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How Do I Get Involved in Church, Part 3

This is part 3 of a series of posts on how to get involved in church. Be sure to read part 1 and part 2. While it may seem unimpressive to those looking for high-powered and attractive programs, getting involved in church is really just a matter of simple, yet intentional relationships. It’s not that we are against having good solid programs – LBC has several programs that provide opportunities for you to help facilitate ministry on a weekly basis. But…

How Do I Get Involved in Church, Part 2

This is part 2 of a three-part post on getting involved in church. It is based on our recent study of Romans 12. Be sure to read part 1 from last month’s post. In this day and age of church-attenders looking for flash, pizzaz, and excitement, “getting involved” in church the way in which we are advocating may seem a bit uninspiring. However, if we are committed to viewing the church in a Biblical way, then when we look to the…

How Do I Get Involved in Church, Part 1

“How can I get involved?” It’s a frequently asked question when it comes to church, and, in fact, is a great question! However, the answer to that question depends on what you understand “church” to be. If you see the church as a worship event, a preaching center, or some privatized religious service provider, then you might have in mind some sort of structured and scheduled program that you can help create, plan, organize, or facilitate. However, when you read the New…

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…