Our Vision

We set out to be a different kind of church — for people who might have given up on church, but not on God. At Lakeshore Community Church, you will find we are your neighbors, your friends, and your co-workers coming together to discover and develop a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. We’re a church where you can be real, strengthen your relationships, and make an impact in our world. God has a purpose and plan for your life—we want to help you discover it.

Come experience church in a fresh, new way. From engaging music to impactful messages, we’ve created an environment for you to experience God for who He really is because you matter to us. Now is the perfect time to take the first steps on your journey with God.

Our Mission

People from all over Rochester attend Lakeshore, many with an un-churched, de-churched, or even a bad-churched background. Regardless of your beliefs or your past, our doors are wide open for you to come as you are. Our mission is to help people like you explore faith in the God who loves you more than you know. We believe God desires a relationship with us based on faith in His Son Jesus, not on a rigid set of rules. Hundreds have been rescued from despair and brought to hopefulness.

In turn, God longs for us to become difference-makers who increasingly live like Jesus. It’s never a smooth journey but one we pursue together. We offer many services, events, seminars, and the like to help the youngest child to the oldest adult become difference- makers in our world.

Our Affiliations

Lakeshore is an independent church that is both self-governing and led by the Staff for strategic planning, the Elders for spiritual oversight, and the Trustees for the stewarding of our finances.  While we are independent, we voluntarily affiliate with two movements.

Converge Worldwide
Converge Worldwide is a movement of churches working to help people meet, know and follow Jesus. Converge does this by starting new churches, strengthening existing churches, and supporting missionaries who spread the Good News of Jesus Christ around the world. Lakeshore is a part of the Converge Mid-Atlantic District.

Willow Creek Association
Lakeshore is also a part of the Willow Creek Association, a national movement of like-minded churches that is committed to a singular idea: that inspired, encouraged, and equipped Christian leaders create thriving local churches that redeem their communities for Christ.