Pastor Jayson

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Pastor Jayson Byrd

Jayson is a theological conservative committed to a God-centered and Gospel-driven expression of biblical Christianity. He was ordained to the Gospel ministry by the Hampton Park Baptist Church, in Greenville, SC.

Academically Jayson holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in Bible & Pastoral Studies. His wife Jamie, is originally from New Jersey and among other things is involved in the music ministry at LCC. They are a best friends and love serving in ministry together, especial their first ministry which is raising their three children, Karrigan, Draper, and Maddilyn. As the primary teaching pastor, Jayson has a passion for carefully and relevantly unpacking the truths of Scripture.

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Sanctity of Life Sunday

Today is Sanctity of Life Sunday so this morning I preached a Pro-Life message titled "The Imago Dei Matters" that addressed not only abortion, but also racism, euthanasia, a Biblical view of disability, and more.


It was an exciting day! I make no apology for deliberately being a Pro-Life pastor. Our Church started its annual baby bottle drive for the Hope Pregnancy Center in Ocean City.


As a follow-up to the message and as a way to recommend some good resources to reflect on today, here are some sources I would like to commend to you.


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I love the text in this stanza of Immortal Invisible, it was a joy to affirm it as a congregation this morning.

To all, life Thou givest, 

to both great and small; 

In all life Thou livest, 

the true life of all; 

We blossom and flourish

as leaves on the tree,

And wither and perish--

but naught changeth Thee.


If you're struggling because you've aborted a child, there is hope and healing. If you think you're pregnant and are considering aborting the child, there are options.



Pro-Life Resources

Here are some good resources on the issue of abortion that I would commend to you.


Top Recommendation - Randy Alcorn's book has become a classic and go-to book in this area.


Alcorn, Randy. Pro-Life Answers to Pro-Choice Arguments Expanded & Updated. Expanded. Multnomah Books, 2000


———. Why Pro-Life?: Caring for the Unborn and Their Mothers. Multnomah Books, 2004. While this book is out-of-print it is still available at Eternal Perspective Ministries. You can also get a free pdf of the entire book here.


Feinberg, John S., and Paul D. Feinberg.Ethics for a Brave New World, Second Edition. 2nd ed. Crossway Books, 2010.


Klusendorf, Scott. The Case for Life: Equipping Christians to Engage the Culture. Crossway Books, 2009.


Masse, Sydna. Her Choice to Heal: Finding Spiritual and Emotional Peace After Abortion. New. David C. Cook, 2009.


McCorvey, Norma, and Gary Thomas. Won by Love: Norma McCorvey, Jane Roe of Roe V. Wade, Speaks Out for the Unborn As She Shares Her New Conviction for Life. Thomas Nelson Inc, 1998. Jamie and I read this book together several years ago, it is a very transparent and eye-opening book of Norma’s experience as being “Jane Roe.” It chronicles her conversion and introduces her Roe no More Ministry.


Powlison, David. Healing after Abortion. 1st ed. New Growth Press, 2008

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Stewardship Seminar Invitation

Beloved LCC Family & Friends,


One area of discipleship that cuts to our hearts is in the area of finances. Many times in scriptures the connection between our heart and our money is highlighted, especially by our Lord.


Individuals and families struggle with financial decisions. Questions related to credit cards, co-signing a loan for a family member, basic saving, investing and Social Security can become overwhelming. As Believers, we are taught to become a “Wise Steward” for the sake of our testimony and to protect our family. We only have to look as far as God’s Word to find the wisdom to answer many of these questions.


Our church has partnered with Life Institute to conduct a Stewardship Lifestyle Seminar to provide us with useful applications for Biblical Stewardship. I personally encourage you to attend these sessions that we are hosting on Sunday, November 14th through Tuesday,

November 16.


For more information about the session times, please see the Seminar Schedule in the Welcome Center.


  The Stewardship Lifestyle Seminar will offer teaching sessions that cover Biblical principles and practical applications including:


  • What is the difference between a secular and a Biblical worldview of money?
  • How can we train the next generation to understand and become better stewards?
  • How can I establish a budget that works?
  • How can I accelerate a way to get out of debt?
  • When should I start saving and investing?
  • When can I afford to retire and how much will I need?
  • What is a “Christian’s Will”?
  • How can I lay up treasures in heaven and invest in the Kingdom of God?


Whether you are just starting out or you are well experienced in your understanding of financial stewardship, this Biblical overview of stewardship will benefit you greatly. I would also like to encourage you to invite your friends and relatives who do not attend our church. This is a tremendous witness for us as Christians to show non-believers that there is relevance in the Scriptures and the ministries we provide.


Grace to you,


Jayson Byrd




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LCC Regathering Guidelines

We're excited to be back to inside services.


Guidelines and Procedures for resuming indoor services

We are so excited to be getting back to the pattern of Jesus followers from the time of Christ onward of gathering on the first day of the week, Sunday, for corporate worship and fellowship. 

As we said in closing announcements in March, we pray that our guiding priorities are love for God and love for neighbor while submitting to the God-given civil authorities over us. We’re so grateful for the many hours of work and added stresses involved in supplying video services and drive-in services. 


Gathering Instructions

Please know that many details and factors have been discussed and many steps have been taken to be prepared for worship. The following is our plan based on recommendations from health, legal, and church leaders. We look forward to regathering in a safe, sanitized, and socially distanced way. 


Attendance & Capacity 

  • All are invited, welcomed, and encouraged to gather. However, attendance capacity will be limited to the Governor’s temporary guidelines. 
  • So that we are able to be compliant with capacity limitations we are asking everyone to register for a service or call the church office. Knowing approximately how many to expect will help prepare for capacity and add services as needed. 

