Wednesday, September 30, 2020

LCCT Update 9.29.2020

Hello LCCT Friends and Family!

Pastor Christian Watts here!

I wanted to take a minute to share a few quick things with you...

There will be no Wednesday evening activities this evening and no Wednesday evening activities on October 7th. Youth Group will resume on Wednesday, October 14th. Any and all other Wednesday evening groups or activities are TBD. We'll keep you in the loop!

The Men and Boys Breakfast that was scheduled for this Saturday, October 3rd has postponed until Saturday, October 17th. Please make a note of this change. 

In-person gatherings for worship at Life Change Tullahoma will resume this Sunday, October 4th @ 10:00. If you are unable to join us in-person, please plan to join us via Facebook Live or via our YouTube Channel. CLICK HERE to watch online.

Many of you have still not signed up for a Community Group. We really don't want to see you miss out so be sure and sign up for one of our ten Community Groups by CLICKING HERE.

That's all for now. We look forward to worshipping with you on Sunday @ 10!

Be blessed, and be a blessing,

Pastor Christian Watts


Saturday, September 26, 2020

LCCT Update 9.26.2020

Hello Life Change Tullahoma Friends and Family!

Pastor Christian Watts here!

I want to encourage you to join us tomorrow morning @ 10:00 for worship @ Life Change Tullahoma via FB Live or YouTube. I will be sharing the final message in our "Connect For" series titled, "Connect For Care". I look forward to sharing in our time together!

Due to an uptick of Covid-19 cases in our area, all in-person gatherings have been cancelled September 27 - October 3rd. It is our hope and prayer that we will be able to resume all in-person gatherings on October 4th. 

As I have stated before, it is a real bummer when we feel it necessary to cancel worship services or activities. However, know that we believe that doing so is in the best interest of everyone that attends LCCT. We ask that you continue to pray with us for God's direction and guidance during these uncertain times.

As always, you can keep up with all scheduled events and activities via our LCCT Church Center App or by clicking HERE.

You are in my thoughts and prayers. Please let me know how I might pray for you more specifically, or if I can serve you in any way.

Have a blessed day!

Pastor Christian Watts

Saturday, September 19, 2020

In-person gatherings at Life Change Tullahoma cancelled until October 4th

 Life Change Tullahoma Friends and Family,

Pastor Christian Watts here. It is with great sadness and disappointment that I share with you that I have contracted Covid-19. 

Covid-19 has been on the rise in Tullahoma and our surrounding communities for the past couple of weeks. Unfortunately, a small, but growing number of our attendees have contracted the virus. Although many of them contracted it away from LCCT, in light of my recent diagnosis we feel it is in everyone's best interest to not hold in-person gatherings again until Sunday, October 4th. Please note that we will be broadcasting our worship services via Facebook and YouTube on Sunday mornings at 10:00.

My symptoms have not been life-threatening, but they have been fairly severe. I would appreciate your prayers as I quarantine and work towards recovery.

There are three things I would like to ask you to prayerfully consider doing in the days ahead...

  1. Pray for our country, our communities, the families of those that attend LCCT, and for our LCCT Staff.
  2. Please tune in at 10:00 to Facebook or YouTube to join us LIVE on Sunday, September 20th and Sunday, September 27th.
  3. Please continue to give financially to support the ministry of Life Change Tullahoma. And if I may add, if you haven't been giving, or if you can give above and beyond your normal giving in the coming days, please do so.  Know that no matter what takes place, the ministry of Life Change Tullahoma does not stop. We will continue to work diligently to further God's Kingdom in spite of the challenges we are facing. And although we may have to discontinue in-person gatherings for a couple of weeks, the rent, utilities, staff salaries, and ministry expenses continue on. Thank you in advance for being obedient in this area.


Our church office will remain open Monday through Thursday from 9:00-5:00, and our Food Pantry will continue operating on Tuesday's and Thursday's from 4-6.

Remember that you can give financially 24/7 via the LCCT Church Center App, by dropping your tithes and offerings by the office during our weekly office hours, or via mail to the address below.

Life Change Church Tullahoma
414 Wilson Avenue, Suite 121
Tullahoma, TN 37388

Thank you for your time. I will miss you all greatly during these next couple of weeks, but I know God will bring us together again soon.

In His Service,

Pastor Christian Watts

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Worship at the Lake Update 9.9.2020 - ALL ATTENDEES MUST REGISTER!

Hello LCCT Friends and Family!

Worship at Ovoca Lake is just 4 days away! We are working hard to make sure this years event is a great one!

If you have not registered, you need to do so ASAP. Also, all guest, staff, and volunteers need to register as well. Register now at https://lifechangetullahoma.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/443184.

Although we are praying that it does not rain, we are preparing just incase it does. We will be either renting or purchasing a large tent (or several smaller tents put together) so we have shelter if it were to rain. If you have an event canopy 10x10 or larger that you would be willing to let LCCT utilize please reply to this email and let me know. If it look like we will be getting a lot of rain, we will likely hold the event at LCCT @ 414 Wilson Avenue.

