PURITY - UNITY - HUMILITY

CORE VALUES

WE EXALT A TRIUNE GOD

WE ARE HOPEFULLY OPTIMISTIC

WE ARE UNASHAMEDLY spirit-filled + spirit-lead

WE ARE MOTHERS AND FATHERS

4 PILLARS OF LAKEVIEW

A Church with a Heart

Using love and spirit-led compassion as the basis of our mission, we are out to reach the least, the lowest, and the last. Our hearts are in the jails, with the orphans, the homeless population, recovering addicts, veterans, and poverty-stricken families. Just as God takes a heart of stone out of His people and replaces it with a heart of flesh in Ezekiel 36:26, we want to minister with a human heart that beats for Him, loves just as He does, and is moved by what moves Him.
(Matthew 25:31-46; James 1:27)

A church that prays

We strongly believe that everything starts with prayer, the foundation of a genuine relationship with God. He is looking for those with which He can partner with to bring heaven to earth. We are confident that the church’s true brilliance and power are found in prayer by those who will humble and devote themselves to individual, corporate, and consistent communication with Him.  It’s interesting that every animal’s intelligence is measured by its ability to communicate and problem solve- this is also true with the body of Christ. We are able to find our true genius in prayer as we communicate and problem solve with God. (1 John 5:14-15; 2 Chronicles 7:14; Jeremiah 29:12, 33:3; James 5:16; Matthew 6:9-13, 7:11; Mark 11:24)

A church with an ear to hear

We believe that God’s voice is always speaking and that we will hear if we are willing to stop and listen. As Holy Spirit leads and prompts us, we can begin to accomplish the will of God when we listen for His voice. This happens through supernatural works and prophetic words given to encourage, guide, direct, and warn. Having ears to hear will also help us gain insight in how to minister on the home front and in the marketplace. We do not believe that this ability to hear is a unique calling for the spiritual elite, but rather that it is a gift that all Christians can operate in to some degree. As a church, we long to hear more of His voice and invite you to ask Him to speak to your heart too. (1 Corinthians 12-14; Romans 12:6)

A church of invitation

When we look at the scriptures, we are always seeing Jesus engaging the people around him.  Jesus even made Himself available to those thought to be on the fringes of society.  One of the names given to Jesus, that really was a pejorative, was "friend of sinners"(Luke 7:34).  As a matter of fact, he even ate with them. Jesus did not wink at sin, ignore sin, or enjoy light-hearted revelry with those engaged with immorality. Rather, Jesus was a friend of sinners in that he came to save them. He was very pleased to welcome sinners who were open to the gospel, repentant of their sins, and believed in His Lordship. In the same spirit, we can see the Kingdom of God as a huge dinner table where every empty seat means there is room. Everything we do at this church is open for all to attend, and we encourage every member to invite someone to join them here. (Luke 15; Matthew 22)

We believe

The Bible is the inspired and infallible Word of God
Salvation is only through the blood of Jesus Christ
In baptism by water immersion
In divine healing
In the baptism of the Holy Spirit
In living a Holy life that honors God
In the second coming of Jesus Christ