Upcoming Church Events

All Church Bonfire

Sunday, Oct 13 / 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. All you need to bring is a lawnchair and maybe a side to share!

Trunk or Treat

Sunday, Oct 27 / 5:00PM
Lakeside Christian Church parking lot will be the place to be October 27th 5:00-6:30 PM! Dozens of Lakeside families will transform their trunks into creative destinations for children to experience and receive a treat. Families will traverse from trunk to trunk. But don't forget, there are more treats inside the gym (5:00-6:30 PM)! Bring the whole family in and sit down, relax and enjoy free food and other fall favorites!

News & Updates

LSCA's Senior's Day Out

On September 19 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, Lake Springfield Christian Assembly will be inviting seniors out to the annual Senior's Day Out. Head out to LSCA for cinnamon rolls, coffee, a fried chicken lunch, a camp update, speaker Don Green of LCU and a special concert by The Redemptions. Registration is $15 before September 12. https://lscacamp.org/lsca-events/seniors-day-out/ 

Lakeside Kids Begin The Gospel Project Journey

September 1 Lakeside Kids from PreK to 5th Grade will begin a two year journey through the Bible on Sunday mornings.  We will begin The Gospel Project curriculum.  The Gospel Project® for Kids immerses kids and preschoolers in the gospel through every story, theological concept, and call to mission from Genesis to Revelation. Ultimately, the gospel message changes everything; heart transformation can only take place when a child experiences the gospel. Through The Gospel Project® for Kids, kids and preschoolers will understand the Bible is not just a collection of stories, but one unified story—God’s story of redemption.  We are so excited to begin this journey through the Bible in chronological order!

Go to this website for a sneak peak video:


3.4 | Current Message Series

The current world population is 7.7 billion people and growing. Yet amazingly, there are just 3.4 degrees of separation between you every single person on the earth! Think about this amazing statistic. Right now you are 3.4 relationshps away from influencing anyone on planet Earth from the greatest to the least. This month we will unpack practical ways we can leverage our influence for God's glory. We will explore how to develop friendships, discover people's stories, and discern the next steps needed to impact people so far from God yet so near to us.  Click here for access to this series.

  • August 18 - Develop Friendships - (Week 1)
  • August 25 - Discover Stories - (Week 2)
  • Sept 1 - Discern Next Steps - (Week 3)

Lee Elementary and Lakeside

We absolutely LOVE our partnership with Lee Elementary School!

Lakeside has had the honor to work with Lee Elementary in a variety of ways this year. Weekly, we have the privilege of working with Lee Elementary in a mentorship program, where Lakesiders work with students to practice reading, have conversation, and provide stability for students. We have DOUBLED our efforts from last year and have twice the amount of volunteers come out for weekly mentorship!

Monthly, we are able to pour into teachers and supplement their meetings with gifts, encouraging notes, and, of course, homemade snacks. On top of this we have implemented an Adopt-A-Class Program this year with Lee School where Lakeside Groups and Lee classrooms are paired up together. In this Lakeside Groups get to work directly with a teacher and a classroom to focus on personal relationships, provide direct support for classrooms/teachers, and act monthly in a tangible service opportunity. This has been an AMAZING program, one that provides support and encouragement for the teachers and students at Lee Elementary!

If you have any interest in working with the amazing staff and students at Lee Elementary, contact Olivia at olivia@lakesidechristian.com for more information. There are so many people to know, ways to serve, and love to give! Let's bless our community!

Eric Radecki Hired as Worship Minister

Here is a note from newly hired Worship Minister, Eric Radecki! 

Greetings Lakeside! Some of you may remember me from when my family and I served this congregation from 1993-1998. During that time we had two sons and established many lifelong friendships. Lakeside was my first ministry after college and we have always cherished those days. We never dreamed we might be called to return, but we can’t be more overjoyed at the opportunity. In many ways, this feels to us like coming home. 

I have undergraduate degrees from LCU in music ministry and youth ministry, and earned my MA in worship studies from Lincoln’s seminary. I am in the process of completing a doctoral degree in worship studies at the Institute for Worship Studies in Jacksonville, FL. My passions for worship ministry are to develop worship gatherings that help to form us in the image of Christ, and raising up others to serve in worship leadership in the Church.