The main dish is BBQ Pork and will be catered by Crazy Daisy's. Drinks will be provided by Chick-fil-A. We are asking everyone to bring a side dish or dessert. Be sure to indicate what you are bringing as part of your registration. If you already registered and need to go back in and add the side dish or dessert you will be bringing, simply go back into your registration for worship at the lake and click edit. You will then be able to add or change whatever you need to within your registration.

We will also be renting portable restrooms including two handicapped restrooms.

Although this is a free event, it does come with a hefty cost for LCCT. Please remember that you can give your tithes or offerings at any time via the LCCT App or via the following link: https://lifechangetullahoma.churchcenter.com/giving. We have also setup a special fund if you would like to help in supporting our efforts for Worship at the Lake at https://lifechangetullahoma.churchcenter.com/giving/to/worship-at-ovoca-lake-donations.

For directions to Worship at Ovoca Lake CLICK HERE.

If you are registered to be baptized, please be sure to stop by the office today or tomorrow and pick up your baptism shirt. Pastor Christian will meet with all those being baptized in front of the stage at 10:10 am. All persons being baptized are encouraged to wear their LCCT baptism shirt, shorts, and shoes or sandals you don't mind getting wet.

We are looking forward to our time together!

Pastor Christian Watts



Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Are you ready for some good news? How about some great news?!!

 Hello {FIRST_NAME}! 

I am pumped!! I mean PUMPED!! To date we have 27 people that will be baptized at Worship at Ovoca Lake on Sunday, September 13th! Now, if that's not something to get excited about I don't know what is!

Worship at the Lake is going to be awesome! I mean even the weather is supposed to be awesome with temperatures in the mid 70's! Please be sure to register now if you plan to attend, and don't forget to bring a side dish to go with the BBQ! For more information or to register CLICK HERE

THIS SUNDAY WE BEGIN A BRAND NEW SERIES TITLED, "CONNECT FOR". This Sunday morning @ 10:00, Pastor Noah and I will be sharing the stage to share a message titled, "Connect for Community". This series will launch us into something new and awesome at LCCT called COMMUNITY GROUPS!

What are Community Groups? Glad you asked!

As LCCT continues to grow, we want to build community beyond what Sunday mornings can provide. That’s where Community Groups come in. Community Groups are a place for you to meet new friends, strengthen existing relationships, and grow in your relationship with Christ. We want to be a Church who worships together and who knows how to break bread together. 

Registration for Community Groups is open NOW! And let me give you a little hint... You may want to be registered for a Community Group before you come to Worship at Ovoca Lake. That's all I'll say about that for now. :)  For more information and to register for one of our eleven groups CLICK HERE.

Last but not least, it goes without saying that 2020 has been a year that many of us would like to forget. I mean, let's go ahead and put up the Christmas tree and get this year over with right? As difficult of a year that it has been, God always has a purpose and a plan. I want to encourage you to do something with these last four months of 2020.... JUMP IN WITH BOTH FEET! That's right! Let's all recommit ourselves to God, and gathering as His Church, and let's go out of 2020 puttin our praise on! I mean it! I truly believe it is time for the church to rise from the ashes and crush the head of the enemy! I also believe that if we will do that, all of "the things" we are worried about, stressed about, tired of, and fed up with will no longer be our focus. Our focus needs to be on Christ! We can't control what tomorrow brings but He can! 

It's time to get back to church! It's time to get back to gathering! It's time to get back to JESUS!

EXCITED FOR THE DAYS AHEAD!!

Pastor Christian Watts

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

LCCT Important Update 8.26.2020 - ALL WEDNESDAY EVENING ACTIVITIES CANCELLED

 Hello Life Change Tullahoma Friends and Family,

2020 started out as an excellent year for Life Change Church Tullahoma. On Sunday, January 5th, LCCT had over 200 people in attendance for the very first time. And by the beginning of March, LCCT was averaging almost 300 people in attendance and it looked as if adding a second worship service would be an absolute necessity.

Then Covid-19 hit.

Being a church that will not turn three years old until October 25th of this year, Covid-19 could have been a fatal blow to a new church. But praise be to God, God held His church called Life Change Tullahoma up in the midst of the storm. And God continues to do so as His Church (you and I) continue to put our faith and trust in Him.

The nine weeks that LCCT did not meet corporately were agonizing for me, the staff, and for many of you. However we made the decision that it was best not to meet knowing that it was in the best interest of those who attend LCCT. We also knew that the same God that had been faithful in the past, would be faithful as we moved forward.

This morning we learned that one of our attendees tested positive for Covid-19. As a result, all activities for this evening (Wednesday, August 26) have been cancelled.

We as a staff feel it is better to be proactive rather than reactive. With this in mind, we want to take the time and the necessary steps to make sure we are providing the safest environment possible. Our proactive steps include...
  1. Making sure this was an isolated case.
  2. Making sure that anyone who may have come in contact with this person is monitoring their health.
  3. Encouraging anyone who is having any symptoms of Covid-19 to be tested.
  4. Making sure the building is cleaned and sanitized before we gather again.
We are working to contact anyone that may have come in contact with this person to let them know of the possible exposure. This person was not in an active volunteer role on Sunday.

