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Church Leadership

Every month LAC's leadership will update this page with a specific focus and ways you can join them in prayer

The leaders of the church are responsible for providing overall leadership and oversight for the spiritual well-being, ministry, and business of the church.

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Leadership Updates

  1. Special Congregational Meeting

    On January 9th, 2022, a special congregational meeting was called to share updates with the congregation.  The meeting recording can be viewed below. . At the meeting, an appointment from the Outreach Ministries Division to the Senior Pastor Search Committee was affirmed by the Congregation. Meet the newest member of our search committee, Roberta King, through her video profile....

    On January 9th, 2022, a special congregational meeting was called to share updates with the congregation.  The meeting recording can be viewed below. . At the meeting, an appointment from the Outreach Ministries Division to the Senior Pastor Search Committee was affirmed by the Congregation. Meet the newest...

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  2. January Giving Update from Dan Crichton

      Dear Lake Avenue Church Family, As I write this letter, we are once again reminded of God’s faithfulness to our church. We enter this New Year with so much to celebrate! During the Christmas season, it was such a blessing worshiping together as a church community and celebrating the birth of our King. We enjoyed a wonderful holiday concert, and we were able to share the joy of Christmas as...

      Dear Lake Avenue Church Family, As I write this letter, we are once again reminded of God’s faithfulness to our church. We enter this New Year with so much to celebrate! During the Christmas season, it was such a blessing worshiping together as a church community and celebrating the birth of our...

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  3. Vice Chair December 16th Update

    In the last few months, the council has found it necessary to have more than one scheduled meeting due to the various items that require attention outside of our normal schedule. Our first meeting for November was on the 11th and started with Interim Planning. We were presented with the upcoming teaching series and held a brief discussion on the need for an interim Senior Pastor. It was decided that...

    In the last few months, the council has found it necessary to have more than one scheduled meeting due to the various items that require attention outside of our normal schedule. Our first meeting for November was on the 11th and started with Interim Planning. We were presented with the upcoming...

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  4. November Special Update from Dan Crichton

    Dear LAC Family, I hope you will join us this Sunday at 10 AM as Pastor Jeff brings us the message and closes out the series, “Counterintuitive Transformation.” We will be celebrating God’s calling on Pastor Jeff, Jenny, and the Mattesich family at Lake Avenue Church these past twenty-two years. This will be an opportunity to thank them and to express our gratitude for their many years of...

    Dear LAC Family, I hope you will join us this Sunday at 10 AM as Pastor Jeff brings us the message and closes out the series, “Counterintuitive Transformation.” We will be celebrating God’s calling on Pastor Jeff, Jenny, and the Mattesich family at Lake Avenue Church these past twenty-two years....

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  5. Vice Chair October 26th Update

    Greetings, The discussion began with the plans for the special congregational meeting focused on the Senior Pastor Search Committee (SPSC) progress and timeline. The meeting had been requested by members of the congregation immediately after news of the decision by the SPSC to not move forward with our internal candidate Jeff Mattesich. It was determined that it will be a time to clarify and...

    Greetings, The discussion began with the plans for the special congregational meeting focused on the Senior Pastor Search Committee (SPSC) progress and timeline. The meeting had been requested by members of the congregation immediately after news of the decision by the SPSC to not move forward...

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  6. October 2021 Special Congregational Meeting

      Purpose Protocol Purpose Protocol Purpose Dear Lake Avenue Church Family, We invite you to join the Senior Pastor Search Committee (SPSC) and the Ministry Council (MC) for a “Church Family Conversation” around our process, roadmap, and plans to search for a Senior Pastor for Lake Avenue Church on Thursday, October 28 from 7 PM - 8:30 PM. We know that the August news from the SPSC followed by...

      Purpose Protocol Purpose Protocol Purpose Dear Lake Avenue Church Family, We invite you to join the Senior Pastor Search Committee (SPSC) and the Ministry Council (MC) for a “Church Family Conversation” around our process, roadmap, and plans to search for a Senior Pastor for Lake Avenue Church on...

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  7. Communal Discernment - October 10th

    Throughout September, Ministry Council members held small group communal listening sessions to hear what God is saying to us individually around our core discipleship essential of worshiping in unity.  Watch the video to hear themes of what was shared across all sessions and to hear from leaders what has been discerned. Based on the what we have heard, we will be officially changing our Sunday...

    Throughout September, Ministry Council members held small group communal listening sessions to hear what God is saying to us individually around our core discipleship essential of worshiping in unity.  Watch the video to hear themes of what was shared across all sessions and to hear from leaders what...

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  8. Letters from Pastor Jeff Mattesich and Dan Crichton

    A Letter From Pastor Jeff Mattesich Dear Lake Avenue Church, Grace and peace to you. We always thank God for all of you and continually mention you in our prayers. We remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.  - 1 Thessalonians 1:1b-3 How can I describe my journey at LAC? It really is...

    A Letter From Pastor Jeff Mattesich Dear Lake Avenue Church, Grace and peace to you. We always thank God for all of you and continually mention you in our prayers. We remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our...

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  9. Vice Chair September 28th Update

    Message from the Vice Chair As was mentioned at the Congregational meeting in August we will post a brief summary from the Ministry Council meeting that is held each month to inform the congregation on what we are working on and what we as a council are addressing on behalf of Lake Avenue. On September 28th, the first meeting of the new fiscal year began with welcoming our newest member Ray...

    Message from the Vice Chair As was mentioned at the Congregational meeting in August we will post a brief summary from the Ministry Council meeting that is held each month to inform the congregation on what we are working on and what we as a council are addressing on behalf of Lake Avenue. On...

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  10. August 2021 Update

    Greetings Church Family, We hope this message finds you all in good stead as we head into the hottest month of the year. Your Ministry Council wants to connect more with you all and move from strangers to familiar members of the congregation. As such, every month you can come to this page to learn more about what is happening in the Ministry Council and ways you can be praying for the work we...

    Greetings Church Family, We hope this message finds you all in good stead as we head into the hottest month of the year. Your Ministry Council wants to connect more with you all and move from strangers to familiar members of the congregation. As such, every month you can come to this page to learn...

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