what we believe

The members of LakeRidge United Methodist Church have a vibrant faith that expresses itself through ministries of service and love. Our congregation has a rich history of engaging in Bible study, small group connections, intercessory prayer, meaningful worship, and living generously in our world.

As  Methodists, we share the unique theological emphasis of the Wesleyan Tradition. Further, we value the contributions of all Christian faith traditions and celebrate our unity of faith in Jesus Christ. At LakeRidge UMC, we affirm the historic beliefs of Christianity, as expressed through the Apostles’ and Nicene Creeds.  We believe that God’s love has been poured out to all creation through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, and that we can experience the grace and presence of God in our world today through the Holy Spirit. We value Scripture as God’s holy and inspired word to humanity, and trust that through prayerful reading, reflection and discussion, God will speak to our deepest questions and needs in life.

We welcome everyone to join us in this exciting journey of faith, regardless of your church background or present life circumstances. God desires to work in your life in powerful ways, and we feel privileged to be a community of faith in which God’s grace can be experienced and lived out in the world.

our mission

Connecting generations with Jesus to impact our world.

our vision

Our values 

• Cultivating World Changers by
• Engaging our church family
 Connecting generations
• Developing leaders
• Engaging our community
• Breaking the cycle of poverty
• Engaging our world
Love: Grace in every relationship
Growth: Through God’s transforming power
Prayer: Upward and outward
Share: The story of Jesus
Action: Ready to serve

our strategy

Impacting our world is no small task. LakeRidge UMC connects its members of all ages in achieving this mission with a triad approach, centered on prayer. Worship with fellow Christians of all ages, stages, and walks of life. Discover your place in the Body of Christ through small group Bible studies and classes. Serve both inside and outside the church to impact your world. Prayer resonates in every aspect of LakeRidge UMC and is essential to achieving our Mission and Vision.

measures

We believe that if our vision and mission is being accomplished that it can be boiled down to three words: Up, In, & Out.
• Up: Persons know what it is to have a life transforming, vital relationship with Jesus Christ.
• In: We experience authentic relationships with one another that provide us opportunity for connection and spurs us toward spiritual growth.
• Out: The love of God made real in our lives compels us to reach outside the walls of the church to make a difference in the lives of others.