What To Expect


  • Worship
    • When we gather together for worship, we sings songs of praise to the Lord, petition Him in prayer, worship Him through our giving, and listen to God’s Word as it is taught.  
  • Singing
    • Singing and music is an important part of worship.  We sing songs to the Lord as a congregation, together.  Psalm 106:12 says, “Then they believed his words; they sang his praises.”  Singing is a command the entire congregation must obey, not just a few talented singers or musicians.  
    • We believe that music and singing stirs up and expresses God-glorifying emotions (Ephesians 5:18-19), helps reflect the glory of God (Zephaniah 3:17), aides us in remembering God’s truth (Deuteronomy 31:19-22), expresses unity in the body (Ephesians 5:19; Colossians 3:16), and allows Christ to praise the Father through us (cf. Hebrews 2:11-13).
    • We sing a variety of genres, anything from old hymns to praise and worship.
  • Child Care
    • We provide a nursery for children 3 years of age and under.
    • We have a children’s church program that takes place during the worship gathering for ages 4-8. 
  • Money
    • Will a visitor be expected to give?  No!  When we worship God through our offering, we attempt to make it clear that visitors are not expected to give.  We believe that members of a local church are responsible for giving to their church.
  • Preaching
    • The preaching of the Word of God is the most important part of our worship.  Preaching at Lakeville is expositional.  Each Sunday, we hear a sermon in which the topic and divisions of the sermon flow from the text of scripture being studied.  The main idea of the sermon is the main idea of the text.  The text is read, dissected, and presented to the hearer.  
    • Preaching through the Bible one book, one paragraph, and one verse at a time assures us that the content of the message comes from scripture; that the pastor preaches the entire counsel of God; and that the pastor doesn’t avoid “hard texts” and difficult truths (he must preach them as he comes to them in the text).  Thus, we believe our congregation will grow spiritually as a result.