Welcome to Lakeshore Baptist Church in Grand Haven, Michigan.
Our heartbeat is to be knowing God and making Him known. We’re a bunch of imperfect, don’t-have-it-all-together people who genuinely believe that knowing God is more satisfying and joyful than anything this world has to offer. The psalmist says about God, “In your presence there is fullness of joy and at your right hand are pleasures forevermore” (Ps 16:11).
From experiencing joy in knowing God we go to “making Him known.” Sometimes that happens in conversation with other Christians as we speak into each others’ lives. Other times, we make Him known by building relationships with others who have no clue who Jesus is. People need to know that God demonstrated His love to us by sending His Son to stand in our place of punishment. Forgiveness of sins and a new life is possible through Christ alone (John 14:6, Eph 2:8-9). We also make Him known through our missions ministry. In Acts 1:8 Jesus told His followers to go make disciples, both locally and globally. Take a look at the missions page to see what it looks like for Lakeshore to be involved in global missions.
So, how do we accomplish this task of knowing God and making Him known? We have 4 core values that function as pillars for us. By no means have we mastered them, but they function as guideposts along the way: (1) Text (2) Community (3) Missions and (4) Prayer.
Our hope is not that you’ll be impressed with us, but rather that you will be impressed with a great big view of the one true holy God. And may we as a church be gazing toward Him and helping others come to know Him.