Service Schedule Update Week of May 25 - May 31, 2020

The church office will be closed Monday, May 25th. We will not have any weekly activities on campus. You can continue to join us on livestream or join us in person (limited capacity, RSVP below) this Sunday, May 31st at 9:00am or 11:00am.

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Pastor Blog

Reopen Plan
May 22, 2020

Good Morning Church Family, 

Great news! We are reopening at LCC on Sunday, May 31st! There will be two services at 9:00 am and 11:00 am so we can meet with reduced seating capacity for safe distancing. There will not be any Life Groups meeting or children’s church as this time. We ask that everyone enters through the front doors where we’ll have greeters with gloves opening the doors for you so we can limit the touching of door handles.  We will also provide hand sanitizer and have masks available for those who would like one.  We are taking every precaution as we reopen.  We will not pass the offering plate, but have boxes in the lobby where you can give.  We will not have a “come down invitation”, but we will follow-up with all decisions that are made.  We will have a team cleaning and disinfecting throughout the morning.  Please remember when we gather together again no hugging or shaking hands at this time.  You may feel comfortable doing that but others may not. 
 
We also ask if you’re not feeling well, or been around anyone who has been sick, to please stay home.  We will continue our online services for those who are ill or do not feel comfortable in getting out at this time.  For the time being our Life Groups will continue to meet online and our children’s ministry programming will continue to be uploaded to our YouTube channel. 
 
We don’t want to have to turn anyone away but because of the limited seating we’re asking that you sign up for the service you plan to attend.  To register you and your family please click this rsvp link Sunday, May 31st RSVP which will allow you to select a service, enter your contact information, and let us know how many will be in your group.

Pray and join us online this Sunday, May 24th and online or in-person on Sunday, May 31st as we gather together to celebrate our soon coming King!
 
Pastor Jake

PS - You can check out the video here.

Pastor Blog

Reminders in May
May 04, 2020

Things have slowed down for many, but I believe God has showed up. Some now have more time to spend with their children and with their families and more time to draw near to God through His Word. Even though our lives have changed and our routines have changed we have an undeniable certainty in these uncertain times; God hasn’t changed! (Hebrews 13:8) He is not only available but able to meet all of our needs if we humble ourselves, and pray, and seek His face and turn from the sin that so easily snares us.

Whether we gather at church this month or continue to meet online in our homes there are three important dates for us to remember.

May 7 is National Day of Prayer. As we are now experiencing a dress rehearsal for the soon return of our Lord we need to cry out in fervent prayer for our nation, God’s church and revival.Samuel said “far be it from me that I should sin against the Lord in ceasing to pray for you.” (1 Sam. 12:23) Prayer less lives are sinful lives. Our prayers can go where we cannot go and do what we cannot do. God can turn this virus into victory through bended knees and broken hearts. May 7 should remind us of our faith!

May 10 is Mother’s Day. Apart from Jesus our mothers are the answer to a sin sick society. They are the anchor that will keep us from drifting because they hold the heart of the family and the hand of the future! George Washington said “The greatest teacher I ever had was my mother.” Abraham Lincoln said “All that I am and hope to be I owe to my angel mother.” If your mother is still alive honor her on this special day. May 10, Mother’s Day should remind us of our families!

May 25 is Memorial Day. Memorial Day is a solemn day when we honor and remember those who served in the military, everyone who died, who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. The freedom we enjoy today was paid for by brave men and women who loved their country and were willing to lay down their life. It’s a look at the past that should cause us appreciate the present and make sure we do whatever it takes to prepare the future for our children and grandchildren. May 25, Memorial Day should remind us of our future!

So as we have the privilege to walk daily through the month of May, may we be men and women of faith, who love and invest in our families and may we secure our future so that we may always be “one nation, under God indivisible with liberty and justice for all.”

For the King and His Kingdom,

 Pastor Jake

Pastor Blog

Will you be the Church?
Mar 26, 2020

Coronavirus! The word is on the tip of every tongue. It’s heard on every TV station, every radio station and in every conversation worldwide. The phrase “social distancing” is now a common phrase we often hear. Yet we as followers of Christ have been called to gather, to fellowship, to encourage, to challenge and to motivate one another.

These are difficult and different days. But they are also days of great opportunity to live out our faith, to look up to our Savior and our soon coming King, and to look out to those who are hurting, confused and fearful! Sometimes we forget, but our Lord said, “In the world your will have tribulation, but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” (John 16:31)

Some are asking what are we doing as a church, but that’s the wrong question. The right question is, "What am I doing as the church?" For years we’ve sat in classes and worship services and been taught God’s truth. Now it’s time to step out by faith and to flesh out our faith.

As a staff, we have fasted, prayed and met seeking our Lord and His direction for His church.

We have streamed online services and recorded video devotionals. We have explored opportunities to provide food and personal hygiene kits to homeless children and single parent homes that are in need. Our entire staff has joined Pastor Deon and the wonderful volunteers at Life on Lexington who distribute food. This week, 9,551 pounds of food were distributed with a wholesale value estimated at $15,472.62.

We’ve also established a response page for you on our website so you can share with us any ideas, suggestions and resources you think might help us be more proactive during this time.

 

Allow me to give you a few suggestions of how you and your family can be the church.

  • Invite another family or two to join you on Sunday morning to worship online.
  • Contact those that are in your Life Group or LCC people you usually hang out with. Ask how they are doing, and offer to pray with them.
  • Download the Nextdoor app(Available on Apple and Android) This app will provide you information of what’s going on in your community. If you go to the “Help Map” tab, you can volunteer to help others and meet needs in your community. What an opportunity to serve others in your neighborhood!
  • Many are tired of being cooped up in their homes and are going outside and walking. This is a great opportunity to prayer walk, praying for homes. You can talk with others who may be out walking also. You can knock on doors and ask your neighbor if there is anything you can lift up in prayer for them and their family.

