A community helping people Discover and Fully Follow Jesus
Who We Are
Lakeside Church exists to help all people discover and fully follow Jesus. It’s as simple as that.
It’s been part of our DNA since 1989 when 40 families had a vision that church should be a place of spiritual growth and discovery, not just for those who already believe.
Lakeside is for everyone regardless of age, race, socioeconomic status, and background. We recognize we’re all in different stages and seasons of life, and we’re all on a journey of learning and growth. The church exists so that we can do that together.
At Lakeside, we believe everyone can ...
It’s a relationship.
It’s a journey towards Jesus.
You don’t have to go it alone.
We all have gifts to share.
Change the World
The future of the church lies outside our walls.
Statement of Faith
What We Believe
Joshua 1:8; Psalm 19:7-11; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:21
We believe that the Bible is the inspired word of God. The word “inspired” means that God superintended the writing and the collection of the books of the Bible, allowing the writers to use their own style, reflecting the uniqueness of their readers. We believe the Bible is without error in the original writing and is the final authority for faith and life. No other writings are inspired like the Bible.
Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 48:16; Matthew 28:19; James 2:19
We believe that there is one God who exists in three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. These three persons possess the same nature, qualities and glory but are distinct in their roles.
1 John 5:20; Luke 1:35; Matthew 1:20; 1 Peter 1:18-19; Romans 4:25; Ephesians 2:8-9; Hebrews 4:14-16
We believe that Jesus Christ is the only Son of God. He was both fully man and God, was conceived of the Holy Spirit, was virgin born of Mary, died on the cross to pay the penalty for our sin, he rose again the third day in bodily form and that the only way to reconnect with God is through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. He ascended into Heaven and sits at the Father’s right hand, interceding for us.
Genesis 1:27; Romans 3:23; Romans 5:12; Titus 3:5; 1 Peter 1:5
We believe that we were all created reflecting God’s character but were separated from God because of sin, and that salvation is entirely because of God’s grace and mercy through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. We believe that once you are part of God’s family, you are part of it for eternity.
The Holy Spirit
Ephesians 4:30; Romans 8:9; John 14:16-18; John 16:8-14
We believe that each believer is indwelt with the Holy Spirit at the time of crossing the line of faith. The work of the Holy Spirit is to help people understand who Jesus Christ is; to convict us when we sin, to guide, instruct and provide the power to become fully devoted followers of Christ.
Matthew 28: 19-20; 1 Corinthians 11:23-28; 1 Corinthians 12: 12-27; Galatians 3:27-28; Ephesians 1:22-23; Acts 2:42-46
We believe that all followers of Christ are part of the universal church with Jesus Christ as the head of the church. The local church is an expression of God’s design for the church and it has the right to decide and rule over its own affairs. Baptism and Communion are ordinances that are to be observed during this present age.
The Return of Christ
John 14: 1-6; Acts 1:11; 1 Thessalonians 4:14-18; Revelation 21:1-4
We believe that one day Jesus will return from heaven and gather those who are followers back to heaven to spend eternity with him.
Revelation 20: 12-13; Philippians 1:23; 2 Thessalonians 1:8-9
We believe in a bodily resurrection from the dead and that those who are followers of Christ will go to heaven and those who reject the message of the gospel will be separated for eternity from God in a place called hell.
Frequently Asked Questions
We are not connected to any one denomination, rather, together in community, we are exploring how to do life with Jesus. We are continually asking, “How does my following Jesus bless and improve the world around me — my family, friends, neighbourhood, and beyond?” We’d love you to join us on this quest!
All the better! We’d love to hear what YOU have to say and what YOU believe, and we’d love to share our experience of following Jesus and how God is transforming, healing, and restoring us. We’d love to get to know YOU!
At Lakeside our emphasis is on encountering God’s incredible love for us and sharing that love with each other. We have some basic core beliefs around which we agree, but we are constantly exploring, learning, and rethinking as we navigate the interface of faith and life … together.
We’re part of an amazing community and there is no shortage of churches you could attend in the city. We’re not in competition but rather we encourage you to try a few on for size. Our hope for every person is that they find a place to call home – a place where they can ask questions, develop relationships with others, and grow in their faith. If that place, for you, is Lakeside … Welcome Home!