We are the church.


Go back and read that again. We are the Church. We. It’s not about an individual. It’s about all of us, together, striving to be more like Jesus in all we say and do.


We believe that Jesus was pretty clear about His values and we realize that if we’re going to follow Him, like really follow Him, we’ve got to be pretty clear about our values too.



God transforms us as we share life together; not just the good life, but the real, nitty gritty parts of life too. The transformation to be more like Christ happens when we love each other through all of life.

Faith is scary. It dares us to step without knowing where we will land. It dares us to trust that God really does love us and really will guide us on this journey toward being more like Him. This faith challenges us to take Christ’s love to the world so that others can know His love.

“You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.”

- Matthew 22:37

“Equally important: ‘You must love your neighbor as yourself.’”

-Matthew 22:39

“Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other. Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples.”

- John 13:34-35

“Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.”

- Matthew 28:19

We were made by God to love and be loved. When we embrace that perfect love of God through Christ, we’re able to live in that love. Like really, fully live. So when Jesus says to put the love of God before everything else, we want to live that out.

Jesus didn’t mess around about this one. He came to serve and love; therefore, we are here to serve and love. Just as Jesus was the hope of the world, we want to be part of the hope on earth as we love others.



We want you to be able to experience the love of God in a real way.

We try our best to be real and authentic because we believe Jesus was real and authentic. So come as you are, whoever and wherever you are. We're all on a journey and none of us have arrived yet.


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Lake Center is committed to make disciples to impact the community and world. We do this by feeding the hungry, providing a safe and warm place for kids and students, and telling the story of God through exciting musicals and performances. Lake Center also supports and sends missionaries around the world to engage in the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20).


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