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2020 Impact Report

2020 Impact Report

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Our Mission
Our Mission is to Introduce People to Jesus and Together Fully Follow Him

Our Mission Is to Introduce People to Jesus
& together fully follow him.

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GATHERING TOGETHER ACROSS LAND AND SEA

“We got a trailer for our Outdoor Acoustic Worship Night, and the truck driver who dropped it off asked what it was for as we were placing it in our parking lot. We told him it was for a Worship Night at LCBC Lancaster City. He immediately got excited and said he and his wife attend LCBC York. He then went on to say they ‘actually attend the Marina Campus.' He began to explain that he and his wife are boaters, and since May they have been watching online in their boat while docked at the marina! He said that it has been a really cool opportunity to invite the boating community to watch Church Online. Many of them wouldn't step foot inside a church, but they feel comfortable watching from their boats! Next week he told us he is gonna hook up a projector because there's too many of them now watching. This season is hard, but God is always moving”

LCBC Lancaster City Team

“Marina Campus” watching online
“Marina Campus” watching online
Our Journey Through 2020 - Timeline of Events
Our Journey Through 2020

JANUARY 5 - MARCH 15, 2020

The year started off with our all-church relationships initiative, and we gathered together on the weekend both in-person and online.

MARCH 22 - JUNE 21, 2020

After the second week of March, the global pandemic led us to move all gatherings online for the safety of our community and church family.

JUNE 28 - OCTOBER 11, 2020

In June we began reopening our doors for in-person adult gatherings on the weekend with limited capacity and protocols for health and safety. We also continued to have strong engagement online across our adult, kid, and student environments.

OCTOBER 18 - DECEMBER 6, 2020

As kids and students returned to school, we observed and implemented best practices to safely reopen our kidMinistry and Student Ministry weekend environments. As a result, we saw our in-person attendance double and our online engagement continued to remain strong.

DECEMBER 13 - DECEMBER 27, 2020

After the developments surrounding COVID-19 showed a spike in cases and the trends of our attendance and volunteer teams showed that many people were taking additional precautions, we decided to move our gatherings fully online the second week of December 2020, allowing us to experience an amazing Christmas At LCBC online!

Outdoor Acoustic Worship Nights

56
OUTDOOR WORSHIP NIGHTS
OVER 5 MONTHS
Outdoor Acoustic Worship Night at LCBC BranchCreek (Harleysville)
Outdoor Acoustic Worship Night at
LCBC BranchCreek (Harleysville)
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1,229
AVERAGE OUTDOOR WORSHIP NIGHT
ATTENDANCE ACROSS ALL LOCATIONS

LIFE CHANGE THROUGH “PARKING LOT CHURCH”

“My dad was a pastor and I grew up in the church. And while that may not sound like a bad thing, my home environment, the part that many people never saw, was both spiritually and emotionally abusive. You see, abuse does not discriminate... it can happen to anybody, including the family that seems to have everything together – ESPECIALLY that family. Because of this home environment, I quickly became trapped in a game of religion – going along with whatever I was told to believe, always saving face so that no one would think or speak ill of the pastor and his family. It was such a tedious, dangerous, and damaging dance that seemed like it would never end.

Fast forward to about 2 ½ years ago. A coworker told me about this counselor she saw and encouraged me to go. It took me a while, but I finally called and made that first appointment. Since that day, Kim has helped guide me on an amazing journey that would not only change my life, but also how I viewed God...and more importantly, what I thought it meant to be a Christian. After a particularly challenging and tear-filled appointment, Kim invited me to her church's outdoor worship service, which I now call ‘parking lot church.' As I continued meeting with Kim and attending the worship nights, I learned more about the Jesus who loved me no matter what I had done, OR how I had grown up. For the first time I felt loved, appreciated, and valued. LCBC was becoming family and I was falling head-over-heels in love with Jesus! I'm finally ready to release the chains of religion that have held me captive for so long... I'm ready to step into my ‘new forever' trusting in Jesus.”

