Frequently Asked Questions
When do you meet?
Worship: 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
Adult Bible Fellowship: 9:15 a.m.
Rooted: Teens: 9:15 a.m.
(Children's ministries are available during every service)
Adult Prayer Meeting: 7 p.m.
Rooted: Teens: 7 p.m.
Truth Trackers: 7 p.m.
What should I expect?
Expect a warm greeting, directions for where to go, the public reading of Scripture, God-honoring musical worship, and a substantial sermon from God’s Word.
What about my children?
Sunday School is available at 9:15 a.m. Sunday. The children begin in the main auditorium with their parents. They are dismissed before the sermon for a Kid’s Church time teaching children at their level. Each of our classes are staffed by trained and carefully screened volunteers.
What about my younger children?
Nursery services are available for all Sunday morning activities. Our nursery staff is trained, caring, and carefully screened.
How should I dress?
Our chief concern is that you come, not what you wear when you do! While the pastors are typically dressed in more traditional Sunday clothing, others opt for a more casual or “business casual” look.
Why the name 'Lakewood'?
Pastor Dave and Emiley chose Lakewood in order to communicate that we are a church with a heart for our community, i.e. “Lake Country.”
What does 'Baptist' mean?
Lakewood is not a part of any baptist denomination or alliance; rather, our baptist name is intended to simply identify us with the following historic baptist beliefs:
- That the Bible is our only authority.
- That official church membership should be reserved for those who have been saved (i.e. believed the gospel) and Scripturally baptized.
- That churches should be autonomous. This means that a baptist church does not answer to a bishop or to a denominational board of directors. A baptist church is directly accountable to Jesus Christ and then to its membership as a whole.
- That every believer is a priest before God. In other words, believers do not need anyone to go to God on our behalf. Because Jesus has made for us a new and living way, we can approach God with boldness based upon the work of Jesus Christ alone.
- That churches should practice two ordinances, baptism and the Lord’s supper, but that these are not required for salvation. Baptism is a public declaration that one has believed the gospel and is a picture of that reality. The Lord’s supper is a time of memorial, examination, and celebration as the church commemorates the death of the Lord. Partaking in the Lord’s supper or being baptized, however, does nothing to contribute to an individual’s salvation.
- That believers possess individual soul liberty; in other words, each believer is alone answerable to God for his actions.
- That the church should be organized by two elected offices, pastor and deacon. Deacons are elected to serve the body, while pastors are elected to oversee and shepherd.