Author Archive: kathleen

Be a Collector of People

“I just don’t know what I’m going to do.” I’ve said it many times, and I’m sure you have too. Sometimes it’s a physical thing – something goes wrong in the house, with the car, or at your workplace. Sometimes it’s a financial thing – you just don’t know how you’re going to meet your…

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It’s Time for a Name Change

Last month, we announced to our partners about an exciting new change that was in the works. We’re thrilled to let you know about it today. We’re changing our name. Or more accurately, we’re changing one of our names. For the past six years we’ve had two physical locations – Lakeside Central and Lakeside Downtown.…

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Are you losing hope?

The year was 587BC, a date seared in the collective Jewish conscience. Having begun his attack on Jerusalem some ten years earlier, the Babylonian king Nebuchadnezzar completed his military conquest, destroying city, temple and exporting people more than 1,000km eastward to Babylon. This period – the Babylonian captivity – lasted 70 years, after which the…

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Partners’ Meeting Recap

Last week, the partners of Lakeside Church held their Annual General Meeting (AGM), and I wanted to bring you an update from that meeting. For some of you, AGMs and partners are new things, so I’ll give some explanation. Lakeside has 346 partners currently. Partners of Lakeside have completed the “Discovering Lakeside” course and have…

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You always wanted to be an agent, right?

Yesterday at Lakeside, we closed out our series, “Clash of Kings” talking about The Great Commission. “Not an obligation to communication, but an invitation to transformation” was how we put it. We said that followers of Jesus who are experiencing an encounter with God just can’t help themselves – the good news literally spills out…

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Flying by the seat of your pants

“Flying by the seat of your pants” You’ve heard that phrase, and probably used it many times. It’s the idea that someone doesn’t really have a plan, they just kind of respond to each new situation. Flying by the seat of your pants isn’t generally a positive thing. “Making decisions on the fly” has a…

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The answers were … irresistible

If we were a church that _______________ it would be irresistible! Over the last week, answers to that question poured in and as each one arrived, I found myself saying, “Yes, may it be so” and in some cases, “Ouch, but yes!” I’ve grouped the answers into… you guessed it…five categories! If we were a…

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Re-opening is coming July 26

You heard it announced yesterday – on July 26, 2020 Lakeside will open its doors once again for in-person services!!!!! After four months of online gatherings, working from home, and Zoom meetings, the excitement for re-opening is building. Personally, I can’t wait to see you – from a safe distance of course – and to…

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Market Disruptors

Are you a market watcher? I mean, someone who watches the daily moves on the stock market? In addition to being a place fortunes are made and lost, the stock market is a proxy for the feelings of a nation about an industry in particular or the economy in general. That’s why it has been…

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This Sign Shocked Me

I was out driving yesterday and I passed by a church with a sign that read, “God is staying home too.” If that were true, we might imagine God saying, “I know things are quite dangerous on planet earth these days. Your medical community hasn’t yet come up with a vaccine, so I’d better stay…

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