Rebekah Moseley, LCBC Hazleton

Rebekah Moseley, LCBC Hazleton

Rebekah Moseley,
LCBC Hazleton

Read Rebekah's Story ↓

Baptism

240
People Baptized
Outdoor Baptism at LCBC BranchCreek (Harleysville)
Outdoor Baptism at
LCBC BranchCreek (Harleysville)
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161
Adults
79
Kids + Students

Bobby's Outdoor Baptism Story

“Before Jesus, life seemed great, for the most part. In high school, I was the star athlete, the talk of the town, and had a wonderful girlfriend named Nicole. Life seemed to be perfect. When I attended college, that life started to feel not so perfect anymore. While using drugs and alcohol, I made some wrong decisions that put my relationship with Nicole in jeopardy. This was devastating. So devastating, I tried to take my own life.

At that moment, I realized that I needed change and that I needed Jesus in my life. As I grew closer to Jesus, I still made mistakes with Nicole, but things were different. I asked Jesus for change not just for my life, but for my relationship with Nicole. Jesus changed my life because he has helped show me what true love and happiness is all about, but more importantly, he has taught me how to forgive and love.

LCBC has played a big role in helping me grow closer to God because of how judge-free everyone is. No matter what your past is, they are true supporters and love each other. This was extremely obvious with the amount of people that came to the outdoor baptism and supported me as I took big steps in life and got baptized. It has brought Nicole and my relationship so much closer and hopefully we will be able to impact others as it did for us. I wanted to get baptized because I want to show everyone that I'm a life changed by Christ. It's okay to go through hardships because those hardships can lead you to Jesus, and a life with Jesus will outweigh those hardships every time.”

Bobby Nye, LCBC Ephrata

Bobby Nye
Bobby Nye,
LCBC Ephrata
Read Bobby's Story ↓

Kids kidVentureIsland

1,505
INSTAGRAM FOLLOWERS
40
ONLINE KIDGROUPS JOINED BY AN AVERAGE OF 233 KIDS PER WEEK
2,707
FACEBOOK LIKES
“Prayers with her Online kidGroup.
So thankful for you all at kidMinistry.”
-Brooke B.
Brooke's daughter with her Online kidGroup
Brooke's daughter with
her Online kidGroup
ONLINE KIDVENTURE ISLAND GATHERINGS

“My daughter Harper has been LOVING watching kidMinistry content each week and will ask to rewatch the same ‘episodes’ throughout the week. This past Sunday was the first time she got to join a Preschool Zoom. Let's just say, she was HYPED up afterwards and was super excited when I told her she gets to do it every week.”

Danielle Landis, LCBC Ephrata

Engaging in kidVenture Island Online
Engaging in kidVenture Island Online
WEEKLY FAMILY DEVOTIONALS

Parents were equipped weekly through social media channels with family devotionals used to help their kids grow in their relationship with Jesus.

Reading the Bible for Weekly kidVenture Island devotionals
Reading the Bible for Weekly kidVenture Island devotionals

Family Community Events

2,834
KIDS AND THEIR PARENTS
ENGAGED WITH FAMILY JAM
42
IN-PERSON AND ONLINE FAMILY JAMS ACROSS ALL LOCATIONS
3,000+
kids and their families took part in trunk or treat & family jam
“Singing, dancing, & laughing was so much fun. Connecting and remembering God is so good even in our darkest times was SO needed!”
-Alicia M.
Family Jam
Family Jam at LCBC BranchCreek (Harleysville)
Family Jam

Family Jam is an in-person and online experience where kids and their parents can spend time singing, dancing, and learning about Jesus together.

kidVenture Island Online Gathering
Family Jam at LCBC York
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Trunk or Treat & Family Jam

In October kidMinistry and Student Ministry partnered together with other ministries to provide a fall community event across locations reaching local families across our state.

Trunk or Treat at LCBC Manheim
Trunk or Treat at LCBC Manheim
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START HERE ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Equipping Parents to Lead Their Families in Following Jesus

“Nora and Luke attended our very first Start Here Online Family Experience. Start Here is designed to empower parents to guide their kids as they take their next steps in following Jesus. During Start Here, Nora and Luke talked with their mom about what it means to follow Jesus. Then, Nora jumped into her Online kidGroup and asked her Leaders some questions. Later that evening, after another conversation with their Dad and Mom, both Nora and Luke made Jesus their Forever Friend and we got to celebrate them!”

Jacqui Ivey, kidMinistry Coordinator at LCBC Ephrata

Luke and Nora

Luke and Nora with their
Forever Friendship boxes

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IN-PERSON & ONLINE GATHERINGS

A Big Decision in A Tough Year

“I've known about Christ from an early age, but I hadn't really felt a connection since 3rd Grade. I then accepted Jesus, but I still didn't understand completely. 2020 was a rough year for me between losing my dad and some other close friends. During Collide Live, I was ready to take this next step to commit to accepting Jesus as I have come so close to God after my father's passing. The best decision ever!

