Engaging in service leads to life change. Whether you serve in a ministry at Lakewood, in Gainesville, or in the world, God calls us to serve one another.

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SERVE LAKEWOOD

Find out how you can serve the body of Christ at Lakewood.

Worship Ministry

Mission: God has made us all with the purpose of continually worshiping Him (Revelation 4:11; Isaiah 43:21) and our mission is to assist everyone to realize this truth. Worship is a spontaneous response to the realized presence of God.

Ways to Serve:

  • Instrumentalist
  • Vocalist
  • Songwriting
  • Light Technician
  • Audio Technician
  • ProPresenter Technician
  • Camera Operator
  • And More!

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Prayer Ministry

Mission: In prayer we are raising up fully devoted followers of Christ that know His purposes and see His power.

Ways to Serve:

  • Monthly Prayer Gatherings
  • Sunday Morning Prayer Team
  • Various Events

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First Impressions

Mission: A warm welcome to all who enter the doors (campus) of Lakewood, with a warm smile or a handshake.

Ways to Serve:

  • Greeters
  • Golf Cart Drivers
  • Medical Desk
  • Information Desk
  • Library Desk

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Kids Cove

Mission: To supplement the family in its attempt to lay a spiritual foundation in the lives of our children with the hope they might choose to accept Jesus as their Savior and join Him in His work as a biblically literate, fully-devoted generation of believers.

Ways to Serve:

  • Large Group Teacher
  • Greeter/Check-in
  • Room Coordinator
  • Small Group Leader
  • Audio/Video Tech
  • Music Leader
  • Drama
  • Props/Sets
  • Resource Room
  • Information Desk
  • Seasonal Events/Programs (e.g. Kids Camp, VBS, PumpkinFest)

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Fusion

Mission: Fusion is a ministry to middle and high school students that exists to help teenagers experience God in worship while equipping them as disciples through His Word and challenging them to engage in His mission in the world.

Ways to Serve:

  • Sunday Fusion Group Leader
  • Wednesday Fusion Group Leader
  • Mentors Group Leader
  • Product Table
  • Pam’s Place Server
  • Seasonal Events/Programs (DNOW, Girls Conference, Mantreat)

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AXIS

Mission: AXIS exists to be a home of redemptive community for the 18 to 20 somethings throughout the North GA region.

Ways to Serve:

  • Mentors to college students
  • Axis Community Group Leaders
  • Communications coordinator (mass emailing, calling, etc.)

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Group Life

Mission: At Lakewood, our greatest desire is to see you connect with others and grow spiritually. We believe you grow to be like Christ as you do life with other people. In addition, we are convinced sustained life-change happens best in the context of a small group.

Ways to Serve:

  • Sunday Morning Bible Study Leader
  • Community Group Leader
  • Men’s Life Transformation Group (LTG) Leader
  • Marriage Mentor
  • Short-Term Bible Study Leader
  • Divorce Care Leader
  • Financial Peace University (FPU) Leader

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Serve Gainesville

Lighthouse

Mission: Establishing a local community of God’s people at Linwood Apartments.

Ways to Serve:

  • Mentoring Program (August – May)
    • Tuesday (K-2nd grade) from 4-5:30pm
    • Wednesday (3rd-5th grade) from 4-5:30pm
    • Thursday (MS/HS) 4:15-5:30pm
  • Sunday Morning Lighthouse
    • Read Bible stories to kids
    • Talk, play and make crafts with kids
    • Load/Unload tent and chairs for outdoor service

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JOY Ministry

Mission: Special needs children, adults and their families are embraced and cared for—loved and nurtured spiritually.

Ways to Serve:

  • JOY Buddy – Youth and adults who are partnered with a special needs child mainstreamed into our regular programs.
  • Teachers – Adults  who work in the self-contained class, using curriculum adapted for our students with special needs.
  • Respite Helpers – Youth and adults needed to staff our monthly respite for special needs children, adults and their siblings—giving their parents a much needed break.

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Tiny Stitches

Mission: Our Purpose is to provide basic layettes containing clothing and other items to disadvantaged newborns and preemies in North Georgia.

Ways to Serve:

  • Join in sewing, knitting, crocheting clothing.
  • Learn from members who are experienced in these areas to develop your skills.

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Women on Mission

Mission: Women on Mission meets once a month to pray for our missionaries and learn about their ministries.

Ways to Serve:

  • Pray for missionaries and various ministries.
  • Collect boxes of macaroni and cheese for the Good Samaritan Food Pantry.
  • Provide cake and small birthday gifts for residents of a local nursing home.
  • Provide financial assistance for people from Lakewood who have gone to the mission field.
  • Sponsor a child to go to Camp Hope.

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Celebrate Recovery

Mission: A Christ-centered 12-step recovery program for hurts, habits and hang-ups. Issues that we all have.

Ways to Serve:

  • Help prepare meals on Tuesdays and/or assist with clean up
  • Childcare
  • Celebration Place (CR for children)

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Celebrate Recovery INSIDE

Mission: A Christ-centered 12-step recovery program for our local men and women’s prisons.

Ways to Serve:

  • Men – Help facilitate groups on Sunday mornings at Hall County Correctional Institute
  • Women – Be a pen pal for CRI participant at Lee Arrendale State Prison
  • Women – Visit one of our CRI participants at Lee Arrendale State Prison
  • Women – Quarterly Spa and Birthday Celebrations at New Beginnings Ministry

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Recreation Ministry

Mission: To develop and grow followers of Jesus through various avenues of recreation, group fitness, and family activities, with its overall goal to strengthen, connect, and point the community locally, nationally, and globally towards Jesus Christ.

Ways to Serve:

  • Front Desk Workers
  • Upward Volunteers
  • Upward Officiating

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The Retreat at Long Mountain

Mission: A retreat that provides opportunities for individuals, families and small groups to slow down, enjoy fellowship, reconnect with creation, and to be still.

Ways to Serve:

  • Volunteer Coordinator – Help with recruiting, communicating and scheduling individuals and groups to assist with the needs of the Retreat.
  • Social Media – Help with establishing and maintaining a presence on social media outlets.
  • Volunteers – Help with maintaining the facilities and grounds on a regular basis such as once a month or once quarterly.

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Serve Globally

COR 3:6

Mission: A network for multiplying churches.

Ways to Serve:

  • Plant a church
  • Provide resources for a church plant
  • Find a partner church

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Guatemala

Mission: Meeting needs and making disciples in the name of Jesus in Guatemala.

Ways to Serve:

  • Student Trip
  • Family Trip
  • Pray

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Croatia

Mission: Meeting needs and making disciples in the name of Jesus in Croatia.

Ways to Serve:

  • Student Trip
  • Pray

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Jochebed's Hope

Mission: To encourage the community of believers in Christ to embrace adoption, orphan care and foster care, and to offer ministry and support to families and children.

Ways to Serve:

  • Become a Foster Care Family
  • Adopt a Child
  • Support foster care and adoptive families with meals and supplies.

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Missionaries & Partners

Mission: Supporting the people of God to fulfill the mission of God throughout the world.

Ways to Serve:

  • Go
  • Send
  • Pray
  • Barnabas Teams

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