My wife Becky holds a BA in music ministry from LCU as well. She has been a preschool teacher for many years. She loves the children and parents of her classroom deeply—pouring into them with the love of Jesus. Becky is also a fierce soccer mom, as all three of our boys began playing soccer as preschoolers and continued through college. Parker (recently married!) is a worship minister at Indian Creek Christian Church in Indianapolis. Keaton is entering his senior year at Cincinnati Christian University as a biblical studies major. Camden is a junior worship ministry student at LCU.

I hope this helps you get to know us a little bit, and we can’t wait to grow with you in community. Thank you for welcoming us “back home,” and may God be praised for all that he will do through us in ministry.


Eric Radecki 

Young Adult Summer Retreat

Lakeside Young adults were able to retreat to the Shawnee National Forest to learn and experience listening to God. Our students talked about what it means to listen to God in an age of distractions. We worked through the Lives of Samuel and Elijah and their experiences of speaking with God.

CIY Move 2019

Lakeside took 14 high school students to Franklin, TN for CIY. These students engaged in deep conversations through knowing that God’s story is still being written in their lives!

Lakeside Stories

Student Baptisms

Nia Williams was baptized after church on 8/4/19. Nia joined our youth ministry in 2017 and has grown so much in this time. She is a bundle of joy and is a blessing to all! Nia has experienced God through CIY trips, service projects, and youth groups. After multiple conversations about baptism, Nia had decided to make her faith her own by being baptized into Christ!

Kassidi Ashford was also baptized 8/4/19 after church. Kassidi has long been a part of the kids and student ministry at Lakeside. Her energy is contagious and her love for God is growing more and more! Kassidi had been in conversation about baptism with a few leaders. While at Lake Springfield Christian Assembly, she decided that she wanted it to happen! Kassidi has joined us on our trips to CIY Believe and LCU the forge where she has been exploring who God is through worship and teaching. 

Lakeside Family News

Welcome to the World Natalie Rose Freiburg!

Congratulations to Parker and Theresa on the birth of their baby, Natalie Rose Freiburg.  Natalie was born August 13. 2019 and weighed 7.6 lbs. and 21 inches long. All are doing well.

Thank you to the Drolls

Terry & Susie Droll will be moving out of the area, so we want to take a moment to thank them for being a part of the ministry of Lakeside. Terry has served behind the sound board in our worship services for several years. Terry has also maintained the flags on the corner of our property. Susie helped by sewing and repairing flags. Pray for the Drolls as they find a new church home and a place to serve.

Thank you to Dave and Dave

Thank you to Dave Colborn and Dave Laird for many hours of work this summer on electric and sprinklers associated with our parking lot resurfacing. We love our Lakeside volunteers!

New to Lakeside?


Sunday, Aug 25 / 10:30AM
Pathway is a class for those who are interested in exploring a relationship with Jesus.

Welcome to Lakeside

Sunday, Sep 1 / 10:30AM
Welcome to Lakeside is a class that will meet Sunday, September 1st & 8th. The class will help you learn about who we are as a Church and what it means to be fully engaged at Lakeside. Join us at 10:30 am in the Chapel next to the coffee bar.

Starting Point Meal

Sunday, Sep 22 / 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.

Lakeside Missions

Sunny Dahlquist Travels to To Austria

Lakeside’s Sunny Dahlquist is currently in Austria with Taking Christ to the Millions International, one our monthly supported mission partners. Sunny will be one of the short-term volunteers serving the international students at Haus Edelweiss. Earlier this summer five other Lakesiders served at TCMI. Please keep Sunny and the TCMI ministry in your prayers as these leaders from around the world are equipped to spread the good news of Jesus. She will be traveling back to the U.S. on September 5th. For more on the TCMI mission go to https://www.tcmi.org/

The James Project Offering

A big shout out to the Lakeside Kids!  They gave $176.94 to The James Project through their Sunday Morning VBS offering.

