Lakeside is a church alive and fresh in the Holy Spirit. We are intentional about being a multi-cultural family that values everyone as chosen. We are passionate about the gospel and like the parable of the hidden treasure, a church that expresses Gods amazing love that cannot be hidden under a bush.
We believe in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments in their original writing as fully inspired of God and accept them as the supreme and final authority for faith, life and the governance of this Church.
We believe in one God, eternally existing in three Persons – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
We believe that Jesus Christ was begotten of the Father, conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary and is true God and true man.
We believe that God created man in His own image; that man sinned and thereby incurred the penalty of sin which is death, physical and spiritual; that all human beings inherit a sinful nature which issues (in the cases of those who reach moral responsibility) in actual transgression involving personal guilt.
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins a substitutionary sacrifice per the Scriptures and that all who believe in Him are justified on the grounds of His shed blood.
We believe in the bodily resurrection of the Lord Jesus, His ascension into Heaven, and His present life as our High Priest and Advocate.
We believe in the personal return of the Lord Jesus Christ.
We believe that all who repent of their sin and receive the Lord Jesus Christ by faith are born again of the Holy Spirit and thereby become children of God.
We believe in the baptism in the Holy Spirit, empowering and equipping believers for service, with the accompanying evidence of tongues and supernatural gifts of the Spirit.
We believe in the divinely ordained ministries of Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist, Pastor and Teacher.
We believe in the priesthood of all believers.
We believe in the resurrection of both the just and the unjust, the eternal blessedness of the redeemed and the eternal banishment of those who have rejected the merciful offer of salvation.
We believe in and subscribe to the Biblical principle of heterosexual relationships between a natural man and a natural woman and that this is the only marriage relationship that constitutes holy matrimony in the sight of God.
We believe in the ordained ministry of Elders (Spiritual oversight) and Deacons (Church board). We believe that Elders carry the responsibility to protect and care for the spiritual needs of LCC. Protecting His Church from all harm and divisive behaviour is a primary function of oversight and care of the members. Where necessary the oversight must carry out Biblical discipline for the protection of the local Church.
We believe that the one true Church is the whole company of those who have been redeemed by Jesus Christ and regenerated by the Holy Spirit, that the local Church on earth should take its character from this conception of the Church and therefore that the new birth and personal confession of Christ are essentials of Church membership.
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ appointed two ordinances – Baptism in water and the Lord’s Supper – to be observed as acts of obedience and as perpetual witnesses to the cardinal facts of the Christian faith; that Baptism is the immersion of the believer in water as a confession of identification with Christ in burial and resurrection and that the Lord’s Supper is the partaking of the emblems symbolic of the Saviour’s broken body and shed blood, In remembrance of His sacrificial death, till He comes.
We believe that divine healing was provided for in the Old and New Testament and is an integral part of the Gospel.
We believe the Bible teaches that without holiness no man can see the Lord.
We believe in the doctrine of sanctification as definite, yet progressive work of grace, commencing at the time of the new birth and continuing until the consummation of salvation.