Register Here


  • If you are in any of the categories listed high risk, have a weakened immune system, or live with someone in these categories we encourage you to participate in an alternative way and feel no social pressure or guilt for doing so in this temporary season. 
  • We will have a VIP Room:  The overflow rooms behind the auditorium will be reserved as a separate venue for those in the VP (Vulnerable Population). This is behind the glass, but still able to see and hear the service. 
  • If you are sick in any way or showing symptoms please do not attend. Your duty is love for neighbor. Those showing symptoms of COVID-19 may be asked to have their temperature taken and/or asked to leave. 
  • If you do not attend we encourage you to participate by watching via Livestream. 


Distancing Guidelines

  1. We encourage following the recommended guidelines for physical distancing. Avoid handshaking and hugs temporarily. Smiles, words of encouragement, Wakanda Salutes, and Vulcan signs ;-), etc. are still encouraged. Bows & courtesies are permissible for those more formal types. :-) 
  2. We encourage you to follow the Governor’s Executive Order in regard to Face Masks. 
  3. Restrooms should be used in a limited and distanced way. 
  4. Wash hands regularly. 
  5. Use the added hand sanitizer stations often. 
  6. Follow the posted instructions. 


Instructions & Expectations

Entering & Exiting  the Building

  • Parking: Follow distancing guidelines in the parking lot and when entering the building. 
  • Touchless Entrances: Doors will be propped open or opened by an attendant for a touchless entry. 


Seating

  • Follow ushers and greeters’ instructions for distanced seating.
  • To reduce congestion and added contact we’re asking many to plan to arrive 15-20 minutes early. We’re planning some extra “Gathering Music” during this time. This same pattern will be followed for exiting after the closing. 
  • Seating will be distanced by the family unit. 


Service Expectations

Elements: Expect the regular elements of worship, scripture reading, congregational singing, ministry of the Word, prayer, giving, and fellowship. 

Offering: We will not be passing offering plates but will have a box available in the lobby. Online giving will be available as well. 

Family Integrated: At this phase our services are Family Integrated, meaning that children worship with their parents or guardians. You can all help this by: 

  • Help: parents, grandparents, and siblings can help little ones pay attention.
  • Accept it as a good thing: Baby’s and children making some noise during the service is normal and should be expected. Don’t worry about it. We actually think it’s awesome to have the sound of children at LCC, it’s a sign of life and health. 
  • Be courteous: We do, however, want to make sure the message of Christ is heard and clear. So, if the sound gets to a distracting level, it’s quite appropriate and even courteous to get up during the service and take the little one to another room or space. 


Please do not Socially Distance or Quarantine the following


While there is a time for physical quarantine, please remember that there are a few things that never should be quarantined.

  • Don't quarantine disciple-making and the great commission. Use this opportunity to initiate Gospel relationships and conversations online and in person. Times of crisis give us incredible opportunities to display trust in God and share the hope of the Gospel.
  • Don't quarantine prayer. Please keep our church family and ministries in prayer.
  • Don't quarantine giving. The work, ministry, and expenses of LCC and our supported missionaries are continuing and in many ways busier now than ever. 


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LCC Drive-in Service

Beginning May 17th, 2020

What is it? 

Worshiping “together” while physically “distant” in vehicles.

Cars Parked spaced apart for an outdoor service organized facing temporary platform or trailer from which music and preaching. Audio transmitted via speakers FM Transmitter. (this also allows us to do this rain or shine) 


A greater sense of fellowship and togetherness more attuned to corporate worship than passively watching separately on a screen at home.


Note: At the service you'll want to go to THIS LINK to follow the service.


Social Distancing

  • Windows closed unless the cars is parked 6 feet from others.
  • Stay in YOUR vehicle - nothing exchanged between vehicles, remain in your vehicle, no sharing vehicles - single-family/group.
  • Restrooms are only available for emergencies. We encourage all to “go” before coming.
  • Offering: We will not pass plates, but encourage donations, offerings, and tithes via mail and online giving. A basket/bin at the exit for offering envelope drop-off when leaving the lot. 


Logistics

  • Service Starts at 10:45 AM
  • Enter through Seaview Ave. entrance. We encourage you to arrive early. 
  • Follow parking attendant instructions. 
  • Tune your radio to FM 88.5
  • Look up the song lyrics or use the Digital Bulletin


Details/FAQ

  • Will there still be a Livestream video? Yes. We know some will not be able to attend in a car for a variety of reasons, so we will still have the video Livestream available on the website. However, the Livestream will be “low tech” in terms of sound and video quality. 


Kids Ministry

Family Integrated

  • When families worship together, children receive an amazing intergenerational experience and thus have the opportunity to be influenced by the example of their parents and the congregation.
  • We encourage kids to participate in the service as a family. We are seeking to include the kids in our song selection and Pastor’s new series has the kids in mind as well. 
  • 8 Tips For Helping Your Child Worship--this is a free printable PDF that gives helpful ways to engage your kids in worship.
  • Several options are available for kids’ church notebooks that encourage listening and understanding. Here are a couple we recommend:
  • “My Church Notebook” by Truth78 (John Piper’s ministry)
  • “Busy Books: Sermon Notebooks For Kids” (recommended for ages 8-12)


Youth Ministry

We encourage our youth to “own” the fact that this is their church. We need you now more than ever. You are digital natives, we are digital immigrants. Some areas that you can serve are:

Greeting 

Idea: holding signs lining the parking lot entrance with happy joyful greetings. 

Technology

Helping with Livestream and slides during the service. Taking pics for Instagram, etc. Helping our church on social media. 

Engaging


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