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Digital Bulletin 4.17.24 


New Staff 

Over the next few weeks, we will have some new staff coming on board and joining us in pursuing the mission of God at LCC.  The elders recently extended an offer to Adam Dillon to become the next Student Minister at LCC.  Please see the attached pdf to learn a little bit about Adam.  Adam will be starting on April 21st.  He is eager to acclimate to LCC and keep building on the strong foundation of student ministry here.  As Student Minister Adam will be the point leader for middle school, high school, and college-age young adults.  We will be introducing Adam and his wife Alie during our worship experiences on April 21st. 



Additionally, Barb Mason has accepted the invitation to become one of our Administrative Specialists.  She will be moving into the role that Kristy Busenbarrick is vacating at the end of May.  Barb will begin work at LCC on May 6th. 


 

The elders are grateful for your continued prayers as they've been discerning these important staffing needs and openings. 


 


Kids Ministry Update 

The elders continue to pray for and discern what is next for the leadership of our Kid's Ministry.  Tyler and Sharon are committed to leading our Kid's Ministry on an Interim basis.  Please continue to pray for our elders, Tyler, Sharon, and our Kid's Ministry. 


 


Celebrate the Sell Family 

We are having a Sell-a-bration on Sunday, May 5th.  Jason has been our student minister for the last 23+ years.  Jason and his family have been a huge part of our church.  As he wraps up his nearly 24 years of ministry here we want to celebrate him and his family.  We will have a small tribute during our morning worship experiences on May 5th. Following our second worship experience we invite you to join us outside for a time of lunch and connecting with one another.  We'll have pulled pork nachos for lunch, cake to celebrate the Sell Family, and some inflatables for the kids.  If it's raining, we'll move things inside.  Please bring lawn chairs and plan to interact with others that day.  We are asking that you wear a 412 Shirt from over the years (if you have one) to celebrate what God has done through our student ministry over the last 23+ years.  Additionally, the Refuge Coffee will have their coffee trailer at the church that morning.  You can purchase coffee that morning as you come into church, and your purchase will benefit youth in our area by supporting Teen Challenge. 


 


Did you know?      

Did you know that you can reserve the Church for events? We have rooms that are available to reserve as well as the shelter house and the playgrounds. If you are interested in reserving the building or outside areas for an event please email the office at office@lebanonchristian.org and they would be happy to send you a building request form as well as the facility guidelines. Once the form is received by the office they will review it, check the Church schedule, and notify you by email if the facility is available on the date you are requesting.  


 


Upcoming Events: 

Comedy for a Cause- April 20th 7:00-9:00 

Do you like to laugh?  Do you enjoy supporting organizations making an impact in our community?  We are pleased to announce Lebanon Christian Church's first ever Comedy for a Cause event.  On April 20th, comedian Shawn Reynolds is coming to LCC for a 7pm show.  The cost is $15 per person.  You must register through the Comedy for a Cause event page on our website. All proceeds will be divided evenly between Boone County Community Mentoring, Sylvia's Place, and Packing Hope.  We still have plenty of tickets available so sign up for a night of fun and laughter! 

 


Next Steps Class- April 21st- 11:45-12:30 pm 

Are you new to Lebanon Christian Church? Are you looking for direction on the next step of your spiritual journey?  We invite you to join us for our Next Steps Class.  It's offered on the third Sunday of each month.  Please complete this form  to help us know who you are and how many you plan to bring with you. Next Steps will meet in room 117 at 11:45am and last no more than 45 minutes. A light lunch will be provided, and your kids are invited to come with you. Next Steps will give you the opportunity to meet other people and discover more about LCC and your next step. 


 

Kids Ministry Nerf & Nuggets- April 26th, 6-8:30pm 

All 1st - 5th graders are invited to come play Nerf Wars with us from 6-8:30pm on Friday, April 26th in the Kids Auditorium. We will supply nerf guns, nerf darts (please don't bring your own darts), as well as safety goggles. If you want, you may bring one Nerf gun and safety goggles (please have your name on them). We will also have chicken nuggets and other snack foods to eat. Cost is $5. Everyone must have a completed 2024 Medical Form on file, and you must register online by April 22nd. Register here. 



Your Gift…God’s Glory” Catalyst Study- April 21st- May 12th 10:30 

God’s mission in this world includes you, and if you have submitted your life to Jesus, God has given you a spiritual gift to exercise for His mission in the world. At LCC, we want to help you identify what your spiritual gift is and understand the significance of exercising it within the church, the community, and the world. When every Christian in the church exercises their spiritual gift under the Lordship of Jesus, the church grows healthy; the community and the world encounter Jesus; and God receives the honor and glory. This is a 4-week Catalyst study to help you understand what scripture has to say about the giving and use of spiritual gifts for God’s mission in this world. The next offering of this study is April 21- May 12, weekly on Sunday mornings at 10:30 am at LCC in room 117. You can sign-up for the study here. We also invite you to take a Spiritual Gifts Survey here: https://gifts.churchgrowth.org/spiritual-gifts- survey/?id=902593. 



2nd Wednesday Prayer and Fasting- May 8th- 6-6:45 pm 

Please join us in fasting and praying once a month, on the 2nd Wednesday. Fast from anything that stands between you and God- food, sweets, media, etc. and spend that gained time in prayer instead. Then join us at LCC at 6pm for a time of prayer and to break the fast.   



