LBC’s statement of purpose: “Here to Serve.”
LBC’s BHAG (“Big Holy Audacious Goal”)
(Additional reading – see Good to Great by Jim Collins)
Enabled and inspired by God, we will zealously demonstrate our love and care to every person in our community by serving people through excellent ministries and intentional relationships according to our God-given gifts and the opportunities before us so that we introduce people to, and inspire growing relationships with, Jesus Christ.
The 10 Pillars of Our Growing Church
(Additional reading – see When God Builds A Church by Bob Russell)
Worship God consistently in spirit and truth
Do your best in every area of service
Maintain a spirit of harmony
Develop Christ-centered leaders who lead by example
Give generously of God’s resources as a church and as individuals
Commit enthusiastically to evangelism as your primary community mission
Be willing to step out with a bold faith and take risks
Continually practice agape love for one another
Expect the congregation to participate in every ministry
Proclaim God’s word as truth and apply it to people’s lives
In order to accomplish our goal and live out our purpose, we’ve broken down our ministry at LBC into 3 categories. They’re not perfect and often overlap, but they allow us to streamline what we do by giving our people and our programs a clear focus. This also gives us the curbs we need to maintain the specific focus and goal we believe God has given us.
Rethink Church. We Are.
Our “Rethink” campaign refers to our programs and publications geared towards people who, as of now, are not part of a church family or in a relationship with Christ. Many people have preconceived notions of what church is and what “church people” are like. We are challenging ourselves to buck the stereotypes and reconsider how we “do church”. From there we want to encourage people to “rethink” what they know about church and consider giving us a try. We want to be an open, welcoming place where people can undertake their spiritual journey in a loving, supportive and helping atmosphere.
When people have made the move to join us for a service or one of our programs, we want to give them ample opportunity to “connect” – connect with others, connect with a place they can serve and be served, and ultimately connect with Jesus Christ.
Here to Serve.
Our goal as fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ is to serve others. We want to see people moved along in their spiritual journey to a place where they see their church experience as an opportunity to serve and utilize their gifting – to move from “What can I get?” to “What can I give?” – and truly be HERE TO SERVE.
Our goal to be intentional about enabling people to move through these stages is reflected in the target, arrow and three rings of our logo: