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Ministry Impact Story: Lake Forest Church

Rachel Ankers November 21, 2017

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Lake Forest Church was founded in 1998 in the back of a bowling alley and held its first public service on Oct. 18, 1998 under the disco ball at a skating rink. This body of believers has come a long way since its foundation and now serves 2,000 souls weekly on campuses in Huntersville, Davidson, and Westlake, NC.

With three campuses, Lake Forest Church is using Community Groups to fulfill their mission of loving people as they discover and live out their roles in God’s story. These Community Groups of 8-15 people allow the attendees to meet regularly and explore their faith while doing life together.

They started using Realm in December 2016 and are taking advantage of Pathways and Groups to engage with their congregation. Jenn Poppen, Systems Coordinator at LFC, says “Realm has changed the way our staff and congregation use our database. Our congregation groups started using the features of Groups combined with Connect right away.” She says she loves that Pathways helps them maintain a structured follow through process and how easy it is to use with the congregation.

“Both our staff and congregation now use the tool to communicate. New members are quick to learn it and use it. We never had any member or staff brag about ACS, and we have with Realm. That makes my job much easier,” Poppen adds.

Lake Forest Church is accomplishing their goal to share God’s love with their actions and words and is continuing to create a safe, compelling environment for people to be transformed by God’s love.

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