Addy, 7th Grade

Addy from LCBC Lebanon

Addy, 7th Grade
LCBC Lebanon

62
STUDENTS ACCEPTED JESUS IN 2020
30
OF THOSE STUDENTS ACCEPTED JESUS DURING COLLIDE LIVE ONLINE

Digital Connections

42,945
STUDENT MINISTRY BIBLE READING PLANS COMPLETED BY STUDENTS AT LCBC AND AROUND THE WORLD ON THE BIBLE APP
1,169
Youtube Subscribers
4,031
Youtube Hours Watched

SERVING & COMMUNITY EVENTS

Day of Good

Students took part in a Day Of Good this year, where they served
12 organizations in their local communities.

LCBC Lancaster City students serving
LCBC Lancaster City students serving
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HSM students serving at Mom's House of Lancaster

HSM students serving at Mom's House of Lancaster

$433
RAISED BY STUDENTS THROUGH VIRTUAL GAMING NIGHTS FOR SAMARITAN'S PURSE
$5,000
RAISED BY STUDENTS FOR LOCAL NONPROFITS
Collide students competing in Dare Day

Collide students competing in Dare Day

DARE DAY

Students in Grades 5-12 took part in Dare Day - a day spent connecting in relationships with one another and their leaders while completing online and in-person creative dares and random acts of kindness.

421
STUDENTS REGISTERED FOR DARE DAY AND COMPLETED 1,200+ DARES

Connect

5,962
PEOPLE CONNECTED IN GROUPS
IN-PERSON AND ONLINE
Online Group

Online Group

620
Total Groups

Throughout the year we offered groups covering a wide range of topics:

  • Activity or Interest
  • Anxiety & Depression
  • Bible Study
  • Exploring Faith
  • Finances
  • Grief & Loss
  • Leadership
  • Marriage
  • Parenting
  • Racial Reconciliation
  • Relationships
  • Weekend Recap

The Blessing of Connection

“I'm in a group of dads with special needs children. I wasn't really looking to get into a group - the group found me and what a blessing it has been. Quite honestly, joining a group is way outside of my comfort zone. I struggle with an anxiety disorder (OCD) and it was a pretty big leap for me to entertain joining. Each week I checked Ryan (my son) into kidMinistry and was just so impressed with the volunteers and buddy ministry leaders. Eventually, I became a volunteer myself. It was over that time that one of those leaders kept mentioning the group. I was a little hesitant due to my comfort level and past negative experience with a Down Syndrome support group not run by LCBC. However, I was going through some pretty big trials in my life personally and each week I attended LCBC I left just humbled and inspired by the messages and songs. My faith was being activated. So after another nudge, I met them for a meeting and I am so glad I did.

The challenges of raising a child with special needs are very real and at times relentless. There is no autopilot parenting when your child has special needs. So having a group of dads who understand my challenges is a true blessing.

One of the main ways we stayed connected in 2020 was to engage in the Bible app on a daily basis. We have completed countless plans, some on parenting and faith that are related to special needs children, and others on anything from anxiety to fear to joy and trust. Many in the group also attended the outdoor worship nights together with our children. It was truly awesome seeing our dads playing with our kids and worshipping through music. We also stayed connected through weekly Zoom meetings, where the group just had a chance to be friends and support one another with the challenges of the global pandemic.

The biggest way my group has changed me is by giving me more confidence to be a true ambassador for faith. I would not have the confidence to share my faith journey without this group. I am one thousand percent certain I would not be as far along in my relationship with God as I am without this group. I have changed from a person who practiced religion to a person who lives by faith thanks to LCBC, and this group has gone a long way toward that transformation. I look forward to our continued friendship and support as again parenting a special needs child has unique challenges and I know I can always count on this group for practical help but also to keep my eyes on God and his plan and purpose and see the amazing beauty of our children.”

