Coronavirus: Waiting for Yellow

Latest Indiana County Map and COVID Statistics Note: Since publishing this post, the Indiana statistics have gotten MUCH better. However, our county is still considered “red.” I and the other leaders of the church have been doing a lot of thinking regarding when and how we can return to in-person worship even at the level […]

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September Financials Update

I wanted to take a few moments to give you an update on the financial status of the church. Back at the beginning of September, I posted an article about the struggles our church is facing financially and what we are doing about it. You can read that article here: Facing Goliath I also created […]

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Service September

Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash I say it every time I can. I have always wanted our church to be known more for our service than for our services. I want us to be known as people who serve more than people who hold events. This month, I’m calling for us all to join […]

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Facing Goliath

Photo by James Pond on Unsplash Facing Goliath Greetings friends, members, and supporters of LCC! I’m sending this note out this week to share some disheartening news, and there’s no “nice” way to put it other than to say we don’t have enough money to continue paying our staff. Many of you know that I’m […]

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A Plan for Us All Along

Hi everyone! For months now, nothing has been the same for us. My children spent all spring at home. Jen and I have been working from home offices almost exclusively. And our church has been meeting primarily virtually. Then, showing even more how weird things have gotten, Walmart is requiring us to wear masks, is […]

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2019 Year End Financial Status

Photo by Josh Appel on Unsplash Last month, I posted an entry discussing some of the organizational statistics of our church (attendance and donations), and I wanted to take this opportunity to give you an update on at least the financial side of things over the past month. First of all, as I said last […]

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Church Needs & My Optimism

(The chart included with this post represents at any point in time the average Sunday attendance for the previous four weeks.) For two weeks now, I’ve been mentioning in our worship gatherings that our church is going through a bit of a financial and attendance lull. First, let’s get the numbers out of the way. […]

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Convoy of Hope Recap

This is a guest post from Megan Hill. I asked her to send me something reflecting on this year’s Convoy of Hope, and this is what she sent. I participated the last time Convoy was here, in 2016, but in a different capacity. I was a volunteer, but only on the day of the event […]

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Leadership Transitions

From our newsletter this week. I know I haven’t gotten any newsletters out in a while, but this week Beth Hardy asked me to send this out: May 31st is going to be my last day as Kidopolis Director and as a staff member at LCC. I am grateful for the last 7 years that […]

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