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Create a Rule of Life

Rule of Life You can find a PDF of this resource here, and a Word document here. The tool we are practicing as we explore abiding with Jesus is called a Rule of Life. It’s a guide consisting of boundaries, habits and rhythms. We commit to and explore these to flourish in our discipleship to Jesus. The Rule of Life and abiding is the first step in the Transformation Trek. A Rule of Life is like a trellis in a…

Our focus in 2024

Our faith isn’t perfect. We haven’t achieved everything. We are still a work in progress. Rather than resting on the past or holding on to what we have, let’s put everything on the line again for Jesus. Brothers and sisters, as I said, I know I have not arrived; but there’s one thing I am doing: I’m leaving my old life behind, putting everything on the line for this mission.Philippians 3:13 (The Voice) Our mission statement is still: Love people…

Christmas in Cairns 2023

Celebrate Christmas in Cairns with us! Looking for a Christmas service in Cairns this year? Please celebrate with us at The Lakes Church. Join us for a one-hour reflective service at 5.30pm on Christmas Eve. 5.30pm on Christmas Eve (Sunday 24th December) On Sunday 24th December we will have a special 5.30pm service only. We’ll spend time in reflection and anticipation of Jesus our King. Your children will stay with you during the service and we’ll have activity packs available…

Carols for Kids 2023

Carols for Kids 2023 Carols for Kids is sold out. But you can still watch the carols online from 5.30pm at www.thelakes.church/youtube You can plan to join us on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day for special one-hour services (no tickets required). On Christmas Eve at 5.30pm we will have a reflective service and on Christmas Day at 9.30am we will have a celebration service. Find out more and plan your visit here. Celebrate the Christmas season in Cairns with Carols for Kids!  This wonderful free family…

Scott Darlow in Cairns

Join us on Sunday 8th October 2023 to hear special guest Scott Darlow! Scott will be speaking and playing some of his songs at our 9.30am and 5.30pm services. Scott is a passionate Indigenous activist, regularly speaking across Australia about his indigenous culture, Australian history, racial tolerance, harmony and important social matters. He is also a versatile singer-songwriter, guitarist, and didgeridoo player who has sold more than 50,000 albums worldwide and has extensively toured Australia, Asia and the USA. At…

Cairns to the Cape 2023

Cairns to the Cape 2023 is completed! In late October we delivered 48 buckets filled with fishing gear to Churches of Christ, ready for transportation to foster families. Thank you so much to everyone who participated to make this possible. Cairns to the Cape We are excited to be partnering with Churches of Christ for our Cairns to the Cape Christmas appeal! Help us bring joy to children, young people, foster and kinship carers across Cape York this Christmas. This…

What About is now available as an audiobook

This week the audiobook launches for ‘What About’! This book was initially written as an extension to a message series at The Lakes Church. Now you can listen to ‘What About’, read by the authors, Geoff & Laura Snook. Get a copy on Audible and listen while you’re walking, driving or working. If you prefer to read, you can get a copy on Kindle or order a printed copy. You can also buy printed copies from The Lakes Church on…

Our vision

Vision series 2021 What is God’s vision for our church? After several months of exploring this question we are ready to move ahead with clarity and purpose. In this series we will unpack our vision: “to be a church that is devoted to lifelong growth, healthy relationships, warm hospitality, walking with the wounded and introducing people to Jesus.” In each message we’ll explore the biblical basis for this vision statement and we’ll invite you to consider what this means for…