Lake Shore Baptist Church is a welcoming and affirming community of Christians attempting to discover, articulate, and embody the meaning of the Gospel in the world today. We affirm each individual as a child of God and as created in God’s image. Our welcome holds no bounds; we welcome all persons into membership and full participation in the life and ministry of our congregation.

We have supplied answers to some frequently-asked questions below,
but please let us know if you have other questions!

Where are you located?

 

We are located at 5801 Bishop Drive, just across from Mountainview Elementary School, in the building that’s labeled “Lake Shore Baptist Children’s Center” on the Google map. Map

What's the Sunday schedule?

 

Sunday School begins at 9:30am (but some of the classes don’t really get started until 9:45am)
Worship begins at 10:45am.
Youth Activities begin at 5:00pm

Where do I park?

Our main parking lot is behind the church building. Limited street parking is available, but city and state laws prohibit parking within 20 feet of intersections. Handicapped parking is available in the circular front drive for easy access to the sanctuary and adult classes (most of which are upstairs). Infants and young children spend the morning downstairs, so it’s best to enter the building from the parking lot in the back of the church.

Is childcare provided during the worship services?

Yes. We have a church nursery downstairs for our infants and toddlers. If you keep your baby in the service and need a quiet corner to feed or rock your baby, feel free to slip into our church library at the back of the sanctuary.   Most Sundays during worship, older preschoolers and elementary age children are invited to the front of the sanctuary for Children’s Time.  First through sixth graders return to their seats and preschoolers and kindergarteners go downstairs to Extended Care.  We have bags with quiet activities hanging outside the doors by the organ to help children worship.

What do I wear?

Dress for Sunday morning ranges from very casual (jeans and t-shirts) to professional attire (dresses and suits) and everything in between.

What happens on Wednesday nights?

Wednesday nights are a big part of the heart and soul of Lake Shore. It’s a great time to get acquainted around the tables at supper.  After supper, our  seminars for adults cover a wide range of interesting topics, and we have a full range of activities for children and youth.

  • 5:15pm  Family meal followed by prayer concerns and celebrations
  • 6:00pm Children and Youth activities
  • 6:15pm Adult seminars
  • 7:15pm Choir practice
  • Wednesday night meals and activities are not held during the Christmas holidays, spring break, Holy Week, and  mid-June through the first week of school.
I’m hearing impaired. Can you assist me?

We don’t want anyone to miss the sounds of our worship services.  Lake Shore has hearing assistance receivers, similar to earbuds, available for personal use.  The receiver fits in one ear, and the volume can be controlled by the user.  The receivers eliminate some of the echo or booming effect of the room and provide a clearer sound for the user.  We have 4 sets at the sound console at the back of the sanctuary.  Simply ask the sound technician for a receiver before the worship service and return it after the benediction.

Is anyone welcome to worship at Lake Shore and participate in the life of the community?

Absolutely! Lake Shore is a welcoming and affirming community of Christians where all are welcome.

How do I become a member?

You are welcome to visit worship services and other events at LSBC as long as you wish, but you can enter into a deeper level of fellowship and service if you become a member of our congregation. When you are ready to join, just step forward during the “hymn of response,” and one of our ministers will greet you. When baptism is administered by our congregation, it is performed by immersion, but we accept into full membership those who come from other denominations whose baptismal experiences were meaningful and who affirm with us the confession of the ancient church: Jesus is Lord! Here’s what our Church Bylaws say about membership:

“Lake Shore Baptist Church accepts into membership those who affirm that Christ is Lord, desire to identify themselves with this unique congregation of faith, and have presented themselves to the congregation and received its affirmation and support. Lake Shore Baptist Church is a welcoming and affirming community of Christians attempting to discover , articulate, and embody the meaning of the Gospel in the world today. We affirm each individual as a child of God and as created in God’s image. Our welcome holds no bounds; we welcome all persons into membership and full participation in the life and ministry of our congregation.”
What are Lake Shore’s affiliations?

Lake Shore is affiliated with the following organizations:Alliance of Baptists Cooperative Baptist Fellowship

How big is Lake Shore?

We are a medium-sized church, located in a quiet neighborhood of northwest Waco. We have about 450 resident members, and our average worship attendance is about 180. Lake Shore is largely a committee-run church, sharing numerous responsibilities that create the many ongoing ministries and educational opportunities available to all.