The Bible Church of the Lakes is a body of believers in Christ. The primary emphasis is on teaching God’s Word. This teaching, in turn, provides for God’s working in and through us for His good pleasure. (2 Tim. 2:15: Study to show yourself approved unto God, a workman that need not be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of Truth)
We teach Categorically: Particular topics, or teachings of Scripture, are developed according to the entire revealed Word of God. We correlate each individual doctrine to other doctrines in Scripture, and to the overall revelation of God’s Word. For example, the Doctrine of Soteriology (salvation), would have several other doctrines included within and related to it, such as Redemption, Justification, Reconciliation, etc. An accurate interpretation of any portion of Scripture is impossible without an understanding of how that portion relates to the entire body of Scriptures.
We teach Exegetically: An accurate interpretation of God’s Word must include an accurate understanding of the meaning when written to the original audience of each particular passage of Scripture.
Affiliation: The Bible Church of the Lakes is an independent local church, denominationally unaffiliated. Our services center on the teaching of the Bible. Hundreds of independent local churches exist today, proclaiming as we do, historic Biblical Christianity. We desire to teach the Bible, encourage each other in the faith, and spread the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Beliefs: We believe that salvation is by grace through faith alone in Jesus Christ, and is the work of God apart from human works or merit. (Eph. 2:8-9 for by grace you have been saved through faith, and not of yourselves, it is the gift of God, not as a result of works, than no one may boast). In doctrine, we are grace-oriented, premillennial, and dispensational.
Finances: The Bible Church of the Lakes is financed through volitional, grace giving of its members and supporters. No one is ever asked or pressured to give. We do not resort to pledges, assessments, tithes, or promises to raise funds. We do look by faith to God the Father alone to supply all the needs of our church.