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Welcome to Lake Tapps!

Lake Tapps is a community of people learning to live life in the way and heart of Jesus. Everyone is welcome, and nobody is perfect here. We strive to have our faith and relationship with God influence our daily life and be an active participant in making our community better.

The mission of Lake Tapps is to Honor God, Follow Christ and Serve People. What that means is instead of doing life our own way, we submit to God’s ways. Instead of remaining independent and alone, we live out our faith with others in community. Instead of looking out for ourselves, we keep an eye out for others. Just like the Good Samaritan, we notice needs and are ready to help at a moment’s notice.

We are excited about the Mission and Vision of Lake Tapps because we believe it honors God, produces disciples and will make an eternal impact on our church and community. We hope you're excited to join us on ths journey.

2021 VISON

The two words that will define 2021 for Lake Tapps is RECONNECT & REORGANIZE. We are a church that is resilient, hungry for God, and dreams big. It is our belief that by working to reconnect and reorganize as individuals and as a community, we will better accomplish what Jesus is calling us to do.

RECONNECT

2020 left us disconnected in so many ways. Disconnected with God, each other, and our world. This year, one of our major focuses will be re-connecting those relationships as well as building new ones.

REORGANZIE

We will be reorganizing ourselves as a people and as an organization so that we are prepared to thrive and move forward in following Jesus no matter where this year takes us or how close to normal we return. This will impact our budgeting, our leadership roles, and how we operate as a community

HOW ARE WE GOING TO ACCOMPLISH THIS?

Using Ephesians 3:16-19 as a framework, we will be striving to strengthen our inner selves and become rooted in love.

STRENGTHEN OUR INNER SEVLES:
Explore and engage in spiritual disciplines (prayer, fasting, reading scripture, etc.) as a church during different seasons of the year.

Intentional sermon series on the life and teachings of Jesus

Worships on specialized topics (marriage, parenting, personality, how to read the Bible, how to lead your family spiritually) throughout the year.

ROOTED IN LOVE
Begin to regather as a church in-person as well as have gatherings other than Sunday morning (Prayer nights, worship nights, etc)

Periodic gatherings just for relational connection (coffee on the lawn, ladies night out, etc)

Serve Projects throughout the year (Food Bank, Exodus Housing, Beautify Bonney Lake, Prairie Ridge Community Dinners)

Ephesians 3:16-19
I ask that he will strengthen you in your inner selves from the riches of his glory through the Spirit. I ask that Christ will live in your hearts through faith. As a result of having strong roots in love, I ask that you’ll have the power to grasp love’s width and length, height and depth, together with all believers. I ask that you’ll know the love of Christ that is beyond knowledge so that you will be filled entirely with the fullness of God.

Our Team

Jared Ellsworth

Lead Pastor and Elder

Jason Siegfried

Director of Worship and Digital Ministry

Matt Gilbert

Elder

Curtis Pritchard

Elder

Jennie Gilbert

Office Manager

Truths We Believe

In essential beliefs, we have unity.

There is one Body and one Spirit…there is one Lord, one faith, one baptism, and one God and Father of us all… Ephesians 4:4-6

In non-essential beliefs, we have liberty.

Accept him whose faith is weak, without passing judgment on disputable matters… Who are you to judge someone else’s servant? To his own master he stands or falls… So then each of us will give an account of himself to God… So whatever you believe about these things keep between yourself and God. Romans 14:1, 4, 12, 22

In all our beliefs, we show charity.

…If I hold in my mind not only all human knowledge but also the very secrets of God, and if I have the faith that can move mountains — but have no love, I amount to nothing at all. 1 Corinthians 13:2 (Ph)

Essentials

God

The Creator and Ruler of the Universe. Eternal Father, Son and Holy Spirit in one: Trinity.

Genesis 1:1, 26, 26, 3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians 13:14

Jesus Christ

The son of God. Virgin-born. Sinless human life. Died on the cross for the sins of all people. Raised to life. Will come again.

Matthew 1:22, 23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5, 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14-15; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; Romans 1:3-4; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Timothy 6:14-15; Titus 2:13

Holy Spirit

Lives in Christians from the moment of Salvation. Convicts, leads, guides. Equips believers for service. Gives spiritual gifts.

2 Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13, 14:16-17; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 2:12, 3:16; Ephesians 1:13, 5:18; Galatians 5:25

Bible

God’s Word written by human authors, supernaturally guided. Source for truth. Truth without any error.

2 Timothy 1:13, 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Psalm 12:6, 119:105, 160; Proverbs 30:5

Humans

Made in the image of God to be like Him. All sin, by choice and by nature, which separates humans from God.

Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6a; Romans 3:23; Isaiah 59:1-2

Salvation

Salvation is God’s gift to humans, purchased by the blood of Jesus, given by grace. We must receive it by faith.

Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9; John 1:12, 14:6; Titus 3:5

Assurance

Salvation is given by God through Jesus Christ. The true believer is secure in that salvation, lived out daily.

Acts 3:19; John 10:28-29; Hebrews 7:25, 10:10, 14; 2 Peter 1:1

Eternity

People are made for eternity. Eternity with God through forgiveness and salvation is life, Heaven. Eternity apart from God is death, Hell. Heaven and Hell are real and eternal.

John 3:16; John 14:17; Romans 6:23; Romans 8:17-18; Revelation 20:15, 1 Corinthians 2:7-9

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