THE LAKES CHURCH
"Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit - just as you were called - one hope, one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all."
in NON- essentials:
"So then, let us aim for harmony in the church and try to build each other up."
"A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another."
We believe in the Triune God— God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.
God the Father is the creator of all things visible and invisible. He is sovereign and loves all people.
God the Son (Jesus Christ) is God incarnate, born of a virgin, who died on the cross for all sins, was buried, and was raised from the dead on the third day. He ascended into Heaven and will return to earth to judge both the living and the dead.
God the Holy Spirit is an active and operating part of the Trinity who dwells in every Christian.
We believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God
We believe that salvation is a free gift of God by grace through faith
We believe that baptism is the next step for all who believe
We believe in the Lord's communion
We believe in the Church
We believe Jesus is coming again