Troy Portser, LCBC Manheim

Troy Portser, LCBC Manheim

Troy Portser,
LCBC Manheim

Read Troy's Story ↓

Serve

6,454
PEOPLE ACTIVELY SERVING AT
LCBC IN-PERSON AND ONLINE
Guest Experience Team huddle
Guest Experience Team huddle
at LCBC Manheim

Serving In A New Way

“In June, I reached out to LCBC Harrisburg where I had volunteered before when I lived in Harrisburg. I mentioned that I was interested in serving in some capacity and asked to keep me in mind. To my surprise, they got right back to me about the beginning of the Online Chat Host positions and asked if I would be interested. I said I would check it out and decide. I was attending Church Online at the time and ironically I would ‘hide’ the chat because I was distracted by it. God has a very cool way of changing our perspective on things and I realized that there was a great opportunity to be a good listener and prayer warrior through the online prayer ministry.

Each scheduled month, I love to be that listening ear and pray with people in their vulnerable moments. I admire those who reach out, and I write down all the requests each week and keep it on my desk. Throughout the week, at the beginning of each work day I pray over the list. I feel like COVID-19 has given us an amazing opportunity to be creative and to think about what we CAN do, rather than what we CAN'T do. It's an honor to serve on my designated months and the Sunday 9am team is so uplifting and fun. God knew exactly where I needed to be and opened the doors.”

Linda Gilgore, LCBC Church Online

Linda Gilgore, LCBC Church Online

Linda Gilgore,
LCBC Church Online

Read Linda's Story ↓
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The Church is a people not a place

The unique challenges of 2020 also brought with them the unique opportunity to get out and continue to be the Church in our communities. Together, we made a big impact in spreading the love of Jesus in communities in our state and all over the world!

Food & Supply Drives

Drives
Food Distribution at LCBC Hazleton
Food Distribution
at LCBC Hazleton
Blood Drive at LCBC West Shore
Blood Drive
at LCBC West Shore

COLLECTING DONATIONS FOR A LOCAL MINISTRY IN NEED

“In the month of May, LCBC Harrisburg hosted a supply drive to benefit local nonprofits, and we were blown away to receive an entire Atrium full of donations from our attendees. Over the course of 9 days, staff and volunteers gathered together to organize all the donations and reach out to several organizations. One of our volunteers connected with City of Refuge Evangelism (C.O.R.E.), who were able to pick up a range of items including clothing, shoes, bedding, hygiene items, and food.

As a location, we actually received so many donations that we were able to give to multiple organizations. We heard from C.O.R.E. after the donation as well: ‘A big shout out to LCBC Church, who donated a (literal) truckload of clothing to our ministry. This will help so many in the community who are unable to afford proper shoes and clothing. It is a true testimony of the love of Christ!

Jess Garcia, kidMinistry Director at LCBC Harrisburg

COVID-19 Support Fund

$100,200
DONATED TO LCBC COMMUNITY PARTNERS WHO AIDED COMMUNITIES ACROSS OUR STATE AND AROUND THE WORLD THROUGHOUT THE PANDEMIC BY...
  • Providing funding for life sustaining services for the elderly
  • Purchasing PPE for school students
  • Supporting humanitarian efforts providing food & shelter
  • Aiding incarcerated individuals on their path to rehabilitation
  • Meeting transportation needs for the elderly
  • Providing lunches for school-aged children
  • Pairing students with life mentors
  • Helping LCBC Global Outreach Partners meet humanitarian needs

PROVIDING HOPE IN THE MIDST OF A PANDEMIC

“The COVID-19 pandemic has created unusual challenges for our ministry. The demand for our shelter and housing services has increased as more of our neighbors are experiencing financial stress. Our current participants are depending on us more for food, childcare, and financial assistance.

We are passionate about the work that we do, but we need partners to come alongside us to sustain our work. LCBC has been an incredibly valuable partner since 2012, literally making it possible for us to keep our shelter doors open and housing programs running.

The COVID-19 Support Fund gift we received from LCBC is like getting an injection of encouragement. This special donation means that we are in a position to go above and beyond, showing God's love and compassion to members of our communities and helping them achieve stability.”

