Missions

Make disciples that overflow his presence everywhere we go.

“To glorify God by staying tethered to Christ through His Word, and reaching Central Florida with the Gospel by turning members into missionaries."

Local Missions

Neighborhood Market

There are many people in our communities who don’t have enough food to meet their needs. These people are our neighbors and we come together as a team to supplement their food needs. We went to a very unique model during the Covid 19 pandemic where instead of packing bags with food that they may or may not use, we switched to a Neighbor Choice Pantry. The neighbor can go online and choose the foods that their family needs and enjoys eating. We then pack these items for them to pick up at either our Downtown Lakeland, Auburndale or South Lakeland Campus. In addition to providing food, we also share Jesus, provide coaching on obtaining other needed physical or medical needs. We have volunteers who coach, drive vans and trucks, shop, stock, and do administrative work.

Neighborhood Café

In addition to providing groceries through our Neighborhood Market, we will be providing a hot meal and the Gospel message each week on Tuesday nights at our Neighborhood Café. While this ministry had to close during the Covid 19 pandemic, we are preparing to get the ministry formerly known as Breaking Bread Café, restarted in mid-July in its new location at the Neighborhood Café. We will need cooks, servers, coaches, musicians and more as we provide hot nutritious meals to our neighbors along with the message of Christ at our Tuesday night Service.

National Missions

Lakes Church supports NAMB through our financial gifts to the Southern Baptist Convention’s Cooperative Program.

NATIONAL MISSION TRIPS

Philadelphia

Location: Philadelphia

Dates: TBD

Team Size: TBD

Approximate Cost: TBD

Trip Leader: TBD

Kentucky

Location: Kentucky

Dates: TBD

Team Size: TBD

Approximate Cost: TBD

Trip Leader: TBD

International Missions

Lakes Church supports the IMB through our financial gifts to the Southern Baptist Convention’s Lottie Moon Christmas Offering and the Cooperative Program.

INTERNATIONAL MISSION TRIPS

Brazil

Location: Various cities in Brazil 

Dates: August 2nd – 10th     

Team Size: 15

Approximate Cost: $2,000

Trip Leader: Dave McClamma, Pastor Dwayne McDow, Pastor Steve Antley

Colombia

Location: Colombia  

Dates: September 15th – 21st  

Team Size: 15-20

Approximate Cost: $1,100 + airfare

Trip Leader: Andrew Tattrie,
Pastor Billy Ray

Mexico

Location: Cordoba, Veracruz, Central Mexico 

Dates: October 8th – 15th      

Team Size: 25

Approximate Cost: $1,000

Trip Leader: Pastor Alex Davis, Pastor Michael Robinson

BALOCH TRANSLATION

We are raising funds to have the Bible translated into a language for a People Group that doesn’t currently have a reliable copy of God’s Word.

Global Missions Bucket

Through your gifts to the Global Missions Bucket Lakes Church is able to support our Mission efforts throughout the year.