Habitat Trip- June 9th-14th 

Join a team of adults and students that will be serving with Habitat for Humanity and other local non-profits organizations in Bowling Green, Kentucky.  This will be our third year working in that community helping them recover from a devastating tornado that destroyed hundreds of homes.  We will be involved in completing an entire neighborhood that has planned and built there by the local Habitat effort and supporting other community programs that help the residents of that county.  We will be traveling on the afternoon of Sunday, June 9 and returning the evening of Friday, June 14. This trip is open to anyone at least 14 years old. If interested please register here and you must have an LCC medical form on file It's a great opportunity for multi-generational connection as we are the hands and feet of Jesus. An info meeting will be held on Sunday, April 21 in the Student Center after second service.  Contact Cindy Schrier 317-847-1736 with any questions. 



GLOBAL IMPACT SPOTLIGHT 

At LCC we have a rich tradition of investing in the work that God is doing globally.  Those who have been around for a while know that we have Global Impact Partners here in our city and across the world.  Twenty percent of all financial gifts to the Lebanon Christian Church get invested in these global partners. 


 


Training Tomorrow's Leaders (TTL), located in West Africa, is spreading the Gospel of Christ, and making disciples throughout Northern Ghana, Togo, and Burkina Faso.  Since 1991 their focus is on planting Churches in among unreached people groups and training the local leaders to oversee the Churches.  TTL also facilitates projects that develop the community to provide basic needs in an area that is impoverished.  IN additions TTL has Kids Ministries  that have a huge impact reaching families. https://trainingtomorrowsleaders.org/about-us 


 


Haitian Christian Outreach (HCO) was founded by a faithful, humble, and passionate Haitian couple (RoRo and Eline Eustache).  Their passion has been and remains to do something in Haiti that will last.  Over the last 40 years, HCO has planted churches, established schools, developed a hospital, and assisted in various humanitarian crises.  They do all of this with one aim, to help people become disciples of Jesus who help transform their country and communities. 


 


If you pay attention to the news, Haiti is experiencing one of its most difficult seasons in its history.  For many of us, the reality of what is happening on the ground is too difficult to comprehend. Chaos, gang violence, and political instability have resulted in record inflation (a gallon of gas now costs fifty American dollars).  This is a nation where most people live off of less than two American dollars a day.  Millions are starving, thousands have died of famine and starvation. In following the way and promptings of Jesus, we invite you into a time of prayer and fasting ( April 8th-May 18th), earnestly praying in one accord over God’s children in Haiti. If fasting every day seems daunting, don’t worry–we’re only asking participants to fast from sunup to sundown on Thursdays. We hope that throughout the forty days, as we pray together, we hope that God will stir in and shake those He has placed in positions of power and authority for the armed groups of gangs (those who became members willingly or unwillingly) and for the millions of innocent people caught in the mix. We will pray He gives each of them wisdom for actions reflective of Micah 6:8. We will pray that each of them comes to learn and feel that they are seen, heard, known, and loved. We will pray for God to give the Body of Jesus the courage to walk or run, whisper or shout, be still or move, and most importantly, love in The Way. 


 


 


Giving and Attendance Snapshot: 

Giving- 


         2024 average weekly offering through 2nd week of April        $20,608.59 


         Average weekly need-                                                                                            $18,269.23 


         12-month weekly average -                                                                              $19,095.53 


 


 


Did you know that we have 5 ways for giving at LCC? 


By Mail 

You can mail a check that you would normally drop in the offering box to: Lebanon Christian Church, P.O. Box 664 Lebanon, IN 46052 


Online 

On the website, click on "Give" in the top menu bar. You can sign into the database and give with your credit/debit card or add your checking account to your database account and give through automatic withdrawal. This method is preferred as there are no fees associated with it. If you have trouble with your password, click the "Forgot Password" button and retrieve it via your email address. You can also give here without signing into your account. 


Mobile App 

If you have the LCC Elexio Mobile App, click on "Give" and you can go through the steps as above. 


Text to Give 

Text the word "GIVE" to 765-375-1LCC and follow the prompts. After you have done that one time to set up an account, you can text the amount you would like to donate. 


Drop off a Check  

You are welcome to drop off a check at LCC during business hours: M-Th 8-4. 


 

Worship through giving

By Mail

You can mail a check that you would normally drop in the offering plate to: Lebanon Christian Church, P.O. Box 664 Lebanon, IN 46052


Online

On the website, click on "Give" in the top menu bar. You can sign in to the database and give with your credit/debit card or add your checking account to your database account and give through automatic withdrawal. This method is preferred as there are no fees associated with it. If you have trouble with your password, click the "Forgot Password" button and retrieve it via your email address. You can also give here without signing in to your account.


Mobile App

If you have the LCC Elexio Mobile App, click on "Give" and you can go through the steps as above.


Text to Give

Text the word "GIVE" to 765-375-1LCC and follow the prompts. After you have done that one time to set up an account, you can text the amount you'd like to donate.


Drop off a Check

You are welcome to drop off a check at LCC during business hours: M-Th 8-4.

  • HOW DO I CHECK IN?

    Check-in hosts are available to help you with the check-in process. The system will print labels for your children.

    Planning a visit? Go here and fill out the basic information form by Thursday (by 3pm) prior to the Sunday you plan to visit, and you'll be entered into the check-in database, making it quicker and easier for you on Sunday morning.

  • How do i give my offering?

    In addition to the simple ways listed above, there are giving boxes located on the communion tables. Feel free to drop in your tithe as you go through for communion.

  • what about communion?

    You will be released from your seats for communion, where you will move to the nearest of six stations. You have the opportunity to give offering, take a Connection Card, sanitize your hands, and take communion back to your seat the take it in quiet reflection.


    If you need assistance or are unable to walk to a communion station, please raise your hand and a deacon will bring you a tray where you can take a double cup of the bread and juice.

  • can i get a bulletin?

    We will continue to email a weekly digital bulletin, available below each week. If you are not getting the weekly emails, contact the church office and we will update your information.