As Lakes Entrance Baptist church, we are committed to building lasting community by

CELEBRATING the love of God in relevant worship
GROWING people towards Christ likeness.
CARING for each other with the compassion of Jesus Christ.
REACHING OUT with the love and message of Jesus Christ.
PROVIDING a Godly view point within the community.
At Lakes Entrance Baptist Church we are committed to being a safe organisation. We consider it our our duty of care to provide a safe place for all children and adults with whom we interact.
We have policies, procedures and training to facilitate our commitment to be a safe organisation. You can read our Organisation Safety Policy
here. This framework is being constantly improved with input from various government bodies, the Baptist Union of Victoria and other service providers. We have a team of leaders who oversee this ongoing work.

Greetings Friends
Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, Romans 8:1

What a wonderful promise from God’s Word to us His holy people. Our identity is defined throughout scripture. God tells us who we really are, however there are a lot of voices speaking to us trying to conform us to their opinions of who we should be. So who should we listen to? If we choose to believe that we are the most important person in the world, then we will find only disappointment because this simply isn’t true. God calls us to think of others needs above our own. Romans 12:9,10. We are called to ‘do to others, what you would have them do to you.’ Matt 7:12.
We are called as God’s people to produce fruit Galatians 5:22,23. As we seek to delight in Jesus, to glory in His cross and seek the betterment of other people, there will come a sense of purpose and satisfaction that is beyond this world. Jesus said “I have food to eat that you know nothing about” This is to do the will of the Father. John 4:32,34.

Health practitioners recommend 5 things for health and wellbeing. 1. Sleep, 2. Diet, 3. Exercise, 4. Socializing, 5.Sunlight. On the whole this is good advice.
However maybe delighting in our Saviour Jesus needs to be 1st on this list!

I once asked a group of students ‘where does the critical condemnation come from?’ As we discussed this, it became clear that it was from within each person as they processed their internal self talk etc. It is this space that I wanted to highlight. What does your internal thought life look like. Do you meditate on Gods Word often? Do you remember particular verses in the bible that bring you back on track. Romans 8:1 is a great one to have in your collection of promises, but is doesn’t stop there. The bible tells us that our biggest problem is SIN along with the various ways we try to deal with it. Again the bible has the only satisfactory answer to this.

Romans 8:3b He sent his own Son in a body like the bodies we sinners have. And in that body God declared an end to sin's control over us by giving his Son as a sacrifice for our sins. Guilt and shame can make a mess of us internally our continual giving into temptation gives us no rest.

This is no longer the pattern that reflects our lives. For we are new creatures in Christ!
2Corinthians 5:17. We have the life giving Spirit! And because of this we are free from the bondage of sin and its destructive effects. Though sins effects are all around us, as we accept that Jesus has overcome both sin and death on our behalf we have peace with God.

Do you accept that Jesus has done this for you? And is your thought life a reflection of this. (Though the battle rage) who is winning?



Pastors Michael & Lyn

Co Pastors Gerard & Linda Abdoo

Lakes Entrance Baptist Church: Organisation Safety Policy

Personal Safety.
Lakes Entrance Baptist Church maintains an ongoing commitment to a strong culture of safety for children and other vulnerable people who interact with our faith community.
We seek to have a supportive environment for all people to have their story of any form of abuse to be heard and addressed.
Lakes Entrance Baptist Church implements Child Safe Standards and the Reportable Conduct Scheme Under the oversight of the Victorian Government’s Commission for Children and Young People.
The Safe Church Concerns Person for Lakes Entrance Baptist Church is Jeffrey Lyell and he can be contacted by phoning 0438 820294.

Work Health and Safety.

We want our staff and volunteers to be safe and we want our buildings and meeting spaces to be safe for all. We comply with Victoria’s Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations.
If you see something of concern please notify Siemen Bosch on 0407 970525

Pastoral Care and Support.

At Lakes Entrance Baptist Church we welcome the opportunity to support one another on our paths through life.
While we strive as an organisation, to avoid accidents and harm we realise that hurt and pain occur. We believe that faith communities can offer healing and hope.
We seek to bring the resources of our faith to the healing process with support from professionals where required.
You can contact our Pastors Michael and Lyn Carlisle by phoning 03 5155 2884

Lakes Entrance Baptist Church is committed to protecting your privacy.
This policy sets out how we collect, use, store, disclose and de-identify your personal information as prescribed in the Australian Privacy Principles.
A summary of these principles appears