What We Believe
The following are the core beliefs of Lake Shore Church based on the foundational truths taught in the Bible.
The Bible is the inspired, inerrant Word of God, the revelation of God to man, the infallible, authoritative rule of faith and conduct.
The one true God has revealed Himself as the eternally self-existent "I AM," the Creator of heaven and earth and the Redeemer of mankind. He has further revealed Himself as embodying the principles of relationship and association as Father, Son and Holy Spirit—one God, three persons.
Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God. He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, performed miracles, died on the cross for the forgiveness of sins, rose bodily from the dead, ascended to heaven, and will return again in power and glory.
The Holy Spirit equips believers with spiritual gifts for the purpose of building up the body of Christ and advancing the Kingdom of God.
Salvation is a gift of God's grace and is received through repentance toward God and faith toward the Lord Jesus Christ. Man's only hope of redemption is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ the Son of God.
The Church is the Body of Christ, the habitation of God through the Spirit, with divine appointments for the fulfillment of her great commission.
Water baptism by immersion is an outward expression of one's faith in Jesus Christ. It symbolizes the believer's identification with Christ's death, burial, and resurrection.
Communion, also known as the Lord's Supper, commemorates the sacrificial death of Jesus Christ and the new covenant He established.
The Second Coming of Christ includes the rapture of the saints, which is our blessed hope, followed by the visible return of Christ with His saints to reign on earth for one thousand years.
Those who have received salvation through faith in Jesus Christ will spend eternity in the presence of God, while those who reject Him will experience eternal separation from God.