Momentum Celebrated

Lakepoint Momentum
Lakepoint Momentum024 Lakepoint Mometum1716_1024
This past Sunday at Lakepoint Church, we celebrated!
For two years now, we’ve been working on Momentum – accelerating uncommon connections for our church, our community, and the through the new facility that God gifted us with.  It’s been a season of unprecedented generosity at Lakepoint, and excitement for what God has done. 
This Sunday, we brought Momentum to a close.  No better way to close things out than with a celebration!  We had panel of story tellers on the Lakepoint platform, as well as an open mic, to tell personal stories of what our God has done.  We had our commons area decorated to the hilt and arranged with brunch treats.  Kyle Stuart even recapped our history with his parody The Story of Lakepoint.
Thank you for being a church that dreams well, follows God well, and especially celebrates well.  Let’s keep dreaming over the next to come.
Lakepoint Momentum669_1024

Momentum Countdown #3: Children

The generosity needed to bring Lakepoint into our new facility had a tremendous impact on the kids of Lakepoint and the Muskego community! There has been added consistency in the DOCK with two services and the classrooms are tailored to the needs of the specific age groups. We now have a mom and child play date called “Mom’s Circle” during the week, the indoor playground got a lot of use during the winter months, and we have been able to host events when students in the area have a day off of school! Momentum has helped us reach out to so many kids and their families. 

Momentum Countdown #5: Community Events

Here at Lakepoint we enjoy connecting with people and having fun while we do it! The community events like Jammin’ on Janesville, Waterbug Ski Shows, National Night Out, etc. are so fun to be a part of and a great way to connect with other people in our community. Watch this video to see all of the fun in action! 

Go here to find out more about what we are up to this summer in our community! 

Momentum Countdown #6: Serving Teams

Momentum Countdown # 6 highlights serving teams at Lakepoint and their contribution to the growth of individuals and the relationships of our family. Our serving teams do so much to help people connect to others and God at Lakepoint. What some may not realize is that joining a serving team helps you connect as well. When you are part of a serving team you are getting to know people as you serve, it’s a lot of fun! To find out more about serving teams at Lakepoint go here.
Thank you to all who serve, you make a big difference! 

Momentum Countdown #7: Global- Peru

When we started this generosity initiative, called Momentum, we wanted to reach more than just our community of Muskego and the surrounding areas, but wanted to reach globally as well. We have partnered with Vision Trust International to impact the people in Ayacucho, Peru. Families from Lakepoint  who sponsor a child in Peru help provide the funds needed for the child to go to the Maranatha Learning Center after school and receive a good meal, tutoring, and a chance to hear about Jesus everyday! Check out this video to learn more about Lakepoint’s impact in Peru.

Momentum Countdown #8: M Catering

Our partnership with M Catering is another great thing that has come from the Momentum Generosity Initiative! This partnership has helped elevate the quality of events that Muskego Circle and Lakepoint put on. What is an event without good food? We are so glad to be working with another Muskego business! Check out this video to hear more about this partnership. 

Momentum Countdown #9: Staffing

Through the generosity initiative, Momentum, we were able to hire more staff here at Lakepoint! This has allowed each staff member to really focus on their area of expertise and excel in it. It has been neat to see how God brought this team together and they are a joy to work with! Check out the video below to learn more about each staff member and their role at Lakepoint! 
Thank you for your generosity and support!

Momentum Countdown #10: Church Planting

Nearly two years ago Lakepoint started a generosity initiative called Momentum to build God’s kingdom in our city, our church and our world.  As this two year initiative draws to a close, we want to look back at the top 10 things (other than our new facility) that were born out of Momentum and celebrate what God has done! 
Beyond just equipping and resourcing our own church family, we want to partner with others to plant new churches in other communities.  As a result of Momentum generosity, we are happy to announce we are partnering with Brian McKee to help him plant City of Light Church in Wauwatosa!  Check out the video below to hear more of what Brian and his wife are doing.  Stay tuned each week for a new momentum countdown post.

Winter Xtreme 2016

This past weekend was our third annual excursion to Camp Timber-lee for our Middle School Winter retreat, WinterXtreme.  It was the fourth trip I’ve taken personally to the retreat (as a leader, not a middle schooler).  For those of you who have never been, Winter Xtreme is a fast-paced weekend from Friday night to Sunday morning filled with tubing down snow-covered hills, rocketing out onto a frozen lake in toboggan, worshipping with a couple hundred other students, engaging messages, exploring our faith in Jesus together, broomball, adolescent voices singing karaoke, good food, games and, well, you get the idea.  It’s packed with fun and meaningful time together.  
We had high hopes of bringing home the Broomball Tournament trophy this year but unfortunately fell short.  With our young talent and rigid offseason workouts, I have high hopes for next year though.  I heard several students say something to the effect of “I wish this retreat was longer” at different points during the day on Saturday.
For the 11 students (6 girls, 5 guys) from Lakepoint, along with myself and super-leaders Desiree and Grayson, it was a fantastic time. The theme of the weekend was “Rooted” based on Paul’s words in 1 Corinthians 15:58; “Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor is not in vain.”  We discussed what it really means to be “rooted” in our faith, which starts with knowing and believing that God truly
loves us. It is out of His awesome love for us that we are able to find security, which overflows into loving others in the same way we’ve experienced.  

Softly Open

While we aren’t advertising it to the public yet, our new facility is open and we have officially moved in!  Last week we were granted temporary occupancy and had our soft opening service on Sunday the 29th. It was surreal to actually hold a service in our new space for the very first time.  It is hard to believe how far God has brought us in only a few years since Lakepoint was started. Finishing touches continue to be added inside and out at our new building this week. We are excited for our Grand Opening service on Sunday, December 6th at 10:00 am and all of the people who will gather in this great home God has given us.