All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 NASB

The Biblical Counseling ministry exists to help people deal with problems and issues they see in their lives. It is available for individuals and married couples.

We currently have 4 NANC (National Association of Nouthetic Counselors) certified counselors as well as the pastors and elders of Lakeside. We are also working to train new counselors and various others are in the process of training.

If someone would like to receive counseling, they can call the church office to get an application. The application is reviewed by the pastor who oversees the ministry and is then assigned to a counselor. It is important to note that men are assigned to male counselors and women are assigned to female counselors.

If someone is interested in becoming a counselor you can contact the church office. A layperson that would like to become a counselor will first need to complete the certification process with NANC and then be approved by the elders of Lakeside.

Now in Joppa there was a disciple named Tabitha (which translated in Greek is called Dorcas); this woman was abounding with deeds of kindness and charity which she continually did. And it happened at that time that she fell sick and died; and when they had washed her body, they laid it in an upper room. Since Lydda was near Joppa, the disciples, having heard that Peter was there, sent two men to him, imploring him, 'Do not delay in coming to us.' So Peter arose and went with them. When he arrived, they brought him into the upper room; and all the widows stood beside him, weeping and showing all the tunics and garments that Dorcas used to make while she was with them. Acts 9:36-39 NASB

The Dorcas ministry works to provide items for our missionaries. We have worked to provide items for our missionaries for the global outreach conference. When a missionary contacts Dorcas with a need that can be sewn, the group will see if they can provide it. We have created full sized quilts, blankets that have gone to China, tote bags that have gone to Honduras, and many more things.

We meet on 4th Tuesday of the month from August to May, except November. We get together from 10am until 2pm, but you can come when you can come for any or all of that time.

If you would like to help with the ministry, contact the church office and ask for Leanne Carmichael’s contact information.

Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father. Colossians 3:17 NASB

The purpose of Coram Deo is to lead the congregation in corporate worship. Coram Deo is a Latin word for “being in the presence of God”. This doesn’t just mean on Sundays it is a lifestyle, people want to serve by leading through song. Basically it’s a praise team of singers! It’s nice to have leaders to help the congregation know how to sing (especially new songs) and it’s a joy to do- to watch the congregation worship God.

Coram Deo meets Wednesday nights during the school year to practice after the Choir at approximately 8:20 for a 30-minute practice. During the summer Coram Deo meets from 7-8:15 to practice with the band.

Someone interested in joining Coram Deo should be comfortable reading music. They are often auditioned either through the choir or individual solos. The best way to become part of Coram Deo is to join the choir and serve in that capacity first, however if you are unable to do this, you may contact Joel Purcell, directly if interested.

Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God. Colossians 3:17 NASB

The purpose of the choir is to glorify God through singing choral music. Additionally choir offers a unique fellowship ministry; to come together once a week to gather, pray and fellowship especially with a great diversity of age groups that don’t always have the opportunity to interact. Choral music is so unique because if you have twenty plus voices, they all have strengths and weaknesses but they come together to sing praise to Christ. It’s a picture of the body of Christ, when we all work together it shows the power of Christ greater and gives more glory to God. When you have a solo it can be beautiful but together it’s an amazing picture.

The choir meets Wednesday nights for rehearsals throughout the fall and spring (from 6:45pm-8:15pm) and the choir typically sings two times per month during the morning services. Then there is a Christmas program the Music Ministry puts on which the choir is usually a big part of. There are also two socials per year at Christmas time and in the spring. Rehearsals are generally weekly, but as the Christmas and Easter programs approach, there are usually two extra rehearsals on weekends.

Because the choir leads in worship, to join the choir, a person must be a member of Lakeside or planning to attend the next membership class. If you are interested, you can contact Joel Purcell at or 727-241-1714 ext. 311.

