Relentless in Our Community
So let's not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don't give up.” - Galatians 6:9 (NLT)
There’s an interesting dynamic that has changed the definition of community. It began with the advent of the internet and social media. The world has become a much smaller place. We can now enjoy meaningful relationships with people from practically anywhere around the globe. At LCC we are relentless in reaching our community, whether it’s someone who lives nearby, serving alongside one of our missionaries, or someone we encounter online. This is indeed a great time to be alive!
Your relentlessness love of Jesus showed up big time at our Easter services with nearly 4,000 people in attendance! This happened because you invited people and many of you gave up your Sunday seat and came on Saturday. Over 400 of you also gave your time to volunteer. I’m still blown away by the sea of blue shirts and smiling faces we saw, and because many of you prayed for lives to be changed, they were. Thank you! And, thank God, He answered our prayers and brought 182 people to a saving relationship with Jesus. Praise His name!
Friends, just so you know, that is not normal in America today. Overall, churches are declining, but the increasingly new normal in your church is changed lives. I believe that is because you are letting God change your life and through that our community and world are being impacted greatly. Keep going!
And we press on, too! Since Easter, we’ve been working hard to follow up on those who started their new walk with God. We’re also developing and have sent teams to Union Mission in Savannah. Along these same lines, our entire LCC staff are looking forward to an outreach day at Bluffton Self Help later this month.
Additionally, we’ve screened and selected our first group of interns that will be serving in our various ministry areas over the next months. Thanks to your relentless giving, we’re developing an exciting new internship program where we offer a hands-on learning opportunity to those who will take what they learn into their faith community groups all over the world.
In these few short paragraphs I’ve only shared a few of the wave tops of what God is doing among us here at LCC. Our community is growing and becoming more widespread. As we grow we need to get smaller at the same time; we do that through joining a life group or by finding an area to serve with like-minded people.
All of our efforts are also a result of your sacrificial gifts of time and money. On behalf of the Elders and staff I want to thank you for serving and for your regular and faithful giving. Let’s keep looking to God and being relentless!