Upcoming Courses

How to Study the Bible

Lakeside Institute of Theology’s next free, 10-week class, CM1 How to Study the Bible, will be delayed until face-to-face meetings are once again deemed to be safe. When that happens, we will announce the date and time here on this website, in the church bulletin, and other mediums. Stay tuned.

CM1 How to Study the Bible – The Bible is a big book and can be daunting. However, studying the Bible can be simplified to practical methods that will delight, inspire, and encourage us. The Bible is God’s own Word to us – evidence that God loves us and wants us to know Him and live joyfully in His will. In this course, we will examine several simple strategies for effective Bible study with a practical approach to (1) using study aids effectively and (2) learning to individually and collaboratively apply the truths and principles of Scripture to our lives.

Meet the LIT Team

Carolyn Hansen – Librarian, Registrar, and Webmaster. litmxregistrar@gmail.com

Chuck McKinney – Dean, Faculty. Chuck is our Dean of the Lakeside Instituto de Teologia (Lakeside Institute of Theology). He completed his M.Div. (equivalent) work at Asbury Theological Seminary and D.Min. work at Trinity School for Ministry. He previously earned a Ph.D in Forestry at Texas A&M University. He was a seminary and university professor at various USA institutions, pastor in Arizona, high school teacher on the Navajo Nation, mediator, forester, and business owner.

Wayne Cook – Faculty, LIT and Senior Pastor, Lakeside Presbyterian Church

Celebration of Life for Ross Arnold

Pastor Ross Arnold went home to be with Jesus on Monday, January 14. “Home” has always been a word full of meaning for Ross. He would often say that, if he ever wrote a book, it would be on the theology of home. It was also the word he repeated most during his last day. He was ready.

On Saturday, January 26, at 1 p.m., we are planning a Celebration of Life service for Ross here at Lakeside Presbyterian Church. Afterward, we will have a time of fellowship and refreshments in the courtyard, when we can share our memories of Ross.

After graduating with a Master of Divinity degree from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California, Ross worked for several years with World Vision, Joni and Friends and other Christian ministries before settling in Seattle, Washington, in 1989. Over the next 20 years, Ross had a teaching role at University Presbyterian Church in Seattle, where he was an ordained elder in the Presbyterian Church USA. During this time he pursued further graduate studies in theology at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia, and was ordained through Church Ministry Associates. In November 2009 Ross and his wife, Carolyn Hansen, moved to Lakeside and immediately became involved with Lakeside Presbyterian Church. After several months of teaching a Bible study for the church, Ross was invited to become the pastor in April 2010.

Our website is available

Classes started on September 10. And it’s been so exciting to see what’s been happening! We have more than 50 students in three classes.

This website will allow you to get class notes and watch the videos we’ve been recording.

Leave a comment here if there’s anything else we can add to the site.