New to Lakeside?

Sunday, Apr 30 / 11:30AM
Pathway is a class for those who are interested in exploring a relationship with Jesus.

Sunday, May 7 / 11:30AM
Welcome to Lakeside is a two-part class that meets the first and second Sundays of each month. The class will help you learn about who we are as a Church and what it means to be fully engaged at Lakeside. Our next class will be May 7 & 14 at 11:30 in the chapel.

Recent Messages

The Refreshing Church: The Preaching Church

At the end of the day, we need to make sure we’re calling people to Christ, and that we’ve preached Christ well, and that he’s the center of all this. Zeal doesn’t save us. Enthusiasm doesn’t save us. The words in our mouth, and the words we believe in our heart, are what saves us. Let’s make sure we’re holding out Christ okay? [Read Romans 1:1-6]

Refresh: Confidence in Christ

The cure for uncertainty is curiosity. Let your doubt fuel your curiosity. The cure for insincerity is depth. Dig deeper and make your faith your own. The cure for insignificance is confession. It’s awesome that we believe, now let’s take it a step further, and proclaim this great hope! Our lives will only have significance… and more critically, Jesus will only have significance is we declare his mighty name and the wonders of this glorious resurrection hope.

Refresh: The Agony and Mercy of God

Christ is the culmination of all history, that everyone who believes on Jesus might be saved! Romans 1:17, “the gospel is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes! Romans 10:13, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

Life @ Lakeside

"Thank Yous" from Visiting Missionaries

Thank you very much for everything you do for our family and ministry. We really enjoyed our fellowship with the Adult Sunday School classes, Kids Worship, and the Worship Service. The pastors, associate pastor, elders, the mission team and the congregation love us so much. We are so encouraged by your warmly welcome. We feel like our home town and church in Myanmar.

Palal Khongsai and Family, My Hope Myanmar Christian Mission

Thank you so much for yesterday! It was a great day and Lakeside is an awesome congregation. You recognize the importance of the next generation knowing Jesus as Lord and experiencing the WONDER of who GOD is.

Kerma Yotter, LSCA Camp Manager

New Members

Doug & Marla Buskirk and Cindy Adams 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 the first two Sundays of each month. 

Recent Baptisms

On April 23, Jonah Vetter was baptized into Christ and on April 16, Maura Lennie was baptized into new life. Please pray for and encourage Jonah and Maura 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

LSCA Cereal Collection

Lakeside would like to bless the ministry of Lake Springfield Christian Assembly by collecting a gift of cereal for the summer campers. You can start looking for bargains now. We will begin collecting 30 boxes each of Frosted Flakes and Cocoa Puffs on May 7. Look for the red wagon in our entryway to drop off your boxes. We will take our collection of cereal to LSCA at the end of May.

News & Updates

Blessings at Easter

Over 60 volunteers helped us transform our building into a thoughtful and reflective walk through the last hours of Jesus life. Over the three evenings of our Journey to the Cross event, over 500 people took the journey and reflected on Jesus gift of life for all who would believe. Copper Tree Landscaping and Fencing installed landscaping including a water feature around our new entry sign off of Toronto. On Easter Sunday, 671 people gathered to hear the good news of Jesus life, death and resurrection.

Lakeside Staffing Changes

Olivia Huber is excited to transition into her new role as Lakeside's Connections Director. Her gift of event planning, people care skills, her eye for aesthetics, and her passion for teaching will be utilized extensively in this new role. Olivia is a key member of our team and we are pleased that she will be positioned to maximize her gifts. We are pleased to announce that the elders have offered the worship ministry position to Cody Lane and he has accepted. Cody, and his wife Alexis, are currently serving at Madison Park Christian Church in Quincy, IL where Cody is finishing his internship. Cody is from Herscher, IL and will graduate of Lincoln Christian University in May with a BA in Worship Ministry. He has served in a handful of churches throughout his college years as well as leading worship on campus for the student body and youth conferences. Cody is a skilled vocalist and guitarist who brings a passion for helping others grow in their relationship with God and with others through worship and creative arts. We are blessed to have this talented young couple join our team and our community.

Refresh Sermon Series

Are you hungry, thirsty, weary, or burdened? Jesus offers everlasting refreshment for our souls. Join us for one of our Sunday morning services as we explore the book of Romans to discover how God desires for us to come to Him to Refresh our souls. You can also participate in one of our sermon based community groups that meet throughout the week. Our community groups discuss how we can apply Sunday's message into our lives as we build each other up in community.

Christian Women's Conference at LCU

Lincoln Christian University's Christian Women’s Conference on April 26 will feature Liz Curtis Higgs and Susie Larsen. Visit to find additional details.

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

Jessica's Story of Obedience

Listen to Jessica's story of why she began searching for a church.  Today Jessica is an invaluable member of Lakeside Ministry Staff!

Mike's Story of Impact

Recently we caught up with Mike Roux and asked him about his passion for the outdoors and for serving Jesus

Dannie's Story of Struggle

Dannie struggled to believe in God.  In his own words, “If there is a God, he gave me this disability, so why should I trust him?”

Kelly's Story of Endurance

Faced with cancer and the declining health of her parents, Kelly discovered how God gives grace to endure...

Brianne's Story of Faith

For years Brianne felt the Spirit “nudge” her about reaching her town. She decided to start a youth group. Since the beginning of the year over 65 different kids have attended gatherings. This past summer she had the joy of baptizing two girls at Lake Springfield Christian Assembly.

All Church Events

Monday, May 15 / 12:00AM
Every month, Lakeside blesses the teachers at Lee Elementary School with a cart load of snacks for them to share in during their teacher meeting. If you would like to bake or purchase a healthy snack for the teachers at Lee (think veggies and hummus, fresh fruit, energy bites, healthy baked goods), contact us before the second week of every month!

Saturday, May 20 / 3:00PM
Lakeside's Outdoor Ministries would like to invite you and your family to "Piggin' Outdoors" on Saturday, May 20th on the grounds of Lakeside Christian Church. Come celebrate all the wonderful outdoorsy things God has blessed us with on this earth. Families will be able to participate in a wide variety of outdoors fun, sign up for giveaways, and pig out on roasted pork, burgers and hot dogs. The event is free, so bring some friends and come before the parking lot fills up!

Family Events

Thursday, Jun 1 / 6:00PM
Come kick off the summer with a dinner and a science show! Thursday, June 1 at 6:00 pm we will be serving a Chic-Fil-A family meal followed by an AMAZING show, "Professor Steve's Unseen Forces Show” (check him out at at 7:00 pm. There will be prizes to win and fun to be had for the whole family. Get an extra chance to win if you wear a scientist costume! Register by clicking on the Summer Kickoff graphic above. Our Summer Kickoff event will also kick off Shelley’s Wacky Wednesday Adventures. This summer Shelley will planning outings for specific age groups on different Wednesdays throughout the summer. Your kids won’t want to miss this! Sign-ups for these adventures will begin at the Summer Kick Off.

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