NEXT STEPS Starting Point Lunch & Partner Class
CONTENTS 2 CONTACT US
LAKE CHURCH'S DISCIPLESHIP LOOP
3 A CHURCH ON MISSION
BEING A PART OF A LOCAL CHURCH
4 OUR MINISTRIES
6 HOW DO I JOIN?
JOIN A CONNECTION GROUP
7 KNOWING JESUS
7 WHAT IS BAPTISM?
JOIN OUR TEAM
8 PARTNER CLASS
WE LOVE TO GIVE
10 WHAT IS A PARTNER?
LAKE CHURCH & THE SBCP
10 WHAT IS THE GOSPEL?
WHO WE ARE
Starting Point LUNCH WITH PASTOR ERIC We are so glad you are able to join us today. We have been praying for you!
CONTACT US Church Office Hours Monday - Thursday 9 AM - 5 PM
2912 Little Rd. Arlington, TX 76016 lakechurchdfw.org
Main Office: 817.451.4110 Fax: 817.451.7918
Rec Center: 817.457.5276 Impact Counseling: 817.457.6728
Dr. Eric Herrstrom Pam Mason
Lead Pastor Executive Assistant
ext. 133 ext. 138
David Chase Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Lynn Moxon Judy Tapp
Executive Pastor Financial Assistant Administrative Assistant
ext. 129 ext. 117 ext. 132
Dr. Ed Laymance Heather Craig Kim Peters
Impact Counseling Pastor Upcycle Pastor Chief Operations Manager
Brandon Barton Hannah Morris
Worship Arts Pastor Project & Communications Manager
ext. 147 ext. 147
Katrina Parlin Jonathan Kasper Kristen Woods
Recreation Pastor Recreation Ministry Assistant
ext. 130 ext. 160 ext. 139
Jared Phillips Laura Myers Mercy Robinson Sherry Acevedo
Children's Pastor Preschool Minister Children's Pre-school Ministry Assistant
ext. 161 ext. 152 ext. 141
TJ Lewis Sandra Joiner Kaitlyn Thibeaux
Youth Pastor Administrative Assistant Youth Ministry
David Jenkins Sue Flahaut Phil Walleck Thomas Shroder
Pastoral Care Pastor Connection Groups Hospitality & Assimilations College/Young Adults
David Balyeat William Chelette
Missions Pastor Youth/Missions Intern
ext. 113 ext. 140
ext. 131 ext. 119 ext. 134 ext. 152 ext. 122
A CHURCH ON
MISSION Our desire is to Glorify God & Pursue People all over the world.
Loveland, CO Seattle, WA Turkey Bosnia-Herzegovina Spain
Matamoros, Mexico Thailand SE Asia Laos Cuba
No Mas Violencia Jewish Grace One World Sports Association Middle East 3
OUR MINISTRIES SPLASH (Babies - Pre-K)
Exists to provide a foundation of spiritual development for your preschooler.
ANCHOR (K - 4th)
Continues to build on the foundations of spiritual life.
SUBMERGE (5 - 6th grade)
Encourages our students to lead our kidsonly worship service and various ministries throughout the church.
YOUTH (7th - 12th grades)
Exists to equip believing teenagers to honor Christ, reach non-believers, and discover their ministry to serve Christ.
Help our people become disciple-makers through interactive Bible studies, group discussion, and living life together.
INTERCESSORY PRAYER MINISTRY
Is a systematic approach to praying for the many needs of our staff, members, missionaries, and community. 4
Includes various support groups the Lord is using to repurpose lifeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hardships into His purpose for good. The first initiative of Upcycle is Celebrate Recovery. This is a Christ-centered, 12 step model, based on The Beatitudes found in Jesus' sermon on the mount. It is a safe place to find healing & freedom!
IMPACT COUNSELING Provides a network of help and resources to the church and community through life coaching, spiritual health, and individual and family enrichment.
Builds relationships both locally and globally to help people come to know Jesus.
Offers opportunities for athletics, fitness, education, and inspiration.
