it’s not official until June 21). It’s hard to believe we are almost to the 1/2 way point of 2019! Many of our church family started the year with a commitment to get into the Word more consistently. We call this initiative Treasuring Scripture Together. So, how is it going for you? Are you moving along well, or are has sluggishness set in? Has it ended up being a stereotypical New Year’s Resolution, or are you actually surprised at…

Summer Equipping Classes

This summer, beginning June 2, we will set aside our Sunday evenings to offer 3 different equipping classes. These classes are designed to be interactive discussions and instruction regarding marriage, parenting, and general Christian discipleship. You can learn more details about the classes below. We are encouraging each member to commit to being equipped in one of these ways this summer. Please sign up for one of the classes using the form at the bottom of this page. EQUIPPING CLASSES…

New Resource for Parents & Children

In his book, The Disciple-Making Parent, Chap Bettis says, The foundational parenting text is not Ephesians 6:1-4 or Deuteronomy 6:4-9, as important as they are. Rather it is Matthew 28:18-20. In other words, as Christian parents, your primary goal is not simply to parent your children, but to disciple your children to love and obey Jesus. Of course, discipleship takes place along the way through all of life, but according to Ephesians, one of the most significant means of discipleship for the family is the…
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