Who We Are
Religion that is pure and undefiled before God the Father is this: to visit orphans and windows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world. James 1:27
James 1:27 is our missions statement at Lake Country Christian Church. We love God, so we strive for moral purity. We love people, so we seek ways to care for the local community, those suffering overseas, and to care for the environment.
We Value God and His Word
The Glory of God is very important to us at Lake County Christian Church. We seek to draw positive attention toward God in everything we do (1 Corinthians 10:31}. This is key to our own happiness as well. We desire for God to be glorified in all nations on earth, so we support and send missionaries there.
We Value People
We value people so we serve the community and share the gospel. If we see a need in the community, it's our joy to fill it. Also, because following Jesus is the only way to spend eternity with God in heaven, it is important to us that we send missionaries to the unreached people groups.
We Value Family
God values family so we value family. Not only do we minister to children and youth as a congregation, but we make it a priority to equip parents to train their children in the way they should go and to have a strong marriage.
Who We are
The Christian Church/Church of Christ churches grew out of the Reformation movement which was a movement that sought to restore the church to the New Testament.
The Reformation movement focused on unity among Bible-believing Christians by moving away from manmade divisions and traditions in the church and toward the early church as described in the book of Acts. Two important quotes of the Christian Church are "We are Christians only, but not the only Christians" and "We have no creed but Christ, no book but the Bible, no name but the name Christian."
In a time when each denomination believed they were the only true Christians, the Christian Churches began celebrating an open communion weekly to show unity among the denominations.
"For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord's death until he comes."
1 Corinthians 11:26
Another important doctrine in Christian Churches is full submersion baptism as was practiced by the early church.
"Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life. For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we shall certainly be united with him in resurrection like his. We know that our old self was crucified with him in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin." Romans 6:3-6
Finally, each Christian Church assembly is independent and under the authority of the local eldership.