Nate Hoffer, CEO of Good Samaritan Services in Lancaster, PA

Nate Hoffer, CEO of Good Samaritan Services in Lancaster, PA

Nate Hoffer,
CEO of Good Samaritan Services
in Lancaster, PA

Read Nate's Story ↓

Be Rich Be Rich Logo

Our year-long effort to partner with nonprofits and unleash generosity to make a difference both locally and globally

PARTNERED WITH 72 LOCAL NONPROFITS IN THE
COMMUNITIES SURROUNDING OUR LOCATIONS

$882,002
Be Rich Value in 2020
$659,144
GIVEN TO LOCAL NONPROFITS
LCBC Harrisburg Community Clean-Up project
LCBC Harrisburg Community Clean-Up project
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1,083
PARTICIPANTS SERVED 2,641 HOURS IN LOCAL NONPROFITS
$151,041
GIVEN THROUGH OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD SHOEBOXES, GIVING TREE GIFTS + CHILD SPONSORSHIPS

Making a Difference Globally

5,299
CHILDREN SPONSORED BY LCBC ATTENDEES
IN 8 DIFFERENT COMMUNITIES
Sponsored Children
0 photos
65
New Sponsored
Children in 2020

LIFE CHANGE THROUGH SPONSORSHIP

AN INTERVIEW WITH JUSTUS KOECH From WORLD VISION

This year Sonja, LCBC's Director of Central Ministries, had the opportunity to sit down with Justus Koech, a Donor Liaison and part of our partnership with World Vision in Kenya, Africa to talk more about what we're seeing accomplished through sponsorship. Justus has served with World Vision for 13 years, and LCBC was one of the first churches he interacted with after joining their team.

Giving

TOTAL GIVEN IN 2020
$29,052,917
1.4% increase from 2019
103
HOUSEHOLDS TOOK THE 90-DAY
TITHING CHALLENGE IN 2020
2,315
TOTAL HOUSEHOLDS HAVE TAKEN
THE CHALLENGE SINCE 2014
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TRUSTING GOD WITH THE FIRST 10%

“My wife and I have always given, but we could never do 10%. Raising 3 children on one income, it was difficult to live paycheck to paycheck. Giving 10% of our income has been a topic of discussion between us for years and even more recently since attending LCBC. Ironically, we were both convicted to do the 90-Day Tithing Challenge at the same time. We went into this without any regrets and put our total trust in the Lord.

Shortly after our first tithe giving the full 10%, my pay went down and I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. We decided to stay the course and try to cut other expenses. Out of nowhere, my wife received a WAY overdue raise. This put our take-home pay at almost exactly where it was when I did the original calculation. God is good. I am retiring soon and will not have any income until I begin receiving my pension. But once again, God is so good...I have been praying about getting an online teaching position as a retirement job. Shortly after we began the challenge, I was contacted by a former high school classmate. He knew I was interested in an online teaching position after I retired. He said that the education company that employs him needs an online mathematics teacher! I felt this was an answer to prayer and I pursued a position. After several interviews, I was hired for summer employment. Then they offered me hours right away.

Wow! I decided to accept the position immediately. This means we need to increase our tithing now!”

Paul and Tammy Kline, LCBC Lebanon

Paul and Tammy

Paul & Tammy Kline,
LCBC Lebanon

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7,744
PEOPLE SUBSCRIBED TO OUR DAILY DEVOTIONAL A SONG & A PRAYER

Encouragement Each Day

“We are very grateful for all LCBC is doing online so we can stay connected. The daily song and prayer is something I look forward to each day and have shared with many coworkers. As frontline healthcare workers, that inspiration has been priceless to all of us. So, thank you to your whole team and everyone who is helping each of us through this journey.”

Steph Barr, LCBC Manheim

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TV Apps

2,300+
People Using TV Apps Each Week
TV APP USAGE PER PLATFORM FOR LCBC CHURCH ONLINE
Roku
Roku App
Amazon Fire TV
FireTv App
Apple TV
Apple Tv App

Mobile App

11,300
PEOPLE IN THE APP EACH MONTH SINCE
LAUNCHING SEPTEMBER 2020
1,300
People Using TV Apps
Each Week
1,022
PRAYERS PRAYED FOR BY
LCBC APP USERS
LCBC Mobile App
The new LCBC Mobile App
The New LCBC App

In-App Bible Reading & Studies

Start a daily Bible Reading Plan, find encouragement in the Verse of the Day, or engage with a study right in the App to keep investing in your relationship with God on a daily basis.

Interactive Prayer Community

Stay connected to the LCBC community and give and receive prayer by submitting prayer requests of your own and praying for the requests of others.

Discover

Dig deeper into LCBC content like articles, videos, messages, and more by exploring the new Discover section or searching topics like relationships, finances, leadership, anxiety, and more!

