Hurry...the LCMC Youth Gathering Registration Deadline is April 1

If you're planning on joining us for our upcoming summer youth event, next Monday, April 1 is the last day to sign up!  The LCMC Youth Gathering is designed to be a leadership development experience for both students and student leaders. Everything at this youth event is designed to empower youth ministry in the local church and to encourage students to consider the vocation of ministry in the future. The event takes place July ... [...]

Pastors Directory Changes

To better assist congregations, call committees, and others, the LCMC Ministry Board initiated changes to the pastoral list categories that will be reflected on the LCMC website in May 2024. Current categories are not well defined and allowed pastors to be in more than one category. This unclarity was difficult to explain and created unrealistic expectations, especially among call committees. The updated categories will better reflect a ... [...]

The Power of Relationships

In February, I was invited to join the Texas District for their annual Winter Retreat. What I witnessed, and was welcomed into, was an atmosphere of relationship. As the participants gathered, old friends and longtime colleagues reunited, picking up where they left off the last time they gathered. I witnessed new people being welcomed in. New relationships were formed. This relational atmosphere created space for people to pray for one ... [...]

Wills Do Not Cover Retirement Plan Accounts – You Must Designate a Beneficiary!

33% of LCMC 403(b) Retirement Plan participants have NOT designated their beneficiary.  Naming a beneficiary for your retirement account is an important task and should be completed as soon as you enroll. It will mean that probate, attorneys’ fees, and other costs associated with settling estates will be avoided. If you are married and would like someone other than your spouse as your primary beneficiary, your spouse ... [...]

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