As was stated when LCCT reopened, if you have come in contact with someone with Covid-19, or feel that you may be having Covid-19 symptoms, it is best to stay home and isolate yourself until you get tested and know the results of your test.

Know that the staff at LCCT love you, and are praying for you. Truthfully, it's a real bummer when we have to cancel a service or activities. None-the-less, know that we will always strive to do what is best for you and our entire church family.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at lifechangetullahoma@gmail.com.

May God bless and keep you! Know that we will send out another update on Saturday.

In His Service,

Pastor Christian Watts



Wednesday, August 5, 2020

LCCT Update 8.5.2020 - A note from Pastor Christian - Steps of Faith - Welcome our newest Staff Members - It's time to get back in the habit

Hello Life Change Tullahoma Friends and Family!

I wanted to take a few minutes of your time to share some information and updates with you regarding Life Change Church Tullahoma.

First and foremost, I want you to know that I am here for you. Really, I mean that! However, I readily admit that I do not always know when you might need me, or how I might be able to serve or help you. So, here is what I ask... Please call me, email me, text me, or come by the church office and let me know how I can help you or serve you. You have 110% permission to do so! I want to be here for you as a pastor as much as I possibly can be. So again, I give you full permission to bug me, remind me, or let me know how I can help or serve you. Please find my contact information at the bottom of this letter. Thank you!

Hebrews 11:1 says, “Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. This is what the ancients were commended for.”

Throughout Life Change Tullahoma’s short history, we have taken huge steps of faith. And each step of faith has been bathed in prayer and God ordained. And although this year has been a difficult one, we continue to step out in faith as God directs us. 

Here are some of the steps of faith we have taken in 2020....

·      In January of 2020 we acquired office space and additional meeting space at 410 Wilson Avenue. We also began a new budget year with a weekly budget need that was twice the amount of our weekly budget needs in 2019.
·      In February of 2020 we hired Jermaine Johnson to be our Youth Pastor. Little did we know at the time, but two weeks after he was hired, we would spend the next two months having no public gatherings. Over the last several weeks we have resumed Wednesday evening youth group with an average of 50+ students that attend weekly.
·      Before the Covid-19 pandemic, our weekly broadcast was sketchy at best. Therefore, we knew that if we were going to be effective, we would have to make some major upgrades to our video equipment. Again, we stepped out in faith and made some major purchases in order to improve the quality of our broadcast. And although it is still a work in progress, the difference between our broadcast pre-Covid-19 and now are night and day. God supplied our every need!
·      In July of 2020, we added two paid part-time Children’s Ministry leaders to our staff. Those leaders are Tonya Reffner and Alisha Johnson. Tonya is the Director of our Preschool Ministry which includes babies through Kindergarten. Alisha is our grades 1-5 Children’s Ministry Director. We are excited to have both ladies officially on our staff leadership team!
·      One area of need that we felt we needed to address sooner rather than later was hiring an Administrative Assistant. Someone that would be in the office daily, and someone that had the ability to meet several areas of need as LCCT moves forward. I am excited to share with you that we have hired Katelyn Lawson as our administrative assistant! Katelyn will be overseeing our church database (Planning Center), and she will also be overseeing and making sure we are keeping accurate records of both our incoming and outgoing finances via Planning Center and QuickBooks. Katelyn will also be answering phones, creating and implementing our multi-media, assisting us as we move towards fellowship groups this fall, helping us with our social media and text-in-church ministries (including response times), and assisting our pastoral staff as needed. Katelyn will officially join the LCCT Staff on Thursday, August 20th.   

It is my prayer that our new staff hires will allow Life Change Tullahoma to function with excellence! Why? Because God expects our best! I also believe that the addition of an Administrative Assistant will allow Noah and I to be all the more available to you, and to do the ministry both at LCCT and within our community that God has called us to.

Over the past year and a half, Elizabeth Duke has done an excellent job creating and implementing our multi-media. Elizabeth isn’t leaving LCCT, but she will be stepping down from her multi-media role as she continues to work on her nursing degree. We want to thank Elizabeth for her commitment and efforts over the past year and a half.

I want to encourage you to stay tuned to our website, the LCCT App, and our Social Media outlets as we are ramping up for some exciting things in the days and weeks ahead. 

Finally, I know that many folks have not been able to gather at LCCT for corporate worship due to Covid-19 concerns. I also realize that the pandemic has led to many people simply falling out of the habit of attending Life Change Tullahoma. Let me encourage you to get back in the habit! Watching on YouTube or Facebook is just not the same as gathering corporately to worship. Know that we have missed those of you that have not been with us, and we hope to see you soon!

Thank you for taking the time to read this letter. I hope it encourages you and excites you for what God has in store for LCCT in the days ahead!

Be blessed and be a blessing!

Pastor Christian Watts
931-563-5544 (office)
931-321-0900 (after hours)
931-488-8200 (text-in-church)



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