Northern Lakes Community Church is a Presbyterian church serving the following communities:
- Traverse City
- Lake Ann
Our Vision Statement:
Love God, Love Neighbors, Love Ourselves
Our Biblical Themes:
Our biblical themes are based on two biblical principles: “the Greatest Commandment” and “the Great Commission.” Jesus teaches us the Great Commandment, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul, and all your mind. This is the greatest and first commandment. And a second is like it; You should love your neighbor as yourself” in Matthew 22:37-39. Jesus also teaches us the “Great Commission” to “go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you” in Matthew 28:19-20.
In the first years of its life, Northern Lakes Community Church grew into a thriving ministry, with a congregation that extended across generations, vibrant youth groups performing important mission work, and active small groups sharing the fellowship of Christ. A major goal in founding the church was to bring the Good News of Jesus Christ to the unchurched, and back to the formerly churched, in a casual atmosphere of genuine fellowship.
In the next 10 years, we envision to “Love God, Love Neighbors, Love Ourselves” bringing the opportunity for Christian fellowship and extending the healing Hand of God to more people and families through the church service itself and through a growing array of preschool and adult ministries.
We will grow the church congregation and increase the good works we do in the community. We will also maintain the personal relationships that church members have with one another by expanding our collection of small groups and other opportunities for fellowship beyond the Benediction and outside the confines of the church. We will foster better communication among the church leadership and the congregation, and between our church and others in the community. We will cultivate teachers and role models, both within the church and in the community at large. And we will broaden our outreach and mission to the less fortunate in our local community and beyond.