At Lakeside, we believe that investing in the next generation and intentionally seeking to see them develop into faithful followers of Jesus is not an option. We are commanded in scripture to teach our children who God is and how we are to love and know and serve him (Deut. 6:4-9).
With that in mind, and understanding that the goal of every ministry in the church is not to entertain or attract, but to encourage and exhort faithful followers of Christ, the Lakeside Children's Ministry Team has developed the following Mission Statement and Core Convictions that will guide and direct all we do.
The Lakeside Children's Ministry exists to partner with parents to raise up children that love Jesus most!
The Parent is Primary - The parent has the primary biblical responsibility for teaching and shepherding the young souls in their home. The church should come alongside parents as they shepherd their children through encouragement and instruction.
Every Child is Precious - The world may look at children as a nuisance. But children are precious in the sight of God. Because he cares deeply for their well-being so should we!
Kids Need the Glorious Gospel, Not Mere Moralism - The gospel is the good news of Christ's death for sin and the grace offered to all who would repent and believe. This is what children need to hear in order awaken love for Christ and transform little hearts. In other words, they need to first hear about how good Jesus is, not just how good they need to be.
To Know God is to Love and Live for God - When we put our faith and trust in Jesus Christ, we are no longer the boss of our life--He is. But we don't just have a new boss, we've been adopted into a new family and have a new Father. One who loves us and cares for us.
Housing Shelter Ministry
Scripture is replete with commands to care for those who are poor and needy. In fact, James 2:14-17 points to acts of service to those in need as a sign that their faith is real!
What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him? If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, and one of you says to them, "Go in peace, be warmed and filled," without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that? So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead. (James 2:14-17)
So, if you are looking for a way to get involved and meet the needs of the poor and needy in our community, we invite you to join us on the 4th Saturday of the month for our monthly visit to the shelter. We leave the church parking lot at 5:30 and typically return around 7:30.
The sign-up sheet is on the desk in Fellowship Hall and the monetary donation boxes are in the front entry hall, as well as the Fellowship Hall. We would love to have you involved with this ministry to those in need in the North Myrtle Beach community.
Contact Patti Simon (860) 303-4508 if you have any additional questions or to get involved today!
Bishop JC Ryle once said,
"The wheels of all machinery for extending the gospel are moved by prayer."
At Lakeside, we believe that prayer is vital to the work of the church and the advancement of the kingdom. If we would be a spirit-empowered people, then we must be a praying people.
Our Wednesday Night services are devoted to growing and developing Lakeside as a praying church. In addition, we are in the process of launching a prayer ministry which will have prayer warriors praying for the needs of the church and the advancement of the gospel in our community and around the world.
For more information or to be a part, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Discipleship is not just a program of the church, it is at the heart of the mission of the church. Jesus gave the church the great commission:
And Jesus came and said to them,
"All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age. (Matthew 28:18-20)
LBC wants to help you grow as a disciple who makes disciples.
We regularly offer men's and women's small groups, bible studies, and events to help sharpen our walk with Christ.
In addition to structured times of discipleship, we desire discipleship to be part of our culture as a church. It should be normal for Christians share the gospel with the lost, and to help other Christians grow.
If you have questions or would like to be connected with another church member for discipleship, please contact Pastor Jonathan.
GriefShare is a biblical support group that is designed to help people who are dealing with a loved one's death. Each DVD session features nationally respected grief experts and real-life stories all presented from a biblical perspective, followed by small group discussion about the topics presented (with workbook support). The workbook also provides a brief daily Bible study.
At each GriefShare session you will find encouragement and help in grieving the loss of your loved one. This is a tremendous opportunity to be around people who understand how you are feeling and who want to help you enage your emotions in a healthy way. You will learn how to recognize the symptoms of being stuck in grief and how to cope with the normal emotions that come when grieving a death. You will also learn valuable information on how to face life situations without a loved one as well as gain renewed hope for the future. These sessions are open to any adult who has lost a loved one - whether it's been months or years since their passing.
The group is led by Garry & Jennifer Spain who have personally experienced grief due to a loved one's death. Each leader is trained in facilitating a GriefShare support group.