Jesus said, “I have come that they might have life, and have it to the full” (John 10:10).
Recently, our leaders asked, “What does Jesus want for our future? We love Lakeland’s past but we also know that God has more for us in our future.”
This year our leaders started by articulating our core convictions about God and what He wants from us, and then created action steps. We believe that as we take these steps, we will begin to fulfill our mission, to worship Christ in all things as we share Him with all people, and become what God is calling us to become,
When we have something important to talk about with people who are important to us, we set aside a special time to do it. That’s what our Made for More gatherings will be. In these groups, we will share our vision and how our church family can be a part of making that vision a reality.
This year we're committing to experience more of Jesus together. Here are some ways we can accomplish that goal:
Bring one friend to church of Alpha this year & practice "the 10-minute rule."
Take Lakeland's spiritual gifts inventory and join a ministry of Lakeland by January 2019.
WORD & PRAYER
Renew time spent with God by committing to daily Bible study and prayer for Lakeland.
Join two service projects, investing 4 hours of community service to care for seniors and under-resourced neighbors.
Increase your financial support of Lakeland by at least 1% by Thanksgiving 2018.
Core Convictions and Commitments
These beliefs define our community and show us how we relate to Christ and each other. Roll over each box to learn more.
We believe God is real and good, the creator of all things, who loves and values all people.
We believe as an act of love, God sent His only son Jesus Christ who paid the debt for our sin by dying and rising from the dead, making reconciliation with God possible.
We believe the entire Bible is God’s powerful truth where people experience God and His promises and learn how to follow Him.
We believe worship is our life response of love and surrender to God.
We believe all people are created for close relationship with God, but are separated from God because of sin.
We believe God sends His Holy Spirit to awaken people to their need to repent and believe in Jesus Christ, empowering them to enjoy, serve, and remain close to God.
We believe the Church is a miracle, the diverse people of God united in Jesus Christ to help people know and follow Him.
We believe prayer is talking and listening to God, inviting Him into our lives, and asking Him to release His power in the world.
Statement of Faith
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