New to Lakeside?

Sunday, Sep 24 / 10:30AM
Pathway is a class for those who are interested in exploring a relationship with Jesus.

Sunday, Sep 24 / 12:00PM
Interested in Lakeside but don’t know how to start getting involved? Join us at Starting Point and meet the staff over an informal meal.

Recent Messages

Life @ Lakeside

Thank You Lakeside

Thanks again to Lakeside Christian Church for all of your support during my time of need. I appreciate it so much!  With Christian Love, Daryl Murphy and Marc Murphy

Thank You

Thank you for all of your prayers and well wishes to everyone who helped Sigi make it through this time.   George & Sigi Ware

Fall Women's Study

What do you do when it seems that God isn’t fixing things in your life? How do we learn to walk in God’s plans instead of our own? Join a group of Lakeside women for a five-session DVD study called When God Doesn’t Fix It by Laura Story. The group will be meeting on Mondays at 6:30 pm in the High School Room (Rm 128) starting September 18. Childcare is available upon request. Please contact the church office at 529-2513 to register.


Over the past few weeks, several Lakeside families have lost loved ones. Please pray for the family and friends of Jan Little, Tyler Cox, Melissa Conway, and Coty Murphy. We'll miss these who have past along before us, but cling to the hope of being reunited with the saints one day soon. Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life.

New Members

Libby Hughes, Cody & Alexis Lane, Samuel & Renee Nassiff, Maxine Perkins, and David Owour and his wife Jacquelline Oryango recently attended our Welcome to Lakeside class and placed their membership with Lakeside. Be sure to welcome them as they continue their involvement in community and serving and growing. If you've been thinking of making Lakeside your church home, we'd love to have you sign up for our next set of Welcome to Lakeside classes, on the first and second Sundays of each month.

Lakeside Missions

Christian Student Fellowship Collection

Our friends at Christian Student Fellowship visited with us at Lakeside on September 10 with their ministry display. CSF is busy on the UIS campus introducing students to Jesus, inviting them into community, and equipping them for mission. Through Sunday, September 24 we are collecting office items to help CSF defray some of their operating costs. Look for a drop off container at the Welcome Desk. CSF students have been a wonderful part of the Lakeside family over the years. For more about this Lakeside supported ministry, visit the CSF website:

  • Printer Ink: HP Envy 4500 (box is #61) and HP Office Jet 6600
  • Wal-Mart Gift Cards (pays for ink, event supplies as they arise, etc.)
  • Starbucks gift cards (for student dates)
  • New Colored Sharpies
  • Name Tags
  • Post Its
  • Postage Stamps
  • Print Paper

CSF FlapJack Fundraiser

Did you know that Christian Student Fellowship hosts  a CSF Flapjack Fundraiser at Applebee's each year? It's a fun way to support their work. The event will take place at the Applebee's  off Dirksen from 8:00-10:00 am on September 16. Tickets are $5.  This fundraiser helps CFS minister to College Students just up the street at LLCC and UIS. To learn more about CSF or to find out about tickets, check out their website at 

News & Updates


There is more encouragement and life to be found in the Church than just a few passing moments between worship services. Joining a group at Lakeside transforms your life through the working of the Holy Spirit.To get connected to a Group visit to get an overview of the groups available this fall. Need help? Contact Jay Brooks, Pastoral Care Minister at or call at 217-529-2513.

Fall Hours

Important information: Lakeside is continuing our Summer Hours into the Fall! Over the summer we have experienced an increase in energy in our services, and we are excited to build on the energy and momentum gain through the summer months. We will continue to offer two convenient service times, with services at 9:00 am and 10:30 am. This will allow us to concentrate our energy and our dedication to excellence on two services, while still giving you choices on when you want to worship. Full kid's programming will be available during both services. Mark your calendars! Continued Hours at Lakeside: 9:00 | 10:30 AM Services


There is nothing new under the sun. From the beginning, churches and believers have struggled to make an impact. This will never change. It is the nature of the church's calling and the work that lay before us to utterly depend upon God. But to encourage us along the way, the Holy Spirit inspired the book of Acts and the New Testament letters. These Scriptures paint a vivid picture of how a church of impact functions. More than this, they outline some core principles that, along with God's power and favor, promise to deepen our impact in God's world.

