Missions

“Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.” -1 Peter 4:10

We joyfully engage the Great Commission given us in Mathew 28. It is critical in our understanding of our corporate and individual identity. Carrying the message of the Gospel and the practical love of Jesus to our community and to the world is a privilege. We view missions corporately as an action of the church body. It is the church that sends out missionaries, and these missionaries are an extension and representation of the whole body. As each part of the body has a different role to play, each of us has a role in missions.

Local Missions

“But seek the welfare of city where I have sent you into exile, and pry to the Lord on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare.” -Jeremiah 29:7

We pursue support of existing local missions and the creation of new missions as we feel the Lord lead us. Our desire in local missions is to partner with those we are equipped to help in a significant way. Missions are created at LBC as the Lord leads us to new works due to the leading of an individual who feels God’s call. This call is prayed over and evaluated by leadership and moves forward as the Lord gathers others to the same vision. Our desire in all local missions is to create opportunities for relationships to build where we can most effectively display and pronounce the Gospel.

We proudly support the North Georgia Pregnancy Center.

International Missions

How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!” – Romans 10:14-15

Jesus has commissioned His church to make disciples of all nations. We want to cultivate a missional culture in our body: one that prays, gives, and goes out on international missions. Our desire is to support and build up churches throughout the world who proclaim the gospel through word and deed.

Quito, Ecuador – Scott and Brandy Murphy
Scott and Brandy and their children, Madeleine and Patrick, have been working with the Esmeraldas and Roca Fuerte communities since 2013. They have seen incredible change in the community over the years and are devoted to pouring their hearts into these communities by establishing long-term, local ministry assistance and funding new programs as the Lord leads!

After serving in Quito since 2016, they have recently transitioned stateside for an extended furlough with hopes to raise funds to establish additional ministry projects throughout the country. You can visit their website below to help!

Connect with the Murphys: Lead by Serving Website or Facebook

Check out their Costa Sierra website that sells local artisans’ creations. This directly helps the people of Ecuador, especially women looking to get out of the sex trade.

Ethnos 360 – Papua New Guinea – Jotham and Maria Van Der Decker
After several years of training and fundraising, Jotham and Maria and their children, Rahab, Ellie and Chloe, are deployed to Papua New Guinea. They are assisting church planters in areas such as technical support, solar electric services, and education consultation.

Connect with the Van Der Deckers: Ethnos 360 Website or Facebook or Blog

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Global Transformation Ministries – Medellin, Colombia – Brian and Katherine Miller

Brian and Katherine Miller have been working with street children in Medellin, Colombia since 1996. Through their ministry, they have worked with street boys and girls, especially sexually exploited pregnant girls. They also started three church plants in the greater Medellin area. Currently, Global Transformation Ministries (GTM) is building a rescue home for pregnant, homeless girls.

Connect with the Millers: GTM Website or Facebook

We also support missionaries serving in countries that cannot be disclosed.

Please remember them in your prayers.