What We Believe
Mission Statement
What We Believe
Our Preachers
Our Elders
Our Deacons
Our Theme for This Year
Plan of Action
 
The purpose of the people making up the Lake Forest church of Christ is simple: we want to honor God with lives wholly devoted to Him.

Whether we are together in a worship service, at school, at our jobs during the week or spending an evening with our families, we want to walk in the footsteps of Jesus.

We Believe in One God
We believe in the one God revealed in the Bible. We believe the one God is made up of the three beings known as the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

The Bible is God’s Word
We believe the Bible is the inspired word of God. We are confident God inspired the men that wrote each book of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation.

When we need direction in life, are confronted with temptation or need a source to bring hope, we turn to the Bible. The Bible is our guide for everyday living. Our goal is to “speak where the Bible speaks and be silent where the Bible is silent.”

We are committed to the continual study of God’s Word, the Bible, to see how we can most closely give God the personal and collective worship He desires.

The Body of Christ
We believe the church is made up of God’s people on earth. Jesus is our head, and we are His body (Galatians 5:23). We do not seek to be a denomination, we merely want to be the body of our Savior.

Salvation
From our understanding of the Bible, there are some important elements associated with salvation. Every element is rooted in scripture. These steps are actually a process in which a person grasps them both emotionally and intellectually.

The Lord says we must believe in the power and person of Jesus Christ (John 3:16). It is also necessary for us to repent, or change our way of living that is against Jesus (Acts 2:37-38).

Jesus has also asked us to be willing to confess to other people that we are His (Romans 10:9-10). God, through the New Testament, also requires us to be immersed, or baptized, into Christ (Romans 6:3-11). At that point we become part of Christ’s body (Galatians 3:26-27).

Just following the above steps certainly does not mean the Christian conversion is complete. Instead, a wonderful life in Jesus begins.

Christ Will Claim His Own
We look forward to the final day, when Jesus will claim His own for an eternal home with Him. According to 2 Thessalonians 4, Jesus will return in the clouds and his followers will rise, meet Him in the sky, and ultimately be with Him forever.

Biblical Worship
Most people notice our worship is unique in two aspects: a) our singing is unaccompanied by musical instruments and, b) we take the Lord’s Supper every week.

We do not do these things uniquely just because we like them better in this manner. We do so because our study of Scripture has led us to believe this is the way we can best honor our Lord.

 

   
  © 2012 Lake Forest church of Christ