The following are the core beliefs of Great Lakes Church based on the foundational truths taught in the Bible. All of our teaching and ministry is rooted in and flows out of these biblical doctrines.

Jesus (Honor God)

Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He was born into this world through a virgin birth, fully God and fully man. He died on the cross to pay for the sin of man. God raised Him from the dead and He appeared alive to His followers before ascending into Heaven. There He reigns over all creation and is preparing a reward for those who trust in Him for their salvation and who live according to His will. One day He will return in power and glory to lead the living and the dead to judgment. Matthew 1:24-25, John 1:1, John 14:2-3, Timothy 3:15, Acts 10:42

The Church

There is only one church in God’s sight and it is made up of all those that have chosen Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. We are non-denominational and believe in the unity of God’s Church. We are affiliated with the Church of God headquartered in Anderson, Indiana. Affiliation gives accountability without control. Each church is autonomous with the ability to determine its own direction, budget, teaching and staff. 1 Corinthians 1:10-13

The Bible

The Bible is the inspired, infallible, authoritative Word of God. It is our guide for living. We have no other manual. 2 Timothy 3:16

The Holy Spirit

We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity and every believer receives His presence. Through his power believers are enabled to live a godly life. Luke 11:13, Galatians 5:22, Ephesians 1:13-14

The Holiness of the Believer

God’s Spirit enables us to live above daily continual sin. At the acceptance of Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord we are kept by His grace and we are empowered to sustain an continuing relationship with Him. 1 Corinthians 10:13, Hosea 6:6, 1 John 1:9

Spiritual Gifts

The Holy Spirit gives one or more spiritual gifts to each Christian. We believe every believer is a minister and is encouraged to find, in God’s timing, his or her place of service in the Body of Christ, the Church. 1 Corinthians 12:4-7


God’s greatest command is to love Him with everything we have and to love others the way we love ourselves. 

We believe that through community service, a Sunday service centered around God’s Word, and connecting regularly through Life Groups and impactful ministries, we are fulfilling the call to go into all the world and make disciples of Jesus! We are about life change and making a difference. You are more than welcome to join us in the most important mission anyone has ever been given.