A July Study on Ecclesiastes: “Work! Work! Work! and Then You Die!”

July 15, 2018

Our culture desperately needs a theology of work. Humans were created to work. Work is not a curse. Work is our reflection of God’s creative essence. Let’s explore Ecclesiastes wisdom about working and the meaning of life. 

A July Study on Ecclesiastes: “Pain, Pleasure, Then Comes God”

July 8, 2018

Crisis is imperative for spiritual transformation. We grew up believing pain was not supposed to happen to us. But then bad stuff happened. How do we make sense of both pain and pleasure? How does crisis make us better Christians? 


A July Study on Ecclesiastes: “The Meaning of Life” (Ecclesiastes 3:1-15)

July 1, 2018

This passage was made famous by the 1960’s band, The Birds, “To Everything Turn, Turn, Turn…” Every event in life belongs – the good, the bad, the ugly. Do you have an image of God who allows cancer? Or do you think life is meaningless and random? Let us explore Ecclesiastes meaning of life. 

The Crossroads by Rustin Smith

June 24, 2018

This week guest pastor Rustin Smith from Vox Dei Community in Raymore, Mo provided us with spiritual guidance and his message about being at the crossroads.  Rustin's message is "Of all the big choices we face in life, perhaps the most significant is whether or not we are willing to sing our blues. Telling the truth is the first step on the ancient path, the good way, that leads to rest for your soul.”


Also this week, Jane Monroe thanks Kenzie Settle for reaching out to Jane's family and inviting them to Lakeland.

The Elder Son

June 17, 2018

The weekly programs are now on the Lakeland Website under http://lakelandcommunity.org/thisweek


This message looks at the surprising sin of the Elder brother in Luke 15 with focus on the love and mercy of God through Christ Jesus.