What To Expect

At Lakeview you’ll be welcomed into a friendly and casual environment. Stop by one of our welcome desks to learn more about the church and receive a free gift. We want you to have an idea of what to expect when you arrive so read below for more information and plan your first visit with us!
 
At a Sunday service you can expect:
  • Each service to last about 75 minutes
  • Engaging worship music
  • Bible-centered messages
  • Fun teaching for your kids
 
For your next step:
  • Visit a Connect Group. This is a place where you can connect with others in your stage of life and build meaningful relationships.
  • Try out one of our Midweek Groups. These groups help you grow deeper in your relationship with God and others. We have groups for everyone from kids to senior adults. Check out our midweek page to learn more.
  • Serve on one of our ministry teams. You can fill out our volunteer form here to get connected. 
 
For the family:
  • Check out our Faith@Home Resource Center for tools to help you disciple your children. We are committed to helping you make faith an important part of your family.
  • Every Sunday and Wednesday we have dedicated kids and preschool programs to help newborns through 6th graders learn basic truths about God. 
  • Forge Youth meets every Wednesday night for 7th through 12th grades. Come out for high-energy activities and to learn what God says about real issues teens are facing today.  
 

Why We Exist

Our mission statement is to Look Higher to Christ through worship, Grow Deeper in Christ through discipleship, and Reach Wider for Christ through ministry.
 
Each ministry at Lakeview is committed to accomplishing the mission that Jesus gave us: to love Him, love people, and make disciples of all nations.  
 
 

What We Believe

1.  ABOUT GOD

God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three personalities: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God.
Genesis 1:1, 26, 27; 3:22; Deuteronomy 6:4; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; John 14:1-14; 1Peter 1:2; 2Corinthians 13:14; 1John 5:7

2.  ABOUT THE FATHER

He is all-powerful, all-knowing, all-loving, and all-wise. He reigns with providential care over the universe and the flow of human history goes according to His purposes and plan. God is Father in truth to those who become children of God through faith in Jesus Christ.

Genesis 1:1; 2:7; Exodus 3:14; 6:2-3; Matthew 23:9; Mark 1:9-11; John 4:24; Romans 8:14-15; Ephesians 4:6; Colossians 1:15; 1Timothy 1:17

3. ABOUT JESUS CHRIST

Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven’s glory and will return someday to earth to reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
Matthew 1:22, 23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5; 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14; 15; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; Romans 1:3-4; Acts 1:9-11; 1Timothy 6:14-15; Titus 2:13

4.  ABOUT THE HOLY SPIRIT

The Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and the Son of God. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. He gives every believer a spiritual gift when they are saved. As Christians, we seek to live under His control daily.

2Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13; 14:16-17; Acts 1:8; 1Corinthians 2:12; 3:16; Ephesians 1:13; 5:18; Galatians 5:25

5.  ABOUT THE BIBLE

The Bible is God’s Word to us. Human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit, wrote it. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because God inspired it, it is the truth without any mixture of error.

2Timothy 3:16; 1:13; 2Peter 1:20-21; Psalm 119:105, 160; 12:6; Proverbs 30:5

6. ABOUT HUMAN BEINGS

People are made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character. People are the supreme object of God’s creation. Although every person has tremendous potential for good, all of us are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called “sin”. This attitude separates people from God and causes many problems in our lives.

Genesis 1:17; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6a; 59:1-2; Romans 3:23

7. ABOUT SALVATION

Salvation is God’s free gift to us, but we must accept it. We can never make up for our sins by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can anyone be saved from sin’s penalty. When we turn from our self-ruled life and turn to Jesus in faith we are saved. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith.

Romans 5:1; 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9; John 14:6; 1:12; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26

8.  ABOUT ETERNAL SECURITY

Because God gives us eternal life through Jesus Christ, the true believer is secure in that salvation for eternity. If you have been genuinely saved, you cannot “lose” it. Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God, not by the self-effort of the Christian. It is the grace and keeping power of God that gives us this security.

John 10:29; 2Timothy 1:12; Hebrews 7:25; 10:10, 14; 1Peter 1:3-5

9. ABOUT ETERNITY

People were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life. Heaven and Hell are real places of eternal existence.

John 3:16; 2:25; 5:11-13: Romans 6:23; Revelation 20:15; Matthew 1:8; 2:44, 46

10. ABOUT CHRISTIAN UNITY

To live in harmony with other believers is clearly the teaching of the New Testament. It is the responsibility of each believer to endeavor to live in fellowship with each member of the congregation. It is further the responsibility of each member to bring all gossiping and backbiting to an end.

John 13:34-35; Ephesians 4:1-3; 5:1-2; 1Corinthians 12:13; 13:1-13; 1John 3:14-18; 4:11; James 3:1-18; Genesis 1:1, 26, 27; 3:22; Deuteronomy 6:4; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; John 14:1-14; 1Peter 1:2; 2Corinthians 13:14; 1John 5:7