Jesus was once asked what was the greatest commandment. He began his answer by saying, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.” You can read that for yourself in Matthew 22:37.
We believe that the most important thing in the life of a follower of Christ individually and together as a church family is to love God. That is why corporate worship at Lakeview is exciting. You will find at Lakeview a place where people passionately worship God in song and in gathering together around the Word of God being taught.
Jesus also told his followers in John 14:15, “If you love me, you will keep my commandments.” We believe worship is more than just singing. Romans 12:1 teaches us that we are to “to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.” That is why Lakeview is serious about teaching you what the Word of God says and providing you with a community in which you find encouragement and help to live out the life Christ requires of His followers. Click on each tab to the right to learn more about how we strive to do that very thing.
If we really love others we will want them to know the joy that we have found in having a relationship with our Creator. As such, evangelism and missions is at the heart of what Lakeview does.
Jesus did not save His people so that they would now have private religious beliefs. Rather, God’s design has always been for His people to be in relationship with Him and with one another. Titus 2:14 is just one of many passages in Scripture which teaches that Jesus saved us so that we might become “a people” living out our faith together.
The Bible teaches that every follower of Christ has “spiritual gifts” and is to use his or her gifts in God’s redemptive work. Lakeview’s model for ministry is built around Ephesians 4:11-12 which teaches that God gives the pastors and other leaders to “to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ.” That is why Lakeview intentionally refers to the ministry staff here as our “equipping staff.”