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Today, people don’t want religion or “the church,” they want real authenticity and something that is bigger than themselves they can rally behind; they want a cause. And there is none greater than the cause of Jesus. Learn to apply biblical principles found in Jesus’ teachings as well as those found in Micah 6:8 and rally behind the cause of Jesus – the Kingdom of God. Join us for “the Cause.”

New to Dexter Lake?

Welcome to our Website!

Thank you for visiting our website! If you’re new to Dexter Lake or you’re just checking us out online to see what we’re like, click any of the banners below to be directed to information about service times, directions, what services are like, and upcoming events. We hope you find it easy to navigate and that you are able to find what you are looking for! Should you need any assistance or more information about our church, please visit our CONTACT page, fill out the form, or call us at (269) 968-8026, and we will get back with you promptly to answer any questions you may have. If you’d like more information about our leadership team, our vision and purpose, and doctrinal beliefs, click the OUR CHURCH link here.



Our Church – Who We Are

Our Leadership Team

The staff here at Dexter Lake Church, are inviting, knowledgeable, friendly, and experienced. With a heart for God and for his people, they endeavor to lead not only Dexter Lake Church, but the surrounding community to experience the fullness of Christ in our Vision and Purpose Statement.

Why We are Here

Building Better…

It is our plan for everyone who visits, or regularly attends, our church to become better at all they do and use that to serve Christ, the Church, and the Community.

Our Services

What Dexter Lake Church is really like

Church is about people. It’s about those people getting together to worship God corporately and like each other in the process. Want to know what a Dexter Lake service is like. Click here, we dare you!



Adults

Making church feel like a close-knit community starts here.

At Dexter Lake, we focus on providing people with opportunities to Become Better…at everything! We have crafted the following environments to help you meet people who share your same season of life and live in your area of town. Young or old, Christian or non-Christian, single, married, or divorced, we have a place for you to connect and grow.

BELONG GROUPS CIRCLE

Belong Groups

Belong Groups are community Groups that are small groups of adults that meet weekly for friendship, support, and spiritual growth. Members of all ages, stages of life, and spiritual maturity are welcome.

CURRICULUM GROUPS CIRCLE

Short-Term Curriculum Based Groups

If you want to learn what Scripture says about money, being a mom or being a man, try a Short-Term Group. They’re like Community Groups, but meet weekly for a short term to explore one topic.

AFFINITY GROUPS CIRCLE

Affinity Groups

Affinity based groups are for people who have matching common interest. Running, mountain biking, sewing, journaling and songwriters, disc golf, anything! Affinity groups make up their own schedules according to its participants. For more information on these groups, contact the leaders of the groups.

SERVICE GROUPS CIRCLE

Service Groups

Service groups are volunteer based groups that function as a part of serving the church and its attenders through various roles and functions including the worship team, connect team, greeters, parking lot, jail ministry, kitchen, children’s workers, etc. To be involved in these groups you must fill out our D-Team Volunteer form. Please note that some of these positions involve more detailed information as well as protocols to serve. These will be explained by a staff member when you begin the process of joining a service team.



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Brandon & Ashley Gilbert

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Our youth and children’s departments are undergoing change as we usher in a new season of leadership. Starting mid to late September, our new Youth Pastors, Brandon and Ashley Gilbert, will be joining us as full time staff to lead our youth and children’s’ departments. Updates on meeting times, vision, and activities will be addressed here and on our Facebook page. Stay in touch with us and join us in welcoming the Gilbert’s to Dexter Lake!

We believe in our students and we believe that with Christ, all things are possible because we have access to the Father.

Ephesians 3:12 – “Because of Christ and our faith in him, we can now come boldly and confidently into God’s presence. We believe in lifting up the name of Christ, and that he will draw all men unto himself.”

We’re on Facebook! Here’s the link! Check us out!