We’ve been asking God how to impact our neighborhoods with the love of Jesus, and He’s provided an unprecedented opportunity. The question is, “Will you be the the church?”

The question is, “Will you be the church?”

It’s time to get out of our holy huddle and live out what we say we believe. If you’re so fearful that you’re afraid to walk out of your house, you may need to open up your Bible. Hang out a little with God, and I believe He will confirm everything I’ve shared with you. Remember the question: “What am I doing as the church?”

May the words of these great men of God ring out during these days:

William Carey, “Expect great things from God; attempt great things for God!"

Jim Elliot, “He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep, to gain what he cannot lose.”

DL Moody, “The world has yet to see what God can do with one person wholly committed to Him.”

John Wesley, “Give me 100 men who fear nothing but sin and desire nothing but God, and I will shake the world for Jesus!”

For the King and His Kingdom,

Pastor Jake

Pastor Blog

Coronavirus Update #01
Mar 16, 2020

Dear Church Family,


I have served this wonderful church for almost 26 years, and I’ve done so with the realization that I will stand before God accountable for LCC. As I pray and seek God’s will, decisions are never easy, but a responsibility that I accept and take seriously.


I believe that the media - whether intentional or unintentional - has created a state of panic, and many are out of control. I believe even though we’ve experienced many other viruses and diseases, the spread of this virus worldwide seems to be unprecedented. I believe people can carry this virus up to 10 days while experiencing no symptoms. I believe the majority experience mild symptoms, but because of the panic, hospital beds could potentially be full and not available to those who really need them. Personally, I have no fear whatsoever, but I am responsible for many people.  Therefore, I’ve been praying and seeking God’s wisdom.


With that being said, I have made the difficult but necessary decision to listen to those who know more about this than I do.  If I err, I will err on the side of safety. As of March 16th, all of the weekly activities at LCC will be cancelled until further notice. The only weekly activity that will continue at LCC will be our Tuesday morning prayer meeting that begins at 6:30 am and concludes at 7:05.


Our Sunday morning service at 9:00 am will be live streamed. There will be no evening services until further notice. The pastoral staff will be closely monitoring the situation week to week. If you want to invite a few others to join you in your home for Sunday worship, I think that would be a wonderful idea.

Tithes and offerings are God’s plan for His Church. They allow us to minister locally and globally so please don’t forget to honor our Lord through your giving. You can give by stopping by the church office M-F, 8am-5pm or online by clicking here


If you have any questions, please call the church office at 336-854-5433 or email us at . Our main line of communication throughout this time will be through church wide emails. Some of you may not receive emails while others of you may have emails may caught in your junk folder that you may need to check. As you get information, please help us to pass along the information to others.


Lastly, we are praying and planning how we as the body of Christ can help others during this difficult time. We want to be prepared and proactive. We are looking at and discussing numerous possibilities to help those who hurting during this time, so join us and let’s be positive in a world that is panicking.


For the King and His Kingdom,

Pastor Jake

P.S. We must not mistake precaution for fear. Fear is irrational and usually an erratic knee jerk reaction to the unknown. Precaution means taking measured steps based on the best information available in order to protect those that we love. Ultimately, our final
confidence is not in the government or in the medical community, but in God.  (See Proverbs 3:5-6)

 

Pastor Blog

Continuing the Momentum
Mar 01, 2020

A woman came out of church after a Sunday morning worship service and said to her pastor, “Good sermon, preacher!” He said, “Don’t thank me, thank the Lord. He gave me that sermon.”

She replied, “No… it wasn’t that good!”

February was “that good.” It was an awesome month. We saw many saved and baptized because of your faithfulness. As you invited family, friends, neighbors and co-workers, and as you invested in their lives, God showed up! The community was impacted, and the church was energized.

"Lord, create a greater hunger and thirst in us so you might work through us."

As we move into the month of March, let’s not just ride the wave of momentum, but let’s create a spiritual tsunami! Let’s tell the Triad know what God is doing as we continue to step out by faith and share the gospel of Jesus Christ. D.L. Moody was right when he said,

"The world has yet to see what God will do with a man fully consecrated to him."

May we be those people so our Lord can use us for His glory!

If you have been in our services this past month, Pastor Chad has been emphasizing three themes:

  • Guests
  • Giving
  • The Gospel

Think about those. Guests are a priority. Every church member was first a guest. We want to invite people, follow up with them, and let them know they are important to us and important to God. No matter how exciting and life changing our worship services may be, the community will never know unless we reach out to them. Be sensitive to people who are around us. Be intentional in inviting and sharing with them. For that to occur, it must begin in our prayer closet, seeking the face of God and seeing the heart of God.

There has also been an emphasis on giving this month. Pastor Chad said it best when he said, “We don’t give to the church; we give through the church.” Our faithful tithes and offerings go where we cannot go, and they accomplish what we cannot accomplish by ourselves. When we all pray and give generously, God will honor it and use it for His glory. There is no greater investment than investing in the Kingdom of God!

Lastly, the center focus of our lives and ministry is the gospel - the death, burial and resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The gospel is the foundation of every church and every born again believer. In the midst of the political upheaval, the constant threat of the coronavirus and a nation that is growing restless and more divided every day, there is good news - the glorious gospel of Jesus Christ. He’s alive, and He desires to live in and through us.

Sunday is coming. The excitement, the expectation and the spiritual temperature will be determined by each and every one of us. When we pray, invite others, and come by faith expecting God to show up, He never disappoints. But make no mistake; it starts with each of us.

Let’s go with the gospel,


Pastor Jake

 

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