We believe everyone deserves a fresh start.
Whether you’ve been in church all your life, been out of church for a while or have no church background whatsoever, it’s our conviction that everybody needs a fresh start with God. And it’s our hope that everyone who enters Lakeshore Church on any given weekend will receive a warm welcome, uplifting worship, an encouraging message, and an opportunity to experience God.
Bring us back to you, God—we’re ready to come back. Give us a fresh start. (Lamentations 5:21 MSG)
We believe you can’t do life alone.
Everyone needs a family – a place we can find acceptance, make friends, get healthy, and share special moments with people who care. God made us to be a part of something greater than ourselves and experience, not only the benefits of community but also the blessing of helping others. We will do everything we possibly can to help you make beneficial connections at Lakeshore Church.
You’re no longer wandering exiles. This kingdom of faith is now your home country. You’re no longer strangers or outsiders. You belong here, with as much right to the name Christian as anyone. God is building a home. He’s using us all—irrespective of how we got here—in what he is building. –The Apostle Paul (Ephesians 2:19b-20 MSG)
We believe growing people change.
“Building People” is more than our motto, it’s our mission. And we believe significant life change happens every time we take a step closer to Jesus and continue growing in God’s grace and truth. Our Growth Track gets you headed in the right direction and our discipleship oriented small groups keep you moving toward the goal of becoming a fully devoted follower of Christ.
I’m not saying that I have this all together, that I have it made. But I am well on my way, reaching out for Christ, who has so wondrously reached out for me. Friends, don’t get me wrong: By no means do I count myself an expert in all of this, but I’ve got my eye on the goal, where God is beckoning us onward—to Jesus. I’m off and running, and I’m not turning back. –The Apostle Paul (Philippians 3:12-14 MSG)
We believe you are made for more.
You have been uniquely designed and distinctly gifted to fulfill God’s wonderful plan for your life. We are confident there is more to you than meets the eye. It’s when you begin using your gifts to serve others that you begin to realize the magnitude of God’s power that can flow through you to bring help, hope and healing to the people around you. It’s our dream to see you living at your full potential in God, and it’s our hope that you will join the Lakeshore team.
God can do anything, you know—far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! He does it not by pushing us around but by working within us, his Spirit deeply and gently within us. –The Apostle Paul (Ephesians 3:20 MSG)
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