Children

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The Gospel Project Curriculum for all ages

This past May we embarked on 3 year curriculum plan called “The Gospel Project.” The Gospel Project for Kids is a Christ-centered Bible study resource that follows a chronological timeline of Bible events—presenting the story of redemption through Jesus like kids have never seen it before! Each week, these stories come to life through video, music, activities, and more. 

Parents: You can download the Gospel Project for Kids App to help with your daily devotionals as a family that coincide with the weekly teaching curriculum.

Nursery

Our nursery program is open to children ages 0 – 2 years old. Mothers who have the need to nurse their babies will find our nursing mothers room comfortable, quiet, and easily accessible for them to use. We also have trained workers for our toddlers.

COOL Jr.

Cool Jr. is for children ages 2 – 5. Your kids will have a great time learning the Gospel through fun activities, story telling, puppets, and lessons. 

COOL Avenue

 

Cool Ave is for children ages 6 – 12. Your kids will find it upbeat and full of energy as they are taught God’s word and encouraged through praise and worship to live a life for Jesus.

 



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How to get in touch with us

Office Hours: Monday-Thursday 9 am to 5 pm.

Address: 1555 E Michigan Ave, Battle Creek, MI 49014.

Phone: (269) 968-8026 | Fax: (269) 968-9439

 

Sparrows Nest Clothing Closet and Food Bank

Are you in need or know someone in need? Contact our Front Office or get a referral through 211 to speak to someone to help address your need.

For the Sparrow’s Nest Emergency Closet and Food Bank, click here.



Give

Here at Dexter Lake we believe in the principals of paying the tithe and offerings.  We also believe in the principal of being good stewards over what God has blessed us with and investing it so that the Kingdom of God may be spread throughout our local community and globally.

We believe that the ministries of Dexter Lake Church are “good ground” and we continue to invest and sow good seed into ministries and partnerships that reach our community. If you have been blessed by the ministries we offer, we ask that you consider investing your finances into the Kingdom by clicking the DONATE button to the side of the page and entering the amount you would like to give. You can direct this towards your Tithe, Offering, Missions, or Other.

Rest assured that it is a secure transaction and that the amount you give will go towards the advancement of the Kingdom of God through the ministries of Dexter Lake Church. Thank you and God bless you for your gift.

To give, just click on the DONATE button below. Thank you!

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Disaster Relief Giving Update

Find out more about where your dollars are going for Disaster Relief and Emergency Response to Natural Disasters and Victims when you give to Dexter Lake Church and designate it as Disaster Relief. Click the link above to visit our Disaster Relief Effort page for those details.



Serve

Our belief is that as people choose to serve, whether in our church, in the local community, or around the world, the impact of that service will change lives—for those serving, for the people they serve, and even for those who see them giving their time to help someone else.

It takes over 75 volunteers to make Sunday happen. Are you willing to help? Our needs are as diverse as the people who attend our services. Find out how you can get involved and serve others in our church community.

As a church, we want to be known for our extraordinary generosity — both time and money — toward those in our local community.

We partner with international organizations to send teams of people from our church to help meet the physical and spiritual needs of at-risk families and children in other countries.



Media

 

Podcasts

Here is where you can listen to the most recent podcasts and series from Dexter Lake Church. We publish each sermon on our Sermons page so you can easily listen to it whenever you want.

Above you will find the link to our podcast teaching archives to listen to teachings you may have missed or that you have not listened to yet. You can also subscribe to them via an RSS feed or iTunes.

 

Sermon Notes

Want to view this week’s or past weeks’ sermon notes? Click on the link above and you can do just that!



Watch Live!

Watch Services via Livestream

Join us  Sundays at 10 AM as we  livestream our worship service! Enjoy the music from worship team and the sermon from Pastor Blaine in the comfort of your own home!  Whether you are checking us out for the first time and want to see what Dexter Lake Church is like, out of town and want to join us for service, or a shut in needing to stay attached to the Word, we offer this live stream service just for you!

Archived Sermon Files – Click here.