Plan a Visit
Thank you for considering joining us one of these upcoming Saturdays. You are very welcome to join us or just come for a visit.
When you arrive, you are welcome to park your car on our car park, or when the car park is full a sign will be put up (usually around 11am) and you would be able to park alongside Shearwater Drive, which is the road that is facing the front of our Church.
When you walk through the front entrance you will not feel awkward because you will be made welcome by our members and shown directions.
When you walk through the lobby towards the main auditorium the toilets will be on the left if you need to go at any time during the morning.
Arriving at 9:30am - Bible Study
Arriving at 11:00am - Main Service
When you enter the main auditorium you are welcome to sit down anywhere you desire. You will be invited to sing a song and then the speaker up the front will share a small introduction.
Afterwards every one will separate into smaller classes around the room and you are welcome to join any one of them. There are special other classes in the rooms out the back for Little kids, Primary Kids, Teens and the Youth where you are also invited to join so you or your loved ones will be more interested.
You will generally be introduced to the group and then we will have an open-minded discussion. Each Saturday we look at a particular topic. You are welcome to participate or just listen along. The discussion usually opens and closes with a prayer.
During the Discussion a small bag will be passed around for optional donations for various causes. You are welcome to ask for more information about the cause from your discussion group leader. You will notice that not every one donates and you are welcome not to donate too.
When the discussion is finished around 10:45 you are welcome to hang around your newly created friends while you wait for the main service.
When you enter the main auditorium our volunteers will guide you some spare seats remaining in the venue and they will try their best to find seats right next to each other so your family isn't separated. You are also welcome to sit down anywhere you desire.
Various speakers will deliver some announcements and the service will begin. Feel assured that you will defiantly be welcomed by our members. The service consists of songs, a story for your kids and a pastors message to the congregation.
After the service is over you are welcome to hang around to bond with your newly created friends and also ask questions if you have any. Each month (generally the first Sabbath of each month) we have a lunch straight after the service. You are welcome to bring something to share or just enjoy the food that has being provided for you. The best part is that it's free and you get to hang out and bond closer with others.
Once again, we are absolutely sure that you'll be welcome.
What to Wear?
You can come as you are! There is no particular dress code for our service. As long as you are comfortable we are happy!
Linking back to 'what this means for you'...
Most importantly, you're always welcome. We're saving a seat for you. Wherever you're at in your faith journey, you'll always be accepted as part of the Lakeside family. You won't be met with shame, guilt, or condemnation. Our Church is filled with completely imperfect people, so no matter who you are, we accept you the way you are.
You matter to God, You matter to Us.
This is the general structure of our Services...
Teens (ages 14-17)
Juniors (ages 10-13)
Primary (ages 5-9)
Beginners (for parents with infants 0-4 yrs)
Youth (ages 18 - 30)
Adults (ages 30+)
Sabbath school starts at 9.30 a.m. It's a time where we can discuss the teachings of the Bible and socialise with each other. Your kids will be kept busy with songs, crafts, quizzes, games, and Bible stories. We have classes for all age groups.
The church service starts at 11.00 a.m. on Saturday. It is a time where we can unite together, gather strength from the Word of God and learn more about God.
Following is an example of a typical weekly church services -
Song Service - singing of contemporary Christian songs or hymns and praises to God.
Offering - for local running costs or mission projects.
Children's Story - a short story is told to teach the children about an aspect of the Bible.
Special Item - This can be a musical item or even a drama performance on an aspect or story in the Bible.
Scripture Reading - a passage of the Bible is read that is relevant to the sermon
The message - The local pastor or a guest speaker will share a message with the congregation on God's Word
Benediction - the preacher closes the service with prayer.
Lunch - some weeks our church has a free lunch (yes, there is such a thing!) so you can meet new people or catch up with friends.