About Us

We really love church. Big church, little church, old church, new church. We believe the local church working well is the best way that people can get to know Jesus and find an amazing and authentic life, with Him. We are a community of more than 2,500 people meeting across a number of church environments in the greater Guelph area. We have Sunday services, children’s and youth services, help for those struggling with all aspects of life (material and spiritual) and lots more. We like to think of Lakeside as a great place to learn about the Christian life and to be inspired and challenged by those on that journey with us.

Lakeside began in 1989 with 40 families who had a special vision to bring a new model of church to the Guelph area. Drawing from the best traditions from around the worldwide church, we love partnering with friends of all denominations and backgrounds. We are particularly inspired by the folks at Willow Creek Community Church in Chicago, North Point Church in Atlanta, Saddleback Church in California and Holy Trinity Brompton in the UK. Actually, we just take their best ideas and use them right here in Guelph, which is one of the reasons we think Lakeside is great!

We really hope that if you come to Lakeside sometime, that you will find a part of church life that interests you. Hey, we hope you might even stay a while and think about joining our merry band (our only rule is that no perfect people are allowed)! In the meantime, feel free to explore our website or drop us a note to say hello. We’re really glad you found your way here. Maybe it’s not an accident?