Depression is Not a Sin

In the Christian community, the following questions are often pondered: How should a Christian deal with depression? What does the Bible say about depression? Should a Christian ever be depressed? How can a Christian overcome depression?

Encounter Jesus

Prayer. Liturgy. Worship. Justice. How do these practices and concepts of the Christian life all fit together? In this special video version of the Lakewood Blog, Micah Risinger and Zak McQueen have a brief dialogue about this and what to expect at the upcoming Night of Worship called, “Encounter Jesus.” The Night of Worship will … Continued

Pool Baptism 2016

Thanks to everyone that joined us at the recent Pool Baptism! For those who weren’t able to make it, here is a slideshow of photos from the event: In case you missed it on Sunday, here is a recap video of the event: Video by Kim Nichols

Duty, Dads and Devotion

Wikipedia defines the word duty in the following way: Duty (from “due” meaning “that which is owing”) is a term that conveys a sense of moral commitment or obligation to someone or something. The moral commitment should result in action; it is not a matter of passive feeling or mere recognition. When someone recognizes a … Continued

Annual Business Conference – 2016-2016 Report

By Amy Leonard We held our Annual Business Conference, Sunday July 31, 2016, in the Worship Center right after the Real Life service. It was a joyful time of reflecting on and celebrating so much of what God has done in and through our church family and community since last summer. God is faithfully moving … Continued

Live Like Jesus

By Micah Risinger The following poem was written and delivered by Micah Risinger (Worship Associate) last Sunday during his sermon on 1 Peter 4. It is entitled, “Live Like Jesus.” It’s not a life of glamour and pomp, of fame and fortune, of health and wealth, of power and prestige. No, it’s rather a life … Continued