3311 Park Lake Drive, Waco, TX 76708
Phone: 254.754.7333
about us

About Us

Lake Shore United Methodist Church seeks to create disciples for Christ through outreach and evangelism. With a focus on triune worship, we seek to bring honor to God by following the model of Jesus Christ, which is made possible by the power of the Holy Spirit.

United Methodist Logo The flame in our church logo represents the work of the Holy Spirit in the world, which is seen in believers through spiritual gifts.

We are a very active church and are committed to following our mission statement:
"To Proclaim God's Love to All, In Word and In Deed."

    Lake Shore lives out this commitment through:
  • Supporting a variety of local mission organizations through hands-on activities.
  • Partnership with Lake Air Montessori School.
  • Support United Methodist Missions in all areas and through United Methodist Women's activities.
  • Prayer Partners for our local firemen.
  • Care Partners for our home-bound members.
  • Family night activities.
  • Weekly Bible study.
  • Enjoying each other in fellowship through activities, such as covered dish luncheons, ice cream socials, breakfast fellowships and special luncheons to honor our senior citizens.
  • Meaningful worship experiences which include a variety of music and lay participation in all areas.
There is something different and exciting happening at Lake Shore nearly every week!

    The basic beliefs of Lake Shore United Methodist Church include:
  • Triune God.

    God is one God in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit (Holy Ghost).
  • Scripture.

    The writings in the Old Testament and New Testament are the inspired word of God.
  • Sin.

    While human beings were intended to bear the image of God, all humans are sinners for whom that image is distorted. Sin estranges us from God and corrupts human nature such that we cannot heal or save ourselves.
  • Salvation through Jesus Christ.

    God's redeeming love is active to save sinners through Jesus' incarnate life and teachings, through his atoning death, his resurrection, his sovereign presence through history, and his promised return.
  • Sacraments.

    Lake Shore UMC recognizes two sacraments: Holy Baptism and Holy Communion. In Holy Baptism, we believe that "Baptism is not only a sign of profession and mark of difference whereby Christians are distinguished from others that are not baptized; but it is also a sign of regeneration or new birth. We believe that Baptism is a sacrament in which God initiates a covenant with individuals. Lake Shore United Methodist Church generally practices Baptism by sprinkling, pouring, or immersion. Lake Shore UMC affirms the real presence of Christ in Holy Communion, (the bread is an effectual sign of His body crucified on the cross and the cup is an effectual sign of His blood shed for humanity). We believe that this celebration is an reminder of Jesus' death, and we believe the sacrament to be a means of grace, therefore practice open communion.
  • Free will.

    Lake Shore UMC believes that people, while corrupted by sin, are free to make their own choices because of God's divine grace.
  • Grace.

    Lake Shore UMC believes that God gives unmerited favor freely to all people, though it may be resisted.