Adults' Ministries

Biblical Counseling

God's Word is sufficient for helping and training Christians to be "complete, equipped for every good work" (2 Tim 3:16-17). As a local church, it is our privilege and responsibility to use the Bible to help those in need of counsel.

We provide biblical counseling if you are having life difficulties and would like to speak with a trained Biblical counselor.

Sermon-Based Growth Groups

The first time you come to a worship service at Lakeside Fellowship you may enjoy the music and the message, but will you be known? Will you be able to share your needs or burdens with anyone? Probably not. Will it be because our church body was unloving or insensitive? We hope not! It is probably because the greater the number of people gathered together into one group, the less they are able to know each other.

Conversely, the fewer the people in a gathering, the more they can know each other personally. This is the role that a growth group can play in your Christian growth.

Growth Groups FAQ’s

When do they meet?
Wednesday nights from 7pm – 8:30pm.

Where do they meet?
In the homes of the different members in the Group.

What time do they meet?
From 7 pm to 8:30 pm. Some groups have the flexibility to meet earlier and longer.

What about my Kids?
Childcare is provided for children at the Church Building from 6:45 pm to 8:30pm* on Wednesday nights.

How many people will be there?
A typical Group will have 10 to 12 adults.

What can I expect?
“People doing Life together!”

Starting Point Growth Groups

If you are...

1. Seeking – curious about God, Jesus and the Bible.

2. Starting – new to a relationship with Jesus Christ.

3. Returning – church experienced in the past, but have been away for a while.

4. Reserved – not sure what God is all about.

...then Starting Point GG is for you.

Purpose: To create a time each week for people to learn and feel comfortable asking questions about God, Jesus Christ and the Bible while exploring their faith and establishing relationships in a conversational environment.


Proverbs 27:17 says “As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.” At Lakeside we want our men to be leaders in their homes, the church, and in the community and we believe the best way to accomplish this is for each man to be challenged and encouraged by other godly men in our church.

We have a number of ways that we are doing this including prayer breakfasts, sports leagues, small groups and our annual Men’s Retreat and Steak and Corn Feed.

At Lakeside you will be challenged to be a godly man and to take responsibility for your family.


At Lakeside one of our goals is to nurture relationships among women and encourage women to live Christ-centered lives by offering opportunities for biblical teaching, mentoring, outreach, and for utilizing their spiritual gifts. We know that women need other women to come along side and encourage them, share with them, and just listen to them. We hope to meet these needs through:

  • Bible studies: usually meeting Tuesday mornings Sept-May and Wednesday evenings, our studies might be topic-based or focused on a specific book of the Bible.
  • Homes of Light: a new opportunity for women to open their homes in order to share Christ with others.
  • Grace: a yearly Christmas event celebrating the change Christ can make in your life.
  • Women’s Retreat: a spring women’s retreat focusing on becoming more Christ-like.
  • Mentoring: prayer-driven relationships that we encourage and Christ controls.
  • Various other events such as coffee & testimony nights, Ladies Night Out, and game nights.

College & Singles

Our college age students and singles have a small group Bible study where we get together with others in the same stage of life and learn about what Christ can do with our lives. Join us during the school year on Wednesdays starting at 7pm. We meet at the church building for a time of teaching, accountability and prayer.

Sunday Morning Services
8:30 & 10:30am
1121 W. Bridge Rd.
Polk City, IA 50226
Phone Number:
Map & Directions

Office Hours:
Mon-Fri 8:30am - 3:00pm
1121 W. Bridge Rd.
P.O. Box 188
Polk City, IA 50226
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Growth Groups

Wednesday night (Oct 17th): No Childcare - Men's Game & Grub night
Sunday night (Oct 14th): Etherington's GG
This Week's Growth Group questions and podcast:
Podcast Questions

...past questions

...past podcasts

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1/31/2018 6:05:00 AM
11/14/2016 7:08:00 AM

...more life stories

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