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Continuing to Reach Our State

One of our goals as a church is to continue to reach the state of Pennsylvania with the love of Jesus. Despite the challenges of 2020, we saw God working as we moved and launched LCBC locations, formed an LCBC Community Group, and partnered together with other churches and pastors.

LCBC West Shore

In March 2020 we welcomed LCBC West Shore into their permanent new home in Mechanicsburg's former Twin Ponds facility.

LCBC West Shore on Launch Weekend

LCBC West Shore on Launch Weekend

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LCBC West Shore

LCBC West Shore

LCBC West Shore Volunteers

LCBC West Shore Volunteers

A NEW PLACE TO LEARN ABOUT JESUS

“Back in September, during our Family Jam, two kids came by that I'd never seen. After jam, when I went to talk with them, they said they were from across the street and heard that other kids from their neighborhood were having ‘a lot of fun over here.' They said they remembered it being an ice skating rink and didn't know how it could still be fun now that the rink was gone. I told them about church on Sunday and how we have fun and learn about Jesus.

They came the first Sunday we reopened in October and told me on the way out that, ‘this is much more fun than an ice skating rink!’ The next Sunday, they brought two more friends, and the Sunday after that, they brought three more! By November, they had a small group walking over from the neighborhood each Sunday. I love how simply doing what we do in providing fun, engaging environments continues to draw more kids in to learn about Jesus.”

Natalie Huber, kidMinistry Coordinator at LCBC West Shore

Natalie Huber

Trunk or Treat at LCBC West Shore

LCBC NORTHERN DAUPHIN

After months of meeting together as a group at their local YMCA, LCBC Northern Dauphin officially launched in their new home in March 2020 in the Lykens Valley Plaza in Elizabethville, PA.

A LIFE-CHANGING FRIENDSHIP

“I grew up knowing and loving Jesus. My dad took us to Sunday school every week, then I joined my best friend in Good News Club through elementary school, and Youth Group through middle school. When my youth pastor moved away, I stopped attending any services. During high school and into college, I developed bad anxiety and hit some really low points. I felt lost, and felt like what I was doing was never enough or never right.

Early in my freshman year at college, a girl I barely knew invited my roommate and myself to join her for church in a coffee shop, and that one service reminded me what was missing in my life. We became a trio, and their love and trust in the Lord guided me through. Through undergrad, I continued to join them at their church sessions [at LCBC Northern Dauphin] and nights of worship. I couldn't remember the moment we became such good friends, but I will always believe they were put on my path to bring me home. His love grew in me, and I put my trust in His plans for me.

LCBC Northern Dauphin gave me the opportunity to take the next step in my journey by getting baptized and accepted me with open arms. I've always been nervous with attending a different church, and I felt so comfortable attending and look forward to continuing once I am out of school. I still struggle, and I'm still growing, but I will continue to follow what God puts in my path. I'm thankful for the peace He's put in my world and in my mind. And I'm thankful for those He's put in my path to bring me here.”

Brooke Miller, LCBC Northern Dauphin

Brooke Miller, LCBC Northern Dauphin

Brooke Miller,
LCBC Northern Dauphin

Read Brooke's Story ↓

HEGINS COMMUNITY GROUP

This year a small group of people located in Hegins, PA began meeting together to watch LCBC gatherings. During 2020, this group has grown from 8-10 core people to an average weekly attendance of 45-50 people!

CELEBRATING LIFE CHANGE IN A NEW CHURCH HOME

“The Moore family began attending Hegins Community Group in August of 2020. We were invited by both friends and family members who had attended LCBC both in-person and online and had really enjoyed their experiences. The first service we attended spoke directly to the hearts of my daughter, Emma, and my husband, Pat, who said he felt like the message was meant especially for him that week. The very current, relevant messages and welcoming, genuine atmosphere made us all feel like this would be our new church home. As we transitioned from just attending the services to helping serve at them, we became increasingly more invested in the Hegins Community Group and while we still very much enjoyed the services ourselves, our focus shifted more to how we can share this wonderful experience with others. Pat, our son Easton, and I all decided to participate in the first baptism service held at Hegins. It was a wonderful opportunity to share our stories and make public our commitment to following Jesus! Even though the pandemic has presented its challenges to this location start up, we are so excited to see this location grow and help bring others to Christ!”

