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‘When life gets tough’ series

When life gets tough Wisdom from the book of James Why is life so hard at the moment? Why can’t it be easier? In the New Testament book of James we find incredible wisdom about tackling difficult times in our lives. In this series we’ll look at James’ guide to life in areas like suffering, temptation, comparison, arguments and conflict. Each week you’ll find an honest look at life’s most painful moments along with some practical ways that our faith…

Putting your faith into action series

Having faith in Jesus naturally leads to a concern for others. Not just others in the church, but all people. The Apostle Paul wrote that we should have the same attitude that Jesus had – not just looking out for our own interests but taking an interest in others, too. This series will spark a desire within you to follow Jesus by putting your faith into action for the benefit of other people. We’ll share encouragement and practical suggestions in…

MESSIAH series 2022

Messiah Jesus, the Old Testament and the Early Church When Jesus came he wasn’t what most people were expecting. Even today Jesus isn’t the kind of Messiah that we might expect. He didn’t fight or win or become powerful, but instead died as a criminal. The apostles and teachers in the early church looked back at the Old Testament and were able to better understand Jesus as God’s promised Messiah. In this series we’ll explore Jesus through the lens of…

Breath of God series 2022

Breath of God The Holy Spirit through history The original words used in the Bible for the Holy Spirit are Ruach (Old Testament) and Pneuma (New Testament). These words are also used to describe breath and wind. By exploring the breath, wind and Spirit of God throughout the Bible we’ll understand better how he wants to work in our lives today. 9.30am + 5.30pm on Sunday July 3rd, 10th and 17th.

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…

The Lack Nothing Life series 2022

The Lack Nothing Life: Psalm 23 We often feel like we don’t have enough. “I don’t have enough time.” “I don’t have enough money.” “I don’t have enough friendship.” Despite the fact that we live in a culture with more than anyone has ever had, we feel like we’re missing out. One of the most famous poems in history, Psalm 23, presents us with a different way to live. Imagine going through life thinking, “I actually do have enough. I…

NT90 : The New Testament in 90 Days

NT90: the New Testament in 90 days From January 16 we’re going to read the New Testament together…in 90 days. This might sound impossible, but all it takes is about 3 chapters a day. Depending on your reading speed this will only take you around 10-20 minutes each day. For those of you who don’t like reading, you can listen to the chapters each day on the Bible app. On day 66 of the NT90 plan (in mid-March) we’ll read…

My Favourite Psalm series

The Old Testament book of Psalms is full of joyful laughter, heavy-hearted weeping and awe-inspiring praise. No matter where you find yourself, the psalms apply to you. In many ways they give words to your experience and speak on your behalf. Ultimately, every psalm engages your heart and mind to find your trust in God alone. Join us over these three weeks as three different people share their favourite psalm. Sunday 26th December – 9.30am service only – Kate Cathcart…

Crazy Stupid Love series 2021

Crazy Stupid Love Our lives are full of relationships – best friends, spouses, exes, neighbours, co-workers – and those relationships can be complicated. Relationships are messy, and love can be hard. So how do we have good ones? And get over bad ones? During this series, we’ll talk about how to develop strong and thriving relationships in every area of your life. Crazy Stupid Love comes with a discussion guide for small groups to use each week. This series was…

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…