What to Expect
EXPECT A WARM WELCOME JUST AS YOU ARE.
The atmosphere is casual, so come dressed in what you like – the pastor will usually preach in jeans and a t-shirt or button down. Just wear something.
EXPECT COFFEE AND HOMEMADE COOKIES.
EXPECT TO HAVE A POSITIVE EXPERIENCE WITH YOUR KIDS.
We offer nursery care for infants and toddlers, and children from preschool through 5th grade are invited to start the service with their parents. After the first set of songs and just before the sermon they will be dismissed with the Children’s Ministry staff to their area. Just remember to pick them up before you leave! Or, if you all want to stick together during the entire service, that’s ok too.
EXPECT TO HEAR GOOD MUSIC.
From her infancy the church has always praised God through song. You are invited to stand and join when you’re ready or just sit back and listen. It’s your call.
EXPECT RELEVANT PREACHING.
We will do our best to deliver God’s truth in ways that make sense and communicate the character of God. Because the church is the proclaimer of the good news, each sermon, whether delivered from the Old or New Testament, will unabashedly point to Jesus Christ.
EXPECT TO BE GIVEN THE CHANCE TO GIVE.
Giving an offering is an act of worship and sacrifice. At every service we will be given the opportunity to participate in an offering which will take place after the sermon. Whether it be our time, talents, or money, ministry is sustained by what we give. Electronic giving is an option as well.
EXPECT OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE.
Lakewoodgrace should be a blessing to everyone around her. As we grow and our ministry takes root, expect chances to serve people in and around Lakewood. God loves this place and so should we!
EXPECT TO BE CONVICTED BY THE GOSPEL.
Jesus ate with sinners, confronted corrupt leaders, called out religious kooks, demanded loyalty, and called for nothing short of complete repentance – a very confrontational reality for our culture today.
EXPECT TO BE COMFORTED BY THE GOSPEL.
God loves you! Sometimes life just sucks so it’s a good thing Jesus invites the weary and heavy-laden to rest in him. At times we need to simply rest and know God is not done with us yet. You can do that here.