New to Lakeside?

Sunday, Nov 26 / 10:30AM
Pathway is a class for those who are interested in exploring a relationship with Jesus.

Sunday, Dec 3 / 10:30AM
Welcome to Lakeside is a two-part class that will meet Sundays, December 3 & 10. 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 in the chapel next to the coffee bar.

Recent Messages

Impact: Empowers Ministry

How can a church give attention and energy to the wide variety of needs it faces? A church of IMPACT empowers ministry of its members. We all have responsibility to build the church up in love. What are your areas of strength and giftedness?

Impact: Faces Danger

A church of IMPACT faces danger. As a church and as individuals, we need greater boldness to live for Jesus and proclaim His name. When we boldly share about Jesus' resurrection, it affirms that God exists, that God intervenes, that we're accountable, and that we have an eternal hope.

Impact: Plants Churches

A church of IMPACT plants churches. The normative pattern in Acts is for churches to become "sending" churches--churches that raise up workers and churches that plant other churches. These new churches fueled the rapid expansion of the gospel to the ends of the earth. May God help Lakeside multiply kingdom workers and become more fruitful in church planting.

Life @ Lakeside

New Members

Susanna Voigts, Bill & Carol Wendling and Brittney Puckett 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.

Recent Baptisms

Recent baptisms at Lakeside include Galashky Blaine, Micah Jones, Kim Waymack and Robbie Campbell. Please pray for and encourage Galashky, Micah, Kim and Robbie and lift up those who are contemplating taking a next step of faith.If you would like to learn more about baptism, join us for our Pathway class, the last Sunday of each month. 

Lakeside Missions

Lake Springfield Christian Assembly News.

On November 18, you are invited to a Fall Work Morning to help the winterize the camp. Breakfast and Lunch are provided and groups are welcome. LSCA is also selling Christmas Trees and Baked Goods to help pay for the newly purchased Cypress Cove property addition. Visit www.lscacamp.org for additional details.

The International Conference On Missions

ICOM is this week! The leadership of Lakeside believes in worldwide missions. In fact, we have paid your way to the ICOM event happening in Peoria November 16-19. What a great way to be a church of IMPACT. You will be able to attend main sessions, workshops, and visit over 500 missionary booths at the Peoria Civic Center. We plan to organize carpools for Saturday, November 18, or you may drive on your own any of the days of the conference (November 16-19).   Visit www.theicom.org for schedules and details. 

News & Updates

Christmas at Lakeside!

We can't wait to celebrate Christmas with you at Lakeside! We will have one morning service on Sunday, December 24 at 10:00AM. This service will include worship, communion, and a sermon, much like our typical Sunday morning services. Childcare will be provided for the Sunday morning service. That Sunday night, we will have two candlelight Christmas Eve services, one at 5:00 and one at 6:15. These services will differ from our Sunday morning service and will not be providing childcare.

Lakeside Staffing Changes

For six years Lakeside has benefited from the immense talents and service of Sally Green as part of our staff team. Prayerful and steady, Sally has contributed much to Lakeside as she faithfully served on staff here. In her administration of the front office, Sally ensured that Lakeside operated in a way that honored God and valued people. From acting as a warm receptionist, to managing contracts, to organizing hospitality for different events, to answering every question under the sun, Sally continuously worked with grace and with diligence, giving Lakeside the best of her every day. Of all the ways Sally has helped advance Lakeside none may be more critical than her commitment to steady leadership, unwavering truth, and warm hospitality.


Sally and her husband, Ed, will be transitioning out of Lakeside due to Ed’s recent employment as the Pastor of Community Action and Christian Education at Beavercreek Christian Church in Beaver Creek, Ohio (a suburb of Dayton, Ohio). We are more than excited to see Ed and Sally flourish in this new opportunity, but we will miss them greatly at Lakeside! We want to show Sally and Ed our appreciation for all they have done for Lakeside, so we are holding a celebratory reception for them on October 29 after second service ends. Feel free to head back to the High School and Junior High rooms after second service to encourage them through your presence, words of affirmation, and gifts. Refreshments and light snacks will be provided , as well as opportunities to hear about the impact Sally and Ed have had here at Lakeside.


As we sought to fill Sally’s role at Lakeside as she transitions off our staff team, we were assessing how we can become more effective and efficient as a staff. With this assessment, we realized that we need someone who can operate and manage the administrative side of life at Lakeside. For this reason, we have hired Lindsey Ruberg, who has been a part of our congregation for the last three years. Lindsey has been actively involved in Lakeside during her time with us, investing in small groups, leading worship, and volunteering in many different facets. With her character and work ethic, we felt that she would be a perfect fit to manage the administrative duties of church life. Lindsey graduated from Western Illinois University with a bachelor’s degree in Music Education. We are so excited to have Lindsey on the team, knowing that the strengths of organization, management, and administration she brings to the table will serve Lakeside well!


Additionally, we are happy to recognize another addition to the team, Kelly Knoll! Kelly volunteers her time graciously at Lakeside, organizing the Cancer Care team, serving as a Guest Care team leader, and helping cover reception and hospitality from time to time. Kelly has been hired on as our Preschool Aide, assisting in the care of kids and families in the preschool on Monday through Friday. We are so grateful to have Kelly and all her skills on board with us at Lakeside!

IMPACT

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.

Opportunities for Giving at Lakeside!

Are you aware of your giving options here at Lakeside? Offering Envelopes: Lakeside will still be making offering envelopes available if you would like to continue with the discipline of giving with cash or a check. 2017 envelopes are available in the lobby. Please be certain to write your full name and address on envelopes containing cash. This will ensure you receive a written statement for 2017 tax reporting purposes. Online Giving: New year, new opportunities! Lakeside has invested in some additional ways for you to express financial generosity! This will include the ability to give electronically from a bank account, via debit card, or via credit card on a one-time or recurring basis. We recognize that a growing number of people seldom carry cash or a check. Our new online giving options allow for us to follow through on our intentions to give regularly. To engage in online giving, head to our website and go to the Give page. From there you will be set up with a secure account through which you can give electronically from a credit or debit card, for a one-time gift or a recurring basis. Thank you for your ongoing generosity and faithfulness!

Lakeside Stories

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Family Events

Monday, Dec 4 / 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, Dec 3 / 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, Dec 6 / 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

For Adults