At Lakeview, we believe that community is essential for discipleship so we highly encourage everyone to be part of a life stage will allow them to mature spiritually and grow relationally. Within the English Congregation, our life stage ministries include:
• Kidsland (Children)
• Zion (Youth Group)
• Movement (College)
• Catalyst (Young Adults)
• Koinonia (Families)
The goal of each life stage ministry is to live out our vision of Transformation NOW so that Jesus Christ will be exalted in our community and beyond.
Kidsland (Children) Ministry
In a fun and loving environment, Kidsland provides age-appropriate programs from nursery to 5th grade every Sunday during morning worship services. The staff and volunteers create a safe and fun atmosphere so that kids can learn practical lessons from the Bible and begin to develop their relationship with God.
If you’re having trouble finding the right spot for your child, just ask any welcome host or volunteer, and they will direct you to the right place.
CHECKING IN YOUR KIDS ON SUNDAYS
Check-in time: 9:45 – 10:10 AM
Children are assigned into one of four groups based on age/grade:
– Preschool (ages 3-5)
– Junior Grade School (kindergarten – 2nd grade)
– Grade School (3rd – 5th grade)
Zion (Youth Group) Ministry
REGULAR WEEKLY EVENTS
Unwind (Fri, 7:30pm – 9:30pm):
Every Friday night we invite you to come out and unwind with us at the end of the school week. Join us for food, games, or just a place to hang out on Friday nights from 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. A short Bible study provides an opportunity to see what the Bible has to say about your life. Once a month we like to mix things up with movies, bowling, and other activities. Come out and see for yourself all that Lakeview has to offer
Cornerstone (Youth Worship Service: Sun, 10:00am):
Lakeview is excited to offer youth a worship service geared towards students. Cornerstone is a worship service designed to answer questions and issues facing students today. Enjoy the musical worship of the 10:00 AM LNB Sunday Service, then gather with us in the Youth Room to hear how the Bible impacts you afterwards at around 10:30 AM.
Lakeview Youth is a youth ministry that desires to glorify God by training the next generation of Jesus’ Church. We desire to make disciples of all junior high and high school student by training up the next generation of Christians as the Bible teaches. Lakeview Youth is the place to experience spirit-filled worship, biblical preaching, Christ-centered fellowship, and the love of Christ in a multicultural setting comprised of 6th-12th graders.
Movement (College) Ministry
We believe that being a disciple of Jesus Christ and producing disciples of all nations go hand in hand. Jesus taught his disciples, “Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me.” (John 15:4). So we seek to be faithful disciples of Jesus Christ. In being faithful disciples of Jesus Christ, we believe that our students will be equipped to “go and make disciples of all nations” (Matthew 28:19), as a branch that abides in the vine produces fruit.
REGULAR WEEKLY EVENTS
Bible Study (Tuesday, 7:00pm-8:30pm CST):
At Movement, we value the Bible as the timeless wisdom of God that is evermore relevant in our changing society. Therefore in this space, students are challenged to use their God-given faculties (college students are smart!!) to rigorously investigate and wrestle with the truth of God’s Word. Expect to be challenged, but expect that much more to grow!
Connect (Friday, 7:00pm-8:30pm CST):
Building connections is crucially important to growing as a Christian - building connections with other members of Movement/Lakeview; building connections between the world we live in and the Truth of God as we see in the Bible. Through Connect, students will learn what it means to be in the world, but not of it. In this space, we desire to be a part of the answer to Jesus’s prayer in John 17. We will grow in unity, wisdom, and witness.
Small Groups (Sunday, varies per SG - please contact P. Joshua Lee for more info):
Our Small Groups are student-led, and are spaces of caring for one another in fellowship, sharing, and prayer. We desire for every small group to be a non-judgmental, Christ-centered space, where mutual Christ-like love unites us and points us to God.
For the glory of God, Movement seeks:
To BE disciples of JESUS CHRIST
who PRODUCE disciples of ALL NATIONS.
Catalyst (Young Adults) Ministry
The objective of Catalyst is to facilitate community within the young adults at Lakeview. Those of us in our twenties and thirties face unique challenges in work, family, and friendships, and we believe that real relationships help us to navigate these challenges in a God-honoring way. In embracing Lakeview’s vision of Transformation NOW, our desire is to be like Christ, grow in Christ, and to share Christ.
Please check out one of our Life Groups! There are three Catalyst Life Groups that meet weekly.
LGG: Large Group Gatherings (typically the 4th Thursday of every month, 7:30pm):
Every month, the Catalyst Life Groups gather together for discipleship and growth in God’s Word. Through these informative times of sharing and discussing practical life-lessons that are taught from the Bible, our goal is to grow in Christ-like maturity. As we motivate each other to grow in our faith, our desire is to constantly meet up and encourage one another (Hebrews 10:24-25) for the purpose of God’s Kingdom.
HG: House Gatherings (every other month, venue TBD):
Table fellowship is absolutely essential when it comes to building up the body of Christ. In the New Testament, table fellowship was a place to connect, to encourage, and to share. When we gather together, our goal is to create an atmosphere that allows for all young adults to feel at home. We meet at someone's house and use this time to share our lives together through a meal, games, prayer, praise, testimonies, fellowship etc. In every way, our goal is discipleship in Christ.
Koinonia (Families) Ministry
At Lakeview, we create an atmosphere where families with (or without) children are welcomed and accepted so that spiritual growth will happen in their respective homes and individual lives. We believe that worship should not be limited to Sundays and mid-week Life Group gatherings. But rather, family worship is strongly encouraged throughout the week. Within Koinonia, we emphasize the duality of having healthy Christ-centered marriages and maintaining a godly life through parenting. Through our Life Groups, the importance of living out our vision statement of Transformation NOW drives us to be Christ-like in our relationships as parents, spouses, co-workers, and neighbors. As the oldest life stage at Lakeview, we rely on God’s wisdom so that He will be most glorified in all that we do (1 Cor. 10:31), especially in our marriages and families.
Life Groups (meetings throughout the week):
Presently, there are 5 Koinonia Life Groups that meet in various locations throughout the week. While some are starting to meet in-person, other groups have decided to continue meeting through zoom. Through discipleship and fellowship, our goal is to experience Christ daily and to make Him known. Depending on which Life Group you’re assigned to, weekly gatherings typically happen from Tuesday to Friday nights.