Happy New Year!! – by: Diana Bayne

Happy New Year!! I’m sure by now you’ve seen all the lists and resolution ideas: lose more, exercise more, make more, save more, read more, learn more, travel more, give more, clean more, etc… always “more” to be done.  How many of you are like me and scrap the list even before January 1st – knowing that it probably…

A Whole Lot More of the Enchilada – by: Brent Stafford

If you’re a member of LCC (or are just checking out our blog) you may have noticed that we’ve been really busy this year.  We’ve added a new staff person (me), raised $40,000 to fund the building of our sister church in Dargout Haiti, have done numerous facility improvements like new chairs in the auditorium…

Let the Adventure Begin! – by: Bob Sieh

Let the Adventure Begin! by Bob Sieh Sunday, December 7, 2014, was a historic day for Longview Christian Church. The congregation voted to authorize the elders to pursue the sale of the current building to a local developer. The deal contains a building swap (a 78,000 square foot building) plus a sizable amount of cash…

Producing Eternally Changed Lives – by: Troy Bayne

Producing Eternally Changed Lives In case you missed it, LCC has been presented with an opportunity to change locations within Longview and move into a building on West Marshall Avenue.  I appreciated Bob’s blog last week and now I get the chance to share with you my perspective, which I believe to be complementary to…

Oh no! Sell the Church Building? – by: Bob Sieh

Oh no! Sell the church building? If you haven’t heard a developer wants to buy the land the congregation now owns for a retail center. In exchange for the land the developer will trade us a 78,000 square foot building and a substantial amount for cash. The proposed building originally was a large discount retail…

Who Doesn’t Like to Dress Up? – by Diana Bayne

Which came first in the stores – the Halloween stuff or the Christmas decorations? Or was it a tie this year? It seems the Christmas décor appears earlier each year and almost skips over Thanksgiving in the world of retail blitzing. Halloween items, however, come in and demand attention with their dark orange and black…

A Simple Note – by Brent Stafford

A Simple Note Every day when I walk into my office this note is the first thing I see.  It’s a note I got from a stranger in a very dark and frustrating time of my life.  I had just left a painful ministry situation and was physically, spiritually, and emotionally exhausted.  I was dealing with questions like,…

Don’t Miss Out – by Troy Bayne

If you have been around LCC for any length of time, you have heard us talk about our purpose for existing.  In fact, we have intentionally coined a phrase “Real God, Messy People, Changed Lives” to communicate this purpose.  LCC exists to introduce messy people to the one real God, producing eternally changed lives through…

“More important than the White House” – by Bob Sieh

My twin granddaughters were seven years old when they rode with me in the pickup from our house to the church office. Their family was visiting Grandma and me and I needed something from my study in the church so they rode along. There is a constant conversation going in the back seat whenever they…

You’ll never be a perfect parent… – by Diana Bayne

“You’ll never be a perfect parent, but you can be a praying parent.” I read this recently and it has been hovering in the back of my mind ever since.  My active-in-the-trenches parenting days are behind me, but I was (am) one of those parents who wanted to do everything perfectly.  That, of course, is…