Connecting People To Jesus & Each Other

It starts with Community

Bear Lake Christian Church is an Independent, Non-Denominational, Christian Church. We are completely autonomous, self-supporting, and self governing. We are committed to following the Word of God as laid out in the bible, our pastor's leading, and the duly elected members of our church board according to our by-laws.


Bear Lake Christian Church exists to "connect people to Jesus and each other".


God has placed us here as a center for Christian renewal, penetrating the local counties of Antrim, Crawford, Kalkaska and the surrounding area with a transforming relationship with Jesus while renewing and transforming the lives of individuals, families and communities in this region.

Simply put, we want to become a family of believers who truly make a difference in the lives of our members, their families and friends, this community and throughout the world. We want such an atmosphere of welcome and community and belonging to characterize this family of believers that outsiders are drawn to want more - not just to learn more, but to be more involved and to understand more about our faith, our joy and our peace of mind.

Although we will never have all the answers, we will put those answers we do have into action. That action will be clothed in grace and compassion and a sincere desire for unity and peace. Unity in Christ will prevail over the diversity of gender, age, race, economic status, education level or any other artificial barrier that would hinder God's plan for this family of believers. We will be family - authentic people with love and compassion for one another. We will remain so awestruck by our redemption that tradition and opinion and personal comfort will never get in the way of our true calling - to share the story, to share the grace, to share the salvation, to share The Christ.

Core Values

Sense of family

Compassion, love, forgiveness, and reconciliation

Spiritual development of adult, of youth and of children - Intentional Faith Development, to grow in Christ and to mature the family

Inclusive and inspiring worship - Passionate Worship, regardless of style

Missions - Risk-taking Missions and Service, to give financially, but more importantly, send people

Generosity - Extravagant Generosity, to give as God gave, He gave the very best and held nothing back

Freedom to create ministries

Truth - As embodied in Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our Faith


Hospitality - Radical Hospitality, a culture of invitation and welcome.

Our Practice of Faith

We meet regularly for worship, in order to strengthen, encourage, and support one another. While many in our church family come from a variety of different church affiliations, our practice of faith in not governed by any one practice from any certain tradition.

Bear Lake Christian Church's spiritual vitality is evidenced most in our worship on Sunday-The Lord's Day. In our worship, with passion, joy and reverence, we praise our majestic and awesome God.

Worship Style - Our worship is a blended style. We really love to sing and we sing everything from the traditional hymns of the church to contemporary praise and worship songs. We feel that both are relevant and have much to contribute to our praise of Jesus. The reason for our enthusiasm stems from a desire that everyone be not merely observers but participators. God is seeking out worshipers, and the joy of His people gathering together before Him with reverence, awe, and celebration is what we desire to give to Him.

Communion - The BLCC Family celebrates the sacrament of Communion/The Lord's Supper on the second Sunday of each month, and at other special times throughout the year. We place no boundaries about our celebration of Communion, except that those who participate call on the name of the Lord Jesus Christ as Savior. We allow parents to decide whether to allow their children to participate in this sacrament. Our practice is to partake together once everyone has received the Communion Elements.