Monday Five

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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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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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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Maybe THIS is the question we should be asking

Over the last several months, I read “Irresistible” by Andy Stanley. The book is a journey back to discover what made the church – the fledgling Jesus movement as recorded in the pages of Scripture – so irresistible that in the space of a few short years it grew into a movement that even the…

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Sometime in the spring … a financial update

Sometime in the spring, usually in April, Lakeside hosts “Vision Sunday.” We revisit and refocus the vision of the church and report on the previous year’s financial results. We haven’t been able to hold a gathering like that this spring, so I wanted to bring you an update on the church’s financial status. From January…

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