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 Theme:
Matthew 22:36-40 New International Version (NIV)
36 “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’[a] 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’[b] 40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”
In the first years of its life, Northern Lakes Community Church has grown into a thriving ministry, with a congregation that extends 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 that we are succeeding. We are a young church, and as we grow, we seek to maintain that youthful passion.
In the next 10 years, we envision and plan that Northern Lakes Community Church will continue 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 youth 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.