We believe that everything that happens inside the walls of the church, equips us to embody the message of Jesus outside the walls of the church. In fact, we believe the church is at its best when it serves, sacrifices and gives, caring about the things God cares about. We were created to live for something greater than ourselves, and we think the best way to accomplish that is by serving people outside the walls of our church. Listed below you will find just some of the ways we are attempting to accomplish this, both in our local community, and around the world.
SERVING OUR COMMUNITY
SOUTH LAKE COMMUNITY MINISTRIES
South Lake Community Ministries seeks to connect a neighbor in need with a neighbor who has something to give. We currently run two community programs: Buses N’ Backpacks and Brown Bags for Home. To donate to South Lake Community Ministries or to find out more information on the programs and how you can help, visit ServingSouthLake.org
DISASTER RELIEF TEAM
When a natural disaster strikes, it normally gives little to no warning, and leaves tremendous devastation in its wake. Through the initiative of a group of volunteers, we have outfitted a response trailer, equipped to assist victims of disaster with everything from tree removal, to roof repair, and just about anything in between. We currently have approximately 45 people who are an active part of this team, having been trained in strategic disaster response. Contact the church office for more information about upcoming training events and how you can get involved with this team.
SERVING THE WORLD
The church is a global movement with a global mission each and every one of us are called to play a part in. It is for this reason that we support several foreign missionaries and organizations through a combination of financial support and short-term mission trips.
ECHO RANCH | JUNEAU, ALASKA
Echo Ranch, a ministry of Avant, is a camp ministry that reaches out to children and teens in Southeast Alaska. We partner with them by sending teams for 1-2 weeks over the summer to assist with camp programs and/or facilities construction and maintenance needs. For more info on Echo Ranch, visit their website – Echoranch.org
PAPUA, NEW GUINEA
Working with the missionary organization called “New Tribes Mission”, Keith and Angie Copley are in PNG serving the Hewa people. Their goal is to plant tribal churches in un-reached areas of the world. We help provide a portion of their monthly financial support through our annual church budget.
BEAUTIFUL FEET INTERNATIONAL | COSTA RICA
Brandon and Jennifer Minnick, along with their four children have relocated from Florida to serve as the directors of a group of pregnancy care centers in Costa Rica. Beautiful Feel partners with churches worldwide to help them reach their communities through pregnancy center ministry. The goal of each center is to share the good news of Jesus with every woman that walks through the door while showing them His love and compassion for their physical needs. To learn more and/or to partner with the Minnicks, visit their website – minnickfamily.org
SOUTHERN BAPTIST COOPERATIVE PROGRAM
A cooperative network of churches that pool resources strategically to have the greatest impact for the Great Commission. The Cooperative program funds the International Missions Board (IMB), the largest international missions agency in the world, and the North American Mission Board (NAMB), strategically helping to plant churches throughout North America. The Cooperative program also funds numerous children’s homes, schools, aid and relief organizations, etc. through the US and overseas.