Community Engagement

We collaborate and cultivate relationships with community organizations in Lakewood Ranch, and we also develop our own initiatives–to create pathways for congregation members and others to be the hands and feet of the body of Christ in our community. Our focus is love turned outward; supporting others while sharing the love of God not only strengthens our community, but also encourages others to live out God’s purpose in their lives. Partner organizations, to name just a few, include:

- Bridge A Life
Sharing Christ-centered hope with children who have been abused, abandoned, orphaned, or neglected while supporting foster and adoptive families through awareness, training, outreach, and partnerships.(Click here for info)

- Lakewood Ranch YMCA 
The YMCA is committed to strengthening Manatee County through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.  (Click here for info)

- Manatee County Schools 

- Sarasota Youth Opera
Since 1984, Sarasota Youth Opera has given thousands of young people age 8 to 18 an opportunity to experience opera firsthand through participation in after-school choruses, Sarasota Opera main stage productions, summer camps, and fully staged Youth Opera productions.

As the only program in the United States committed to presenting annual full-scale opera productions for young voices, accepting all who wish to participate regardless of skill level or ability to pay, Sarasota Youth Opera is a national model for opera education. Click here for more info.

For more information and to help make a difference in in our community, contact the church office at 941-907-7333.