Relentless in Reaching the Next Generation
by Jason Best, Executive Pastor at LowCountry Community Church
It is wonderful to see so many young families attending LCC. Every week there are new children and students experiencing church at their level in dynamic programs with our caring and well-trained leaders.
Statistics say that the older a person gets, the less likely they are to make a decision to follow Jesus. Therefore, we take our ministry to children and students very seriously. We want to make the most of every opportunity for them to begin growing in wisdom & knowledge in their relationship with God. As they grow, they begin putting their faith into practice. Can young people actually do this? Emphatically, YES!
Jesus said, “Let the little children come unto me” and that “whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.” (Mark 10:14 & 15) This is a great challenge from God. You could argue that other ministries are just as important as kids and student ministries, but there are no ministries more important! Did you know that our weekly attendance in LCC Kids and Middle and High School gatherings is larger than most entire churches in America? However, as big as our LCC Kids and LCC Students ministries are, we aren’t even making a dent in the large number of children who live in our area that have never heard the name Jesus—except as a profanity.
That is why we are saying yes to being relentless in reaching the next generation. We’re saying yes to expanding our commitment to be there for our community’s children and students. We’re saying yes to helping families navigate some of the most difficult phases of life. The timing couldn’t be more critical and the need couldn’t be greater. By saying yes and fostering a culture of positive, biblical growth, we are not only helping our students in the short-term, but all those who may be impacted by your legacy on their lives in the future.
Saying yes is possible because of your prayers. It's possible through your faithful giving to the LCC Relentless generosity initiative. By taking an eternal mindset, you are literally training and equipping the “heroes” that are now reaching the youngest generation. The new building’s construction is on schedule, and when finished, will be a God-given opportunity to reach even more families. Thank you!
As we move through the remainder of the summer, would you please join me in praying for our children, students, and their families? God is calling us to be relentlessly raising the next generation of leaders. How will you join in with LCC to be relentless? Also, please pray for Pastor Jeff as he spends the final weeks of his sabbatical renewing his energy, his call, and his mission as our senior pastor.