It's all about Jesus!
Lakeland Bible Church exists as a local body of born again believers who seek to glorify God by spreading a passion for the sufficiency and supremacy of Jesus Christ in all things.
The vision God has given us for Lakeland Bible Church is to become a growing family consisting of new believers and mature saints who have a passion to know Christ and glorify Him by:
Communicating the Word of God to edify, equip, exhort and encourage believers to live for Christ.
Yielding to the leading, sanctifying and empowering work of the Holy Spirit.
Reaching the lost locally and worldwide by boldly and effectively making Christ known in word and deed.
Gathering together for vibrant and meaningful worship in “spirit and truth”.
Showing the love of Christ to all people but especially to one another in practical ways.
Building strong relationships that will transcend all racial, generational & cultural barriers.
Developing and appointing the next generation of leaders through personal mentoring & discipleship.
Training and sending out missionaries into the world as an extension of our ministry.
Helping families to build godly values in the home by providing support and training for marital and parental success.
Investing in our children and youth so that they learn and experience the joy of a relationship with Jesus Christ and serving Him.
Serving together in love and unity, working as a team to do God’s will.
Planning for the future to effectively and relevantly represent and serve our never changing Savior in an ever changing world.
OUR CORE VALUES
Lakeland Bible Church has identified seven basic core values which provide the basis for the activities and the ministries of our church. We believe these to be the guiding biblical principles for decision making, activities and ministry. We are:
Christ-centered - Christ is pre-eminent in all things; therefore His Person and work is the focal point of our teaching, worship and ministry. (Col.1:18)
Bible-based - We believe the Bible is God's Word to man; therefore we consistently and systematically teach the living Word of God as our only authority for life and faith. (2 Tim.3:16)
Spirit-led - We submit to the Holy Spirit for direction and empowerment in character and service. (Rom.8:14)
Prayer-powered - We seek God through prayer as an expression of total dependence upon God. (1 Tim.2:1-8)
Love-related - We promote loving relationships toward God and for all people for whom Christ died. (Matt.22:36-40)
Disciple-making - We obey the Great Commission through evangelism, missions and discipleship. (Matt.28:19,20)
Faith-living - We seek to please God by trusting Him for salvation, daily provision and our future hope. (Heb.11:6)