There are seasons of life when we all need extra support.  The Care Ministries at Lakeside are available to lean into during those difficult times.


The mercy team demonstrates Christ’s love by providing meals for families who are suffering from illness or loss, recovering from surgery, or celebrating the birth of a child. For more information or to request assistance, please contact the church office at (916) 985-3245, or email mercyteam@lakesidechurch.com.


The chaplaincy team brings the church into our neighborhoods. Trained chaplains are available to visit the home, hospital, or assisted living facility for those who are experiencing a tragedy, serious illness, or death in their family. One telephone call or email activates the on-call chaplains to respond to homes, hospitals, and points of need. For more information and/or to make contact with the Lakeside chaplaincy team, email us at chaplaincy@lakesidechurch.com or call our On-Call Chaplain Line: 916.624.6860

We are looking for Lakesiders to join our team, A Chaplaincy Academy Program is available two times a year – in the spring and in the fall. The course is held one evening per week for 10 weeks. If you would like to know more, please contact chaplaincy@lakesidechurch.com or talk to any of our Lakeside Chaplains.


GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through mourning the death of a loved one – whether it’s very recent and fresh or it happened years ago. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone. GriefShare seminars and support groups are led by people who understand what you are going through and want to help. You’ll gain access to valuable GriefShare resources to help you recover from your loss and look forward to rebuilding your life. Offered twice a year. For more information contact: griefshare@lakesidechurch.com.


We believe that a well crafted life includes cultivating a prayer life with back and forth communication with God. Prayer can occur as a conversation with God at any time or place, alone or with others in the community of believers. Prayer partners are available to join with you in this conversation with God.  For more information, contact prayer@lakesidechurch.com.


DivorceCare is a 13-week program that offers support and care for those going through a separation or divorce.  Offered twice a year.  For more information, contact divorcecare@lakesidechurch.com.


We have lay counselors here to help individuals with fear, self-esteem, marital issues, parenting, struggles, and anger from a biblical perspective. To contact the Lay Counseling Team, please call and leave a message on the confidential line at 916.673.1283 or email laycounseling@lakesidechurch.com.

We also have a list of professional counselors. Lakeside supports the insight and growth that can be achieved with a licensed marriage and family therapist. If you find yourself in need, you may consider these resources.


Higher Power is a recovery encouragement and celebration group at Lakeside.  Join us and experience live music, teaching, and encouragement centered around God’s work in our recovery. For more information contact higherpower@lakesidechurch.com our visit our Higher Power page.


When you experience the loss of a family member or friend, we are here to serve you through the planning and conducting of a memorial service that will truly be a celebration of your loved one’s life.

For more information, please contact Kristine Nations, Memorial Service Coordinator at kristinenations@lakesidechurch.com, or contact the church office.


Lakeside has a list of resources in our community that are available to assist you, click here to view those resources.