Our Mission & Vision

The mission of Lake Area Bible Church is to establish a local, New Testament Church in the Lake Area. 

1. To win the lost to Christ, starting in our area, our state, our country and the nations.                                           
 
2. To provide a family atmosphere, where people can feel loved and accepted and welcome; as we build relationships, and discipleship spiritual development and evangelism.                                                                       

 

3. To provide a Pastoral team for the purpose of feeding God’s people the Word of God, ministering to their          spiritual needs, training and developing leaders and workers, and providing spiritual leadership.                         

4.To provide regular services that consist of praise and worship, the ministry of God’s word, and ministry to the      people by the power of the Holy Spirit.                                                                                                             

5. To provide ministry to the Children and Youth of our church. To hold weekly classes for them to be trained spiritually in the Word of God.  To provide an atmosphere of belonging and acceptance.
 
6. To provide benevolent assistance to those in need.  First to our own members, then to others as the Lord enables us.
 
7. To provide assistance to ministers and ministries though our seed money (a tenth of our tithe received). 
 
8. To develop and maintain a worldwide harvest ministry to the nations for the proclamation and support of the Gospel.
 
9. To host guest ministries for the purpose of bringing the five fold ministry and special ministries to the Lake  Area.                                                                                                                                                  
8. To provide special events and meetings in support of our purpose, such as:  Prayer Meetings, Creative Arts (music, drama, flag ministry), Seasonal Programs,  Church Wide Fellowship, Destiny Cafe Events, Christian Tours, Men’s and  Women’s Fellowship Events, Youth Camp, Children’s and Youth special events, and Missions Trips.

 

 

 

Statement of Faith
 
1. The scriptures are inspired – 2Timothy 3:15-17, 1Peter 1:23-25, Hebrews 4:12  
    The bible is the inspired Word of God and the revealed will of God.
 
2. There is ONE TRUE GOD – There is one true Godhead comprised of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. All are co-equal and co-                 eternal.  Matthew 28:19, 1John 5:7 – Jesus Christ, God manifest in the flesh, is the second member of the Godhead. Isaiah 9:6,             John 1:1, John 1:14
 
3 – Man was created in God’s image – By voluntary transgression, he fell and his only hope of  redemption is in Jesus Christ, the Son       of God. Genesis 1:26-31, Genesis 3:1-7, Romans 5:12-21
 
4. The salvation of man – Man’s only hope of redemption is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ.  On the cross, Jesus Christ                 became sin and sickness, providing both salvation and healing for all mankind,  This salvation comes by believing in your heart that       God raised Jesus from the dead and confessing with your mouth Jesus as Lord.  The inward evidence to the believer, is the direct         witness of the Holy Spirit.  The outward evidence to all men is a life of true holiness and love.  Salvation is by faith in Jesus Christ           and not by human works, however our works are evidence of our faith and will determine our rewards in eternity.  Psalms 103:3,             Romans 3:24, Romans 10:8-10, Ephesians 2:8, Romans 8:16, 1John 3:23, John 13:35, Acts 16:3, Romans 10:9-10,
     Romans 14:10- 12, Corinthians 3:10, Ephesians 2:8-9, Titus 3:5-7, James 2:18
 
5. Two ordinances of the Church – Water Baptism – Baptism in water is a declaration to the world that a believer has died with Christ        and that they have been raised with Him to walk in newness of life.  Matthew 28:19, Acts 10:47-48, Romans 6:4
    – The Lords Supper (Communion) – The celebration of the Lord’s Supper by eating of the bread and drinking of the cup is a                      remembrance of the sacrifice that Jesus made on the cross.  1 Corinthians 11:24-30
 
6. The Promise of the Father – All believers are entitled to, and should expectantly and earnestly seek the “Promise of       the Father,” which is the baptism of the Holy Spirit, according to the command of Jesus Christ.  With this comes         the attribution of gifts and their uses in the work of the ministry.  This experience is distinct from and subsequent to     the experience of the new birth.  Luke 24:49, Acts 1:4-8, Acts 2:38-39, Acts 10:44-46, Acts 11:14-16, Acts 15:7-9,       1Corinthians 12:1-31
   The Evidence – the full consummation of the Baptism of believers in the Holy Spirit is evidenced by the initial physical sign of                  speaking with other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance, and by the subsequent manifestation of spiritual power in public                      testimony and service.  Acts 2:4, Acts 10:44-46, Acts 19:2-6, Acts 1:8.
 
7. The Church – The Church is the body of Christ, and every believer has an integral part in it. Ephesians 1:22, Ephesians 2:19-22,            Hebrews 12:23
 
8. Total Provision
    – Spiritual provision:  John 3:3, John 3:11, 2 Corinthians 5:17-21
    – Mental Provision:  2Timothy 1:7, Romans 12:2, Isaiah 26:3
    – Physical Provision:  Isaiah 53:4-5, Matthew 8:17, 1Peter 2:24
    – Financial Provision:  3John 2, Malachi 3:10-11, Luke 6:38, 2 Corinthians 9:6-10, Deuteronomy 28:1-14
    – Social Provision: Proverbs 3:4
 
9. The Catching away of the church –  Jesus is coming again to gather all His saints to Himself.  We are expectant and anticipate             Christ’s return to receive His church and judge the world.  1Corinthians 15:51-52, 1Thessalonians 4:16-17, 2 Thessalonians 2:1.
 
10. Hell and Eternal Retribution –  Those who have not accepted the redemptive work of Jesus Christ, forgiveness of sins and                    salvation by faith, will suffer eternal separation from the Godhead.  They will remain in the lake of fire as scripture states, which is          commonly known as Hell.  The Millennial Reign of Jesus is the return of our Lord Jesus Christ with His Saints from Heaven to rule          and reign for one thousand years on earth as the Scripture promised.  After this, there will be a new heaven and a new earth.                  Revelation 19:20, Revelation 20:10-15, Romans 11:25-27, 2Thessalonians 1:7, Revelation 19:11-16, Revelation 20:1-7,
      Revelation 21
 
11. Biblical Church Governance – Accountability is not a yoke around a persons neck, it is a place of safety and protection.                       Leadership must itself be accountable if it is to align itself with the biblical model of accountability.  Historically there have been four       basic forms of church government seen throughout denominations; episcopal, presbyterian, congregational, and sovereign.  This is       why our pastor has a board of elders that keep him accountable in all areas so that we can continue to be a church that advances           God’s kingdom