A major strength of Lakeside Church is its commitment to missions in our local community and the involvement of many of our members in numerous service activities.
In light of the recent changes in the Southern Baptist Convention, the church voted years ago to no longer send our mission money to that organization. On December 31, 2000, Lakeside voted to withdraw from the SBC, and in 2006, we voted to withdraw from the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina and the North Roanoke Baptist Association. For the past several years we have supported world missions through the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and the Alliance of Baptists. In addition, we send funds for theological education to the Baptist Seminary at Richmond, Campbell University Divinity School, Wake Forest University Divinity School, and to the Baptist House at Duke Divinity School. We also support various Baptist and ecumenical missions agencies across North Carolina.
LAKESIDE'S BAPTIST CONNECTIONS
COOPERATIVE BAPTIST FELLOWSHIP - Our current network of support for world missions, literature, and theological education. A group of several hundred progressive Baptist churches now use the mission system and services of the CBF. We will contribute $7,000 directly to CBF this year. For more information about CBF, visit their website at http://www.thefellowship.info/
COOPERATIVE BAPTIST FELLOWSHIP OF NORTH CAROLINA - A network of support for missions and education within the state of North Carolina. We will contribute $10,000 directly to CBFNC this year. For more information about CBFNC, visit their website at http://www.cbfnc.org/
ALLIANCE OF BAPTISTS - The Alliance of Baptists is an umbrella organization of Baptist churches and groups that seek to foster cooperation in areas of traditional Baptist distinctives. We will contribute $2,500 to the Alliance of Baptists this year. For more information about the Alliance of Baptists, visit their website at http://www.allianceofbaptists.org/