Welcome to the LFBC family! We are truly excited that you have made the commitment to follow Jesus Christ with us as we walk the faith journey together. Of course, most of us have stumbled through our faith journey more than we've walked through it. A lot of us at Lake Fork have found our way back to following Christ after taking some wrong turns. So, please understand, that we are neither a perfect church nor perfect people. We're just us. Incredibly ordinary. Amazingly diverse. Real. A bit rough around the edges at times. But we've learned that LFBC isn't about us. It's about God! There's no other explanation for what exists at 9483 W. FM 515 between Alba, Yantis, and Emory than the mighty hand of God!
I think of us as those broken toys on the Island of Misfit Toys in the old Santa and Rudolph cartoon. Santa and Rudolph swooped down, put them in Santa's delivery sack, and used them to brighten Christmas around the world. Jesus has done something similar with us. What has happened at Lake Fork did not come about by our intelligence, strategy, or effort. God decided to swoop down and use us in spite of ourselves to bring His Light to a lost and dark world. This is purely and undeniably a work of God.
We also believe God has called and equipped each of us to be ministers, not just members. By joining with us, we desire and even expect you to roll up your sleeves and be willing to join right in as His Spirit leads and equips you. You don't have to be a professional to be a minister of Jesus Christ. In fact, the ONLY professional is the Holy Spirit and if you are a born again believer and follower of Christ, He (the true professional) lives inside you and can accomplish His work through you as you surrender yourself to Him. Browse through the website with a prayerful attitude. Scroll through the Bible Study classes and Ministries and ask God to show you where He wants you to get connected.
Finally, join us in praying and thinking BIG. We've been given a God-sized task to make it hard for people to go to hell from anywhere in the world, starting here. Don't be afraid of change. Don't be afraid to get outside of your comfort zone. Don't be afraid to take risks. Oh, and don't fear the hug! Embrace it!
I love you!
As a new member you will soon receive an information packet from the church. It will contain a letter of welcome from Bro. Perry, which will contain a list of Sunday School classes, a ministry list, a contribution policy ,the Baptist Faith and Message statement and a Membership Information sheet to complete and return. Please read through the information; and yes, complete and return the Memebership Information sheet to help us get acquainted with you and better guide you on how to "Get Connected" to your new church family.
Jeri & Angel