Church Life

Church Life

Running the Race

Life is hard, our faith is fragile, distractions are everywhere, and the pressure to give up and give in as a Christian is becoming greater and greater. In our post-modern, post-Christian culture, many followers of Jesus are haunted by the thoughts of bailing out altogether. Some wonder if it is even possible to remain faithful and make it to the end as a Christian. No doubt, there are those within our own church family facing this very struggle. So, how can…

Summer of Service

WHAT IS SUMMER OF SERVICE? Summer of Service is a strategic initiative for the LBC family to serve our neighborhoods and communities in very practical ways. We hope to mobilize a number of teams to take on a variety of service projects on select days throughout the summer. Since serving people is something that Christians should be doing all the time, we want to encourage each church member to get involved in some way in their neighborhoods and communities this summer. The…

Ecclesiastes Sermon Series

Beginning this March, I am looking forward to shepherding our church through a sermon series on the Old Testament Book of Ecclesiastes. The book ends with the revelation that the wise words recorded in this book were given by One Shepherd (Ecclesiastes 12:11). The words of the wise are like goads, and like nails firmly fixed are the collected sayings; they are given by one Shepherd. I personally believe this refers to none other than our Lord Jesus! These are Old…

Family Ministry Resources (Winter 2021)

The purpose of our family ministries is to glorify God by partnering with and equipping parents to lead children to embrace Jesus as Lord and Savior and pursue God with their whole heart.   Here are a few notable resources to consider for your family over the next few months. Click here to see our previous Family Ministry Resources recommendations. FOR THE PARENTS Parenting: 14 Gospel Principles That Can Radically Change Your Family Feeling pressure to do everything “right” and raise up “good” children,…

2021 Bible Reading Plans

Each year we seek to give ourselves to a simple, yet consistent reading of the Bible. For 2021, there are two different plans we are encouraging the church family to consider. ChoosE A PLAN One of these plans works through the entire Bible at multiple chapters a day, the other works through the New Testament at only one chapter a day. Visit our Treasuring Scripture Together webpage for the details on both of these plans. BOOK-AT-A-TIME READING PLAN NEW TESTAMENT…

Pray. Love. Vote. Remember.

2020 just might go down as one of the most turbulent years in modern history – at least in the United States. To add to it all, our nation is choosing her next President in the midst of what may be the most hostile political environments of our time. The controversy and divisiveness surrounding this election is rampant. However, the controversy and divisiveness is not limited to NPR, CNN, and FOX News. It has hit the body of Christ with a wave of disunity…

Meet Caleb and Maddie

This last August, Caleb Sturgis came to LBC to serve as our Pastoral Intern! The goal of our Pastoral Internship is to glorify God by identifying, training, testing, and affirming individuals in a local church context in order to develop the next generation of pastors and church planters. This is an exciting opportunity not just for our pastors, but for the whole church family to invest in Caleb to see the ministry of the Gospel multiplied through our church! Since Caleb grew up at…

Family Ministry Resources

We’ve stated that LBC’s ministry to children and families exists to glorify God by partnering with and equipping parents to lead children to embrace Jesus as Lord and Savior and to pursue God with their whole heart. It’s easy for parents to “delegate” their responsibilities to teach and train their children to the structured programs of the local church. However, we are convinced that the discipling center for children is the home! Dads and moms are the ones that are called to tell…