WORSHIP & MUSIC MINISTRY
Encourages believers to become lifestyle worshippers by incorporating the preached Word of God, Scripture, testimonies, media, and music. 5
HOW DO I JOIN LAKE CHURCH? Being a partner of Lake Church is more than just attending a worship service on Sunday morning. A partner is a follower of Jesus. We are Christians who have been baptized and are committed to joining a spiritual family providing support, and holding each other to a biblical level of responsibility, service, and sacrifice.
BECOME A CHRISTIAN
ATTEND STARTING POINT
ATTEND A PARTNER CLASS
KNOWING JESUS AND BECOMING A CHRISTIAN AGREE
with God you are a sinner.
Jesus died for you and rose from the dead.
to Jesus He is Lord and Savior.
PRAY “Jesus, I know I am a sinner. I believe You died for my sins and rose from the grave, so I might have eternal life with You. I trust You for my salvation and will follow You as Your disciple. Thank you, Jesus. Amen”
WHAT IS BAPTISM?
Baptism is a step of obedience by a follower of Christ and their community. It is a testimony of faith symbolizing a person’s union with Christ. We conduct baptisms regularly throughout the year in our worship services.
We hold baptismal classes throughout the year for any Christian to follow Christ in baptism. This is a great way to understand what the Scripture teaches about baptism and become familiar with Lake Church's baptism process. 7
What is a partner?
What is the Gospel?
What is Lake Church's Discipleship Loop?
Being a part of a Local Church.
1. WHAT IS A PARTNER? Our conviction at Lake Church partnership should be held in high esteem. We see in Scripture partnering together is a vital part of God’s global mission to share the gospel with all people. Individuals who have received Jesus as their Lord and Savior and who have followed Christ in believer’s baptism are welcomed into the family here at Lake Church. Together, we will grow and serve on mission as one body.
2. WHAT IS THE GOSPEL? God, who is perfect and holy,
everything. His design includes you and me. Sinful people fall away from God. Everything is broken, all is fractured. Christ Jesus’ death and resurrection allows for our reconciliation with God. All of us need to respond in faith to the gospel and continue to do so until Jesus returns.
3. LAKE CHURCH DISCIPLESHIP LOOP Jesus said in Matthew 4:19, “Come, follow Me and I will make you f ishers of men.” Therefore, we def ine a disciple as one who is committed to... Abiding in Jesus
Being changed by Jesus
Being on mission for Jesus
4. BEING A PART OF A LOCAL CHURCH
Partnering communicates devotion to God, His Word, & His Church And they devoted themselves to the apostlesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. And awe came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were being done through the apostles. And all who believed were together and had all things in common. - Acts 2: 42-44
Partnering reflects belonging to a family So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God. - Ephesians 2:19
Partnering encourages accountability & support Brothers and sisters, if anyone is caught in any transgression, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness. Keep watch on yourself, lest you too be tempted. Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. - Galatians 6:1-2
Partnering helps identify "the flock" So I exhort the elders among you, as a fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, as well as a partaker in the glory that is going to be revealed: shepherd the flock of God that is among you. - 1 Peter 5:1-2
Partnering means we are strategically deployed on mission All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age. - Matthew 26: 18-20
But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth. - Acts 1:7
5. TABLE DISCUSSION My Story • Salvation • Baptism Connection Groups Serving, Leading, Going…
JOIN A CONNECTION GROUP
SUN DAY M O RNI NG
MEN’S GROUP (50 - 70’s) Carl Ernst Room 223
(Birth - Pre K)
(K - 4th Grade)
(60 - 70’s Co-Ed) Max Graber, Bob Klenzendorf Room 214
(7th - 12th Grade) TJ Lewis, LC Loft
(60 - 80’s Co-Ed) Bob + Judy Wood Room 224
(60 - 70’s Co-Ed) JB Wright Room 228