The Lord says to my Lord: 'Sit at My right hand Until I make Your enemies a footstool for Your feet.' The Lord will stretch forth Your strong scepter from Zion, saying, 'Rule in the midst of Your enemies.' Your people will volunteer freely in the day of Your power; In holy array, from the womb of the dawn, Your youth are to You as the dew. Psalm 110:1-3 NASB

The purpose for children’s choir is to give kids an opportunity to learn how to glorify the Lord through music. This is done in two different ways, by teaching them about music and the intricacies of music and what it means to sing for the Lord and what it means to have their motivations be for the Lord (not for their family etc). Additionally, we want to be teaching them truths about God through the songs they sing. In the past years we have done a musical with the kids so they have an opportunity to do some acting and how to use those talents to honor the Lord, to get into characters and to express those characters in a way that glorifies the Lord.

The activities include a practice during the evening services on Sunday nights, starting at 5:45 until 7pm. Once a week practice during the school year and they typically sing either morning or evening service sporadically and also to participate in the Christmas program in Early December. There is usually one extra rehearsal before the Christmas program on a weekend. Helpers might require an extra 30 minutes per week to assist with planning. To sing in a choir, a child just needs to show up consistently for practice.

If you are interested in singing in the choir or being a helper with the choir, you can contact either:

  • Joel Purcell 727 441-1714 ex 311
  • Nicole Purcell

And that from childhood you have known the sacred writings which are able to give you the wisdom that leads to salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. 2 Timothy 3:15 NASB

Insight for Women welcomes women from the community to study God’s Word and apply it to our lives.

We meet at the church weekly to study the Word is small groups. We also have group-wide fellowships, two bi-annual fellowship luncheons and two opening coffees. We currently have about 80 women involved, with 12 of those in leadership roles.

If you would like to join, you are invited to come on any Thursday morning and you will be placed in a small group. We meet from 9:30AM- 11:00AM every Thursday. There is also home study-work that will usually take an hour and a half to two hours a week to complete. We welcome anyone who is able to come for as long as they are able to participate.

If you would like more information you may contact the church office or contact Michele Kreloff or Trish Knox.

Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth. 2 Timothy 2:15 NASB

The purpose of AWANA clubs is to help parents as they raise their children in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. AWANA at Lakeside accomplishes this by teaching the gospel and its implications from the Bible and encouraging children to turn from their sin, trust in Christ for Salvation, memorize God's Word, and put it into practice.

AWANA Clubs are for kids ages 3 through 6th grade. We meet during the school year in the Lakeside Christian School (Gym and School Building) on Wednesday nights from 6:30 PM until 8:30 PM. The time is broken down into 3 main activities: counsel time, handbook time and game time. During counsel time, leaders teach children God’s Word using curriculum from Children Desiring God ministries. During handbook time, clubbers recite memorized verses and complete sections in their AWANA handbooks. During game time, children enjoy playing a variety of team games and have occasional special activities.

If you are interested in helping with this ministry or signing up your child, you can contact Robert Fraire or Steve Edewaard through the church office at 727-441-1714. Leader applicants will need to complete some Children’s ministry paperwork which includes a background check.

We will not conceal them from their children, but tell to the generation to come the praises of the Lord, and His strength and His wondrous works that He has done. For He established a testimony in Jacob and appointed a law in Israel, which He commanded our fathers that they should teach them to their children, that the generation to come might know, even the children yet to be born, that they may arise and tell them to their children, that they should put their confidence in God and not forget the works of God, but keep His commandments, and not be like their fathers, a stubborn and rebellious generation, a generation that did not prepare its heart and whose spirit was not faithful to God. Psalm 78:4-8 NASB

The purpose of Children's Ministry is to help parents and as they raise their children in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. Sunday School is by no means a replacement of what parents are doing at home. Our goal is to be a beneficial aid to parents as they carry out their God-given task. We join with parents in urging children to turn from their sin and trust in Christ and to follow Him obediently as their Lord and Savior.

Each age group has a song time, teaching time, and activity time. The activities vary from coloring to more elaborate crafts intended to focus on what students learned during the teaching time. For Pre-school to Kindergarten ages there is also snack time and playground time.

Opportunities for service include weekly commitments, monthly commitments, and commitments certain weeks each month. The time commitment for the 9am Sunday School hour is from 8:45am to 10:40am. The time commitment for the 10:40am service is from 10:20am to 12:15pm.

