Lakeshore Baptist Church

in Grand Haven

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We are a church that is committed to Text, Community, Missions and Prayer

Text

We believe that the Bible has the answers to all the issues of life. It is God’s gift to us as He builds us up with the truth of Scripture (2 Tim 3:16-17). As a result, we proclaim it regularly through expositional preaching. Pastor Nate seeks to keep the value of the Bible high, so he preaches through entire books at a time. The Bible also impacts the way we counsel. Whether someone is struggling with their marriage, with sinful addictions, with parenting, or any other issue, we look to the Word of God for answers to life’s struggles. Furthermore, we have regular Bible study classes on Sunday and studies that take place during the week to keep our minds saturated in truth.

Community

We believe that God has gathered believers together to reflect the wisdom, grace, and glory of the Lord Jesus Christ (Eph 3:9-10). Since God has called Christians to unite themselves in the church, which is His beloved bride, we value the times we meet together (Heb 10:24). Within our local community of faith we believe we must love, serve, admonish, and even confront one another. We’re talking about relationships that push one another toward Christ.  Allowing Christians to speak into our everyday lives is crucial for the Christian walk. We carry this out by being intentional in each other’s lives. Whether in a small group, Adult Bible Fellowship, weekly Bible study, or over coffee, we desire to see people in community being discipled.

Missions

Since Jesus himself has commanded us to make disciples of all nations, we desire to proclaim the gospel both locally and globally (Matt 28:19-20). Local missions sometimes mean reaching our neighbors next to us or getting involved in our community through organizations like Love In ActionFirst PriorityPositive Options, or Forgotten Man Ministries. We also seek to support global missions by praying regularly for them, supporting them financially, or by serving alongside them.

Prayer

Prayer expresses a posture of dependence on God (Phil 4:6). Since God has commanded us to pray for our leaders (1 Timothy 2:8) and for one another (James 5:15-16), we value prayer both individually and corporately. As a result we seek to be intentional with the times that we meet together to spend time in prayer. We also keep our church community aware of new prayer needs through email updates or our regular prayer prompter.

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