Lakeshore Road Baptist Church did not just begin as a new church start in June of 2004. Lakeshore Road Baptist Church began decades ago as a vision for worshiping the Lord Jesus and expanding His Kingdom. As you go through these pages, our hope is that two words will follow you from this site to wherever you go - KINGDOM and LIFE. Here at LRBC we are serious about being a Kingdom focused church, and about the life that is found in the King - King Jesus that is. LRBCLIFE.COM was created not just for our church family and others to see what is happening in the life of Lakeshore Road Baptist Church, but also that everyone may have the opportunity to find LIFE in Jesus. We want to serve you, for His Kingdom's sake, that you might find LIFE in Jesus, the giver of eternal and abundant life.
LIVE THE VISION
We desire to Glorify God (bring Him honor, to raise His name higher) in everything we do as a church, as a family, and as individuals.
"So, whether you eat of drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God." 1 Corinthians 10:31
We desire to develop a healthy Gospel-Centered Community. The Gospel connects us as a Community of Lakeshore Road Baptist Church and it drives us to keep it at the center of all we do.
"For the love of Christ controls us, because we have concluded this: that one has died for all, therefore all have died; and he died for all, that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for him who for their sake died and was raised." 2 Corinthians 5:14-15
We desire to be and to make disciples of Jesus Christ. We won't settle for the surface, but dive deep into His Word so we can grow stronger in our relationship with Christ.
Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you." Matthew 28:19-20a
One on One: One on One discipleship - Each of us should pray that God would lead us to someone to invest our lives in, to encourage and help them grow in their walk with Jesus.
- Large Group: Sunday services, Wednesday Night University
- Small Group: Men on Monday, Women's small group, Student Ministry, Children's Ministry
We desire to reach the nations for Jesus Christ. We will use the gifts God has given us to go across the street and around the world to take the good news of Jesus Christ to ALL who will listen.
"Thus it is written, that the Christ should suffer and on the third day rise from the dead, and that repentance and forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem." Luke 24:47
- Live as a missionary at Home, Work, and Play
- Give - We will give through our tithes and offerings to spread the Gospel at home and around the World
--Loving Lakeway (local missions) - Ongoing (minimum quarterly)
--TN/US missions - yearly
--International missions - every other year
- Send - Raise up a generation that has a heart for missions and Send them out to fulfill the Great Commission.
The Word of God
The Word of God is our foundation for all that we do as a church, as families, and as individuals.
"All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work." 2 Timothy 3:16-17
...To glorify God in all we do by, creating a Gospel centered community that is making disciples of all ages, who will go across the street and around the world to share the gospel and make disciples.
Lakeshore Road Baptist Church is associated with the Southern Baptist Convention. While each Southern Baptist congregation is an autonomous body unto itself, we adhere to a statement of generally held convictions called The Baptist Faith and Message. (This link will take you to the Southern Baptist Convention website and the complete information on The Baptist Faith and Message.)