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Lakeside Groups are one of the best ways to connect, especially in a culture today that is "high tech and low touch". God did not design us to live out lives alone -- He created us for a relationship with Him and others. We were made to belong and to be part of a community -- a group of people living life together.
FALL SEMESTER: SEPTEMBER 12 - NOVEMBER 20
Registration Opens: Sunday, August 29
Groups Start: Sunday, September 12
At the Lakeside Church, we believe the best environment for lasting life change takes place within the community. That's why we created Lakeside Groups. Lakeside Groups are all about people. We exist to help people live life together, grow together and serve God together. Our groups provide people with intimate family environments where ministry flows from relational connections.
Through Lakeside Groups, individuals regularly gather outside of our weekend church services in small group environments and engage in a lifestyle of authentic community and spriitual growth. Lakeside Groups offer a variety of interests from recreational groups, Bible and book studies, prayer groups, mentoring, to creative arts -- the offerings are as varied as the people who worship with us.
Wherever you are in your journey of life, there's a place for you in a Lakeside Group!
IT IS FOR FREEDOM...
During a 13-week Small Groups semester, Freedom Groups gather weekly to discuss the Freedom Small Group curriculum, which is designed to equip you to live the victorious and abundant life Christ came to give you. Freedom Groups build on the foundation of your faith in Christ to help you embrace the truth of God’s Word as it relates to your worldview, your past, your sin, your personal value to God, and your purpose in His Kingdom. This group will help you remove every obstacle to intimacy with God and walk in true freedom.
Living in the "Tree of Life"
God never wanted us to pursue dead religion, rather His heart is for us to know Him personally and live in our true identity as His children. You will learn what it means to live in the “Tree of Life” and how a simple but powerful perspective shift can impact every area of your life.
Walking in the Spirit
The Bible talks about the Spirit-led life, but this kind of living can feel hard to reach. Through Freedom, you will learn the principles of spiritual order and how feeding your spirit over your emotions and flesh is key to walking in the Spirit.
Surrendering to Jesus
God calls us to love and serve Him above all else, and when we do, we see how we can grow in our purpose, live forgiven and forgive others, and receive His blessings. Freedom will help you learn how to surrender to Jesus and live in freedom daily.
Speaking Words of Life
Our words have power, and by learning to speak words of life that line up with God’s Word, your words can change your environment and relationships and break the power of the enemy’s words in your life.
Becoming a Vessel God Can Use
God has a unique plan and purpose for our lives, but we also have an enemy who is trying to keep us from fulfilling this purpose. In your Freedom Group, you will learn how to stand in the authority of Jesus to overcome sin and the enemy’s schemes as you allow God to use your life for His glory.
Living as a Worshipper
We all worship something. Freedom will help you learn how to daily direct your worship to God and discover how it can influence the heart of everything you do.
FIND A FREEDOM GROUP
If you are ready to experience life to the fullest, a Freedom Group is a great next step. Search the online directory to find a Freedom Group that works with your schedule, contact the leader, and get ready for a life-changing semester!Join A Group!
November 13, 2021 - register for freedom weekend hereRegister Here
FREEDOM WEEKEND FAQs
We want your Freedom Weekend Experience to be distraction free. Everything that you will need and use for the weekend will be provided!
Dress comfortably! We encourage bringing a light jacket or sweater as the auditorium can get chilly.
Childcare will not be provided during the weekend experience. Our hope is that this will be a time for you to "get away" and be free from distraction so you can receive all God has for you.
It costs $12 to be a part of Freedom Weekend. This covers the cost of your food, shirt, and supplies for the weekend.
Yes! Your confirmation email will include a QR code that you will present when checking in at the door.
We understand this season may be difficult for some to purchase a ticket. If finances are a concern we are offering scholarships. Please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your information and we will be in touch.
Yes, we would love to have you attend and be part of our Freedom Weekend!
SHARE YOUR STORY
The most remarkable thing that occurs during Freedom Groups is when lives are forever changed. Tell us WHAT God has done in yout life through this experience.
Freedom Group Tell Your Story
What is the Dream Team?