(60 - 80’s Co-Ed) Herb Sitz, Nancy Carver & Rayella Johnson Room 215
(5th - 6th Grade)
(20 - 30’s Co-Ed Young Adults) Jonathan & Enjole Delgado Room 219
YOUNG PROFESSIONALS (20 - 30’s Co-Ed) David & Misty Chase Room 126
(30 - 40’s Co-Ed) Maurice & Amanda Ahern Room 221
FAMILIES R US (20 - 40’s Co-Ed) Chris & Alissa Wyatt Room 102
NEWLY MARRIED CONNECTIONS
(Engaged - 3yrs of Marriage) Montgomery & Trimble Room 101
(40 - 60’s Co-Ed) Murray & Ramona Sombrio Room 227
(30 - 50’s Co-Ed) Wes & Danette Thrush Room 224
(Ladies All Ages) Sharon Koenig, Kristen Babek and Sharon Terry Room 222
BAND OF BELIEVERS
(30 - 40’s Co-Ed) Alan & Sara Branch Room 228
Families in Training (30 - 50’s Co-Ed) Duane Damon, Lance McCutchen Room 230
(30 - 50’s Co-Ed) Eric & Jocelyn Greenman Room 127
(20 - 50’s Co-Ed) David & Sue Flahaut Room 214
(20 - 50’s Co-Ed) Rob Pawley, Bruce Austin Room 223
(50 - 70’s Co-Ed) David Muzzy Room 229
(50 - 60’s Co-Ed) Norris Patterson, Becky Abernathy Room 129
BREWER GROUP (50 - 70’s Co-Ed) Del Brewer Room 225
(70 - 80’s Co-Ed) Gayle Crysel, Marty Swaze Room 215
IN CASE OF EVACUATION Children & Parents will meet at the LC Recreation Fields 15
join our team Help us make a great first impression.
IN THE PARKING LOT
AT THE NEXT STEPS KIOSK
AS A DOOR GREETER
IN RECREATION MINISTRY
We are usually the first group our members and guests see on a Sunday. We offer a friendly smile, wave, and hello to all. We would love for you to drive the carts with us.
We would love for you to join us in passing out bulletins and welcoming people as they enter the building. If guests need assistance finding their way around, we are here to help.
Our goal is to help you discover your next steps here at Lake Church. We can connect you to a connection group or ministry team and provide resources for your spiritual development.
We utilize sports and exercise to engage the community. If you enjoy coaching and connection with people through the common love of sports, this might be the place for you.
AS AN USHER
We are stationed around the worship center ready to help guests find a seat. We are the group helping collect the offering and joyfully assisting with whatever is needed.
WE LOVE TO GIVE Jesus taught love is evident in the way we spend our money. Here at Lake Church, we seek to live by our church's purpose statement: Glorify God. Pursue People. We believe to fully Glorify God, a financial commitment is involved. God sacrificed His only Son, so as believers, we sacrifice our time, talents, and money to him. This sacrificial giving is what allows the church to pursue people. We see this in Psalms 24:1, Malachi 3:8-10, and 2 Corinthians 8-9.
LAKE CHURCH & THE SOUTHERN BAPTIST COOPERATIVE PROGRAM
2 WAYS YOU CAN GIVE OFFERING ENVELOPE check or cash
The cooperative program is a joint effort of Southern Baptist churches across the United States to fund mission endeavors we as an individual church could not support on our own. Cooperative dollars support and fund over 5000 full-time and 3000 part-time missionaries-in over 125 countries and over 200 missionaries across North America. Half of these funds go to the International Mission Board for overseas mission work. The other half of the funds go to the North American Mission Board and other Southern Baptist entities.
THE LAKE COVENANT Who we are
e are a people committed to Jesus Christ through prayer, discipleship, radiant hospitality, planting churches, and transforming communities. Because of this, we worship together regularly with our brothers and sisters in Christ at Lake Church. We uphold Lake Church's doctrinal beliefs and joyfully support the church through generous offerings. We pray for each other: the unity, health, and growth of our church. We are active in our connection groups and encourage others, always seeking to relentlessly resolve relational conďŹ&#x201A;ict. We develop and disciple one another to lead and serve in ministry. We share the gospel in practical and verbal ways, expressing Biblical hospitality as we serve our church, our neighborhoods, and the nations. We would love for you to join us in this calling.
GLORIFY GOD. PURSUE PEOPLE.