Inner City Mission Celebrating 35 Years

Inner City Mission will be celebrating 35 years of helping the homeless in Springfield on August 25 at 5:00 pm. The outdoor event will start at 5:00 pm with a chicken & fish fry, continue with a ribbon cutting ceremony, and conclude with a cake and ice cream social. If you would like to be a part of the celebration, RSVP via email to caleb@innercitymission.net.

Contact Ministries Service Project

Lakeside student ministries served at Contact Ministries, a local homeless shelter for moms, with their childcare. For four days our students took care of children from birth through elementary while their moms were able to sit in life skills and restoration classes.

Family Calendar

Mom's Play Group & Book Study

Tuesday, Sep 10 / 9:00AM
Weekly Mom’s Group Begins September 10 Play Group for Moms and Tots | 9:00-9:30 Mom’s Book Club | 9:30-11:00 BOOK: Mom Set Free In Mom Set Free, Jeannie Cunnion combines modern research, personal stories, professional experience, and real-life examples to show parents how to embrace God's grace and let go of the pressures that come with raising children. It's time to stop worrying about the minor details, trust God with the children he has entrusted to you, and learn to reflect His grace in the everyday moments of parenting. Childcare will be provided ($2 recommended donation per child). Please bring a labeled drink for your children. FOR MORE INFO Contact Shelley at shelley@lakesidechristian.com

Kid Groups

Wednesday, Sep 11 / 5:45PM
Youth Group for Kids aged 3 through 5th grade on Wednesday nights! We have large group time of hearing a message from the Bible and small group time where we apply what we have learned to our lives with our friends. This is a great time for Kids to go to Kid Group while parents go to their Group!

Student Calendar

Junior High Youth Groups

Sunday, Aug 25 / 5:30PM
Junior High Youth Group is a formative time for students to learn about God through games, songs, teachings, and discussions! Junior High Youth Group will be meeting weekly on Sunday nights. Groups will go from August 18th to December 15 from 5:30-7:00pm. We will not meet September 1, October 13 and 27, or December 1.

High School Youth Group

Sunday, Aug 25 / 6:00PM
High School Youth Group is a formative time for students to learn about God through games, songs, teachings, and discussions! High School Youth Group will be meeting weekly on Sunday nights. Groups will go from August 18th to December 15 from 6:00-8:00pm. We will not meet September 1, October 13 and 27, or December 1.

Big Wednesday

Wednesday, Sep 18 / 6:00PM
Our first Big Wednesday was a blast! Big Wednesday is our monthly High School outreach event. In August we ate pizza and played laser tag at the church. The gym was full of fog with laser lights shooting everywhere and the students loved it! Our next Big Wednesday event is September 18th. Get ready for our "Bob Ross Extreme Creativity Night"! You are going to want a pair of clothes you don't mind never wearing again!

Adult Calendar

Group Link

Sunday, Aug 25 / 8:45AM
Our Community Groups will be starting up again the week of September 8th. Groups at Lakeside meet throughout the week to discuss and apply what we are learning from the weekly Sunday sermon. We believe every Lakesider would benefit from being part of a group. You can think of them as hot houses for spiritual growth, spiritual hospitals for the wounded, a starting point for leaders, a place to belong, and a place to go on mission to our world. On August 25 and September 1 we will announce available groups. Before, between, and after services our group leaders will be gathered in the lobby and ready to tell you about their group. It’s a great way for you to decide which group might work for you. We’ll also have a listing of all the groups, leaders, day of week, times, locations, children’s programming, etc. available for you! Join a group at Group Link!

Financial Peace University

Wednesday, Sep 18 / 6:00PM
Could you use some financial peace in your life? Our nine-week FPU class will give you a strategy, some tools, and seven baby steps that will help you find peace. We will meet at 6:00 pm on Wednesdays starting September 18 in Room 109. Children's programming is available. The cost of materials is $99. To find out more about this class and the cost, you may register online, sign up on your weekly communication card, or call the church office at 529-2513.

Truth Project Class

Sunday, Oct 6 / 10:30AM
In changing times, it is necessary to have a firm foundation for your beliefs. Join us for a 13-week class and gain a deeper understanding of biblical truths. We will meet on Sundays at 10:30 am in the Junior High Room (Rm. 128) starting October 6. Sign up online or on your weekly communication card.