About Us

What We Believe

At Lakewood, we base all of our beliefs on the authority of Scripture. In every way, we strive to maintain Biblical standards of living and leadership. We believe that living life according to God's Word is the way to an abundant, fulfilling life.




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The Bible

We believe the entire Bible is inspired by God and without error. The Bible is the authority on which we base our faith, conduct, and doctrine. See 2 Timothy 3:16.

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The Trinity

We believe in one God who exists in three distinct persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We believe that God the Father is the Creator of the world and is actively involved in humanity. We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God who came to this earth as Savior of the world. We believe that the Holy Spirit is continuing the work of Jesus upon the earth. See Matthew 28:19.

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We believe that Jesus died on the cross and shed His blood for our sin. We believe that salvation is only found by placing our faith in the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. We believe that Jesus rose from the dead and is coming again. See Romans 5:1; 5:8-9.

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Water Baptism

We believe that water baptism is a symbol of the cleansing power of the blood of Christ and a testimony to our faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. See 1 Peter 3:21.

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We believe in the regularly receiving Communion as an act of remembering the sacrifice that Jesus made for us through dying on the cross. See 1 Corinthians 11:24-25.

Relationship with God

We believe that every believer should be in a growing relationship with Jesus by obeying God's Word, yielding to the Holy Spirit and by being conformed to the image of Christ. See Philippians 3:12-13.

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Learn More

We offer additional resources on JoelOsteen.com. We also offer Bible Study classes, where you can learn more about the Bible and fellowship with other Lakewood believers, or if you're looking for more information on Baptism, click below to download any of our instructive material.

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More Resources

We offer Bible classes on Sunday, before and after service. Additionally we host a weekly, live streamed Bible Study on Monday nights. Click below to learn more about what Bible classes we offer. We also have additional resources on JoelOsteen.com. Click below to read articles and find out more about what we believe on topics such as Marriage, Family, Finances and more.

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Understanding Baptism in the Holy Spirit

by Lisa Osteen Comes