First Steps

Come hang out with us during our interactive weekend gatherings. Grab a free cup of coffee or visit our Barista Bar, listen to some live music, sing with us, hear a message, and be surprised. But wait, there's more. Lakeside involvement doesn't stop with the weekend. Throughout the week we have groups meeting all over town, classes on the Lakeside campus, and multiple opportunities to get involved working with regular teams and special projects. If you'd like someone to contact you to get your questions answered or get more info please fill out the online connect card. Check out the infobar in the lobby while you're at it. We want to help you feel like you're a part of Lakeside as best as we can. 


Main Auditorium 
Saturdays 5:00 & 6:30 PM
Sundays 9:00 & 10:45 PM


Have questions about who Jesus says he is? Wondering about baptism? Want to find out more about what we believe or how you can get involved? Start with BEGIN@LAKESIDE - a safe place to ask any question you want about Christian spirituality and the church without feeling dumb. For more information email melaniewaugh@lakesidechurch.com

BEGIN STUDENTS (Middle & High School)
This class is for you if you recently made a significant faith decision, have always wondered why Christians believe what they believe, or want answers to your toughest faith questions. Contact donnapepper@lakesidechurch.com for more information. 


BEGIN KIDS (1st through 5th grade)
Children ask great questions! Questions about their faith, baptism and what happens next. Begin Kids is designed just for them. Contact lauriewilliams@lakesidechurch.com for more information.



Baptisms are one of the most exciting times in the life of a Jesus follower. They're also exciting for everyone else who gets to participate in the celebration. Baptism is one of the best ways to let the world know you are a Jesus follower. We have multiple baptisms throughout the year in both our weekend gatherings and at Folsom Lake. 

Attend a BEGIN gathering (see above) to answer any questions you may have. A Begin gathering is required for all adults who want to be baptized.  Middle School and High School students need to attend Begin Students, and elementary school aged children need to attend a Begin Kids.

For more information call the church office (916) 985–3245 or email baptism@lakesidechurch.com.  


Take the next step by signing up for the various classes we offer throughout the year.  Curious how your gifts and talents have shaped you to serve? Looking to get in control of your finances so you can be free of financial worry?  We have classes all year long to help you with that - and much more.