If you would like to serve, contact Jason Bruns at or Wes Andrews at or you may call the church office at 727-441-1714.

Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction... James 1:27a

The Supporting Adoptive Families Efforts ministry of Lakeside Community Chapel comes alongside those who are planning to adopt or foster by offering prayer support, a listening ear, and helpful information. There are resources available to provide adoption/ fostering seminars, counseling for unwanted pregnancies, and help getting connected with an adoption/ fostering agent. As relationships are formed through this ministry, other tangible needs may be met as well. While the needs will vary based on the couple that is adopting/ fostering, here are some potential ways you can be involved.

  • Checking in with adopting parents on their progress and pray with them
  • Helping plan a fundraiser to financially support a family trying to adopt
  • Planning a shower for the adoptive/ foster family once the child is home

Looking for other ways you can help?

First and always foremost, you can pray for adopting and foster care families as they go through what can be a long, emotional process.

Second, you can donate over and above your usual offering to LCC’s Adoption/Foster Fund which goes directly to families who are adopting/ fostering children. The cost of adopting/ fostering a child is enormously high, typically ranging from $25,000+ for domestic and $35,000+ for international. This fund provides much-needed financial support to these families.

Third, please pray for the countless children, both in the US and abroad, who are yet to be adopted or fostered and need loving, stable homes.

Contact persons to get involved:

Stephanie Bruns ( 727) 423-5693

Lakeside Community Chapel is host to meetings with the hope of helping those who have experienced a loss. Below you will find the schedule for Lakeside's Grief Share meetings.

Session 1 Mon, Jan 13, 2020 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Session 2 Mon, Jan 20, 2020 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Session 3 Mon, Jan 27, 2020 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Session 4 Mon, Feb 10, 2020 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Session 5 Mon, Feb 17, 2020 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Session 6 Mon, Feb 24, 2020 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Session 7 Mon, Mar 02, 2020 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Session 8 Mon, Mar 09, 2020 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Session 9 Mon, Mar 16, 2020 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Session 10 Mon, Mar 23, 2020 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Session 11 Mon, Mar 30, 2020 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Session 12 Mon, Apr 06, 2020 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Session 13 Mon, Apr 20, 2020 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Additional information can be found at the GrierfShare site.

Older women likewise are to be reverent in their behavior, not malicious gossips nor enslaved to much wine, teaching what is good, so that they may encourage the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, ... Titus 2:3-4, NASB

One2One is a ministry to women of all ages. One2One seeks to fulfill the comand of Titus 2:3-4 and connect older women and younger women to grow closer towards Christ.

Wish to volunteer for an upcoming One2One event? Click here

Looking for an older lady to disciple you Click here and a member of the One2One Women's Ministry will contact you back.

Click Here To be connected to a prayer group for the children in your life.

Since 1975, Lakeside Christian School has served K-12 students in the greater Clearwater community. Our student body reflects the ethnic and learning diversity of Pinellas County. Lakeside Christian School provides classrooms, curriculums, and professional teaching practices to motivate the accelerated learner to excel in their preparation for college or university coursework. Beyond academics, Lakeside Christian School is built on the biblical principles of loving God and loving others. This care is demonstrated through the warm, respectful relationships among staff and between staff and students.

Lakeside’s spiritual mission is that all students would come to know, love, and honor the Lord Jesus Christ. Our school’s academic mission is to improve measurable academic outcomes for all learners. We do this through the consistent application and integration of research-based best practices into our educational product and learning environment. Lakeside Christian School exists to bring God glory and to make Him known to our students.

Lakeside Christian School, a Clearwater private school, is accredited by the Association of Christian Schools, International (ACSI).

Lakeside Christian School seeks to give back to our community that which God has given us: our talents and a heart to minister to the needs of students in our surrounding communities. Our staff is comprised of professional Christian educators working together as a cohesive team striving to deliver on our mission for every child. All our Professional Education Staff meet or exceed the qualifications required by our Accreditation Agencies.