Community Groups FAQ

  • When do groups meet?

    Community Groups are formed at each LFC worship location and meet at various times throughout the week or every other week for 1-2 hours. Our groups meet for approximately 10-12 weeks each semester in the fall and/or spring.

    Groups also often get together to serve in the community, to celebrate birthdays, for girls’ or guys’ trips, for family dinners and more.

  • How do I find a Community Group?

    We have sign-up periods in the month leading up to each semester – we promise you’ll hear all about when they are coming! When groups are announced, you’ll be able to view a list sorted by location, day/time and description about who the group is best-geared for online and at Sunday services. Some groups will be just for women or men, others formed out of a specific life stage, but most love having a variety of ages and stages in the mix.

  • What happens during the meeting?

    Every group will have its own mojo, but most involve a time of catching up, a time of study and discussion and close with a time of prayer.

  • I’m new to church/faith/not a Bible scholar. Will I feel comfortable?

    We certainly hope so! In our groups, you’ll find folks of various faith backgrounds and levels of Biblical knowledge. You won’t be put on the spot or expected to have all the answers – we all have something to learn from one another.

  • What about my children?

    Some host homes and groups are able to provide a babysitter or a space for older kids to hang out. Others will not. Make sure you check with individual group leaders for more information.

  • What’s the catch?

    Well, we can’t promise you that things won’t get occasionally messy or that you’ll always agree 100% with what other people in your group say. But, we hope you’ll receive and give grace and acceptance at each turn in order to grow to be more like Jesus each day.

Online Giving FAQ

  • Who can I contact if I have questions about my username and password or trouble getting logged in?

    Email administration@lakeforest.org and our team will assist you with logging into your account.

  • What funds can I give to online?

    The system allows you to select one of several funds to give to:

    • The General Fund for your home church’s ministry and operations
    • Mission Trip Donations
    • Many Hands, Many Feet Fund (Missions)
    • Grace Children’s Home
  • Is it safe to give online?

    Online giving transactions are processed through a secure service provider. All transactions go directly to the church’s bank account.

  • Will I still receive a contribution statement for tax reporting purposes?

    Receipts of contributions are now accessible online through Realm. Your statement can be downloaded at any time, but you may always request a printed statement from Nick Biancofiore. Both online and mailed statements will show your total giving (online, at church and other various giving methods).

  • When will contributions be taken from my account?

    Contributions will be taken from your specified bank account within 48 business hours of the date you requested and will be deposited directly into the church’s bank account. This time frame allows for the contribution to process through your bank as well as the church’s. If the date of your contribution falls on a weekend or a holiday, the transaction will be initiated on the next banking day.

  • Are there any donor fees involved with online giving?

    No, you will not pay any fees with an online gift. The full amount of your gift will be tax deductible.

  • Are there any church administration fees involved with online giving?

    Lake Forest Church pays a nominal, per transaction fee that is approximately 3%. Because of this fee, we discourage the use of credit or debit cards when making very large gifts if the donor has other payment options available.

  • I have additional questions about online giving that have not been addressed. Who can I talk to?

    For questions about our online giving system, please contact Jerry Goedert.

Visit FAQ

  • Where are you located?

    Lake Forest Church has three worship communities in the Lake Norman area: Huntersville, Davidson and WestLake. Click here to learn more about each of our locations.

  • What time is service?

    LFC-Davidson: 9:30am and 11am
    LFC-Huntersville: 9:30am and 11:05am
    LFC-WestLake: 9:30am and 11am

    If this will be your first time attending service with us, we encourage you to plan to arrive 10 minutes before service starts so you can park, grab coffee and pick out your favorite seat in the house.

  • What should I wear?

    From ties to Carolina Panthers jerseys, flip flops to cowboy boots, you’ll find people dress in whatever makes them feel most comfortable at our services – and we love that!

  • Do I need to bring anything?

    Nope, but if you’d like to bring a Bible or a notebook, that’s great too. Some folks use a Bible app on their smartphone, but we always have the Bible passages on the big screens so it’s easy for everyone to follow along. If you do not own a Bible, you are more than welcome to take one from our worship center to take home.

  • What’s the music like?

    We use blended styles of worship to encounter God including rock, acoustic, electronic and americana. We love to take traditional hymns and share them in fresh ways, and take some of your favorite songs from the radio and direct them to God.

  • What about my kids?

    Each LFC worship community offers safe and fun children’s ministry programs for infants – 5th grade during both worship services. For more information, visit our Children’s Ministry Page or our Youth Ministry Page.

  • How can I get involved at LFC?

    We’re glad you asked! Click here to learn more about ways to Discover, Belong, Share and Go.

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