About The Lake Church
We are glad you have found us! The Lake Church is an independent community church serving Lake San Marcos and nearby for nearly 60 years!
It is a privilege to have you worship with us. We hope your faith will be strengthened and your interest in God’s Word will grow as a result of your time with us. Our ministry focus is simple. We aim to know God and help people to grow spiritually. We do this through practical Bible teaching, meaningful worship and creating a host of opportunities for significant and supportive relationships. Leading people to become devoted Followers of Jesus Christ is our mission, so we invite you to join us wherever you may find yourself today on your spiritual journey.
The Lake Church is full of joyful people look forward to welcoming YOU!
Pastor Jim and Debbie Brown
Mission & Purpose
Loving God and loving others.
What we’ve been doing as a church for over 60 years:
- Encouraging others to follow Jesus.
- Supporting local organizations which help the needy in our area.
- Ministering to our church family in Body – Mind and Spirit.
How We Do Ministry
- Loving Relationships: Acceptance, caring for others, forgiving
- Meaningful Worship: vibrant, heartfelt, reflective
- Small Groups for spiritual growth and relationship building
What We Believe
• The Bible is the Word of God
We affirm the divine inspiration, truthfulness and authority of both Old and New Testament Scriptures in their entirety as the only written word of God, without error in all that it affirms, and the only infallible rule of faith and practice. We also affirm the power of God’s word to accomplish his purpose of salvation. The message of the Bible is addressed to all men and women. For God’s revelation in Christ and in Scripture is unchangeable. Through it the Holy Spirit still speaks today. He illumines the minds of God’s people in every culture to perceive its truth freshly through their own eyes and thus discloses to the whole Church ever more of the many-colored wisdom of God. II Tim. 3:16; II Pet. 1:21; John 10:35
We affirm that there is only one Saviour and only one gospel, although there is a wide diversity of evangelistic approaches. We recognise that everyone has some knowledge of God through his general revelation in nature. But we deny that this can save, for people suppress the truth by their unrighteousness. We also reject as derogatory to Christ and the gospel every kind of syncretism and dialogue which implies that Christ speaks equally through all religions and ideologies. Jesus Christ, being himself the only God-man, who gave himself as the only ransom for sinners, is the only mediator between God and people. There is no other name by which we must be saved. All men and women are perishing because of sin, but God loves everyone, not wishing that any should perish but that all should repent. Yet those who reject Christ repudiate the joy of salvation and condemn themselves to eternal separation from God. To proclaim Jesus as “the Saviour of the world” is not to affirm that all people are either automatically or ultimately saved, still less to affirm that all religions offer salvation in Christ. Rather it is to proclaim God’s love for a world of sinners and to invite everyone to respond to him as Saviour and Lord in the wholehearted personal commitment of repentance and faith. Jesus Christ has been exalted above every other name; we long for the day when every knee shall bow to him and every tongue shall confess him Lord. Gal. 1:6-9; Rom. 1:18-32; I Tim. 2:5,6; Acts 4:12