VIPs Study

The Faithweavers class will be looking at some of the VIPs in the Bible Each week we'll look at someone different, so come when you can. We hope you will join us in Room 109 at 9:00 am Sundays.

Lakeside Christian Preschool

We are now registering children for the 2017-2018 school year. Children who will be 3 years old by September 1 may register for our 3 year old class that meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00-11:30. Children who will be 4 years old by September 1 may register for the 4 year old class that meets on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:00-11:30. SPACE IS LIMITTED, SO REGISTER TODAY! The registration form is on our website at

Lakeside Stories

All Church Events

Sunday, Oct 15 / 5:00PM
Bring your family and join us at the Lakeside fire pit for a relaxing evening of S'mores and Hot Dogs. This is a great event to bring your friends or neighbors to meet your Lakeside friends.

Sunday, Oct 29 / 5:00PM
Join us on October 30th from 5:00-7:00 PM for a fall family event you don't want to miss! From 5:00-6:00 PM come parade around in costume to trunks filled with decorations and games and treats. Any time between 5:00-7:00 PM you can come on in to the gym and enjoy chili and hot dogs as well as many other fall favorites.

Family Events

Monday, Oct 2 / 9:00AM
We are excited to kickoff another year of Preschool as we prepare our 3 and 4 year old students for Kindergarten.

For Students

Sunday, Oct 1 / 5:30PM
Junior High Youth Groups will meet Sunday nights. Groups will go from September 10, 2017 through December 10, 2017 from 5:30pm-7:00pm. We will break for Thanksgiving and not meet November 26, 2017.

Wednesday, Oct 4 / 6:30PM
High School Youth Group will be meeting weekly on Wednesday nights. Groups will go from September 13, 2017 through December 13, 2017 from 6:30pm-8:30pm. We will break for Thanksgiving and not meet November 22, 2017

Friday, Oct 27 / 4:00PM
Lincoln Christian University is putting on The Forge Conference for Junior High Students! This year, the worship will be led by Lakeside's own, Cody Lane, and the emcee will be Lakeside's own, Samuel Nassiff! This Friday-Saturday event will be a blast for any students 6th grade through 8th grade!

For Adults

Bible Basics Class

Sunday, Oct 1 / 9:00AM
Would you like to have a better understanding of God’s Word? A great place to start is our Bible Basics class. For this seven-week overview class you will receive an informative workbook filled with charts, maps, and explanations of God’s history with mankind. Once you have completed this class you will see how God’s Word tells the story of his love for us and be better equipped to read and study your Bible. This seven-week class will start on October 1 at 9:00 am in Room 120. Sign up today!

Lakeside Blood Drive

Monday, Oct 2 / 3:00PM
Give the gift of life with your blood donation in the Lakeside parking lot. The Bloodmobile will be here for your convenience.

Financial Peace University

Monday, Oct 16 / 6:30PM
FPU is a nine-week training in how to handle your money God's way. You will learn Biblical principles on the path to financial peace for you and your family. The class will begin Monday, September 18th, at 6:30 pm in Room 109 with childcare available upon request. Have questions? Contact the church office at 529-2513.

Plan Your Estate

Monday, Nov 20 / 6:30PM
Plan Your Estate: How to Leave a Legacy for Today & Tomorrow. Good stewardship includes planning for after your death. Whether you are single or married, have adult children, young children or no children, please join us at Lakeside at 6:30 pm on Monday, November 20. We will discuss how to plan now to provide for and protect your family, encourage their continued good stewardship of the things you leave behind for them, and bless the Church and others with the resources God has provided for you after you no longer have need of them. Childcare is available for this event upon request.