Get connected - join a small group!
After our Sunday morning gathering, our Small Groups are the primary ministry of LCC for helping believers to grow in Christ and experience Biblical fellowship.
For most of our groups, the discussion content follows along with the Sunday sermon, but we also seasonally offer Topical Groups that focus on a particular theme or area of study. Our groups are offered for the Fall semester and Spring semester, and break for the Summer and Winter. Registration for the Fall semester will be posted in the late summer!
Most of our groups are sermon based groups, which means the content of the gathering is provided by the Sunday sermon. The reason we feature these groups is because of our desire to not just be hearers of the Word, but doers of the Word, living in the good of what’s been preached. Since you’ve already heard the message on Sunday, participation in these groups don’t require additional study materials. If you’ve been an active participant in an existing group, we encourage you to continue to connect with that group.
What About Childcare?
It is our hope for our Small Groups to provide a setting for fruitful discussion and ministry. We would desire that parents with young children would be able to engage in these meetings with limited distractions, so generally kids do not sit in the meeting. Because childcare taking place in host homes has its challenges and concerns, we recommend three options for joining a small group.
Join one of our family small groups that meet at our church facility. These groups provide childcare in our children's ministry area by Ministry Safe volunteers during each small group meeting. This service is free for parents.
Arrange for your childcare needs. If you have older kids or other family members who would be able to watch your children at home, or if you are able to afford a babysitter, that would be helpful.
However, we do not want a financial burden to prevent you from participating in the groups, so we offer a reimbursement system to cover the cost of your babysitter if needed. Your small group leader will have a form that you can submit to request this reimbursement (LCC will pay $20 per family for each Small Group meeting that requires hiring a babysitter). While this service is offered to everyone, it is our hope that families who do not need this financial support in order to participate will not take advantage of these resources. (Some may also choose to submit to be reimbursed only every other meeting or only in particular times of need). If you have any questions or would like more information about why we have chosen to implement this system instead of traditional childcare at the host home, please call the church office.
For any questions you can call the church office at 504-482-6221 or email us at email@example.com