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.

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Neighborhood Café

We provide a hot meal and the Gospel message each week on Tuesday nights, 6:00pm, at our 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. If you are interested in being blessed by this weekly hot meal please plan to join us at our Neighborhood Cafe, 1010 East Memorial Blvd. Lakeland, FL 33801, at 6:00pm every Tuesday. Whether you plan to serve or come enjoy a hot meal, we look forward to seeing you then!

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National Missions

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



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.



Location: Cordoba, Veracruz, Central Mexico 

Who? College Students Only

Dates: July 1st – 8th

Approximate Cost: $1,475

Trip Leader: Kyle Weeks


Location: Cordoba, Veracruz, Central Mexico 

Who? Anyone

Dates: September 15th – 22nd

Approximate Cost: $1,085

Trip Leader: Alex Davis


Location: Cordoba, Veracruz, Central Mexico 

Who? Anyone

Dates: October 7th – 15th

Approximate Cost: $1,215

Trip Leader: Michael Robinson


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.