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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…

What Is A Healthy Church Member?

This last Sunday, we saw in Romans 12 that a life shaped by the mercies of God is first and foremost corporately shaped, and apart from a committed connection to a Christian community, we will never rightly live out a sacrificial transformed devotion to God. Remember, when you came to faith in Jesus, God graciously gave you the capacity to function well as a member of a body (Romans 12:3-5). This means we have to rethink what church and church…

Loving Church Members with Different Politics

Well … it’s that time again … election season. Once again, the division between political candidates and parties is rife! Campaign ads seem to be less geared toward promoting the virtues of particular candidates and more toward dragging their opponents through the mud. It can get pretty ugly at times. Unfortunately, this unpleasant division can tend to filter into the believer’s life and seriously impact the love and unity within a local church. So, what happens if you disagree with another…

What If I Don’t Feel Like Going to Church?

For 10 weeks, Lebanon Baptist Church did not meet together. Sure we sang some songs and we listened to sermons as we tuned into the Sunday Broadcasts from our living rooms. But it wasn’t church – we didn’t assemble (church, by its very definition, is an assembly). Even now, our in-person gatherings are limited and the assembly is still not able to fully get back together. It has certainly been a unique time. So, how has this affected you? Some…

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…
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