OK, really: you have no idea how much we want you to feel at home. Whether your visit to Lighthouse lasts one morning or a couple of decades, we want you to feel relaxed, welcomed and cared for here. No matter who you are, no matter where you come from, and – yes – no matter what junk you may be carrying with you in your life, you are a person of immeasurable value to God. That makes you a special guest, whether it’s your first time or your 34th, or 247th. Got questions? Got worries about visiting? The Greeters are here to address them for you. You can’t miss them, but in case you do have questions about getting connected, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Births, bereavement, material needs, crisis, comfort … these are some of the events and circumstances that are addressed by the Family Care ministry. From hospital visitations, to delivery of meals for a season, to help with rides or food bags, Family Care can communicate and coordinate needs to the church family. Contact Sara Waffird for more information, email@example.com.
Kingdom Kids, PreK to 5th Grade
Children and youth are an important part of God’s family and ours. We encourage families to come together in the main hall as we sing. After the band is done, preschool and elementary age kids may join the pastor up front for a short lesson, and then Sunday School during the sermon. Teachers will meet children in the lobby and escort them to class. The first Sunday of the month, elementary age kids may join us for the duration of our communion service. A staffed nursery is always available for infant through preschool ages up to 4 years.
Throughout the year, we invite children to be a part of Christmas, Easter, Mother’s and Father’s Day. Summertime we usually coordinate a trip to Frontier Ranch for 4th through 12th grade.
Youth, Grades 6-12
FAM 412 Fridays 6:33 PM during the school year
“Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.”
(1 Timothy 4:12)
So much of Lighthouse’s history and character has been shaped by youth ministry. Our weekly Friday youth meeting is a fun place for teens in grades 6-12, with lots of food, friends, music and some real small-group discussion about God’s love and purposes for our lives. This group also takes regular trips to concerts, events, summer camps, and mission trips.
For example, Frontier Ranch, near Santa Cruz CA, is a summer camp destination for junior or senior high students. But there’s really nothing to do there except zip-lining, minibike-riding, surfing, hiking, group gaming, petting zoo-ing, video making, slip-n-sliding, and a lot of laughing and exploring our faith together.
Young Adult Bible Study
For Young Adults (18+) Come join us for fun, food and fellowship as we discover spiritual principles together through inductive bible study. We’ll be exploring books of the bible via observation (what does it say?), interpretation (what does it mean?), and application (what does it mean for my life?). We also enjoy adventures together throughout the year: ropes courses, escape rooms, day trips, Spartan races and more! Come meet Lina Hughes for more information.
Saturdays, 7:30am, in the Clubhouse at church
Dive into the Word of God with men from Lighthouse and around the community. Rick Lynch leads this one-hour exploration of Scripture, with a lot of group dialogue and a shared commitment to look beyond the surface of the text and our own lives with Christ. Consider yourself invited!
Women’s Craft Night
Once a month, Bonnie Dighton hosts a gathering for woman to meet, greet, and craft together. Or, just come for the devotional and friendship. Either way, you and your friends are welcome.