In 1962, a group of about 30 Christians began holding a Sunday School in the Littleton YMCA on Sunday mornings. On Sunday nights, several of the men met for prayer at the home of Herb and Alice Banks to seek the Lords will regarding starting a local church with a full schedule of services. The group incorporated as Littleton Bible Chapel later that year. For approximately six years, the church met at the Littleton YMCA and Mark Hopkins Elementary School on Sundays and assembled mid-week in the basement of the Banks home. The church continued to grow, and they purchased the current property in 1968. The original building was opened in 1969. At that time the congregation consisted of approximately 125 people. A lower level was added under the east gymnasium in 1976. The large addition on the northwest side of the original building was completed in May 1985. This addition more than doubled the total space and provided room for sports activities, an office, Sunday school space, two gymnasiums and an enlarged auditorium with seating for 325. A foyer expansion to alleviate congestion between services was completed in 1999. Approximately 650 people (children and adults) attend services each week.
The Lord's Supper Meeting
- The focus of our worship service is the celebration of the Lord’s Supper, also called the Communion Service.
- Hours before his crucifixion, the Lord Jesus Christ commanded his disciples to remember and proclaim his death through the symbols of the bread and cup. We are to do this regularly until he comes (1 Cor 11:23-26). The early church did this at every official meeting of the church (Acts 2:42, 20:7; 1 Cor 11:17-34)
- We follow this command not as empty tradition, but with joy, thanksgiving, and a desire to keep our central focus on Christ’s saving work on the cross, and its profound meaning in our lives. We seek to be a Christ-centered church.
- The format of our worship service may be unfamiliar to you. In order to acquaint you with the format of this service we have provided this brief explanation.
- Our time begins with fifteen minutes of planned congregational singing. This is followed by a speaker who will transition the service from the music to an open time of spirit-led, spontaneous prayer, scripture reading/reflection, and further suggested songs.
- Following this time of prayer and reflection, the bread and the cup will be administered. Since this is an unplanned time, there may be moments of silence. This should be used for personal prayer and contemplation.
- The Lord’s Supper will end with passing the offering. Visitors should not feel compelled to give. This is another opportunity for those committed to the LBC ministry to worship by means of giving our material possessions to God’s work.
- The worship service lasts approximately 40 minutes followed by 10 minutes of prayer and announcements related to our church family.
- We welcome all believers in the Lord Jesus Christ to partake of the bread and cup, symbols of the Lord’s death and of our oneness in the body of Christ (I Cor 11:27-28; 10:17). We ask that those who have not personally trusted Christ for their salvation would pass the elements by and not partake.
- During the open time of worship, we request that the men lead the church family in worship through public prayers and scripture reading/reflections (I Cor 14:33-35, I Tim 2:8). Women also participate in the worship as they join in heart and mind with those men whom are publicly leading in prayer and ministry of the Word (I Cor 14:34-35, I Tim 2:8, 11-12.)