Jennifer Moore, Hegins Community Group

Read Jennifer's Story ↓

Strategic Partnership

Parker Hill Clarks Summit
Parker Hill Clarks Summit
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Parker Hill Dickson City

Parker Hill Dickson City

Parker Hill Wilkes-Barre

Parker Hill Wilkes-Barre

This year, LCBC had another opportunity to continue reaching our state with the love of Jesus through entering into a strategic partnership with Parker Hill Church.

Parker Hill Church is one church meeting in 3 locations and online in Northeast PA with a shared mission of introducing people to Jesus. Through the partnership, LCBC has been able to provide encouragement, support, and practical solutions to help advance the great work Parker Hill Church is doing in Northeast PA.

Together, we are excited to continue to work and expand our reach throughout the state of Pennsylvania with the goal of introducing more people to Jesus and together fully following him.

Parker Hill Locations

PA PASTOR'S ROUNDTABLE

As a church, we're passionate about investing in the leadership development of individuals and other churches to fulfill our mission of introducing more people to Jesus across our state. In 2020, LCBC's leadership continued to partner with like-minded churches in the PA Pastor's Roundtable to pray, learn, and grow together in order to further the mission of introducing more people to Jesus across the state of Pennsylvania. Those 20 churches have continued reaching out to other church leaders in their communities with the same mission in mind.

Although meeting together looked different in 2020, as a church leadership team we were able to listen to, process, and think through the challenges of churches from all over the state during COVID-19 and continue to share what we're learning and processing at LCBC to work together as the Church and find ways to be the light of Jesus in our respective communities.

Pa Roundtable Map
74
MULTI SITE LOCATIONS FROM 22 CHURCHES, INCLUDING LCBC, PARTICIPATED IN THE ROUNDTABLE

“Thanks so much for your leadership and transparency in how you are leading through this season. LCBC has been invaluable to me and Charter Oak Church.”

Chris Whitehead, Lead Pastor Charter Oak Church in Pittsburgh, PA

Winning At Relationships Winning at Relationships Logo

This year we made it our goal as a church to help our communities experience the remarkable relationships that allow us to develop into who God wants us to be. In January we launched a Winning At Relationships initiative with a community date night event and formed Groups encouraging people to invest in their relationships.

6,588
ADULTS & STUDENTS JOINED A WINNING AT RELATIONSHIPS GROUP
5,446
PEOPLE ATTENDED A GREAT DATE AND 32% WERE NEW TO LCBC
A Great Date, LCBC Coal Township

A Great Date,
LCBC BranchCreek (Harleysville)

2,188
PEOPLE PARTICIPATED IN MONTHLY DATE NIGHT GUIDES TO INVEST IN THEIR RELATIONSHIP
54,777
HOURS SPENT INVESTING IN RELATIONSHIPS

Practical Tools to Strengthen A Marriage

“My husband and I attend LCBC York. We went through a very dark time in our marriage, only being married just over a year. God brought me through several months of being faithful to Him and really focusing on being a daughter of God. I can tell you, that is what saved my marriage.

When the Winning At Relationship (WAR) series came out, I was hesitant at first to sign up for a Group. I am so glad I took that leap of faith. Our group was small, but I believe all things happen for a reason and it was so that I could really focus on the content and dig deeper with the Group leaders.Throughout the WAR classes and series, I began using the RAM “switchboard” at home and I made sure it was in a place that my husband would see it and notice the movements on the board. There are 5 bonds that we discussed over the weeks and they were, Know, Trust, Rely, Commit and Touch. In using the “switchboard” I would daily move the levers to how I was feeling. Some days I would have to point it out, but other days I would notice a change in my husband without me even saying anything!

Since the classes and series ended, I have continued using our “switchboard” and it continues to improve our communication and our marriage in so many ways. I have also been able to share this content with close friends and pray with them on how to help them in their marriage. God has truly been using my experience not only by allowing me to tell my story but also providing me with these tools to help others as well.

Jenn and Brandon Sawyer, LCBC York

Jenn and Brandon Sawyer, LCBC York

Jenn and Brandon Sawyer,
LCBC York

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Thank You

It's always amazing to see all that God does in a year through our church, but in 2020 it has been especially exciting to watch what's been accomplished through him at LCBC. Thank you for being the Church in your home, in your communities, in our state, in our country, and around the world.