As you may have heard, we changed our service times & implemented a third service. Beginning July 16th, we'll be meeting at 8 & 9:45 am every Sunday until fall.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why are we making this change?
Attendance at LMBC has consistently been above 80% of our building’s capacity. Unfortunately, our space & body can’t sustain this size for much longer. But what a great problem to have! As a result, we’ve had to consider a few options to make room for everyone. While our ultimate goal is to plant a new church, we’ve decided to add a third service now to create space & also prepare for the plant.
Is this permanent?
We’ll be sticking to the 3-service structure as needed. We're currently meeting for just 2 services for the summer with plans to add the 11:30 am service back in the fall (September 10th, to be precise).
Will the services be different?
Nope! All services will be identical in content. The only difference will be the children’s ministry & live stream schedules.
Will the services still be the same length?
Yes, we’re maintinaing 65 minute services to leave transition time between services. However, we will not be removing anything major from the services. We’ll still have at least 4 songs & 40 minutes of teaching with announcements happening just before the service start time.
What will the space between services look like?
We’re planning on having 40 minutes between each service. We’re hoping this encourages you to seek community throughout the week since Sundays aren’t the ideal space for connecting. We’ll be working to increase life group availability to ensure everyone can build & foster solid relationships.
Will there be enough parking?
Part of the reason we’re making this transition is to make sure we have parking space for everyone since we’re running out of space. We are actively working to maximize the efficiency of our current space.
What will children’s ministry look like?
Much like our current schedule, there will be child care options for ages 0-5th grade during all services. Check out our current schedule here
Which service will be live streamed?
We’ll be live streaming the 9:45 a.m. service from now on, even when we go back to 3 services.
How will this affect volunteers?
We so love our volunteers and are working hard to make sure this doesn’t add much to your workload! For anyone serving at all our services, the third service is scheduled to end at 12:35. Here’s a breakdown by team:
The worship team (including media) will now begin practice at 7 a.m. on Sundays.
There will be a Welcome Team assigned to each service. The team is expected to be there during transition times (7:30 am during 1st, 9:15 am during 2nd, and 11 a.m. during 3rd)
Children’s Ministry volunteers will just need to be there during the services they are assigned to.
Check with your ministry leader for any specific changes in scheduling.