Outreach and Missions

Outreach and Our Church

How do you make a big church smaller?

The answer? We care for everyone in our church! C.A.R.E. stands for “Christians Actively Reaching Everyone.” This ministry consist of four teams that each meet once a month to enjoy a meal together and then spend an hour serving in one of four primary ministry areas—writing cards, calling members of our church family, intercessory prayer and visitation. C.A.R.E. is a vital method of connecting with people and providing pastoral care for our congregation. In addition to looking after the welfare of the church family, C.A.R.E. is a great place to build relationships and participate in the work of the ministry. If you’re looking for a way to get involved and meet new people while also serving the body of Christ, look no further than C.A.R.E.!



‘But You Shall Receive Power…’

In Matthew 28:18-20, Jesus commissioned His disciples to “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you…” In Acts 1:8, Jesus told the disciples that they would receive power to accomplish that Great Commission—to be his witnesses in Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, and even to the ends of the earth. At LHC, we believe evangelism and discipleship are inseparable—that is, you cannot effectively accomplish either without the other—and that we have been empowered to build His Kingdom in our own neighborhoods and around the world.


Outreach and Our Community

Hi there, neighbor…

Who’s my neighbor? In Luke 10:29, a certain lawyer who was attempting to justify his own selfishness once asked Jesus to define the word, neighbor. Without hesitation, Jesus told him the parable of the Good Samaritan, a familiar story about how a social outcast demonstrated the truest picture of what it means to be a neighbor. In contrast to the religious leaders of their day, the Samaritan did not reserve his compassion for a specific location or ethnicity. Rather, he saw a person in need and then rearranged his schedule, his itinerary, and his finances to meet that need.

The heartbeat of WPHC is to demonstrate the love and compassion of Christ to our community—to be good neighbors. We do that on our campus through a Food Pantry available to those in need of basic groceries, while also participating in a Bookbag Feeding Program in one of our nearby schools. Our Benevolence Program has offered financial counseling and assistance to people in our community who needed a little extra help getting back on their feet.

Our biggest event of the calendar year, KidsFest happens every third week in August. Our entire congregation comes together to distribute 1500 bookbags filled with school supplies to students about to begin the next school year. On that night, we provide inflatable games and activities for young and old alike, and serve hotdogs and drinks to thousands of people from all over the county. It’s our favorite way to end the summer, and a great way for us to meet our neighbors.


The Uttermost Parts of the World

“How shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach unless they are sent?” Romans 10:14-15

Beyond local ministry outreach, LHC places a strong emphasis on global missions. Each year, we commit to building a church outside of the USA. The Mission Team raises funds and recruits volunteers for a week of erecting a building somewhere in the world, usually in Central or South America. Over the past few years, we’ve built structures in Costa Rica, Argentina, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Guyana, and Belize. Partnering with the Mission Team is a great way to join up with our family abroad to help build their house of worship while also experiencing the Christian life in their culture. If you’re looking for adventure, fellowship in ministry and have a desire to serve, perhaps you’re ready to be sent.