Does your church use an annual theme? Our church has chosen 2012 to focus on HOPE! I don't think I've ever seen such a hopeless generation... teenagers, marriages, and even churches. Our God is the "God of Hope" (Rom. 15:13). Jesus Christ saved us to be a hopeful people (1 Pet. 1:3, 13). So let us pray the prayer of David: Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God. Psalm 43:5
I can't get this verse out of my heart (from Isaiah 61:1 & Luke 4:18). What if we did ministry according to the commission of Christ?
revive / refuel / renew / reset / replay / reverse / reject / rewind / refresh / rejoice / redeem / receive
Radical: of or going to the root or origin; fundamental (for example - plant: radish; chemistry: free radical; math: radical number; latin: radicalis)
Spring and Fall are great times of the year to have an Open House Sunday. Many churches open their doors wide and roll out the proverbial red carpet on that day. Successful Open House Sundays are the fruit of a two-pronged approach: outreach & hospitality. Although those themes are not unusual and ought to be a regular part of ministry, a special Sunday offers its membership the opportunity to really focus on these two things.
We're calling 2011 "The Year of the Testimony" at LBC! Watch the weekly testimonies online. We invite you to submit your testimony of Christ's Transforming Power in your life (please include these 3 points: 1. What your life was like before Christ; 2. How you came to be saved; 3. What your life is like … Continue reading Changed by Jesus