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Welcome to Lake Tapps!

Have you ever been to a new church and felt completely out of place? Here at lake tapps we would like to make your first visit as smooth as possible. We are not a community of perfect people, nor do we pretend to have it all together. We will enjoy meeting you, just as you are, and welcome you warmly.

When you visit, we want you to know we worship in a casual environment, so feel free to dress comfortably and grab a complimentary cup of locally roasted, direct trade coffee before service and participate as much or as little as you like.

If you'd like to connect with a friend who can help make your first visit as calm and comfortable as possible, and get your children (if you have them) pre-registered to avoid delay at check-in. Fill in the information at the right and a member of our team will contact you to make arrangements for your first visit.

Children and Students:

We offer a nursery for children birth to two and Sunday School classes for those 3yrs through 3rd grade. Fourth and fifth grade students are welcome to attend J12 during the 11:00 service during the school year. A check-in system is in place for their security. We encourage students in 6th through 12th grades to worship with their families on Sunday mornings and typically offer a Sunday night youth service at 6:00pm.

About Us

Lake Tapps is a community of people inviting God to use our stories to grow and strengthen His kingdom.We are committed to becoming a church that unchurched people love to attend focusing on growing God's kingdom. We do this through stories. We are wired for stories. Stories are powerful and our stories matter. They communicate powerfully to the heart of all people. They're not preachy. They're not arguments. Stories are shared.

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.

Our Team

Jared Ellsworth

Pastor and Elder

Jason Siegfried

Director of Worship and Digital Ministry

Matt Gilbert


Curtis Pritchard



During our service, all Christians are invited to remember the death and celebrate the resurrection of Jesus. Please participate in communion in any way you feel led. You have the freedom to come alone, with your spouse, a friend, or even invite your kids to take a closer look. It is a time to respond to the message through confessing, repenting and praying.

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)



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


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


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 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


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


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