We're a flexible community. Lakeway launched in February of 2018, and we've been experimenting, learning, and adjusting every Thursday since.
We're a diverse community. At Lakeway, you'll find high school seniors and senior adults. You'll find college freshmen and parents of college freshmen. You'll find Methodists, Catholics, Pentecostals, Baptists, and Athetists. You'll find business owners and full time parents. Mostly, you'll find a community learning to love one another and seek the Lord together.
We're a growing community. Usually, around 100 people worship with us on Thursdays. We're a small enough community that you can know everyone, but large enough to fill our worship space.
We're a worshiping community of Christ United Methodist Church. We have our own style, commitments, congregation, and service, but share the DNA of the larger church.
We believe that worshiping God happens in many different ways (Psalm 105). For some, that means singing loudly and lifting hands. For others, it means sitting in silence and communicating with the Divine. There is no "best" or "preferred" way to worship. Instead, we encourage you to be authentic. Connect with God in the way you can best praise Him and communicate with Him. At Lakeway, you can feel free to worship as the Spirit leads you.
We believe that the Bible is infallible, God-breathed, revealed truth, and is useful for teaching, reproof, correction, and training in righteousness (2 Timothy 3:16). Preaching should therefore be guided by and centered upon Scripture. Don't have a Bible? We've got one for you, and it's our free gift to you.
We believe that the Lord's Supper is foundational to our faith, and has been practiced by Christians since the start of the Church (Matthew 26:26-28, 1 Corinthians 11:26). It is a tangible, tactile reminder of how much God loves all of us. We practice "open table" communion. In other words, our Table is open to all--you do not need to be a member of Lakeway, a United Methodist, or a Protestant.
We believe that we are called to live boldly into our faith. That means stepping out of our comfort zone to reach people for Jesus. It means doing crazy things like worshiping on a Thursday night. It means keeping our eyes fixed on our Lord, knowing that our fears come when we take our eyes off Him. In short, our calling is to go the way of the lake; to walk on water.
And Peter answered him, “Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water.” He said, “Come.” So Peter got out of the boat and walked on the water and came to Jesus. But when he saw the wind, he was afraid, and beginning to sink he cried out, “Lord, save me.” Jesus immediately reached out his hand and took hold of him, saying to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?” And when they got into the boat, the wind ceased. And those in the boat worshiped him, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God.” Matthew 14:28-32
Lakeway is a worshiping community of Christ United Methodist Church. To learn more about Christ UMC, visit the website: www.christ-umc.org. To learn more about the United Methodist Church, visit: www.umc.org.