The saints who meet as a church at Lake Road Chapel in Kirksville, MO began as a college bible study in 1975. Soon afterward the group began gathering for worship as a church, meeting in homes. The Lord continued to grow this work and in 1983 the church began meeting in a small building near the campus of Truman State University. We have been meeting at the current location, Lake Road Chapel, since the fall of 2001.
We, as a church, strive to be Christ-exalting and scripture-honoring in the following ways:
We desire that as we come together corporately we would do so with hearts overflowing in thankfulness for all God has done for us in Christ. Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise. Give thanks to Him, bless His name. (Psalm 100:4)
Just as the early brethren “continually devoted themselves to the apostles teaching” (Acts 2:42) so we desire that our times would be centered around the preaching and teaching of the Word.
"Devote yourselves to prayer..." (Colossians 4:2 ) We meet weekly for prayer.
The Lord has so composed His kingdom that we are not to be “lone ranger” Christians but rather be a part of a body of believers. We desire to honor the Lord and serve one another through “encouraging one another day after day” (Hebrews 3:13) and by “Bearing one another’s burdens, and thereby fulfill the law of Christ.” (Galatians 6:2)
We desire to fulfill the Great Commission through reaching out to our family, the community, and through prayer and financial support of foreign missions. “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore beseech the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.” (Luke 10:2) "...praying at the same time for us as well, that God will open up to us a door for the word, so that we may speak forth the mystery of Christ…(Colossians 4:3)