Welcome to Lakeside Christian Church where our mission is two simple sentences: Love Jesus. Love like Jesus. When we developed our mission statement we wanted it to be able to pass the elevator test. By this we mean that if someone stepped into an elevator with us, we should be able to share our mission before we arrive at the next stop. If you have ever ridden in an elevator, you know that does not give you much time. Therefore, if our mission seems simple, it is not by accident but by design.
Our mission is simple, it is repeatable, but more importantly it's Biblical. Jesus was once asked, "Of all the important commandments, which is the most important?" Jesus answered this way, " 'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.' And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no commandment greater than these." Matthew 22:35-40
In our desire to live out God’s mission for us, we’ve identified five core values that help us articulate what this life of loving Jesus and loving like Jesus looks like.
While a relationship with God is personal, it’s never private. Community is God’s call for us to refuse to do life alone. It’s intentionally choosing to do life together with other followers of Jesus. In community we find the consistent encouragement we need to stay connected to God and to live out the mission.
Remaining connected in a relationship with God is the core of the Christian life. Finding ways to invite God into all aspects of your life is key. Therefore developing a lifestyle that regularly includes worship, Bible study, prayer are a few foundational practices that produce spiritual benefits.
Family matters to God and so it matters to us. Families come in many different shapes and sizes. Regardless of your family’s form, we will always place a high premium on teaching, mentoring, challenging and providing practical spiritual leadership for our married couples, parents/guardians and children.
When you discover how generous God is, it’s appropriate for us to respond with a lifestyle of generosity. Being generous with our time and resources is one of the most effective ways for us to live out our mission. The opportunities to be good news will vary but those circumstances will always call on us to be generous, like our God.
We don’t take ourselves too seriously, but we take our call to make disciples very seriously. Multiplication is another way of describing Jesus call for us to make disciples. Jesus has charged and challenged us to get as many people as possible to know the love of God. Multiplication is the measureable result of a Christian living on mission.
Interested in knowing even more about us? Check out our Statement of Beliefs and Constitution & By-Laws below.
Statement of Beliefs
Constitution & By-Laws