In the essentials, unity.
In the non-essentials, liberty.

LakeHills Church is a New Testament, full-Gospel, non-denominational body of believers.
We exist to celebrate God’s presence through worship, to communicate God’s Word through evangelism,
to educate God’s people through discipleship and to demonstrate God’s love through ministry.
 
 

The Essentials We Believe

ABOUT GOD:
God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three personalities: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God.   (Genesis 1:1, 26-27, Genesis 3:22, Psalm 90:2, Matthew 28:19)

ABOUT THE BIBLE:
The Bible is God’s word to us. It was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because God inspires it, it is the truth without error. The Bible was not written only to educate us, but to change our lives.   (Psalm 119:19; 2 Timothy 3:16)
 
ABOUT JESUS CHRIST: 
Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on the cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven’s glory and will return again someday to earth to reign as King of Kings, and Lord of Lords.
(Matthew 1:22-23, John 1:1-5, John 14:10-31,Romans 1:4)
 
ABOUT THE HOLY SPIRIT:
The Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and the Son of God. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. As Christians, we seek to live under His control daily.   (2 Corinthians 3:17, John 16:7-13, Ephesians 5:18, John 14:17)
ABOUT PEOPLE:
People are made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character. People are the supreme object of God’s creation. Although every person has tremendous potential for good, all of us are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God. This attitude, called sin, separates people from God and causes many problems in life.  (Genesis 1:27, Psalm 8:3-6, Romans 3:23, Isaiah 59:1-2)
ABOUT ETERNITY:
People were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life. Heaven and Hell are real places of eternal existence.  (John 3:16, Romans 6:23, Romans 8:17-18, Revelation 20:15)

 

Our Tenets of Faith

The Scriptures Inspired
The Bible is the inspired Word of God, a revelation from God to men, the infallible rule of faith and conduct, and superior to conscience and reason, but not contrary to reason.  (2 Timothy. 3:15‐17; 1 Peter. 1:23‐25; Hebrews. 4:12).

The One True God
The one true God has revealed Himself as the eternally self‐existent, self‐revealed “I AM,” and has further revealed Himself as embodying the principles of relationship and association, by simultaneously existing as Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
(Deuteronomy 6:4; Mark 12:29; Isaiah 43:10, 11; Matthew 28:19)

Man’s Fall and Redemption
Man was created good and upright, for God said, “Let us make man in our image and after our likeness.” Man, by voluntary transgression, fell, and his only hope of redemption is in Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
(Genesis 1:26‐31; Genesis 3:17; Romans 5:12‐21)

The Salvation of Man Conditions of Salvation
The Grace of God, which brings salvation, has appeared to all men, through the preaching of repentance toward God and through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ; man is saved by the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, and being justified by grace, has become heir of God according to the hope of eternal life.
(Titus 2:11; 3:5-7; Romans 10:13‐ 15; Luke 24:47).

Evidences of Salvation
The inward evidence to the believer of his salvation is the direct witness of the Spirit (Romans 8:16).
The outward evidence to all men is a life of holiness (1 Thessalonians 4:7; 2 Timothy 1:9).

Baptism in Water
The ordinance of baptism by burial with Christ should be observed (as commanded in the Scriptures) by all that have repented of their sins and in their hearts have believed on Christ as their Savior and Lord. In doing so, they declare to the world that they have died with Christ and that they have also been released to walk with Him in newness of life.  (Matthew 28:19; Romans 6:4).

The Lord’s Supper (Communion)
The Lord’s Supper, consisting of the elements, bread and fruit of the vine, is the symbol expressing our sharing in a memorial to His suffering and death, and a prophecy of His second coming, and is enjoined to all believers “until He comes”  (John 6:48,51,53‐57; Luke 22:19,20; 2 Peter 1:4; 1 Corinthians 11:25).

The Promise of the Father
All believers should ardently expect and earnestly seek the Promise of the Father, which is the baptism in the Holy Spirit. With it comes the in filling of power for life and service, and the bestowment of the gifts and their uses in the work of the ministry (Luke 24:49; Acts 1:4‐8; 1 Corinthians 12:1‐31).
This experience is a distinct from and subsequent to the experience of the New Birth.
(Acts 2:38; 10:44‐46; 11:14‐16; 15:7‐9).

Sanctification Process
By the power of the Holy Spirit we strive to obey the command, “Be ye holy, for I am holy.” Sanctification is the will of God for all believers, and should be earnestly pursued by walking in obedience to God’s Word.
(Hebrews 12:14; 1 Peter 1:15, 16; 1 Thessalonians 5:23, 24; 1 John 2:6).

The Church
The church is the holy Body of Christ, the habitation of God through the Spirit, with divine appointments for the fulfillment of her great commission. Each believer is an integral part of the church, and their names are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life. ”  (I Thessalonians 2:4)

Ministry
Divinely called and Scripturally ordained ministry has been provided by our Lord for a two-fold purpose: (1) The evangelization of the world, and (2) The edification of the Body of Christ   (Mark 16:15, 20; Ephesians 4:11‐13).

Marriage
God created marriage. It is a covenant made between a man and a woman that makes them one.
(Genesis 2:22, 24; Matthew 19:5‐6).

Divine Healing
Deliverance from sickness is provided for in the atonement of Christ and is the privilege of all believers.
(Isaiah 53:4, 5; Matthew 8:16, 17; Mark 16:18; John 5:14).

The Blessed Hope
The resurrection of those who have fallen asleep in Christ and their translation, together with those who are alive and remain unto the Lord, is imminent and is the blessed hope of the church.
(1 Thessalonians 4:16; Romans 6:23; Titus 2:13; 1 Corinthians 15:51,52).

The Millennial Reign of Jesus
The revelation of the Lord Jesus Christ from heaven, the salvation of national Israel, and the millennial reign of Christ on the earth are Scriptural promises and our hope.
(2 Thessalonians 1:7; Revelations 19:1l‐16; Romans 11:25; Revelations 20:l-7)

The Lake of Fire
The devil and his angels, the beast and the false prophet, and whosoever is not found written in the Lamb’s Book of Life shall be consigned to everlasting punishment in the lake which burns fire and brimstone, which is the second death.  (Revelations 19:20; 20:10‐15).

The New Heavens and New Earth
We, as promised in the Scriptures, look for a new heavens and a new earth wherein righteousness dwells.
(2 Peter  3:13; Revelations 21: l)

 

Ordinances

Water Baptism
The ordinance of water baptism (Matt. 28:19) shall be administered by all established places of worship to all those who have repented of their sins and who have believed on the Lord Jesus Christ to the saving of their souls.
(Romans 6:3‐5; Colossians 2:12).

The Lord’s Supper
The ordinance of the Lord’s Supper shall be observed regularly by all established places of worship, as enjoined in the Scriptures.  (Luke 22:19, 20; 1 Corinthians 11:23‐26).

Marriage
God created marriage. It is a covenant made between a man and a woman that makes them one.
(Genesis 2: 22, 24; Matthew 19: 5‐6).