Vision of Lakemont 

The Vision of Lakemont Presbyterian Church
The vision of Lakemont Presbyterian Church is to make disciples who are growing in Christ-likeness, knowledge of God's Word, and a commitment to kingdom service.

A disciple is simply someone who follows the Lord Jesus Christ. A disciple follows Jesus' teachings, his devotion and obedience to the Father, and his redeeming love for others. Therefor, the primary way we make disciples is by proclaiming the gospel of Jesus, which is the good news that through Jesus we can have peace with God (Rom 5:1-2).

Since hearing, understanding, and appreciating the gospel is vital for discipleship, we proclaim the gospel in many ways.
  • We proclaim the gospel during worship. In Sunday worship we rehearse, remember, and rejoice at what God has done for us in Christ (Psalm 150), and we hear the gospel proclaimed from the pulpit as we work through books of the Bible together.
  • We proclaim the gospel when we come together for classes, studies, and fun events. God has made peace with us (Rom 5:1) and transformed our hearts and minds so that we can know Him and follow Him together (Eph 2). We want to provide all kinds of opportunities to grow in our knowledge of our Savior and to be transformed by it!
  • We proclaim the gospel when we serve the needs and hurts of our community and beyond. When we follow Jesus Christ, we are to consider ourselves in His service with our lives. When we share the gospel with our neighbors, when we send missionaries to the ends of the earth, when we show compassion to the poor, and when we seek to bring justice where there is injustice, we are proclaiming the gospel that Jesus is the one that cares for the lost, broken, poor, and outcast (Luke 4:18).

Proclaiming and celebrating the gospel is woven into the fabric of everything we do, and as the Spirit of God works it more and more into us, we are then transformed into the image and likeness of Christ, which is what a disciple is (2 Cor. 3:18).


1. Grow In Christ-likeness
To grow in Christ-likeness is to be developing the character of Christ. It is to be growing (or maturing) in the fruit of the Spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, gentleness, and self-control. It is to demonstrate faith and repentance. It is to follow Christ's example of love for God and others. Growing in Christ-likeness doesn't mean that you lose your identity but that your identity is fully found in Christ. None of us ever arrive at perfect Christ-likeness but the gospel tells that we are being transformed into the image of Christ individually and as a community (Rom 6:15-19).

2. Grow Knowledge of God's Word
God's word is the way we learn who He is, what He has done, and what He will do. His word is central at Lakemont and it should be central in our lives (Psalm 1; 119). To grow in knowledge of God's word is to better understand it, better apply it, better celebrate it, and be able to explain it and teach it to others. We believe growing in knowledge of God's word shapes our hearts and minds to believe in Christ and follow as a disciple. It also guards us from our fleshly intuitions and the lies of the world.

3. Grow In Kingdom Service
Finally a person who is growing in Christ-likeness and knowledge of God's word will love and serve others. To grow in service is to move from personal comfort and apathy to personal sacrifice and care for others. Our service flows out of how God has loved us when we were lost (2 Cor 5:18-21). We share our faith, we serve the poor and struggling, and we seek justice for the oppressed in obedience to the great commission, just as Jesus has done for us.

Come be a growing disciple with us!

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