Visiting “The Lake”
Minister C. L. Spivey and the leadership welcome you to ‘The Lake’! It’s not easy visiting a new church for the first time. For some people, the hardest part is getting out of the car in the parking lot and walking to the main entrance. As you walked in this morning you probably had a number of questions running through your mind: Will they be friendly? Will they know that this is my first time? Am I dressed appropriately? Will they ask me for money? Will my children enjoy it? Do I have to participate in everything or can I just sit and watch?
Hopefully, these questions will lead to an experience at Lake Ida that is pleasant, encouraging, and challenging–all at the same time. Our goal is for you to leave our assembly feeling like you encountered the presence of God in a memorable way.
If you’re nervous about attending or if you’re just curious, then keep reading for an overview of what usually happens on a typical Sunday morning at Lake Ida. This way, the next time you are here, you’ll already know what to expect.
We are extremely happy that you are here and look forward to you having a wonderful experience today and every time you visit us. When you walked in the door our greeters should have been waiting to welcome you, provide information and make you feel comfortable.
What can I expect during worship?
Worship is straight forward at The Lake. Morning worship starts at 10:30am with a praiseful and lively song service lead by our enthusiastic praise directors, Brother’s Winston Hill or Ken Hill.
We want to make sure you feel welcomed. The ushers will give you a visitor’s card during service and some time during the service you will be asked to stand if you are comfortable in doing so. You will not be asked to say anything … we just want to say “welcome”. If you fill out a visitors card, we’ll contact you soon after the assembly to thank you for attending and ask if there is any way we can be of service to you. We want to know more about you and, in turn, tell you more about us. One way we do that is by giving you some good information about the Lord’s church.
A contemporary message from Scripture is given weekly, which lasts about 30 minutes. And every week we take Communion (also known as the Lord’s Supper) together. Communion is the celebration of the life, death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ and the salvation we enjoy because of Him.
The assembly will usually come to an end around 12:30 am. Believe it or not, if you’re actively participating in the assembly, it will go pretty fast. After the assembly, we hope you’ll stay around and get to know us, and let us get to know you. That’s about it. Thanks for attending. If you have any additional questions, email us at ContactLakeIda@aol.com.
What can I expect during Bible Class?
A next step for you is going to a Bible class on Sunday morning @ 9:30 am, Tuesday morning @ 10:00 am (Seasonal Class) or Wednesday evening @ 7:00 pm. Our goal for Bible classes is to create an engaging environment for Bible study that stimulates participants to read the Bible on their own.
We lead specific classes for adults on Sunday mornings: a men’s, women’s, marriage, single’s and new convert’s class for in-depth Bible study specifically empowering God’s children to be disciples of Christ. There are also age appropriate classes for children of all ages.
Dr. C. L. Spivey or one of his assistants provides an intimate setting during adult Bible Classes. Lessons are informative and presented in a conversational style, and on occasion, engages in questions and answers. Visitors are encouraged to come and enjoy the class.

Becoming a member of
the church found in the bible?

In the salvation of man’s soul there are two necessary parts: God’s part and man’s part. God’s part is extremely significant, “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God” (Ephesians 2:8-9). The love which God felt for man led him to send Christ into the world to redeem man. The life and teaching of Jesus, the sacrifice on the cross, and the proclaiming of the gospel to men constitute God’s part in salvation. Though God’s part is extremely significant, man’s part is also necessary if man is to reach heaven. Man must comply with the conditions of pardon which the Lord has announced. Man’s part can clearly set forth in the following steps:
  • Hear the Gospel. “How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher? “Romans 10:14).
  • Believe. “But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.” (Hebrews 11:6).
  • Repent of past sins. “And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commands all men every where to repent” Acts 17:30).
  • Confess Jesus as Lord. “See, here is water; what doth hinder me to be baptized? 37 And Philip said, If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.” (Acts 8:36-37).
  • Be baptized for the remission of sins. “Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.”(Acts 2:38).
  • Live a Christian Life. “Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life” (Rev. 2:10).
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