The Lakeside Church exists to Make Disciples: New Ones, Better Ones. Our focus is to share the love of Jesus, present the hope and freedom of God’s word, and guide people to grow in faith as Disciples of Jesus. It’s not just a catchy slogan for us, it’s our mission. (Matthew 28:19-20)
Our Core Values
Everything that we do at the Lakeside Church is based on our simple set of core values:
Love God. We love God because of who He is and what He has done for us through His Son Jesus. Everything we do at this church and in life flows from our deep love for God.
Love People. We love all people from all backgrounds, regardless of their circumstances. We believe that people need love the most when they deserve it the least and therefore, the Lakeside Church is a safe place for everyone. As we love others properly, we fulfill the complete Law of God.
Pursue Excellence. We strive to pursue excellence in everything that we do in an effort to reflect the glory of our most excellent God.
Serve with Joy. We serve God with joy from the freedom of the work He has completed within our hearts.
To equip New Testament believers to: Worship Christ, train them in the Word of God, and Make Disciples; New Ones, Better Ones.
“In the year that King Uzziah died I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up; and the train of his robe filled the temple. Above him stood the seraphim. Each had six wings: with two he covered his face, and with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. And one called to another and said: “Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory!” And the foundations of the thresholds shook at the voice of him who called, and the house was filled with smoke.” (Isaiah 6:1-4)
The reality of Isaiah 6 is why we can’t help but worship. Worship at the Lakeside Church is much more than music. It involves prayer, listening and responding to the Word preached, giving, and lifting our voices to heaven. Our passion for worship is exuberant and will never diminish.
Getting trained at Lakeside is more than just knowledge transfer; it’s a preparation for the twists, turns, and opportunities of a life spent following Jesus. Get ready to be the Church in action.
Each season we offer a variety of classes focused on knowing God. Classes focus on things like relationships, Christian life and practice, or specific books of the Bible.
We believe that followers of Jesus should declare and demonstrate the gospel wherever they go. We make disciples as God uses our words and actions to bring others into a relationship with Him.
We understand that the reach of the church and it’s effect on it’s city should be experienced community-wide. We are committed to be a life-giving church that exists not just for us, but for the city and surrounding communities. We offer numerous opportunities throughout the year for people to get involved in a multitude of different ways, that reflect the heart of God. Taking part in our Outreach ministry is a practical and guided way to make a difference alongside others from Lakeside.
Go on a Trip
Short-term mission trips are great opportunities to be exposed to God at work in another culture and place. We send small teams throughout the year to places like the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, Haiti, and other home-based mission areas.