The Dream Team is a group of incredible people that have discovered their gifts and passions and are actively serving in them. Through serving others we are a tangible expression of God’s love and we would love to connect with you so you can begin serving at Lakeside. Our volunteer on-boarding process allows us to get to know you and connect you to a team where you can use your unique talents to advance the Kingdom of God. We are passionate about connecting people to their purpose, and the first step to learn about your unique giftings is Growth Track. After you complete Growth Track, a ministry leader will be in touch with you to discuss your next steps.
Areas of Service
Our team works behind the scenes to maintain a spirit of excellence in our facilities. Serving opportunities include those who provide skilled services and basic building upkeep and repair.
Our team works together to create an engaging environment for everyone who steps through the doors of Lakeside. This team includes Photography, Graphic Design, Videography, Video Editing, Social Media, Events, and Hospitality.
Our team greets people and creates a welcoming experience for everyone who walks through the doors.
Lakeside Group Leader
We are trained to facilitate Lakeside Groups and help people live life, grow, and serve God together.
Lakeside Kids Check-In
Our team facilitates the check-in process in Lakeside Kids to ensure children are cared for effectively and efficiently.
Requirements: 18+, Background check
Our team invests in the lives of children through worship, Biblical teaching, videos, small groups, and games.
Requirements: Background Check
Our team helps students get connected to our Lakeside Students ministry and helps to facilitate worship experiences for the students.
Requirements: Background Check
Our team facilitates a powerful worship experience through vocals, instruments, and audio engineering.
Requirements: Development Training Process
Our team uses our gift of giving to support major projects and facilitate the overall vision of the church through strategic financial offerings.
Requirement: By Invitation
Our team includes the Welcome Team – which serves as a resource center to provide people with information about the church, Assimilation Team – which works behind the scenes entering data and updating our database, and the Growth Track Hosting Team – which are hosts in Growth Track and they serve by greeting guests and providing materials and assistance to those discovering their next steps at Lakeside.
Our team facilitates serving opportunities through projects and other campus outreach expressions.
Our team includes encouragers and intercessors that provide prayer covering for services, teams, ministries, individuals at Lakeside, our community, and around the globe.
Requirements: Training Required
Our team assists in the production of the overall worship experiences, using lights, cameras, and other visual elements.
The goal of this team is to ensure everyone at the Lakeside Church is meeting together in a safe environment. They ensure that the Lakeside Kids areas are secure and help to maintain safety in all areas inside and outside the building.
Requirements: Age 18+, Background Check
Our team serves as the first impression for those coming to Lakeside by welcoming people on and off the property and by providing a safe and efficient parking experience.
Our team assists with helping transport attendees to the front of the church when they have to park further away, using golf carts.
Our team of men assists people to their seats, facilitates the offering, and helps maintain a distraction-free service environment.
Interested in serving?
We are passionate about connecting people to their purpose and we invite you to take the next step in joining the dream team by attending growth track and discovering your unique giftings!
1 Peter 4:10
GROWTH TRACKOur Growth Track enables you to discover your redemptive purpose and live the life God created for you. Growth Track is made up of four steps that enable you to: Become an Owner. Discover Your Design. Develop Your Leadership. Join the Team. Get to know a diverse group of people from all backgrounds and interests, all with one common love: Jesus. Growth Track happens every Sunday at 11 am starting with Step One on the first Sunday of the month. Before Growth Track begins, we also invite you to attend our first worship experience at 9:30 am.
We use the term “owner” instead of “member” to convey possession. Explore all of the ministries at Lakeside and find out how to connect with the people in your church. Step One takes place the first Sunday of every month.
Dive into the details of your personality, discover your gifts, and see how your design reveals your purpose in life and your best fit in Ministry. Step Two takes place the second Sunday of every month.
Find out what it means to be a leader at Lakeside, and learn how you can strengthen your character and gifting to fulfill your leadership potential. Step Three takes place the third Sunday of every month.
Connect to the opportunities available at Lakeside to live out your purpose and serve others by using your God-given gifts. Step Four takes place the fourth Sunday of every month.