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Thanksgiving Eve Service
Wed, Nov. 24 | 7:00pm
Worship Center
A special offering will be collected for the local Food Shelf and Options for Women.

Stephen Ministry Training
Lakes Free Church’s Stephen Ministry will be starting a new training group this coming January. The distinctively Christian 50 hours of training will prepare you to give one-to-one caring support to a person going through a challenging time in life. Please stop by Next Steps to talk to a Stephen Ministry representative for more information, or to fill out an application.

Are you looking for a fun opportunity to serve at Lakes Free?
Our Hospitality Team needs support. We are looking for friendly people to serve as greeters, at our Next Steps desk, and at the Café. It’s a great way to connect with all those that walk through our doors on a Sunday morning! Volunteers can be scheduled on a flexible serving rotation. If interested in learning more about this ministry, please contact Stefanie Anderson.

Worldview You
Monday, Nov. 29 | 7:00pm
Worship Center
Our world needs confident ambassadors of Jesus Christ. Are you prepared? Are you ready with an answer? Join Pastor Jason as he equips us to respond to some of today’s most pressing issues and questions. This month’s topic: The Church in a Post-Christian Culture, Part 2

Worldview You PLUS
MS & HS Students
Monday, Nov. 29 | 5:00-8:00pm
Join us for open Youth Center and FREE pizza dinner (5-6:30pm) and our Worldview You event in the Worship Center at 6:30pm.
RSVP here

Student Challenge Conference
Current 8th grade & up
Kansas City, MO
Trip dates: July 3-8, 2022
Cost: $650
Register here by Dec. 19

HS New Year’s Night Out
Friday, Dec. 31 | 2:00pm-1:00am
Cost: $40
Activities include: Oval Ice-skating rink, Pizza Ranch, Movie (American Underdog at Emagine theater), Bowling at Splitrocks
Register here by Dec. 22

God’s Recipe for a Healthy Church

1 Peter 5:1-5


1 Peter 5:1-5


God’s recipe for a healthy church:


  1. Godly shepherds


The Elder’s oversight should be:

  1. Willing
  2. Pure
  3. Exemplary


  1. Humble sheep


  1. Elders
  2. Young People
  3. Congregation


“God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”


Why does God oppose the proud?

– Pride is the antithesis of who God is (God is love/agape, ex. Jesus)

– Pride is rebellion against our Maker (i.e. saying we know better)

– Pride is destructive to relationships with others

– Pride is a betrayal of our gospel calling (Mt. 28:18-20)


“grace” = charis (kindness, good will, favor, benevolence)


Psalm 23


Sermon Discussion Questions 

Questions for Reflection:

  1. What are ways that God’s provision thru Godly Leadership has impacted you?
  2. What are areas that you recognize you struggle to be subject with while following Godly Leadership?


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