All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 NASB

The Biblical Counseling ministry exists to help people deal with problems and issues they see in their lives. It is available for individuals and married couples.

We currently have 4 NANC (National Association of Nouthetic Counselors) certified counselors as well as the pastors and elders of Lakeside. We are also working to train new counselors and various others are in the process of training.

If someone would like to receive counseling, they can call the church office to get an application. The application is reviewed by the pastor who oversees the ministry and is then assigned to a counselor. It is important to note that men are assigned to male counselors and women are assigned to female counselors.

If someone is interested in becoming a counselor you can contact the church office. A layperson that would like to become a counselor will first need to complete the certification process with NANC and then be approved by the elders of Lakeside.

Now in Joppa there was a disciple named Tabitha (which translated in Greek is called Dorcas); this woman was abounding with deeds of kindness and charity which she continually did. And it happened at that time that she fell sick and died; and when they had washed her body, they laid it in an upper room. Since Lydda was near Joppa, the disciples, having heard that Peter was there, sent two men to him, imploring him, 'Do not delay in coming to us.' So Peter arose and went with them. When he arrived, they brought him into the upper room; and all the widows stood beside him, weeping and showing all the tunics and garments that Dorcas used to make while she was with them. Acts 9:36-39 NASB

The Dorcas ministry works to provide items for our missionaries. We have worked to provide items for our missionaries for the global outreach conference. When a missionary contacts Dorcas with a need that can be sewn, the group will see if they can provide it. We have created full sized quilts, blankets that have gone to China, tote bags that have gone to Honduras, and many more things.

We meet on 4th Tuesday of the month from August to May, except November. We get together from 10am until 2pm, but you can come when you can come for any or all of that time.

If you would like to help with the ministry, contact the church office and ask for Leanne Carmichael’s contact information.

Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father. Colossians 3:17 NASB

The purpose of Coram Deo is to lead the congregation in corporate worship. Coram Deo is a Latin word for “being in the presence of God”. This doesn’t just mean on Sundays it is a lifestyle, people want to serve by leading through song. Basically it’s a praise team of singers! It’s nice to have leaders to help the congregation know how to sing (especially new songs) and it’s a joy to do- to watch the congregation worship God.

Coram Deo meets Wednesday nights during the school year to practice after the Choir at approximately 8:20 for a 30-minute practice. During the summer Coram Deo meets from 7-8:15 to practice with the band.

Someone interested in joining Coram Deo should be comfortable reading music. They are often auditioned either through the choir or individual solos. The best way to become part of Coram Deo is to join the choir and serve in that capacity first, however if you are unable to do this, you may contact Joel Purcell, directly if interested.

Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God. Colossians 3:17 NASB

The purpose of the choir is to glorify God through singing choral music. Additionally choir offers a unique fellowship ministry; to come together once a week to gather, pray and fellowship especially with a great diversity of age groups that don’t always have the opportunity to interact. Choral music is so unique because if you have twenty plus voices, they all have strengths and weaknesses but they come together to sing praise to Christ. It’s a picture of the body of Christ, when we all work together it shows the power of Christ greater and gives more glory to God. When you have a solo it can be beautiful but together it’s an amazing picture.

The choir meets Wednesday nights for rehearsals throughout the fall and spring (from 6:45pm-8:15pm) and the choir typically sings two times per month during the morning services. Then there is a Christmas program the Music Ministry puts on which the choir is usually a big part of. There are also two socials per year at Christmas time and in the spring. Rehearsals are generally weekly, but as the Christmas and Easter programs approach, there are usually two extra rehearsals on weekends.

Because the choir leads in worship, to join the choir, a person must be a member of Lakeside or planning to attend the next membership class. If you are interested, you can contact Joel Purcell at or 727-241-1714 ext. 311.

And that from childhood you have known the sacred writings which are able to give you the wisdom that leads to salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. 2 Timothy 3:15 NASB

Insight for Women welcomes women from the community to study God’s Word and apply it to our lives.

We meet at the church weekly to study the Word is small groups. We also have group-wide fellowships, two bi-annual fellowship luncheons and two opening coffees. We currently have about 80 women involved, with 12 of those in leadership roles.

If you would like to join, you are invited to come on any Thursday morning and you will be placed in a small group. We meet from 9:30AM- 11:00AM every Thursday. There is also home study-work that will usually take an hour and a half to two hours a week to complete. We welcome anyone who is able to come for as long as they are able to participate.

If you would like more information you may contact the church office or contact Michele Kreloff or Trish Knox.

Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction... James 1:27a

The Supporting Adoptive Families Efforts ministry of Lakeside Community Chapel comes alongside those who are planning to adopt or foster by offering prayer support, a listening ear, and helpful information. There are resources available to provide adoption/ fostering seminars, counseling for unwanted pregnancies, and help getting connected with an adoption/ fostering agent. As relationships are formed through this ministry, other tangible needs may be met as well. While the needs will vary based on the couple that is adopting/ fostering, here are some potential ways you can be involved.

  • Checking in with adopting parents on their progress and pray with them
  • Helping plan a fundraiser to financially support a family trying to adopt
  • Planning a shower for the adoptive/ foster family once the child is home

Looking for other ways you can help?

First and always foremost, you can pray for adopting and foster care families as they go through what can be a long, emotional process.

Second, you can donate over and above your usual offering to LCC’s Adoption/Foster Fund which goes directly to families who are adopting/ fostering children. The cost of adopting/ fostering a child is enormously high, typically ranging from $25,000+ for domestic and $35,000+ for international. This fund provides much-needed financial support to these families.

Third, please pray for the countless children, both in the US and abroad, who are yet to be adopted or fostered and need loving, stable homes.

Contact persons to get involved:

Stephanie Bruns ( 727) 423-5693